Point2 raises $22.6m to fund ultra-low-power SoC solutions
Bosch Ventures leads a fresh Series B round to help the US startup capitalise on the surge in the data centre switch market.
Tower posts less-than-expected Q4 revenue decline
Israel-based contract chipmaker Tower saw its quarterly sales fall by 12.7% – better than estimates by $2 million.
Switzerland announces three year SwissChips initiative
Europe's neutral country has unveiled a new $38m programme to boost research and innovation in semiconductors, microelectronics and IC design.
Oman's ITHCA Group invests in semiconductor design firm GSME
ITHCA says its investment, the first of its kind in Oman, underscores the Sultanate's drive to participate in the global semiconductor space.
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Sony Semiconductor supply chain spin-off raises $20m
Sensos has closed a successful series A funding round to accelerate the development of its 'smart label' supply chain management solution.
SEALSQ unveils post-quantum semiconductor lab in the US
SEALSQ Corp will open a Semiconductor Center in the US in Q4 of this year to focus on advanced offerings in provisioning and post-quantum semiconductors.
US government to invest $5bn in semiconductor research
The Biden Administration keeps on announcing chip industry support programmes – and its latest is funding for a new National Semiconductor Technology Center (NSTC).
Triad Semiconductor launches dedicated defence division
US-based Triad Semiconductor has launched Triad Micro Devices (TMD), a new unit dedicated to developing analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits for the aerospace and defence industries.
Japan to spend $300m on public sector chip R&D centre
Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) has approved a huge grant to support the country's Leading-edge Semiconductor Technology Center (LSTC).
Sam Altman's chip project: he wants trillions
New reports say OpenAI CEO Sam Altman is seeking up to USD 7 trillion to fund his plan to create a new network of advanced chip manufacturers.
MPS acquires Netherlands-based fabless startup
Monolithic Power Systems has bought Axign, a startup that specialises in programmable multicore digital signal processors for audio markets.
Intel loses German patent infringement case
A German court has judged against Intel in a patent dispute surrounding a number of its older processors.
indie chooses Avnet for global distribution
indie Semiconductor has announced a distribution agreement with Avnet to market and ship its automotive products worldwide.
Arm shares jump by 50% after positive earnings update
Shares in Arm Holdings leapt yesterday when the company reported quarterly sales of $824m – 8.19% more than analyst expectations.
Soitec blames inventory issues for 13% 4Q revenue fall
French semiconductor materials provider Soitec has announced a fall in revenue for 4Q 2023, with sales down by 13% to EUR 240m.
Evertiq Expo Sophia Antipolis is just around the corner
Time is drawing close for Evertiq's first-ever Expo on the French Riviera. Evertiq has paid close attention to the ongoing developments in the market and the world at large and organised a program that reflects just that.
Apple was China's #1 smartphone maker last year
Apple captured a market share of 17.3% in China’s smartphone market last year, beating local manufactruer Honor to the top spot.
EU makes €216m available for chip projects
The EU has launched a second "call for proposals" as part of its Chips Joint Undertaking (Chips JU) to support European semiconductor firms.
UK government awards £22m for semiconductor research
Research hubs in Bristol and Southampton have received £11m each to accelerate their development of new semiconductor technologies.
TSMC is now the world's largest chip maker by revenue
TSMC sales hit $69.3bn in 2023 to beat Intel and Samsung for the first time, says influential industry analyst.
NXP's automotive business delivers positive FY 2023 results
Netherlands-based NXP Semiconductors has reported 4Q results above analyst estimates, thanks largely to strong automotive chip sales.
Fabless startup Rebellions closes $124m Series B
South Korea's Rebellions has raised a significant new capital fund and will now start work on its third AI chip, Rebel.
Global semiconductor sales hit $526.8bn in 2023
Revenue for the world's chip industry fell by 8.2% in 2023, but the year finished strongly with 4Q sales up 11.6% on the previous year.
Onsemi reports better-than-expected 4Q revenue
US chip designer beat Wall Street expectations with its 4Q and full year results, but is still warning of a sluggish first quarter to come.
WT Group bags $1.9bn loan to proceed with Future buyout
Taiwan's WT Group, the fourth-largest semiconductor component distributor in the world, has agreed a five-year syndicated loan project worth US 1.9 billion with two banks.
Brazil launches $20m drive to boost local chip industry
Brazil's Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation will allocate $20m in non-refundable subsidies to local chip firms as part of its Mais Inovação programme.
Have Korean scientists just made a sub-nm breakthrough?
A team of researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology believe they can produce sub-nanometer-scale semiconductors from ambipolar molybdenum disulfide (MoS2).
PANJIT appoints TTI as an authorised distributor
US-headquartered TTI Inc has agreed a deal to distribute Tawain-based PANJIT's portfolio of semiconductor products all over the world.
MediaTek set to launch its Dimensity 9400 chipset in Q4
Smartphone chip designer MediaTek expects to ship its next-generation Dimensity 9400 chipset in Q4 2024. It says the product will support much-awaited AI mobile applications.
Private equity firm buys SKC's fine ceramics business
Hahn & Co, Korea's largest PE firm based has acquired all of SKC's fine ceramics business for 360 billion won ($270m).
Taiwanese firms target Czech Republic for chip production
Business groups from Taiwan and the Czech Republic have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore semiconductor manufacturing in the region.
Vietnam to establish semiconductor R&D labs in three cities
The Vietnamese government is planning to consolidate its growing status in the global chip space by opening three new research facilities in Danang, Hanoi and HCMC.
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