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EU Boosts Collaboration with Taiwan Through New Chips Act

At the 2023 EU Investment Forum in Taipei, Thomas Skordas, deputy chief of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content, and Technology, discussed the strategic objectives of the new European Chips Act. This aims to enhance Europe’s semiconductor supply chain by developing its own manufacturing capacity, diversifying sources, and strengthening cooperation with like-minded partners…

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NXP FPGAs vs Altera FPGAs: Comparing Powerhouse of FPGAs

Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) play a crucial role in modern technology, enabling the development of complex digital systems. Today, we’ll dive deeper into the offerings of two industry powerhouses: NXP and Altera (now Intel FPGA). Our aim is to provide a comparison of their strengths, capabilities, and applications. NXP FPGAs NXP has established itself as…

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Cockrell School of Engineering Teams Join NSF FuSe Program to Shape the Future

The University of Texas at Austin Cockrell School of Engineering. (Image source: The University of Texas) Two teams from the Cockrell School of Engineering at the University of Texas are making significant strides in semiconductor research thanks to their participation in the National Science Foundation (NSF) Future of Semiconductors (FuSe) program. This collaborative initiative, funded…

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TSMC to Produce Advanced Semiconductors in Japan

TSMC building. (Image source:  REUTERS/Ann Wang) In a move that is set to strengthen its position in the global semiconductor market, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced plans to begin producing 6-nanometer advanced semiconductors in its second Japan plant. This expansion is expected to take place in Kumamoto by the year 2027. To support…

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Europe’s Strategic Approach to Semiconductor Independence

Unprecedented growth in the global semiconductor industry is revolutionizing multiple sectors worldwide. However, a select group of suppliers has created complexity in the supply chain, exacerbated by geopolitical uncertainties. To safeguard technological sovereignty, the European Commission is taking decisive action, including substantial economic support, to tackle potential shortages of next-generation microchips. The EU Chips Act…

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CHIPS Act Expansion Empansion Empowering Smaller Businesses

The CHIPS Act has made a significant move to support the semiconductor industry in the United States. Now, projects with a capital investment below $300 million can also benefit from this program. This expansion opens doors for smaller businesses, emphasizing the construction, expansion, or modernization of commercial facilities involved in semiconductor materials and manufacturing equipment.…

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GlobalFoundries Announces Plans to Expand U.S. Chip Manufacturing with CHIPS Act Funds

GlobalFoundries fab in Dresden. (Image source: Wiki Images.) GlobalFoundries, a leading semiconductor chip manufacturer, is seeking federal funding to enhance its ability to produce semiconductors and modernize its facilities in the U.S., including their property in Malta. The company has applied to participate in the federal grants and investment tax credits made available through the…

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TSMC’s $4.5 Billion Boost Accelerating Chip Manufacturing in Arizona

The Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been given the green light by the Taiwanese government to invest $4.5 billion in its state-of-the art manufacturing facility in Arizona, marking a significant step toward expanding its presence in the United States. After a brief delay confirmed earlier this year, this facility, run by TSMC Arizona, is…

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Microchip USA Attains ISO 27001:2013 Certification

TAMPA, FL – September 18, 2023 – Microchip USA, a leading electronic component independent distributor, proudly announces its successful achievement of the globally acclaimed ISO 27001:2013 certification. This milestone signifies the company’s unwavering commitment to the highest level of information security management. In an era, fraught with escalating cyber threats, this certification is a beacon of…

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UT Austin’s Quantum Leap in Semiconductor Innovation

In the heart of Texas, a revolution is underway, and its epicenter lies within the hallowed halls of The University of Texas at Austin. This renowned institution has emerged as a powerhouse in the national semiconductor landscape, igniting groundbreaking research and attracting investments from industry titans. Semiconductor Day: A Glimpse into the Future On the…

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A New Era in US-Vietnam Technological Partnership

U.S. President JoeBiden with Vietnam President Vo Van Thuong in Hanoi, Vietnam. (Image source: REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein) The United States and Vietnam have solidified their strategic ties in a groundbreaking move that aims to boost technological capabilities and counterbalance regional influences. This partnership is set to pave the way for unprecedented business ventures driven by industry…

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