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TSMC has reassured with a commitment to its expansion and investment plans in Taiwan despite reports of a slowdown in expansion in the Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung set to manufacture 28nm chips.
China's cyberspace regulator is going to review Micron's products amid tensions between the U.S. and China over the semiconductor industry. The move is meant to safeguard China's national security.
China is planning to invest $1.9 billion in its biggest maker of memory chips, Yangtze Memory Technologies Co., to renew the influx of capital into the industry that affected by US sanctions.
Singapore aims to win its "fair share" of semiconductor investments amidst growing trade tensions between China and the United States, focusing on semiconductor assembly and design.
Japan joins US and Netherlands in restricting chip exports to China. New regulation comes amid US efforts to boost domestic chip production, including subsidies for semiconductor manufacturing.
Tech companies are reportedly cutting down on chip manufacturing orders to TSMC due to economic slowdown and lower chip demand worldwide. The trend will continue to be seen until Q1 2023.
TSMC has announced that its 3nm technology has successfully entered mass production with good yields. The company is also preparing its Taiwan and Arizona fabs for 2nm chip production for the future.
Dutch officials are reportedly planning to implement new controls on exports of chipmaking equipment to China. This aligns Dutch trade rules with U.S. efforts to restrict China's access to chip tech.
Intel is expected to build a new European chip factory in Veneto, Italy, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter. The area is ideal as it has good rail and road links.
Arm has filed a lawsuit against Qualcomm and its subsidiary Nuvia for allegedly breaching license agreements and trademark infringements. Arm wants Qualcomm to destroy certain Nuvia designs as well.
President Joe Biden has signed the U.S. CHIPS and Science Act that provides subsidies worth $52.7 billion for the country's chip manufacturing industry and helping it compete against China.
Intel has delayed outsourcing its 3nm chip production capacity to TSMC to the second half of 2023. The production was previously moved from the second half of 2022 to the first half of 2023.
Intel is the first chip maker that has placed an order for ASML's High-NA Twinscan EXE:5200 scanner that will allow the company to start using its 18A (1.8nm) fabrication tech starting 2025.
AMD's Mark Papermaster. in a recent interview, stated that he believes the semiconductor market will be back to normalcy in 2023 starting in 2H 2022. Intel and Nvidia also agree with the timeframe.
Chinese tech giant Tencent has revealed that it has a long-term plan for semiconductor chip manufacturing. The company has also reportedly developed three chips till now and plans to develop more.
As part of the US trying to become self-reliant in semiconductor manufacturing, Intel has secured an agreement with the Department of Defense to provide chip fabrication services with the government.