Western Digital and Kioxia NAND output curtailed by materials contamination
Western Digital and Kioxia faced materials contamination at two jointly operated NAND factories in Japan. As a result, the flash memory market will likely see availability and pricing changes soon.
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Semiconductor Industry News - May 2022 Update
After years of debilitating shortages, market analysts expect the world’s silicon wafer capacity to rise by 8.7 percent in 2022 as ten new fabs go online. And several Chinese technology companies with different areas of focus have placed orders for advanced semiconductors with TSMC.
Semiconductor industry kicks off 2022 with COVID production disruptions and rising chip prices
The semiconductor industry has started 2022 by facing new COVID-related manufacturing disruptions and component price increases. But this year also looks to be the start of the sector's recovery phase.
Qualcomm launches new gaming console processor, pursuing supplier diversity
Qualcomm recently moved to break into the gaming market with its Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 mobile device SoC. The chipmaker is also working to diversify its supply chain to prevent future component shortages.
BMW, Stellantis make deals with chipmakers for supply chain stability
BMW and Stellantis recently signed deals with component manufacturers and foundry service providers to ensure they had a steady supply of microelectronics. Other major carmakers, including Ford, have adopted the same strategy to combat the global chip shortage.
Samsung selects Taylor, Texas as location for $17 billion chip factory
Samsung announced it would establish a $17 billion cutting-edge chip fab in Taylor, Texas. Once operational in 2024, the plant will produce 5G, artificial intelligence, high-performance computing, and mobile device components.
Chinese semiconductor production fell in October due global chip shortage
In October, Chinese component output dropped by several hundred million units, likely due to the impact of the global chip shortage. However, local leaders and manufacturers are working on expanding regional production capacity significantly.