ASML reaches 'first light' on High NA EUV
Dutch lithography firm ASML has confirmed that its next-gen high-numerical aperture extreme ultraviolet tool is functional.
EU's Edge-AI body now accepting design proposals
The European Union has issued a call for proposals to its PREVAIL consortium, which was set up to accelerate the development of next-generation, edge-AI technologies across the continent.
Rapidus and Tenstorrent to develop edge-AI accelerator
The two companies have announced an official collaboration to develop dedicated 2nm chips for powering AI in a variety of products from robots to automotive. The scheduled production date is 2028.
Intel relaunches and renames its FPGA business
US chip giant Intel has re-branded its field-programmable gate array division. It's called Altera, which was the name of the FPGA company Intel acquired in 2015.
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Micron begins volume production of HBM3e memory
The US's biggest memory firm, Micron, has joined the race to compete in the next-gen HBM3e space, and says its new products will be used by Nvidia.
Investor pulls plug on Gallium Semiconductor
GaasLabs LLC has closed down Singapore’s Gallium Semiconductor following the death of the investment firm's founder last November.
Siemens joins Arm's Semiconductor Education Alliance
Industrial giant Siemens is the latest firm to sign up for Arm's Semiconductor Education Alliance, which aims to boost global chip skills and research.
India approves first semiconductor fab
The Indian government has rubber stamped a $15.2bn budget to build three new semiconductor plants, including the country's first ever fab.
Arrow Electronics and Infineon team up on EV chargers
Arrow's engineering services division eInfochips and Infineon Technologies have launched a fast charger reference platform to accelerate the development of fast charging EV tech.
What is the future for SiC in Europe?
To understand the – potential – future, we first must look at the present and the ongoing movement. Therefore, Evertiq invited Yole Group as a keynote speaker during its inaugural Expo in Sophia Antipolis, France dig deeper into the market, investments and competitive landscape of SiC.
FPT and Siemens ink MOU, accelerating cooperation globally
Vietnamese ICT company, FPT, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Siemens looking to collaborate on business opportunities in advancing the manufacturing sector and semiconductor chip production.
dSPACE plans to expand production
dSPACE's expansion continues, with sales increasing by 20% in 2023 to more than EUR 400 million. The company is now looking to continue this success and has acquired a 65,000 square meter site on Ahornallee, Germany for this purpose. Planning for the site expansion is in full swing.
Aerotech invests in Korean manufacturing facility
Precision motion control and automation specialist Aerotech, is expanding its partnership with South Korean distributor ANI Motion Tech. Their latest joint venture is a new manufacturing and research facility, located in the Songdo Knowledge Information Industrial Complex.
QSM Semiconductores wants to put Mexico on the semiconductor map
QSM Semiconductores, a Mexican company focusing on the design and manufacturing of semiconductor devices, has recently inaugurated a development center in Querétaro, creating 60 new specialist jobs.
East West shutters North Carolina site
US engineering and manufacturing services company East West Manufacturing is shutting down its General Microcircuits Inc. operations in Mooresville, North Carolina – resulting in the termination of nearly 100 jobs.
Varioprint and Fortify forge strategic partnership
PCB manufacturer and RF specialist Varioprint has entered into a strategic partnership with Fortify, an additive manufacturing company enabling the design and production of advanced RF devices, based in Boston, US.
Apple scraps work on electric car
iCar, Apple Car, Project Titan, the rumoured Apple EV has gone under several names at this point. But no more, the Cupertino company has reportedly cancelled the project after a decade of work.
AI chip deals remain low; chip makers take over as major buyers
New research from Omdia reveals that while demand for AI chips is soaring, AI chip deals remain low – and that chip manufacturers are taking over as the major buyers.
Rebound acquires Mission 4 as the company looks to expand
The Rebound Group continues to expand its footprint globally with the acquisition of Mission 4 Pty Limited, in Brisbane, Queensland, as part of the Group’s strategy of ‘global reach with local service’.
Bittium-led consortium joins forces with Lockheed Martin
The members of a research and business consortium led by Bittium Wireless Ltd, a subsidiary of Bittium Corporation, have signed a framework agreement as part of the indirect industrial cooperation related to the procurement of F-35 fighter jets with Lockheed Martin.
New Hi-tech equipment boosts Escatec's MOEMS production
EMS provider Escatec has significantly expanded the micro-opto-electro-mechanical-systems (MOEMS) capability at its Swiss facility with the recent commissioning of a Delvotec M17S automated wire bonder.
Are we facing a memory divide?
Without a doubt, AI is the hype topic in technology at the moment. It’s significantly shaping and driving memory development as it needs high-speed, high-bandwidth and low-power memory technologies. Among these, it’s particularly HBM that is getting a lot of attention.
Cicor acquires Romanian medtech specialist
EMS provider Cicor Group is further expanding its engineering capabilities in the medical technology sector through the acquisition of Romanian engineering company Evolution Medtec Srl.
Confidee approved by Terma A/S
PCB supplier Confidee has made its way into Danish Termas list of approved suppliers.
Schaeffler expands with new US manufacturing facility
Motion technology company Schaeffler is planning to expand its US operations with the addition of a new manufacturing facility focused on automotive electric mobility solutions. An investment of over USD 230 million is set to create 650 jobs in Ohio by 2032.
Finlands TactoTek expands to Germany
Finnish smart surface technology company, TactoTek, is opening a new facility in Munich, Germany – a new Innovation Hub.
OSI Electronics expands its manufacturing network
EMS provider OSI Electronics has recently expanded its manufacturing network with new factory in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico
TSMC is still the undisputed foundry leader
TrendForce’s latest report reveals that in 2023, global foundry revenues hit USD 117.47 billion, with TSMC capturing a dominant 60% share.
North American PCB industry sales down 3.9% in January
Total North American PCB shipments in January 2023 were down 3.9% compared to the same month last year. Compared to the preceding month, January shipments were down 7.9%.
North American EMS industry up 2.6% in January
Total North American EMS shipments in January 2024 were up 2.6% compared to the same month last year. Compared to the preceding month, January shipments decreased 2.7%.
Varta: progress is being made in solving the cyberattack
One week after the cyberattack on parts of Varta AG's IT systems, initial progress has been made. The task force is currently working with the support of IT forensic experts and data analysts on the step-by-step testing and recommissioning of the systems.
SK hynix on HBM memory: we've sold out for 2024
If you want HBM memory to enhance your AI applications, don't go to SK hynix. The Korean memory giant has nothing left.
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