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Samsung selects Taylor, Texas - northeast of Austin 11/26/2021
Samsung Electronics Co. has selected the city of Taylor in Texas as the site of its new US$17 billion chip fabrication plant.
AMD is working with MediaTek on developing Wi-Fi 6E Modules 11/26/2021
The AMD RZ600 Series Wi-Fi 6E modules containing MediaTek’s new Filogic 330P chipset. The Filogic 330P chipset will power next-generation AMD Ryzen-series laptop and desktop PCs in 2022 and beyond, delivering fast Wi-Fi speeds with low latency and less interference from other signals.
Global DRAM revenue up 10% in Q3 11/26/2021
The server-related segment of the market has been propping up the overall demand; and because of this, most DRAM suppliers were able to post a marginal growth in shipments for 3Q21.
Jochen Hanebeck appointed new CEO of Infineon 11/26/2021
The new CEO, effective April 1, 2022. He will succeed Reinhard Ploss, in place since 2012.
Qualcomm is seriously beef up its PC processors to compete with Apple 11/24/2021
The company announcing plans for a next-generation Arm-based SoC “designed to set the performance benchmark for Windows PCs” that would be able to go head to head with Apple’s M-series processors.
Smart TV moving into 7nm chips 11/24/2021
TSMC makes devices 30 percent faster, reduces power consumption by 55 percent, and increases their logic density three-fold compared with gadgets using the 16nm process.
Companies are juggling to find strategic partnership in EV development 11/24/2021
The current supply situation and future partnerships between major automakers and battery manufacturers are changing rapidly.
Legendary co-founder of Fairchild died at age 92 11/24/2021
One of the least-well-known heroes of the semiconductor revolution, Jay Last, died on November 11, 2021. Last was one of the famous team of eight people that left Shockley Semiconductor Laboratory to found Fairchild Semiconductor.
SK hynix will continue to equip China memory plant with deep EUV process 11/23/2021
SK hynix CEO Lee Seok-hee said Monday that the company will respond "wisely" to the U.S.-China trade tension that could cloud the chipmaker's plan to upgrade its Chinese plant.
SIA elected Qualcomm Inc. President and CEO Cristiano Amon as i2022 chair 11/23/2021
SIA represents 98 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds of non-U.S. chip firms.
Samsung memory products achieved carbon reduction certification 11/23/2021
“It is exciting to see our environmentally sustainable efforts receiving global acknowledgements,” said Seong-dai Jang, Senior Vice President and Head of DS Corporate Sustainability Management Office at Samsung Electronics. “We will continue our path towards a sustainable future with ‘greener’ chips enabled by Samsung’s cutting-edge technology.”
Chroma ATE is into EV power testing 11/23/2021
One of the trends driving the test and measurement industry right now is the automotive sector, because of its safety-critical nature. But one trend that is driving this sector is the EV segment, amid the move to cut carbon emissions.
Microsoft and Qualcomm to design custom chips for the US military 11/22/2021
This is part of its efforts to ensure that the US Department of Defense (DoD) has home-grown access to the latest chip-making tech.
JPMorgan - "Wait till 2023 to see better days in Semiconductor supply" 11/22/2021
The U.S. investment bank is recommending investors pursue longer-term trends in the semiconductor space — in areas like high-end computing globally as well as less-advanced technologies in China.
Keysight Technologies to get into EV battery testing 11/22/2021
Automotive manufacturers, suppliers and test facilities need to increase the driving range of an EV, its performance and safety, while reducing costs. When developing and testing high-voltage EV batteries, time becomes critical in a competitive market.
Smartphone production to return to pre-pandemic quantity 11/22/2021
Market analyst TrendForce expects the smartphone industry to rebound and post marginal growth next year, assuming that economic activities worldwide will mostly return to normal by then.
TSMC collected $3.8 billions prepayment for orders at the new fab. 11/19/2021
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world's largest foundry, disclosed in a filing that it received temporary receipts of around $3.825 billion (NT$106,33 billion) from customers as of September 30, 2021. Temporary receipts from TSMC's customers are payments received to retain its capacity.
India inaugurated an advanced 650-teraflop supercomputing facility 11/19/2021
India has inaugurated an advanced 650-teraflop supercomputing facility at National Agri-Food Biotechnology Institute (NABI) at Mohali, which will act as a facilitator for start-ups working in areas like telemedicine, digital health, mHealth with big data, AI, blockchain, and other technologies.
Shanghai Zhenghai Semiconductor JV with Rohm to provide power module solutions 11/19/2021
the joint venture agreement is to establish a new power module business. Dubbed “HAIMOSIC”, it will be founded in China in December 2021. Shanghai Zhenghai Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd. (Zhenghai Semiconductor) of the Zhenghai Group will own 80% and Rohm 20%.
Microchip is Recognized at EE Awards Asia to have focus on smart, connected, and secure solutions 11/19/2021
The company’s solutions serve more than 120,000 customers across the industrial, automotive, consumer, aerospace and defense, communications and computing markets.
Texas Instruments proposed to build up to four new plants at Sherman, Texas 11/18/2021
Construction on the first two fabrication plants is slated to begin some time in 2022 and production of TI’s 300-millimeter wafers is expected to start by 2025, according to the company. TI will have the option to build out two additional plants at the site in the future.
U.K. government wants further info on Nvidia’s proposed acquisition of IP vendor Arm 11/18/2021
The move comes three weeks after the European Commission opened an antitrust probe to assess the proposed acquisition under the EU merger regulation, saying it must render a decision by March 15, 2022.
Tektronix crowned Best in Test and Measurements 11/18/2021
The company is best known for its test and measurement devices such as oscilloscopes and signal generators since 1946. By breaking down the walls of complexity for engineers with its test and measurement solutions, Tektronix is enabling innovators to do more, accelerating global innovation.
Cadence received Best EDA Product of the Year award at the inaugural EE Awards Asia 11/18/2021
Over the past 30 years, Cadence has grown from being an EDA provider into an Intelligent System Design provider delivering hardware, software, and IP for electronic design. And its transformation continues.
Samsung is looking for new site at the city of Taylor, northeast of Austin 11/17/2021
The city of Taylor in Texas, with a population of around 18,000, is currently considered the front-runner in the race to become home to the new plant.
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