TI Tops Industrial Semiconductor Ranking

Texas Instruments was ranked the top vendor of semiconductors in the industrial sector in 2015, according to Semicast Research. Rounding out the top five are Infineon Technologies, Intel, STMicroelectronics, and Renesas Electronics. Semicast estimates TI’s market share at 8.1 percent, followed by Infineon (6.8%), Intel (4.9%), STMicroelectronics (4.4%) and Renesas (3.8%). “Intel passed STMicroelectronics to become the…

Quakes Will Impact Automotive Electronics

It has been a couple of weeks since double earthquakes hit the Japanese island of Kyushu in the Kumamoto prefecture, self-named as Japan’s Silicon Valley. The two earthquakes, one registering 6.5 magnitude followed by the main 7.3 magnitude event, are unusual in that they occurred in a two-day time frame. Additionally significant: 1,000 aftershocks continue…

Synaptics Previews Latest Innovations

San Jose, Calif. — Synaptics Inc. (NASDAQ: SYNA), the leader in human interface solutions, today announced it will preview its latest innovations at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 6-9, 2015. Built around the theme of “Experience Innovation,” the Synaptics showcase will include several new solutions born from the acquisitions of Validity Sensors and…

M&As Drive Major Shifts in Automotive IC Market

El Segundo, Calif. – The recent merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the automotive semiconductor market is reshaping the competitive landscape, according to a new report from IHS Technology. These include acquisitions by Qualcomm, Infineon Technologies, and On Semiconductor The latest deal is Qualcomm Inc.’s announcement that it would acquire U.K.’s CSR PLC. This purchase is…