Woodstock Wire: Semiconductor News

June 03, 2023

Forging a dream material with semiconductor quantum dots

Life -- Phys.org - Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science and collaborators have succeeded in creating a "superlattice" of semiconductor quantum dots that can behave like a metal, potentially imparting exciting new properties to this popular...

June 03, 2023 09:55 PM

NXP announces board changes

Media -- SemiMedia - NXP Semiconductors N.V. announces that its founding chairman, Sir Peter Bonfield, has retired from his service on the NXP Board as of the conclusion of the company's 2023 Annual General Meeting ("AGM") of shareholders....

June 03, 2023 09:18 PM

Global DRAM revenue continues slide in 1Q23

Media -- DIGITIMES - Revenue of the global DRAM memory market registered a sequential decline for the third consecutive quarter in the first quarter of 2023, according to TrendForce.

June 03, 2023 09:17 PM

Nvidia Shares Soar After Chipmaker Forecasts $11B Surge In Sales

Media -- ElectronicsB2B - Nvidia reported revenue of $7.19 billion in the first quarter of FY24 compared to the market estimate of $6.52 billion. The company's overall profit jumped by 26% year-over-year to $2.04 billion. Shares of US semiconductor giant NVIDIA...

June 03, 2023 09:16 PM

Chipmakers exhausted by escalating US-China trade tensions

Media -- DIGITIMES - The escalating trade tensions between the US and China are wearing on chipmakers, and big companies like Intel and Nvidia have recently expressed their desire to defuse the situation.

June 03, 2023 09:15 PM

Nvidia rush orders lifting TSMC 5nm fab utilization

Media -- DIGITIMES - An influx of Nvidia orders requiring super hot runs (SHR) have shored up capacity utilization rates for TSMC's 5nm process platform to almost full, according to industry sources.

June 03, 2023 09:13 PM

Backend houses optimistic about AI chip demand

Media -- DIGITIMES - Promising AI chip demand from Nvidia has injected optimism back into the associated backend suppliers regarding their 2023 business prospects, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

June 03, 2023 09:12 PM

Cars That Can See at Night Will Save Lives

Aspencore -- EETimes - The road is dark, the rain coming down in sheets. Suddenly, two people run onto the pavement, directly in your path. Before you can react, your car automatically slows to a safe stop without a collision. The runners press on, unaware of the...

June 03, 2023 08:46 PM

New skyrmion transistors propel quantum and AI research

Life -- Phys.org - In an era marked by an escalating energy crisis, the world stands on the precipice of a transformative revolution in spintronics technology, promising ultra-low power consumption paired with superior performance. To illustrate the potential,...

June 03, 2023 05:56 PM

May 31, 2023

DRAM industry Q1 revenues decline 21.2% QoQ

Media -- Evertiq - TrendForce reports a dramatic 21.2% QoQ decline in Q1 revenues for the DRAM industry, bringing total revenue down to USD 9.663 billion.

May 31, 2023 06:07 AM

The History Of CMOS

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Since CMOS has been around for about 50 years, a comprehensive history would be a book. This blog focuses on what I consider the major transitions.


Before CMOS, there was NMOS (also PMOS, but I have no direct experience...

May 31, 2023 06:06 AM

DRAM chipmaker Nanya lands influx of short lead-time orders for TV applications

Media -- DIGITIMES - Nanya Technology has recently received an influx of short lead-time orders for TV applications, according to the DRAM memory maker.

May 31, 2023 06:00 AM

May 30, 2023

Improving Network Security Threat Detection

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Collecting security-related information is one thing. Getting the most benefit from that data is another. Security analysts get lots of alerts from their security tools. This forces them to prioritize the ones that will get...

May 30, 2023 09:17 PM

Chiplet getting trendy but SMIC misses out on opportunities

Media -- DIGITIMES - Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC), the leading chip foundry company in China, is missing out on the opportunity brought by chiplet technologies, as Beijing Municipal Government specifically named chiplet technology as...

May 30, 2023 09:15 PM

Electricity costs for wafer foundries in Europe and Japan double those in Taiwan, U.S., and South Korea

Media -- DIGITIMES - Semiconductor foundries in Japan and Europe spend at least double the amount of what similar establishments in the U.S., South Korea, and Taiwan do on electricity, according to a strategic proposal submitted to the Japanese Ministry of Economy,...

May 30, 2023 07:44 PM

Marvell to set up semiconductor design center in Vietnam

Media -- DIGITIMES - Marvell Technology has announced plans to establish a world-class design center in Ho Chi Minh City. The facility will house advanced semiconductor engineering and will be a top technology workplace for those looking to upgrade their skills...

May 30, 2023 07:43 PM

Analog Devices Reports Record Revenue for the Second Quarter Fiscal 2023

Business Wire -- Analog Devices, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADI), a global semiconductor leader, today announced financial results for its second quarter fiscal year 2023, which ended April 29, 2023. "ADI continued to execute well in the second quarter with revenue growth for the...

May 30, 2023 04:32 AM

NXP Semiconductors Announces Changes to its Board of Directors

Globe Newswire -- NXP Semiconductors N.V. (NASDAQ: NXPI) reports that today Sir Peter Bonfield, the Founding Chairman of NXP, has retired from his service on the NXP Board as of the conclusion of the company's 2023 Annual General Meeting ("AGM") of shareholders. The Board...

May 30, 2023 04:31 AM

Apple touts multibillion-dollar Broadcom deal for 5G and wireless tech built in the US

Tech -- The Verge - Apple has signed on to a multiyear, multibillion-dollar agreement with Broadcom, a chipmaker based in the US. The company announced the news on Tuesday, saying it will continue to work with the chipmaker...

May 30, 2023 03:36 AM

China buying of chipmaking gear from Singapore hits 8-month high

Media -- DIGITIMES - Singapore is benefiting from the US-China discord in at least one respect: semiconductor sales.

May 30, 2023 03:14 AM

Marvell to set up semiconductor design centre in Vietnam

Media -- Evertiq - Marvell Technology says that it plans to establish a "world-class" design centre in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Once completed, the site is said to become the home to advanced semiconductor engineering.

May 30, 2023 03:12 AM

Japan to restrict the export of advanced chip manufacturing equipment from July 23

Media -- DIGITIMES - According to a report by Nikkei, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan announced today (May 23) the amendment to the Foreign Exchange and Foreign Trade Act, adding 23 categories including advanced chip manufacturing equipment...

May 30, 2023 03:12 AM

Analog Devices invests 630 million in next generation semiconductor R&D and manufacturing facility in Limerick

Media -- Components in Electronics - Analog Devices, Inc., a global semiconductor leader, has announced a new 630 million investment at its European regional headquarters in the Raheen Business Park in Limerick, Ireland. The investment enables the construction...

May 30, 2023 03:11 AM

Micron could lose US$3 billion in revenue injection from China

Media -- DIGITIMES - Micron Technology could lose an estimated US$3 billion in revenue from China as a result of the country's ban on Chinese enterprises working on critical infrastructure projects procuring products from the US memory vendor, according to industry...

May 30, 2023 03:04 AM

TSMC wins major AI chip orders

Media -- DIGITIMES - With its sub-7nm process manufacturing, TSMC has won significant AI chip orders amid surging demand for generative AI applications, according to industry sources.

May 30, 2023 03:04 AM

European, US SiC substrate suppliers slightly lower prices for Asian customers

Media -- DIGITIMES - In response to increased competition from Chinese competitors, SiC substrate suppliers from Europe and the US have slightly lowered prices for Asian customers, according to industry sources.

May 30, 2023 03:04 AM

IC design houses see no demand momentum until 2024

Media -- DIGITIMES - Most IC design houses are generally uncertain about the prospects for the second half of 2023, as many end-market brand vendors and channel operators of consumer electronics products have expressed pessimism about demand in the second half.

May 30, 2023 03:02 AM

Lattice Introduces Lattice Insights Training Portal to Empower FPGA Application Design and Development

Business Wire -- Lattice Semiconductor (NASDAQ: LSCC), the low power programmable leader, today announced its official training portal 'Lattice Insights(tm)' to enable customers and partners to maximize their low power FPGA experience. Developed...

May 30, 2023 02:57 AM

Cree LED Recognized with Three 2023 BrightStar Awards from LEDs Magazine

Business Wire -- Cree LED announced today that three of its latest product releases have been recognized with BrightStar Awards by LEDs Magazine.

May 30, 2023 02:54 AM

Latest Top500 List Highlights World's Fastest and Most Energy Efficient Supercomputers are Powered by AMD

Globe Newswire -- Semiconductors - -Number of supercomputers powered by AMD EPYC processors and AMD Instinct accelerators increases 29 percent YOY in latest Top500 list-

May 30, 2023 01:58 AM

May 29, 2023

Why embedded chipmakers are acquiring ML software firms

Aspencore -- EDN - Large semiconductor suppliers have started acquiring machine learning (ML) software houses in a bid to bolster their artificial intelligence (AI) offerings for embedded systems, and the latest transaction has been signed between Infineon Technologies...

May 29, 2023 03:12 AM

Silicon Valley Chosen for $4 Billion Chip Research Center

Tech -- NY Times Technology - Anticipating federal subsidies, Applied Materials said it planned to invest up to $4 billion in the semiconductor project in Sunnyvale, Calif.

May 29, 2023 02:59 AM

May 28, 2023

Marvell announces establishment of world-class semiconductor design center in Vietnam

Media -- SemiMedia - Marvell Technology, Inc. recently announced its plans to establish a world-class design center in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. The site will be home to advanced semiconductor engineering and will be a top technology...

May 28, 2023 11:40 PM

onsemi plans to invest $2 billion to increase SiC chip production

Media -- SemiMedia - According to Reuters, onsemi is considering investing $2 billion to increase production of silicon carbide chips in the United States, the Czech Republic or South Korea.

May 28, 2023 11:39 PM

Samsung's 12nm-Class DDR5 DRAM has started mass production

Media -- Evertiq - Samsung Electronics' 16-gigabit (Gb) DDR5 DRAM, which utilises 12nm-class process technology, has started mass production.

May 28, 2023 11:37 PM

The Semiconductor Company That Came From Another World: the Siliconix Story, Part 1 - Starting With Star Sapphires

Media -- Electronic Engineering Journal - Starting in the 1940s, Bill Hugle and Frances Sarnat Hugle founded technology companies that drew them further and further into the semiconductor business. Together they kicked off the development of precision optical...

May 28, 2023 11:34 PM

Major customers confident about TSMC 2nm GAA process

Media -- DIGITIMES - Almost all of TSMC's top-10 customers have readied plans to adopt the foundry's 2nm GAA-FET (gate-all-around field-effect transistor) process technology, to be commercialized in 2025 and with a production ramp-up in 2026. This may make Samsung...

May 28, 2023 11:27 PM

Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger visits South Korea, explores opportunities with Samsung Electronics

Media -- DIGITIMES - Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger recently embarked on a visit to South Korea and held a meeting with TM Roh, the head of Samsung Electronics' Mobile Experience (MX) Division, to discuss cooperation in the areas of mobile and networking, among others.

May 28, 2023 11:26 PM

NAND flash prices may level off after 3Q23, says Silicon Motion

Media -- DIGITIMES - NAND flash memory prices are unlikely to stabilize until after the third quarter of 2023, according to Wallace Kou, president and CEO of flash device controller specialist Silicon Motion.

May 28, 2023 11:25 PM

NXP and TSMC to deliver "industry's first" automotive 16 nm FinFET embedded MRAM

Media -- Components in Electronics - NXP Semiconductors, the specialist in automotive processing, has collaborated with TSMC to deliver what it describes as the industry's first automotive embedded MRAM (Magnetic Random Access Memory) in 16 nm FinFET technology....

May 28, 2023 11:06 PM

Chips Getting More Secure, But Not Fast Enough

Media -- Semiconductor Engineering - Experts at the Table: Semiconductor Engineering sat down to talk about the impact of heterogeneous integration, more advanced RISC-V designs, and a growing awareness about security threats, with Mike Borza, Synopsys scientist;...

May 28, 2023 11:06 PM

China bans Micron's products in critical IT infrastructure

Media -- DIGITIMES - After a review of nearly two months, China decided to require critical IT operators to cease buying Micron's products, with its ramifications potentially expanding outside of its China market.

May 28, 2023 11:05 PM

Microchip Technology to Present at the JP Morgan 51st Annual Global Technology, Media & Communications Conference

Globe Newswire -- Microchip Technology Incorporated, a leading provider of smart, connected, and secure embedded control solutions, today announced that the Company will present at the JP Morgan 51st Annual Global Technology, Media & Communications Conference on Wednesday,...

May 28, 2023 11:05 PM

May 26, 2023

How Optoelectronics is Enabling Personalized Smart Homes

Distribution -- TTI MarketEye - Smart LEDs and sensor technology are leading the way in customizing personal experiences in our homes, much like they're doing for productivity in many industries, which is leading to improved health, expanded living efficiencies, energy...

May 26, 2023 03:10 AM

May 21, 2023

Talking with Steve Sanghi. 31 years as CEO of Microchip

EE -- EEVblog - atching up with Steve Sanghi who was Microchip CEO for 31 years, now Executive Chair.

Check out his new book, Up and to the Right. How Microchip was built into one of the biggest and most pofitable chip companies in the world.


May 21, 2023 06:58 AM

U.K. Commits 1B to Semiconductors

Aspencore -- EETimes Europe - The U.K. government has presented its long-awaited plan to catch up with other regions in semiconductor research and design.

The National Semiconductor Strategy, unveiled on May 19, will pursue three main ambitions. The first is to...

May 21, 2023 06:57 AM

As Chip Shortage Wanes, Price & Capacity Wars Begin

Aspencore -- EPS News - As foundries prepare for increased demand for leading-edge chips, OEMs are angling for capacity commitments and preferential access.

Source: Samsung

Apple will get access to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.'s (TSMC) latest 3nm nodes by...

May 21, 2023 06:55 AM

Pushing the Limits: Testing Higher-Power Next-Gen Semiconductors

Aspencore -- EETimes - The ever-evolving landscape of technology requires increasingly higher-power semiconductors, presenting a host of challenges for engineers in the field. With the latest advancements in automotive, consumer electronics, IoT, PMICs, and LED drivers,...

May 21, 2023 06:55 AM

With semiconductor recovery schedule unclear, Samsung rumored to delay investment in 4nm production

Media -- DIGITIMES - With the semiconductor demand recovery timing uncertain, iti s rumored that Samsung Electronics will adjust its schedule and postpone its investment to add a production line at its P3 factory in Pyeongtaek.

May 21, 2023 06:17 AM