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Samsung’s forecast on the second half isn't as bright 9/9/2022
Two of Samsung’s leading competitors, Micron Technology and SK Hynix, have also signaled waning demand. CNBC reported the news out of SK Hynix. The South Korean chipmaker sees H2 server memory chip demand slowing.
Global notebook computer shipments down 9/8/2022
The global notebook shipments reached 45.74 million units in the second quarter (2Q22), down by 17.7% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) and by 24.5% year-on-year (YoY), setting a single-quarter post-COVID19 outbreak low, according to TrendForce.
Infineon signs multi-year agreement to secure silicon carbide (SiC) wafer material supplies 9/8/2022
The agreement also supports Infineon’s multi-sourcing strategy and increases its supply chain resilience. The first deliveries have already taken place.
Start to see how the Chip Act money will be spent 9/8/2022
Around $28 billion, or nearly two-thirds of the total funding, will support Intel, Micron Technology, and other companies that make leading-edge logic and memory chips. Another $10 billion will help fund new manufacturing capacity for mature and current-generation chips, as well as specialty technologies like silicon carbide or carbon nanotube materials. An additional $11 billion is earmarked for the creation of a National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC), as well as an advanced chip packaging program and up to three new manufacturing institutes.
Scintil Photonics, gets fresh investment 9/8/2022
The Grenoble-based startup aims to expand global sourcing and accelerate its market deployment in the Americas and Asia-Pacific. Applied Ventures ITIC Innovation Fund is a fund jointly created by Applied Ventures, the VC arm of Applied Materials, and ITIC-Taiwan, the VC arm of the Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI).
U.S. government officials have ordered to stop shipment of advanced GPU chips to China 9/7/2022
The development signaled a major escalation of a U.S. campaign to stymie China's technological capability as tension bubbles over the fate of Taiwan, where chips for Nvidia and almost every other major chip firm are manufactured.
Magnachip Semiconductor offers 200V Medium Voltage MOSFETs for light electric vehicle motor controllers 9/7/2022
The capacitance was reduced by 50% compared to the previous generation 100V MV MOSFET and the enhanced design of the core cell and termination helps lower RDS(on) and total gate charge to achieve a high figure of merit.
EU wants to have their own European Chip Act 9/7/2022
The pathway to digital sovereignty is still long and winding, but it is worth noting the first steps taken to revive Europe’s sagging semiconductor manufacturing industry.
SK hynix to build new fab in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do 9/7/2022
The company will start construction of the M15 extension on the site it secured previously earlier than initially planned, considering various market situations.
Broadcom beats quarterly estimate 9/6/2022
Shares of the company rose 2.4% to $503 in extended trading after third-quarter results also sailed past expectations.
China's BYD overtakes Tesla in EV sales 9/6/2022
BYD Auto: For the first time, BYD Auto became the top-selling EV brand, dethroning Tesla. During Q2 2022, BYD Auto shipped more than 354,000 EV units, an increase of 266% YoY. The company officially stopped production and sales of internal combustion engine vehicles in March 2022 and has been focusing on the development of BEVs and PHEVs.
Winbond is now certified for the ISO/SAE 21434 9/6/2022
ISO/SAE 21434 standard protects vehicle and automotive security by specifying the requirements to make automotive systems more robust against cyber-attacks. It outlines the criteria needed during the concept, development, production, usage and decommissions of automotive systems.
Cybersecurity is important for the development of autonomous vehicle (AV) systems 9/6/2022
Attacks can have serious consequences for autonomous electric vehicles and can put human lives at risk. Software attacks include data-driven decisions negatively impacting the autonomy of EVs and compromising the benefits of autonomous cars.
Micron to add new $15 billion memory fab in Boise, Idaho, 9/5/2022
The new Micron memory fab will be located adjacent to the company's main R&D center near its headquarters in the city, which is expected to enhance operational efficiency, accelerate technology deployment and improve time to market.
Meta Platforms Inc to have Qualcomm make its VR custom chips 9/5/2022
Meta Platforms Inc (META.O) signed an agreement to have chip-maker Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) produce custom chipsets for its Quest virtual reality (VR) devices, the companies announced at a consumer electronics conference in Berlin on Friday.
India overtakes China in Smart Watch shipments 9/5/2022
India's smartwatch market grew by more than 300% YoY in Q2 2022 to overtake China for the second spot.
Global Smartphone shipment to slow down 9/5/2022
Shipments of smartphones will decline by 6.5% to 1.27 billion units in 2022, according to the latest International Data Corp. (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker forecast. The decline is due to record-breaking inflation, geopolitical tensions, and other macroeconomic challenges.
DDR5 contract prices are expected trending downward to meet market's sweet spot 9/2/2022
DR5 prices may come close to the market's sweet spot between the end of 2022 and early 2023, said the sources, adding that the price gap between DDR5 and DDR4 chips will then be narrowed substantially.
Arm is suing Qualcomm for breach of contract 9/2/2022
Arm’s lawsuit alleges that Arm-based designs by Apple spin-off Nuvia, which was bought for $1.4 billion by Qualcomm in March, cannot be legally transferred to Qualcomm without permission from Arm.
USB Promoter Group announced the USB4 Version 2.0 specification 9/2/2022
The new specification defines delivering up to 80Gbps over USB Type-C.
Renesas to acquire Steradian Semiconductors Private Ltd 9/2/2022
Renesas Electronics Corp. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Steradian Semiconductors Private Ltd, a fabless semiconductor company based in Bengaluru, India, that provides 4D imaging radar solutions
Memory chip suppliers expected to see their inventories return to a healthy state in 2023 9/1/2022
The chip vendors' downstream customers continue to be reluctant to stockpile in anticipation of further price drops, said the sources. Memory spot prices have seen larger drops in August compared to July, with DDR4 and DDR3 prices falling over 10% in August alone.
STMicroelectronics offer dual Op-Amp to Drive Power-hungry Industrial, Automotive Loads 9/1/2022
The TSB582 operates from 4V-36V supplies and contains two operational amplifiers (op amps), each capable of sinking/sourcing up to 200mA. This enables direct connection of a load in bridge-tied mode, allowing one TSB582 to replace two single-channel power op amps or high-current drivers built from discrete components. While integrating two op amps into one package,
Pall Corp. setup Singapore plant to further its semiconductor business 9/1/2022
When fully operational, the new facility is expected to more than double Pall’s current production capacity and strengthen its position in Singapore as a regional and global hub for a $1 trillion industry.
Semtech's Randy Ryder explains about the developments and innovations in connectivity 9/1/2022
The market is currently witnessing an increased demand for intelligent, scalable and cost-effective global asset tracking solutions. This demand is accelerated by the urgency to improve end-to-end supply chain performance, visibility and customer services. Long range, low power and easy-to-deploy IoT geolocation solutions connected to the Cloud enable ultra-low power asset management platforms to automatically locate, track and monitor physical assset.
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