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.
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.
Global Electronic Component Shortage - May 2022 Update
Here is a comprehensive update on the global electronic component shortage, components lead times, and a forecast of when the parts crunch will end.
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.
Bosch investing $451M to expand capacity amid chip shortage
Bosch revealed it would spend €400 million ($451 million) to expand its semiconductor manufacturing resources in three locations. The conglomerate is committed to producing silicon carbide (SiC) components at volume, which has big implications for the auto industry.
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.
Texas Instruments to build 300mm multi-fab complex in home state next year
Texas Instruments recently announced plans to establish a large 300mm chip complex in its home state. The firm wants to invest around $30 billion to establish four fabs on-site, with production to commence in 2025.