Support for Trusted Chip Manufacturing Needed to Counter CCP

Legislation being considered in Washington “gives our citizens the tools and means to out-innovate, out-compete, and outgrow the Chinese Communist Party.” — Sen. Todd Young, (R-Ind.),

While Industry Booms, China Worries Mount

While China’s share of all semiconductor production has shot up, the Americas region has declined, raising alarm bells in Washington. “We see a continuation of this trend, with the Americas dropping by one more percent point next year and China building out its lead.” – SEMI senior principal analyst Christian Dieseldorff.

5 Key Vulnerabilities in the Semiconductor Supply Chain

There’s an ongoing push to strengthen the semiconductor supply chain, but making gains in that area is not as straightforward as some people initially believed. Here are five of the top vulnerabilities for the semiconductor sector to solve.

Semiconductor Manufacturing in the U.S.

In the middle of an ongoing pandemic and global trade war, the U.S. is looking to boost domestic semiconductor manufacturing capabilities.

China Forecast to Represent 22% of the Foundry Market in 2020

Despite the Covid-19 shutdown of China’s economy earlier this year, China’s share of the pure-play foundry market is forecast to be 22% in 2020, 17 percentage points greater than it registered in 2010

Unlocking the Secrets of the YMTC 64-Layer 3D Xtacking® NAND Flash

A look inside YMTC’s second-generation 3D-NAND technology, which uses “Xtacking” to bond the peripheral circuitry face-to-face with the memory array instead of alongside.

U.S. Targets Huawei’s Chip Supply

The U.S. Department of Commerce announced plans to restrict Huawei’s ability to use U.S. technology and software to design and manufacture its semiconductors abroad.

XMC becomes YRST or Changjiang Storage

As reported by Digitimes, a major enterprise in Wuhan, China has broken ground on the first of three mega-fabs to produce 3D-NAND chips. The final fab name-plate may ultimately read XMC or YMTC or YRST or possibly Changjiang Storage (not…

China to be 15% of World Fab Capacity by 2018

Currently there are eight Chinese 300mm-diameter silicon IC fabs in operation as 2016 comes to a close. Chinese IC fab capacity now accounts for approximately 7% of worldwide 300mm capacity, as reported by VLSIresearch in a recent edition of its…

Silex’ Strategic Acquisition by China

A secretive investment holding company out of Hong Kong named GAE Ltd has acquired 98% of the shares in Silex Microsystems AB (Jarfalla, Sweden). The transaction took place on July 13th of this year when the former major shareholders agreed…

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