Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

November 29, 2022

Lumen Technologies to Present at the UBS Global TMT Conference

PR Newswire -- Chris Stansbury, executive vice president and chief financial officer at Lumen Technologies (NYSE: LUMN), will present at the UBS Global TMT Conference on December 6. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 1:20 p.m. ET. A live webcast link to the...

November 29, 2022 09:14 PM

Intel becomes a landowner in Germany

Media -- Electronics360 - Intel Corp. has become a landowner in Magdeburg, Germany, the location of its planned European semiconductor fab.

November 29, 2022 08:54 PM

SIA: Semiconductor demand expected to rebound in second half of 2023

Media -- SemiMedia - According to the latest report from the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), 2022 will be a year of historic significance for the semiconductor industry, but the industry continues to face major challenges....

November 29, 2022 08:41 PM

Micron Technology begins mass production of cutting-edge DRAM in Hiroshima, Japan

Media -- SemiMedia - According to reports, Micron Technology has started mass production of the most cutting-edge DRAM at its Hiroshima factory in Japan on November 16.

The Hiroshima factory was acquired by Micron when it acquired...

November 29, 2022 08:40 PM

Semiconductor market decline reshuffles top 10 ranking

Media -- Evertiq - Following a record run, the semiconductor market has cooled down and consumer confidence has waned resulting in a historic drop. But how does this affect the ranking of the top 10 semiconductor companies?

November 29, 2022 08:38 PM

Rohm to mass produce SiC power semiconductors in December, challenging incumbent leaders

Media -- DIGITIMES - Rohm Semiconductor will be mass-producing SiC power semiconductors starting in December 2022, mainly for inverter application. It makes power consumption more efficient and can add around 10% of additional mileage when equipped on EVs.

November 29, 2022 08:37 PM

Everlight files patent infringement lawsuit in Taiwan

Media -- DIGITIMES - LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against two fellow LED makers in Taiwan.

November 29, 2022 08:36 PM

SMIC unveils 12-inch fab expansion project over next 5-7 years

Media -- DIGITIMES - China foundry leader Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) recently revealed that a monthly capacity of 340,000 12-inch wafers would be generated when its new fabs come online.

November 29, 2022 08:36 PM

Semiconductor sales to drop 5% in 2023, says IC Insights

Media -- DIGITIMES - Worldwide semiconductor sales are forecast to drop 5% in 2023 after hitting a record high in 2022, according to IC Insights.

November 29, 2022 08:36 PM

Sony Semiconductor's New Chipset Revolutionizes IoT Deployments

TMCnet -- Sony Semiconductor Israel's ALT1350 chipset is designed to support the market needs of utilities, vehicles, tracking devices, smart cities, connected health and other verticals.

November 29, 2022 08:13 AM

Arms Race for FPGA Security Never Stops

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - Ensuring the highest possible level of security in highly integrated programmable devices is a persistent concern, given the exponential growth of FPGA applications in the data center, aerospace and defense, automotive, industrial,...

November 29, 2022 08:04 AM

Competitive Edge on Speed Is the Key to HBM Products' Success

Aspencore -- EETimes - HBM (High-Bandwidth Memory) is a high-value-added DRAM product that provides high bandwidth and is used in computing systems that require high performance, such as supercomputers and AI accelerators. The development of such computing technologies...

November 29, 2022 08:03 AM

Tech companies begin rerouting critical chip supplies to trucks with rail strike looming

Media -- CNBC - Business - Semiconductor chip suppliers are among companies starting to send more cargo to trucks ahead of a potential freight railroad strike.

November 29, 2022 07:43 AM

Gartner Forecasts Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Growth to Decline 3.6% in 2023

Think -- Gartner - Global semiconductor revenue is projected to decline 3.6% in 2023, according to the latest forecast from Gartner, Inc. In 2022, the market is on pace to grow 4% and total $618 billion.

November 29, 2022 07:01 AM

STMicroelectronics achieves EMVCo certification for biometric-payment platform, cutting time-to-market for card issuers

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - STMicroelectronics achieves EMVCo certification for biometric-payment platform, cutting time-to-market for card issuers

November 29, 2022 06:04 AM

TI expands space-grade product portfolio with radiation-hardened and radiation-tolerant plastic packages for missions from new space to deep space

Electronics -- Texas Instruments Newsroom - Engineers can use new ADCs and power semiconductors to increase thermal efficiency and reduce system size and weight while meeting radiation and reliability requirements

November 29, 2022 06:02 AM

Infineon and TSMC to introduce RRAM technology for automotive AURIX(tm) TC4x product family

Electronics -- Infineon - Infineon Technologies AG (FSE: IFX / OTCQX: IFNNY) and TSMC today announced the companies are preparing to introduce TSMC's Resistive RAM (RRAM) Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) technology into Infineon's next...

November 29, 2022 06:01 AM

The semiconductor market declines into uncharted territory

Media -- Evertiq - It would be an understatement to say that the semiconductor market has experienced an exceptional run of sequential revenue growth over the past years. But the party very much seems to be over.

November 29, 2022 05:51 AM

IC Insights: DRAM market to fall by -18% in 2022

Media -- SemiMedia - According to IC Insights' latest report, weak economic conditions and high inflation have slowed global demand for personal computers, mainstream smartphones and other consumer electronics, according to a new report...

November 29, 2022 05:50 AM

Tale of Two Halves for DRAM Market

Media -- Evertiq - The DRAM market often enjoys robust sales in the second half of the year when system makers place orders for memory to use in their new generation of products that they plan to release for the year-end holiday season. That scenario has not panned...

November 29, 2022 05:45 AM

2023 Outlook: 8 trends to shape semiconductor industry in 2023 and beyond

Media -- DIGITIMES - The tumultuous year of 2022 triggered the correction of the semiconductor industry inventory, and firms are responding to the short-term downcycle, but there are trends developing in the background that are worth monitoring.

November 29, 2022 05:43 AM

China's imports of IC-making equipment from Dutch doubled in October

Media -- DIGITIMES - According to official data, China's overall imports of equipment for semiconductor manufacturing declined by nearly 30%, while IC-making equipment's growth remains flat.

November 29, 2022 05:35 AM

Renesas, Onsemi cutting backend orders for automotive ICs

Media -- DIGITIMES - Renesas and On Semiconductor (Onsemi) have started scaling back backend orders for their automotive chips in the fourth quarter of 2022, which may indicate the easing of automotive chip shortages, according to industry sources.

November 29, 2022 05:34 AM

Arm confirms IPO delay till later in 2023, blames global markets

Enterprise -- The Register - Just look at the 'state' of them, says UK semiconductor designer, but says float will still happen

The troubled public offering of Brit chip designer Arm looks set to be delayed until sometime next year, amid fears that worsening economic...

November 29, 2022 05:18 AM

Change of guards at Intel Foundry Services (IFS)

Aspencore -- EDN - Randhir Thakur, senior VP and president of Intel Foundry Services (IFS), is leaving after a rollercoaster ride to turn Intel into a world-class systems foundry. While at the helm of Intel's IDM 2.0 drive, he recently expressed hope that IFS will...

November 29, 2022 05:03 AM

DRAM's Wild Slide

Aspencore -- EPS News - The DRAM market often enjoys robust sales in the second half of the year when system makers place orders for memory to use in their new generation of products that they plan to release for the year-end holiday season, according to IC Insights....

November 29, 2022 05:02 AM

ASML Supervisory Board changes announced

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - ASML Supervisory Board changes announced

November 29, 2022 04:20 AM

Layoffs waits at GlobalFoundreis as the company looks to cut costs

Media -- Evertiq - The semiconductor manufacturer is planning to reduce its workforce as the company looks to navigate itself through a period of weaker demand and increased costs.

November 29, 2022 03:48 AM

AMD issues price increase notice

Media -- SemiMedia - Nov. 23, 2022 /SemiMedia/ -- According to the supply chain, AMD recently issued a price increase notice, saying that it will increase the price of some of its products.

AMD stated in the notice that due to the increase in supply chain investment...

November 29, 2022 03:48 AM

TSMC caught in geopolitical shackles for overseas capacity expansions

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC reportedly has plans to build a 3nm fab in the US, adjacent to its 5nm fab under construction in Arizona, and also plans to set up a fab in Germany focusing on 28 nm automotive chips to serve local clients, apparently indicating that...

November 29, 2022 03:47 AM

Global DRAM sales to fall 18% in 2022, says IC Insights

Media -- DIGITIMES - The global DRAM market is forecast to reach US$29.3 billion in the second half of 2022, down 40% from US$49 billion in the first half of the year, according to IC Insights. Sales for all of 2022 will register an 18% on-year fall.

November 29, 2022 12:12 AM

November 28, 2022

Warren Buffett buys billions of dollars worth of TSMC stock

Enterprise -- The Register - There's gold in them there chip mountains? World's sixth richest man seems to think so

Warren Buffett, the sixth richest man on the planet and historically a tech averse stock market gambler, has bought around $5 billion worth of Taiwan...

November 28, 2022 11:46 PM

Designers are Adapting to the Chip Shortage

Aspencore -- EPS News - Electronics component inventories are loosening up, but OEMs are still struggling to secure devices essential to their product designs. Moreover, engineering teams are being asked to consider component sourcing when developing the next generation...

November 28, 2022 11:02 PM

Japan to set up new semiconductor outfit with IBM's help

Enterprise -- The Register - 2nm and beyond: Interesting time to get into bed with American chip giant

Japan looks set inject 70 billion yen ($500 million) into a new semiconductor company amid plans to jump-start next generation advanced chip production with the help...

November 28, 2022 10:36 PM

GlobalFoundries expects semi market dip - but only in first half of 2023

Enterprise -- The Register - Foundries folk pity the fool who writes off whole of 2023, though analyst says GF crew is 'optimistic'

Semiconductor manufacturing biz GlobalFoundries expects weakening chip demand to bottom out in the first half of 2023, as it announced...

November 28, 2022 10:26 PM

TSMC reportedly looks to raise a second Arizona chip fab

Enterprise -- The Register - America's Chip Act looking a bit less like 'expensive exercise in futility'

Taiwan's chipmaking giant TSMC is said to be preparing to build another semiconductor fabrication plant in Arizona, alongside the facility it completed this summer,...

November 28, 2022 10:25 PM

Fabless Companies Can Expect to Regain Leverage as Capacity Grows

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - The next few years could be a good period for fabless semiconductor companies, especially with the expected growth in fab capacity meaning fabs will need to fill their production lines. That's the view of seasoned electronics industry...

November 28, 2022 10:02 PM

IC Market Can Expect Q2 2023 Rebound

Aspencore -- EPS News - Over its 60-year history, the IC industry is well known for its cyclical behavior. Looking back to the mid-1970s, there hasn't been a period where the IC market declined for more than three quarters in a row, according to IC Insights. Following...

November 28, 2022 10:02 PM

November 27, 2022

GlobalFoundries to tackle the supply chain with new appointment

Media -- Evertiq - Ashlie Wallace will lead GlobalFoundries' global supply chain operations, including logistics, supply planning, sourcing, and procurement. She will step into her new role on November 28, 2022.

November 27, 2022 05:34 AM

November 24, 2022

Intersil-Brand Radiation-Hardened ICs Lift Off Onboard Artemis 1

Media -- Evertiq - Renesas Electronics Corporation, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced that hundreds of its radiation-hardened (rad-hard) integrated circuits (ICs), including over 50 different part numbers, are onboard the Artemis...

November 24, 2022 09:35 PM

Impossible for TSMC to distribute production in many countries, says founder

Media -- DIGITIMES - While many countries have welcomed fab investments from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), it is impossible for the foundry to set up fabs in many countries, according to TSMC founder Morris Chang at a press conference at Taiwan's...

November 24, 2022 09:23 PM

Foxconn names Chiang Shang-yi as semiconductor strategy officer

Media -- DIGITIMES - Hon Hai Technology Group (Foxconn) has named semiconductor veteran Chiang Shang-yi as its semiconductor strategy officer.

November 24, 2022 09:20 PM

TSMC rumored to make Tesla's next-gen self-driving chips

Media -- DIGITIMES - EV maker Tesla is rumored to have placed a massive order with TSMC to manufacture its next-generation Full Self-Driving (FSD) chips, potentially making it one of the Taiwan-based foundry's largest customers, according to various reports citing...

November 24, 2022 09:14 PM

TSMC wafer prices for 3nm top US$20,000

Media -- DIGITIMES - TSMC has seen its sale price per wafer rise exponentially starting from sub-10nm process nodes, with wafer prices for 3nm topping US$20,000, according to industry sources.

November 24, 2022 09:10 PM

November 22, 2022

The U.S.-China Chip Ban, Explained

Electronics -- IEEE Spectrum - It has now been over a month since the U.S. Commerce Department issued new rules that clamped down on the export of certain advanced chips-which have military or AI applications-to Chinese customers.China has yet to respond-but Beijing...

November 22, 2022 04:31 AM

A History of Early Microcontrollers, Part 2: The Texas instruments TMS1000

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - As with many first-of-a-kind devices, the Texas Instruments (TI) TMS0100 calculator chip family was a narrowly defined microcontroller, mostly good for making calculators. However, the first chip in the TMS0100 family,...

November 22, 2022 03:54 AM

Cambridge GaN Devices secures funds to scale up

Media -- Evertiq - The fabless semiconductor company has raised USD 19m in Series B funding. The investment will enable Cambridge GaN Devices (CGD) to begin mass production of its range of GaN transistors for power applications.

November 22, 2022 03:53 AM

Morris Chang confirms future 3nm TSMC capacity in US

Media -- DIGITIMES - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) founder Morris Chang, at the press conference on November 21 at the Office of the President Taiwan, confirmed that the foundry's most advanced 3nm node technology will also go to the US after...

November 22, 2022 03:52 AM

Partnering for semiconductor innovation

Media -- Electronics Sourcing - Benchmark Electronics is supporting the semiconductor industry on a global scale following a design and manufacturing partnership with Yield Engineering Systems

Benchmark Electronics is partnering with Yield Engineering Systems...

November 22, 2022 03:51 AM

Apple reportedly to have Samsung replace YMTC for iPhone-use NAND flash supply in 2023

Media -- DIGITIMES - Apple has quietly suspended plans to purchase 128-layer NAND flash from Chinese supplier Yangtze Memory Technologies (YMTC) for iPhones targeting the China market, and reportedly will have Samsung Electronics as the alternative supplier starting...

November 22, 2022 03:50 AM