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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.
Huawei is put on watch for a possible come back 9/12/2023
Huawei was put into the spotlight after it launched the Mate 60 Pro powered by a secretive SMIC-made SoC. However, it is too early to be optimistic about Huawei's breakthrough from US sanctions.
Qualcomm thinks AI could give the smartphone market a fresh lease on life 9/11/2023
Qualcomm CEO Cristiano Amon said he sees significant opportunity in AI ahead, and that the company’s upcoming Snapdragon Summit in October could lead to major developments in mobile technology.
China chipmakers to get more government help to boost semiconductor industry 9/11/2023
Beijing has been pushing its firms to develop local technologies as the country’s top chipmakers, including Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. and Hua Hong Semiconductor Ltd., rely on foreign-made equipment.
China domestic EV markeet slows down 9/11/2023
Battery electric vehicle (BEV) unit sales in China grew by 37% year-on-year (YoY) in the second quarter, lower than the global average of 50%, highlighting a slowdown in domestic growth as the frail Chinese economy impacted demand in the world’s biggest EV market,
Cadence Completes Acquisition of Rambus' PHY IP Business 9/11/2023
Cadence has completed the acquisition of Rambus's SerDes and memory interface PHY IP business.
GTA Semiconducto of Shanghai, China raises $1.8bn 9/8/2023
GTA Semiconductor of Shanghai, the Chinese auto IC manufacturer, has raised $1.8 billion to bring the amount it has raised in the last two years to $2.7 billion with most of it coming from the government.
SK hynix to investigate why the Huawei Mate 60 contain LPDDR5 that supposed to be in sanction 9/8/2023
"SK hynix no longer does business with Huawei since the introduction of the U.S. restrictions against the company and with regard to the issue, we started an investigation to find out more details," the chipmaker said.
Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra to Receive Noyce Award 9/8/2023
Micron President and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra is the 2023 recipient of SIA's highest honor, the Robert N. Noyce Award.
Startups Alitheon and Cybord tackle the problem of counterfeit chips in the electronics supply chain 9/8/2023
The two startups are using different methods of “fingerprinting” to improve traceability and eliminate potentially disastrous system failures caused by the adoption of outdated or sub-standard components.
Samsung looks for tech partners to join 4nm development in Austin 9/7/2023
According to multiple industry sources on Tuesday, Samsung Electronics has been eager to broaden its customer base, a crucial step in ensuring the smooth operations of its Taylor factory that is scheduled to be in operation at the end of 2024.
Intel and Tower Ink New Foundry Agreement 9/7/2023
Under the agreement, Tower will utilize Intel’s advanced manufacturing facility in New Mexico. Tower will invest up to $300 million to acquire and own equipment and other fixed assets to be installed in the New Mexico facility, providing a new capacity corridor of over 600,000 photo layers per month for Tower’s future growth,
Sindcon is collaborates with ST to integrate wireless MCUs into its network of water, gas, and energy meters 9/7/2023
“The STM32WLE5 microcontroller (MCU) uses a long-range, low-power wireless radio operating on the LoRaWAN network to enable remote meter reading that addresses Jakarta’s diverse and expansive landscape of urban and forested terrain,”
2 Big Players in GaN Market Face Off in Patent Dispute 9/7/2023
On May 24, EPC announced that the company filed complaints in federal court and the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), asserting four patents of its foundational patent portfolio against Innoscience.
Intel looks to outsource $9.7B to TSMC in 2025, reports say 9/6/2023
Intel is expected to outsource up to $9.7 billion of its products to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. in 2025, according to an analysis from Goldman Sachs. Reports say that would be 9.4% of TSMC's annual revenue
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