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:
STMicro supplies SiC tech to Semikron for EV power modules
May 11, 2022STMicroelectronics has revealed it is supplying SiC technology for the eMPack electric-vehicle power modules from Semikron.
What does Intel gain from acquiring Tower? – Quite a lot
May 03, 2022On February 15, Intel officially confirmed that it will acquire Tower Semiconductor, the industry’s ninth largest foundry, for USD 5.4 billion. But, what kind of capacity gain comes with acquiring the ninth biggest player in the field?
EIB supports STMicroelectronics with €600 million loan
March 02, 2022The loan will support the semiconductor group's R&D activities and pilot production lines for advanced semiconductors in Europe.
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.
USound turns to Elemaster to manufacture MEMS speakers
February 22, 2022Austrian developer of audio solutions for wearables, USound, has entered into a partnership with EMS provider Elemaster. to manufacture MEMS speakers at the EMS provider’s factory in Lomagna, Italy.
STMicro reports 80% net income growth in 2021
January 28, 2022The Semiconductor manufacturer reported fourth quarter net revenues of USD 3.56 billion, gross margin of 45.2%, operating margin of 24.9%, and net income of USD 750 million.
STMicro expects Q421 revenues of $3.56B
January 12, 2022Semiconductor manufacturer, STMicroelectronics, says that its preliminary and unaudited net revenues for the fourth quarter of 2021 are above its business outlook range.
USound raises USD 30 million to ramp product manufacturing
December 21, 2021USound, a developer and manufacturer of MEMS loudspeakers for personal devices and wearable technology, has raised USD 30 million to move into mass production of its second generation MEMS loudspeakers for several global companies.
SiPearl receives €17.5 million in funding
December 20, 2021SiPearl has just been awarded a EUR 17.5 million funding from the European Innovation Council (EIC) Accelerator program. The funding will support the development and scale-up of SiPearl future-generation microprocessor. The funding aims to contribute to ensure European sovereignty in supercomputing for solving scientific, industrial and societal challenges.
STMicro and Politecnico di Milano expand R&D capabilities
December 15, 2021STMicroelectronic and Politecnico di Milano (PoLiMi) have inaugurated the expansion of semiconductor-manufacturing capabilities at PoliFab, the University’s micro- and nanotechnology R&D center.
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.
A*STAR and STMicro team up on SiC R&D for the EV market
November 26, 2021The Institute of Microelectronics (IME) at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR) and STMicroelectronics are launching an R&D collaboration in the field of silicon carbide for power-electronics applications in the automotive and industrial markets.
Bosch wants to create a European supply chain for SiC semiconductors
November 10, 2021In a consortium led by Bosch, a total of 34 companies, universities, and research institutes from seven European countries have joined forces to work toward securing a leading role for Europe in new technologies based on silicon carbide
Power and compound fab capacity projected to top record
October 15, 2021Fueled by pent-up demand for automotive electronics caused by semiconductor supply chain disruptions wrought by the pandemic, worldwide installed capacity for power and compound semiconductor fabs is projected to top 10 million wafers per month (WPM) for the first time in 2023, growing to 10.24 million WPM (in 200mm equivalents) and climbing to 10.6 million WPM in 2024, SEMI reports.
SiPearl opens new design center in FranceLoad more news
October 08, 2021Microprocessor designer SiPearl has opened yet another European design center, this time in Grenoble, France.