Broadcom to acquire VMware for $61 billion
May 27, 2022Semiconductor design company Broadcom Inc. will acquire all of the outstanding shares in VMware, in a transaction that values the enterprise software company at approximately USD 61 billion.
GlobalFoundries launches GF Labs
May 25, 2022At its annual GF Technology Summit (GTS), GlobalFoundries announced the launch of GF Labs, a new program that extends the development horizon of differentiated semiconductor technology.
Three companies held 94% of the 2021 DRAM market
May 25, 2022Over the past 30 years, the DRAM market has been characterised by periods of spectacular growth and years of devastating crashes. Most recently, the DRAM market fell 37% in 2019 but soared 42% in 2021.
Motorola secures chip supply with GlobalFoundries deal
May 24, 2022The US semiconductor foundry has entered into a long-term agreement to safeguard the supply of chip solutions for Motorola Solutions' radios, which are widely used by public safety, critical infrastructure and enterprise organisations.
Foxconn and Yageo JV invests in Taiwan MOSFET manufacturer
May 24, 2022Hon Hai Technology Group (more commonly know as Foxconn) and Yageo Group have – via their joint venture XSemi – invested NTD 2.89 billion (EUR 91.6 million) in Taiwanese MOSFET manufacturer Advanced Power Electronics Corp.
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:
Obsolescence management cannot be an afterthought
May 20, 2022“Obsolescence has always existed. However, it usually only becomes really critical for companies when the exception mutates into the norm. And in recent years we have unfortunately experienced this unwanted development not only with semiconductor chips, but increasingly with many other components, materials and raw materials,” says IIOM President and COGD Chairman Dr Wolfgang Heinbach.
Tower record 1Q22 revenues of $421 Million, a 21% YoY
May 20, 2022Tower Semiconductor reported first quarter 2022 revenue of USD 421 million, an increase of 21% compared to USD 347 million in the first quarter of 2021.
Gallium Semiconductor opens its Nijmegen R&D center
May 20, 2022Gallium Semiconductor has officially held the grand opening of its European R&D center in a ceremony in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Ferrotec to add manufacturing capacity with new plant in Malaysia
May 20, 2022Ferrotec, a global supplier of materials, components, and precision system solutions, is establishing a new manufacturing facility at Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kedah, facilitated by the Malaysian Investment Development Authority (MIDA).
Texas Instruments breaks ground $30 billion investment
May 19, 2022The semiconductor manufacturer has broken ground on its new 300mm semiconductor wafer fabrication plants in Sherman, Texas – an investment set to create as many as create as many as 3,000 jobs.
ERP partners with Flip to fulfill EOL and Obsolete component solutions
May 18, 2022Flip Electronics has signed a franchised distributor partnership agreement with ERP Power (ERP) to distribute its End-of Life (EOL) semiconductor products.
Foxconn and DNeX build and operate wafer fab in Malaysia
May 18, 2022Dagang NeXchange Berhad (DNeX) and Foxconn subsidiary Big Innovation Holdings (BIH), plan to set up a joint venture company to build and operate a new 300mm wafer fab in Malaysia.
Imec and semiconductor partners target greener chip manufacturing
May 17, 2022Nanoelectronics research and innovation center, imec, says that it has managed to pool together stakeholders from the semiconductor value chain – from companies such as Apple and Microsoft, to suppliers, including ASM, Kurita, SCREEN and Tokyo Electron – to participate in its Sustainable Semiconductor Technologies and Systems (SSTS) research program.
Indium expands with new manufacturing facility in Malaysia
May 17, 2022US-based global materials supplier Indium Corporation, will invest MYR 250 million (USD 57 million) in an expansion that will result in a new manufacturing facility in Penang, Malaysia.
Arrow names Jörg Strughold as president EMEA components
May 16, 2022Arrow Electronics announces that Jörg Strughold will take over as president of its components business in EMEA. He succeeds Martin Bielesch who has decided to leave the company.
€14 billion to attract semiconductor players to Germany
May 16, 2022EUR 14 billion in state support is the German governments new strategy to attract more chipmakers to the country.
Applied Materials opens Montana expansion – create 200 new jobsLoad more news
May 13, 2022The company has opened its latest expansion in Montana, a new semiconductor manufacturing center set to create 200 jobs in the Flathead Valley.