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Aug 23, 2017
Google touts Titan security chip to market cloud services
Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google this week will disclose technical details of its new Titan computer chip, an elaborate security feature for its cloud computing ...
Samsung Electronics, SK Hynix Create 200 Million Won Fund for Semiconductor Industry
The Korea Semiconductor Industry Association (KSIA) announced today that an investment forum specially devoted to the nurturing of startups and venture capital ...
The Korea Bizwire
China to phase in 14nm semiconductor process in 2018, says top tech master
China is proceeding with systematic deployments in 14nm semiconductor fabrication equipment, process, packaging and materials, which will be fully industrialized ...
IP Biz Changes As Markets Fragment
Semiconductor Engineering sat down to discuss IP protection, tracking and reuse with Srinath Anantharaman, CEO of ClioSoft; Jeff Galloway, CTO of Silicon Creations; ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Gartner Says Demand for 4G Smartphones in Emerging Markets Spurred Growth in Second Quarter of 2017
Global sales of smartphones to end users totaled 366.2 million units in the second quarter of 2017, a 6.7 percent increase over the second quarter of 2016, ...
Microsoft Describes Next Xbox SoC
Microsoft described Scorpio, the SoC inside its Xbox X One. The device, detailed at Hot Chips, aims to balance cost and performance for 4K gaming in a console ...
EE Times
NAND Prices Expected to Continue Rising
Average selling prices (ASPs) for NAND flash memory chips rose b 3 to 10 percent in the second quarter and are projected to continue rising through the third ...
EE Times
Qualcomm developing 3D depth sensing technology
Qualcomm is partnering with its ecosystem partners to develop 3D depth sensing technology, which will be applied to Andriod smartphones powered the Snapdragon ...
Litigation Risk Stalls Sell-off of Toshiba’s Semiconductor Business
Toshiba said that it was litigation risk that delayed a formal contract with the Korea-US-Japan Alliance, which includes SK Hynix, although the alliance was ...
Counterfeit Components: Fake Parts, Real Dangers
Smooth functioning of the supply chain depends on a number of factors, including reducing vulnerability and risk. In the world of electronics, the supply chain is ...
Electronics 360
WSTS Revises Chip Growth Forecast to 17%
The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), a semiconductor firm member organization that tracks chip sales, has revised its forecast for 2017 semiconductor ...
EE Times
WSTS Raises 2017 Chip Market Forecast...Again
Rising prices for memory components have prompted the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization to raise its forecast for global chip market growth in 2017 over 2016 to 17%. This is an uplift from 11.5% growth that WSTS was forecasting for 2017 as recently as June 2017. The forecast has been raised after WSTS was able to insert actual numbers for the second quarter of 2017 ...
EE News Europe
Four Foundries Back MRAM
Four major foundries plan to offer MRAM as an embedded memory solution by this year or next, setting the stage for what finally could prove to be a game-changer ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Intel Says New PC Chip Is 'Once-in-a-Decade' Performance Boost
Intel Corp., the biggest maker of semiconductors, said its new processors are going to deliver the biggest bump in performance that personal computer users have ...
NVMe Will Oust SCSI by 2020
It wasn't long ago that flash storage was reserved for high-demand data only. Now all-flash array adoption is not only outpacing hybrid arrays, but those with NVMe ...
EE Times
Israel's TowerJazz to set up China chip plant with Tacoma Semi
Israeli chipmaker TowerJazz is linking up with Tacoma Semiconductor Technology Co to establish a fabrication plant in Nanjing, China to make 8-inch wide wafers, as it seeks ...
New Solution for Testing Chips Prior to 3D Stacking
Stacking chips on top of each other (aka 3D stacking) is a well-known approach to make more compact and powerful systems. Until now, it was impossible to probe ...
Rambus Adds Security to RISC-V
Startup SiFive announced a new program providing third-party intellectual property blocks for its RISC-V processors. Its first partnership is for security hardware ...
EE Times
Qualcomm to extend tie-up with TSMC, says executive
Qualcomm has been working with Taiwan's semiconductor firms for years, including an almost 10-year collaboration with TSMC, said Sudeepto Roy, VP of engineering ...
Q'comm Details ARM Server SoCs
Qualcomm will describe the custom ARM core inside its first server processor at Hot Chips this week. The Falkor CPU is at the heart of the company's 10-nm Centriq ...
EE Times
Press Releases
SEMI Foundation Celebrates New York United Teachers, Recognizes Volunteers of the Year
The SEMI Foundation today announced that it will be celebrating its 10th anniversary of partnership with New York State United Teachers (NYSUT) on August 22-23 in Latham ...
ZESTRON Americas Announces New Regional Sales Manager
ZESTRON is pleased to announce the addition of Nick Iwata as the new Western Regional Sales Manager. "Mr. Iwata is an excellent addition to our global team," says Sal Sparacino ...
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When was the solar eclipse discovered?
Answer: August 16, 1868. A solar eclipse is also responsible for the discovery of helium. The first piece of evidence for the existence of the second lightest and the second most abundant element known to humans was discovered by the French astronomer Jules Janssen during a total solar eclipse.