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  • Weekly Industry News Digest from Win Source – From June 21st to June 27th, 2024

    A comprehensive overview of the current state of affairs in the electronic components industry is presented, highlighting notable developments and emerging trends from June 21st to June 27th,2024

    1. Source:BISinfotech – Microchip’s Bipolar Transistors Get ELDRS Qualification

    Date: June 21, 2024

    Keywords: Bipolar transistors, ELDRS, Microchip

    Impacted Products: Bipolar transistors

    Manufacturers: Microchip

    Summary: Microchip Technology Inc. has incorporated Enhanced Low Dose Rate Sensitivity (ELDRS) qualification to its bipolar transistors to boost their reliability in radiation-sensitive environments, crucial for aerospace and medical devices.

    2. Source: Power Electronics News – Innovation in E-mode GaN Transistors

    Date: June 21, 2024

    Keywords: GaN transistors, recessed gate technology

    Impacted Products: GaN transistors


    Summary: The power electronics field is turning to wide bandgap semiconductor materials such as gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) to improve energy efficiency and power density for modern systems. The ability of these new materials to operate at higher frequencies and in more demanding environments opens up new possibilities for the future of power electronics.

    3. Source: All About Circuits – Nuvoton’s MCU Balances Power and Speed

    Date: June 22, 2024

    Keywords: MCU, Nuvoton, low power, high speed

    Impacted Products: Microcontrollers

    Manufacturers: Nuvoton

    Summary: Nuvoton has unveiled a new microcontroller that optimizes the balance between low power usage and high performance, designed specifically for IoT smart devices, enhancing energy efficiency and processing capabilities.

    4. Source: BISinfotech – Infineon’s New Wi-Fi 6 and 6E Microcontrollers

    Date: June 24, 2024

    Keywords: Wi-Fi 6E, Airoc, CYW5591x, Infineon

    Impacted Products: Microcontrollers

    Manufacturers: Infineon

    Summary: Infineon has broadened its Airoc series by introducing CYW5591x microcontrollers, which feature advanced Wi-Fi 6 and 6E capabilities to address the increasing demands for superior wireless communication in consumer and industrial devices.

    5. Source: TechInsights – Ryzen AI 300 Tops PC Performance

    Date: June 24, 2024

    Keywords: Ryzen AI 300, PC performance

    Impacted Products: Processors

    Manufacturers: Ryzen

    Summary: The Ryzen AI 300 series processors from AMD now lead in PC performance, particularly attracting attention in gaming and professional content creation markets with their superior AI enhancements and computing power.

    6. Source: TrendForce – ASE’s Global Expansion Driven by AI

    Date: June 25, 2024

    Keywords: IC packaging, ASE

    Impacted Products: IC services

    Manufacturers: ASE

    Summary: Due to increased demand from AI applications, ASE collaborated with Hung Ching Construction to establish the K28 plant in Kaohsiung, aiming to focus on advanced packaging processes and high-performance computing for AI chips. This expansion is part of ASE’s strategy to increase their advanced packaging capacity, with significant investments planned for their facilities worldwide.

    7. Source:All About Circuits – Qorvo’s New Circuit Protection Technology

    Date: June 25, 2024

    Keywords: Qorvo, circuit breakers,SiC JFET

    Impacted Products: Circuit protection,SiC JFET

    Manufacturers: Qorvo

    Summary: Qorvo has launched a silicon carbide (SiC) junction field-effect transistor (JFET) as an alternative to mechanical circuit breakers. This new technology offers faster operation, eliminates arcing, and enables remote resetting and programmable current ratings. It’s designed for compact spaces and provides a durable, efficient solution.

    8. Source:EE Times – Pulsed Laser Deposition Advances

    Date: June 26, 2024

    Keywords: Pulsed laser deposition, wafer-level

    Impacted Products: Semiconductor manufacturing

    Manufacturers: Lam Research

    Summary: Lam Research has developed a breakthrough pulsed laser deposition (PLD) technology that enables the mass production of semiconductors with advanced thin film capabilities. This approach enables the deposition of complex, multi-compound materials to enhance products such as next-generation MEMS microphones and RF filters, which are critical to the advancement of 5G and Wi-Fi.

    9. Source: Power Electronics News – SK Keyfoundry’s GaN Semiconductor Development

    Date: June 26, 2024

    Keywords: GaN, SK Keyfoundry, power semiconductors

    Impacted Products: GaN Semiconductors

    Manufacturers: SK Keyfoundry

    Summary: SK Keyfoundry is intensifying its research and development to create Gallium Nitride (GaN) technology for the next generation of power semiconductors, aiming for breakthroughs in efficiency and power density in diverse applications.

    10. Source: TrendForce – Micron’s Positive Earnings Report

    Date: June 27, 2024

    Keywords: Micron, earnings report

    Impacted Products: Memory products

    Manufacturers:  —

    Summary: Micron Technology’s third-quarter 2024 earnings surpassed market expectations, reflecting robust demand for memory products and successful strategic market positioning, indicating positive future trends for the company.


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