ASML is about to change the chip industry forever
ASML is developing a new EUV machine that produces extraordinarily small chips. The Dutch manufacturer expects to complete the machine before the end of 2023.
ASML builds machines for the world's largest chip manufacturers. ASML's most advanced models work with extreme ultraviolet (EUV), a wavel... Read more
German manufacturer “Rheinmetall” has five years supply of chips
Germany's Rheinmetall ramped up its electronic components and semiconductors inventory and has chip supplies that can last five years or so easily.
According to Rheinische Post, chip supplies made by arms manufacturer Rheinmetall could last five or more years after spending 500M Euros (approxima... Read more
‘Samsung to raise chip prices by 20 percent’
Insider sources told Bloomberg that Samsung is trying to raise chip production prices by 15 to 20 percent.
The business model of chip manufacturers revolves around the service of production capacity. The manufacturer invests in its own factories and produces at the request of customers. Samsung ... Read more
Germany seeks to tempt chipmakers with 14 billion euros in state aid
The move seeks to help core German industries such as automobile production.
Germany's government wants to attract chip makers with 14 billion euros in state-funded support, according to Reuters. Economy Minister Robert Habeck said that the lack of semiconductors used in everything from smartpho... Read more
‘End of chip shortage in sight due to falling GPU prices’
According to market researcher Susquehanna, the retail price of GPUs fell by 36 percent in the past quarter. Reuters speculates that the end of the chip shortage is in sight.
Susquehanna's figures are in line with 3DCenter.org, a market researcher that recently reported a GPU price drop of 25 pe... Read more
The Netherlands wants to invest €230 million in chip industry
The Dutch government wants to invest €230 million in the European chip industry. The funding's intended for NXP, ASML, Nearfield Instruments, ThermoFischer and SMART Photonics.
The plan has been known since 2021. On 21 September, the government presented a budget of 300 million for investments... Read more
New report reveals chip shortage may last longer than expected
The demand for chips skyrocketed during the pandemic. However, this global demand has made it extremely difficult for the suppliers to keep up.
With almost every company relying on other manufacturers in a never-ending chain of dependency, with an aim to create a functional operation to provide ... Read more
TSMC books record revenue in first quarter 2022
Taiwanese chip giant TSMC booked a record turnover in the first quarter of 2022. Rising demand played a major part.
Chip demand remains extraordinarily high. In the first quarter of 2022, TSMC booked a record turnover of 17 billion US dollars (approximately 16 billion euros). The figures rose b... Read more
Italy’s Mario Draghi calls on Europe to increase chip production
The Italian Prime Minister called for investments at both the national level and from abroad.
On Wednesday, Italy's Prime Minister Mario Draghi gave an address to the Italian Senate, where he said it was a priority for European countries to increase production of computer chips as part of a wide... Read more
ASMI acquires Reno Sub-Systems for semiconductor manufacturing
Semiconductor manufacturer ASM International (ASMI) is acquiring Reno Sub-Systems.
Reno Sub-Systems provides radio frequency solutions for nano-scale manufacturing processes. ASM International uses the technology to produce manufacturing machinery.
Reno Sub-Systems' radio frequency systems (... Read more