12 Midwest Institutions Launch Semiconductor-focused Network

A dozen Midwest research colleges and universities that have come together to form a group called the Midwest Regional Network to Address National Needs in Semiconductor and Microelectronics. The goal is to help advance the nation’s strengths in semiconductors and microelectronics.

Intel Signs Agreement with Brookfield to Jointly Invest up to $30 billion in Leading-edge Chip Factories in AZ

Intel announces a first-of-its-kind Semiconductor Co-Investment Program that introduces a new funding model to the capital-intensive semiconductor industry.

Shortages of Equipment, Design Engineers, Face Booming Semiconductor Industry

How to level the playing field with AI software engineers.

Intel ‘Has a Shot’ at Performance Leadership

Getting EUV tools may be challenging.

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.),

Intel Wins US Government Project to Develop Leading-Edge Foundry Ecosystem

Intel Foundry Services will lead the first phase of the U.S. Department of Defense’s RAMP-C program to establish a domestic commercial foundry infrastructure.

Intel 144-Tier Three-deck FG NAND with 161 Total Gates

A new 3D QLC NAND product has just arrived. TechInsights has quickly reviewed the Intel 1Tb QLC die removed from SSD 670p series which use 144L 3D NAND devices.

The Chip Shortage Wake-up Call

An extreme hypothetical scenario of complete disruption of Taiwanese foundries for one year could cause the global electronics supply chain to come to a halt.

IBM Unveils World’s First 2 nm Chip Technology

IBM announced a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world’s first chip announced with 2 nm nanosheet technology. The new design is projected to achieve 45 percent higher performance and 75 percent lower energy use than today’s 7 nm chips. It will likely not be in production until 2024.

Intel Launches ‘IDM 2.0’ Strategy, Including Two New U.S. Fabs and Foundry Services

Intel’s new CEO Pat Gelsinger announced significant manufacturing expansion plans, starting with an estimated $20 billion investment to build two new factories fabs in Arizona. He also announced Intel’s plans to become a major provider of foundry capacity in the U.S. and Europe to serve customers globally.