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Nov 20, 2017
Chips In China
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The Chinese semiconductor industry is undergoing radical change. The national imperative is to increase self-sufficiency in semiconductors dramatically in the next few years, because while China is the world's fastest-growing semiconductor market, it currently must import about 80% of the chips used in equipment manufactured by Chinese OEMs. Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province in southwestern China ...
Semiconductor Engineering
iPhone X's TrueDepth Module Dissected
Although experts in the imaging industry are aware of a complex "TrueDepth" module that Apple has devised for its iPhone X, most other details inside the device's ...
EE Times
What's What In Advanced Packaging
Ever open the body of your smartphone (perhaps unintentionally) and see small, black rectangles stuck on a circuit board? Those black rectangles are packaged ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Marvell Technology clinches roughly $6 billion deal to buy Cavium
Chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd has agreed to acquire smaller peer Cavium Inc for around $6 billion, as it seeks to expand in the networking equipment sector ...
Reuters
Qualcomm set to win conditional Japanese antitrust okay for NXP deal
U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm is set to win "imminent" Japanese antitrust clearance for its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors and gain Europe's approval ...
Reuters
Broadcom closes $5.5 billion Brocade deal
Broadcom Ltd said it closed its acquisition of network gear maker Brocade Communications Systems Inc, giving it a larger share of the data center products market. ...
Reuters
The Week In Review: Manufacturing
For some time, DRAM shortages have plagued the market. Today, the situation remains the same. DRAMs are seeing strong demand. But yet, vendors are not adding any ...
Semiconductor Engineering
China IC design revenues to surge 28% to CNY194 billion in 2017
The annual revenues of China's IC design industry are estimated to surge 28.15% on year to US$29.26 billion in 2017, accounting for more than one third of the aggregate ...
Digitimes
Beating IoT Big Data With Brain Emulation
To beat Big Data, according to German electronics company Robert Bosch, we need to tier the solution by making every level smart -- from edge sensors to concentration ...
EE Times
Taiwan R&D Group Rolls AI for Fault Prediction
Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), one of the world's largest high-tech research institutions, has introduced AI software that can predict ...
EE Times
Chip gear maker Applied Materials posts strong results, forecast
Applied Materials Inc reported better-than-expected quarterly results and gave a strong current-quarter forecast as the world's largest supplier of tools to make ...
Reuters
IBM: Copper Interconnects Here to Stay
When aluminum interconnects became too slow for complementary metal oxide semiconductors (CMOS) at the 180 nanometer node, IBM led the way to the now universally ...
EE Times
Press Releases
Indium Corporation Announces New Corporate Leadership
Indium Corporation has promoted Greg Evans to CEO, and Ross Berntson to President and COO. Former CEO and company owner William Macartney III will continue serving ...
Indium Corporation
(Not) breaking the barrier to foldable OLED displays
With today's smartphones, tablets and laptops, there always seems to be a compromise: do you choose a bigger display for a better experience or a smaller, more portable ...
Holst Centre
         
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What company was the first to fit one million transistors onto a single microchip?
Answer: In 1989, Intel squeezed one million transistors onto a single microchip, the 486.