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GlobalFoundries Outs Intel From Top 3 Semiconductor Manufacturers
Industry paradigms exist to be challenged and ultimately changed. If you entered the semiconductor industry in the 1980s, 1990s or 2000s, the industry always had a single leader – Intel Corporatio...
Amazon Enters Semiconductor Market With Own-Brand ARM Chips For Connected Homes
Amazon recently announced that it is ready to sell ARM-based chips to OEMs. The biggest Internet retailer entered the semiconductor industry and already signed with names such as Asus and Netgear to...
Scientists Demonstrate New Semiconductor Material for Solar Cell Technology
The University of Liverpool is part of an international research team that have demonstrated a new semiconductor material made from abundant elements which can be "tuned" for use in solar cells inst...
Smart Dressing Glows Green When Wound Becomes Infected
A team of British scientists has developed a smart wound dressing that can detect the presence of bacterial infection. The ability to clean wounds of infections before they develop further would rev...
Semiconductor Nanoparticles Show High Luminescence in a Polymer Matrix
Semiconductor nanocrystals known as quantum dots (QDs) are increasingly being used as photoluminescent materials in bio-imaging, photonics, and optoelectronic applications. However, these QDs must h...
First Circularly Polarized Light Detector on a Silicon Chip
Invention of the first integrated circularly polarized light detector on a silicon chip opens the door for development of small, portable sensors that could expand the use of polarized light for dru...
ON Semiconductor's BelaSigna R281 Enables Voice Activation in Portable Devices
ON Semiconductor, driving energy efficiency innovations, has introduced BelaSigna® R281, a new "always listening" voice trigger System-on-Chip (SoC) solution designed for popular consumer electroni...
Silicon Valley Semiconductor Firm Buys Raleigh-based Ziptronix
Ziptronix, a semiconductor firm and a pioneer in development of 3-D chip technology that was spun off from RTI International. has been sold to a Silicon Valley firm for $39 million.
New Technology Grows Nanoribbons Directly on Wafer
Researchers have discovered a technique using which graphene nanoribbons with desirable semiconducting properties can directly be grown on a conventional germanium semiconductor wafer.
Aricent Acquires SmartPlay
Aricent announced the acquisition of SmartPlay Technologies, a fast-growing product engineering services firm with 1,200-plus employees and deep design expertise across semiconductors, embedded soft...
ON Semi Partners to Improve Supply Chain Risk Management Program
ON Semiconductor is a premier supplier of energy efficient innovations in the semiconductor industry. The public company, headquartered in Phoenix, has a truly global supply chain with over 90 locat...
GlobalFoundries Supplier Starts Construction on New Saratoga County Plant
Construction has started on a peroxide purification plant in Saratoga Springs, New York to meet demand created by the nearby GlobalFoundries computer chip manufacturing complex. PeroxyChem, a chemic...
Pressure Sensing Stocking to Help Save Diabetic Feet
A loss of feeling in the feet can have serious consequences, especially with patients with diabetic neuropathy. Such patients who unable to sense pressure on the feet often develop serious wounds th...
Applied Materials - Tokyo Electron Merger Scrapped
U.S. manufacturer Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron Monday announced cancellation of their merger plan to create created a semiconductor giant with a market value of approximately $29 billion.
Cricket Semiconductor Commits $1 Billion for India's First Analog Chip Plant
US based Cricket Semiconductor will invest $ 1 billion to set up India's first analog electronic chip making plant in Madhya Pradesh. The analog semiconductors are used in all kind of electronic pro...
Semiconductor Makers Face Having to Purchase Water
Semiconductor companies yesterday said they would purchase water if their supplies run short after the Lunar New Year holiday, when the government is likely to expand water rationing to counter a na...
UC Berkeley Launches Three Online Programs In Semiconductor Technology
UC Berkeley Extension announces three online integrated circuit semiconductor technology programs to meet the training needs of the surging worldwide semiconductor industry; the industry is predicte...
2D Material Stacking Key to Low Cost Semiconductors
Researchers from the North Carolina State University have claimed that the manufacturing cost of semiconductor devices like lasers, solar cells and LEDs can be reduced with 2D materials that are one...
Freescale Acquires California Semiconductor Company
ustin-based Freescale bought Zenverge Inc., the developer of high-definition content processing integrated circuits. Zenverge, which was founded in 2006, employed 55 workers. Its technology is desig...
Your Lettuce Could Come From an Old Semiconductor Factory
In a factory that once made floppy disks, herbs are growing. Inside an old semiconductor factory, there's lettuce taking root. Oddly enough, electronics factories make great farms. And Toshiba, Sony...
Forget Supersonics Jets, the Military Needs an Odometer for Computer Chips
Consider U.S. airstrikes over Syria hitting a civilian hospital instead of an oil refinery powering Islamic State operations. According to the computer chip industry, that scenario could become real...
Scientists Craft Atomically Seamless, Thinnest-possible Semiconductor Junctions
Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick.
Cambridge Nanotherm Appoints Weir as CEO
Cambridge Nanotherm, a producer of innovative semiconductor heatsink technology, has announced the appointment of semiconductor industry veteran Ralph Weir as CEO.
Seoul Semiconductor Introduces LED Module for Retrofit Lighting
LED maker Seoul Semiconductor has released a new module for omnidirectional lamps, comprising the Acrich MJT 2525 series LED along with an Acrich3 driver chip and a reflector optic.
$200m Boost for R&D on Tiny Semiconductors
The government and 10 industry partners are injecting $200 million over the next three to five years for research and development into the manufacture of smaller, more efficient semiconductors.
Can Japan’s Latest Alliance Catch The Wave Of Semiconductor Success?
The global semiconductor business is riding the crest of a strong and sustainable wave, as expected
ON Semiconductor Officially Acquires Truesense Imaging, Inc.
On April 3, ON Semiconductor signed an agreement to acquire Truesense Imaging, Inc. for approximately $92 million. Just less one month later on May 1, the deal became official with ON Semiconductor ...
Counterfeit Semiconductor Case Draws to a Close
Peter Picone, who admitted sending counterfeit semiconductors to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base in Connecticut, pleaded guilty and acknowledged the parts could have put people’s lives in danger. Ha...
New Silicon Carbide Power Semiconductor to Improve Hybrid Vehicle Fuel Efficiency
Toyota Motor, in collaboration with Denso Corporation, has developed a silicon carbide power semiconductor for use in automotive power control units (PCUs). Toyota will begin test driving vehicles f...