Motorola secures chip supply with GlobalFoundries deal
The US semiconductor foundry has entered into a long-term agreement to safeguard the supply of chip solutions for Motorola Solutions' radios, which are widely used by public safety, critical infrastructure and enterprise organisations.
Texas Instruments breaks ground $30 billion investment The semiconductor manufacturer has broken ground on its new 300mm semiconductor wafer fabrication plants in Sherman, Texas – an investment set to create as many as create as many as 3,000 jobs.
Bell Semiconductor is suing companies left and right In late April, Bell Semiconductor, a Pennsylvania-based technology and intellectual property licensing company, filed lawsuits against Micron, Infineon, Nvidia and seven other companies alleging infringement of one of its patents.
STMicro supplies SiC tech to Semikron for EV power modules STMicroelectronics has revealed it is supplying SiC technology for the eMPack electric-vehicle power modules from Semikron.
MaxLinear to acquire Silicon Motion MaxLinear and Silicon Motion have entered into a definitive agreement under which MaxLinear will acquire Silicon Motion in a cash and stock transaction that values the combined company at USD 8 billion in enterprise value.
Safran combines subsidiaries Safran Electronics & Defense is grouping two subsidiaries, Safran Colibrys (in Switzerland) and the recently acquired Sensonor (in Norway,) under a single banner, Safran Sensing Technologies.
New Design-win and initial purchase order from Televic NEXT Biometrics has received an additional Design-win and purchase order from business partner Televic in Belgium. This is the second Televic product using NEXT’s flagship FAP20 product.
Winbond expands DDR3 SDRAM production Taiwanese semiconductor memory specialist, Winbond Electronics Corporation, says that it is expanding the production capacity at its fab in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
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Tiny Swedish radar sensor included in Japanese robot The A1 radar sensor from Swedish company Acconeer is used for presence and obstacle detection in a recently announced entertainment robot from a unnamed Japanese consumer electronics company.
SEMIKRON and Danfoss Silicon Power join forces German manufacturer of power modules, SEMIKRON, is teaming up with Danish power module design and manufacturing company, Danfoss Silicon Power, to create a joint business specialised in power electronics and focusing on power semiconductor modules.
Luminar acquires manufacturer of in high-performance laser chips Automotive technology company Luminar announces that it is acquiring high-performance laser manufacturer Freedom Photonics.
Intel to invest €33 billion in R&D and manufacturing in EU The US chipmaker says that it will make an initial investment of over EUR 33 billion for R&D and manufacturing in the EU. The investments will span France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Poland and Spain.
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BrainChip expands its reach with new sales partnerships The producer of ultra-low power neuromorphic AI chips and IP says that it has established new sales partnerships in Europe and Israel as the company expands the reach of its Akida neuromorphic computing platforms.
Intel’s European push to land the company in Germany The US semiconductor manufacturer has reportedly reached a decision regarding the company’s next investment in the EU.
Micron's Crucial Ballistix product lines reaches end of life Micron announces in a press release that the company has decided to adjust its business strategy for Crucial memory.
Infineon to invest €2 billion in a new Malaysia frontend fab Updated: The German semiconductor company is looking to fortify its position in power semiconductors by adding significant manufacturing capacities in the field of wide bandgap (SiC and GaN) semiconductors. The company is investing more than EUR 2 billion to build a third module at its site in Kulim, Malaysia.
Digi-Key ink global distribution deal with SPARK Microsystems Digi-Key Electronics has secured a global distribution agreement with SPARK Microsystems to offer ultra-low power wireless communications for high-performance personal area networks and IoT-connected devices.
Toshiba to increase production with new 300-mm wafer fab Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation says that it will construct a new 300-mm wafer fabrication facility for power semiconductors at its main discrete semiconductor production base, Kaga Toshiba Electronics Corporation, in Ishikawa Prefecture.
Fusion Worldwide expands with two new European offices The global sourcing specialist is expanding its footprint throughout EMEA with the opening of offices in Paris, France, and Udine, Italy.
Toshiba's 200-mm line in Oita remains suspended The 200-mm line at Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corp's plant in Oita, southern Japan, remains suspended after the major earthquakes that hit coast of Kyushu on January 22.
Work returns to normal at Samsung's Xi’an operation Samsung has issued an update stating that its semiconductor manufacturing facilities in Xi’an, China, have returned to normal operation as of January 26th.
Agile Analog builds footprint in Asia-Pacific The UK-based analog IP supplier is responding to demand from chip manufacturers in the Asia-Pacific region by establishing its first regional sales and engineering support operation, based in Taipei, Taiwan.
'20% of global chip production should be in Europe by 2030' In a ‘State of the World' special address by President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, at the World Economic Forum on January 20, the president brought up the fact that the European need for chips will double in the next decade – and that we don’t have the means to supply this.
Renesas reboots equipment after Japanese quake Toshiba wasn't the only electronics company affected by the earthquake that struck the coast of southwestern Japan on January 22. Semiconductor manufacturer Renesas confirms that some equipment halted operation but are being restarted.
Toshiba halts production at chip plant after earthquake Following the major earthquakes that occurred off the coast of Kyushu, Japan on January 22, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation has suspended operations at its semiconductor plant in Oita, southern Japan.
TSMC earmarks $40+ billion for manufacturing expansion The worlds biggest semiconductor foundry says that it will increase capital spending to between USD 40 billion and USD 44 billion this year – after having spend USD 30 billion last year.Load more news