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.
AmpliTech to acquire Spectrum Semiconductor Materials
November 23, 2021AmpliTech Group, a designer, developer and manufacturer of signal-processing components, has executed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and operations of San Jose-based Spectrum Semiconductor Materials Inc., a specialty distributor of semiconductor components.
Veeco ships first system from new manufacturing facility
November 23, 2021Veeco Instruments says that the company has shipped the first LSA101 Laser Spike Annealing System from its new San Jose, California facility to an unnamed semiconductor manufacturer.
GaN Systems raises $150M to speed up adoption of GaN technology
November 22, 2021GaN Systems announces a USD 150 million growth capital funding round to accelerate innovation and adoption of GaN technology across its automotive, consumer, industrial, and enterprise markets.
SCS acquires Comelec SA
November 19, 2021Specialty Coating Systems, Inc. (SCS), a provider of Parylene conformal coating services and technology, has acquired Comelec SA., a strong and established provider of Parylene, Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) and multilayer coating services in Switzerland.
What happened to my chip supply?
November 15, 2021The pandemic did indeed send massive ripples through supply chains around the globe – but it was never the start of the semiconductor crisis, the semiconductor supply chain was on shaky legs long before COVID-19 shut down entire countries and trade.
South Korean semiconductor giant expands with new US plant
November 15, 2021SKC, a part of South Korean conglomerate SK Group, says it will build a 12,000 square metre production plant in Georgia, U.S. by 2023 and is already planning an expansion.
Infineon closes 2021 fiscal year with record quarter
November 11, 2021“Infineon has closed the 2021 fiscal year with an outstanding fourth quarter. We are stronger than ever and report revenue of over EUR 11 billion for a full fiscal year for the first time, with significantly higher profitability," said Dr. Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon.
II-VI to supply SiC substrates for Tianyu's power electronics
November 10, 2021II‐VI Incorporated says it has been selected by Dongguan Tianyu Semiconductor Technology Co., Ltd., as the company's primary strategic partner for supply of 150 mm SiC substrates for power electronics.
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
Aeva choses Fabrinet to manufacture 4D LiDAR chip module
November 09, 2021Aeva, a provider of next-gen sensing and perception systems, has selected EMS provider Fabrinet to produce its 4D LiDAR chip module.
Worldwide silicon wafer shipments reach record high in 3Q21
November 05, 2021Worldwide silicon wafer shipments increased 3.3% to 3,649 million square inches in the third quarter of 2021 compared to the previous quarter, a new industry record, SEMI reports.
Qorvo acquires provider of SiC power semiconductors
November 04, 2021Qorvo, a provider of innovative RF solutions, has acquired Princeton, New Jersey-based United Silicon Carbide (UnitedSiC), a manufacturer of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors.
onsemi completes its acquisition of GTAT
November 02, 2021On Semiconductor (onsemi) has completed its acquisition of silicon carbide producer, GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT). The acquisition will enhance onsemi’s ability to secure and grow supply of SiC.
Bosch to invest over €400M in its semiconductor fabs in 2022
October 29, 2021In the face of the global chip shortage, Bosch is increasing its capital expenditure. Just a few weeks after opening its new wafer fab in Dresden, Bosch has now announced another nine-figure investment in its chip manufacturing facilities.
Infineon to expand its operations in Malaysia
October 28, 2021As previously reported, chip giant Infineon is looking to invest EUR 2.4 billion worldwide in 2022 as it expands its operations. Now information from the Malaysian Government states that company has also chosen to transfer its silicon carbide and gallium nitride epitaxy production to Kulim Hi-Tech Park and expand its manufacturing base in the country.
BASF to sell Precision Microchemicals business
October 28, 2021BASF and Entegris announces that the companies have signed an agreement to sell the Precision Microchemicals business to Entegris for USD 90 million. The transaction includes technology, intellectual property and brands and is expected to be completed by the end of 2021.
Siltronic breaks ground for a new fab in Singapore
October 27, 2021Munich-based Silicon wafer manufacturer Siltronic, announces that it has broken ground for its new manufacturing facility at JTC's Tampines Wafer Fab Park in Singapore.
IQE partners with GlobalFoundries
October 26, 2021Cardiff-based supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products and material solutions, IQE, has entered into a long-term strategic collaboration with GlobalFoundries to develop vital gallium nitride on silicon (GaN on Si) technologies for mobile and wireless infrastructure applications.
Zhenghai Group and Rohm set up SiC power module JVLoad more news
October 25, 2021Zhenghai Group and Rohm have signed a joint venture agreement to establish a new company in the power module business.