Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

Pragmatic Semiconductor secures £182m ($231m) investment led by M&G and UK Infrastructure Bank

Largest ever European semiconductor venture funding round supports further expansion of manufacturing in the UK.
Pragmatic Semiconductor, the world leader in manufacturing flexible integrated circuits, today announced that it has completed a first close of its Series D funding round, securing an investment of £162m ($206m). The company is

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Top 10 Foundries Experience 7.9% QoQ Growth in 3Q23, with a Continued Upward Trend Predicted for Q4, Says TrendForce

Dec. 6, 2023 —- TrendForce’s research indicates a dynamic third quarter for the global foundry industry, marked by an uptick in urgent orders for smartphone and notebook components. This surge was fueled by healthy inventory levels and the release of new iPhone and Android devices in 2H23. Despite persisting inflation risks

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The Ultimate Guide to RF-SOI

What is RF-SOI?
RF-SOI is name of a specialized semiconductor process utilized to create certain RF Integrated Circuits for applications like antenna tuners for cellphones and switching devices. Essentially, it is RF version of the SOI technology.
Historical Development and Evolution of RF-SOI Technology
Peregrine Semiconductor initiated

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The Ultimate Guide to: BiCMOS

The semiconductor industry went through several stages of evolution, beginning with the Metal Oxide Semiconductor (MOS) Field-Effect Transistor (FET) which was first proposed by Lilienfeld and Heil in the 1930s, moving on to bipolar in the 1950s and N-channel metal-oxide semiconductor (NMOS) in 1970s, and ultimately becoming the standard in

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SkyWater Announces Availability of Cadence Open-Source PDK and Reference Design for SkyWater’s 130 nm Process

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – November 3, 2023 – SkyWater Technology (NASDAQ: SKYT), the trusted technology realization partner, today announced a new SkyWater open-source 130 nm process design kit (PDK) from Cadence Design Systems, Inc., which will be available in the Cadence® VLSI (very large-scale integration) Fundamentals Education Kit. The kit teaches students how theories and

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Intel Foundry Services and Tower Semiconductor Announce New US Foundry Agreement


SANTA CLARA, Calif., and MIGDAL HAEMEK, Israel, Sept. 5, 2023 – Intel Foundry Services (IFS) and Tower Semiconductor (Nasdaq: TSEM), a leading foundry for analog semiconductor solutions, today announced an agreement where Intel will provide foundry services and 300mm manufacturing capacity to

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