Analog Devices and Linear Technology announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Analog Devices will acquire Linear Technology in a cash and stock transaction that values the combined enterprise at approximately $30 billion(1). Upon completion of the acquisition, Analog Devices will be the premier global analog technology company with approximately $5 billion in anticipated annual revenues.Read more ...
In the past week, the most prominent news in the compound semiconductors and power electronics fields was the acquisition of the Cree (Wolfspeed) Power and RF division by Infineon for $850M in cash. The announced acquisition also includes Cree’s related SiC wafer substrate business for power and RF power.
Wolfspeed has two main activities: SiC power devices and GaN-on-SiC RF devices. Yole Développpement has followed both markets for a long time. Today, we are going to share our points of view on the acquisition and the impact on both SiC power and GaN RF area.
Do you remember how the selfie transformed the smartphone imaging industry and initiated a high value market reaching today $5B in front camera hardware revenue? Well, just imagine the potential of Pokemon bouncing all over the place followed by young kids and grown-up adults with an augmented reality experience... Yole Développement has recently released two reports covering the Imaging Sensors Industry and the Sensors for Cellphones and Tablets. Discover below our analysis concerning Pokemon Go and its potential impact on smartphone camera hardware....Read more ...
Since 2010, new products have challenged the lead superjunction (SJ) MOSFETs retain today in the high-voltage power device market. SJ MOSFETs may be cheaper and offer lower on-resistance, gate and output charges than conventional MOSFETs, but they face competition from GaN-on-silicon (Si) HEMTs.Read more ...
Since SiC diodes were first commercialized 15 years ago, the SiC power business has steadily grown. Today, SiC’s benefits are no secret and ever more industries are considering developing new products including SiC technologies.Read more ...
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