Revenue per Wafer Rising As Demand Grows for sub-7nm IC Processes

Despite the high development costs associated with IC-processing technology, using smaller nodes yields larger revenue per wafer, according to new research from IC Insights. The success and proliferation of integrated circuits has largely hinged on the ability of IC manufacturers to continue offering more performance and functionality for the money.  Driving down the cost of…

Component Shortages to Last ‘Longer Than Expected’

There’s no short-term relief ahead for electronics manufacturers that are scrambling for components. Tight supplies of capacitors and resistors are expected to last into mid-2018—longer than industry experts expected. The dreaded words “allocation” and “double-ordering” are coming up more frequently, meaning OEMs and EMS providers are facing long-term sourcing challenges. Thick- and thin-film chip resistor…

element14 Adds Thousands of Maxim Integrated ICs

element14 will add thousands of integrated circuits (ICs) from Silicon Valley-based Maxim Integrated Products, Inc., to its franchise. With this new stock from Maxim, element14 will have a variety of ICs for research and design applications. With expertise in power management ICs, Maxim offers high-performance analog and mixed-signal engineering solutions. Maxim’s analog integration capabilities provide…

Battelle Intros Anti-Counterfeiting Detection for ICs

Columbus, Ohio –  Battelle today announced Barricade™, a new technology that eliminates the risk of counterfeit integrated circuits in devices for aerospace and defense systems, critical infrastructure, medical devices and other essential systems. Barricade provides fast, non-destructive authentication of electronic components from both trusted and untrusted sources, enabling separation of cloned or counterfeit components from authentic ones…