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Decentralized healthcare application calls for more advanced wearable powering systems 10/5/2021
" We need to innovate and create a combination of power management solutions that works very well with best-in-class sensor solutions,”
European countries are anxiously working on their version of the Chip Act 10/5/2021
“This is not just a matter of our competitiveness. This is also a matter of tech sovereignty.”
AMD is aiming for a 30x increase in the energy efficiency with its Epyc processors chips 10/4/2021
In just a four-year span, a thirtyfold efficiency improvement is a seriously ambitious plan for its Epyc processors – the CPUs which go in servers – and AMD GPU accelerators which are used in AI applications and high-performance computing.
Speedata discloses successful $70 million in new funding 10/4/2021
Speedata, which is building a processor (fabless) to cover the specific area of big data analytics, is coming out of stealth and announcing $70 million in funding to continue building its product and embark on its first commercial deals.
Elliott Management acquired a "significant" stake in troubled Toshiba Corp 10/4/2021
Elliott, one of the world's most powerful activist investors, which oversees some $48 billion in assets, has been invested in Toshiba since 2017 but recently increased its holding to just under 5%, making it a top 10 investor,.
Semiconductor shortage hit smartphone Industry hard 10/4/2021
2021 are expected to grow by only 6% annually to 1.41 billion units, down from the initial projection of 9% annual growth to 1.45 billion units.
Micron declares its 1a (1-alpha) DRAM and 176-layer NAND process nodes have reached mature levels 10/1/2021
"We believe we are several quarters ahead of the industry in deployment of these process technologies," according to company president and CEO Sanjay Mehrotra.
Taiwan to respect U.S. information and disclosure rules on chip shortage 10/1/2021
The White House asked automakers, chip companies and others last week to provide information on the chip shortage that has forced cuts to U.S. auto production, and to take the lead in helping to solve it.
Intel to spend $20 billionon two new fabs in Arizona 10/1/2021
Intel has begun building two massive chip fabs in Arizona at $10 billion a piece once fully equipped.
U.S. and E.U. agreed to deepen cooperation to strengthen semiconductor supply chains 10/1/2021
Launching a new forum, the U.S.-EU Trade and Technology Council (TTC), senior cabinet officials from both continents also pledged to cooperate on the screening of investments on export controls for sensitive dual-use technologies and on the development of artificial intelligence (AI).
Qualcomm smart city and IoT ecosystem now 400 members strong 9/30/2021
The group includes system integrators, hardware and software providers, cloud solution providers, design and manufacturing companies, and more — all focused on delivering smart end-to-end solutions for modern cities, spaces, and enterprises.
Micron see suuply chain to ease by 2022 9/30/2021
The company said, however, that supply-chain constraints that have roiled the electronics industry all year should become less of a burden during the course of 2022.
M&A activity slows down after Q1 surge 9/30/2021
Pace of semiconductor acquisition agreements fell back over the next five months of 2021, putting this year’s total M&A value at $22.0 billion for the January-August timeperiod,
World wide notebook shipment projected to be 240 million units 9/30/2021
Factors such as a wave of replacement demand for commercial notebooks in Europe and North America due to the return to physical workplaces, as well as brands’ aggressive efforts to rush out their 4Q21 shipments ahead of time due to global port congestions, became the primary drivers of notebook demand in 3Q21. Hence, annual notebook shipment for 2021 will likely reach 240 million units, a 16.4% year-on-year increase.
Volkswagen Group to build battery system pant in China 9/29/2021
Initial annual capacity will be 150,000 to 180,000 high-voltage battery systems for Volkswagen Anhui’s all-electric vehicles based on the Group’s Modular Electric Drive Toolkit.
Company to set up 10,000 EV charging stations in India 9/29/2021
The new move has been announced under Hero Electric’s partnership with the Delhi-based EV charging solutions start-up Massive Mobility. The company also said that its new set up will be available for use by all EV owners and will thus help standardization between manufacturers.
Robust foundry growth to reach 23% this year 9/29/2021
Growth is forecast to lift total foundry sales to $107.2 billion in 2021, a 23% increase that would match the record growth rate set in 2017.
Showa Denko signs contract to supply SiC epitaxial wafers for power semiconductors to Toshiba 9/29/2021
Toshiba has been developing and commercializing various kinds of SiC-based power devices including inverters for railcars, while adopting SiC epi-wafers manufactured by SDK as main material for SiC-based schottky barrier diode (SiC SBD) and SiC-based metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (SiC MOSFET).
Apple’s iPhone 14 chip may be fabricated on 3D wafer process 9/28/2021
TSMC will launch the 3D Fabric packaging platform to coincide with the firm’s new 3nm processors, per reports.
Intel is looking for U.S. site to host 8 new fabs 9/28/2021
“As the only U.S.-based leading-edge chipmaker, we are committed to building on this long-term investment and helping the United States regain semiconductor leadership,” said Gelsinger.
Federal Reserve Chairman speaks on chip shortage 9/28/2021
Powell said "These constraints are particularly acute in the motor vehicle industry, where the worldwide shortage of semiconductors has sharply curtailed production."
Elon Musk: "New semiconductor plants that are planned or under construction should be sufficient ." 9/28/2021
"There's a lot of chip fabrication plants that are being built," "I think we will have good capacity for providing chips by next year,"
Talent deficit adds trouble to the semiconductor shortage 9/27/2021
Four in five companies surveyed had difficulty finding the skilled labor they needed to improve production, and fully half of respondents reported "extreme difficulty."
Tesla contracated Samsung to fabricate its auto chips 9/27/2021
Samsung will manufacture Tesla Inc.’s next-generation hardware 4 (HW 4.0) chip for the top US electric carmaker’s fully autonomous driving technology. According to multiple industry sources on Thursday, Samsung is certain to beat bigger foundry rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) to win the contract.
IDC predicts semiconductor overcapacity in 2023 9/27/2021
IDC expect to see normalization and balance by the middle of 2022, with a potential for overcapacity in 2023 as larger scale capacity expansions begin to come online towards the end of 2022.
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