• Chip shortages slow vehicle production January 11, 2021 - Taipei Times January 11, 2021 A widening global shortage of semiconductors for auto parts is forcing major auto companies to halt or slow vehicle production just as they were recovering from COVID-19 pandemic-related factory shutdowns. Officials at Volkswagen AG, Ford Motor Co, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV, Toyota Motor Corp and Nissan Motor Co all say they have been hit by… Read More
  • Toyota Says Chip Shortage Impacting Output of Texas-Made Trucks January 9, 2021 - Bloomberg Januaray 9, 2021 Toyota Motor Corp. is cutting production of its full-size pickup truck made in Texas due to a global shortage of semiconductors that has impacted many of the world’s largest automakers. The Japanese company expects to trim output of its Tundra model manufactured in San Antonio by 40% this month as a result of limited chip supplies, a… Read More
  • U.S. Takes Strategic Step to Onshore Electronics Manufacturing January 6, 2021 - Spectrum January 6, 2021 Late last week, the U.S. Congress passed the annual policy law that guides the U.S. Defense Department. Tucked away inside the National Defense Authorization Act of 2021 (NDAA) are provisions that supporters hope will lead to a resurgence in chip manufacturing in the United States. The provisions include authorization for what could be billions of dollars of financial… Read More
  • China unveils tax exemption to boost self-sufficiency of domestic chip makers December 18, 2020 - CGTN December 18, 2020 China has announced a 10-year tax exemption policy for its integrated circuit (IC) industry in the latest effort to boost self-sufficiency in the sector that has come under increasing strain with the U.S. attempts to choke off its supply of microchips. Qualified domestic IC manufacturers will enjoy a maximum of 10-year tax exemption from 2020, according… Read More
  • U.S. Defense Department looks to bolster domestic chip manufacture with new program December 17, 2020 - Reuters December 17, 2020 The U.S. Defense Department will soon start soliciting proposals for a program to provide incentives to boost semiconductor manufacturing capabilities in the United States, according to a posting on a government contracting site. Major American semiconductor companies such as Apple Inc, Qualcomm Inc and Nvidia Corp rely on outside manufacturers such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co… Read More
  • 200mm Demand Surges December 17, 2020 - SemiEngineering December 17, 2020 A surge in demand for various chips is causing shortages for select 200mm foundry capacity as well as 200mm fab equipment, and it shows no signs of abating in 2021. Foundry customers will face a shortfall of 200mm capacity at select foundries at least in the first half of 2021, and perhaps beyond. Those customers will… Read More
  • Global chip shortage threatens production of laptops, smartphones and more December 17, 2020 - Reuters December 17, 2020 Makers of cars and electronic devices from TVs to smartphones are sounding alarm bells about a global shortage of chips, which is causing manufacturing delays as consumer demand bounces back from the coronavirus crisis. The problem has several causes, industry executives and analysts say, including bulk-buying by U.S. sanctions-hit Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies, a fire… Read More
  • Global semiconductor market growth to accelerate in 2021, says WSTS December 4, 2020 - DigiTimes December 4, 2020 The global semiconductor market is projected to grow by 8.4% in 2021 following a 5.1% increase this year, according to the autumn 2020 forecast of the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS). The 8.4% market rise next year will be driven by double-digit growth of the memory and optoelectronics segments, WSTS said. All other product categories are… Read More
  • Chip shortages could slow automotive production, VW and suppliers say December 4, 2020 - Reuters December 4, 2020 A shortage of chips used in auto manufacturing could disrupt automotive production in China well into next year, industry officials said Friday, with chip companies saying they are raising prices and expanding their production in response. Automobiles have become increasingly dependent on chips - many of them made in Europe - for everything from computer management… Read More
  • Demand for ICs to stay robust in 2021, say sources December 2, 2020 - DigiTimes December 2, 2020 Taiwan-based IC distributors have enjoyed strong sales so far in 2020 thanks to clients' keen inventory preparations and Huawei's brisk short-term orders ahead of its trade ban by the US government, and the momentum is expected to continue in 2021, according to sources from the semiconductor supply chain. IC distributors including WPG Holdings, WT Microelectronics and… Read More
  • Powerchip hikes prices of chips due to demand December 2, 2020 - Taipei Times December 2, 2020 Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corp (力積電) on Monday said that it has hiked chip prices, as demand has significantly surpassed what it can supply, and expects a chip shortage to worsen next year amid rapidly growing adoption of 5G-related applications. Supply of power management ICs, image sensors and display driver ICs has become so tight that… Read More
  • GlobalWafers close to Siltronic deal December 1, 2020 - Taipei Times December 1, 2020 GlobalWafers Inc (環球晶圓) yesterday said it is in final talks to acquire Germany-based Siltronic AG in a 3.75 billion euro (US$4.5 billion) deal, which might help it compete with its closest rival Sumco Corp of Japan. The acquisition would be the fifth for GlobalWafers since 2008, as it has grown to become the world’s No.… Read More
  • Global Chip Equipment Billings Continue to Soar Amid Pandemic November 23, 2020 - Semi November 23, 2020 The global economy has started down a gradual path to recovery from COVID-19 in recent months as the world continues to combat the virus. Yet one sector – semiconductors – has shown impressive growth powered by a transformation hastened by the pandemic across industries ranging from education and work-from-home to healthcare. Semiconductor sales increased 12% in… Read More
  • Intel to Keep Its Number One Semiconductor Supplier Ranking in 2020 November 23, 2020 - ICInsights November 23, 2020 IC Insights’ November Update to the 2020 McClean Report, released later this month, includes a discussion of the forecasted top-25 semiconductor suppliers in 2020. This research bulletin covers the expected top-15 2020 semiconductor suppliers (Figure 1). The November Update also includes a detailed five-year forecast through 2024 of the IC market by product type (including dollar volume, unit shipments, and average… Read More
  • Taiwan, US to focus on semiconductors November 22, 2020 - TaipeiTimes November 22, 2020 Taiwan and the US on Friday held talks on strengthening their economic relationship, and have identified the semiconductor industry as the top mutual priority in economic cooperation. The talks, under the auspices of the new Economic Prosperity Partnership (EPP) Dialogue, were held virtually and partly in person in Washington, led on the US side by US… Read More
  • TSMC suppliers set to follow chipmaker to U.S. November 20, 2020 - Focus Taiwan November 20, 2020 Several Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) suppliers have voiced their intention to follow TSMC to the United States after the world's largest contract chipmaker finalized its plan to build an advanced 5 nanometer wafer plant in Arizona. Clean equipment maker United Integrated Services Co. (UIS), which was named by TSMC as one of its good… Read More
  • China TSMC Rival HSMC Runs Out of Cash, Ex-CEO Says November 20, 2020 - EETimes November 20, 2020 Wuhan Hongxin Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (HSMC) is the latest casualty in the technology war between China and the United States. The debt-ridden company is insolvent, according to the company’s ex-CEO. “Investors ran short of cash,” ex-CEO Chiang Shang-yi, told EE Times in a message via LinkedIn. “I got caught by surprise. It’s over now, and I’m back home… Read More
  • AMD CEO Lisa Su gets chip industry’s highest honor November 19, 2020 - VentureBeat November 19, 2020 Advanced Micro Devices CEO Lisa Su has received the chip industry’s highest honor as the 2020 recipient of the Robert N. Noyce Award. The Semiconductor Industry Association lobbying group gave her the award in an online ceremony today. The event normally takes place in San Jose, California and has about 1,000 attendees. This is the first time the award has… Read More
  • Upturn Seen For Silicon Wafer Market November 19, 2020 - SemiEngineering November 19, 2020 After a downturn in 2019, the silicon wafer market is expected to rebound in 2020. 2021 looks even better for silicon wafers. Silicon wafers are a fundamental part of the semiconductor business. Every chipmaker needs to buy them in one size or another. Silicon wafer vendors produce and sell bare or raw silicon wafers to chipmakers,… Read More
  • Apple blamed IBM and Intel for Mac chip delays, but TSMC won’t be next November 18, 2020 - Venture Beat November 13, 2020 What happens when the world’s most ambitious mobile chip designer is constrained by the production capacity of its only chip manufacturing partner? Thanks to Apple’s introduction of M1 chips for Macs this week, we might soon find out, but leading chip fabricator TSMC won’t be the one to blame. It’s not hyperbole to state that Apple has… Read More
  • IC shortages to last till demand eases for notebooks, gaming gears, says Foxconn chair November 16, 2020 - DigiTimes November 16, 2020 Shortages of components, especially those ICs fabricated at 8-inch fabs, will not ease until terminal market demand slows down for notebooks, gaming machines and other devices supporting stay-at-home economy, according to Foxconn Technology chairman Young Liu. Liu said IC components have been in short supply due partly to insufficient wafer capacity support for chips vendors and… Read More
  • Samsung’s R&D spending continues to rise in Q3; employment at record high November 16, 2020 - Yonhap News November 16, 2020 Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday its research and development (R&D) spending for the first nine months of the year hit a record high of 15.89 trillion won (US$14.3 billion) amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The figure represented a 600 billion-won increase from a year earlier, and is a more than 5 trillion won increase from… Read More
  • China is losing its bet on chips November 16, 2020 - Mint November 16, 2020 Apple is making its first Mac computers since 2005 without an Intel microprocessor. Instead, the company announced last week, Macs will use Apple’s own M1 processor, fabricated by TSMC, the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Hey, nothing personal, Intel—by now the whole industry knows you botched your transition to sub-10-nanometer chips and are still behind. But this… Read More
  • IC industry output to grow more than 20 percent: TSIA November 16, 2020 - TaipeiTimes November 16, 2020 The production value of Taiwan’s integrated circuit (IC) industry is expected to grow 20.7 percent year-on-year this year on the back of a booming stay-at-home economy and emerging technologies, the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association (TSIA, 台灣半導體協會) said in a report on Friday. The association had earlier estimated growth of 12.6 percent. Production value of the IC… Read More
  • Samsung’s R&D spending continues to rise in Q3; employment at record high November 16, 2020 - Yonhap News Agency November 16, 2020  Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday its research and development (R&D) spending for the first nine months of the year hit a record high of 15.89 trillion won (US$14.3 billion) amid the novel coronavirus pandemic. The figure represented a 600 billion-won increase from a year earlier, and is a more than 5 trillion won increase… Read More
  • Japan, China and other Asian nations sign massive RCEP trade pact November 15, 2020 - JapanTimes November 15, 2020 Asia-Pacific countries including Japan, China and the 10 members of ASEAN signed a regional trade deal on Sunday covering nearly a third of the global economy, wrapping up eight years of negotiations following the withdrawal of India. The 15 signatories to the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership reached the agreement, aimed at cutting tariffs and establishing common… Read More
  • Veeco’s revenue grows 14% in Q3 November 13, 2020 - Semiconductor Today November 13, 2020 For third-quarter 2020, epitaxial deposition and process equipment maker Veeco Instruments Inc of Plainview, NY, USA has reported revenue of $112.1m, up 14% on $98.6m last quarter and 2.8% on $109m a year ago (and above the midpoint of the $100-120m guidance). “While maintaining all health and safety measures [during the COVID-19 pandemic], we continue… Read More
  • Kyocera acquiring Soraa spin-off SLD Laser November 12, 2020 - Semiconductor Today November 12, 2020 Kyocera Corp of Kyoto, Japan (which manufactures fine ceramic components) has agreed to acquire SLD Laser of Goleta, near Santa Barbara, CA, USA (formerly Soraa Laser Diode Inc), which plans to begin operating as a Kyocera group company upon approval of regulatory authorities regarding national anti-trust and investment regulations. Soraa Laser was spun off in… Read More
  • Infineon forecasts strong sales rebound after coronavirus slump November 8, 2020 - Reuters November 8, 2020 German chipmaker Infineon forecast double-digit revenue growth for the year ahead, sending its shares higher even as management proposed to trim the dividend to account for the blow inflicted by the coronavirus pandemic. The Munich-based power chip specialist ditched its financial guidance in March as the coronavirus hit - just before its $10 billion acquisition of… Read More
  • Intel’s success came with making its own chips. Until now November 7, 2020 - Mint November 7, 2020 Intel Corp., more than any other company, represents the historical silicon in “Silicon Valley." It has held its reign not only by designing compelling new circuitry but also by etching it into silicon at its own factories. It was orthodoxy inside Intel. To thrive, it had to remain the maker of its flagship chips that are… Read More
  • Qualcomm on the Edge November 6, 2020 - EE Times November 6, 2020 Qualcomm’s investment in the next-gen cloud infrastructure and edge computing signals the company’s ambition to own the entire mobile compute chain: handset, connection and edge computing. This week, Qualcomm CEO Steve Mollenkopf enthusiastically shared his company’s latest financial results, and $6.5 billion in revenue was about $200 million better than expected for their fourth quarter, an… Read More
  • The Future of Semiconductor Manufacturing November 6, 2020 - EE Times November 6, 2020 While internal manufacturing made sense in the earlier days of the industry, consolidation and speed-to-market success in foundries have enabled leading semiconductor companies to compete successfully without their own manufacturing fabs. Most semiconductor companies nowadays do not have their own fabs — and they don’t need to. Foundries provide the scale, breadth and diversity needed.… Read More
  • How China’s would-be silicon savior became a debt-ridden disappointment October 30, 2020 - SupChina October 30, 2020 The Chinese semiconductor startup HSMC (Wuhan Hongxin Semiconductor Manufacturing) managed to hire the engineers and even a senior executive of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the world’s biggest chipmaker, and attract billions of yuan in government investment and subsidies. It could have been a highlight of China’s efforts in building domestic semiconductor manufacturing capability amid upgrading… Read More
  • Q3 Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 11 Percent Compared to Q2 October 30, 2020 - SIA October 30, 2020 The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled $113.6 billion during the third quarter of 2020, an increase of 11.0 percent over the previous quarter and 5.8 percent more than the third quarter of 2019. Global sales for the month of September 2020 were $37.9 billion, an increase of 4.5 percent over… Read More
  • Output of Taiwan’s IC industry expected to grow over 20% in 2020 October 27, 2020 - FocusTaiwan October 27, 2020 The production value of Taiwan's integrated circuit (IC) industry is expected to grow more than 20 percent from a year earlier in 2020 on the back of solid global demand for emerging technologies such as 5G, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things applications, the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center (IEK) said Tuesday. Citing the results… Read More
  • AMD Confirms Rumored Acquisition of Xilinx October 27, 2020 - EETimes October 27, 2020 AMD said it is buying Xilinx for $35 billion, confirming the news leak several weeks ago. AMD made it clear that this deal is all about high performance computing (HPC): it was the headline of its announcement; it is at the top of AMD’s web site today; and it was the first thing CEO Lisa Su… Read More
  • Regaining The Edge In U.S. Chip Manufacturing October 26, 2020 - Semiconductor Engineering October 26, 2020 The United States is developing new strategies to prevent it from falling further behind Korea, Taiwan, and perhaps even China in semiconductor manufacturing, as trade tensions and national security concerns continue to grow. For years, the U.S. has been a leader in the development of new chip products like GPUs and microprocessors. But from a… Read More
  • SK-Intel NAND deal points to wider shake-up of chip sector October 23, 2020 - Nikkei Asia October 23, 2020 The announcement on Oct. 20 that U.S. chipmaker Intel will sell its NAND flash memory business to South Korea's SK Hynix for $9 billion appears to be a move toward greater consolidation in the industry. It may also be remembered as the first step in Intel's shift away from an integrated device manufacturing, or IDM, business… Read More
  • China to curb ‘chaos’ in semiconductor industry and hold bosses accountable for risky, loss-making projects October 20, 2020 - South China Morning Post October 20, 2020 China will strengthen supervision of new entrants into its “chaotic” semiconductor industry following a number of high-profile collapses during Beijing’s push to reduce its reliance on imports by boosting investment in home-grown computer chip development and manufacturing. Meng Wei, a spokeswoman with the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), said that some companies… Read More
  • How did Intel lose its Silicon Valley crown? October 17, 2020 - Market Watch October 17, 2020 Intel Corp. is still the dominant provider of chips for personal computers and servers, but its reign as the chip king of Silicon Valley has ended, and the unresolved question is whether its woes stem from reaching the limits of technology, the people in charge or a mixture of both. The chip giant announced a… Read More
  • TSMC raises revenue forecast, citing robust 5G demand October 16, 2020 - Taipei Times October 16, 2020 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, 台積電), the sole chip supplier for Apple Inc’s iPhone series, yesterday raised its revenue forecast again, saying that robust demand for 5G smartphones and high-performance-computing (HPC) would help boost revenue this year by 30 percent in US dollar terms. Three months ago, the chipmaker estimated that revenue would grow 20… Read More
  • Semiconductor Industry Announces Research and Funding Priorities to Sustain U.S. Leadership in Chip Technology October 15, 2020 - Semiconductor Industry Association October 15, 2020 The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) and the Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC) today released a preview of their upcoming “Decadal Plan for Semiconductors,” a report outlining chip research and funding priorities over the next decade that will help strengthen U.S. semiconductor technology and spur growth in emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, advanced… Read More
  • Chip machine maker ASML posts growth despite COVID-19 October 15, 2020 - Taipei Times October 15, 2020 Dutch microchip machine maker ASML Holding NV yesterday reported better-than-expected third-quarter sales, with the tech sector still fueling demand despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The company is the world’s leading provider of systems used by the semiconductor industry to manufacture the chips that go in products from mobile phones to cars, and its performance is seen… Read More
  • Wafer Shipments Head for Record Increases October 14, 2020 - EETimes October 14, 2020 Worldwide wafer shipments, as with most global IC market segments, are up and heading for record increases over the next 18 months, according to the latest in a series of rosy forecasts by a semiconductor industry group. SEMI also reported earlier in October that the EDA industry revenue jumped a healthy 12.6 percent during the second… Read More
  • TSMC revenue hits second consecutive record high October 9, 2020 - TaipeiTimes October 9, 2020 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC, 台積電), a supplier to Apple Inc, yesterday reported a record high revenue of NT$127.59 billion (US$4.4 billion) for last month, up 3.8 percent month-on-month and 24.9 percent year-on-year. Last month’s figure marked the second consecutive monthly record, after reaching NT$122.88 billion in August, the company said. TSMC, the world’s largest contract… Read More
  • 5G Rollout on a Steady Ramp Toward Big Growth October 9, 2020 - EETimes October 9, 2020 Mobile network operators in many parts of the world have done a decent job rolling out 5G technology and are beginning to reap needed returns on their huge investments. According to the latest figures from the Global mobile Suppliers Association (GSA), at least 101 mobile operators in 44 countries or territories have launched one or more… Read More
  • AMD Is in Advanced Talks to Buy Xilinx October 8, 2020 - The Wall Street Journal October 8, 2020 Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is in advanced talks to buy rival chip maker Xilinx Inc., according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that could be valued at more than $30 billion and mark the latest big tie-up in the rapidly consolidating semiconductor industry. The companies are discussing a deal that… Read More
  • Huang ‘Confident’ Nvidia-Arm Deal Will Get Past Regulators October 8, 2020 - EETimes October 8, 2020 Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang is confident that the Nvidia-Arm deal, the biggest in semiconductor history at $40 billion, will get past global regulators. Speaking during a “fireside chat” as part of Arm Dev Summit, the company’s developer conference, Huang said that the two companies are complementary and as such, the acquisition would drive innovation forward and… Read More
  • Samsung delivers forecast-beating Q3 performance on mobile, chip recovery October 8, 2020 - Yonhap News Agency October 8, 2020 Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday expected market-forecast beating third-quarter earnings as its chip business apparently remained solid despite a decline in memory prices, and its mobile sales bounced back on pent-up demand amid the pandemic. In its earnings guidance, the South Korean tech giant estimated its operating profit at 12.3 trillion won (US$10.6 billion)… Read More
  • Global smartphone shipments to see double-digit growth in 2021, says Digitimes Research October 7, 2020 - Digitimes October 7, 2020 Following three consecutive years of declines in 2018-2020, global smartphone shipments are expected to grow by a double-digit rate or 150 million units in 2021, bolstered by renewed efforts to build infrastructure and accelerate commercial operations for 5G in Japan, Western Europe and the US, according to Digitimes Research. Looking into the next five years, replacement… Read More
  • Samsung Electronics Clinches Another Foundry Order from Qualcomm October 7, 2020 - BusinessKorea October 7, 2020 Samsung Electronics has clinched another foundry deal from Qualcomm Technologies Inc. to produce its mobile application processors. Last month, it won a 1 trillion won order from Qualcomm to produce its next-generation premium application processor (AP), the Snapdragon 875. This time, it won a contract to manufacture the Snapdragon 750, a 5G-capable AP for mid- to… Read More
  • Apple announces ‘speed’ event next week, new iPhones expected October 6, 2020 - Reuters October 6, 2020 Apple Inc AAPL.O said on Tuesday it would hold a special event on Oct. 13, which most analysts believe will be used to unveil new iPhones with 5G capabilities. Apple hinted at new, faster networking capabilities in the invitation for the event, which read: “Hi, Speed.” In years past, Apple has announced new iPhones in mid-September and started… Read More
  • IFTLE 463: DoD Focuses on “Reshoring” Electronics to the US October 5, 2020 - 3DInCites October 5, 2020 The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) launched its Electronic Resurgence Initiative (ERI) in 2017 with the intention of reshoring a domestic chip industry that has been moving steadily offshore for decades. Microelectronics are a foundational building block of most of our defense systems. Ellen Lord, Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment At this… Read More
  • Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 4.9 Percent Year-to-Year in August October 5, 2020 - PR Newswire October 5, 2020 The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $36.2 billion in August 2020, 4.9 percent more than the August 2019 total of $34.5 billion and 3.6 percent higher than the July 2020 total of $35.0 billion. Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average. SIA represents 95 percent of the U.S. semiconductor industry… Read More
  • Korean chipmakers to benefit from U.S. restrictions on China’s SMIC: analysts October 3, 2020 - Yonhap News Agency October 3, 2020 South Korea's chipmakers are expected to benefit from the United States' export restrictions against China's leading foundry firm, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), analysts here said Saturday, as the ban could give them more opportunities to secure orders. The U.S. Commerce Department recently added SMIC to its blacklist, saying that exports to the Chinese… Read More
  • Foundry Boom Highlights Strategic Chip Technology October 1, 2020 - Pulled from EEtimes October 1, 2020 As semiconductors move front and center in the technology Cold War with China, readers need look no further than recent foundry sales forecasts to see how chip prowess underpins everything from AI to 5G wireless. Pure-play foundry sales are forecast to jump 19 percent this year after declining 1 percent in 2019 and registering… Read More
  • Tech investors predict Nvidia’s $40 billion Arm acquisition will be blocked October 1, 2020 - Pulled from CNBC October 1, 2020 LONDON – Nvidia’s $40 billion acquisition of chip designer Arm will most likely be blocked, according to two technology investors and artificial intelligence experts. In the “State of AI” report published Thursday, Nathan Benaich and Ian Hogarth list eight predictions for the industry over the next 12 months. One of those predictions is: “Nvidia does… Read More
  • Global IC foundry output to surge 17% in 2020, says Digitimes Research September 30, 2020 - Pulled from Digitimes September 30 by Eric Chen The global IC foundry industry output is forecast to increase 17% to US$70 billion in 2020, and rise another 6.8% in 2021, according to Digitimes Research's latest report. Despite the coronavirus pandemic and US-China trade tensions' impacts on the global semiconductor supply chain and overall demand, the output in 2020 will still… Read More
  • Chip Industry Wants $50 Billion to Keep Manufacturing in U.S. September 17, 2020 - Pulled from Semiconductor Packaging News WASHINGTON—Sept. 16, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), today released a study analyzing the impact of proposed federal incentives for domestic semiconductor manufacturing. The report, titled Government Incentives and U.S. Competitiveness in Semiconductor Manufacturing, finds robust federal incentives would reverse the decades-long trajectory of declining chip production in America… Read More
  • What A Difference a Quarter Makes! September 14, 2020 - Pulled from 3DInCites Sep 14, 2020 · By Dean Freeman At the end of the 1st quarter and into early June, the thinking was that the semiconductor and packaging industry would have a rough 2020, or at least back-to-back down years. The impact of Covid-19, supply chain interruptions, and uncertainty surrounding Huawei all were creating fear, uncertainty, and doubt about how the… Read More
  • Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 4.9 Percent Year-to-Year in July September 3, 2020 - Pulled from Semiconductor Industry Association Thursday, Sep 03, 2020, 4:30pm Worldwide sales in July increase 2.1 percent on a month-to-month basis as all major regional markets post sales increases WASHINGTON—Sept. 3, 2020—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $35.2 billion in July 2020, 4.9 percent more than the July 2019 total of $33.5 billion and… Read More
  • Meeting Increasing Performance Requirements in Embedded Applications with Scalable Multicore Processors August 24, 2020 - Pulled From EETimes By Synopsys  08.24.2020  There is a transformation occurring in high-end embedded applications as processing spreads from the cloud to the edge and the end points of the Internet. Performance requirements are increasing rapidly and changing the architecture of processors and how they are implemented in designs. This is behind the increased use of multicore processors to deliver higher performance.… Read More

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