2022-01-07 - Majeed Ahmad

A closer look at COVID-19 and the semiconductor shortage saga in 2021

While IC shortage has been making headlines throughout 2021, it's important to take a closer look at the root causes…

2021-12-27 - Gina Roos

Tokyo Tech researchers develop new fabrication process for high-mobility AOS TFTs

Researchers at Tokyo Tech solve the trade-off between mobility and stability in AOS TFTs with a new fabrication process.

2021-12-23 - Rick Marshall, Smiths Interconnect

Semiconductor test sockets 101

Rick Marshall of Smiths Interconnect discusses what semiconductor test sockets bring to the semiconductor T&M process.

2021-12-14 - Majeed Ahmad

Automotive industry pioneering a new semiconductors supply model

Carmakers are teaming up with fabs and semiconductor vendors to create strategic partnerships that will ensure the long-term supply of…

2021-12-06 - Bill Schweber

The IC shortage: Many causes and some solutions

There are many reasons for the present IC shortage and several alternatives for dealing with it to help electronic products…

2021-11-23 - Majeed Ahmad

Overhaul poses questions about Toshiba’s semiconductor future

Once an icon of corporate Japan, Toshiba seems unable to get its semiconductor act together in the restructuring into three…

2021-10-21 - Rajan Bedi

Keeping space chips cool and reliable

Next-gen space-grade semiconductors will consume almost 100W, but with junction temperatures remaining the same, removing this heat is paramount for…

2021-09-20 - Smiths Interconnect

Joule 20 test socket ensures increased throughput and reliability in peripheral IC test

Smiths Interconnect’s Joule 20 test socket provides first-class electrical and mechanical performance in testing peripheral ICs.

2021-09-17 - Smiths Interconnect

Smiths Interconnect test socket enables rapid device bring up, characterization

Smiths Interconnect's Galileo test socket is an innovative, low-profile test socket engineered to support today's high-performance digital and RF applications.

2021-06-10 - Anthony T. Huynh

A compact, easy-to-use negative output DC-DC solution

A new breed of highly-integrated devices addresses the deficiency of external level shifter circuits to offer a negative output DC-DC…