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97 Semiconductor Wafer Fabs Closed or Repurposed During Past 10 Years

February 28, 2019, anysilicon

The IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity (i.e., ≤200mm wafers) in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers.  In its recently released Global Wafer Capacity 2019-2023 report, IC Insights shows that due to the surge of merger and acquisition activity in the

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Semiconductor Foundry Process Roadmap

February 27, 2019, anysilicon

The advancement of the semiconductor industry hinges on the ability of IC manufacturers to continue offering more performance and functionality for the money.  As mainstream CMOS processes reach their theoretical, practical, and economic limits, lowering the cost of ICs (on a per-function or per-performance basis) is more critical and challenging

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Graphcore Selected 16nm FinFet ESD Solutions from Sofics

February 26, 2019, anysilicon

Graphcore (www.graphcore.ai), the technology company that has developed a completely new type of processor, the Intelligence Processing Unit (IPU), which lets artificial intelligence (AI) innovators create next generation AI applications, selected TakeCharge® technology from Sofics bvba of Belgium to protect its Colossus GC2 IPU from electrostatic discharge (ESD). Sofics is

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CoreHW launches a highly accurate indoor positioning solution

February 20, 2019, anysilicon

CoreHW RABBIT (Rotating Antenna for Bluetooth Beacon and Internet of Things) solution is designed for Bluetooth 5.1, which has an unprecedented direction-finding feature. The new technology makes it possible for Bluetooth devices to determine the direction of a Bluetooth signal transmission and enables centimeter-level positioning accuracy.
 
CoreHW RABBIT is

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CEO Talk: Oliver Maiwald, Sencio B.V

February 20, 2019, anysilicon

This interview was held with Mr. Oliver Maiwald, CEO of Sencio B.V.
 
Tell me a bit about your background? How did you first get started with Sencio?
 
I have had a fairly circuitous route to the role of CEO. My first step was as an electrical technician working on the

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Semiconductor Wafer Capacity Per Region

February 18, 2019, anysilicon

IC Insights recently released its new Global Wafer Capacity 2019-2023 report that provides in-depth detail, analyses, and forecasts for IC industry capacity by wafer size, process geometry, region, and product type through 2023.  Figure 1 shows the world’s installed monthly wafer production capacity by geographic region (or country) as of December

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