Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

May 26, 2024

SIA: five key recommendations for the NSTC

Media -- Evertiq - The trade body has offered its opinion on how to make a success of the public-private research consortium - National Semiconductor Technology Center - established by the US CHIPS and Science Act.

May 26, 2024 09:39 AM

TSMC plans to build seven factories in 2024

Media -- SemiMedia - Driven by the development of artificial intelligence, TSMC predicts that annual sales of the global semiconductor industry (excluding memory chips) will grow by 10%.

May 26, 2024 09:31 AM

ADI expects third-quarter revenue to beat expectations on rising demand

Media -- SemiMedia - According to the report, Analog Devices recently expected third-quarter revenue to be higher than Wall Street expectations because of rising demand for its industrial chips after a long period of sluggishness.

May 26, 2024 09:31 AM

Samsung and SK Hynix increase R&D and facility investment in 1Q24

Media -- DIGITIMES - Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix's research and development expenses and facility investments for the first quarter of 2024 were higher than those in the first quarter of 2023. It is interpreted by the industry that, with the semiconductor...

May 26, 2024 09:28 AM

Why you might want to skip Pixel 9 and wait for Pixel 10

Tech -- Chrome Unboxed - Google's Pixel lineup has earned a dedicated following over the years thanks to its generally-helpful software and camera capabilities. However, one area where Pixel phones have fallen a bit short in the past few years is in their custom...

May 26, 2024 09:25 AM

May 24, 2024

European labs to receive billions in chip funding

EE -- Enterprise IoT Insights - The funding will support a NanoIC pilot line hosted at imec's facility in Leuven, Belgium Research labs in Europe will receive 2.5 billion euros ($2.72 billion) in funding under the European Chips Act, announced in 2023. The...

May 24, 2024 07:26 AM

China's largest chipmaker SMIC is now the No. 3 foundry in the world, Counterpoint says

Media -- CNBC - Tech - China's largest chipmaker SMIC rose to third spot in global foundry revenue in the first quarter, according to Counterpoint Research.

May 24, 2024 07:21 AM

Chip Wars: How Far Will America Go to Win?

Electronics -- The Ojo-Yoshida Report - America's semiconductor war with China is taking a toll on Western chipmakers but they may be asked to pay even higher costs as Uncle Sam digs in.

May 24, 2024 07:13 AM

Allegro MicroSystems Expands Isolated Gate Driver Portfolio with Power-Thru Combo Chip

Electronics -- Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. ("Allegro") (Nasdaq: ALGM), a global leader in power and sensing solutions for motion control and

May 24, 2024 07:12 AM

Samsung has a new semiconductor division boss

Media -- Evertiq - Samsung has named Young Hyun Jun as the chief of its semiconductor unit as it tries to re-gain ground in the HBM and AI chip space.

May 24, 2024 06:59 AM

Zeiss's chip sales pass EUR 2 billion for the first time

Media -- Evertiq - Optics giant Zeiss has reported a record-breaking half-yearly performance by its semiconductor division.

May 24, 2024 06:54 AM

Coilcraft Releases Industry's Lowest Profile 0201inch SMD Chip Inductor

Media -- Passive Components News - Coilcraft announced its 0201HT, the industry's lowest profile 0201-sized (metric 0603) SMD chip inductor with a maximum height of just 0.28 mm. The chips are offered in 14 inductance values [...]

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May 24, 2024 06:52 AM

Veterans Could Close The Semi Industry's Workforce Gap

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Veterans are beginning to form a valuable talent pool for advanced manufacturing and chip-sector positions, helping to fill the current and projected future gap in qualified workers as new fabs come online, and adding discipline...

May 24, 2024 06:49 AM

TSMC to start construction of European plant this year

Media -- Evertiq - TSMC is reportedly planning to start construction of its first European manufacturing facility during the fourth quarter of 2024.

May 24, 2024 06:48 AM

Samsung names new semiconductor chief

Media -- DIGITIMES - Samsung Electronics has appointed company vice chairman Young Hyun Jun as the new leader of its Device Solutions (DS) division. Jun will be responsible for overseeing the company's semiconductor business and enhancing its competitive position...

May 24, 2024 06:25 AM

South Korea's semiconductor subsidy: a bid to attract SMEs

Media -- DIGITIMES - As major countries, particularly the United States, escalate their substantial subsidies for domestic semiconductor production, South Korea's industry is increasingly concerned about its lagging policies and lack of local manufacturing incentives....

May 24, 2024 06:22 AM

EE Training Day: choosing the ideal semiconductor technology for your topology

Media -- EE World - This webinar explores the tradeoffs between Silicon, Silicon Carbide, and GaN technologies to understand the evolution of high-voltage semiconductor technology. It aims to teach how to leverage the strengths of each technology to mix and match...

May 24, 2024 06:20 AM

Lead times for Nvidia chips shortened

Media -- DIGITIMES - Delivery lead times for Nvidia's AI chips have been greatly reduced, but demand remains high, according to industry sources.

May 24, 2024 06:14 AM

TSMC Will Keep Trade Secrets in Taiwan: Tech Minister

Tech -- ExtremeTech - The company's technology minister says it can do two things at once: expand its operations abroad and keep its secrets secure in Taiwan.

May 24, 2024 06:10 AM

Nvidia will now make new AI chips every year

Tech -- The Verge - Nvidia just made $14 billion worth of profit in a single quarter thanks to AI chips, and it's hitting the gas from here on out: Nvidia will now design new chips every year instead of once...

May 24, 2024 06:09 AM

TSMC's Lithography Machines Have a Remote Kill Switch in Case China Invades

Tech -- ExtremeTech - ASML makes the machines used by TSMC and apparently designed the system.

May 24, 2024 05:42 AM

AI Becomes Pervasive in Manufacturing, But What Should Users Look For?

SupplyChain -- Logistics Viewpoints - AI shows extreme promise for software and product development, manufacturing operations, and engineering and design. Industrial AI, a subset of the broader field of artificial intelligence (AI), refers to the application of AI technologies...

May 24, 2024 05:11 AM

May 21, 2024

Kyndryl and Nvidia Partner to Help Businesses Implement GenAI

Media -- PYMNTS.com - Kyndryl has teamed up with Nvidia to provide both technology and services to businesses that are looking to implement generative artificial intelligence (GenAI) solutions.

The company will use the Nvidia NeMo platform and Nvidia NIMinference...

May 21, 2024 06:16 AM

SEMI: Global wafer output up by 1.4% in the second quarter

Media -- SemiMedia - According to the latest SEMI report, global quarterly wafer production capacity has exceeded 40 million wafers so far (calculated on 12-inch wafers). It has already grown by 1.2% in the first quarter of this year...

May 21, 2024 06:06 AM

DRAM Microarchitectures And Their Impacts On Activate-Induced Bitflips Such As RowHammer

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - A technical paper titled "DRAMScope: Uncovering DRAM Microarchitecture and Characteristics by Issuing Memory Commands" was published by researchers at Seoul National University and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

May 21, 2024 05:36 AM

TSMC on track to mass produce 3nm chips this year

Media -- Evertiq - The world's biggest chip maker, TSMC, it set to make 3mn chips in the second half of 2024 following successful testing of its N3E process.

May 21, 2024 05:33 AM

Biden targets Chinese chip suppliers with higher tariffs

Media -- Evertiq - The US government has announced new measures 'to counter China's unfair trade practices' with the tariff rate on semiconductors to increase from 25% to 50% by 2025.

May 21, 2024 05:32 AM

Infineon launches XENSIV(tm) TLE49SR angle sensor family with excellent stray field robustness

Media -- SemiMedia - Infineon Technologies AG recently launched the new XENSIV TLE49SR angle sensor family, which combines excellent stray field immunity with high accuracy. The sensors are ideal for applications of safety-critical...

May 21, 2024 05:31 AM

ASML's secret sauce for semiconductor success amid challenges in the Angstrom Era

Media -- DIGITIMES - Moore's Law is not advancing as fast as it used to be under 2nm and even into the Angstrom level, and competitors are trying to catch up. Can ASML, the Dutch semiconductor equipment maker, continue its monopolistic leadership in the extreme...

May 21, 2024 05:27 AM

NHanced Semiconductors cancels US factory project

Media -- Evertiq - Chicago-based NHanced Semiconductors has abandoned its plan to invest $150 million in a new plant in Monroe County, South Carolina.

May 21, 2024 05:25 AM

SMIC to slow capacity expansion from 2025 onward amid concerns over customer 'pre-pull'

Media -- DIGITIMES - Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) recently reported a robust momentum with a year-on-year revenue growth of about 20% in the first quarter of 2024, but it may be difficult to sustain. Compared to Taiwan Semiconductor...

May 21, 2024 05:25 AM

Inventories likely fall soon in global semiconductor industry

Media -- DIGITIMES - Recent data indicates an uptick in semiconductor industry inventories, particularly among top chip companies capitalizing on the AI trend. While China has witnessed a rise in listed semiconductor firms, it continues to face challenges, particularly...

May 21, 2024 05:24 AM

SK hynix presents memory tech that stores and computes data

Media -- Evertiq - South Korea's memory giant SK hynix is working on a 'dream semiconductor', which could re-define the capabilities of the traditional memory chip.

May 21, 2024 05:22 AM

China chip demand is rebounding, but 2H24 outlook remains opaque

Media -- DIGITIMES - Orders from China's semiconductor firms may be turning strong.

May 21, 2024 05:20 AM

Intel's Lunar Lake Processors Arriving Q3 2024

Electronics -- Intel Programmable - Lunar Lake processors will extend unmatched global AI PC scale and receive free updates to Copilot+ when available.

May 21, 2024 05:19 AM

Using DNA origami, researchers create diamond lattice for future semiconductors of visible light

Life -- Phys.org - The shimmering of butterfly wings in bright colors does not emerge from pigments. Rather, photonic crystals are responsible for the play of colors. Their periodic nanostructure allows light at certain wavelengths to pass through while reflecting...

May 21, 2024 04:56 AM

May 17, 2024

DRAM Contract Prices for 2Q24 Adjusted to 13-18% Increase

Enterprise -- Storage Newsletter - This market report published on May 7, 2024, was written by analysts of TrendForce Corp. Latest forecasts reveal contract prices for DRAM in 2Q24 are expected to increase by 13-18%, while NAND flash contract prices have been adjusted...

May 17, 2024 05:44 AM

LEDs on starboard for rapid prototyping

Media -- EE World - Marktech Optoelectronics has announced the launch of its new 235nm and 255nm UVC LEDs mounted on starboards. This innovation aims to accelerate the development and prototyping of sensors, instruments, and sanitizers. These UVC LEDs on starboards...

May 17, 2024 05:13 AM

AMD Quietly Drops New Ryzen Processors Without Integrated Graphics

Media -- All About Circuits - Amid market trends toward higher integration, AMD has released two new processors that strip things back.

May 17, 2024 05:13 AM

New SEMI University Online Certification Programs to Fast-Track Semiconductor Skills Development

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Aiming to help the global semiconductor industry address its talent gap by training and upskilling workers, SEMI today announced that its SEMI University learning platform now offers online...

May 17, 2024 04:37 AM

Robert Dennard, IBM Inventor Whose Chip Changed Computing, Dies at 91

Tech -- NY Times Technology - He invented DRAM, the technology that allowed for the faster and higher-capacity memory storage that is the basis for modern computing.

May 17, 2024 03:45 AM

May 16, 2024

There aren't nearly enough workers to support new US chip production

Enterprise -- Computerworld - With government money to spur them on, the semiconductor industry in the US is forging ahead with dozens of projects to expand domestic manufacturing.

But there's a big problem: not enough labor to staff those new...

May 16, 2024 06:16 AM

Google Cloud unveils the Trillium TPU, its most powerful AI processor so far

Enterprise -- SiliconANGLE - Google Cloud today announced the imminent launch of its most powerful and energy-efficient tensor processing unit to date, the Trillium TPU. Google's TPUs are similar to Nvidia Corp.'s graphics processing units, which have emerged as the...

May 16, 2024 06:11 AM

Semiconductor Manufacturers Must Adapt to Shifting Landscape

Aspencore -- EETimes - The semiconductor industry is experiencing a transformative period as emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, spatial computing, connected devices and autonomous cars continue to grow in

May 16, 2024 04:26 AM

Unlike Intel, TSMC isn't sold on ASML's new chipmaking machines

Media -- The Next Web - While Intel is betting big on ASML's latest High NA EUV chipmaking machines, Taiwanese semiconductor giant TSMC is considering opting out. Speaking at a conference in Amsterdam on Tuesday, TSMC's Senior VP Kevin Zhang told reporters that...

May 16, 2024 03:01 AM

Samsung and SK Hynix converts more than 20% DRAM production lines to HBM

Media -- SemiMedia - May 15, 2024 /SemiMedia/ -- According to Korea Economic Daily, in order to meet the needs of the artificial intelligence field, Samsung and SK Hynix have converted more than 20% of their DRAM production lines into HBM production lines.

May 16, 2024 02:57 AM

SEMI: Chip manufacturing is improving

Media -- SemiMedia - According to SEMI's latest report, with global electronic product sales rising, inventories stabilizing and fab capacity increasing, the global semiconductor manufacturing industry showed signs of improvement in...

May 16, 2024 02:56 AM

Tech titans turn to Southeast Asia's booming digital market for AI growth

Media -- DIGITIMES - In the past six months, Southeast Asia has become a focal point for CEOs of prominent tech companies such as Nvidia, Apple, and Microsoft, attracting a growing number of enterprises to explore its digital market.

May 16, 2024 02:55 AM

Semiconductor manufacturing industry strength improve in 1Q24

Media -- Evertiq - The global semiconductor manufacturing industry in the first quarter of 2024 showed signs of improvement with an uptick in electronic sales, stabilising inventories and an increase in installed wafer fab capacity, SEMI reports. Stronger industry...

May 16, 2024 02:48 AM

Top 10 IC design houses' combined revenue grows 12% in 2023

Media -- Evertiq - In 2023, the combined revenue of the world's top ten IC design houses reached approximately USD 167.6 billion, marking a 12% annual increase, reports TrendForce.

May 16, 2024 02:45 AM