New Chinese R&D centre to develop and produce conductive material
October 30, 2020Following an investment of CNY 500 million (about EUR 64 million), Changzhou Fusion New Material (Fusion New Material) is planning to drastically increase the its existing production capacity of silver paste products to 100 tons per month.
Marvell to acquire Inphi – accelerating growth in cloud and 5G infrastructure
October 30, 2020Marvell Technology Group and Inphi Corporation have entered into a definitive agreement under which Marvell will acquire Inphi for about USD 10 billion.
Neways sees slight recovery in turnover during 3Q
October 29, 2020During the company’s third quarter, net turnover fell 8.9% YoY, largely due to a sharp decline in Automotive. Industrial saw a slight decline in turnover while Medical remained stable. Semiconductor however saw a rise in turnover.
Axcelis ships multiple systems to CMOS image sensor manufacturers
October 28, 2020Axcelis Technologies, a supplier of high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry, says it has shipped multiple Purion VXE and Purion EXE high energy systems to several, unnamed, CMOS image sensor manufacturers.
EvoNexus and GF team up to accelerate growth of wireless and IoT startups
October 27, 2020EvoNexus, a non-profit technology incubator, and GlobalFoundries are teaming up to accelerate the growth of semiconductor startups developing breakthrough products in wireless and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Pixelworks to sell 7% stake to Chinese investors
October 26, 2020Pixelworks says it has entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement with MTM-Xinhe Investment Limited, a consortium of investors from the Chinese semiconductor and mobile eco-system, under which Pixelworks would issue and sell in shares representing about 7% of the company's outstanding shares for USD 6.6 million dollars.
Cree divest its LED operations as LED supply chain continues its shift to Asia
October 23, 2020After global LED giant Cree divested its lighting business in 2019, the company has announced its plan to sell its LED business to SMART Global Holdings (SGH) for USD 300 million. TrendForce indicates that Chinese manufacturers have quickly risen in the LED industry in recent years, benefiting from superior production capacities and cost optimization measures.
Applied Materials and Besi to jointly develop chip integration technology
October 23, 2020Applied Materials and BE Semiconductor Industries (Besi) says they aim to develop the industry’s first complete and proven equipment solution for die-based hybrid bonding, an emerging chip-to-chip interconnect technology that enables heterogeneous chip and subsystem designs for applications including high-performance computing, AI and 5G.
Sourceability appoints new managing director for APAC
October 23, 2020Semiconductor veteran joins the management team of digital supply chain solutions provider.
Avnet Silica names Gilles Beltran as president
October 22, 2020Beltran succeeds Mario Orlandi who takes on global assignments in Avnet.
While close to settling legal case with US, UMC to focus more on foundry business
October 22, 2020UMC has announced today (Oct. 22) that the legal case against the company filed by the U.S. Justice Department for stealing trade secrets could now be resolved as soon as possible, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
SkyWater is looking to lease a 200 mm fab in Florida
October 22, 2020Having just completed the expansion of its Minnesota facility, SkyWater does not seem to be done adding to its footprint. The company is looking to take over the Center for Neovation, a 200 mm semiconductor manufacturing facility.
US foundry makes the case for a secure domestic chip production
October 21, 2020SkyWater Technology’s expansion in Bloomington, Minnesota, has progressed quickly. The project started less than a year ago and on October 12, the company held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the expansion.
SK hynix to acquire Intel NAND memory business
October 20, 2020The two parties have signed an agreement under which SK Hynix will acquire Intel's NAND memory and storage business for USD 9 billion.
Wipro to acquire Eximius Design
October 19, 2020The information technology specialist says it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Eximius Design, an engineering services company with strong expertise in semiconductor, software and systems design.
Cree to sell LED Business to SMART Global Holdings
October 19, 2020Cree says it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its LED Products business unit (Cree LED) to SMART Global Holdings for up to USD 300 million.
TSMC's profit soars on the back of strong revenue growth
October 16, 2020The semiconductor foundry announces consolidated revenues of NTD 356.43 billion (EUR 10.57 billion) for its third quarter of 2020, a 21.6% increase from the same period last year.
COVID-19 is still impacting the business of RoodMicrotec
October 16, 2020The independent semiconductor supplier recorded a total income of EUR 3.0 million during the third quarter of 2020, a slight decrease from EUR 3.1 million during the same period last year.
STMicro acquires French fabless semiconductor companyLoad more news
October 16, 2020The acquired fabless semiconductor company specialises in silicon-based power amplifiers and RF Front-End Module products for the cellular IoT and 5G markets.