Thursday, September 24, 2020

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SMIC and YMTC looking to acquire Chinese made manufacturing equipment

Chinese chipmakers Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and Yangtze Memory Technologies Co., Ltd. (YMTC) are working on localizing their production lines. Both are concerned...

South Korea will spend $843 million to become the world’s AI semiconductor hub

The South Korean government intends to launch a ₩1 trillion ($843.9 million) initiative to make the country the world’s artificial intelligence (AI) semiconductor hub....

Report: US Commerce Department considering proposal to add SMIC to Entity List

The U.S. Department of Defense recommended that the U.S. Commerce Department put the Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) on its Entity List, Reuters reported....

Samsung, SK Hynix will reportedly stop selling chips to Huawei

Times just keep getting tougher for Huawei. According to several Korean news outlets and The Verge, tech giants Samsung and SK Hynix will reportedly...

China to ramp up support of local chip sector

The Chinese government intends to launch a comprehensive initiative to support its domestic semiconductor industry, reports Bloomberg. The new program will be detailed during...

Panasonic completes $250 million sale of semiconductor business to Nuvoton

Panasonic revealed it completed the $250 million sale of its semiconductor segment to Nuvoton Technology Corporation on September 1. The two brands announced the transfer...

Qualcomm’s second-gen Snapdragon 8cx laptop chip is good but still falls flat

For many years, the laptop chip industry was dominated by a few major players. Today, the landscape is looking a bit different. Apple, for...

MediaTek applies for Huawei semiconductor license

MediaTek recently asked the U.S. Commerce Department for a license to sell semiconductors to Huawei, reports the South China Morning Post. In May, the...

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Report: TSMC is considering building a second 2nm fabrication facility in Taiwan

September 24 – The Taiwanese Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is contemplating opening a second 2nm fabrication facility, reports DigiTimes....
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Report: Global semiconductor market to expand by 12 percent next year

Malcolm Penn, CEO of research firm Future Horizons, recently forecast the global semiconductor market would expand by 12 percent...

TDK-Lambda to increase British manufacturing output by 50 percent

September 24—TDK-Lambda plans to increase its British manufacturing output by 50 percent, reports Evertiq. The Japanese firm will expand...

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