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Toyota Subsidiary Acquires Lyft’s Level 5 Division – iMicronews

Apr 29, 2021 | I-Micronews

Mobility app developer Lyft has signed an agreement with Woven Planet Holdings, a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation, for the acquisition of Lyft’s self-driving vehicle division, Level 5. The transaction also includes multi-year non-exclusive commercial agreements between Lyft and Woven Planet to accelerate the development and enhance the safety of automated driving technology. “Announcement launches […]

Lam Research performing like a Lion – SemiWiki

Apr 29, 2021 |

– Business is about as good as it gets- $75B WFE in 2021? – China remains strong at 32% despite SMIC lack of license – NAND remains 48% of revs versus 31% foundry – DRAM steady @ 14% – Service was record $1.3B Strong results in a strong market Lam reported revenues of $3.85B and […]

Enabling Next Generation Silicon In Package Products – SemiWiki

Apr 15, 2021 |

In early April, Gabriele Saucier kicked off Design & Reuse’s IPSoC Silicon Valley 2021 Conference. IPSoC conference as the name suggests is dedicated to semiconductor intellectual property (IP) and IP-based electronic systems. There were a number of excellent presentations at the conference. The presentations had been… Read More The post Enabling Next Generation Silicon In […]

Is E-Waste Declining? The Rest of the Story – SemiWiki

Apr 07, 2021 |

Recently,  there have been a number of articles with titles such as “Study shows residential electronic scrap generation is declining”  or “E-scrap generation on the decline, study finds.”  or “E-Waste Is Declining, Government Needs To Change Laws To Keep Up – And Get Out Of The Recycling Business.”     As a veteran of … Read More […]

How Mentor became Siemens EDA – SemiWiki

Apr 06, 2021 |

When I started in EDA the big three were Daisy, Mentor and Valid (DMV as we called them). Then came Synopsys in 1986 followed by Cadence, which was a clever merger between ECAD (Dracula DRC) and Solomon Design. Daisey and Valid were pushed aside and then there were, “Three dogs hovering over one bowl of […]

Intel 2.0 – EE Times

Mar 31, 2021 | EE Times

The business agility invoked by Intel’s new CEO, including the creation of ISF, is new and based on sound reasoning. The post Intel 2.0 appeared first on EETimes.

EP 120: SWE Research – The State of Women in Engineering 2021 – SWE Podcast

Mar 25, 2021 | SWE

Get a sneak peak into SWE Magazine’s State of Women in Engineering issue in this SWE Diverse episode with Roberta Rincon, SWE’s associate director of research, and Anne Perusek, SWE’s director of editorial and publications. Listen along as Roberta and Anne discuss SWE’s upcoming research issue (to be published in April 2021), with a large […]

Stuck In A Rut – SemiEngineering

Mar 25, 2021 | SemiEngineering

Has EDA failed to innovate, or has the semiconductor industry shown an unwillingness to adopt new tools and methodologies? As always, the answer is somewhere in between. The post Stuck In A Rut appeared first on Semiconductor Engineering.

Fire Destroys Part of Renesas Fab – iMicronews

Mar 25, 2021 | I-Micronews

More woes for the global automotive manufacturing industry.  A serious fire at Renesas’ chip making plant in Ibaraki Prefecture will, according to the company, have “a very large impact” on its ability to supply devices to the sector, as well as some other sectors. The fire destroyed a significant portion of the huge facility, including […]

Micron Abandons 3D XPoint Memory Technology – iMicronews

Mar 17, 2021 | I-Micronews

In a sudden but perhaps not too surprising announcement, Micron has stated that they are ceasing all R&D of 3D XPoint memory technology. Intel and Micron co-developed 3D XPoint memory, revealed in 2015 as a non-volatile memory technology with higher performance and endurance than NAND flash memory. Intel has been responsible for almost all of the commercial […]

Glass for Semiconductors: Many Applications, Few Players – iMicronews

Mar 11, 2021 | I-Micronews

“Today, the scope for applications using glass substrates in the semiconductor field is broad and highly diversified.” asserts Amandine Pizzagalli, formerly Technology & Market Analyst, Semiconductor Manufacturing at Yole Développement (Yole) and today Finance Project Manager at Yole Finance, part of Yole. She adds:“Nowadays, the number of glass vendors able to deliver wafers and panels […]

Global Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market to Reach US$ 7,103.0 Million by 2027 – Semiconductor Digest

Mar 11, 2021 | Semiconductor Digest

The global semiconductor intellectual property (IP) market was valued at US$ 4,111.0 Million in 2019 and is expected to surpass US$ 7,103.0 Million by 2027, registering a CAGR of 8.9% during the forecast period (2020-2027), published by Coherent Market Insights. The post Global Semiconductor Intellectual Property (IP) Market to Reach US$ 7,103.0 Million by 2027 […]

Covid-19 Delivers a Mixed Blessing – iMicronews

Mar 04, 2021 | I-Micronews

Written by Richard Stevenson for CompoundSemiconductor. net – The pandemic is behind soaring sales in some sectors of the compound semiconductor industry, while others take a hit or continue along an existing trajectory. We have all suffered from the pandemic on a personal level. Loved ones have been lost, many of us have had to […]