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Gartner has revealed that semiconductor revenues won't be as good in 2022 as anticipated during the last quarter. Early figures for 2023 also reveal the sector will see contraction.
Foxconn, best known for assembling Apple's iPhone, has partnered up with US's NXP Semiconductors for developing platforms for EVs. The companies also aim to significantly lower manufacturing costs.
Chinese semiconductor industry has slowed down by 4.2% following Covid-19 lockdown in Shanghai. The output has shrunk for the first time after Q1 2019 due to low demand and strict preventive measures.
Intel has formed an alliance with Micron, Analog Devices, and MITRE Engenuity. The firms want to work together to boost semiconductor research, development, and prototyping while protecting IP.
High demand for tech and supply chain chaos has resulted in chip shortages across the world. However, companies can't make more chips since now they are facing a shortage of chip-making tools.
Intel and Micron CEOs have urged the US Government for granting subsidies under the CHIPS Act. Intel's previously announced plans, however, depend on whether the government grants this or not.
In a blog post, Intel has announced that it will acquire Israel-based company Tower Semiconductor for $4.5 billion in cash. Intel says that the acquisition is a key part of its IDM 2.0 strategy.
The EU Commission has announced a comprehensive set of measures called the "European Chips Act" that will bolster Europe's semiconductor chip-making capabilities while reducing dependency on Asia.
Intel has chosen Ohio's Licking County as the site of two new semiconductor factories that it plans to build by 2025. The company will spend $20 billion and create 20,000 direct and indirect jobs.
Intel is investing $7 billion by expanding and improving its Malaysian semiconductor packaging facility. The new packaging will not only reduce costs but also improve performance and power.
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.
Samsung will build a semiconductor factory in Taylor, Texas after local government wooed the Korean firm with support in the form of tax breaks. It'll also establish a skills center in the city.
Intel's CEO Pat Gelsinger has ruled out the UK as the site for the firm's European factory. He said the company is considering 70 proposals from 10 countries inside the European Union.
The automotive industry could be losing more than $200 billion in revenue this year due to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage. The figure is much higher than what was earlier predicted.
The industry is currently struggling with a global chip supply crisis but Goldman Sachs' Andrew Tilton believes that things will soon be better as we move into the second half of the year.
Gartner has said that the worldwide semiconductor market saw revenue drop in 2019 compared to 2018. Most semiconductor firms saw negative growth except Intel and Apple which leapfrogged competitors.
Samsung has posted a strong earnings guidance for this quarter, saying that it made over $50 billion in sales. It also boasts nearly $15 billion in operating profit, likely due to its chip business.
Providing higher performance and power efficiency over the older 10nm FinFET process, Samsung noted that the 8nm process should become production-ready after qualifying the initial testing.
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