The FTC wants to block Nvidia’s $40B acquisition of Arm
December 03, 2021The US Federal Trade Commission has launched a lawsuit aiming to block U.S. chip supplier Nvidia Corp.’s USD 40 billion acquisition of UK chip design provider Arm Ltd. Semiconductor.
Foundry revenue rises by 12% QoQ for 3Q21, says TrendForce
December 03, 2021Although the demand for end products related to the stay-at-home economy slowed down as many countries saw rising vaccination rates and were partially lifting social distancing restrictions, the decline in foundry orders from this source was more than offset by the traditional peak season for smartphones, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Micron and UMC team up to strengthen supply chains
December 02, 2021Micron says it is expanding its business relationship with United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), which will provide "Micron opportunities to secure supply for automotive, mobile and critical customers into the future."
Global Semiconductor equipment billings jump 38% YoY in Q3
December 02, 2021Global semiconductor equipment billings increased a robust 38% year-over-year to US D26.8 billion in the third quarter of 2021, an 8% rise from the prior quarter to register their fifth consecutive quarter-over-quarter record high, SEMI reports.
EV market continue to drive demand for 6” SiC wafers
December 02, 2021Demand from the global automotive market for 6-inch SiC wafers is expected to reach 1.69 million units in 2025 thanks to the rising penetration rate of EVs and the trend towards high-voltage 800V EV architecture, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Soitec acquires NovaSiC, strengthens SiC wafer technology
December 02, 2021Soitec, a designer and manufacturer of semiconductor materials, acquires NovaSiC, a technology company specialized in polishing and reclaiming wafers on silicon carbide, to accelerate the company’s technology development and strengthen its positioning on the automotive and industrial markets.
TRS Capital acquires majority stake in Alta Electronics
December 01, 2021TRS Capital, an early stage investment company, has acquired a majority stake in Alta Electronics, a supplier of interconnect products headquartered in Canada.
Evertiq’s industry pulse report – KATEK
December 01, 2021German EMS provider KATEK has delivered solid performances throughout 2021. However, that doesn’t mean that the company wasn’t affected by the pandemic and the semiconductor shortage. As for other companies, there has been challenges; but a clear focus on staying "agile and robust" helped KATEK to stay on top.
TouchNetix gains automotive qualification for family of touchscreen controller ICs
November 30, 2021UK manufacturer of high-performance touchscreen controller ICs, TouchNetix, announces that its aXiom AX112 user interface chip has gained qualification to the Automotive Electronics Council’s AEC-Q100-6 standard, validating the device’s use in applications such as the central information display in passenger cars and other types of vehicles.
Syntronixs Asia becomes part of Infineon
November 30, 2021German semiconductor manufacturer, Infineon, has via its subsidiary Infineon Technologies (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. acquired Syntronixs Asia Sdn. Bhd., a Melaka-based electroplating company.
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Indonesia's export restrictions on nickel likely to impact EV battery market
November 26, 2021As the global automotive industry picks up the pace of electrification, there will be a corresponding increase in the demand for nickel, which is a key ingredient for automotive batteries, 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.
TÜV Rheinland opens new testing services laboratory in Ohio
November 25, 2021TÜV Rheinland announces that the company has opened its newest testing services laboratory in West Unity, Ohio, USA. The new testing facility will support nondestructive and destructive testing in the Mid-West.
Lanxess to expand high-tech plastics production in China
November 25, 2021Lanxess says it will expand its production network in China. The specialty chemicals company will build a second compounding line for Durethan- and Pocan-branded high-tech engineering plastics at its manufacturing site in Changzhou.
Electronics manufacturer to open new facility in North Carolina
November 24, 2021EMS provider, Precision Graphics, Inc., is investing USD 5.1 million as it expands with a new production facility in in Snow Hill, Greene County, creating 70 jobs.
Kurtz Ersa takes over Schiller Automation
November 24, 2021The manufacturer of electronics production equipment is taking yet another step in the expansion of its “Automation” business unit. Kurtz Ersa and Schiller Automation will join forces in the global market for automation solutions in the future. Stefan Schiller, Managing Director of Schiller Automation, has informed his employees about the 100% takeover of the company by the Kurtz Ersa Group.
Foxconn invests $10 million in AutotalksLoad more news
November 23, 2021Following a strategic collaboration agreement between Foxconn Interconnect Technology (FIT), a subsidiary of Taiwanese EMS provider Foxconn, and vehicle-to-everything solutions provider, Autotalks, FIT will invest USD 10 million in the Israeli company.