North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts September 2021 Billings

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted $3.72 billion in billings worldwide in September 2021 (three-month moving average basis), according to the September Equipment Market Data Subscription (EMDS) Billings Report published today by SEMI.

Deloitte-GSA Study: Transformation in Semiconductor Industry Driven by More Than Pandemic and Supply Chain Challenges

In order to understand the cause of semiconductor company transformation, Deloitte, in collaboration with the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA), conducted a survey in spring of 2021 of more than 40 top semiconductor industry executives.

Cadence Digital and Custom/Analog Flows Achieve the Latest TSMC N3 and N4 Certifications

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced that its digital and custom/analog flows have achieved certification for TSMC’s N3 and N4 process technologies in support of the latest Design Rule Manual (DRM).

Electrical Control Over Designer Quantum Materials

The demonstration that 2D heterostructures can be tuned electrically provides new perspectives for quantum simulation.

New Material Could Pave Way for Better, Safer Batteries

In pursuit of batteries that deliver more power and operate more safely, researchers are working to replace the liquids commonly used in today’s lithium ion batteries with solid materials. Now, a research team from Brown University and the University of Maryland has developed a new material for use in solid-state batteries that’s derived from an unlikely source: trees.

Edge AI Computing Advancements Driving Autonomous Vehicle Potential

Autonomous driving systems are extremely complex; they tightly integrate many technologies, including sensing, localization, perception, decision making, as well as the smooth interactions with cloud platforms for high-definition (HD) map generation and data storage.

3 Ways Wide-Bandgap Semiconductors Improve Electric Vehicle Performance

Engineers continually look for feasible ways to improve electric vehicles (EVs) as they become more in-demand. One increasingly frequent approach is to use wide-bandgap semiconductors in their design. Here are some compelling examples of how these components improve EV performance.

A Traffic Light for Light-On-a-Chip

In an article published in Nature Photonics, a collaboration between the labs of Professor Tobias J. Kippenberg at EPFL and Professor Sunil A. Bhave at Purdue University showcases such a magnetic-free, electrically driven optical isolator that enables light routing on a chip.

New ISO 26262 Functional Safety Packages Simplify Design of ASIL B and ASIL C Safety Applications

Microchip Technology Inc. is offering newly certified functional safety packages to enable engineers to develop their products as per the ISO 26262 functional safety standard.

NEWRACOM Opens Local Sales Office in Taiwan

NEWRACOM, a fabless semiconductor company and supplier of IoT-enabled Wi-Fi SoCs, today announces the opening of its sales office in Taipei, Taiwan (Republic of China).

SONOTEC Presents Ultrasonic Flow Sensors at SEMICON Europa for the First Time

After one year of successful cooperation, SONOTEC and its strategic distribution partner S3 Alliance jointly participate at the SEMICON Europa (November 16-19, 2021) in Munich at the shared booth B11003 in hall B1.

BrainChip Begins Taking Orders of Akida AI Processor Development Kits

BrainChip Holdings today announced BrainChip will be taking orders of two development kits for its Akida advanced neural networking processor, enabling partners, large enterprises, and OEMs to begin internal testing and validation of Akida’s high-performance, small, ultra-low power AI chip.

Deci Raises $21M to Enable the World to Benefit from the Full Potential of AI

Deci, the deep learning development company that helps enterprises build, optimize, and deploy AI to production, today announced it has raised a $21 million Series A round led by New York-based global private equity and venture capital firm  Insight Partners.

Phononic Announces Full Customer and Manufacturing Qualification in APAC

Phononic, a developer of solid-state cooling and heating technology, today announced full customer qualification of manufacturing operations at Fabrinet, a provider of advanced optical packaging and precision optical, electro-mechanical and electronic manufacturing services.

Mobix Labs Opens Design Center in Australia

 Mobix Labs In., today announced it has opened a new design center in Sydney, Australia, with the hiring of a veteran team of engineers who have strong track records in the successful development and layout of radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs).

Micron Announces Over $150 Billion in Global Manufacturing and R&D Investments to Address 2030 Era Memory Demand

Micron Technology, Inc. today announced that it intends to invest more than $150 billion globally over the next decade in leading-edge memory manufacturing and research and development (R&D), including potential U.S. fab expansion.

GlobalFoundries Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering

GlobalFoundries today announced the commencement of its initial public offering of 55,000,000 ordinary shares, 33,000,000 of which are being offered by GF and 22,000,000 of which are being offered by GF’s existing shareholder, Mubadala Investment Company PJSC, pursuant to a registration statement on Form F-1 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Wolfspeed and ZINSIGHT Enhance Efficiency in Fuel Cell Vehicles with Silicon Carbide Technology

Wolfspeed, Inc. today announced that ZINSIGHT Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. will utilize Wolfspeed 1200V Silicon Carbide MOSFETs in its advanced motor controller for ultra-high-speed air compressors in fuel cell vehicle (FCV) engines.

Omni Design Announces Silicon Validated Data Converters on TSMC 16nm Process

Omni Design Technologies, a provider of high-performance, low-power mixed-signal Intellectual Property (IP) solutions, today announced the availability of silicon-validated 12-bit 6 Gsps analog-to-digital (ADC) and 12-bit 7 Gsps digital-to-analog (DAC) converters on TSMC’s 16nm process.

Dr. Walden “Wally” C. Rhines Tapped to Receive Global Semiconductor Alliance’s Highest Honor: Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award

Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) will honor industry luminary and prominent technologist, Dr. Walden “Wally” C. Rhines, with its prestigious Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award at its Annual Awards Celebration on December 9, 2021.

SEL-WLEDs: Full Electroluminescent White Light-Emitting Diodes Based on a Single Emissive Layer

Full-electroluminescent white light-emitting diode (WLED) technology is regarded as the best candidate for next-generation solid-state lighting source owing to its lower energy consumption than the current WLED based on blue LED chip and yellow phosphor.

TESCAN’s New Large Volume Workflow Significantly Speeds Sample Processing Time for Semiconductor Failure Analysis and Materials Research

TESCAN ORSAY HOLDING a.s. launches the new Large Volume Workflow for faster failure and defect root-cause analysis in semiconductor manufacturing and materials research.

Biomedical Engineering Researchers to Study Knee Re-Injury Risk Using Wearable Sensors

Each year, the number of people wearing smart watches increases, according to recent surveys. These wearable sensors are commonplace and provide useful feedback to individuals about their health. Wearable sensors can also be used in labs and clinics to gain real-time data and inform health decisions.

Brooks Instrument Pressure-based Mass Flow Controllers - Theory of Operation

Meet the Brooks Instrument pressure-based mass flow controller (P-MFC) that can HANDLE the PRESSURE, the GP200 Series.

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