Worldwide Semiconductor Revenue Grew 10.8% in 2020 to $464 Billion, Growth Will Accelerate This Year Despite Market Shortages, According to IDC

Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy, the semiconductor market performed strongly in 2020. Demand by industry was uneven throughout the year due to global lockdowns, remote work and education, and shifts in consumer buying behavior.

In Graphene Process, Resistance Is Useful

A Rice University laboratory has adapted its laser-induced graphene technique to make high-resolution, micron-scale patterns of the conductive material for consumer electronics and other applications.

Physicists Unveil the Condensation of Liquid Light in a Semiconductor One-Atom-Thick

This discovery will help create new types of lasers capable of producing qubits – the main integral parts of quantum computers of the future.

JCET Completes RMB 5 Billion Private Placement with Diversified Investment Structure

JCET Group, a global provider of integrated circuit (IC) manufacturing and technology services, recently announced that the company successfully completed a capital raising of approximately RMB 5 billion.

Accelerating AI-Defined Cars

Expect to see a convergence of edge computing, machine vision and 5G-connected vehicles.

Towards 2D Memory Technology by Magnetic Graphene

In spintronics, the magnetic moment of electrons (spin) is used to transfer and manipulate information. An ultra-compact 2D spin-logic circuitry could be built from 2D materials that can transport the spin information over long distances and also provide strong spin-polarization of charge current. Experiments by physicists at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) and Colombia University (USA) suggest that magnetic graphene can be the ultimate choice for these 2D spin-logic devices as it efficiently converts charge to spin current and can transfer this strong spin-polarization over long distances.

Quantum-Si Strengthens Board of Directors With Two Key Appointments

Quantum-Si Incorporated, a company pioneering next-generation semiconductor chip-based proteomics, announced today the appointment of Marijn Dekkers, Ph.D. and Ruth Fattori to its Board of Directors.

Boston Semi Equipment Reports Record Backlog for Test Handlers

Boston Semi Equipment (BSE), a global semiconductor test automation and test handler company, today announced record orders for its test handlers.

Qorvo Acquires Leading MEMS-based Sensor Solution Provider NextInput

Qorvo, a provider of RF solutions that connect the world, announced today that it has acquired Mountain View, California-based NextInput

SEMICON Europa, Messe München electronica 2022 Postponed One Week

SEMICON Europa 2022, co-located with electronica, will be postponed one week to November 15-18, SEMI announced today. The move follows Messe Munich’s announcement that it will postpone electronica for organizational reasons.

CMC Materials Reports Record Revenue for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2021 and Increases Full Year Guidance

CMC Materials, Inc. (Nasdaq: CCMP), a global supplier of consumable materials primarily to semiconductor manufacturers, today reported financial results for its second quarter of fiscal 2021, which ended March 31, 2021.

IBM Unveils World’s First 2 nm Chip Technology

IBM announced a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world’s first chip announced with 2 nm nanosheet technology. The new design is projected to achieve 45 percent higher performance and 75 percent lower energy use than today’s 7 nm chips. It will likely not be in production until 2024.

Technology Leaders Launch Canada’s Semiconductor Council: An Industry-Led Coalition to Address the Global Chip Shortage

Today, a select group of globally recognized Canadian founders, business leaders, chip manufacturers, and investors announce Canada’s Semiconductor Council.

Model N and Channelnomics Announce Strategic Partnership

Model N Inc. (NYSE: MODN) today announced a new partnership with Channelnomics, a business strategy and research firm that enables high technology companies to assess, plan, and build channel program success.

PsiQuantum and GLOBALFOUNDRIES to Build the World’s First Full-scale Quantum Computer

PsiQuantum, a quantum computing company focused on delivering a 1 million-plus qubit quantum computer, and GLOBALFOUNDRIES (GF) today announced a major breakthrough in their partnership to build the world’s first full-scale commercial quantum computer.

Kneron to Acquire Image Signal Processor Developer Vatics

Vatics acquisition allows Kneron to expand its chip offerings, integrating image sensing processors, beginning later in 2021.

Applied Materials Introduces Materials Engineering Solutions for DRAM Scaling

Applied Materials, Inc. today announced materials engineering solutions that give its memory customers three new ways to further scale DRAM and accelerate improvements in chip performance, power, area, cost and time to market (PPACt).

ROHM’s Expanded Lineup of High-Power Shunt Resistors Contributes to Miniaturization in High-Power Applications

ROHM Semiconductor today announced the development of the GMR320 series of shunt resistors featuring a rated power of 10W, the largest in the high-power, low-ohmic GMR lineup designed for high-power applications in the automotive, industrial equipment, and home appliance sectors.

Closing In on State-of-the-Art Semiconductor Solar Cells

Mixed-cation single crystals narrow the gap between perovskite and top-performing semiconductor solar cells. A synthetic approach that improves absorber layers in perovskite solar cells could help them achieve their full potential and draw closer to the performance of leading gallium arsenide devices.

Trelleborg Launches its ‘Fab Four’ FFKM Materials for the Most Critical Semiconductor Sealing Applications

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions launches four materials in its Isolast PureFab range, specifically engineered for critical semiconductor sealing applications.

3D-Micromac Signs MOU with dpiX to Formalize Partnership

dpiX and 3D-Micromac America today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines the companies’ cooperation in the development, prototyping and manufacturing of laser-manufactured, flat-panel semiconductors.

Semtech and EchoStar Mobile to Test Satellite IoT Connectivity Service Integrated With LoRaWAN

Semtech Corporation and EchoStar Corporation announced the launch of an initiative to test satellite connectivity services enabled by the LoRaWAN protocol.

Dialog Semiconductor Leads Industrial Digital Transformation with Addition of AI and Data Analytics Partners to SmartServer Ecosystem

Dialog Semiconductor plc announced an expansion of its SmartServer IoT Partner Program to include businesses that offer data analytics platforms with artificial intelligence (AI)-led outcomes that transform industrial operations.

A New Differential Pressure Sensor Based Mass Flow Controller for Advanced Semiconductor Processing

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