ASE purchase 5% of rival SPIL

September 27, 2015, anysilicon

Mergers and acquisitions happen very frequently in the semiconductor industry. However, what it is not common that these kind of operations proceed smoothly, quickly and without hurdles. This is the case of the public takeover of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc (ASE). Indeed, the company dealing

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TSMC to Quit Solar Business Activity

September 23, 2015, anysilicon

We all know that solar energy will face a positive growth in the next future. However, Leading IC foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) is moving countertrend by announcing its intent of quitting the solar energy subsidiary activity with TSMC.
Indeed, the big foundry is expecting to

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Financial Obstacles Delaying 450mm Wafers Development

September 21, 2015, anysilicon

According to the latest report released by IC Insights, Global Wafer Capacity 2015-2019 shows a delay in 450mm wafers’ development and production in contrast to an increased 300mm wafers’ consumption by technology companies.
Judging from statistics, in fact, despite the huge economic incentives that would be generated on the

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GlobalFoundries rumored to be acquired by the Chinese

September 15, 2015, anysilicon

GlobalFoundries is probably doing something right because China has set its eyes on GlobalFoundries with rumors of a possible imminent acquisition. Indeed, thanks to several strategical decisions, GlobalFoundries is offering today a unique portfolio, both CMOS and SiGe processes, cutting-end technology (14nm and 22FDSOI) and a global semiconductor manufacturing footprint. Read More

Low Parasitic HBM ESD Testing

September 14, 2015, anysilicon

The Human Body Model (HBM) Electrostatic Discharge (ESD) test is the oldest and most widely used ESD test in the electronics industry. The JEDEC HBM test isn’t static; it has been revised to keep up with the rapid changes in the semiconductor industry. The latest revision of the spec addresses failures

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AnySilicon Surpasses ChipEstimate in Website Ranking

September 10, 2015, anysilicon

AnySilicon, the semiconductor vendors marketplace and IP portal reveals today its official website ranking measured by the global leader in website analytics.
In the past ChipEstimate and Design-Reuse were the only players in the IP portal market. But in Jan-2015 AnySilicon has launched a new IP portal in

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