2019-04-04 - Rick Merritt

Blog: Silicon Valley Bubbles to a Boil

I haven't seen this tech hot spot so overheated since right before the dot-com bubble burst.

2019-03-28 - Alan Patterson

Tsinghua Poaches Talent to Aid China’s Faltering DRAM Industry

China’s Tsinghua Unigroup, may snatch a co-CEO from Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) to revive a plan to build a…

2019-03-28 - Junko Yoshida

SMIC Rift: Who’s in Charge of China’s Chip Industry?

A write up of what we have learned about SMIC Co-CEO Haijun Zhao, because Zhao's rumored resignation has opened the…

2019-03-27 - Dylan McGrath

Q1 Forecast Disappointing for Foundry Sales

Semiconductor foundry revenue growth is stalling due to weak demand for advanced production processes in several end markets — including…

2019-03-26 - Dylan McGrath

Fab Tool Sales Continue to Slide

Sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment continued their steep decline in February, falling on an annual basis for the fourth consecutive…

2019-03-22 - Sufia Tippu

Walden Rhines & His Affair with AI

In the last three years, starting from the third quarter of 2017 to be more accurate, all of a sudden…

2019-03-21 - Junko Yoshida

Liquid Crystal Metasurfaces Used to Steer Beams

Lumotive, a Seattle-based, venture-backed startup, is unveiling Wednesday a lidar technology based on metamaterials, a relatively new and exotic technological…

2019-03-18 - Rick Merritt

Open-Source Silicon Highlights at Open Compute Project

Microsoft and partners released open-source RTL for a new data compression scheme, and Intel said that another effort may do…

2019-03-14 - Hailey Lynne McKeefry

Counterfeits Costing Semiconductor Industry Billions

Counterfeit components are anything but uncommon and probably, by all accounts, underreported.

2019-03-06 - Regina Freed

Overcoming Edge Placement Error (EPE)

Edge placement error has emerged as a new challenge to good semiconductor yields, says an expert from Applied Materials who…

2019-03-04 - Rick Merritt

SPIE Conference Predicts Bumpy Chip Roadmap

The semiconductor roadmap could extend a decade to a 1-nm node or it could falter before the 3-nm node for…

2019-03-01 - Akila Dishan De Zoysa

Sri Lanka, An Emerging Electrical and Electronics Sector

The Electrical and Electronics Industry in Sri Lanka has grown over the past 40 years into a key industrial manufacturing…