Expect Lower Server DRAM Prices into 2016

After increased shipments in the first and second quarters of 2015, shipments of brand-name enterprise servers have slowed in part due to a weak global economy and currency rate fluctuations, resulting in lower DRAM prices, particularly for servers, according to TrendForce. TrendForce reports the average contract price of DDR4 R-DIMM products have declined as much…

Renesas IoT Platform Helps Drive Faster Innovation

Innovation is the name of the game in the world of electronics, particularly for nascent markets like the Internet of Things (IoT). But if a company can’t quickly develop a prototype, test it, and move it into production, it can quickly turn into a losing proposition, resulting in a loss of time, resources, and sales.…

Expect Smart Meter IC Prices to Rise

The average semiconductor cost in smart meters used for two-way communications between meters and utilities was about $11 in 2014; however, average selling prices (ASPs) are expected to increase as the industry needs to move to 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), memory chips, and single system-on-chip (SoC) solutions, according to IHS Inc. The smart meter market is…

CMOS Image Sensors Deliver High Growth

The CMOS image sensor market is on track to grow 15 percent in 2015, reaching $10.1 billion, after a strong increase of 19 percent in 2014, according to IC Insights. This is after only four percent growth in 2013 due to price erosion and inventory corrections in the camera phone market, said the market researcher.…

Arrow Partners with Resurgent on EOL Parts

Centennial, Colo.—Component obsolescence is a fact of life in the electronics industry. While it used to primarily affect OEM customers in long lifecycle industries that is no longer the case. In a move to help OEM customers better manage end-of-life (EOL) semiconductors, Arrow Electronics, Inc. is collaborating with Resurgent Semiconductor to provide its customers with access…