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TSMC corporate building; TSMC is considering a new Research & Design center in Japan that will also help it expedite components around the world. For more on TSMC components, sourcing and availabilities please see Sourcengine.

TSMC to Establish $177M R&D Center in Japan, Raising Funds to Expand Production Capacity

TSMC will establish a new R&D facility in Japan to continue research on 3D integrated circuit (3DIC) technology. The state-of-the-art complex will be located in Tsukuba.

Image of wind turbines in Texas; due to severe weather conditions in Texas, several manufacturers (including Samsung, Infineon, NXP) have temporarily shuttered factories to divert electricity to residents. If you're looking to source components during these difficult days, take a look at Sourcengine's marketplace.

Samsung, Infineon, and NXP Halt Production in Texas due to Winter Storm

The severe winter storm in Texas has caused Samsung, Infineon, and NXP to halt all production. As Texans brace for another unprecedented cold front, the companies shuttered so electricity could be diverted to local residents.

Electronic components factory floor; the European Union is considering a partnership with TSMC or Samsung to build out a new manufacturing plant; this will help fortify supply chains in the region. See how Sourcengine can help with your components supply chain right now through the power of digitalization.

EU Considers Partnership with TSMC or Samsung for Cutting-Edge Foundry

The European Union is considering establishing a state-of-the-art domestic foundry to support its semiconductor independence. Such a move would further solidify new supply chain routes for the semiconductor industry.

Microchip fabrication; as the global component shortage spills over into numerous other industries like renewable energy and cryptocurrency, OEMs will need new quoting tools to help. Check out Sourcengine's BOM quote tool.

Global Semiconductor Shortage Affecting Solar Power, Cryptocurrency, and Consumer Electronics Sectors

The worldwide semiconductor shortage is spilling into and affecting other verticals beyond the automotive industry. Now, industries such as cryptocurrency and solar power are feeling the component squeeze.

Microcontroller units on fabrication line; Renesas recently shutdown its Ibaraki factory following a 7.3 magnitude earthquake. This is one more setback in the global semiconductor shortage; to shore up your supply chain, see Sourcengine's marketplace with more than 3,000 traceable suppliers.

Renesas Suspends Operations at Ibaraki Factory Following 7.3 Earthquake

Renesas shut down its Ibaraki Factory on Saturday after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Japan. Thankfully, no fatalities have been reported. However, the shutdown for safety measures is one more setback in the global semiconductor shortage.

Graphic image with $5.9 billion printed on it; Dialog has agreed to a takeover bid by Renesas in the amount of $5.9 billion. For more on Renesas pricing and availabilities, see Sourcengine.

Renesas Electronics Acquires Apple Supplier, Dialog Semiconductor, for $5.9B

In an unprecedented move, Renesas has successfully made a bid to acquire Dialog Semiconductor, a well-known Apple supplier, for $5.9 billion. How will this reshape the components market moving forward?

Ford truck on display; due to recent shortages in the component industry, Ford has been forced to temporarily halt production of its popular F-150. If you're dealing with shortages, check out Sourcengine where you can buy franchise-direct and from distributors.

Ford Temporarily Reduces F-150 Output Amid Worsening Global Semiconductor Shortage

Ford has suspended production on its F-150 truck, the most popular selling vehicle in the United States since 1982. The global component shortage continues to wreak havoc on the automobile industry, and it is quickly spilling over into other industries as well.

Individual using a smart phone to gain access via a touchless entry point system; for the latest electronic components industry trends in 2021, see Sourcengine.

Electronic Components Industry Trends in 2021: Contactless Entry Systems

Our latest entry in the Electronic Components Industry Trends series for 2021; contactless entry systems are already in high demand for obvious reasons. What are some of the components going into these helpful and life-saving systems? Find out here on Sourcengine.

Medical equipment on display; SL Power Electronics is an industry leader in medical field components. For more on buying its components, see Sourcengine.

SL Power Electronics Makes Exceptional Mission-Critical Power Solutions

SL Power Electronics harnesses its expertise in the areas of lighting, industrial, and medical fields to release mission-critical products that offer long-term dependability.

Worker examining a pcb in a lab. China is creating its own committee for the standardization of integrated circuits. For more information and other current, industry news stories, see Sourcengine.

China Forms Semiconductor Development Standards Committee

China has formed a new committee to standardize the country's semiconductor development. Its primary agenda? The drafting of unified guidelines for developing future high-performance microchips.