Russian attack on Ukraine pressures global chip industry
Russia's invasion of Ukraine is affecting the chip industry. Worldwide, chip manufacturers confirm that the supply chain has been disrupted.
Russian troops have entered Ukraine. Explosions are heard in several Ukrainian cities. Putin threatened resistance with "consequences that you have never f... Read more
‘Intel will build an enormous chip factory in Magdeburg’
German broadcaster MDR reports that Intel will build an enormous chip factory in Magdeburg. According to the broadcaster, Intel will officially announce the news next week.
In a 2021-interview with Techzine, Intel revealed that it was considering ten European locations for a new chip factory. Mo... Read more
KU Leuven and imec present DIANA: the first AI chip of its kind
Researchers from imec and KU Leuven designed a chip to speed up AI computations. The chip, named DIANA, is the first AI accelerator to combine digital and analogue processors. A promising feat.
The researchers combined a digital and analogue processor. According to imec and KU Leuven (universit... Read more
‘Intel wants to acquire Tower Semiconductor for 5.3 billion euros’
Intel wants to acquire Tower Semiconductor for 5.3 billion euros (6 billion dollars). This is reported by the Wall Street Journal based on anonymous sources.
Chip giant Intel has set its sights on Tower Semiconductor, an Israeli chip manufacturer. Anonymous sources told the Wall Street Journal t... Read more
European Chips Act unveiled: where will the 43 billion euros go?
The European Commission has unveiled the European Chips Act. The proposal aims to double Europe's chip production by 2030.
From 2030, Europe should be responsible for 20 percent of all chips worldwide. The road to that goal has been mapped out over the past two years. The European Chips Act clar... Read more
‘Chips Act is funded by cutting financial support of member states’
Through the European Chips Act, the European Commission hopes to make 42 billion euros available to increase chip production in Europe. There are doubts about the money's origin. Anonymous sources informed Bloomberg that European member states would receive less financial support to finance the Chi... Read more
Toshiba constructs plant to double semiconductor production
This spring, Toshiba hopes to double its production capacity by constructing a new chip factory in Japan.
The Japanese tech giant will start constructing a new plant for energy semiconductors in Ishikawa, Japan. The plant will support production lines for 300-millimetre chip wafers.
The plan... Read more
NXP achieves record sales in 2021
NXP managed to book record sales of over 10 billion euros ($11.6 billion) in 2021. This was 28 percent more than in 2020. Chipsets for the automotive sector brought in the most revenue last year.
The Dutch chip manufacturer is performing well, its 2021 results show. In the fourth quarter of 2021... Read more
‘German government stops GlobalWafers acquisition of Siltronic AG’
GlobalWafers, a Taiwanese chip manufacturer, is unlikely to receive approval for its acquisition of Siltronic AG, a German chip manufacturer. The German Ministry of Economic Affairs has until midnight to approve the acquisition. According to an anonymous Bloomberg source, the decision is unlikely t... Read more
Where is the billion-dollar investment that Intel promised Europe?
Intel announced a 20 billion dollar (17.5 billion euros) investment in two US chip factories. In contrast, the billion-dollar plans for Europe seem to be at a standstill.
In September, Intel announced investments of $95 billion (84 billion euros) to construct chip factories in Europe. Two Europe... Read more