U.S. Government Awards GlobalFoundries New $3.1 Billion, 10-Year Contract for Secure Chip Manufacturing

With $3.1 billion spending ceiling, new 10-year contract provides U.S. Dept. of Defense an assured supply of securely manufactured semiconductors for use in the nation’s most sensitive applications.

FPT and Silvaco Ink Deal, Advancing Semiconductor Workforce and Business Expansion

FPT Semiconductor, a subsidiary of FPT Corporation (FPT), today announced its partnership with Silvaco, US-based leading provider of TCAD, EDA software, and Design IP, aiming at fostering workforce and business growth in the semiconductor sector.

Samco Plasma Etching System RIE-10NR Updates University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s Material Research Lab

Samco reveals plans to install plasma etching system RIE-10NR early 2024 as the newest update to the Materials Research Lab (MRL) at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).

Linx Consulting to Host Conference and Workshop this November

The Electronic Specialty Gases & Systems Conference 2023 will be held November 14 to 16, 2023 at Gila River Resorts in Chandler, AZ.

Wearable Optical Device Shows Promise for Detecting Postpartum Hemorrhage

Researchers use laser speckle imaging to provide early warning for a common cause of maternal mortality.

NXP Honored with Prestigious Automotive Awards

NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced that it has been honored by three automotive partners.

Purdue Center Addresses Pressing Challenge of Securing Semiconductor Chips

Purdue University’s emergence as a leader in semiconductor chips also requires it to usher in a new level of security that protects those essential chips needed for everything from your car and cellphone to artificial intelligence and machine learning.

MITRE Responds to CHIPS Act Awards for Eight Regional Innovation Hubs

Yesterday, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the first set of awards under the CHIPS Act totaling nearly $240 million to build eight regional innovation hubs through its Microelectronics Commons initiative.

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks Announces $238M CHIPS and Science Act Award

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks announced the award today of $238 million in “Creating Helpful Incentives to Produce Semiconductors (CHIPS) and Science Act” funding for the establishment of eight Microelectronics Commons (Commons) regional innovation hubs.

ITRI Leads Global Semiconductor Collaboration for Heterogeneous Integration to Pioneer Pilot Production Solutions

The introduction of Generative AI (GAI) has significantly increased the demand for advanced semiconductor chips, drawing increased attention to the development of complex calculations for large-scale AI models and high-speed transmission interfaces.

Cadence to Acquire Intrinsix Corporation from CEVA

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and CEVA, Inc., a licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Cadence to acquire Intrinsix Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of CEVA and a provider of design engineering solutions focused on the U.S. aerospace and defense industry.

SEMI Semiconductor Climate Consortium and BCG Issue First Insider Report of Semiconductor Value Chain’s Carbon Emissions

The SEMI Semiconductor Climate Consortium (SCC) today issued its first report of the semiconductor ecosystem’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions profile, an in-depth analysis of the semiconductor value chain’s carbon footprint and priority-ranked carbon emission sources for the industry to address.

Omdia: Large-Area Displays Expected to See Further Decline in Unit Shipments by 7.3% YoY While Area Shipments Increase by 0.5% YoY in 2023

Previous forecasts that large-area displays, including both LCD and OLED shipments, will decrease by 3.2% year-over-year (YoY) in 2023 has now been decreased further to -7.3% YoY in the latest forecast owing to deeper demand erosions and panel makers’ utilization management.

Global 200mm Fabs to Reach Record High Capacity by 2026, SEMI Reports

Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are projected to increase 200mm fab capacity by 14% from 2023 through 2026, adding 12 new 200mm volume fabs (excluding EPI) as the industry reaches a record high of more than 7.7 million wafers per month.

Marposs Introduces the MICROMEASURE 2 3D Measuring System

Marposs Inc. announced the latest addition to its highly successful line of Industry 4.0 metrology solutions, the STIL MICROMEASURE 2 3D Measuring System.

Aspinity Raises $5 Million Series B Funding to Bring Breakthrough AI/ML Technology to a Global Market

Aspinity today announced that it has closed $5 million in Series B funding from current investors Anzu Partners, Birchmere Ventures, Mountain State Capital and Riverfront Ventures.

OMNIVISION Announces New TheiaCel Technology and Automotive Image Sensor for LED-Flicker-Free Exterior Cameras

OMNIVISION today debuted its OX08D10 8-megapixel (MP) CMOS image sensor with TheiaCel technology at AutoSens Brussels.

Plasma-Therm Announces Acquisition of Thin Film Equipment SrL

Plasma-Therm, a manufacturer of plasma-process equipment for the semiconductor and compound semiconductor markets, today announced that it has acquired Thin Film Equipment SrL (TFE), effective September 18, 2023.

Brooks Instrument Introduces New Coriolis Mass Flow Controllers for Low-Flow, High-Accuracy Applications

Brooks Instrument has released a new series of Quantim QMC Coriolis mass flow controllers (MFCs) designed to provide high accuracy for very low flows of liquids and gasses.

Intel Unveils Industry-Leading Glass Substrates to Meet Demand for More Powerful Compute

Glass substrates help overcome limitations of organic materials by enabling an order of magnitude improvement in design rules needed for future data centers and AI products.

indie Semiconductor Acquires EXALOS AG

indie Semiconductor today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement and completed the acquisition of privately held EXALOS AG, a Swiss photonics company, specializing in the design of high-performance optical semiconductors.

Unveiling the Invisible: A Bioinspired CMOS-Integrated Polarization Imaging Sensor

Polarimetric imaging can uncover features invisible to human eyes and conventional imaging sensors, hence is becoming an ever more essential technique in modern society.

Chinese Scientists Develop Self-Healing Elastomer for Flexible Electronics

Scientists in China have fabricated a high-strength elastomer with self-healing properties. The polymer has significant potential in the field of flexible electronic devices.

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