2022-08-02 - Semiconductor Industry Association

Global chip sales up 13% in Q2 2022

Worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled $152.5 billion in the second quarter of 2022, up by 13.3% compared with the same period last year.

2022-07-29 - SEMI

Global silicon wafer shipments hit new record in Q2 2022

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments hit a new record in the second quarter of 2022, surpassing the previous record high set in the first quarter of the year, according to SEMI SMG.

2022-07-12 - Brian Dipert

Dissecting a deceased Insteon power line modem

When life gives you lemons, make lemonade. Time and time again, irreparable system damage has been the fundamental motivation for a teardown, and a (dramatically) defunct Insteon power line modem has this engineer doing post-mortem analysis once again.

- Majeed Ahmad

The CHIPS Act stalemate threatens U.S. IC manufacturing revival

The $52 billion CHIPS Act is in the doldrums and the voices in the semiconductor industry are getting stronger and louder to get it...

2022-07-11 - Thorsten Platz, Hitachi ABB Power Grids 

Modern Distribution Grid Technologies

The electric power landscape is rapidly evolving. Whether the challenge is finding mutually beneficial means to integrate bulk renewables, local DERs, or microgrids, digital substations and other smart grid technologies such as RTU-based ATS systems can provide power operators the edge needed to thrive...

2022-06-21 - TrendForce

TrendForce: PMIC demand forecast to be stable in 2H22

Despite a chaotic first half of the year, overall demand for power management ICs (PMIC) is still relatively good, according to TrendForce.

2022-03-28 - IC Insights

Analog market to sustain momentum throughout 2022

Another year of double-digit market growth is expected for analog chips in 2022 after sales in this IC category surged by an unprecedented 30% in 2021.

2022-01-26 - Majeed Ahmad

Systems architect: Blueprint of a new job in semiconductor industry

Custom chip designers acknowledge a growing need for systems architects to coordinate every aspect of a system-on-chip (SoC) design project.

2022-01-25 - Rob Reeder

A close look at active vs. passive RF converter front-ends

Here is a detailed review of the advantages and disadvantages of amplifier-based active and balun-based passive designs for RF front ends.

- John Dunn

Hexagonally sectioned EMI shield

A hexagonally sectioned EMI shield structure can facilitate air flow as part of thermal management and even admit light under some circumstances.