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Silicon Laboratories regroups on IoT devices after spin off automotive division 9/16/2021
Silicon Laboratories Inc introduced new chips and software to deepen its pursuit of the internet-of-things (IoT) market after completing a spinoff of several business units earlier this year.
Top fabless companies in the world saw their second-quarter revenue jump by 60% 9/16/2021
Chip producers remained unable to meet global demand, with total revenue reaching US$29.8 billion (NT$824.82 billion) for the second quarter, a year-on-year rise of 60.8%, TrendForce said.
European Commission announce a new chipmaking "ecosystem", to keep the EU competitive 9/16/2021
"We will present a new European Chips Act. The aim is to jointly create a state-of-the-art European chip ecosystem, including production. That ensures our security of supply and will develop new markets for ground-breaking European tech."
Apple‘s new A15 Bionic processor hosts 15 billion transistors 9/16/2021
The processor is built in a 5-nanometer manufacturing node and it is 50% faster than the competition in central processing unit (CPU) performance.
Conventional memory will be sufficient for Ubiquitous AI applications 9/15/2021
Not every machine learning and inference task will require advanced memory technology. Instead, proven conventional memories can handle AI at the edge, and distributed AI could be exactly what 5G needs to really shine.
TSMC to build new plant south side of the Taiwan Island 9/15/2021
The TSMC facility is expected to produce 7-nm and 6-nm chips, which are currently used for mobile, computing, and graphics processors for AMD, Nvidia, and MediaTek. Construction could start as soon as next year, although the facility will not be up and running until 2023 or 2024.
Global semiconductor equipment market to reach $100 billion 9/15/2021
Powered by digital transformation and other secular technology trends, global semiconductor equipment investments for front end fabs in 2022 are expected to reach nearly $100 billion to meet soaring demand for electronics after topping a projected $90 billion this year, both new records.
Synopsys has new president and COO 9/15/2021
Synopsys Inc. has appointed Sassine Ghazi as president and chief operating officer, effective November 1, 2021. Chi-Foon Chan will transition from his co-CEO position over the first half of fiscal 2022, after which he will continue to support the company’s long-term success in a new role.
Chinese computer manufacturer, Ramaxel, selects Onsemi as chipset partner 9/14/2021
“As an emerging leader in the fast-growing cloud market, we must have confidence in our suppliers. onsemi has become a strategic partner for us due to their superior quality, innovation, efficiency, technical support and supply capabilities that enabled us to streamline our development process and prepare for high volume production,”
Hon Hai makes auto chip with 40nm process 9/14/2021
Chen Wei-ming , head of Hon Hai’s semiconductor business group, said the company was using TSMC’s 40-nanometer process for ECU production.
Q3 outlook robust for Semiconductor Industry 9/14/2021
Also, the big three memory IC suppliers—Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron—are each expected to post a 10% increase and Kioxia is anticipated to show an 11% jump in 3Q21 sales as demand remains strong for memory in data center servers, enterprise computing, and for 5G smartphones and related infrastructure.
TSMC to raise 1 billion dollar bond for expansion 9/14/2021
A TSMC board meeting held on Friday saw the greenlight given to the bond sale after the chipmaker announced in August that it would sell US$1 billion worth of bonds on Taiwan's international bond section of the over-the-counter (OTC) market.
New available bendable RAM for flexible processor systems 9/13/2021
Researchers at Stanford University report developing a flexible phase-change memory device, which doesn't need power in its state. While other memory chips have been made flexible, there was still a power issue in operating the memories.
TSMC August hit $4.9 billion 9/13/2021
TSMC has announced consolidated revenue of NT$137.43 billion (US$4.97 billion) for August 2021, up 10.3% sequentially and 11.8% on year.
Global semiconductor industry sales topped $45 billion in the month of July 9/13/2021
That represents a an increase of 29% over July 2020 and is up 2.1% on June 2021. Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organisation and represent a three-month moving average.
Canon buys Canadian chip company 9/13/2021
Redlen is set to become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Canon and the deal is part of a broader plan to expand into the medical business.
Cadence collaborates with Samsung Foundry to deliver3nm Mixed-Signal technology 9/10/2021
Using the Mixed-Signal OpenAccess-ready PDK with the Virtuoso and Innovus platforms, customers can seamlessly access mixed-signal designs in a common OpenAccess database.
EU to decide on Nvidia/ARM merger on Oct. 13 9/10/2021
The world's biggest maker of graphics and AI chips announced the deal last year, triggering concerns in the semiconductor industry over whether Arm could remain a neutral player licensing key intellectual property to customers and rivals.
Applied Materials to offer tools to improving die-to-wafer and wafer-to-wafer bonding 9/10/2021
The development is improved software modelling and simulation for die-to-wafer hybrid bonding – which uses direct copper-to-copper interconnects to increase I/O density and shorten the wiring length between chiplets.
Qualcomm wants to work with foundries in Europe 9/10/2021
To tackle a chip shortage that has hit Europe's carmakers and exposed its dependence on Asia, the EU is pushing for multibillion-dollar investments to double the continent's share of global chip production over the next decade.
Mexico wants to get a piece of the Silicon Business 9/9/2021
Mexico to seek the relocation of semiconductor supply chains to Mexico.
Korean suppliers see high demand on memory chips 9/9/2021
Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix are optimistic about their business performances for the second half of 2021 thanks to strong memory demand for mobile devices and servers, according to Digitimes Research.
MediaTek to add 2,000 jobs to it's work force 9/9/2021
The company aims to hire over 2,000 new employees through a recruitment campaign targeting soon-to-be-graduates this year, a three-fold increase from previous years as it expects sales to grow in 2022.
Intel reserves Ireland Fab capacity for auto chips 9/9/2021
"Cars are becoming computers with tires. You need us and we need you... The aim is to create a centre of innovation in Europe, for Europe," Gelsinger said.
Samsung is to decide on their foundry plant soon 9/8/2021
According to news reports and industry sources on Monday, Samsung will soon make its decision on the location of a $17 billion chip plant in the US. Along with Austin, the state capital of Texas, Taylor in Williamson County, Texas, has recently risen as a possible candidate according to public documents.
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