Electronics News 11/08/2021

Electronics News 11/08/2021

1. QORVO ACQUIRES UNITEDSIC

As announcement on 03rd Nov, Qorvo, a leading provider of innovative RF solutions has acquired Princeton, New Jersey-based United Silicon Carbide (UnitedSiC), a leading manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors. UnitedSiC's product portfolio now spans more than 80 SiC FETs, JFETs and Schottky diode devicesThe acquisition of United Silicon Carbide expands Qorvo’s reach into the fast-growing markets for electric vehicles (EVs), industrial power, circuit protection, renewables and data center power.

Details: https://www.qorvo.com/newsroom/news/2021/qorvo-acquires-unitedsic-leading-provider-of-silicon-carbide-power-semiconductors

2. SHORTAGE & PRICES SLOW U.S. MANUFACTURING ACTIVITY

U.S. manufacturing activity slowed in October as record-long materials lead times, shipping bottlenecks and component shortages took their toll on factories. Computers and technology was one of the top-performing sectors for October but still faces an uphill battle for supply. Global supply chain issues continue. Getting anything from China is near impossible — extreme delays. Microchip and circuit breaker shortages continue and are expected to continue into 2022. Intel Corp. recently extended its chip-shortage forecast to 2023. “We’re in the worst of it now; every quarter next year, we’ll get incrementally better, but they’re not going to have supply-demand balance until 2023,”

Details: https://epsnews.com/2021/11/02/shortages-prices-slow-u-s-manufacturing-activity/

3. SILICON LABS ISSUES PRICE INCREASE NOTICE

Silicon Labs is seeing unprecedented cost increases throughout their supply chain (raw materials, foundries test & assembly, logistics, labor/age). As a result, Silicon Labs will be increasing pricing on all product lines, including existing backlog, starting Nov 28th, 2021.

Details: http://www.semimedia.cc/?p=11082

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