2020-07-15 - Anton Shilov

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…

- TrendForce

GaAs RF Revenue Projected to Decline by 3.8% in 2020

RF front-end component IDM and foundry revenues will be affected under dual influences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ever-intensifying…

- Bolaji Ojo

ADI-Maxim Deal: Where’s ADI Headed?

Where's ADI headed? I would like to sneak inside the head of Vincent Roche and wander around its corridors. My…

2020-07-10 - Gary Hilson

Chiplets Promise to Revive Moore’s Law

Die-stitching techniques, the basic concept behind chiplets, aren’t new or necessarily propriety, but the approach could benefit from templates.

- George Leopold

GlobalFoundries Bets on U.S. DoD to Strengthen Chip Supply

The multinational foundry sees packaging, not lithography, as the way forward, and the U.S. DoD as a key customer...

2020-07-06 - IC Insights

Taiwan Edges South Korea as Largest Base for IC Wafer Capacity

China capacity expansion forecast to push the country into second place in the regional rankings in 2022, trailing only Taiwan…

2020-07-03 - Nitin Dahad

New GAA Nanosheet Architecture to Drive Silicon Performance

IBM Research and CEA-Leti show their work on nanosheet architectures to drive the silicon performance needs of HPC applications...

- TrendForce

U.S. DOC’s Cancellation of Preferential Treatment for Hong Kong to Impact Semiconductor Industry

U.S. Department of Commerce’s cancellation of preferential treatment for Hong Kong to impact the geographical concentration and manufacturing strategies of…

2020-07-01 - Alan Patterson

U.S. Chip Proposals Seek to Revive Domestic Manufacturing

US legislators introduced a second bill to expand support of domestic chip production.

2020-06-22 - Alan Patterson

TSMC Reiterates Support for Arizona Fab

TSMC Chairman sees several advantages in setting up a chip plant in Arizona, in his negotiation with the U.S. administration...

2020-06-19 - Anton Shilov

Intel’s Path to 10nm: Past, Present, and Future – Part 2

Intel was ambitious with its 10nm process technology plans — maybe too ambitious. Complications led to substantial delays, and to…

2020-06-17 - Anton Shilov

Intel’s Path to 10nm: Past, Present, and Future

Intel was ambitious with its 10nm process technology plans — maybe too ambitious. Complications led to substantial delays, and to…