Category Archives: Wafer and Foundries

SkyWater Submits Application for US CHIPS and Science Act Funding to Modernize Equipment and Enhance Production at its Minnesota Facility

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. – January 2, 2024 – SkyWater Technology (NASDAQ: SKYT), the trusted technology realization partner, today announced it has submitted a full application to the CHIPS Program Office of the U.S. Department of Commerce for funding through the CHIPS and Science Act. The application is for modernization and equipment upgrades to

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Rochester Electronics Joins AnySilicon

Rochester Electronics has joined AnySilicon, a leading semiconductor services marketplace and search engine for resourcing semiconductor services.
 
AnySilicon allows companies to easily find vendors anywhere in the world with specific domain expertise that matches their needs.
 
As a provider of individual services through to full turnkey manufacturing, Rochester

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Introduction to Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) Technology

Overview of Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) Technology and Historical Development
 
Shockley’s early transistor game most likely inspired the notion of fusing silicon (Si) and germanium (Ge) to create an alloy for use in transistor engineering. However, this concept has just become a reality in the last 15 years due to the

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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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