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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.
In the global chip shortage substrate suppliers plays important role 9/8/2021
Some industry specialists said they could remain in short supply for years. That has made sourcing the products a priority for chip companies including Intel Corp., Nvidia Corp. and Advanced Micro Devices Inc. and given new clout to the unheralded companies that specialize in making them.
Most Big Techs are to design their own custom chips 9/8/2021
Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Tesla and Baidu are all shunning established chip firms and bringing certain aspects of chip development in-house, according to company announcements and media reports. “Increasingly, these companies want custom-made chips fitting their applications’ specific requirements rather than use the same generic chips as their competitors,” Syed Alam, global semiconductor lead at Accenture
Chips to account for 20% of BOM on your vehicle by 2030 9/8/2021
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger predicted that semiconductors will account for more than 20% of the total premium vehicle bill of materials (BOM) by 2030. That represents a staggering 5x growth rate over 2019’s 4% figure. This comes amid increasing demand for semiconductors generally.
UMC and Chipbond Technology to establish long term alliance 9/7/2021
Chipbond’s operations mainly focus on panel driver IC assembly and testing, flip chip bumping, and wafer level chip scale packages (WLCSP).
Japan's trade ministry supports Western Digital's bid to merge with memory chipmaker Kioxia 9/7/2021
The tie-up could give Japan greater leverage in geopolitical rivalries increasingly dominated by technology, including over shortages of chips. It could also help Japan forge deeper semiconductor industry ties with its U.S. ally, a commitment that President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Suga made in April.
Nvidia stock popped up 15% during August 9/7/2021
This robust performance can be attributed to the graphics chip specialist's release of strong second-quarter results and continued investor enthusiasm about its long-term growth potential.
Toshiba: Chip supply won't meet demand for a year 9/7/2021
Toshiba Corp. said it won’t be able to meet demand for power-regulating chips for another year and, in certain cases, through the end of 2022, offering a fresh warning for makers of cars, consumer electronics and industrial machines.
MicroEJ, joining NXP to offer a wearable platform 9/3/2021
NXP’s i.MX RT500 crossover MCU, coupled with MICROEJ VEE platform, offers an integrated solution for low-power management and small footprint while providing uncompromised performance.
Taiwan received first batch of BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine negotiated through Foxconn 9/3/2021
A cargo flight from Luxembourg carrying the vaccines landed at Taiwan's main international airport at Taoyuan, outside of Taipei, at 7 a.m. (2300 GMT), and was met on the tarmac by Health Minister Chen Shih-chung and Sophie Chang, the TSMC Charity Foundation's chairwoman and Gou's cousin.
Western Digital adds flash smart to enhance its hard drive 9/3/2021
The company’s OptiNAND is a new drive architecture that uses NAND flash to enhance the traditional hard disk drive (HDD) by embedding it with an iNAND embedded flash drive (EFD).
Xiaomi, the Chinese smartphone company, wants to get into EV 9/3/2021
Xiaomi EV Inc., Xiaomi Corp.’s electric vehicle (EV) arm, has completed its business registration with a registered capital of RMB10 billion. Lei Jun, Founder, Chairman and CEO of Xiaomi, is the legal representative of Xiaomi EV. This marks a key milestone of the much anticipated smart EV initiative, which has officially entered a substantial development phase.
Weebit Nano extends development partnership with CEA-Leti 9/2/2021
Weebit Nano, a developer of next-generation memory technologies, has expanded its ongoing strategic development partnership with CEA-Leti, the French research institute, as it looks to further enhance its ReRAM technologies and support its commercialisation efforts.
IBM's Supercomputer to run two new research projects to boost the production of cleaner power 9/2/2021
Last month, the US Department of Energy (DoE), which hosts Summit in Oak Ridge National Laboratory, awarded a total of over seven million node hours on the supercomputer to 20 research teams, two of which belong to GE Research.
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