MCU Sales to Reach Record Highs Through 2022

The market for microcontrollers (MCUs) —the IC industry’s original system-on-chip (SoC) product category—is expected to continue hitting record-high annual revenues through 2022 after worldwide sales dropped 6 percent in 2016 because of a slowdown in MCU unit shipments. After drawing down MCU inventories in 2016, systems manufacturers stepped up purchases of microcontrollers in 2017 with unit…

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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…

Microchip Improves Semiconductor Purchasing

Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP), today debuted its updated, feature-rich and mobile-optimized e-commerce platform for purchasing microcontrollers, mixed-signal, analog, Flash-IP solutions and more. microchipDIRECT, which sells Microchip parts directly to customers, has been updated with several new mobile-accessible features that are now available for the first time in the semiconductor industry. The new mobile website includes high-volume…

Mouser Supplies TI MSP432 MCUs

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the industry’s leading New Product Introduction (NPI) distributor with the widest selection of semiconductors and electronic components, is stocking the MSP432 mixed-signal microcontrollers from Texas Instruments (TI). Recently released into production, the TI MSP432 microcontroller family delivers a best-in-class ULPBench™ score of 167.4 and draws as little as 850nA in standby mode…

Mouser Supplies Atmel 8-Bit ATtiny Microcontrollers

Mouser Electronics, Inc. is now stocking the ATtiny102 and ATtiny104 microcontrollers from Atmel. Part of Atmel’s new AVR Tiny portfolio, these small 8-bit microcontrollers are optimized for applications that require performance, power efficiency, and ease of use in a small package. The Atmel ATtiny102 and ATtiny104 microcontrollers, available from Mouser Electronics, are low-power CMOS 8-bit…

STMicro Buys AMS NFC and RFID Reader Assets

Geneva, Switzerland – STMicroelectronics, (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronic applications, today announced that it has acquired ams’ (SIX: AMS) assets related to NFC[1] and RFID[2] reader business. ST has acquired intellectual property, technologies, products and business highly complementary to its secure microcontroller solutions serving mobile devices, wearables, banking, identification, industrial,…

Digi-Key Expands ARM Partnership

Thief River Falls, Minn. – Global electronic components distributor Digi-Key Electronics, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability and delivery, announced they have expanded their distribution engagement with ARM to include all of Asia. “ARM DS-5 and Keil MDK are industry-leading software tools for devices utilizing ARM technology,” said René Fabricius, senior manager global…

STMicroelectronics Launches New Microcontrolers

STMicroelectronics (STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications, has launched a new family of automotive microcontrollers that heralds the advent of more secure and connected cars. This new family of power-efficient and real-time-capable MCUs brings the world`s first Power Architecture(TM)- based devices manufactured in state-of the-art 40nm Flash technology…