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Socionext samples video playback IC

Socionext, the Fujitsu-Panasonic SoC jv, is sampling a single-chip IC for 4K/p60, HEVC and VP9 playback with built-in HDMI-Tx/Rx. The is compatible with HEVC Main 10 profile, and supports new copyright protection, HDR and wide color gamut…

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Sony to license LDAC

Sony is to license its LDAC hi-res audio technology in an attempt to kick-start the market.

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Nanowire transistors favourite to succeed finfets, says Asenov

Nanowire transistors are the most likely successor to finfets and will scale to 5nm, says Professor Asen Asenov, Professor of Electrical Engineering at Glasgow University and CEO of Gold Standard Simulations (GSS) which specialises in the predictive simulation of nano-CMOS devices including statistical variability and reliability…

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Top 20 Q1 Semi sales figures

Six top 20 companies had 20%+ growth in Q1 compared to Q1 2014, reports IC Insights. Mediatek entered the top 10 while ST dropped out. Sharp and UMC moved into the top 20 while Nvidia and AMD moved out…

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Industrial semi market grows 18%

Industrial semiconductor revenues grew by 18% after 13% growth in 2013. in 2014, according to IHS. It was the highest annual growth since the 36% boom in 2010. The sector is now worth $40 billion a year.

The IHS list the market drivers as: automation control, commercial avionics, LED lighting…

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Power management ICs to grow 5%

The power management semiconductor market is expected to continue its positive growth of 5% to 7%, says IHS. Last year the market grew 7% despite a 5% fall in Q4…

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UltraSoC and Teledyne team on debug

UltraSoC and Teledyne LeCroy today will collaborate on debug and validation technologies to reduce time-to-market and overall development costs, they have announced…

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