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While vendors are already promoting 6G future 11/4/2021
Sixth-generation “research is in full swing, even though 6G commercial deployment is expected [to be] a decade out,” said Peter Vetter, president of Bell Labs Core Research at Nokia, opening the media roundtable that started this year’s Brooklyn 6G Summit. Research is needed to determine the “future technology” that 6G will be based on and what “future applications” it will utilize, Vetter stated.
TSMC is reported to be in talk with India on new wafer fab 11/3/2021
India’s bureaucracy is apparently working overtime to finalize the capital support plan, with the operation being closely orchestrated from the Prime Minister’s Office.
Intel installed the world's largest roof-top solar system in Penang, Malaysia 11/3/2021
In alignment with the Paris Agreement’s preferred goal to limit global warming to 1.5°C, Keysight Technologies Inc. has started installation of a rooftop solar array at the company’s largest site, located in Penang, Malaysia, with completion estimated for Spring 2022.
Intel shows off new Alder Lake architecture design 11/3/2021
Taking a page from Arm mobile processors, Intel’s hybrid architecture places performance cores and efficiency cores on the same die. A new “Thread Director” feature in Alder Lake will coordinate with Windows 11 to direct different processing threads to the optimal core.
ARM CEO comments on chip shortage 11/3/2021
I’m here to tell you that you might be disappointed because you might not be able to buy everything that you wanted to buy for Christmas. And the reason for that is because of this global shortage of semiconductors that you may have read quite a lot about in the news recently.”
Bosch to invest 400 million Euros in fab expansion 11/2/2021
Confirming it would spend €400 million at its Dresden, Reutlingen and Penang factories, Bosch also insisted it would ramp up production far earlier than planned. The semiconductor crisis has crippled the world’s automakers, with European car production at its lowest level since the 1990s and UK production culled back to 1982 levels.
GlobalFoundries announced capacity sold out for 2023 11/2/2021
Automotive companies and home appliance makers have been struggling for months to obtain enough chips for building products, and now the problem is spreading to electronics manufacturers and their suppliers. Apple, for example, said it will miss out on more than $6 billion in sales this holiday season because of chip shortages. Intel likewise blamed its lower CPU sales on shortages in power supply and networking chips.
Robotics leads the “killer app,” list for 5G besides talking 11/2/2021
Robotics can spur investment by requiring private 5G wireless infrastructure, since existing wired connections cannot enable mobility needed by applications like connected and autonomous factory robots. Robotics can spur investment by requiring private 5G wireless infrastructure, since existing wired connections cannot enable mobility needed by applications like connected and autonomous factory robots.
Migration to DDR5 memory 11/2/2021
Like all iterations of DRAM, DDR5 will need an ecosystem of supporting technologies for it to become dominant, even as advanced workloads drive memory bandwidth requirements.
SK hynix purchased Key Foundry at a $492.55 million acquisition 11/1/2021
Key Foundry, based in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, is a foundry-specialized firm producing chips for its customers using 8-inch wafers.
Weak spending drags down Smartphone sales in China 11/1/2021
Due to weak consumer demand and component shortages, especially 4G SoCs, the country’s smartphone market failed to see any major improvement in sales in Q3 2021.
Ways to stop climate changes 11/1/2021
News reports often indicate that solar and wind power costs less than carbon-based electricity. This is typically true when building both systems start from scratch. However, that is not what we do. Instead, the carbon-based system is already built and paid for, and we add solar or wind power, at additional cost to consumers. In other words, adding green to existing carbon typically fails economically against continuing carbon sources. That’s why economists’ predictions are so dour.
Overheated semiconductor industry show some signs of cooling 11/1/2021
There are indications the overheated semiconductor sector may be cooling off after roughly 18 months of record-breaking demand for silicon, wafers and production gear. However, demand for chip design services remained strong during the previous quarter, registering its highest annual growth rate in a decade.
Samsung Q3 net profit up 31.3% 10/29/2021
Operating profit jumped 28 percent in the third quarter to 15.82 trillion won, the largest since the third quarter of 2018 and the second-highest ever. Sales hit a quarterly record of 73.98 trillion won, up from 66.96 trillion won from a year earlier.
China’s smartphone sales in the third quarter of 2021 declined by 9% 10/29/2021
Due to weak consumer demand and component shortages, especially 4G SoCs, the country’s smartphone market failed to see any major improvement in sales in Q3 2021.
STMicroelectronics offers price competitive automotive module design 10/29/2021
Leveraging ST’s in-house manufacturing and software-development competencies, the Teseo-VIC3DA module enables competitively priced in-car navigation, fleet-management, and insurance-monitoring applications.
Top 10 foundries to raise their quotes over 20% year-on-year 10/29/2021
The top 10 foundries’ annual revenue for 2021 is now expected to surpass $100 billion. As TSMC leads yet another round of price hikes across the industry, annual foundry revenue for 2022 will likely reach $117.69 billion, a 13.3% YoY increase.
AMD reported third-quarter sales up 54% Y-O-Y 10/28/2021
EPS: $0.73, adjusted, versus $0.67 expected, up 16% year-over-year. Revenue: $4.31 billion, versus $4.12 billion expected, up 54% year-over-year.
Global point-of-sale device (POS) shipments expected to reach 270 million units by 2025 10/28/2021
COVID-19 did have a negative impact on the global POS market as most of the retail shops were closed due to lockdowns in 2020. The hospitality sector witnessed a steep decline in shipments due to curbs on outdoor travel across the world during the pandemic. However, healthcare, warehouse and related O2O commerce saw rising POS shipments to ensure better patient and inventory management. Further, rising consumer awareness on cashless transactions, favorable government policies, and technological advancements are invigorating the POS terminals market with newer form factors and capabilities.
Infineon Technologies joins with CapitaLand Investment and Hyundai Motor to empower Asian startups 10/28/2021
“We welcome CapitaLand Investment and Hyundai Motor Group into our Asia Pacific innovation ecosystem. Together, we aim to inspire new electrification and digitalization solutions that address real-world challenges and make the world a better place for all.”
Electrical Vehicles are racing to market 10/28/2021
The electromobility race is set to get more exciting, be it in the Formula E circuits, or in the automotive market, as car makers strive to see their marques gain more market share. While the individual goals may differ, the collective goal of striving for a more sustainable future through technology remains to be achieved.
Siltronic breaks ground on i$3 billion new wafer fab 10/27/2021
Siltronic broke ground on its new wafer manufacturing facility in Singapore on Tuesday (Oct 26), providing a boost to the local semiconductor ecosystem. The new Tampines facility - a $3 billion investment - is the company's biggest and expected to create 600 jobs.
Tata Motors Ltd (TML) and TPG Rise Climate to join force in EV 10/27/2021
TPG Rise Climate along with its co-investor ADQ shall invest in a subsidiary of Tata Motors that will be newly incorporated. TPG Rise Climate along with co-investors shall invest Rs7,500 cr in compulsory convertible instruments to secure between 11% to 15 % stake in this company, translating to an equity valuation of up to $9.1 billion.
GaN solutions to reach a 52% penetration rate in the fast charge market in 2025 10/27/2021
Outlook for these high-power fast chargers appears relatively promising, as more and more companies release their own high-power fast chargers in response to consumers’ increasing energy consumption demand. Fast chargers with a peak power of 140W are the most powerful solution currently available.
Foxconn disclose self-developed EV 10/27/2021
Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) has introduced for the first time, three autonomously developed electric vehicles (EVs): the Model C recreational vehicle, the Model E sedan, and the Model T electric bus. The announcement was made during the livestreamed Hon Hai Tech Day 2021 (HHTD21) event, underlining Hon Hai’s commitment to become a global next-generation automotive manufacturer.
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