Optoelectronics, Sensors/Actuators, Discretes Climb Again

In 2018, a mixed bag of higher prices, shortages, and new imaging applications is driving up total optoelectronics, sensors and discrete semiconductors (O-S-D) sales by 11 percent and expected to set a ninth consecutive record-high level of combined revenues. With tight supplies of widely used power transistors and diodes driving up prices and new optical-imaging applications moving…

Semiconductor Sales On Pace For Record Year

The semiconductor industry has every reason to be optimistic for the rest of the year. Global semiconductor sales registered their highest-ever quarterly sales increase during Q3 to $107.9 billion; and optoelectronics, sensors, actuators and discretes (OSD) are on track to set record-high annual revenues in 2017. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reported global Q3 chip sales…

Kemet Expands Beyond Capacitors

KEMET Corp. has expanded its product portfolio beyond capacitors thanks to its alliance with NEC TOKIN. The electronic components manufacturer now offers a range of temperature sensors, current sensors, piezoelectric actuators, and current transformers. The alliance, announced in 2013, provided KEMET with three key benefits – the ability to expand its product offering, add new channels,…

ROHM Establishes Foundry Business for New MEMS Process

Santa Clara, Calif.– ROHM has recently established a process for MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) utilizing thin-film piezoelectric elements, and implemented the industry’s first* foundry business that integrates product design and manufacturing processes, from wafer pulling to mounting, in order to meet a variety of customer needs. Piezoelectric elements, which possess the inherent property of generating a…