Synopsys Announces Planned Retirement of CFO Trac Pham

Synopsys, Inc. today announced that Trac Pham, chief financial officer, intends to retire in 2022.

SiFive Raises RISC-V Performance Bar with New SiFive Performance P650 Processor

SiFive, Inc. today announced the availability of the SiFive Performance P650 processor, the new range-topping member of the SiFive Performance family, which is expected to be the fastest licensable RISC-V processor IP core in the market.

Supplyframe Adds DesignSense Models Distribution Partners Across the Globe

Supplyframe today announced that several electronic components distributors across Asia, Europe, and North America have recently adopted the company’s industry-leading DesignSense ECAD Models service.

Development of a Single-Process Platform for the Manufacture of Graphene Quantum Dots

The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST, President Seok-Jin Yoon) reported that the research team led by Dr. Byung-Joon Moon and Dr. Sukang Bae of the Functional Composite Materials Research Center have developed a technique to precisely control the bonding structure of single heteroatoms in the graphene quantum dot, which is a zero-dimensional carbon nanomaterial, through simple chemical reaction control; and that they identified the relevant reaction mechanisms.

Edgewater Capital Acquires Precision Fluorocarbon

Altamira MS Holdings, a portfolio company of Edgewater Capital Partners, announced today that it is continuing its investment in building a leading engineered components platform and has acquired Precision Fluorocarbon, LLC.

Cadence Expands Collaboration with TSMC and Microsoft to Accelerate Timing Signoff for Giga-Scale Designs on the Cloud

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. today announced the results of the 2021 three-way collaboration with TSMC and Microsoft, which focused on utilizing a cloud infrastructure to accelerate digital timing signoff of 10+ billion transistor designs.

Gigaphoton Begins Mass Production of Its Latest KrF Light Source Model ‘G60K’

Gigaphoton Inc., a manufacturer of light sources used in semiconductor lithography, has announced that it has begun mass production of its new KrF light source model ‘G60K’.

Foundry Revenue Rises by 12% QoQ for 3Q21 Thanks to Peak Season, New Production Capacity, and Rising Prices, Says TrendForce

Although the demand for end products related to the stay-at-home economy slowed down as many countries saw rising vaccination rates and were partially lifting social distancing restrictions, the decline in foundry orders from this source was more than offset by the traditional peak season for smartphones, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.

£1.73 Million Award to Expand Project in Semiconductor Technology and Applications

The Welsh Government has announced additional funding of £1.73 million for a project, which involves Swansea University and partners, developing world-leading semiconductor process technologies.

Leon Panetta, Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director, Joins Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue Advisory Board

The Center for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue welcomes Leon Panetta, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, to its distinguished bipartisan Global Advisory Board

CEA-Leti Research Team Proposes New Approach for Next-Generation Memories with RRAM Energy-Storage Breakthrough

In a breakthrough that is expected to significantly advance in-memory energy-storage in resistive-RAM (RRAM) devices, CEA-Leti has proposed a “newfangled approach” that allows these devices to operate as energy-storage elements as well as memory, depending on the applied bias.

Global Semiconductor Equipment Billings Jump 38% Year-Over-Year in Q3 2021, Log Fifth Straight Quarterly Record

Global semiconductor equipment billings increased a robust 38% year-over-year to US$26.8 billion in the third quarter of 2021, an 8% rise from the prior quarter to register their fifth consecutive quarter-over-quarter record high, SEMI announced today in its Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics (WWSEMS) Report.

Deloitte TMT 2022 Predictions: Chip Shortage Continues; AI Regulation Increases

Deloitte today released its Technology, Media & Telecommunications (TMT) 2022 Predictions report, which highlights how worldwide trends in TMT may affect businesses and consumers worldwide.

Pfeiffer Vacuum Welcomes This Year’s Röntgen Prize Winner Dr. Dasha Elena Nelidova

This year, the prestigious Röntgen Prize was awarded by the Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) to biologist and medical doctor Dr Dasha Elena Nelidova.

CEOs of Chip, Auto, Medical Device, Tech, Telecom, Other Companies Call on Congress to Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Research, Design, Manufacturing

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today applauded a letter sent this morning to congressional leaders by a broad coalition of 59 CEOs and senior executives urging swift action to fund the CHIPS for America Act and enact a strengthened version of the FABS Act to bolster U.S.-based semiconductor research, design, and manufacturing.

Microchip Continues Expansion of Gallium Nitride (GaN) RF Power Portfolio

Microchip Technology Inc. today announced a significant expansion of its Gallium Nitride (GaN) Radio Frequency (RF) power device portfolio with new MMICs and discrete transistors that cover frequencies up to 20 gigahertz (GHz).

IDC Forecasts Worldwide Quantum Computing Market to Grow to $8.6 Billion in 2027

International Data Corporation (IDC) today published its first forecast for the worldwide quantum computing market, projecting customer spend for quantum computing to grow from $412 million in 2020 to $8.6 billion in 2027.

xMEMS Announces Tomales, the World’s First Monolithic MEMS Tweeter for Smart Glasses and Extended Reality Headset Applications

xMEMS Labs today introduced Tomales, the world’s first monolithic MEMS tweeter µspeaker. Tomales’ top and side-firing package options and 1mm-thin profile simplify speaker placement and positioning to direct audio toward the ear in smart glasses and xR headset applications.

Toshiba Releases High Peak Output Current Photocouplers in Thin Packages for Driving IGBTs/MOSFETs Gates

Toshiba has introduced two photocouplers, “TLP5705H” and “TLP5702H,” housed in a thin SO6L package, for use as insulated gate drivers for small to medium capacity IGBTs/MOSFETs.

Keysight’s New Parallel Parametric Test System Delivers High Throughput and Cost-Effective Wafer Test

Keysight Technologies, Inc., a technology company that delivers advanced design and validation solutions to help accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced the new Keysight P9002A parallel parametric test system, which provides high throughput and cost effective wafer test to accelerate time-to-market in R&D and lower cost-of-test in manufacturing.

Hprobe Announces New Generation of Magnetic Test Head for Wafer Sort of MRAM in Mass Production

Hprobe, a provider of turnkey semiconductor Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) for magnetic devices, today announced a breakthrough magnetic test head revolutionizing MRAM Wafer Sort (WS).

Katana Graph and Intel Collaborate on Graph Analytics Python Library

Graph computing leader’s development of Python library and Metagraph plug-in expands opportunities for open core community and more impactful data insights.

Quantum Computers Getting Connected

Research team with participation of the University of Stuttgart succeeds in integrating color centers into nanophotonic silicon carbide structures.

Smart to the Rescue

Implementing Smart Manufacturing solutions is the fastest way to improve the supply chain issues semiconductor manufacturers are dealing with today. A Digital Twin based Smart solution provides for more effective use of capacity and production output that is better aligned up and down the supply chain. Watch this video interview with John Behnke, GM, FPS Product Line at Inficon to learn more.

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