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The agreement boosts Avnet’s unified communications (UC) portfolio, enabling its business partners to maximise the rapidly growing business opportunity fuelled by the demand for innovative visual communications and improved collaboration.The move also follows recent announcements by Avnet to extend its relationships with Motorola and Avaya to increase sales of its …

According to IMS Research data, Infineon again strengthened its position in 2010 and commands an 11.2 percent share of the overall market, ahead of Toshiba (6.8%), STMicroelectronics (6.5%) and Mitsubishi (6.5%). The IMS Research study shows that Infineon holds a market share of 8.6 percent in the discrete power semiconductor …

TSMC began construction on Fab 15, Phase 1, in July 2010, and completed equipment move-in in mid-2011 with volume production scheduled for early 2012. At the same time, Fab 15, Phase 2 started construction in mid-2011 and is expected to begin volume production next year. Fab 15 Phases 1 and …

The dual image sensor design utilizes two Aptina MT9M024/MT9M034, 720P image sensors and combines the image into a single bus on which an ISP (Image Signal Processor) can operate. The output stream can be used to implement 3D stereoscopic video or for other multi-camera applications. The solution enables other consumer …

Booming sales of ultrabooks spurred by strong support from Intel will drive explosive growth in the market for cache solid state drives (SSDs) in the coming years, with shipments set to soar more than a hundredfold by the end of 2015, up from less than one million units in 2011.Fueled …

Nanya has asked the Commission to issue an exclusion order barring the importation of Elpida DRAM and products containing Elpida DRAM into the United States, and a cease and desist order barring the sale of Elpida DRAM and products containing Elpida DRAM in the United States. Nanya’s complaint cites four …

Data recently compiled and released in IC Insights’ Global Wafer Capacity 2011-2012 report, shows that 49 semiconductor wafer fabs were closed between 2009-2011. Since mid-2007, the IC industry has been paring down its older capacity (i.e., ≤200mm wafers). The decline in ≤200mm capacity picked up speed in 2009 and continued …

Horizon Technology, who employs Gerber, is an independent distributor that works with some of the worlds largest OEM, EMS, and after-market service providers, and has a fairly good vantage point to view the impact of recent flooding in Thailand. ”We have some pretty good information stream from the manufacturer, also …

Periodically, it is interesting to look back and see how the semiconductor industry has evolved over time. Although technology has advanced at a fantastic rate since 1985, the names and number of companies manufacturing semiconductors has changed greatly, too.Beginning in 1985, NEC held the #1 slot with sales of $2.1 …

The S-5368 is targeted at the Chinese market and will be distributed via China Mobile, the largest Chinese mobile phone operator.Jalal Bagherli, CEO of Dialog said: “Samsung produces very attractive and elegant smartphones, integrating state-of-the-art features combined with the ability to achieve differentiation based on the Android operating system at …