2020-07-10 - 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…

- George Leopold

Silver Lining for Chip Industry Amid Pandemic

With the exception of chip foundries like TSMC, which may be facing an inventory glut, other chip sectors may actually benefit…

2020-06-16 - Maurizio Di Paolo Emilio

What Does The Future Hold For GaN/SiC?

While silicon still dominates the market, the emergence of Wide-Bandgap devices will soon direct technology toward new, more efficient solutions.

- UMC

UMC to Appeal the Court Decision on the Micron Case

UMC said it intends to appeal an adverse ruling issued by the District Court of Taichung (Taiwan) in a suit…

2020-06-15 - Alan Patterson

Trade Wars May Lead to Excess Inventory at TSMC

TSMC and analysts who cover the company recognize an inventory glut in the electronics supply chain...