Continental invests in German-US AI chip start-up
February 23, 2021Continental has acquired a minority stake in the German-US start-up Recogni, a company working on a new chip architecture for object recognition in real time based on artificial intelligence (AI).
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.
Intel expands in Poland
January 21, 2021The US chipmaker is preparing to expand its operations in the Polish city of Gdańsk. The company will be constructing its sixth building at its campus in the city.
Pat Gelsinger to replace Bob Swan as Intel CEO
January 14, 2021Intel has appointed 40-year technology industry veteran Pat Gelsinger as its new chief executive officer, effective February 15, 2021. He will succeed Bob Swan, who will remain CEO until Pat starts.
Achronix to list on Nasdaq via merger with ACE Convergence
January 13, 2021FPGA and embedded FPGA specialist, Achronix Semiconductor, has entered into a business combination agreement with special-purpose acquisition company ACE Convergence Acquisition Corp., which result in a combined entity which will continue as a publicly listed company.
Five mega-deals pushed M&A value to $118B last year
January 13, 2021The value of the mergers and acquisitions seen last year within the semiconductor industry set a new record. Five big acquisition announcements and more than a dozen smaller deals in 2020 pushed the total value of M&A agreements in the year to an all-time high of USD 118.0 billion, surpassing the previous record of USD 107.7 billion reached in 2015
Recab expands via the acquisition of Synective_Labs
January 11, 2021Swedish embedded specialist, Recab, is investing in FPGA and ASIC design via the acquisition the high performance embedded design company Synective Labs
Qualcomm and Great Wall Motor Work team up on smart mobility
January 04, 2021Great Wall Motor will use the autonomous driving system powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride Platform in its premium production vehicles starting in 2022
Hyundai to acquire controlling interest in Boston Dynamics
December 14, 2020Hyundai Motor Group will acquire a controlling interest in Boston Dynamics from SoftBank Group in a deal that values the mobile robot firm at USD 1.1 billion.
PDF Solutions completes its acquisition of Cimetrix
December 07, 2020PDF Solutions has officially closed the acquisition of Cimetrix Incorporated, a provider of equipment connectivity products for smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0, which was first announced November 17.
Swedish supply chain analytics company completes financing round
December 03, 2020Supply chain data analytics software provider Lexi Solution AB has completed a SEK 3.3 million (EUR 320’000) financing round. The round was heavily oversubscribed, with strong participation from existing Lexi shareholders as well as several new investors.
STMicro and YTO set up joint lab for smart agricultural equipment
November 27, 2020Semiconductor manufacturer STMicroelectronis, is teaming up with Chinese provider of agricultural and construction machinery YTO Group to establish a joint lab which will focus on R&D of electronic solutions for engine, vehicle, and agricultural controls in tractors.
SKT's new AI chip changes the company's AI semiconductor business vision
November 26, 2020SK Telecom (SKT) has unveiled its new, self-developed, AI chip named SAPEON X220; a chip that, according to the company, will alter the company's AI semiconductor business vision.
Intel CEO pens open letter to President-elect Biden
November 25, 2020Intel CEO Bob Swan is, in an open letter, urging the President-elect to invest in U.S. manufacturing.
Kontron Industrial AI Platform for easy integration of Artificial Intelligence
November 24, 2020The Kontron Industrial AI Platform accelerates the use of AI algorithms for inference in industrial environments, such as quality control or predictive maintenance.
Raytheon to acquire Blue Canyon Technologies
November 19, 2020Raytheon Technologies says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the provider of small satellites and spacecraft systems components; Blue Canyon Technologies.
Samsung Semiconductor Europe completes relocation to new officeLoad more news
November 19, 2020With its new EMEA HQ in Munich, Samsung Semiconductor Europe aims to bring the company closer to key customers and tech talent in the area.