2020 in Review: Top 10 Most-Read Stories

Article By : EETA Staff

Here's a look back at our top 10 most popular stories during this tumultuous Year 2020...

The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, global economic downturn, Rising US-China tensions, multiple mega M&A deals, new technologies and old technology rivalries. It has been a very tumultuous 2020.

Before wrap up 2020, we went back and looked at what our readers were most captivated by this year.

Read on for the top 10 articles of 2020 as determined by readership. If one of your favorites is missing, please add your top article in the comments below!

US Senators Seek Suspension of TSMC Deal

The U.S. Senate Democratic leaders want to know if there’s a plan for reshoring IC production capabilities, and what enticements the Trump Administration may have offered TSMC…

Teardown: Tesla’s Hardware Retrofits for Model 3

Tesla Model 3 is a three-year old vehicle. But With software updates and a hardware swap, Tesla is promising to make it ready for full self-driving future…

Look Inside iPad Pro 11’s LiDAR Scanner

With Apple iPad Pro 11 featuring LiDAR Scanner, 3D sensing has gotten richer, more granular. Time of Flight (ToF) comes with indirect ToF and direct ToF…

Teardown: Identifying Apple M1’s Distinct Circuit Blocks

Apple M1, the first product from Apple’s chip design team meant for the personal computer line, surpassed many competing microprocessors.

Teardown: Lessons Learned From Audi A8

The lessons that Audi learned from building the world’s first Level 3 autonomous vehicle, the A8, remain pertinent today. Here’s what our teardown of the A8 with System Plus revealed.

China’s Tech Companies Start Production of Face Masks

Wuhan’s 9 million residents could use as many as 20 million masks a day. Companies of all types are scrambling to switch production to meet demand in a country of 1.4 billion people.

Are TSMC and Huawei Deals Different Sides of the Same Coin?

More sanctions against Huawei and TSMC setting down in Arizona seem to be different sides of one coin, but they aren’t, really…

How SMIC Can Keep Up With Advanced Process Technologies

Despite hurdles both technological and political, SMIC is intent on being as close to the state-of-the-art in production as it can get…

Why is Apple M1 Processor Passing on the Chiplets?

In light of Apple’s M1 processor announcement recent;y, let me ponder why Apple passed on the chiplets, and where I believe chiplets make more sense.

The beleaguered Chinese manufacturing hub faces a virus-borne existential crisis.

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