Infineon’s Cypress Buy Shouldn’t Shake the Channel

Buyers probably won’t see a shakeup in the distribution channel as Infineon Technologies embarks on its $10 billion acquisition of Cypress Semiconductors. Both chip companies sell through global volume distributors Arrow Electronics Inc., Avnet Inc. and Future Electronics Inc. They also have Digi-Key, Mouser and Newark in common, small-volume (or “catalog”) distributors that cater to…

Infineon to Build New 300-MM Chip Factory

Infineon Technologies AG is to build a new factory for power semiconductors. The market and technology leader in this segment will thereby create the foundation for long-term, profitable growth. A fully automated chip factory for manufacturing 300-millimeter thin wafers will be constructed at the Villach location in Austria alongside the existing production facility. Austria’s Chancellor…

Cree CEO Gregg Lowe

Cree Buys Infineon’s RF Power Business

Cree, Inc. has acquired Infineon Technologies’ RF Power Business for approximately $426 million, which strengthens its position in radio frequency (RF) gallium nitride on silicon carbide (GaN-on-SiC) technologies. The acquisition is expected to expand the Cree Wolfspeed business unit’s growth opportunity in the wireless market as the industry transitions to 4G and 5G networks. Cree…

Cree Announces Silicon Carbide Wafer Supply Agreement with Infineon

Cree, Inc. (Nasdaq: CREE) announces that it signed a strategic long-term agreement to produce and supply its Wolfspeed™ silicon carbide (SiC) wafers to Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY). The agreement governs Cree’s supply of advanced 150 mm SiC wafers to Infineon, which will broaden Infineon’s product offering to address today’s high-growth markets,…

Sensor Innovation from Wearables to Vehicles at CES 2018

CES never fails to satisfy the consumer’s appetite for new gadgets, which in many cases are fueled by advances in sensor technology. This year is no exception with products enabled for virtual reality/augmented reality (VR/AR), voice assistants (Will Alexa rule the world?), and artificial intelligence (AI). The result is TVs that act as a smart…

Avnet Partners with Industry Leaders for IIoT

Mocana, the leading provider of IoT security solutions for industrial control systems (ICS) and the Internet of Things (IoT), announced a partnership with Avnet, Xilinx, Infineon Technologies and Microsoft to introduce an integrated, high-assurance industrial IoT system that meets the latest cybersecurity standards. The system is comprised of advanced hardware and software built on the…