Sponsored content by FusionManufacturers Reassess their Supply Chains Prevailing obstacles since the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020 have manufacturers reassessing their supply chain strategies. The following major disruptions that occurred entering 2022 added to existing setbacks, or created new ones altogether:
Renesas to convert closed factory to 300mm wafer fab
May 17, 2022Renesas plans to conduct a JPY 90 billion (EUR 664 million) investment in its Kofu factory, located in Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. The company closed the factory back in October 2014, but now intends to reopen the fab in 2024 as a 300mm wafer fab.
No damage to Renesas operations following earthquake
April 20, 2022A seismic intensity 5 lower earthquake struck the northeastern Japan on April 19 at 8:16 a.m. local time, with Nakadori, Fukushima prefecture as the epicenter.
AI chip company Syntiant raises $55M to accelerate growth
April 07, 2022Syntiant Corp., has closed USD 55 million in new funding, bringing the total investment to more than USD 100 million since the company’s founding in 2017.
Top 10 IC design companies revenue top $100B in 2021
March 25, 2022Due to vigorous stocking of various terminal applications causing a shortage of wafers in 2021, the global IC industry was severely undersupplied. This, coupled with spiking chip prices, boosted 2021 revenue of the global top ten IC design companies to USD 127.4 billion, or 48% YoY.
Renesas delays Naka fab's return pre-earthquake production
March 23, 2022Renesas says that it will longer than anticipate to bring back its Naka semiconductor fab to full speed following the earthquake that struck the coast of Fukushima Prefecture, Japan on March 16.
Renesas looks to return to normal following earthquake
March 18, 2022Renesas has provided an update on the impact on its operations of the earthquake that hit the coast of Fukushima Prefecture.
Renesas: ‘We are assessing the impact of the earthquake’
March 17, 2022A strong earthquake – with a seismic intensity of 6+ – struck the coast of Fukushima Prefecture and the surrounding areas on March 16.
Strong earthquake hits northeastern Japan
March 17, 2022A powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred off the coast of Fukushima, Japan on the evening of March 16. Most of northeastern Japan is a production center for global upstream semiconductor raw materials.
Tata Elxsi and Renesas team up on EV innovation center
March 08, 2022Indian technology company Tata Elxsi has teamed up with Japanese semiconductor manufacturer Renesas, to establish a design center in Bangalore that will develop targeted solutions for electric vehicles.
Semi industry capex forecasted to reach over $190B this year
March 02, 20222020-2022 is expected to become the first three year period of double-digit capex growth since 1993-1995.
Renesas reboots equipment after Japanese quake
January 24, 2022Toshiba 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.
Renesas completes its acquisition of Celeno
December 22, 2021Renesas Electronics has completed its previously announced acquisition of provider of smart Wi-Fi solutions provider Celeno Communications, as of December 20, 2021.
Global power management IC prices jump 10% in 2021
December 06, 2021Due to material shortages caused by insufficient semiconductor supply, to date, power management IC (PMIC) prices remain on an upward trend, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Top25 semiconductor suppliers' sales growth to skyrocket
November 18, 2021The semiconductor market is forecast to increase 23% this year, fueled by changing habits caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic rebound from it in 2021, says IC Insights. The market research company also provides a projected ranking of the top 25 semiconductor suppliers based on sales growth rate.
Renesas advances its initiatives in India
November 15, 2021The Japanese semiconductor company says that the operation of Renesas Electronics India will be strengthened. Under the sales strategy “Deeper and Broader”, Renesas says it will increase the range of its value-added, full system solutions offered to existing and new customers.
What happened to my chip supply?
November 15, 2021The pandemic did indeed send massive ripples through supply chains around the globe – but it was never the start of the semiconductor crisis, the semiconductor supply chain was on shaky legs long before COVID-19 shut down entire countries and trade.
Renesas acquires Celeno to expand connectivity portfolioLoad more news
October 28, 2021Renesas Electronics announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Celeno Communications, a provider of smart Wi-Fi solutions, under which Renesas will acquire Celeno in an all cash transaction valuing Celeno at approximately USD 315 million.