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Nexperia to invest $700 million boosting manufacturing capacity at all sites 6/18/2021
“Nexperia reported robust product sales of $1.4 billion in 2020, with demand accelerating rapidly in Q3 and Q4,” says COO Achim Kemp, “that momentum has been maintained so far this year, and we expect it to continue over the long term.”
Korea's Key Foundry offer next-generation automotive power semiconductor 6/17/2021
Key Foundry’s new automotive power semiconductor is built on the second-gen flash memory 0.13 micron BCD (Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS) technology, which incorporates analog components, digital components and high-voltage transistors on the same chip.
Alibaba offers new embedded CPU design 6/17/2021
The product won the first prize in the Zhejiang Science and Technology Awards unveiled on Tuesday, thanks to its innovative breakthroughs in the instruction set, processor architecture and supporting tool chain.
DDR5 likely to overtake DD$ in 2023 6/17/2021
According to one industry analyst, adoption of DDR5 in the mainstream market should take place by 2023.
IC Insights predicts semi market to rise 6/17/2021
IC Insights credited its more upbeat forecasts to continued per-bit pricing strength in the DRAM and NAND flash markets as well as a better than expected outlook for many of the logic and analog IC product categories.
Samsung puts new memory MCP package into production 6/16/2021
The multi-chip package combines LPDDR5 memory and UFS 3.1 NAND storage, which has the capacity and efficiency to make 5G functionality accessible to a wider range of smartphone users.
AMD Zen 4 Epyc processors have as many as 128 cores and 256 threads 6/16/2021
AMD Zen 4 is the company's next major architecture revision, codenamed Genoa, and is set to be a huge step up from the existing Zen 3 architecture.
IDC expecting increase in (SSD) revenue and shipments over the next four years 6/16/2021
Shipments are expected to grow with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8%, and revenues are slated to increase at a CAGR of 9.2% from now until 2025. As a result, the market will reach $51.5 billion in revenue by 2025, according to IDC.
Hyundai Motor acquired Hyundai Mobis to design its own chips 6/16/2021
Hyundai Mobis acquired the semiconductor business from family unit Hyundai Autron in December last year. It then formed a new chip designing team under the research and development division for own designing and development early this year.
Worldwide sales up 2% Month to Month 6/15/2021
Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $41.8 billion in April 2021, an increase of 1.9% from the March 2021 total of $41 billion and 21.7% more than the April 2020 total of $34.4 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Chip shortage to last for the next few years 6/15/2021
a surge in chip demand fueled by changing habits has pushed the microchip shortage to crisis levels. As more people worked remotely and most major cities enforced lockdowns, people were more inclined to indulge in hobbies, such as gaming, DIY electronic projects and taking advantage of 5G to video chat with friends and family. Hence, chip demand skyrocketed, leaving companies and manufacturers in a bind, which resulted in increased lead time (the time between ordering and delivery) for new product deployment.
Toshiba chairman intends to stay 6/15/2021
Toshiba Corp's (6502.T) chairman on Monday pushed back against calls from shareholders to resign, saying he wanted to help to put things right at the crisis-hit Japanese conglomerate and would bring in new directors.
Qualcomm is waiting at the sideline should Nvidia fail to take over ARM 6/15/2021
Qualcomm would be willing to buy a stake in Arm alongside other industry investors if SoftBank, Arm’s current owner, listed the company on the stock market instead of selling it to Nvidia.
India's PC market doubles over Q1 6/14/2021
Notebooks (including mobile workstations) were the major growth driver, as shipments grew 119% over Q1 2020. Tablets also had one of their biggest quarters since 2016, with 52% year-on-year growth.
Toshiba Europe have demonstrated quantum fibers over a distance of 600 km 6/14/2021
The results hold out the prospect of quantum–secured information being sent between metropolitan areas, and the researchers say the work represents a significant advance towards building a future quantum internet.
Engineers retirement accelerates due to Baby Bloomer's wave 6/14/2021
Over the next 19 years, 10,000 Baby Boomers will become 65 years old every day, the nominal retirement age among engineers and other professions.*
NXP to ship 2 new processors based on TSMC 16nm FinFET process 6/14/2021
NXP’s continued innovation in the S32 family is designed to help carmakers simplify vehicle architecture and deliver the fully connected and configurable car of tomorrow.
Nvidia bought DeepMap to enhance its autonomus driving technology 6/12/2021
“DeepMap is expected to extend our mapping products, help us scale worldwide map operations and expand our full self-driving expertise.”
Better chemistry is needed for the utimate EV battery 6/12/2021
With reports forecasting a 40% chance that the world’s temperature will rise over the next five years beyond the limit of 1.5 degrees Celsius laid out in the Paris climate agreement, it is clear that there’s little time to waste when it comes to creating next-generation batteries, which can easily take another 10 years to fully commercialize.
Hitachi to build R & D fab in Hillsboro, Oregon 6/12/2021
Though the facility wouldn’t manufacture chips itself, Hitachi appears to be betting on growth in U.S. semiconductor production in the coming years.
Intel considers buying SiFive to counter Nvidia's ARM acquisition 6/12/2021
SiFive sell intellectual property such as chip designs to others who ultimately produce the chips.
TSMC is chasing the 2nm dream 6/11/2021
As TSMC’s silicon shrink roadmap appears to end at the 2nm node, the world’s largest semiconductor foundry is turning to a combination of technologies in packaging and new materials to stay on the path of increasing transistor density to boost processing while lowering power demand.
Global semiconductor industry post April sales of US$41.8 billion, up 1.9% sequentially 6/11/2021
The April sales were 21.7% higher than the US$34.4 billion generated during the same period in 2020,
Xilinx bought Silexica for its software development tools 6/11/2021
Silexica’s SLX FPGA tool suite supports developers building applications on FPGAs and Adaptive SoCs. The company's technology will become integrated with the Xilinx Vitis unified software platform and will help to substantially reduce the learning curve for software developers.
Counterfeit chips to flood the market amid shortage 6/11/2021
There, too, demand is surpassing supply – and it is only a question of time before the market is flooded with semiconductors that just about pass for authentic, but in reality, are illegal products that could pose huge safety risks.
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