Electronics news digest
29 January 2020
• More than 2400 people braved pouring rain in Gauteng to attend the 5th Science Forum South Africa (SFSA) at the CSIR International Convention Centre in December. The annual Department of Science and Innovation event was merged with the Innovation Bridge (IB) technology matchmaking and showcase event, which aimed to attract business to invest in local innovations. Taking place under the theme ‘Igniting conversations about science for innovation with impact’, the event attracted participants from South Africa and abroad.
• Analog Devices announced financial results for its fourth quarter and fiscal 2019, which ended 2 November 2019. Revenue was $1,44 billion for the fourth quarter and $6 billion for fiscal 2019. For the first quarter of fiscal 2020, the company is forecasting revenue of $1m30 billion, ±$50 million, and planning for earnings per share (EPS) to be $0,61, ±$0,07, and adjusted EPS to be $1,00, ±$0,07.
• ON Semiconductor announced that 2019 third quarter revenue was $1381,8 million, down approximately 10% compared to 2018 third quarter revenue. 2019 third quarter revenue was up approximately 3% as compared to 2019 second quarter revenue. Third quarter 2019 GAAP financial results include a one-time charge of approximately $170 million to settle all pending intellectual property litigation with Power Integrations.
• For the full 2019 fiscal year, Infineon Technologies reported revenue of 8,03 billion Euros. Based on an assumed exchange rate of US$1,13 to the Euro, year-on-year revenue growth of 5% (plus or minus 2 percentage points) and segment result margin of around 16% at the mid-point of revenue guidance are expected. About 1,3 billion Euros in investments are planned.
• STMicroelectronics has signed a multi-year silicon carbide (SiC) wafer supply agreement with SiCrystal, a ROHM group company having a top share of SiC wafers in Europe. The agreement governs the supply of over $120 million of advanced 150 mm silicon carbide wafers by SiCrystal to STMicroelectronics during this period of demand ramp-up for silicon carbide power devices.
• The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $36,7 billion for the month of November 2019, a decrease of 0,3& from the previous month’s total and 10,8% lower than the November 2018 total of $41,1 billion. Sales increased in November 2019 compared to October 2019 in the Americas (2,3%), held flat in China, and decreased in Europe (-0,6%), Asia Pacific/All Other (-1,8%), and Japan (-1,9%). Sales were down across all regions compared to November 2018: China (-6,0%), Europe (-8,0%), Asia Pacific/All Other (-8,3%), Japan (-9,1%), and the Americas (-22,3%).
Buy a Fluke, get one free
28 October 2020, Comtest
Comtest, Fluke’s official South African importer, is offering one free Fluke for every Fluke purchased from any South African-based, authorised Fluke dealer. Fluke is a world leader in the manufacture, ...
Online Ohm’s law calculator from Mouser
28 October 2020
The famous Ohm’s law states that the current flowing through a circuit is proportional to the voltage applied across both points. Mouser Electronics’ online Ohm’s law calculator saves engineers time by ...
From the editor's desk: Where monsters, viruses and technology meet
25 November 2020, Technews Publishing
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Clearing the Static: ESD training and compliance
25 November 2020, Actum Group
According to Desco Industries, electrostatic discharge (ESD) can change the electrical characteristics of a semiconductor device, degrading or destroying it entirely. ESD could also potentially damage ...
SA project receives international energy award
25 November 2020
South Africa’s largest energy efficiency initiative, the SA Industrial Energy Efficiency Project, has won the highest international accolade for an energy programme – the International Energy Project ...
Intelsat brings space STEM to students in Africa
25 November 2020
Intelsat is partnering with XinaBox to deliver space-focused science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning tools to teenagers across the African continent.
Intelsat is sponsoring ...
DesignSpark racks up one million members
25 November 2020
RS Components recently marked a significant milestone when its DesignSpark engineering platform surpassed one million members.
This comes just a few months after DesignSpark celebrated ten years of ...
Personality profile: Dereck Styane
25 November 2020, Phoenix Contact
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“We do try and develop people and promote them from within the company, so I savour people’s personal growth that I’ve overseen.”
MTN and Siyavula enabling maths and science learners
25 November 2020
Lockdown or no lockdown, South African learners will do what it takes to ensure that they are ready for their year-end exams. So says the MTN SA Foundation, which partnered with digital teaching and learning ...
Production Logix appoints new business development manager
25 November 2020, Production Logix
KwaZulu-Natal based electronics contract manufacturer, Production Logix, is broadening its scope and sharpening its focus as it expands its footprint across South Africa and into southern Africa. As part ...