TSMC and Japanese government launching $337M 3D chip development project
TSMC and the Japanese government are co-funding a $337.4 million semiconductor research and development project. The initiative aims to create potentially revolutionary 3DIC manufacturing technologies.
Samsung activating new production line to help mitigate global chip shortage
Samsung recently revealed it would establish a new 5nm production line in its Pyeongtaek, South Korea fab to address the global chip crisis. It also made a deal to develop next-generation automotive semiconductors with Hyundai.
Qualcomm reportedly inks six-year foundry services agreement with UMC
Qualcomm reportedly inked a six-year foundry services agreement with United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), a Taiwanese contract chipmaker, to bolster its supply chain. However, the deal might create long-term problems for small and midsized OEMs.
Foxconn and Stellantis to form Mobile Drive, an advanced digital cockpit company
Foxconn and Stellantis announced plans to form a new company called Mobile Drive. The new firm will develop digital cockpit platforms that include integrated 5G connectivity among other next-generation features.
GlobalFoundries signs three-year, $1.6B wafer supply deal with AMD
GlobalFoundries recently inked a three-year, $1.6 billion wafer supply deal with AMD. It also entered a new partnership with Raytheon to develop 5G and 6G wireless networking components.
South Korea Investing $451B Into Domestic Semiconductor Industry Through 2030
The South Korean government recently announced its domestic semiconductor manufacturers are investing $451 billion to upgrade their capabilities through 2030. Samsung is leading the way with a $150.9 billion expenditure.
Automobile Industry Estimated Costs From Global Chip Shortage Revised Up To $110B
AlixPartners, a global consulting group, estimates the global component shortage will reduce the auto industry’s revenue by $110 billion in 2021. It previously pegged the sector’s annual losses at $60.6 billion.
IBM develops groundbreaking 2nm semiconductor manufacturing process
IBM recently made history by developing a process to manufacture 2nm semiconductors. Its innovation paves the way for a new generation of consumer and commercial electronics.
Chipmakers and Big Tech firms form coalition to push for government chip sector support
A new group of top chipmakers and Big Tech firms recently asked Washington to ramp up funding for the American semiconductor industry.
4 Tools Electronics Manufacturers Can Use to Improve Workflows
One of the most powerful means of digitalization in the electronic manufacturing space is through application programming interfaces (APIs). Learn more about 3 specific API integrations that Sourcengine has available for companies and their procurement departments..