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Vietnam’s Thriving Chip Industry Fuels Economic Resilience 9/20/2023
Vietnam’s semiconductor sector is poised for growth as Samsung invested $3.3 billion (August 2022) and Intel considers a $1 billion increase in its $1.5 billion chip production investment (February 2023). Amid the supply chain disruptions and trade conflicts, Vietnam aims to be a key player in the semiconductor industry.
Applied Materials' Dickerson: Revolutionize Innovation to Meet Green Goals 9/20/2023
Applied Materials CEO Gary Dickerson talks about the need to revolutionize how we innovate to deliver energy efficient computing and meet green goals.
Micron expanding its chip investments in India 9/19/2023
Micron intends to build several semiconductor assembly and packaging units in India in addition to its proposed fabrication unit, minister of state for electronics and information technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar said, as the US-based company takes a long-term view of the country as a market and manufacturing destination for semiconductors.
Arm looks to custom SoC for profitability 9/19/2023
Arm is considering moving beyond IP licensing to custom system-on-chip solutions to drive profits following its initial public offering, sources say. Arm has already seen its share value dip since its debut on the Nasdaq.
Huawei exec urges use of China's homegrown chips 9/19/2023
Huawei Chairman Xu Zhijun is reportedly pushing for the use of chips produced in China despite lags in quality, saying, "If we don't use them, this gap will always be a gap, and lagging behind will always be lagging behind." The company's Mate 60 Pro smartphones include Kirin 9000s system-on-chip made in China.
Microchip 10BASE-T1S Ethernet Solutions Ease Designs for Automotive OEMs 9/19/2023
Microchip has expanded its portfolio of automotive-qualified Ethernet solutions with a new family of LAN8650/1 MAC-PHY devices.
Rohde & Schwarz has released wider instantaneous bandwidth front-ends for automotive radar testing 9/18/2023
“From the automotive radar perspective, a higher instantaneous bandwidth improves the distance resolution,”
House Republicans Demand Full Huawei Sanctions After Chip Breakthrough 9/18/2023
Republican lawmakers are pressing the Biden administration to completely cut off Huawei Technologies Co. and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. from their American suppliers after Huawei launched a new phone using highly advanced technology the US has been trying to keep out of China’s hands.
Wafer Contract Price Hikes Trigger Short-term Surge in Spot Market 9/18/2023
Suppliers will continue their strategy of scaling back production of both DRAM and NAND Flash in 2024, with the cutback being particularly pronounced in the financially struggling NAND Flash sector.
Cadence Launches Neo NPU IP and NeuroWeave SDK for Silicon Design 9/18/2023
Cadence's next-generation AI IP and software tools address the escalating demand for on-device and edge AI processing.
Taiwan to be the biggest semiconductor fab equipment buyer next year at $23 billion 9/15/2023
South Korea ranks second at $22 billion, China at third with $20 billion and the US comes in at fourth with $14 billion.
Chip industry to faces overcapacity 9/15/2023
Future Horizons CEO Malcolm Penn says the semiconductor industry is deep in "Pig Cycle economics," with overcapacity glutting the market. Capital expenditures in the first quarter hit a record high, and Penn notes, "If it all goes into capacity, the industry will choke on it. It is just not possible for the industry to absorb it all.
Microchip and IHWK Team Up to Accelerate Edge AI/ML Inferencing 9/15/2023
Microchip is assisting IHWK with the development of its neuromorphic computing platform by providing an evaluation system based on its NVM technology.
High-power computing solutions are needed to support modern innovations 9/15/2023
Handling the Challenges of Building HPC Systems for the future.
TSMC grabs 10% stake in IMS Nano, earmarks $100M for Arm IPO 9/14/2023
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. is buying a 10% stake in IMS Nanofabrication from Intel for $430 million. TSMC is also investing as much as $100 million in Arm's initial public offering.
Atm developing system-on-chip designs for various high-growth markets 9/14/2023
Arm confirmed that it was offering its customers to license 'SoC solutions' rather than just IP in its IPO filing with the SEC.
DRAM and NAND Flash Bit Demand Forecast to Jump 13% and 16% in 2024 9/14/2023
TrendForce anticipates year-on-year (YoY) bit demand growth rates for DRAM and NAND Flash to be 13% and 16%, respectively, in 2024.
Cadence AI-based Tool Enables 5X Faster PCB Design 9/14/2023
Cadence's OrCAD X Platform streamlines the system design process and empowers designers through cloud scalability and AI-powered placement automation ...
Samsung has made a 50% production cut in NAND production from September 9/13/2023
Other suppliers are expected to follow suit and increase their production cutbacks in Q4 to accelerate inventory reduction.
Wi-Fi 7 to Play Fundamental Role in Transforming How People Live, Work and Play 9/13/2023
WBA has released a new report exploring how Wi-Fi 7 will transform how people worldwide live, work and play.
GlobalFoundries Officially Opens Expansion Facility in Singapore 9/13/2023
The expansion fab will boost GF Singapore's overall capacity to approximately 1.5 million wafers (300mm) each year.
Arm IPO gets more complicate 9/13/2023
Japanese tech conglomerate SoftBank aimed for the IPO after an attempt to sell Arm for $40 billion to Nvidia last year failed because U.S. and European regulators cited antitrust concerns. SoftBank aims to sell a 10% stake in Arm in the IPO, for as much as $70 billion, according to Reuters. That would make it one of the world’s largest IPOs this year while allowing SoftBank to keep a controlling stake in Arm.
US and Vietnam Partner to Explore Semiconductor Supply Chain Opportunities 9/12/2023
The partnership will help create a more resilient, secure, and sustainable global semiconductor value chain.
Optimizing Servers for Lower Operating Costs and Reduced Carbon Footprint 9/12/2023
Data centers need to implement practices that reduce energy demand to help governments and businesses reach their environmental goals.
South Korean manufacturer SKC Co.to invest in U.S. semiconductor packaging startups 9/12/2023
The investment in Chipletz, an Austin-based fabless company, will give SKC an approximately 12 percent stake in the U.S. firm through a Series B funding, the Seoul-based company said in a release.
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