Power Semiconductors: Lead Times Continue to Stretch

Lead times for power discrete semiconductors, including MOSFETs, diodes, rectifiers and thyristors, have stretched significantly in 2017 due to increased demand particularly from automotive and industrial applications, according to market experts. For some devices, lead times have stretched to 24 to 30 weeks. Diodes, rectifiers, and low- and high-voltage MOSFETs are currently posing the biggest…

Bosch Awards ISSI

Integrated Silicon Solution, Inc. (ISSI), a leader in semiconductor solutions for the automotive market, has been honored with the Bosch Global Supplier Award from Robert Bosch GmbH. ISSI received the award in the Innovation and Semiconductor Components category. In all, this year Bosch has given awards to 44 suppliers out of thousands of suppliers from…

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Littelfuse Strengthens Sensors Business with Acquisition

Continuing its acquisition strategy to expand in several key markets, Littelfuse Inc. recently acquired U.S. Sensor Corp., headquartered in Orange, California. The company is a manufacturer of thermistors and probe assemblies used in temperature sensing applications. The acquisition is part of the Littelfuse’s new five-year corporate strategy to double its sensor platform by 2021. “This…

TTI Carries Molex USB Charging Modules

With the rise of in-vehicle infotainment, automotive manufacturers are now designing multiple USB chargers into each model, which has increased costs.  Molex has announced a new off-the-shelf USB charger that suits most transportation applications and also manufactures customized smart multimedia modules (CCP) for USB in-vehicle charging: both are now available in Europe at TTI, Inc.,…

STMicro, Kilopass Partner on Anti-Fuse NVM Memory

Kilopass Technology Inc., a leading provider of semiconductor logic embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) intellectual property (IP), today announced that STMicroelectronics (NYSE:STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, designed the Kilopass XPM IP one-time programmable (OTP), anti-fuse, NVM memory into an  ADAS (Advanced Driver Assistance Systems) IC.  Implemented in the…

LiDAR Sensor Automotive Market to Reach $2.6B by 2030

The report “LiDAR Sensor Automotive Market by Technology (Mechanical, and Solid State), Application (Semi-Autonomous, and Autonomous), Location (Bumper & Grill, Headlight & Taillight, Roof & Upper Pillar), Image Type (2D, and 3D), Vehicle Type – Global Forecast to 2030”, published by MarketsandMarkets™, the LiDAR Sensor Automotive Market is expected to grow from an estimated USD 735.0 Million in 2025…

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NXP Tops Microcontroller Supplier Ranking

Acquisitions by NXP, Microchip and Cypress had a big impact on the ranking of microcontroller suppliers in 2016. One of the biggest shifts was NXP overtaking Renesas to become the top microcontroller (MCU) supplier thanks to its acquisition of Freescale Semiconductor, according to IC Insights’ April Update to The McClean Report. Several major acquisitions – attributed to strong…

NTC Thermistors Deliver Precise Temperature Measurement

Temperature measurement accuracy is an essential part of many electronics designs. This is especially true in consumer, industrial and automotive electronics applications where the functionality or efficiency of an entire system is often dependent on temperature-based variables. With recent advances in surface-mounted negative temperature coefficient (SMD NTC) thermistors, designers, engineers and purchasers – all involved…