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  • Weekly Industry News Digest from Win Source – From June 28th to July 4th, 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 28th to July 4th,2024

    1. Source: TrendForce – U.S. Chip Funding Strategy Shifts to Semiconductor Industry

    Date: June 28, 2024

    Keywords: Semiconductor,U.S. Chip Funding

    Impacted Products: Semiconductor

    Manufacturers:  —

    Summary: Semiconductor materials company Entegris has been awarded $75 million in subsidies from the US Department of Commerce under the Chip and Science Act. The funding is intended to support the development of a new facility in Colorado Springs that will produce key products for US semiconductor manufacturing, including front-opening unified pods (FOUP) and liquid filtration membranes. The move signals a strategic shift in U.S. chip funding to support the semiconductor materials industry.

    2. Source: BISinfotech – Kyocera AVX’s New Poke-home Connector

    Date: June 28, 2024

    Keywords: Kyocera AV, Connector, Waterproofing

    Impacted Products: Connector

    Manufacturers: Kyocera AV

    Summary: Kyocera AVX has introduced its first waterproof poke-home connectors, designed for a wide range of applications requiring waterproof connections. These connectors are easy to install without tools and are carefully designed to ensure reliability in harsh environments. Ideal for industrial and consumer electronics, they support wire sizes and offer IP67 protection.

    3. Source: All About Circuits – EDA Companies With Samsung for AI and 3D IC Technology

    Date: June 30, 2024

    Keywords: EDA, Samsung, AI, 3D IC, Cadence, Siemens, Synopsys, SF2Z, SF4U

    Impacted Products: Semiconductor Technology

    Manufacturers: Samsung

    Summary: Cadence, Siemens, and Synopsys have partnered with Samsung to enhance AI and 3D IC technology, focusing on Samsung’s SF2Z and SF4U nodes. This collaboration aims to improve design efficiency and performance using advanced EDA tools optimized for Samsung’s semiconductor processes.

    4. Source: Ecinews- TDK Launches Micronas HAL 302x Sensor

    Date: July 1, 2024

    Keywords: TDK, Micronas HAL 302x, Sensor

    Impacted Products: Sensor

    Manufacturers: TDK

    Summary: TDK’s Micronas HAL 302x sensors provide accurate motor position detection even in environments with interference fields. These Hall-effect sensors are suitable for automotive and industrial applications and comply with high standards, including the ISO 26262 automotive safety standard. They offer powerful design options to handle environmental variables and ensure accurate performance with integrated diagnostics.

    5.Source: Power Electronics News- GF Acquires GaN IP

    Date: July 2, 2024

    Keywords: GF, GaN IP, Tagore Technology

    Impacted Products: Power IP Products

    Manufacturers: GlobalFoundries, agore Technology

    Summary: GlobalFoundries (GF) announced the acquisition of Tagore Technology’s exclusive and proven gallium nitride (GaN) IP portfolio. The acquisition enhances GF’s power IP offerings and is designed to revolutionise power management solutions in areas such as automotive, IoT and AI data centres. The integration of skilled engineers from Tagore specialising in GaN technology supports Gehring’s strategy to expand production and provide advanced energy-efficient semiconductor solutions to meet growing demand. This move is in line with GF’s commitment to improving the sustainability and efficiency of power supply designs across all industries.

    6. Source: Ecinews – Anritsu and Y.I.C. Technologies Collaboration

    Date: July 2, 2024

    Keywords: Anritsu, Y.I.C. Technologies,Field Master Spectrum Analyser

    Impacted Products: Field Master Spectrum Analyser

    Manufacturers: Anritsu, Y.I.C. Technologies,

    Summary: Anritsu and Y.I.C. Technologies have partnered to develop advanced solutions to electromagnetic interference (EMI) measurement challenges. Their collaboration integrates Anritsu’s Field Master spectrum analyser with Y.I.C.’s EMScanners and EMViewer software to provide a comprehensive pre-consistent EMI test solution. The collaboration is designed to simplify the design process for electronics engineers by providing early insight into EMI performance, thereby increasing the likelihood of passing compliance testing on the first attempt.

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

    Date: July 3, 2024

    Keywords: Lattice, MachXO5D-NX, FPGA

    Impacted Products: FPGA

    Manufacturers: Lattice

    Summary: Lattice Semiconductor has introduced the MachXO5D-NX family of FPGAs that combine fixed hardware security with FPGA flexibility. Designed for secure edge applications, these devices feature built-in hardware encryption and security features such as a cryptographic engine and root of trust. They use a low-power 28 nm fully depleted insulator-on-silicon process for increased reliability in challenging environments.

    8. Source: Power Electronics News – SIGLENT Introduces Programmable Linear DC Power Supplies

    Date: July 3, 2024

    Keywords: SIGLENT, SPD4000X,DC Power Supplies

    Impacted Products: DC Power Supplies

    Manufacturers: SIGLENT

    Summary: SIGLENT has released the SPD4000X series of programmable linear DC power supplies, featuring three models with 1mV/1mA resolution and four independently programmable outputs. The series is available in 240W, 285W or 400W total power options. Users can increase the voltage or current output at the push of a button, allowing CH2 and CH3 to be configured in series or parallel. Designed for a variety of applications, including power electronics and consumer electronics, the SPD4000X enhances Siglent’s offerings by adding power, flexibility and additional channels without requiring more space.

    9. Source: EETimes – Taiwan’s position in the electronics industry strengthens

    Date: July 3, 2024

    Keywords: Taiwan, Electronics Industry, Chip Manufacturing,Testing

    Impacted Products:


    Summary: This year’s Computex Taiwan received extraordinary recognition for its pivotal role in the electronics industry, exceeding the expectations of industry leaders. CEOs including Nvidia’s Jensen Huang and Intel’s Pat Gelsinger emphasised Taiwan’s key role in the tech ecosystem, praising its comprehensive capabilities from chip manufacturing to assembly and testing.

    10.Source: TrendForce – Kioxia Mass-produces NAND Flash MCemory.

    Date: July 4, 2024

    Keywords: Kioxia, 218-Layer NAND Flash Products

    Impacted Products: NAND Flash Products

    Manufacturers: Kioxia

    Summary: Kioxia will begin mass production of its 218-layer NAND flash memory products in July, having achieved full utilisation of its production line in June. This advancement is in response to the growing demand for data storage driven by generative artificial intelligence technologies. These new NAND layers are expected to increase storage capacity by approximately 50 per cent and reduce data write power consumption by approximately 30 per cent compared to existing products. This volume increase reflects kioxia’s strategic response to market demand and technological advances.


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