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X-FAB doubles 6-Inch SiC foundry capacity

X-FAB Silicon Foundries, the analogue/mixed-signal and specialty foundry group, is to double their 6-inch Silicon Carbide (SiC) process capacity at its fab in Lubbock, Texas in response to increased customer demand for high efficiency power semiconductor devices.

Semiconductor sales jump in second quarter

According to new figures from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) sales of semiconductors in the second quarter were up 6% q-o-q and 20.5% y-o-y at $117.9billion. June sales were ahead 1.5% on the month and 20.5% from June 2017 to $39.3 billion.

PowerSphyr and GaN Systems sign strategic agreement

PowerSphyr, a specialist in wireless charging, and GaN Systems, a developer of GaN (gallium nitride) power semiconductors, have announced a strategic agreement to bring state-of-the-art GaN-based wireless power systems to market for high powered applications across consumer, industrial, and automotive sectors worldwide.

Samsung announces technology 'push'

Samsung Group has announced that it will invest 25 trillion won (£17 billion) over the next three years in artificial intelligence, 5G mobile technology, electronic components for autos, and in its biopharmaceutical business, Samsung Electronics.

MoU on IoT signed by Infineon Technologies and Alibaba Cloud

Infineon Technologies and Alibaba Cloud Computing Company have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the joint promotion of Internet of Things (IoT) applications within the fields of smart life and smart industry. As a result, the duo will facilitate the digital upgrade of Chinese enterprises and cities.

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