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Xilinx names Peng as president and CEO

Victor Peng has been appointed president and CEO of Xilinx, with effect from 29 January. Peng, currently chief operating officer, is said by Xilinx to be taking over at a time of increasing momentum and opportunity. He takes over from Moshe Gavrielov.

Semi sales soared by 22% over 2016, says Gartner

Sales of semiconductors amounted to $419.7billion in 2017, according to Gartner, which says this is 22.2% higher than in 2016. Undersupply drove a 64% growth in memory revenues and the sector is said by Gartner to account for 31% of all semiconductor revenues in 2017.

Samsung develops 'world's smallest' DRAM chip

Samsung Electronics says it has developed the world’s smallest DRAM chip, in a move that widens its technical lead over its competitors. The move comes as the South Korean giant is expected to announce record operating profits for 2017.

Toshiba, Western Digital settle differences

Toshiba and Western Digital appear to have settled their differences over the sale of Toshiba’s memory unit. The two companies have issued a statement which says they have resolved their ongoing disputes in litigation and arbitration, strengthened and extended their relationship, and enhanced their ongoing flash memory collaboration.

Cambridge Mechatronics is TechWorks' company of the year

Shape memory alloy pioneer Cambridge Mechatronics has been named Company of the Year at the TechWorks Awards. Amongst the applications for the company’s technology are autofocus and optical image stabilisation, precision control for accurate dosing and metering, and the manipulation of surgical instruments.

IDEA confirms strong European demand for semis

The latest figures from the International Distribution of Electronics Association (IDEA) show demand for semiconductors from European companies continues to grow strongly, with the UK and Ireland making a significant contribution.

Unlocking the benefits of digitalisation

A report on industrial digitisation has suggested that Britain’s manufacturing sector could benefit by as much as £455billion if, over the next decade, it can unlock the benefits of the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0) by deploying robotics, 3D printing and artificial intelligence.

Blu Wireless joins 60GHz working group

Looking to help in the development of mmWave communications applications, Blu Wireless Technology has joined the Telecom Infrastructure Project’s (TIP) recently established mmWave working group. This group has been tasked with developing networking solutions that use the 60GHz frequency band and addressing wireless backhaul challenges.

Europe demand for semis continues to increase

The European semiconductor industry has reported sales of more than €2billion for the third quarter in a row, according to DMASS. In its latest report, the distribution association notes that sales of semiconductors in Q3 2017 were €2.16bn, 19% more than in the corresponding quarter of 2016.

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