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.
National Circuit Assembly merges with Austin Circuit Design
February 18, 2021EMS provider National Circuit Assembly (NCA) is expanding its capabilities to include dedicated design and sourcing by merging with Austin Circuit Design, LLC, a Texas-based design and sourcing firm.
The DoD partners with GlobalFoundries to manufacture secure chips
February 16, 2021GlobalFoundries fully ITAR compliant manufacturing facility, Fab 8 in upstate New York, will produce semiconductor solutions for the nation’s most sensitive defense and aerospace applications.
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.
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.
Top 5 wafer capacity leaders raise their global share to 54%
February 10, 2021Each of the top-five wafer capacity leaders had capacity of at least 1.5 million wafer starts per month. The combined capacity of the top five companies represented 54% of total global wafer capacity in December 2020, up one point from 53% in 2019.
Global semiconductor sales amounted to $439 billion in 2020
February 01, 2021Global semiconductor industry sales were USD 439.0 billion in 2020, an increase of 6.5% compared to the 2019 total of USD 412.3 billion, reports the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)
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SkyWater expands in Florida - assumes operation of 200mm fab
January 27, 2021SkyWater Technology, a company which has been very vocal about the need for a secure domestic chip production, continues to show the way by expanding its operations with a manufacturing fab in Florida
UK competition authority to probe NVIDIA’s takeover of Arm
January 07, 2021The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) says it is launching a formal investigation into NVIDIA's takeover of Arm later this year.
MKS receives order for its HDI PCB laser manufacturing solution
December 23, 2020MKS Instruments says it has received an order for multiple ESI Geode HDI via drilling systems in Taiwan from a major technology player in the HDI PCB manufacturing market.
India’s looking to attract semiconductor fab companies
December 17, 2020The Government of of India is planting a seed to grow a local semiconductor ecosystem by inviting bids for setting up semiconductor fabrication fabs in the country.
Texas EMS manufactures new personal emergency response system
December 10, 2020Texas-based EMS provider, National Circuit Assembly (NCA), is handing the manufacturing GoFind’s newly released Personal Emergency Response System (PERS) for older adults, NudgeR.
Infineon plans to make Singapore its global AI innovation hub
December 04, 2020The German chip-giant is celebrating its 50th anniversary in Singapore announcing plans to make the country its AI innovation hub as it moves forward with its digital transformation.
Transphorm choses Veeco system for GaN-based power and 5G devices
December 03, 2020Veeco Instruments says that Transphorm, a supplier of gallium nitride (GaN) products for high voltage power conversion applications, has selected its Propel HVM MOCVD System for high-volume production of GaN-based RF (DoD and Commercial/5G) and power electronics Epiwafers.
Large 80-unit lands at MKS Instruments
December 03, 2020The company’s latest flexible PCB laser processing solution is getting quite the attention. So much so that an unnamed Chinese PCB manufacturer has purchased 80 units.
All That Glitters Is Not Gold!
December 02, 2020Application engineers often repeatedly answer the same questions from different customers, especially queries related to the selection of parts in their application. One mistake we see in part selection happening time and time again is that the customers become over enamored by what I like to call “the sheet” in data sheets.
Intel CEO pens open letter to President-elect BidenLoad more news
November 25, 2020Intel CEO Bob Swan is, in an open letter, urging the President-elect to invest in U.S. manufacturing.