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Regulations

U.K. Orders Chinese-Owned Company to Unwind Chip-Factory Deal

November 17, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The U.K. government said a Chinese-owned company must unwind its acquisition of a British computer-chip factory more than a year after the takeover was completed because the deal posed a risk to national security. In a decision published late Wednesday, […]


News

When China’s Chip Prospects Looked Good

October 28, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

At that time, the strength of the emerging semiconductor industry in mainland China looked likely to be in design and development rather than manufacturing. “We have a team in mainland China trying to understand market needs and the requirements of […]


News

TSMC Trims Capital Spending Forecast Amid Chip Headwinds

October 13, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. TSM 5.55%▲ cut its capital expenditure forecast by about 10% this year, despite reporting a record quarterly profit surge, responding to headwinds including slowing global chip demand and rising costs. The world’s largest contract chip maker […]


Regulations

SK Hynix Gets One-Year Reprieve From U.S. Chip Restrictions on China

October 12, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

South Korean memory-chip maker SK Hynix Inc. 000660 4.21%▲ received a one-year exemption from new U.S. restrictions blocking exports of advanced chips and related equipment to China, a sign of Washington’s willingness to offer reprieves that help minimize potential disruption […]


News

Chip expectations vary

September 22, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

The semiconductor market dropped 0.8% in 2Q 2022 versus 1Q 2022, according to WSTS. The 2Q 2022 decline followed a 0.5% quarter-to-quarter decline in 1Q 2022. The 2Q 2022 revenues of the top 15 semiconductor suppliers match the overall market […]


News

July chip sales up 7.3% y-o-y; down 2.3% m-o-m

September 12, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

“Global semiconductor sales remained strong in July, easily topping the total from last July, but market growth has slowed substantially in recent months, with year-to-year sales increases dropping into the single digits for the first time since December 2020,” says […]


Regulations

China Investigates Chip Execs For Failures

August 1, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

The three men are: the former Minister of Industry and Information Technology – Xiao Yaqing – the head of the National Integrated Circuit Fund (often called the ‘Big Fund’) Ding Wenwu – and the former chairman of Tsinghua Unigroup – […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

As Senate passes $280 billion measure to bolster U.S. chip production, medtech industry applauds

July 27, 2022

Via: MedTech Dive

The U.S. medical device industry hailed the Senate vote today to appropriate $280 billion over several years to increase domestic production of computer chips, including a special fund to ensure the production of older generation chips used in many medical […]


Design & Planning, Process, Regulations

US Design Companies Drop Objections To Chips Act

July 19, 2022

Via: Electronics Weekly

Which is why the US Chips Act may get passed this week. Maybe even today. Up to now, non-manufacturing chip design companies have been playing silly buggers with the Chips Act asking for hand-outs when the whole purpose of the […]


Process, Production

6 Implications of the Chip Shortage for Auto Manufacturing

May 23, 2022

Via: Manufacturing Tomorrow

The past few years have proved challenging for the auto manufacturing industry. Automakers faced a slew of obstacles amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but few were as far-reaching and disruptive as the chip shortage. Median semiconductor inventories fell from 40 days […]


Regulations

Should the U.S. Government Subsidize Domestic Chip Production? Two Advocates Square Off.

February 27, 2022

Via: The Wall Street Journal

The U.S. share of global semiconductor-manufacturing capacity has declined sharply over the past three decades, fueling concerns about American reliance on imports for chips that are crucial to the economy and national security. In an effort to reverse that decline, […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Process, Production

Hyundai faces production disruption from April due to chip shortage, report says

March 24, 2021

Via: Automotive News

SEOUL — A widespread chip shortage affecting automakers is expected to disrupt production at Hyundai Motor Co. from April, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday, citing a person with direct knowledge of the situation. Hyundai had been able to avoid […]


Process, Production

Samsung Electronics builds sixth domestic contract chip-making line

May 21, 2020

Via: Reuters

The South Korean firm is taking on bigger rival Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC) in the contract manufacturing business, where it competes for orders from customers such as Qualcomm Inc. “This new production facility will expand Samsung’s manufacturing capabilities,” […]


Logistics, Process

Semi industry unaffected by coronavirus

February 21, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

The coronavirus has had little effect on the semiconductor industry says Omdia – a newly set up tech analyst company formed by IHS Markit and Informa Tech. The semiconductor industry appears to have escaped the direct impact of the coronavirus […]


Regulations

U.S. mulls cutting Huawei off from global chip suppliers, with TSMC in crosshairs

February 17, 2020

Via: Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Trump administration is considering changing U.S. regulations to allow it to block shipments of chips to Huawei Technologies from companies such as Taiwan’s TSMC (2330.TW), the world’s largest contract chipmaker, two sources familiar with the matter […]


Logistics, Process

Top 5 IC manufacturers have 53% of worldwide capacity

February 14, 2020

Via: Electronics Weekly

The world’s top-five wafer capacity leaders each had capacity of more than 1,000,000 wafer starts per month at the end of 2019 with the combined capacity of the top five companies representing 53% of total global wafer capacity, says IC […]


Process, Production

China chip industry insiders voice caution on catch-up efforts

June 13, 2019

Via: Reuters

But industry insiders are less optimistic that Chinese chip makers can quickly meet the challenge of supplying all the needs of Huawei and other domestic technology firms. The prospectuses of Chinese chip companies preparing to list on a new tech-focused […]


Process, Quality Control, Regulations

Intel says 32 lawsuits filed against company over security flaws

February 16, 2018

Via: Reuters

Intel Corp (INTC.O) said on Friday 32 class action lawsuits had been filed against the company in connection with the recently disclosed security flaws in its chips. The lawsuits claim that users were harmed by Intel’s “actions and/or omissions” related […]