Category Archives: Supply Chain

Faced by IC shortage or last-time-buy? Protect yourself against IC shortages

Fig 1: Semiconductor manufacturing lines are impacted by Covid-19 induced market shifts
 
Leuven, March 31st 2021 – The semiconductor world is shaking. In the midst of the Corona pandemic, automotive OEMs had a decline of sales and stopped ordering chips. At the same time homework policies boosted

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SECURE-IC AND MOSCHIP ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP TO PROVIDE TURNKEY ASIC SOLUTIONS WITH EMBEDDED SECURITY FOR EDGE APPLICATIONS

Cesson-Sévigné (France) and Hyderabad (India), February 22nd, 2021 – Secure-IC, the rising leader and the only global provider of end-to-end cybersecurity solutions for embedded systems and connected objects and MosChip Technologies, a semiconductor and system design services company, announce today their strategic partnership to provide Turnkey ASIC solutions, expand Secure-IC’s

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INTEGRA TECHNOLOGIES EXPANDS SILICON PHOTONICS CAPABILITIES

Silicon Valley, CA (Feb 9, 2021) – Integra Technologies, a world leader in semiconductor packaging, assembly, test, characterization and related services, today announced the successful implementation of a high accuracy fiber array waveguide attachment system focused on the Silicon Photonics market. This latest set of tools is based on the double-sided HexNano

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Semiconductor R&D outsourcing model in times of Covid-19 and the US-China trade war (Part 1)

Which semiconductor R&D outsourcing model is suitable in times of Covid-19 and the US-China trade war? In the first part, I take a look at seven developments that will impact the semiconductor engineering services industry in 2020. In the second article (part 2) I provide a hands-on concept

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CEO Talk: Steve Beckers, VP at imec

This interview was held with: Steve Beckers, VP at imec
 

 
Tell me a bit about your background. How did you start at imec/imec.IC-link?
With 37 years in the semiconductor industry, I consider myself a veteran. I started my career at Alcatel Microelectronics in 1983 and worked there

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Faraday Launches Ariel™ SoC Platform with Infineon’s SONOS eFlash to Drive IoT Development

Faraday Technology Corporation (TWSE: 3035), a leading ASIC design service and IP provider, today launched its next generation IoT SoC development platform, called Ariel™, which is built on UMC’s 40uLP logic process combined with Infineon’s SONOS eFlash technology. Compared with its predecessor, the 55nm Uranus+™ platform, the Ariel platform demonstrates a 35% reduction

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