NAND Flash: Expect Higher Tags, Tight Supply in Q3

Contract prices for NAND flash increased by three to 10 percent in the second quarter of 2017, and are expected to keep rising in the third quarter, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. Buyers also faced tight supply throughout the second quarter, which is likely to continue into 2018, according to analysts. The memory device…

Mouser, Samsung Ink Global IoT Deal

Mouser Electronics, Inc., the New Product Introduction (NPI) leader that empowers innovation, announces a global distribution agreement with Samsung to distribute the SAMSUNG ARTIK™ family of modules, development kits, and accessories. The SAMSUNG ARTIK Smart IoT platform is designed to help developers capitalize on easy-to-use, open and enterprise-grade APIs, SDKs, and tools to quickly bring wearable, smart, and Internet…

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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…

DRAM Prices Continue to Surge

Contract prices of PC DRAM modules are expected to rise nearly 40 percent on average, sequentially, in the first quarter of 2017, and continue to climb in the second quarter, according to DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce. In addition, capacity expansion by suppliers won’t impact the market until the second half of 2017, resulting in worsening…