Passive, Reactive Component Lead Times Increase Amid Global Chip Shortage
The global chip shortage is affecting lead times in all categories. Now, passive and reactive components (capacitors, inductors) are seeing lead times increase. Get the latest information on manufacturers feeling the crunch.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Intel Increases Investment in Vietnam by $475M for Cutting-Edge Semiconductor Plant
Intel is building out its IPV fabrication and test facility located in Vietnam. The semiconductor giant's total investment to date is $1.5B in the cutting-edge plant, which is strategically situated outside of current tariff war disputes..
Renesas Increases Production to Help Alleviate Automotive Chip Crisis
Renesas has increased chip production in order to counteract the worldwide microchip shortage. Due to the automotive industry's drain on the vertical, many component fabricators have been forced to up production, prices as well as lead times.