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⬇ Latest Press Releases ⬇

 NVIDIA Announces Upcoming Event for Financial Community  - SANTA CLARA, Calif., May 23, 2024 -- NVIDIA will present at the following event for the financial community: BofA Securities Global Technology ConferenceWednesday, June 5, ...

 The Chip Insider®– Chiplets: a disruptive business model?  - Chiplets: a disruptive business model? It’s important to ask this question when chiplets are only a new technology. Loss of leadership by incumbents becomes unavoidable whenever a new technology metastasizes into a new business model.

 Webinar - Navigating the Semiconductor Landscape: Market Projections and Geopolitical Impacts through 2029  - Join our webinar, "Navigating the Semiconductor Landscape: Market Projections and Geopolitical Impacts through 2029," to explore market trends and challenges in the recovering semiconductor industry. Discover insights on AI-driven growth and sector-specific demand shifts.

 Into the Omniverse: SoftServe and Continental Drive Digitalization With OpenUSD and Generative AI  - Leading German automotive technology company enhances manufacturing workflows with OpenUSD-powered virtual factory solutions.

 Medtronic reports full year and fourth quarter fiscal 2024 financial results; announces dividend increase  - Broad-based, durable growth across the company, including Cranial & Spinal Technologies, Diabetes, Cardiac Pacing, Surgical, and Structural Heart; gaining momentum as company enters new product...

 Turning up the heat on next-generation semiconductors  - Research sheds light on the properties of novel materials that could be used in electronics operating in extremely hot environments.

 Photronics Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2024 Results  - BROOKFIELD, Conn. , May 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB), a worldwide leader in photomask technologies and solutions, today reported financial results for its second quarter of fiscal...

 Small Language Models: Efficient Arm Computing Enables a Custom AI Future  - Ravi Malhotra, Hyperscale Solutions Architect, Arm

 Media Alert: Enabling AI Everywhere at Computex  - Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger to discuss AI acceleration and unveil industry-changing AI solutions.

 NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for First Quarter Fiscal 2025  - NVIDIA today reported revenue for the first quarter ended April 28, 2024, of $26.0 billion, up 18% from the previous quarter and up 262% from a year ago.

 Synopsys Posts Financial Results for Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2024  - Results Summary1 Quarterly revenue of $1.455 billion, up approximately 15% year over year and at the high-end of guidance. Quarterly GAAP earnings per diluted share of $1.92; non-GAAP earnings per...

 Jenoptik deploys speed enforcement system for work zone safety to Arkansas Department of Transportation  - The Arkansas Department of Transportation partnered with Jenoptik to extend the DOT’s work zone safety initiative by deploying Jenoptik’s mobile speed enforcement system in construction zones to further increase safety for drivers and workers.

 Why Semiconductors are Vital to Optics and Photonics  - Thanks to wafer-scale technology, electronics have driven down the cost per transistor for many decades.…

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 Thanks for the memory, South Korea tells nation's chip makers – now build processors  - Interview Surging demand, the AI plan, and spinning FPGAs into gold

 Deep-Tech Disruption: How imec is Advancing Startup Innovation with Imec.DeepTechVentures  - Did you know that imec is celebrating its forty year anniversary this year? Its true! This week, Olivier Rousseaux from imec joins me to chat all about how imec is encouraging innovation big and small with its DeepTechVentures. We investigate how imec can help you with your deep tech start up, the steps...

 Redwire handed robotic arm prototype for the Argonaut lunar lander  - The European Space Agency has chosen Redwire to develop the robotic arm prototype for the Argonaut lunar lander to support its exploration of the Moon. The goal for the lander is to establish the capability, for Europe, to land 1,500-1,800 kg of cargo, infrastructure, and scientific instruments on the...

 Imperceptible sensors made from 'electronic spider silk' can be printed directly on human skin  - Researchers have developed a method to make adaptive and eco-friendly sensors that can be directly and imperceptibly printed onto a wide range of biological surfaces, whether that's a finger or a flower petal.

 Chip Industry Week In Review  - Imec's €2.5B beyond 2nm; 3D-DRAM; chip aging in data centers; glass substrate CHIPS funding; UK Semiconductor Institute; HBM3; executive changes; semi supply chain; sidestepping litho. The post Chip Industry Week In Review appeared first on Semiconductor Engineering .

 ST transmit/receive wireless charger boards  - ST has introduced a 50W, Qi-compatible transmitter and receiver combination to accelerate development of wireless charging for high-power applications such as medical and industrial equipment, home appliances, and computer peripherals. The STEVAL-WBC2TX50 transmitter board is capable of delivering up...

 TSMC 3nm chip output to rise over 300% in 2024, says fab director  - TSMC is scaling up its 3nm chip output, which in 2024 will be over three times that of 2023, according to Y. K. Hwang, company senior director for Fab 18B.

 US government to give $75 million to South Korean company for Georgia computer chip part factory  - The federal government will spend $75 million to help build a factory making glass parts for computer chips.

 Breakthrough process creates next generation of powered wearable fibers  - Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, have established new, scalable methods of developing battery- and solar-powered fibers, making it theoretically possible for electrical ...

 Sarcina Teams with Keysight to Deliver Advanced Packages  - All aspects of semiconductor design and manufacturing require collaboration across a global ecosystem. As complexity increases, so does the importance of good collaboration. This is especially true for advanced package design. Thanks to the movement to multi-die design, package development has become...

 Nvidia beats market expectations again, but for how long?  - 262% topline increases won't last forever, amid market worries that mega AI investments won't pay off...

 My AI Will Soon Be Watching You (Part 1)  - Time is a funny old thing. On the one hand, we don’t even know what it is. On the other hand, we never seem to have enough of it. I remember being a kid with several days remaining until Christmas. The second hand on the clock seemed to barely move, desperately straining to make its way to the next...

 A method to generate predictor circuits for the classification of tabular data  - Deep learning techniques have become increasingly advanced over the past few years, reaching human-level accuracy on a wide range of tasks, including image classification and natural language processing.

 Hanmi Semiconductor expands further after securing Micron, SK Hynix orders  - Hanmi Semiconductor's new plant has been operational for just over a month, and the company has started expanding further. They aim to accelerate the production capacity of High-Bandwidth Memory (HBM) equipment, specifically the TC Bonder, a move that has garnered significant attention.

 Adata expects another record gross margin in 2Q24  - Gains from low-cost inventory will continue to boost Adata Technology's gross margin in the second quarter, which is expected to reach another record high, according to the memory module manufacturer.

 TSMC's Roadmap at a Glance: N3X, N2P, A16 Coming in 2025/2026  - As announced last week by TSMC, later this year the company is set to start high-volume manufacturing on its N3P fabrication process, and this will be the company's most advanced node for a while. Next year things will get a bit more interesting as TSMC will have two process technologies that could...

 2024 Starts Slow, But Primed for Growth  - The global semiconductor market in 1Q 2024 was $137.7 billion, according to WSTS. 1Q 2024 was down 5.7% from 4Q 2023 and up 15.2% from a year ago. The first quarter of the year is typically down seasonally from the fourth quarter of the prior year. However, the 1Q 2024 decline of 5.7% was worse than expected....

 Wearable devices get signal boost from new material  - A new material that moves like skin while preserving signal strength in electronics could enable the development of next-generation wearable devices with continuous, consistent wireless and battery-free functionality.

 Accelerated Order Shift Effect from U.S. Tariff Barriers Boosts Utilization Rates at Taiwanese Semiconductor Foundries Beyond Expectations, Says TrendForce  - TrendForce reports that this move has accelerated a shift in supply chains, resulting in increased orders for Taiwanese foundries, which are now seeing higher-than-expected capacity utilization rates. In the second half of this year, Vanguard's capacity utilization rate is expected to rise above 75%,...

 Veterans Could Close The Semi Industry’s Workforce Gap  - Veterans are beginning to form a valuable talent pool for advanced manufacturing and chip-sector positions, helping to fill the current and projected future gap in qualified workers as new fabs come online, and adding discipline and skills that are difficult to find otherwise. The job opportunities are...

 The Git Dilemma: Is Version Control Enough for Semiconductor Success?  - Git is a version control system that saves every change made to files. It offers powerful tools for managing these changes. This makes Git ideal for software development, as it lets you keep all project files in one place. Software has grown in complexity, necessitating more collaboration among engineers...

 Taiwan seeks new funding solution for AMD's R&D center subsidy  - The government will withhold approval of AMD's application to establish an R&D center in Taiwan until the source of related subsidy funding, potentially covering 35-40% of the US chipmaker's investment, is secured, according to Chou Chung-bin, deputy director of the Department of Industrial Technology...

 Mastering Copper TSV Fill Part 1 of 3  - Establishing void-free fill of high aspect ratio TSVs, capped by a thin and uniform bulk layer optimized for removal by CMP, means fully optimizing each of a series of critical phases. As we will see in this 3-part series, the conditions governing outcomes for each phase vary greatly, and the complexity...

 PCB suppliers optimistic about iPhone's AI benefits; Huawei's flagship smartphone chips face supply shortage  - In 2024, the consumer electronics market is gradually recovering. However, there are mixed signals in the end-user application market, with some reports suggesting bleak prospects for Apple due to the recent lack of innovative momentum.

 Micron faces paying US$1.3 billion in damages to HBM patent holder  - Micron Technology Inc. (Boise, Idaho) could be facing triple damages for wilful infringement of patents owned by memory subsystem vendor…

 MSI Teases Z790 Project Zero Plus Motherboard With CAMM2 Memory Support  - MSI on Thursday published the first image of a new desktop motherboard that supports the innovative DDR5 compression attached memory module (CAMM2). DDR5 CAMM2 modules are designed to improve upon the SO-DIMM form factor used for laptops, alleviating some of the high-speed signaling and capacity limitations...

 CEO Interview: Barry Paterson at Agile Analog  - Agile Analog is transforming the world of analog IP with Composa™, its innovative, highly configurable, multi-process analog IP technology. Agile Analog has developed a unique way to automatically generate analog IP that meet the customer’s exact specifications, for any foundry and on any process,...

 Samsung and SK Hynix increase R&D and facility investment in 1Q24  - Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix's research and development expenses and facility investments for the first quarter of 2024 were higher than those in the first quarter of 2023. It is interpreted by the industry that, with the semiconductor industry rebounding, Samsung and SK Hynix have increased their...

 Thanks for the memory, South Korea tells nation's chip makers – now build processors  - President warns of 'all-out national warfare' around silicon as he announces $19B development package

 Single chip measures pH, nitrate, phosphate and potassium in water  - A single IC can measure pH, nitrate, phosphate and potassium levels in water, according to the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems, which has developed a way to monolithically combine multiple ion-sensitive field-effect transistors (isfets) “Due to their resistance to breakage, isfets are...

 4500 Fab Jobs Could Go Unfilled in U.S. by 2030  - The CHIPS Act won't work without a lot more workers

 Nvidia beats market expectations again, but for how long?  - Next CTO waiting for major OEMs to get on board, but when/if that happens it'll be game on ... perhaps for AI

 Smart rubber structures can carry out computational tasks  - A research team demonstrated how smart rubber structures can carry out computational tasks In electronics, digital bits are used to…

 X-Fab starts silicon carbide foundry service from Texas  - X-Fab has turned to Soitec wafers to offer silicon carbide foundry services from its fab in Lubbock Texas. The 150mm wafers, called ‘SmartSiC’, are made from a thin layer of mono-crystalline SiC, cut from a thick SiC donor wafer, bonded to a low-resistivity polycrystalline siclicon carbide ‘handle’...

 ASUS NUC14RVHv7 and ASRock Industrial NUC BOX-155H Review: Meteor Lake Brings Accelerated AI to UCFF PCs  - Intel's Meteor Lake series of processors has had a drawn-out launch since its details were officially presented in September 2023. The series marks Intel's foray into the consumer market with a tile-based chiplet configuration held together with Foveros packaging. Similar to Tiger Lake, the focus...

 Fully Automating Chip Design  - Design Productivity Gap Twenty-five years ago, SEMATECH first alerted the world to a concern known as the design productivity gap: the observation that the ability to manufacture complex chips had started outpacing the capability of designers to create them by more than a factor of two. This concern was...

 S. Korea president announces record $19 bn plan to boost chip industry  - South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Thursday announced a record $19-billion-dollar support plan for the country's crucial semiconductor industry.

 Even TSMC can't cook chips fast enough to sate AI's hunger  - Sponsored Feature With demand for AI real-time data analytics booming, having so much computing power centred around the CPU may not be the best strategy

 TSMC Offers a Peek at 'Global Gigafab' Process Replication Program  - At its European Technology Symposium last week TSMC revealed some of the details about its Global Gigafab Manufacturing program, the company's strategy to replicate its manufacturing processes across its multiple gigafab sites. The need for large-scale multi-national fabs to have a process in place...

 Google preps latest Beta of Android 15  - Google has announced the second beta of Android 15, the next major version of Android, which is due for official release in the autumn. A number of features for the planned release have been highlighted by Google, including the use of Private Spaces, improved large screen multitasking, Picture-in-Picture...

 3D Radar Reveals Defects Within Bridges  - A materials tweak could push microcapacitors onto next-gen chips

 Podcast EP225: The Impact Semiconductor Technology is Having on the Automotive Industry with Chet Babla  - Dan is joined by Chet Babla, indie Semiconductor ’s Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing, responsible for expanding the company’s tier 1 and automotive OEM customer base, as well as supporting product roadmap development. Chet has worked in the technology industry for over 25 years in a variety...

 Electromigration And IR Drop At Advanced Nodes  - How to achieve a DRC-clean, manufacturing-ready design at advanced nodes. The post Electromigration And IR Drop At Advanced Nodes appeared first on Semiconductor Engineering .

 UMC starts equipment move-in at new phase of Singapore fab  - UMC has kicked off equipment move-in at the third phase (Phase 3) of its Fab 12i in Singapore, according to the pure-play foundry.