TSMC ranks in Top10 in three wafer size categories
February 25, 2021As of December 2020, only TSMC—the world’s largest foundry—was listed among the wafer capacity leaders in each of the three wafer size categories. It had the most 200mm wafer capacity last year and ranked second, trailing only Samsung, in 300mm wafer capacity.
Continental invests in German-US AI chip start-up
February 23, 2021Continental has acquired a minority stake in the German-US start-up Recogni, a company working on a new chip architecture for object recognition in real time based on artificial intelligence (AI).
SEMI calls on Biden to reinvigorate US semiconductor manufacturing
February 22, 2021SEMI, along side 16 industry groups have sent a letter to President Biden urging the administration to bolster domestic semiconductor manufacturing and research.
Osram invests in California-based UV LED specialist
February 19, 2021Osram acquires around 20 percent of US company Bolb Inc. via its venture capital arm Fluxunit. With its investment in the California-based UV-C LED specialist Bolb Inc., Osram is further expanding its technological know-how of disinfection applications with UV-C light.
FREYR receives development grant from Innovation Norway
February 17, 2021Innovation Norway, the Norwegian Government’s key instrument for supporting innovation and development of Norwegian enterprises and industry has granted the battery manufacturer a development grant of NOK 39 million (EUR 3.81 million).
Infinion brings production start in Villach forward
February 16, 2021Revenue for the three-month period increased from EUR 2,490 million to EUR 2,631 million quarter-on-quarter, with all segments contributing to the 6 percent growth despite the weaker US dollar, the manufacturer states in their latest fiscal.
SIA board urges president Biden to prioritise funding for the industry
February 15, 2021The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) Board of Directors, comprised of CEOs and senior executives at U.S. chip companies, has penned a letter to President Biden urging him to include substantial funding for semiconductor manufacturing and research in the administration’s economic recovery and infrastructure plan.
Accelerometer tilt measure over temperature and in the presence of vibration
February 12, 2021[i]Question: My consumer grade accelerometer can theoretically measure <1°of tilt. Will this still be possible over temperature and in the presence of vibration?[/i]
Apple and Samsung remain the top chip buyers in 2020
February 12, 2021Gartner says that the top 10 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) increased their semiconductor spending by 10% in 2020, and accounted for 42% of the total market, up from 40.9% in 2019.
German automation specialist to invest €5.8 million in Hungary
February 11, 2021Balluff-Elektronika Kft. specialising in the production of electronic components is to launch a new research and development project, targeting the major regeneration of sensors and network devices for industrial automation.
Huawei to invest €80 million to boost Irish R&D
February 11, 2021Huawei says that it will create a further 110 new jobs in Ireland by the end of 2022, which would then bring the company's total in the country to 310 new jobs created over a three year period from 2019 to 2022.
Merck invests €18 million at its site in Tempe, Arizona
February 11, 2021Science and technology company, Merck, is investing EUR 18 million to purchase its previously leased facility in Arizona State University Research Park in Tempe, Arizona, USA from from Lexington Tempe L.P.
EU approves funding for Tesla factory in Grünheide
February 11, 2021The European Union has approved funding for Tesla's giga factory in Grünheide (Brandenburg/ Germany) via the IPCEI funding project.
Nexperia plans to grow global production and increase R&D
February 09, 2021The company is planning new investments to support its strategy to address the growing demand for power semiconductors and boost GaN capabilities.
UK government support development of domestic 200mm GaN foundry process
February 09, 2021UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) supports the Compound Semiconductor Centre Ltd (CSC) and Newport Wafer Fab (NWF) to develop a 200mm Gallium Nitride HEMT foundry process.
SK Nexilis to build copper foil plant in Malaysia
February 04, 2021South Korean SK Nexilis, a produces copper foil for electric vehicle battery manufacturer SKC, is planning its first overseas production base to be in KKIP Industrial Complex, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.
Qualcomm expands with new R&D centre in France
February 04, 2021Qualcomm Communications SARL, a Qualcomm subsidiary, says its plan to open a new 5G research and development centre in France to work on the future evolution of 5G and beyond.
Continental with another factory in Serbia
February 03, 2021According to media reports, German automotive supplier Continental will open a EUR 140 million factory in Novi Sad in northern Serbia in March 2021.
Total MPU sales surprise with strong gains in 2020Load more news
February 03, 2021Computer CPU processors remain largest MPU category in dollar volume but embedded MPUs demonstrate fastest growth, says IC Insights.