Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

August 09, 2022

Qualcomm, GlobalFoundries double down on US chip production

Enterprise -- The Register - The line for chip susidies and tax breaks is getting longer by the minute

Qualcomm says it is doubling investments in US chip manufacturer GlobalFoundries in a bid to secure additional wafer capacity with government money on the table....

August 09, 2022 03:18 AM

Taiwan tensions threaten supply of semiconductors

ChinaTechNews.com -- The growing tensions between China and Taiwan have left the Thai automotive industry facing fresh concerns as manufacturers fear China may...

August 09, 2022 02:58 AM

Microchip Expands MPU-Based System-on-Modules Portfolio With SAM9X60D1G-SOM

EE -- Circuit Cellar - Microchip announced on August 4, 2022, an expansion to their portfolio of Microprocessor Units (MPUs) - based Systems-on-Modules (SOMs) with the SAM9X60D1G-SOM. To enhance the world around development, which is more and more transitioning...

August 09, 2022 02:53 AM

The Download: corruption in China's chip sector and VR's psychedelic experiments

Think -- MIT Technology Review - This is today's edition of The Download, our weekday newsletter that provides a daily dose of what's going on in the world of technology.



Corruption is sending shock waves through China's chipmaking industry

August 09, 2022 01:50 AM

Nvidia just lost a billion dollars in gaming business as AMD continues to thrive

Tech -- Digital Trends - Nvidia's Q2 earnings look as if the company lost a billion dollars in revenue since last year, while AMD gained a billion dollars.

August 09, 2022 01:12 AM

STMicroelectronics launches multi-connectivity development kit for indoor and outdoor asset tracking -

Media -- WebWire - The STEVAL-ASTRA1B multi-connectivity evaluation platform from STMicroelectronics provides a complete ecosystem for building complete proof-of-concept for asset tracking systems. Battery-powered, and with a small...

August 09, 2022 01:04 AM

IC Insights:IC sales turn negative

Media -- SemiMedia - According to the latest report from IC Insights, IC market sales experienced an unprecedented decline in June due to a sharp drop in memory prices.



IC Insights pointed out that the IC market recorded its first-ever June sequential sales...

August 09, 2022 12:36 AM

IMEC Charts Semiconductors Roadmap Path Beyond 1nm

Media -- Passive Components News - Belgian research lab IMEC has charted the roadmap path to semiconductor process technology and chip design below 1nm down to the A2 two angstrom generation. At the recent Imec Technology Forum in San Francisco, Imec CEO Luc Van...

August 09, 2022 12:36 AM

TSMC's future R&D initiatives revealed in VLSI Symposium

Media -- DIGITIMES - The world's largest semiconductor foundry service provider, TSMC, shared innovations beyond its current roadmaps to illustrate technology innovation at system and product level, and said collective efforts from the technology community will...

August 09, 2022 12:31 AM

Samsung to start manufacturing semiconductor parts in Vietnam in 2023

Media -- DIGITIMES - Samsung Electronics has confirmed that it is preparing for the trial production of flip-chip ball grid array (FC-BGA) in Vietnam and plans to start mass production in July 2023 at its factory in Thai Nguyen province, northern Vietnam at a...

August 09, 2022 12:25 AM

August 08, 2022

Commentary: Taiwan dominates the world's supply of computer chips - no wonder the US is worried

ChinaTechNews.com -- One aspect of Nancy Pelosi's trip to Taiwan that has been largely overlooked is her meeting with Mark Lui , chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC).

Pelosi's trip coincided with US efforts to convince...

August 08, 2022 12:56 AM

TSMC says possible Taiwan invasion could bring global chip production to a halt

ChinaTechNews.com -- The company claims that no invading force would be able to continue its operations.

Growing tensions between the United States and China over the fate of Taiwan could jeopardize global chip production. According to TSMC, a possible invasion of the island...

August 08, 2022 12:55 AM

Apple's chip maker TSMC says the war between China and Taiwan will make all losers

ChinaTechNews.com -- Mark Liu, president of TSMC, said in an English-language interview that if China invaded Taiwan, the world's most advanced chip factory would...

August 08, 2022 12:55 AM

'Nobody can control TSMC by force': Exec dismisses fears China could seize fabs

Enterprise -- The Register - Chairman reminds world that production depends on comms with US, Europe and Japan

The chairman at TSMC - the company most crucial to global chip supply - has considered tech industry fears of a Chinese military invasion of Taiwan, concluding...

August 08, 2022 12:46 AM

How IoT will Change the Healthcare Landscape

Aspencore -- IoT Times - Healthcare systems contribute significantly to a nation's economy, development, and industrialization. The demand for resources like hospital beds, doctors, and nurses is at an all-time high due to the continually ageing population and the...

August 08, 2022 12:26 AM

Chip Buyers: Old Habits Die Hard

Aspencore -- EPS News - Chip supplies could see a surplus as early as the first half of next year, according to Gartner, following more than two years of severe constraint. Demand is plummeting for PCs and smartphones, loosening up inventory for other users of semiconductors....

August 08, 2022 12:26 AM

SK hynix Develops World's Highest 238-Layer 4D NAND Flash

PR Newswire -- Telecommunications - World's first 238-layer 512Gb TLC 4D NAND developed in July; expected to begin mass production in the first half of 2023 Providing highest, smallest NAND product while remarkably improving productivity, data transfer speed and power...

August 08, 2022 12:21 AM

Pelosi's Taiwan trip puts the world's biggest chipmaker back in the spotlight of U.S.-China rivalry

Media -- CNBC - Tech - Semiconductors have become a key part of the rivalry between the U.S. and China with TSMC, which dominates chipmaking, caught in the middle.

August 08, 2022 12:16 AM

MaxLinear, Inc. Announces Financial Conference Participation for the Third Quarter 2022

Business Wire -- MaxLinear announces participation at financial conferences in the third quarter of 2022.

August 08, 2022 12:03 AM

Diodes Incorporated Reports Record Second Quarter Fiscal 2022 Financial Results

Business Wire -- Diodes Incorporated (Diodes) (Nasdaq: DIOD) today reported its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022. Second Quarter Highlights Successfully closed the acquisition of the onsemi wafer fabrication facility on June 3, 2022; Revenue...

August 08, 2022 12:02 AM

Renesas Unveils Powerful 1GHz RZ/A3UL 64-Bit MPUs with RTOS Support That Enable High-Definition HMI and Quick Startup

Business Wire -- Renesas' new RZ/A3UL MPUs enable high-definition HMIs and quick startup for applications that require high throughput and real-time capabilities.

August 08, 2022 12:01 AM

Lattice Semiconductor to Present at KeyBanc Technology Leadership Forum

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, today announced that it is scheduled to meet with institutional investors at the KeyBanc Technology Leadership Forum on Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2022 at Colorado's Grand...

August 08, 2022 12:00 AM

UMC Reports Sales for July 2022

Business Wire -- United Microelectronics Corporation (NYSE: UMC; TWSE: 2303) ("UMC"), today reported unaudited net sales for the month of July 2022. Revenues for July 2022 Period 2022 2021 Y/Y Change Y/Y (%) July 24,826,685 18,366,122 +6,460,563 +35.18% Jan.-July 160,304,645...

August 08, 2022 12:00 AM

August 07, 2022

Semtech Corporation to Acquire Sierra Wireless

Business Wire -- Semtech Corporation (Nasdaq: SMTC), a leading global supplier of high-performance analog and mixed-signal semiconductors and advanced algorithms, and Sierra Wireless, Inc. (Nasdaq: SWIR) (TSX: SW), a world-renowned Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider,...

August 07, 2022 11:58 PM

New chip-based beam steering device lays groundwork for smaller, cheaper lidar

Life -- Phys.org - Researchers have developed a new chip-based beam steering technology that provides a promising route to small, cost-effective and high-performance lidar (or light detection and ranging) systems. Lidar, which uses laser pulses to acquire 3D...

August 07, 2022 10:11 PM

Microchip Expands Its Portfolio of MPU-Based System-on-Modules (SOMs) with the SAM9X60D1G-SOM

Globe Newswire -- Technology - The latest small-form-factor SOM Eases Design and Manufacturing and Speeds Time to Market The latest small-form-factor SOM Eases Design and Manufacturing and Speeds Time to Market

August 07, 2022 08:55 PM

Microchip Technology Declares 37.8% Year-Over-Year Quarterly Cash Dividend Increase to 30.1 Cents per Share

Globe Newswire -- (NASDAQ: MCHP) - Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of smart, connected, and secure embedded control solutions, today announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend on its common stock of 30.1 cents per share....

August 07, 2022 08:54 PM

Microchip Technology Announces Record Financial Results for First Quarter of Fiscal Year 2023

Globe Newswire -- Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of smart, connected, and secure embedded control solutions, today reported results for the three months ended June 30, 2022, as summarized in the table below.

August 07, 2022 08:54 PM

AMD Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - - Record quarterly revenue of $6.6 billion grew 70% year-over-year;Record quarterly operating cash flow exceeded $1 billion -

August 07, 2022 08:53 PM

Corruption is sending shock waves through China's chipmaking industry

Think -- MIT Technology Review - China's chipmaking industry descended into chaos last week, with at least four top executives associated with a state-owned semiconductor fund arrested on corruption charges. It's an explosive turn of events that could force the...

August 07, 2022 08:53 PM

CORE-V MCU DevKit has embraced the mikroBUS(tm) standard

Electronics -- MikroElektronika - The portfolio of development boards and companies that have embraced the mikroBUS(tm) standard grows more each day. Today we present you the CORE-V MCU DevKit. This is the second development boar [...]

August 07, 2022 08:49 PM

The Memory Market Heats Up With SK hynix's 238-layer 4D NAND

Media -- All About Circuits - Last week, Micron launched the production of a 232-layer 3D NAND. Now, SK hynix is claiming "highest 4D NAND flash" at 238 layers.

August 07, 2022 08:45 PM

RTOS Compatible MPUs by Renesas

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Renesas Electronics recently unveiled the RZ/A3UL group of microprocessors (MPU) that claims to enable a high-definition human-machine interface (HMI) and quick start-up for applications with high throughput and real-time capability requirements....

August 07, 2022 08:43 PM

August 06, 2022

DRAM bit growth to reach 14% in 2023, says TrendForce

Media -- DIGITIMES - Global DRAM bit production is forecast to rise 14.1% in 2023, but growth on the demand side will grow only 8.3%, according to TrendForce. It may be the first time DRAM demand bit growth will come below 10%, said the market research firm.

August 06, 2022 06:28 PM

UMC posts another record high in monthly revenue

Media -- DIGITIMES - Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its revenue hit a record high for the 10th consecutive month in July 2022.

August 06, 2022 06:28 PM

NXP, Inventec team up for automotive electronics ecosystem in Taiwan

Media -- DIGITIMES - Automotive IC vendor NXP Semiconductors and ODM Inventec have announced they are teaming up to create an industry ecosystem locally in Taiwan for automotive electronics products.

August 06, 2022 06:26 PM

Chip Backdoors: Assessing the Threat

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - In 2018, Bloomberg Businessweek made an explosive claim: Chinese spies had implanted backdoors in motherboards used by some high-profile customers, including the U.S. Department of Defense. All of those customers issued strongly...

August 06, 2022 04:04 AM

NAND oversupply likey to remain throughout 2022

Media -- DIGITIMES - NAND oversupply is not expected to ease by the end of 2022, and over half of NAND suppliers are likely to suffer operating losses in the third quarter as chip prices are bound to fall further amid extremely high inventory levels for 3D TLC...

August 06, 2022 03:46 AM

GlobalFoundries joins Google's open-source silicon initiative

Media -- DIGITIMES - Google announced in a blog on August 3 that GlobalFoundries (GF) is participating in its open-source silicon initiative as a new partner, calling the new partnership a milestone in the foundry ecosystem market.

August 06, 2022 03:46 AM

AMD posts solid growth for 2Q22 results but reflects concerns for industry outlook

Media -- DIGITIMES - Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) announced solid second-quarter 2022 financial results on August 2, but its forecast for the third quarter was slightly below Wall Street's estimate, reflecting conservatism amid uncertainties as the OEMs continue...

August 06, 2022 03:46 AM

Historically low 2023 DRAM demand bit growth at only 8.3%

Media -- Evertiq - According to TrendForce, DRAM market demand bit growth will only amount to 8.3% in 2023, sub-10% for the first time in history, and far lower than supply-side bit growth of approximately 14.1%.

August 06, 2022 03:39 AM

VIS expects sales drop in 3Q22, cuts capex outlook

Media -- DIGITIMES - Pure-play foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to post a 13-16% sequential decline in third-quarter revenue, and has revised downward its capex outlook this year to NT$23 billion (US$766 million) from the NT$24 billion...

August 06, 2022 03:35 AM

Intel denies Meteor Lake is delayed to 2024, says consumer chips will launch in 2023

Tech -- The Verge - Intel had an incredibly rough quarter, unexpectedly losing half a billion dollars due to a PC purchasing slump, and yesterday seemed like more bad news - a report from TrendForce about manufacturing delays sparked rumors that Intel's next...

August 06, 2022 03:33 AM

Rumor: TSMC to Slow 3nm Expansion Amid Delays From Intel

Tech -- ExtremeTech - In early July it was reported that Intel might be asking TSMC to slow its roll in producing the 3nm GPU tile it needs for Meteor Lake. That tGPU, short for tiled-GPU, will be matched with Intel's own tiles to create its 14th generation Meteor...

August 06, 2022 03:27 AM

Semtech confirms discussions with Sierra Wireless

Media -- Evertiq - Semtech Corporation confirms that it is engaged in advanced discussions regarding a potential transaction with Sierra Wireless at a price of USD 31 per share.

August 06, 2022 01:33 AM

SIA: Global semiconductor sales up 13.3% year over year in Q2 2022

Media -- SemiMedia - According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), worldwide semiconductor sales totaled $152.5 billion in the second quarter of 2022, an increase of 13.3% from the second quarter of 2021 and a 0.5% increase from the first quarter...

August 06, 2022 01:15 AM

Lingering auto chip shortage hurts India's largest car vendor

Media -- DIGITIMES - Although over-supply has become an issue for the semiconductor industry, automobile chip shortage still lingers, impacting India's largest passenger vehicle vendor's ability to meet customer orders.

August 06, 2022 01:15 AM

Cognifiber: Purely Photonic Computing

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Computing with light has many advantages. It's fast, cheap, and it doesn't generate much heat. But it's also difficult to make it work, and it has a number of challenges that are specific to photonics.

Cognifiber, an Israeli...

August 06, 2022 01:14 AM

August 03, 2022

SIA: Global chip sales up 13.3% in 2Q22 but June saw first YOY drop in 16 months

Media -- DIGITIMES - The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released Q2 2022 worldwide sales of semiconductors totaled US$152.5 billion, up 13.3% on year and increased 0.5% from the first quarter of 2022. However, global sales for the month of June 2022...

August 03, 2022 06:45 PM

OSATs cutting prices for conventional ICs

Media -- DIGITIMES - China-based outsourced semiconductor assembly and testing (OSAT) vendors and second-tier Taiwan-based backend houses are cutting their prices for conventional ICs to vie for more orders amid end-market demand slowdowns, according to industry...

August 03, 2022 06:44 PM