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TSMC begins trial production of 2nm chips for Apple and Nvidia

According to foreign media reports, the global foundry leader TSMC has not only started to develop a 2-nanometer process, widening the gap with competitors, but also recently began to prepare for trial production of 2-nanometer products for Apple and NVIDIA. In addition, in order to further develop the 2nm process technology, TSMC will send about 1,000 R&D personnel to work in the Fab 20 fab, which is currently under construction.

According to the Patently apple report, Samsung…


Added by xiaomo on June 20, 2023 at 12:28pm — No Comments

Samsung Electronics will develop 4F2 DRAM storage unit

With the slowdown of Moore's law, the DRAM process has also entered the technical bottleneck period, and the expansion speed of DRAM has slowed significantly. Therefore, 3D DRAM has become a new path for storage manufacturers to break through the higher limit of DRAM technology. Recently, according to Korean media The ELEC, Samsung Electronics has formed a development team in its semiconductor research center to mass produce 4F2 DRAM. The goal of the development team is to apply the 4F2 DRAM…


Added by xiaomo on June 8, 2023 at 12:22pm — No Comments

Intel and Samsung are turning their attention to embedded MRAM technology

Last week, at the 64th International Conference on Electronic Devices (IEDM), the world's two major semiconductor giants demonstrated new technologies for embedded MRAM in the logic chip manufacturing process.

First, let's take a look at MRAM (Magnetic Random Access Memory), which is a non-volatile magnetic random access memory. It has high-speed read and write capability of static random access memory (SRAM), as well as high integration of dynamic random access memory (DRAM), and can…


Added by xiaomo on December 11, 2018 at 12:44pm — No Comments

High performance 2mm pitch industrial connector withstands heavy vibration and shock

Harwin's new M225 connector series withstands up to 6 hours of 10G vibration for a wide range of industrial applications.

These compact, high-performance wire-to-board connectors feature a fiberglass reinforced polyphenylene sulfide (PPS) housing that provides a rugged construction and long life with a minimum insulation resistance of 100 MΩ for permanent signal integrity. The new product features a 2mm pitch dual row contact set that allows the through-board PCB male connector to be…


Added by xiaomo on October 24, 2018 at 12:59pm — No Comments

Intel invests another $1 billion to increase 14nm capacity

Intel is increasing every year in the investment in semiconductor process technology. Recently, it is reported that Intel will invest an additional $1 billion to increase its 14nm capacity.

As we all know, Intel is currently one of the few companies that can independently develop, produce, and manufacture semiconductor chips. In the past few years, Intel's process technology has remained at the 14nm node. Although the speed of moving to the 10nm process is somewhat slow, Intel's…


Added by xiaomo on October 8, 2018 at 11:47am — No Comments

NXP acquires OmniPHY to accelerate the development of autonomous driving and in-vehicle networks

NXP Semiconductors, the world's largest automotive electronics and artificial intelligence IoT chip company, announced the acquisition of OmniPHY, a provider of automotive Ethernet subsystem technology. OmniPHY's expertise includes automotive Ethernet, a technology that enables fast data transfer for automated driving. By combining OmniPHY's advanced high-speed transmission technology with NXP's leading product portfolio and extensive experience in the automotive network, NXP will be the leader… Continue

Added by xiaomo on September 11, 2018 at 12:26pm — No Comments

IC Insights: Future MEMS sensor market prices tend to stabilize

A recent report by IC Insights predicts that the global sensor market will reach $9.3 billion in 2018, with MEMS sensor sales accounting for 73%. At the same time, in terms of shipments, MEMS sensors accounted for approximately 47% of total global shipments.

It is worth noting that sales of MEMS sensors have been growing steadily over the past few years. Data show that in 2016, MEMS sensor sales were $5.2 billion; in 2017, it increased by 17% to $6.1 billion; IC Insights expects MEMS…


Added by xiaomo on September 6, 2018 at 1:37pm — No Comments

Conspired co-founder: China will replace the US leading chip market

British media said that the co-founder of the UK's former largest listed technology company, Anmou Technology, said that China can easily defeat the United States and control the global semiconductor market.

According to the British "Daily Telegraph" reported on August 19, Hermann Hauser is a pioneer in the field of Cambridge chip design. He founded the company Acone, the parent company of the company, and in the 1990s. Planning the divestiture of the company, he told the Daily…


Added by xiaomo on August 23, 2018 at 1:55pm — No Comments

High isolation IGBT DC module details

In industrial applications, electronic equipment will face a complex electromagnetic interference environment, electromagnetic interference will affect the stability of electronic components, and in serious cases, the system will crash. This article will introduce you to the high isolation IGBT DC module from Murata to provide you with the component choices when designing high isolation power supplies.

Murata has introduced a series of high-isolation…


Added by xiaomo on August 7, 2018 at 1:24pm — No Comments

SEMI: tariffs on semiconductor products imported from China should be cancelled

China and the United States have an annual trade volume of more than 500 billion US dollars and are highly complementary. However, in 2018, trade wars broke out between the two sides. US President Trump announced a 25% tariff on 50 billion US dollars of goods imported from China. In addition to the $100 billion in commodity taxation preparations, China immediately announced a counterattack and imposed a 25% tariff on US products. No one is a winner in the Sino-US tariff war, but only hurt each… Continue

Added by xiaomo on August 2, 2018 at 12:50pm — No Comments

3D sensing expansion in 2023 to $18.5 billion

With the launch of the iPhone X in September 2017, Apple is driving new trends in consumer 3D sensing technology and usage. According to research by market research firm Yole Développement, the global 3D imaging and sensing market is expected to expand from $2.1 billion in 2017 to $18.5 billion in 2023, with a compound annual growth rate of 44%. Suppliers including global shutter image sensors, VCSELs, injection molding and glass optics, diffractive… Continue

Added by xiaomo on July 23, 2018 at 11:30am — No Comments

Samsung announces mass production of fifth-generation V-NAND flash memory chips

According to foreign media reports on the 10th, Samsung, the top NAND flash memory chip manufacturer, announced that it has begun mass production of its fifth-generation V-NAND flash memory chips.

Samsung's fifth-generation V-NAND memory chip is the industry's first to use the Toggle DDR 4.0 interface. This interface is called a highway for data transmission and can transfer speeds up to 1.4 Gbps between storage. The latter increases…


Added by xiaomo on July 12, 2018 at 1:11pm — No Comments

First Sensor and Infineon showcase MEMS laser radar technology

Sensor Sensor First Sensor demonstrates its powerful APD system performance with Infineon's MEMS micromirror scanning LiDAR demonstration system.

According to the report of Memes, the largest event in the global sensor field, SENSOR+TEST, Nuremberg Sensor and Test and Measurement Exhibition, Germany, was held from June 26 to June 28, 2018 at the Exhibition Centre Nuremberg in Germany. Vendors will showcase their solutions…


Added by xiaomo on July 10, 2018 at 2:15pm — No Comments

Cisco Spends $270 Million to Acquire AI Accompany

According to media reports, Cisco plans to acquire Accompany for $270 million, a privately held company that provides AI tools. By then, Accompany CEO Amy Chang will serve as senior vice president of Cisco Collaboration Technology.

According to Cisco, Accompany provides a good platform for finding new potential customers, promoting sales, and strengthening relationships. At the same time, Cisco plans to embed Accompany's technology in its collaboration portfolio, such as providing…


Added by xiaomo on May 2, 2018 at 11:06am — No Comments

Samsung 10nm LPDDR4X DRAM Targets Automotive Applications

Samsung Electronics announced the start of mass production of 16Gb LPDDR4X DRAM for 10nm vehicles to expand the automotive memory market. The newly introduced LPDDR4X DRAM is a high-performance device capable of withstanding temperatures from -40°C to 105°C, meeting the needs of automotive applications that often have to work in extreme environments.

Sewon Chun, senior vice president of Samsung's memory market, said that the new product is the company’s advanced automotive solutions…


Added by xiaomo on April 27, 2018 at 11:56am — No Comments

Yunnan City Investment Group began to lay out integrated circuit industry

TSMC co-CEO Wei Zhejia said at the financial report on the 19th that TSMC’s U.S. dollar pricing revenue this year is estimated to grow by 10%, which is lower than the previous estimate of 10~15%, mainly due to the weak sales of smart machines and the lack of demand for mining chips. Certainty. TSMC pointed out that the strong demand for mining in the first quarter is expected to continue into the second quarter, but the demand for production of 28nm production lines for mining chips may… Continue

Added by xiaomo on April 23, 2018 at 12:25pm — No Comments

Chinese largest semiconductor display chip package COF tape production project started

On April 17, China's largest semiconductor display chip package COF tape production base is currently under construction in the Hefei Comprehensive Bonded Zone, with a total investment of 1.2 billion yuan. Hefei will work with the Hefei Comprehensive Bonded Zone to open a new era in the semiconductor field.

It is reported that COF tapes, often referred to as flip-chip films, are flexible circuit boards that connect semiconductor display chips and end products and are key materials… Continue

Added by xiaomo on April 19, 2018 at 11:42am — No Comments

Broadcom to buy back $ 12 billion in stock pulling up the low stock price after Qualcomm's acquisition failure

The hostile takeover of Qualcomm Inc., the Singapore semiconductor company Broadcom (which recently moved its headquarters to the United States), was vetoed by US President Trump, after which Broadcom’s share price fell sharply. MV2201

According to the latest news from foreign media, it may be to make up for the dissatisfaction of shareholders. Recently, Broadcom announced a $12 billion stock repurchase program. The stock…


Added by xiaomo on April 14, 2018 at 6:45am — No Comments

MediaTek Releases Helio P60 to Safeguard Middle-End Core Overlord

Recently, MediaTek released its mid-range Helio P60 in Beijing, and has much hope for this mobile phone chip, which is expected to return to the mid-range handset market. The Helio P60 is based on TSMC's 12nm process and is also the first based on MediaTek. The mobile platform for the 12nm process technology is targeted at Qualcomm Snapdragon 660, and it is also MediaTek's first AI-enabled chip.

The low-end Redmi Note 2 was originally equipped with the latest high-end processor…


Added by xiaomo on April 9, 2018 at 11:10am — No Comments

NXP new car echo cancellation and noise reduction solution makes calls clearer

NXP Semiconductors NV announces the launch of a new ECNR (Echo Cancellation and Noise Reduction) solution that significantly reduces the noisy nature of voice communications and enables automakers to provide consumer satisfaction Make a call experience. This cost-effective solution combines innovative ECNR software that can be easily ported to NXP's leading car audio and audio processing DSP1 or i.MX series of application processors. This solution has been pre-certified by ITU-T P1110 and… Continue

Added by xiaomo on April 2, 2018 at 12:55pm — No Comments

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