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Alphawave IP puts chips on table with London float

A Canadian chip technology developer is set to float in London and will set up a research and development headquarters in Cambridge, a semiconductor hub dubbed “Silicon Fen”. Alphawave IP, founded only four years ago, plans to [...]

By |2021-04-29T14:32:02+01:00April 23rd, 2021|News|Comments Off on Alphawave IP puts chips on table with London float

Taiwan Should ‘Keep a Tight Hold,’ Defend Its Chip Industry: Morris Chang

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) founder Morris Chang on Wednesday called on the democratic island of Taiwan to defend its semiconductor industry, amid saber-rattling from China and an unprecedented drought."Semiconductor manufacturing is a crucial industry that touches on [...]

By |2021-04-29T14:28:17+01:00April 21st, 2021|News|Comments Off on Taiwan Should ‘Keep a Tight Hold,’ Defend Its Chip Industry: Morris Chang

II-VI Incorporated Expands Silicon Carbide Manufacturing Footprint for Power Electronics in Electric Vehicles and Clean Energy Applications

PITTSBURGH, April 15, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- II‐VI Incorporated (Nasdaq: IIVI), a leader in wide-bandgap compound semiconductors, today announced that it has expanded its silicon carbide (SiC) wafer finishing manufacturing footprint in China to serve the largest worldwide market for electric vehicles (EVs) and for clean energy applications.

By |2021-04-19T16:32:02+01:00April 19th, 2021|Manufacturing, News|Comments Off on II-VI Incorporated Expands Silicon Carbide Manufacturing Footprint for Power Electronics in Electric Vehicles and Clean Energy Applications

MacBook and iPad production delayed as supply crunch hits Apple

TAIPEI -- Production of some MacBooks and iPads has been postponed due to the global component shortage, Nikkei Asia has learned, in a sign that even Apple, with its massive procurement power, is not immune from the unprecedented [...]

By |2021-04-08T15:31:26+01:00April 8th, 2021|News|Comments Off on MacBook and iPad production delayed as supply crunch hits Apple

Why semiconductors are as scarce as gold

A shortage of semiconductors is a continuing and major issue. The squeezed market is forcing manufacturers to slow down, weighing on recovery. And ongoing strong demand keeps the pressure on. A ramp-up of capital investment to boost production [...]

By |2021-04-08T15:23:47+01:00April 8th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Why semiconductors are as scarce as gold

Global Semiconductor Sales Up 14.7% Year-to-Year in February

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced global semiconductor industry sales were $39.6 billion for the month of February 2021, an increase of 14.7% over the February 2020 total of $34.5 billion, but 1.0% less than the January 2021 total of $40.0 billion.

By |2021-04-07T09:40:00+01:00April 7th, 2021|Manufacturing, News|Comments Off on Global Semiconductor Sales Up 14.7% Year-to-Year in February

Toyota Leads Losses After Renesas Fire Stokes Chip Crunch Fears

Japanese automaker shares fell Monday after a fire unexpectedly halted one of chipmaker Renesas Electronics Corp.’s largest plants, exacerbating a growing global shortage of automotive semiconductors.

By |2021-03-24T12:54:43+00:00March 24th, 2021|News|Comments Off on Toyota Leads Losses After Renesas Fire Stokes Chip Crunch Fears
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