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Samsung gets ahead of Intel again on semiconductor sales 4/18/2022
For the first time since 2018, the biggest-selling semiconductor vendor in the world was not Intel, which lost the top spot to Samsung in 2021, per a report released today by Gartner Research.
Microchip offers dedicated software platform to onboard with embedded security 4/18/2022
In addition to offer Secure Element and security solutions, Microchip also offer a full onboarding experience to start with embedded security (including but not limited to trainings and interactive appplication notes) to leverage Microchip's secure and optimized provisioning flow.
SiC to play an essential role in the transition from 400-V to 800-V electric-vehicle systems. 4/18/2022
silicon carbide power devices have achieved a high degree of reliability and maturity, offering fast switching and an unprecedented efficiency level in the automotive sector.
TSMC earmarks $40B for Capex 4/18/2022
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd (TSMC) reiterated its plan to spend more than $40 billion this year for capacity expansion despite concerns that overall demand for chips may wane.
Samsung hired a supercomputer expert from Intel 4/15/2022
Samsung hired Robert Wisniewski as a senior vice president and chief architect of high-performance computing (HPC) and head of Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT) America Systems Architecture Lab.
U.S. Department of Commerce are looking into Synopsys for possible violation of export laws 4/15/2022
Synopsys, one of the leading suppliers of electronic design automation (EDA) software tools used to design chips, is being probed for allegedly supplying their products to blacklisted Chinese companies.
Littelfuse to acquire Embed Ltd, provider of embedded software and firmware development 4/15/2022
The acquisition comes on the heels of Littelfuse’s announcement of its acquisition of C&K Switches, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance electromechanical switches and interconnect solutions with a strong global presence.
Transphorm to demonstrate 99% efficiency power supply made with GaN device 4/15/2022
The 1200V GaN device delivers greater than 99 percent efficiency and performs well against a leading SiC MOSFET of similar on-resistance.
Annual semiconductor equipment spending rose to $102.6 billion in 2021 4/14/2022
“The 44% increase in manufacturing equipment spending in 2021 highlights the global semiconductor industry’s aggressive push to add capacity,”
Edwards to reduce carbon emissions when fabricating ICs with EUV process technology. 4/14/2022
Edwards, which makes vacuum pumps and advanced exhaust systems used in semiconductor manufacturing, is working closely with the world's major foundries to reduce carbon emissions when fabricating ICs particularly those built using the most energy-intensive EUV process technology.
Infineon Technologies to expand existing backend operations in Indonesia 4/14/2022
The premises close to Infineon's existing backend manufacturing site include manufacturing buildings that will double Infineon's production area in Batam when fully operational.
Contiue investment in Manufacturing will greatly benefit the global semiconductor value chain 4/14/2022
It will further alleviate the shortage, generate new jobs, create increased demand for fab equipment, and drive innovations in chip design.
Huawei founder calls attention on IP revenues 4/13/2022
“Previously our intellectual property [efforts] were made for self-defence and to keep our own business safe,” “[However] after years of accumulation … we need to set up a reasonable pricing benchmark for industries to use our patented technologies fairly, and generate an appropriate return on our research and development,”
Intel completes $3 billion fab expansion in Hillsboro, Oregon 4/13/2022
The expansion of the D1X factory will enable Intel to expand its manufacturing with an additional 270,000 square feet of manufacturing space. And that will help the company keep on the cutting edge of manufacturing technology,
Trend Force predict supply chain to ease up due to slow demand 4/13/2022
The consumer electronics market will feel the brunt of the weakening stay-at-home economy, the pandemic in China, international tensions, and rising inflation in the second half of 2022 (1H22). Coupled with the traditional off-season, demand for relevant applications such as PCs, laptops, TVs, and smartphones has cooled significantly and downstream customers have successively downgraded their shipment targets for the year.
Littelfuse to acquire C&K Switches at an enterprise value of $540 million 4/13/2022
Founded in 1928, C&K Switches is a leading designer and manufacturer of high-performance electromechanical switches and interconnect solutions with a strong global presence across a broad range of end markets, including industrial, transportation, aerospace, and datacom.
US companies captured 54% of the worldwide IC market in 2021 4/12/2022
South Korean companies held 22% of the IC market (the combined total of IDM and fabless IC sales) in 2021, said IC Insights. Taiwan-based companies, on the strength of their fabless company IC sales, held 9% of global IC sales as compared to a 6% share held by the European and Japanese suppliers.
Sensata Technologies, to add 40,000Sq Ft space in Malaysia sensor manufacturing 4/12/2022
Sensata recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new Green Certified building in Malaysia, increasing its manufacturing floor space by 40,000 square feet to a total manufacturing space of nearly 275,000 square feet.
Nanox opens a new MEM fab in Korea 4/12/2022
Nanox expects to get to scale for production by mid-year 2022. Additionally, Nanox has been building its production line capabilities and establishing an operational assembly line at its Israeli facility to enable the expected ramp up in production and preparation for shipments of the Nanox.ARC system.
ASM to expand Singapore manufacturing facility 4/12/2022
ASM announced the groundbreaking of a second manufacturing floor at the site. The opening ceremony was attended by Singapore Minister for Manpower and Second Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr. Tan See Leng, and by representatives of JTC Corp. and of the Singapore Economic Development Board.
Study found 57% of the industry’s total monthly wafer capacity was owned by the top five companies 4/11/2022
Combined, the top five companies had the capacity to process 12.2 million wafers per month at the end of the year, or 10% more than the year before. That growth rate was one percentage point higher than for the industry’s total capacity.
Synopsys offer cloud base pay-as-you-go design system 4/11/2022
The company said this new cloud-optimized EDA deployment model offers chip and system design flexibility via a single-source, pay-as-you-go approach, helping drive significantly greater productivity and efficiency for increasingly complex chip designs.
Kioxia Corp.starts construction on new fab at the the Kitakami Plant in Japan 4/11/2022
The new facility will contribute towards possible expansion of production of its proprietary 3D flash memory BiCS FLASH at the Kitakami Plant. Construction of the Fab2 facility is scheduled to be completed in 2023.
SK hynix uses Cadence Design Systems to improve DRAM design 4/11/2022
The Spectre FX Simulator provides SK hynix with high simulation accuracy, fast performance and an intuitive use model.
Nimbus Data promise a record-breaking 200TB SSD 4/8/2022
A 200TB SSD can replace entire banks of 3.5-inch hard disk drives while consuming far less power, requiring less cooling and dissipating less energy.
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