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TSMC secures $6.6 billion US subsidy for Arizona chip manufacturing

The U.S. Commerce Department announced on April 9, 2024, that it will grant a $6.6 billion subsidy to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s (TSMC) U.S. unit for semiconductor production in Phoenix, Arizona. Additionally, TSMC may receive government loans of up to $5 billion at low-interest rates. This subsidy is part of TSMC’s investment plans in the…

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How Microchips are Revolutionizing the Military

In an age where technology is progressing rapidly microchips have become needed, in military settings. They play a role in advancing the capabilities of forces worldwide from cutting edge weapon systems to secure communication networks. Improved Communication Networks An area where microchips are significantly impacting is communication systems. The military relies on secure communication channels…

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Navigating Semiconductors Being Backordered? How Microchip USA Can Help

This back-order crisis has impacted across the board, from automotive to consumer electronics.  This unprecedented scarcity has been exacerbated by factors, including increased demand for electronics spurred by remote work and online schooling during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as supply chain disruptions. Understanding Why They Are Backordered This is primarily due to a surge…

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What is a FPGA Board?

Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) are leading the way, in hardware design offering flexibility and customization. These versatile devices are transforming the electronics field empowering developers to create tailored solutions for applications. In the world of FPGA boards they play a role in enabling developers to harness the potential of FPGAs across different industries and…

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The Intersection of AI and Semiconductors: Advancements, Implications, and Future Opportunities

Artificial intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our lives. From Siri and Alexa to self-driving cars and drones, AI is everywhere. However, the power of AI comes from the technology that drives it, namely semiconductors. Semiconductors are essential to the functioning of AI, and the development of new, more powerful semiconductors is critical…

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AMD Discontinuing Older FPGAs

AMD declared the End of Life (EOL) for a number of CPLDs and FPGAs that started January 1, 2024. The affected models include the XC9500XL, CoolRunner and CoolRunner II CPLDs, along with the Spartan II and Spartan 3 FPGA families. These products that were twenty-five years old, were part of Xilinx’s lineup prior to AMDs…

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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 client demand and aligns…

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How Microchips Are Powering the Internet of Things (IoT)

In this era of advanced technology, the Internet of Things (IoT) completely transforms our interaction with various devices, such as smart homes and connected cars. At the heart of this revolution lies a small yet powerful element; the microchip. These remarkable silicon-based components are the unsung heroes that enable seamless connectivity and intelligent functionalities shaping…

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Exploring the Future of Microchip Design

As we navigate the evolving world of technology, microchip design has become a vital player in driving innovations that permeate our daily lives. From the smartphones that have become an integral part of our existence to the ongoing digital revolution. As we venture into territories in the future, numerous trends and predictions are emerging that…

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Microchip USA Recognized in Semiconductor Review Magazine, NXP Edition, December 2023

Tampa, Florida – Microchip USA, a distributor of board-level electronics, is excited to announce its feature in the December 2023 edition of Semiconductor Review Magazine, specifically the NXP Edition, being recognized as one of the Top 10 NXP Solution Providers of 2023. The comprehensive article, written by Richmond Smith, highlights Microchip USA’s commitment to excellence…

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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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Paving the Way for a Green Future with Semiconductor Chips

Semiconductors play a pivotal role in driving the transition toward a green and more sustainable future. These tiny marvels of technology are not only powering our renewable energy systems but also revolutionizing industries like electric vehicles, logistics, and manufacturing. Powering Renewable Energy Systems Renewable energy systems heavily rely on chips to convert and manage power.…

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