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  • Weekly Industry News Digest from Win Source – From May 24th to May 31st, 2024

    A comprehensive overview of the current state of affairs in the electronic components industry is presented, highlighting notable developments and emerging trends from May 24th to May 31st,2024. 

    1. Source: Trendforce – Enterprise SSD Revenue Growth
    Date: May 24, 2024
    Keywords: Enterprise SSD Revenue Growth
    Impacted Products: SSD
    Manufacturers: 
    Summary: Driven by increasing demand in the AI server sector, enterprise SSD demand showed significant recovery in the first quarter. This trend indicates a strong growth potential for SSD manufacturers as AI applications continue to expand and drive the need for higher performance and storage capacity.

    2. Source: Electronic Products – Microchip Expands MCU Family
    Date: May 24, 2024
    Keywords: Microchip Launches New Radiation-Tolerant MCU
    Impacted Products: Microcontroller
    Manufacturers: Microchip
    Summary: Microchip Technology has introduced the SAMD21RT, a new radiation-tolerant 32-bit microcontroller based on the Arm Cortex-M0+. Designed for space-constrained applications, this MCU features 128KB flash, 16KB SRAM, and operates at speeds up to 48MHz. It offers extensive analog and communication functionalities, making it ideal for high-performance processing in extreme environments.

    3. Source: Trendforce – Global Chip Competition Subsidies
    Date: May 27, 2024
    Keywords: Subsidy Wave in Global Chip Competition
    Impacted Products: Semiconductors
    Manufacturers: 
    Summary: The US, Europe, and Japan have introduced substantial subsidies to strengthen their semiconductor industries amid fierce global competition. These financial incentives are aimed at bolstering domestic production capabilities, attracting investment, and securing supply chains in a highly competitive market.

    4. Source: EETimes – Neuromorphic Supercomputer Launch
    Date: May 28, 2024
    Keywords: Rise of Next-Generation Neuromorphic Supercomputer
    Impacted Products: Supercomputer
    Manufacturers: SpiNNcloud
    Summary: SpiNNcloud, a spin-off from Dresden University, has launched a new supercomputer based on the SpiNNaker2 architecture. This innovative system can simulate 50 billion neurons, mimicking brain functions, and is designed for complex tasks requiring high computational and energy efficiency, such as AI model training and inference. Early customers include Sandia National Laboratories and several European universities.

    5. Source: Circuit Digest – New Smart Load Switches
    Date: May 29, 2024
    Keywords: Diodes Incorporated Launches New Smart Load Switches
    Impacted Products: Smart Load Switch, DML30xx
    Manufacturers: Diodes Incorporated
    Summary:Diodes Incorporated has introduced four new models in the DML30xx series of smart load switches to enhance power management capabilities. These switches are designed to offer precise control, protection features, and improved efficiency in managing power distribution in electronic devices.

    6. Source: Circuit Digest – China’s $47.5 Billion Chip Investment
    Date: May 29, 2024
    Keywords: China Unleashes $47.5B Chip Investment Fund
    Impacted Products: Chips
    Manufacturers: 
    Summary: The Chinese government has launched a $47.5 billion chip investment fund to support the independent development of the domestic semiconductor industry. This massive financial injection aims to reduce dependency on foreign technology and foster homegrown innovation and production capabilities.
     

    7. Source: EETimes – NI Connect 2024 Insights
    Date: May 29, 2024
    Keywords: Ritu Favre Leads NI into a New Era
    Impacted Products: Test and Measurement Technology
    Manufacturers: Emerson,NI
    Summary: During Emerson’s first major event after acquiring NI, new president Ritu Favre highlighted the importance of innovation in automated testing and emphasized the enduring core values of the NI brand. Favre praised NI’s nearly 50-year history of innovation, particularly the impact of LabVIEW software, and outlined future directions in technology and market expansion.

    8. Source: Electronics Weekly – Next-Gen CoolGaN™ Transistors
    Date: May 29, 2024
    Keywords:  Infineon Unveils Next-Gen CoolGaN™ Transistors
    Impacted Products: CoolGaN™ Transistor
    Manufacturers: Infineon Technologies
    Summary:Infineon Technologies has launched the next generation of its CoolGaN™ transistors, covering high-voltage and mid-voltage product lines with ratings from 40V to 700V. Produced in 8-inch wafer fabs in Kuala Lumpur and Villach, these transistors aim to improve efficiency and performance in applications across consumer electronics, data centers, industrial sectors, and solar energy.
     

    9. Source: Electronics Weekly – New Bidirectional Current Monitors
    Date: May 29, 2024
    Keywords: TI Plans to Launch 50A Bidirectional Current Monitor
    Impacted Products: Current Monitor
    Manufacturers: Texas Instruments
    SummaryTexas Instruments plans to introduce new 50A bidirectional current monitors capable of measuring within a voltage range of 4 to 110VDC. These high-performance current monitors are suitable for applications requiring precise current monitoring, particularly in demanding industrial environments.

    10. Source: Trendforce – Samsung Union Strike
    Date: May 30, 2024
    Keywords: Samsung Union Launches First-Ever Strike
    Impacted Products: Semiconductors
    Manufacturers: Samsung
    Summary:Samsung Electronics’ union plans to hold its first-ever strike on June 7, potentially impacting the global semiconductor supply chain. The strike highlights ongoing labor disputes and could lead to significant disruptions in semiconductor production and supply if not resolved promptly.

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