TSMC to Build a $20B Chip Plant in Japan by 2027

One of TSMC’s factories in Taichung’s Central Taiwan Science Park. (Photo credits: Wikimedia/ Briaxis F. Mendes) Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), the leading contract chip manufacturer, has announced its intention to set up a new production facility in Japan with support from Sony and Toyota. This move is drive by growing customer demand and aligns…

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Microchip Technology to Receive $162M Towards Production

The US government under the Biden administration has made a commitment of $162 million, to Microchip Technology Inc. This funding is part of their efforts to strengthen the production of computer chips within the country. It’s the investment made under a law implemented in 2022, which aims to revive semiconductor manufacturing in America. As per…

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Netherlands Stops Advanced Semiconductor Exports to China

Netherlands. Image source: Pixabay The semiconductor industry industry is undergoing changes as the Netherlands imposes restrictions, on ASML, a player in the field. ASML is known for its lithography systems that are crucial in producing cutting-edge microchips. However, they are now prohibited from exported from exporting their state of the art technology to China. ASMLs…

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Nvidia’s Expansion in Asia

Nvidia, a technology company, plans to establish a semiconductor hub in Vietnam by 2024. The CEO of Nvidia, Jensen Huang, shared this news during his visit to the country expressing the company’s desire to strengthen partnerships with leading Vietnamese companies such as Viettel, FPT, Vingroup, and VNG. The ultimate aim is to enhance Vietnam’s intelligence…

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Intel wins US appeal to overturn $2.18 billion VLSI patent verdit

In a development, within the technology industry Intel Corp (INTC.O) has achieved an outcome in its appeal against VLSI Technology sucessfully overturning a historic $2.18 billion verdict for patent infringement. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit made this decision on Monday, reversing the jury’s 2021 verdict, which has previously found Intel guilty…

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TSMC considering Japan chip plant running 3nm tech

TSMC, the world’s leading semiconductor manufacturer, is reportedly contemplating the establishment of a third fabrication plant in Japan. This plant, insiders suggest, would be dedicated to the production of 3nm chips. The proposed factory, tentatively called TSMC Fab-23 Phase 3, is planned for the Kumamoto Prefecture as per information shared with supply chain partners, reports…

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Samsung Shows 3D AI Chip Packaging Tech to Rival TSMC

Samsung Electronics Co., the world’s largest memory chipmaker, is preparing to launch an advanced 3D chip packaging technology called SAINT (Samsung Advanced Interconnection Technology.) The goal is to compete with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (SMC), the leader in foundry services. SAINT technology enables the merging memory and processors required for high-performance chips, including AI chips,…

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German Cartel Office Approves of Stake Purchase by Bosch, Infineon, and NXP in TSMC’s Semiconductor Dresden Facility

The German Cartel Office has approved the acquisition of stakes in TSMC’s new semiconductor facility in Dresden, Germany by Bosch, Infineon, and NXP. Each of these companies will secure a 10% ownership in the European Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (ESMC), which is a venture established by TSMC. This approval was announced in a statement released by…

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China’s Multi-Billion Dollar Investment Fuels Semiconductor Self-Sufficiency Drive

China’s pursuit of semiconductor self-sufficiency has received a massive boost with a nearly $2 billion investment in Changxin Xinqiao, a promising memory chip company. Orchestrated through China’s state-backed chip investment fund, known as the “Big Fund”, this strategic move represents 33.15% of the company’s total registered capital, highlighting China’s commitment to strengthening its semiconductor industry.…

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Intel’s Ambitious Expansion in Oregon

Intel has announced plans to enhance its semiconductor technology facilities at the Gordon Moore Park campus in Hillsboro, Oregon. This move is a significant step towards regaining process technology leadership by 2050, aligning with Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger’s vision for IDM 2.0. Under Gelsinger’s leadership, Intel aims to launch five advanced nodes within four years,…

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