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Silicon Wafer Might Be in Great Short Supply in the Next Two Years

  On 2021-06-19 By Kynix,silicon wafer, semiconductor 1
The global semiconductor production capacity is in short supply. As new capacity is gradually opened in the second half of the year, the demand for silicon wafers continues to strengthen and the supply is tight. Silicon Wafer Due to the limited increase in production capacity of global silicon wafers in the second half of the year, semiconductor factories are actively seeking to sign long-term contracts with silicon wafer fabs when the industry generally anticipates that there will be a major  ...

NAND Flash Recovery Begins with Increasing Demand and Supply

  On 2021-06-11 By Kynix,NAND, flash memory, Samsung, SK hynix, semiconductor 1
In the first quarter of 2021, the NAND flash memory market rebounded 4.6% from the previous quarter to $15.3 billion, while bit shipments increased by 12%. Samsung NAND flash memory Leading manufacturers are developing new NAND flash memories with additional layers to reduce bit density and increase manufacturing efficiency. In the first quarter of 2021, 64- to 130-layer bit shipments increased by more than 20%.   Samsung dominates the NAND market revenue share, SK Hynix has the highest ...

What’s the Magic of Apple Carplay?

  On 2021-06-01 By Kynix,Apple, Carplay, automotive 1
According to the latest report from CNBC in the United States, in 2014, Apple launched CarPlay. As of 2020, statistics show that more than 80% of new cars sold in the United States support CarPlay. What’s the magic of Apple Carplay? Apple said last year that in the world, more than 80% of new car sales support CarPlay. This applies to about 600 new models, including cars from Volkswagen, BMW and Chrysler. Toyota, the world's most important car manufacturer, began to support CarPlay in i ...

Could Smart Home Technology Help Prevent Water Damage?

  On 2021-05-25 By Kynix,smart home, high tech, water damage, sensors 1
Water is one of the most critical resources for human life. Nonetheless, it can be very destructive on occasion. Water damage affects nearly 14,000 people in the United States alone, according to industry figures. Smart Home Leaks inside a house, if left unchecked, can easily lead to mold or mildew. If the mold has spread to an area of 10 square feet or more, a professional mold removal company may be needed. Furthermore, this water will cause even more problems for homeowners, such as flood ...
Cameras, radar, or lidar are used in today's specialized driver assistance systems (ADAS). As a consequence, their target objects must be beyond the system's line of sight in order to be identified. This, however, becomes a disadvantage when it comes to emergency vehicles, since they can be heard much earlier than they can be seen, making them invisible to ADAS for a longer period of time. Rear view of red SUV in one-way street detected vehicle left side in the blind spot. Connected car concept ...

ASML Invests 240 billion won to Build a Plant in South Korea

  On 2021-05-18 By Kynix,ASML,lithography, semiconductor 1
According to a report by Korean media BusinessKorea, the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy of Korea announced on May 13 that ASML plans to build a lithography equipment remanufacturing plant and training center in South Korea. The main purpose is to maintain and upgrade EUV lithography machines operating in South Korea. To provide assistance, the new plant is expected to be completed in 2025, with an investment of 240 billion won. The so-called remanufacturing refers to the use of old ma ...

Semiconductor Makers and Users Form a Group to Push for Chip Funding

  On 2021-05-17 By Kynix,electronic news, electronic information, industry trends 1
Semiconductor companies and big businesses that use chips have formed a coalition to push for tens of billions of dollars in federal funding for semiconductor research and manufacturing in the United States. The new group, the Semiconductors in America Coalition, announced its formation on Tuesday amid a global semiconductor shortage that has caused disruptions throughout the economy. Its members include chip makers like Intel, Nvidia and Qualcomm and companies that rely on semiconductors, li ...

Wearable Biofuel Cells Now Produce Electricity from Lactate

  On 2021-05-14 By Kynix,wearable, electricity, semiconductor 1
Wearable electronic devices and biosensors are excellent tools for health monitoring, but finding convenient power sources for them has proven difficult. Now, a group of Japanese scientists has built and tested a wearable biofuel cell array that produces electric power from lactate in the wearer's sweat, paving the way for electronic health monitoring fuelled solely by bodily fluids. It is impossible to deny that the miniaturization of electronic devices has advanced dramatically over the las ...

Qualcomm Is a 5G Winner. Here’s Why the Company’s New CEO Is So Bullish on the Future

  On 2021-05-12 By Kynix,electronic news, electronic information, industry trends 1
Reading Time: 1.5 Minutes Cristiano Amon, the CEO-elect of mobile-phone chip maker Qualcomm, rubs his hands in glee when you ask him to talk about 5G. And for good reason: The speedy new wireless standard is creating boom times for his San Diego–based company, which reported 52% revenue growth in its latest quarter. Next month, the bearded, bespectacled Brazilian, a 25-year veteran of Qualcomm, is taking over the top job from retiring CEO Steve Mollenkopf. Amon has been Qualcomm’ ...

Despite Severe Shortages, Chip Innovation is Hot

  On 2021-05-11 By Kynix,chip shortage, chip innovation, semiconductor 1
The global semiconductor shortage casts a shadow over the plans of automakers and other companies. But for Silicon Valley executives like Aart de Geus, there is a silver lining. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Synopsys, the largest software supplier used by engineers to design chips. This position allowed Mr. Geus to maintain accurate insights into a 60-year-old industry that has only recently revealed its roots.   Now, everyone seems to want Geus's opinion, as shown  ...
The global semiconductor supply chain has been suffering severe capacity constraints since H2 2020 due to pent-up demand in different sectors. Foundry capacity remains largely booked with fully-loaded utilization rates across different process nodes. Our checks suggest some IC design companies have already experienced 30-40% price hikes in certain product categories in 200mm foundries when compared with H2 2020. Therefore, we are looking at a new normal here. TSMC, the largest foundry vendor  ...

Global Chip Shortage Spreads, Home Appliances are Affected

  On 2021-04-27 By Kynix,TSMC, chip shortage, Volkswagen, 1
Suppliers in Asia said that as companies expand their inventory of required semiconductors, the growing global chip crisis is spreading to smartphone, TV and home appliance manufacturers. At the same time, Volkswagen has warned managers that due to global chip shortages, the company's production in the second quarter will be hit harder than in the first quarter. Wayne Griffiths, President of Volkswagen’s Spanish brand Seat, said: “The suppliers and the Volkswagen Group have been t ...

AI Industry Alarmingly Unprepared for Real-world Attack

  On 2021-04-26 By Kynix,electronic news, electronic information, industry trends 1
Reading Time: 1 Minute The report reveals the most critical real-world security threats facing AI and effective countermeasures to protect these systems. The research considers the impact of ongoing regulations concerning AI security in the EU and USA. “Building trust in the security and safety of machine learning is crucial. We are asking people to put their faith in what is essentially a black box, and for the AI revolution to succeed, we must build trust. And we can’t bolt sec ...

Gartner: Global semiconductor revenue increased by 10.4% in 2020

  On 2021-04-23 By Kynix,Gartner, semiconductor 1
According to the preliminary statistics of Gartner, the world's leading information technology research and consulting company, global semiconductor revenue will reach US$466.2 billion in 2020, an increase of 10.4% compared to 2019. Andrew Norwood, vice president of research at Gartner, said: "Driven by market demand for hyperscale customers, personal computers (PCs), ultra-mobile devices, and 5G mobile terminals, memory, GPU and 5G chipsets lead the growth of semiconductors, while automotive ...

Is Intel's Entry into Foundry Business a Risk or a Breakthrough?

  On 2021-04-19 By Kynix,electronic news, electronic information, industry trends 1
Reading Time:1 Minute In the first public speech of Intel’s new CEO Pat Gelsinger, he mentioned that Intel will also open its foundry business and open up its experience in semiconductor design and production to the entire industry, which is also an important part of Intel’s IDM 2.0 plan. The foundry business will become an independent business unit, under the charge of Randhir Thakur, a senior semiconductor veteran and an executive in Applied Materials, who will directly report  ...