2020-07-23 - SEMI

Chip Manufacturing Equipment Spending to Hit Record High $70B in 2021

Global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment by OEMs are projected to increase 6% to $63.2 billion in 2020 compared to…

2020-07-22 - Joe Pasetti

SEMI Applauds Senate Support of Financial Incentives to Grow U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing

SEMI President and CEO Ajit Manocha has voiced his support for amendments the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate included…

2020-07-22 - Thomas Wong

Is Moore’s Law Actually Slowing Down?

Moore’s Law, the tenet that the number of transistors on a chip will double every 18-24 months, has driven the…

2020-07-20 - Anton Shilov

How SMIC Can Keep Up With Advanced Process Technologies – Part 2

SMIC has begun producing 14nm chips, and has joined the FinFET club. The company is on the verge of a…

2020-07-20 - IC Insights

1Q/4Q “Direction Indicator” Signals Rebound in the 2020 IC Market

After dropping by 15% last year, the worldwide IC market is expected to show single-digit growth in 2020, even with…

2020-07-17 - Alan Patterson

TSMC Boosts CapEx on Strong 5G, HPC Demand

TSMC has increased its capital expenditure plan for this year by about $1 billion on the expected demand for 5G…

2020-07-16 - George Leopold

Chip Sector Set to Ride Out the Pandemic Storm

The semiconductor industry appears to be riding out the pandemic — so far. In fact, there might be sales growth…

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…

2020-07-15 - 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.

2020-07-10 - Nitin Dahad

Arm to Refocus on Chip IP, Let go IoT Units

Arm plans to divest IoT business, focus on semiconductor IP to return to growth and profitability...

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...