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Micron cuts projection and budget 12/22/2022
Semiconductor makers are suffering plummeting demand for their products less than a year after being unable to produce enough to meet orders. Consumers have shelved purchases of personal computers and smartphones amid rising inflation and an uncertain economy.
U.S. adds China YMTC to blacklist 12/22/2022
The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) expanded measures taken in October by adding YMTC and companies like AI chip designer Cambricon Technologies to its so-called Entity List, blocking their ability to buy semiconductors and production tools that are made with U.S. technology.
Apple has reportedly scrapped double-M2 Ultra chip for the Mac Pro. 12/21/2022
When it announced the shift to Apple-made silicon in 2020, the company said it wanted to complete the transition within two years. But as Gurman notes, it's behind schedule now, with no Mac Pro running Apple silicon and the high-end Mac mini still using Intel chips.
Chip manufacturing equipment sales breaks record in 2022 12/21/2022
The record high caps three consecutive years of record revenue. The market is expected to contract to $91.2 billion next year before rebounding in 2024 driven by both the front-end and back-end segments.
Fusion Worldwide has opened a new facility in Singapore to serve customers 12/21/2022
Established in 1998 and acquired by Fusion Worldwide in February 2022, Prosemi has built a reputation among the world’s largest CMs and OEMs for testing electronic components and providing baking, tape and reel, and IC programming services.
Russians are developing Starlink tracer 12/21/2022
Earlier this month, a mysterious company called Sestroretsk Arms Factory published a website(Opens in a new window) that debuted the “Borshchevik” or “hogweed” system, which is designed to locate Starlink dishes at a distance of up to 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).
Soft demand for memory chips is hurting the Korean manufacturers 12/20/2022
In a report, Daol Investment and Securities forecast that Samsung Electronics, the world's largest memory chip and mobile phone maker, would log sales of 73.2 trillion won ($56.2 billion) in the fourth quarter this year, down 4.4 percent than the previous year. Operating profit would plunge by 45.8 percent to record 7.5 trillion won, the report said.
Smartphone production fell by 289 million units for the third quarter 12/20/2022
The smartphone market exhibited an extremely weak demand situation as the ‘iron law’ of positive growth in the third quarter was broken after being in effect for years.
"medical avatar" is entering the medical field in a big way 12/20/2022
An avatar is quickly proving to be more than just a VR novelty. As our understanding of human biology improves, the concept of a “medical avatar” is entering the medical field in a big way – particularly for cancer patients.
Soitec to double its wafer productions in Singapore 12/20/2022
The fab extension will be dedicated to the production of 300mm SOI wafers, which are used to produce chips for smartphones, particularly in 5G communications, as well as vehicles and smart devices. Upon its completion in 2024,
It's China's turn to ban technology export to other countries 12/19/2022
A story in Russian business publication ??????????? (Kommersant) cites sources at the Ministry of Digital Development as having said Beijing won't let military-grade Loongson kit cross the border to Russia, or any other nation.
Global top 10 foundries business rose by 6% in Q3 12/19/2022
Business rose by 6% quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) to $35.21 billion for the third quarter (3Q 2022) as the release of the new iPhone series during the second half of the year generated significant stock-up activities across Apple’s supply chain,
Apacer and ADLINK are developing edge computing solutions to accelerate the expansion of AIoT 12/19/2022
The expansion of 5G and AI technology, coupled with the increasingly diverse application scenarios of edge computing, have created an opportunity for the transformation of various vertical application markets.
China Startup memory maker YMTC has leapt past the competition 12/19/2022
YMTC’s costly technology lead has made profitability for the company less attainable and increased the need to rely on the support of the Chinese government, according to Jim Handy, an analyst with Objective Analysis.
NXP Driving Carbon Reduction, Energy Savings in Automotive Industry 12/16/2022
NXP’s EV power management technology enabling automotive industry transformation
IBM plans 24-core Power 10 processor for Oracle's database server 12/16/2022
IBM intends to announce a high-density 24-core processor for the IBM Power S1014 system (MTM 9105-41B) to address application environments utilizing an Oracle Database with the Standard Edition 2 (SE2) licensing model.
Microsoft Bans Cryptocurrency Mining in Its Data Centers 12/16/2022
On Dec. 1, Microsoft quietly updated(Opens in a new window) the Acceptable Use Policy for its range of Azure Services and Dynamic 365 Services to make it clear cryptocurrency mining is prohibited.
Senate Votes Unanimously to Ban TikTok From Government Devices (Again) 12/16/2022
Sens. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) and Rick Scott (R-Fla.) originally introduced the legislation(Opens in a new window) in 2020, citing cybersecurity concerns and "possible spying" by the Chinese government.
China brought two complains before WTO for U.S. semiconductor curbs 12/15/2022
U.S. introduced rules that restricted chips made using American tools from being exported to China as well as any semiconductors designed for artificial intelligence applications. The move has effectively kneecapped China’s semiconductor industry.
STMicroelectronics' latest audio amplifiers are designed for audio messages at up to 10W. 12/15/2022
They are designed for automotive applications like eCall, telematics, and wherever an audio channel needs to reproduce human voice, music, or warning messages.
Future energy solution must start from cutting waste 12/15/2022
“Everybody talks about, ‘You need to go solar’,” he said. “How about first you reduce what you need so it’s not that expensive to offset it?”
Japan and the Netherlands are to only supply China with machines three generations behind 12/15/2022
China could be about to suffer another major blow to its chip manufacturing industry as both Japan and the Netherlands are expected to join the US in restricting the country's access to advanced chipmaking technology.
Rapidus announced joint development partnership with IBM to advance logic scaling technology 12/14/2022
This is part of Japan's initiatives to become a global leader in semiconductor research, development, and manufacturing.
Intel to fight back on the GPU battle 12/14/2022
Intel will continue to prioritize low-end and mid-range graphics products that deliver "higher performance at lower power" with energy consumption that maxes out at around 200 to 225 watts.
Q3 foundry revenue was up 6% q-o-q at $35 billion 12/14/2022
For 4Q22, TrendForce predicts a Q3 q-o-q decline for foundry revenues ending two years of uninterrupted quarterly growth.
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