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⬇ Latest Press Releases ⬇

 NVIDIA Announces Upcoming Events for Financial Community  - SANTA CLARA, Calif., Feb. 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NVIDIA will present at the following events for the financial community: Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference ...

 CES Wrapped  - CES Wrapped 2023 has wrapped, and we are proud to share our accomplishments. Commemorate with us some of the highlights of a banner year that saw outstanding product releases, multiple patent awards, expanded partner relationships, and a broader global presence that grew to include EMEA (Europe/Middle...

 Time to Play: GeForce NOW Now Offers 1,800 Games to Stream  - Top-tier games from publishing partners Bandai Namco Entertainment and Inflexion Games are joining GeForce NOW this week as the cloud streaming service’s fourth-anniversary celebrations continue. Eleven new titles join the over 1,800 supported games ...

 Beyond Speed: The Real Promise of 5G Lies in On-Demand QoS  - 5G technology supports high-quality video streaming and reduced latency. Yet, the real promise of 5G lies in its ability to dynamically support users’ quality of service (QoS) requirements – on demand and in real-time. This is the focus of a demonstration hosted on the Nokia stand at this year's Mobile...

 Researchers harness 2D magnetic materials for energy-efficient computing  - An MIT team precisely controlled an ultrathin magnet at room temperature, which could enable faster, more efficient processors and computer memories.

 NVIDIA Announces Financial Results for Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2024  - NVIDIA today reported revenue for the fourth quarter ended January 28, 2024, of $22.1 billion, up 22% from the previous quarter and up 265% from a year ago.

 Synopsys Posts Financial Results for First Quarter Fiscal Year 2024  - Results Summary Record quarterly revenue of $1.649 billion, up approximately 21% year over year. Quarterly GAAP earnings per diluted share of $2.89; non-GAAP earnings per diluted share of $3.56,...

 Sony Semiconductor Israel  - SONY SEMICONDUCTOR ISRAEL REDEFINES IOT CONNECTIVITY PLATFORM WITH NEW ULTRA LOW POWER 5G LPWA ALT1350 CHIPSET

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 Researchers harness 2D magnetic materials for energy-efficient computing  - Experimental computer memories and processors built from magnetic materials use far less energy than traditional silicon-based devices. Two-dimensional magnetic materials, composed of layers that are only a few atoms thick, ...

 Navigating the 1.6Tbps Era: Electro-Optical Interconnects and 224G Links  - In the relentless pursuit of ever-increasing data speeds, the 1.6 Terabits per second (Tbps) era looms on the horizon, promising unprecedented levels of connectivity and bandwidth within data centers. As data-intensive applications proliferate and the demand for real-time processing escalates, the need...

 ClearSpace gears up for REFUEL.ME study of satellite refuelling  - ClearSpace, an in-orbit services company, has revealed more details of its contract with the UK Space agency for the REFUEL.ME study, which will run until September 2024. The brief is to establish key mission requirements, said ClearSpace, leading to an initial design of the servicer satellite and a review...

 New technique for sorting micro-particles uses sound waves  - Thanks to the rapid progress in tiny tech, we've been mainly using microfluidics to sort tiny particles by size. But now, there's a new way to sort them by shape, which could be a big deal for medical tests and chemistry. ...

 US subsidies bring down European solar plant  - Swiss solar panel maker Meyer Burger is to close its solar panel plant in Freiburg, Germany to focus on subsidies…

 Lab-spun sponges form perfect scaffolds for growing skin cells to heal wounds  - A new technique for electrospinning sponges has allowed scientists from the University of Surrey to directly produce 3D scaffolds—on which skin grafts could be grown from the patient's own skin.

 DVCon 2024: Seeing Beyond The Next Big Thing in EDA  - In this week’s podcast, I chat about the future of EDA, the details of DVCon2024, and the feasibility of artificial intelligence for design verification with Tom Fitzpatrick – DVCon 2024 Conference General Chair. I also investigate new insect-inspired, fully functional micro-robots that may be the...

 Samsung NAND production reduction still at 50% despite price rises  - Following the rising prices in NAND Flash, Samsung Electronics maintains a conservative approach to its production strategy. Industry experts believe that the current price increase only reflects the effect of major manufacturers reducing production, and it will take time to improve the capacity utilization...

 UK warned on battery gigafactory support  - The UK government has been warned that its plans to support battery gigafactories for electric car makers are falling short.

 Nvidia revenue grows 265 percent with more to come as new GPUs and Ethernet near  - On Call Sometimes the best form of revenge is doing nothing – very politely

 Application-specific power for Intel Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake platforms  - Alpha and Omega has developed an application-specific buck regulator for Intel’s Meteor Lake and Arrow Lake processors. The AOZ22559QI and…

 AI to drive touchpad and fingerprint recognition growth, says Elan  - Leading touch microcontroller maker Elan Microelectronics is reporting year-on-year increases in revenue and profits for the fourth quarter of 2023 due to inventory destocking and the cancellation of long-term wafer contracts in the fourth quarter of 2024.

 AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su to Deliver Opening Keynote at Computex 2024  - Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), the organizer of Computex, announced today that Dr. Lisa Su, AMD's chief executive officer, will give the trade show's Opening Keynote. Su's speech is set for the morning of June 3, 2024, shortly before the formal start of the show. According...

 Quantum secure video conferencing demo  - A group of companies are planning to show a video conferencing system secured with quantum keys in Barcelona. The demonstration…

 ISSCC Piezoelectric energy transfer in dc-dc converter  - Despite there potential efficiency, piezoelectric power converters are a technology that has never become popular, even though the power transfer component is thin and flat, instead of boxy like an inductor, and piezoelectrics are quick and simple to make – much like a ceramic capacitor. The flip-side...

 Analog Devices to buy 40nm wafers from TSMC in Japan  - Analog Devices (ADI) has negotiated a special arrangement with TSMC for 40nm wafers from its joint venture in Japan. The…

 Penn on the Nvidia Phenomenon  - The Nvidia Phenomenon has astonished the chip industry, Big Tech, stock markets, the media and the general public. Malcolm Penn (pictured) CEO of Future Horizons and Europe’s leading chip industry analyst, has written an absorbing and authoritative insight into the semiconductor sensation which can...

 TSMC diversifies out of hotspot Taiwan with new Japan plant  - Surrounded by fields of carrots and cabbages, workers are putting the finishing touches to a factory opening on Saturday that is a milestone for both US ally Japan and Taiwanese chip giant TSMC.

 EW BrightSparks 2023: Nyal Patel – University of Southampton  - Now in its sixth year of awards, EW BrightSparks sees Electronics Weekly highlight and celebrate some of the brightest and most talented young engineers in the UK today. Here, in our series on the latest EW BrightSparks of 2023, we highlight Nyal Patel, a MEng Mechatronics student at the University of...

 Smartphone companies accelerate SoC purchases  - According to sources at IC design houses, mobile phone manufacturers, such as Samsung Electronics, are reportedly increasing their SoC procurements to build up inventory as the AI smartphone trend grows.

 Epishine adds Nanopower to power indoor solar cell  - Epishine has signed a deal with Nanopower Semi around an ultra low power controller chip. This follows deals with low…

 Intel Direct Connect Event  - On Wednesday, February 21 st Intel held their first Foundry Direct Connect event. The event had both public and NDA sessions, and I was in both. In this article I will summarize what I learned (that is not covered by NDA) about Intel’s business, process, and wafer fab plans (my focus is process technology...

 Mixed-dimensional transistors enable high-performance multifunctional electronic devices  - The downscaling of electronic devices, such as transistors, has reached a plateau, posing challenges for semiconductor fabrication. However, a research team led by materials scientists from City University of Hong Kong (CityU) ...

 AMD Fixed the STAPM Throttling Issue, So We Retested The Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G  - When we initially reviewed the latest Ryzen 8000G APUs from AMD last month, the Ryzen 7 8700G and Ryzen 5 8600G , we became aware of an issue that caused the APUs to throttle after a few minutes. This posed an issue for a couple of reasons, the first being it compromised our data to reflect the true capabilities...

 ISSCC: Passive tag drinks Wi-Fi and spits Bluetooth  - Zhejiang University and Microaiot have created a passive crystal-less tag IC that both receives its instructions and is powered by Wi-Fi, and sends its responses over Bluetooth. They described the device at ISSCC in San Francisco this week. The tag has two antennas, with both used to extract power from...

 Podcast EP209: Putting Soitec’s Innovative Substrates to Work in Mainstream Products with Dr. Christophe Maleville  - Dan is joined by Dr. Christophe Maleville, chief technology officer of Soitec’s Innovation. He joined Soitec in 1993 and was a driving force behind the company’s joint research activities with CEA-Leti. For several years, he led new SOI process development, oversaw SOI technology transfer from R&D...

 Chip Industry Week In Review  - Intel's foundry push; GF's big subsidy; Arm's Neoverse systems; ASE's new facilities; imec's ADC architecture and UWB chip; automotive chiplets; UCIe's challenges; CFETs; Renesas' AI accelerator. The post Chip Industry Week In Review appeared first on Semiconductor Engineering .

 TSMC’s Kumamoto Plant (JASM) Grand Opening on 24th February, Poised to Shape Japan’s Semiconductor Landscape Over the Next Decade, Says TrendForce  - TrendForce’s latest report reveals that in 2023, global foundry revenues hit US$117.47 billion, with TSMC capturing a dominant 60% share. This figure is expected to climb to around $131.65 billion in 2024, increasing TSMC’s share to 62%.

 Foldable phones slow to gain tractions  - 2023 foldable phone shipments grew 25% y-o-y to 15.9 million units, accounting for 1.4% of the smartphone market, says TrendForce. In 2024, shipments are expected to rise to about 17.7 million units, growing by 11% and slightly increasing the market share to 1.5%. The slowdown in the growth of foldable...

 As Nvidia's downgraded AI chips go unwanted in China, who is the biggest beneficiary?  - Recently, DIGITIMES has had several reports and comments regarding Nvidia's launch of the 2-gen downgraded AI chip H20 designed exclusively for China, but a lack of interest from Chinese customers. It's worth discussing which semiconductor company will benefit from commercial opportunities provided by...

 Integrated GaN flyback controller for 150W power designs  - Silanna Semiconductor has launched a highly integrated flyback controller with a gallium nitride (GaN) FET for 250kHz switching and higher efficiency designs up to 150W. The SZ1200 active clamp flyback…

 Performing Multiple, Simultaneous Depositions In A High-Throughput, Multiplexing ALD/MLD-Style Reactor  - A technical paper titled “High throughput multiplexing reactor design for rapid screening of atomic/molecular layer deposition processes” was published by researchers at University of Washington. Abstract: “An approach is demonstrated for performing multiple, simultaneous depositions in a high-throughput,...

 Graphene research: Numerous products, no acute dangers  - Think big. Despite its research topic, this could well be the motto of the Graphene Flagship, which was launched in 2013: With an overall budget of one billion Euros, it was Europe's largest research initiative to date, alongside ...

 AMFitzgerald and MEMS Infinity to Rule the PZT MEMS World  - Generally speaking, I tend not to be interested in business-related announcements like strategic partnerships. I can’t tell you how many over-excited emails I’ve received informing me of something vague, fluffy, and wishy-washy along the lines of two companies planning to sign a memorandum of understanding...

 Achieving Extreme Low Power with Synopsys Foundation IP Memory Compilers and Logic Libraries  - The relentless demand for lower power SoCs is evident across many markets. Examples include cutting-edge mobile, IoT, and wearable devices along with the high compute demands for AI and 5G/6G communications. Drivers for low power include battery life, thermal management and, for high compute applications,...

 Arm and Samsung to Co-Develop 2nm GAA-Optimized Cortex Cores  - Arm and Samsung this week announced their joint design-technology co-optimization (DTCO) program for Arm's next-generation Cortex general-purpose CPU cores as well as Samsung's next-generation process technology featuring gate-all-around (GAA) multi-bridge-channel field-effect transistors (MBCFETs)....

 Inflection point emerges as Nvidia becomes the world's largest semiconductor company  - With the surge in demand for generative AI training over the past few quarters, Nvidia's performance has shown a significant leap, benefiting various supply chain players and emerging as the world's largest semiconductor company by revenue. The industry's critical turning point has arrived!

 Electrons become fractions of themselves in graphene, study finds  - In very special states of matter, electrons can splinter into fractions of their whole The electron is the basic unit…

 Viavi, Broadcom team for telecoms digital twin testbed  - Viavi has developed a joint Testbed as a Service (TBaaS) with VMware, recently acquired by Broadcom, for digital twin technology. The…

 Huawei to open CNY12 billion R&D center in Shanghai  - Huawei is building a new R&D center in Shanghai, with completion scheduled for June and an opening in September. The overall investment in the facility is projected to be approximately CNY12 billion (NT$1.67 billion), according to industry sources in China.