Electronic Business News

Rohm buys Renesas fab for IGBTs and MEMS

Rohm is spending Y450m buying Renesas’ 8inch Shiga fab. After completing the deal, planned for February next year, which involves leasing the land and buildings, the line will mainly make IGBTs, mosfets and piezoelectric MEMS on a 0.15μm process, and will be Rohm’s main site for power…

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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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Intel looks into crystal ball

Intel has been looking into the near future at its Future Showcase 2015 Looking to get into homes, and with an eye on start-ups, is was showing a home gateway based around the firm’s Galileo development board. “It allows makers to come up with their own home automation…

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Cypress bids for ISSI

T.J. Rodgers, Cypress Semiconductor CEO, has written to ISSI offering a higher price for the company than the $640 million proposed by the China investment group, Summitview Capital, in March…

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