New memory device built using FTJ technology

Researchers at the University of Southern California’s Viterbi School of Engineering have come up with a new memory technology based on ferroelectric tunnelling junction (FTJ) technology.

This article was posted on Aug 4, 2020

Intel 7nm six months behind schedule

Intel said yesterday that its 7nm process is six months behind schedule.

This article was posted on Aug 4, 2020

Imec sees five semiconductor trends for the 20s decade

Imec’s CMOS boss Sri Samavedam sees five trends ahead for the semiconductor industry:

This article was posted on Aug 4, 2020

US chip industry in good shape

The US semiconductor industry is in pretty good shape, argues the Cato Institute, while the Chinese semiconductor industry is struggling to gain traction.

This article was posted on Aug 4, 2020

EC coming out against Huawei

The EU is beginning to push for a non-Huawei 5G network in Europe.

This article was posted on Aug 4, 2020

TSMC commits to renewable electricity sources

TSMC is today committing to source 100% renewable electricity globally as part of RE100 – a global initiative led by international non-profit the Climate Group.

This article was posted on Aug 4, 2020

A low-power AI alternative to neural networks

Researchers at the University of Newcastle have implemented a non-neural-network hardware that can significantly cut the power consumption of artificial intelligence.

This article was posted on Aug 4, 2020

SEMI billings up 14% y-o-y

June billings of semiconductor manufacturing equipment by US producers were down 1.1% on May at $2.32 billion.

This article was posted on Aug 4, 2020

Q2 wafer shipments up 8%

Q2 silicon wafer shipments rose 8% to 3,152 million square inches compared to the 2,920 million square inches shipped in Q1 and up 6% on Q2 2019, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG).

This article was posted on Aug 4, 2020

HiSilicon achieves nuSIM security certification for NB-IoT

The nuSIM initiative was introduced by Deutsche Telekom during Q1 2019. It allows SIM functionality to be hosted within the communications chip, thus eliminating the need for an external SIM component

This article was posted on Aug 4, 2020

Softbank talks to Apple and Nvidia about Arm sale

SoftBank has talked to both Nvidia and Apple about selling all or part of Arm to them, reports Bloomberg.

This article was posted on Aug 3, 2020

High dynamic range 30MHz to 6GHz transceiver for critical comms

Analog Devices has revealed the first product in a series of wide dynamic range RF transceivers – receiver dynamic range is -150dBc/Hz.

This article was posted on Aug 3, 2020

Yokogawa cuts optical sensor uncertainty and boosts power range

Yokogawa has launched a more capable versions of its AQ2200 optical sensor modules.

This article was posted on Aug 3, 2020

Teledyne’s CCD image sensors capture images of Andromeda Galaxy

Chelmsford-based Teledyne e2v is highlighting the role of its CCD image sensors in successfully capturing the first light image of the JPCam camera element of the JST/T250 telescope.

This article was posted on Aug 3, 2020

UK government launches space innovation programme

A new National Space Innovation Programme will provide £15 million to support “pioneering ideas” in the UK space sector, it has been announced.

This article was posted on Aug 3, 2020

Toshiba adds to lens reduction type CCDs

Toshiba has added two lens reduction type CCD linear image sensors.

This article was posted on Aug 3, 2020

MediaTek 5G chipset for mid-tier phones

MediaTek has announced the Dimensity 720 5G SoC for mid-tier smartphones.

This article was posted on Aug 3, 2020

China leads in 5G deployment and 5G smartphone market

China leads in 5G base station deployment, network coverage and market share in 5G smartphones, says TrendForce.

This article was posted on Aug 3, 2020

Power transistor market set for 7% drop followed by 2021 rebound

Growth in radio-frequency and microwave power transistors is expected to lead the market recovery in 2021 because of the build-out of fifth-generation (5G) cellular networks that will use a range of new transmission frequencies, including those in the millimeter (mmWave) spectrum.

This article was posted on Aug 3, 2020

SI takes gloomy view of semi market

The year has been one of gradually increasing optimism for the chip market, reports Bill Jewell’s Semiconductor Intelligence.

This article was posted on Aug 3, 2020

Commercial silicon solar reaches 21.4% efficiency

LG Electronics’ latest commercial solar panel can reach an efficiency of 21.4%.

This article was posted on Jul 31, 2020