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Samsung talks about 8th generation V-NAND stacks 200 layers 6/10/2021
“The company has already secured a working chip of its 8th generation V-NAND solution featuring over 200 layers and plans to introduce it to the market in accordance with consumer demand,”
Biden turns to South Korea to ease chip shortages 6/10/2021
“The fact that most advanced technology links in the semiconductor supply chain are concentrated among countries that are U.S. allies and partners creates an opportunity to forge a cooperative, multilateral approach to semiconductor-related issues,” the report said.
Siemens Digita acquired proFPGA desktop prototyping technologies 6/10/2021
proFPGA technology is already part of Siemens’ Xcelerstor portfolio as part of its EDA IC verification products. Bringing the proFPGA technology and team in-house can allow Siemens to more fully integrate and optimize the scalable
Senate passed $250 billion bill to boost U.S. Tech sectors 6/10/2021
The 68-32 vote on the legislation was a rare spot of bipartisanship in an otherwise polarized Senate and a clear indicator of the concern in both political parties that the U.S. risks falling behind its biggest global competitor.
Macronix International runs booming business 6/9/2021
Macronix' May revenue represented increases of 5.1% on month and 41.3% from a year earlier. The company's cumulative 2021 revenue through May grew 11.3% on year to NT$17.44 billion.
China is capable to delay the Nvidia/ Arm merger 6/9/2021
When the deal was announced last September, Nvidia and Arm said it would take approximately 18 months to go through. But Chinese regulators could take up to 18 months from now to reach a conclusion, according to the Chinese antitrust lawyers cited by the FT. Regulators in the U.K., Europe and the U.S. are also probing the deal.
Bosch opened a 1 billion euro ($1.2 billion) chip plant in Dresden 6/9/2021
The plant, located in a semiconductor hub near Dresden, opens as the automotive industry battles a global chip shortage, and will increase Bosch’s ability to serve carmakers directly, relying less on third-party manufacturers.
GlobalFoundries countersues IBM 6/9/2021
GlobalFoundries on Monday sued International Business Machines Corp (IBM.N), asking a judge to rule that it did not violate a contract with the U.S. company which claims it is owed $2.5 billion in damages.
UMC pledged to be "Carbon Zero" by 2050 6/8/2021
In the meantime, UMC has obtained admission into RE100, becoming the second semiconductor wafer foundry in this initiative, and committed to use 100% renewable energy by 2050 by setting progressive goals of 15% by 2025 and 30% by 2030.
Winbond see profit double in 2021 6/8/2021
Rising specialty DRAM and NOR flash memory prices are set to boost net profits at Winbond Electronics in the second quarter of 2021, which are likely to more than double those generated in the prior quarter.
Taiwan trade association concluded that the country leads in semiconductor design revenue 6/8/2021
Taiwanese chip design companies’ sales added up to TWD260.2 billion, up 49.1 percent from a year earlier, in the first quarter of this year.
Samsung is progressing on non-memory chips 6/8/2021
Samsung see sales of its non-memory business particularly the system LSI segment boom this year, buoyed by strong demand for handset application processors, CMOS image sensors, power management chips and display driver ICs.
IMINT Image Intelligence offers video enhancement software for Snapdragon 778G 5G Mobile Platform 6/7/2021
The Vidhance solutions will come pre-optimised for use with the Snapdragon 778G Reference Design, the prototype hardware that is used by smartphone manufacturers to evaluate the platform’s capabilities and design their own mobile products.
Rising memory prices helps company like Nanya and Adata 6/7/2021
Nanya already saw its DRAM ASPs rise 15% sequentially in the first quarter of 2021, when the company posted a 192.7% on-quarter hike in net profits. The company expects to see its DRAM ASPs continue rising in the second quarter, with about flat growth in bit shipments.
With 3 new factories being built, question comes to water supply for Arizona 6/7/2021
At present, in the face of climate change, Arizona is facing a deepening water crisis and some of the state’s all-important aquifers have an uncertain future.
Broadcom screens incoming order to avoid double , triple ordering amid IC shortage 6/7/2021
“We do not want our customers, to buy, to hoard, to create buffers, to buy ahead of what they need,” says CEO Hock Tan
Global internet of things (IoT) market to worth $1.1 trillion by 2024 6/4/2021
The global IoT market was worth $622 billion in 2020, up from $586 billion in 2019, and will grow to reach $1.077 trillion by 2024, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13% over the period, according to GlobalData forecasts.
NXP's auto chip now made with TSMC 16nm FinFET process 6/4/2021
This marks the migration of NXP's S32 family of processors to increasingly advanced process nodes as automobiles continue to evolve into powerful computing platforms.
South Korea was the world's largest spender on chip equipment 6/4/2021
South Korea, home to major memory chip producers Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc., spent US$7.31 billion in chipmaking equipment in the January-March period, up 118 percent from a year ago, according to quarterly billings data from SEMI.
Texas Instruments has quietly maintained leadership in the analogue world 6/4/2021
With analogue sales of $10.9 billion and 19% market share, Texas Instruments maintained its firm grip as the leading supplier of analogue devices in 2020, according to IC Insights’ April Update to the 2021 McClean Report.
Micron has achieved 176-layer NAND and 1a (1-alpha) DRAM technology 6/3/2021
Micron president and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra made the announcements during a Computex keynote, in which he shared a vision for computing innovation and the central role memory and storage play in enabling enterprises to seize the full potential of the data economy.
Nvidia is confident that the ARM merger will be approved 6/3/2021
Government approval in China and elsewhere may come later this year or in 2022, Huang said over video at the Computex conference in Taipei on Wednesday. He pointed out that an earlier acquisition took about a year and a half so it is likely the current process will be similar.
TSMC new fab construction starts in Arizona 6/3/2021
Speaking at the company's annual technology presentation to clients and investors, held online for the second straight year because of the pandemic, CEO C.C. Wei said the planned factory remains on track to start volume production of chips using the company's 5-nanometer production technology starting in 2024.
Qualcomm to provide 5G Snapdragon to Taiwan laptop partners 6/3/2021
The firm said its Snapdragon processors give laptops good artificial intelligence, videoconferencing and audio capabilities, along with a long battery life.
Large data center companies in South Korea are signing up with AI server IC suppliers 6/2/2021
AI semiconductors have recently grown in demand from data center operators, which require the chips to efficiently process copious amounts of data.
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