Covid-19 expected to limit growth rates for many IC products
August 10, 2020NAND flash, DRAM, computer CPU, and embedded MPUs show improvement for 2020, but consumers and businesses moving cautiously forward with system purchases, says IC Insights.
ON Semi looking to sell Japanese facility
August 10, 2020ON Semiconductor is exploring a sale of its manufacturing facility in Niigata, Japan. The intended sale of the facility is part of the company’s plan to optimise its manufacturing footprint and sharpen its focus on highly differentiated power, analog and sensor products.
TT Electronics receives grant to further aerospace innovation
August 07, 2020The UK Aerospace Research and Technology Programme has awarded funding to TT and other members of the AEPEC project in effort to foster the nation’s competitive position in civil aerospace
Bosch launches 5G tests at Reutlingen wafer fab
August 07, 2020The German company believes 5G will be a key building block of digitalization and connectivity in manufacturing and logistics. And for that reason, Bosch is now starting compatibility tests and channel measurements for setting up a 5G network in its wafer fab in Reutlingen.
CATL to guarantee high-volume battery supply to Mercedes-Benz
August 07, 2020Mercedes-Benz and CATL (Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited) have entered the next stage of their partnership which will focus on the creation of battery technology to support the high-volume electrification of the car makers portfolio.
ACM Research receives orders from two new analog/power IC customers
August 07, 2020The supplier of wafer cleaning technologies for advanced semiconductor devices, has received purchase orders and final stage bidding activities for a total of USD 36 million from two new China-based customers that manufacture analog and power IC devices.
Eyeing SiC and GaN potential – GlobalWafers team up with NCTU
August 05, 2020Advancements in 5G and electric vehicle technologies are bringing the mounting demands of power semiconductor. GlobalWafers is teaming up with the National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) to develop the third generation semiconductor material.
Samsung to stop production at its last Chinese PC plant
August 03, 2020The South Korean tech giant will stop production at its last computer manufacturing plant in China as it shifts production from the country.
Panasonic and China’s GS-Solar to end PV business partnership
July 31, 2020Panasonic says that it will exercise its right not to proceed with the proposed collaboration with GS-Solar in the photovoltaic business.
Ultra Clean expands its global footprint
July 30, 2020Ultra Clean Holdings is expanding into Malaysia and will be opening a manufacturing facility in the Batu Kawan Industrial Park, Pulau Pinang.
Mu-Del Electronics acquires Luff Research
July 24, 2020Virginia-based Mu-Del Electronics LLC, an Ironwave Technologies Company and a manufacturer of high-performance RF and Microwave based systems, is acquiring Luff Research.
The evolving GaN and SiC power semiconductor market landscape
July 23, 2020The emerging market for silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors is rapidly evolving from a startup-dominated business to one led by large-established power semiconductor manufacturers.
Arm expands R&D centre in Budapest
July 23, 2020The chip company will be growing its staff of developers by more than 50% at its R&D centre in Budapest, Hungary.
Nördlingen expands lithium-ion production
July 20, 2020VARTA AG laid the foundation stone for the expansion of its production at the company's production site in Nördlingen. The new building, which connects directly to the existing plant, will provide a production area of more than 15,000 square meters on two floors.
Welsh government sign MoU with Britishvolt for gigaplant
July 20, 2020Battery Manufacturer Britishvolt has signed an MoU with the Welsh Government regarding the development of a 30 GWh battery manufacturing plant – as well as a 200MW solar plant – at the former RAF base at Bro Tathan, Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales.
1Q/4Q: Signals show rebound in the 2020 IC market
July 16, 2020After dropping by 15% last year, the worldwide IC market is expected to show single-digit growth in 2020, even with the disastrous effects of Covid-19 on the global economy.
UDC forms new subsidiary to advance OLED TV manufacturing technology
July 16, 2020Universal Display Corporation announces the formation of its wholly-owned subsidiary OVJP Corporation (OVJP Corp). To be headquartered in Silicon Valley, California, OVJP Corp was established to advance the commercialisation of Universal Display’s (UDC) novel, mask-less, solvent-less, OLED printing manufacturing platform.
Rivian adds additional funding in investment round
July 13, 2020The electrics car manufacturer says it has closed an investment round of USD 2.5 billion. The financing was led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc.
ACM Research starts construction of new facility in ShanghaiLoad more news
July 10, 2020ACM Research, a supplier of wafer cleaning technologies for semiconductor devices, says that its operating subsidiary ACM Research (Shanghai), has begun construction of its new development and production facility in the Lingang Special Area of China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone.