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Brexit could have stopped Intel from building new fabs in UK 10/8/2021
"Post-Brexit... we're looking at EU countries and getting support from the EU". said Intel's Pat Gelsinger.
Texas Instruments' GaN and MPU technology creates an enterprise server power supply unit for data centers 10/8/2021
According to TI, the combination can offer up to 99.2 percent efficiency and overall power cost reductions. Steve Tom, TI’s product line manager for GaN technology, said the coupling of its GaN power technology with C2000 MCUs boosts time-critical processing, precision control as well as software and peripheral scalability.
Deep EUV to carry Moore's Law for 10 more years 10/8/2021
Starting in the first half of 2023 ASML plans to offer customers equipment that takes EUV numerical aperture (NA) higher to 0.55 NA from the existing 0.33 NA. The company believes that the new equipment will help chip makers reach process nodes well beyond the current threshold (2nm) for at least another 10 years,
Cadence Design offers comprehensive 3D-IC platform to integrates 3D design analysis in one cockpit 10/8/2021
The platform underpins Cadence’s third-generation 3D-IC solution, providing customers with system-driven power, performance and area (PPA) for individual chiplets through integrated thermal, power and static timing analysis capabilities.
Stanford researchers lowers PCM (phase-change memory) switch power 10/7/2021
Researchers at Stanford University who came together working in separate areas have been able to demonstrate a lower switching current density of ~0.1 mega-ampere per square centimeter in flexible superlattice PCM, which is one to two orders of magnitude lower than in conventional PCM on flexible or silicon substrates.
Semiconductor shortage is becoming a Global norm 10/7/2021
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC), the world’s biggest foundry service provider, said that it expects its revenue to expand more than 20 percent this year from last year. TSMC has reportedly raised prices by 10 to 20 percent for new orders.
Taiwan government is ready to backup TSMC should the U.S. government push to disclose sensitive investor data 10/7/2021
The company told her it would adhere to basic business principles, providing information where it could, but without harming the interests of shareholders and clients, CNA reported.
Nvidia offers early concessions to EU on the Arm merger deal 10/7/2021
The European Commission has extended the deadline for its decision on the deal till October 27 and did not reveal what concessions Nvidia Corp offered, as per policy.
Intel' tested Alder Lake processor platform to embrace DDR5 memory 10/6/2021
The chipmaker (via momomo_us) has released a new document that lists the different DDR5-4800 memory modules that have been validated for its next-generation platform. Perhaps one of these models will land the first DDR5 spot on our best RAM list.
TSMC complains that some companies are hoarding chips during shortage 10/6/2021
The issue has become a political hot potato given the scarcity of chips and supply transparency. Contract chipmakers, including TSMC, have been operating at full capacity to meet increased demand during the pandemic.
GlobalFoundries files for $25 Billon IPO 10/6/2021
>GlobalFoundries said Monday in its Securities and Exchange Commission prospectus that Mubadala, a United Arab Emirates state investment fund, will list its shares on the Nasdaq and “continue to have substantial control after this offering.” Mubadala currently owns 100% of the company.
Cree changed name to Wolfspeed 10/6/2021
Cree Inc shares previously traded on the Nasdaq Global Select Market, and newly renamed North Carolina-based Wolfspeed now will trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "WOLF."
Chip Industry in Taiwan can be interrupted with the latest China aggression 10/5/2021
Warplanes sent by Beijing made a record 93 flights close to Taiwan over a three-day period starting Friday, prompting the U.S. State Department to express concern and urge China to cease its “provocative” actions.
Low-power networking to revolutionize the extracting latex from rubber trees 10/5/2021
Network communicates weather conditions, including temperature, air pressure, and humidity of the rubber trees. Once all pre-set conditions are met, the SoC triggers the rubber tapping motors to perform autonomous cutting,
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.
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