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SIA wants Trump to remove 39 product categories of China Tariffs

The Semiconductor Industry Association wants the Trump Administration to remove 39 product categories from a list of some some $16 billion worth of Chinese imports ticketed for 25 percent tariffs. In written comments submitted Monday as part of the Administration’s solicitation for public comment on the proposed tariffs, the SIA argued that imposing tariffs on…

Worldwide Semiconductors Sales reached $37.6 billion April 2018

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing, design, and research, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $37.6 billion for the month of April 2018, an increase of 20.2 percent from the April 2017 total of $31.3 billion and 1.4 percent more than last month’s total of $37.1 billion. Monthly sales numbers are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade…

Toshiba memory chip sale completely

Toshiba says it has completed the sale of its chip business to a consortium comprised of Bain, Hynix, Apple, Dell, Seagate and Kingston Technology. Under the new ownership structure of  the memory unit, Toshiba and optical products specialist Hoya, will have a 50.1% stake in Toshiba Memory with Toshiba having 40.2% and Hoya having 9.9%. Bain…

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Why So Many Counterfeit Electronic Components in the Market?

Counterfeits nearly appear in almost every industry, so it’s common that counterfeit components flood in the electronics industry. Although governments, companies and other stakeholders have been trying to prevent counterfeits from entering the market by all means, they can still have access to the market, which probably lead to product performance problems even security issues.…

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Molex showcasing next-gen optical solutions at OFC

In booth 2512 at the Optical Networking and Communication Conference & Exhibition (OFC 2018) in San Diego (12-15 March), high-speed fiber-optic interconnect firm Molex Inc of Lisle, IL, USA is highlighting next-generation optical interconnect, wavelength management, optoelectronic and optical subsystem solutions for dynamic high-bandwidth telecoms and network infrastructure. “High-speed optical transceivers, flexible and scalable optical…

Renesas introduces 1st on-chip flash memory microcontroller with 28nm process technology

Renesas introduces 1st on-chip flash memory microcontroller with 28nm process technology

Renesas Electronics Corporation announced the sample shipment of the industry’s first on-chip flash memory microcontroller (MCU) using a 28 nanometer (nm) process technology. To contribute to the realization of next-generation green cars and autonomous vehicles with higher efficiency and higher reliability, the RH850/E2x Series MCU incorporates up to six 400 megahertz (MHz) CPU cores, making it the…

From 1th April, The price of the MLCC will increase by 50%

Since the explosion of passive components shortage in the last year, the strength and endurance of its boom have exceeded expectations. MLCC shortage has stepped into the fifth quarter, Yageo’s  stock safety level declined for more than 1 year. Even  Yageo went through inventory adjustment of Chinese  mobile phone factory for three quarters, weak sales of iPhone X, and the traditional electronics’s…

Electronic Components Price Raise Notice in 2017-2018

Electronic Components shortage & Price Raise Notice in 2017-2018

The current electronic component shortage  is expected to last through the end of 2018. Many factors can cause a shortage aside from a demand surge, including supply chain disruptions, obsolescence, mergers and acquisitions, and production capacity. The recent demand surge causing the electronic component shortage has become under greater strain due to the IoT explosion and growth in the…