Three of Europe's leading semiconductor companies will announce their second calendar quarter financial results this week: from STMicroelectronics NV after the U.S. market close on Monday July 23, from NXP Semiconductors NV on July 24 and ARM Holdings plc on July 25.
Meanwhile some recent announcements.
NXP (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) has designed an automotive and ambient LED lighting control IC part numbered the UJA1018TK. The 16-pin part includes a LIN transceiver, voltage regulator and three high-side switches (see UJA1018 product datasheet
Meanwhile the North American semiconductor equipment industry book-to-bill ratio dipped below parity in June for the first time in four months, according to the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International
organization. Dividing the three-month average of bookings by the three-month average of billings produced a ratio of 0.94...
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The SEMI book-to-bill is a ratio of worldwide bookings and billings for North American-based
semiconductor equipment manufacturers. Billings and bookings figures are in
millions of U.S. dollars. Source: SEMI
And Texas Instruments Inc. (Dallas, Texas) has launched its latest Bluetooth protocol stack. TI's BLE-Stack 1.2 is available royalty-free to customers using TI's CC254x Bluetooth ICs, the company said. The stack is designed to provide additional support to wearable devices intended to connect to Bluetooth v4.0 enabled smartphones and tablet computers (more information in press release