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Samsung Electronics' storage business is expected to experience a loss of 10 trillion won in 2023

According to BusinessKorea, due to the decline of the semiconductor industry, the institution predicts that Samsung Electronics' Device Solutions (DS) department responsible for the semiconductor business will experience a loss of over 10 trillion Korean won in 2023.


Renesas Electronics Launches R-CarS4 Starter Kit to Realize Rapid Software Development of Automobile Gateway System

Renesas Electronics, the global semiconductor solution provider, today announced the launch of a new development board for the automotive gateway system - R-Car S4 Starter Kit. As a low-cost and easy-to-use development board, it is used for the software development of Rexa R-Car S4 System on Chip (SoC), which provides high computing performance and a series of communication functions for cloud communication and safe vehicle control. Compared to the existing R-Car S4 reference board, the new entry-level kit is a lower cost and easy-to-use choice, building a complete development environment that includes evaluation boards and software. Engineers can easily start preliminary evaluations of applications such as automotive servers, internet gateways, and connection modules using the new kit, enabling rapid application development.


According to the news, Samsung Electronics' 4nm OEM yield will exceed 75%

According to sources, in April this year, Samsung Electronics had increased the yield of the 4-nanometer process from about 60% to at least 70%. Recently, there have been further reports that Samsung Electronics has further improved the yield rate of this manufacturing process, currently exceeding 75%.


Intel Announces Termination of Direct Investment in NUC Business

Recently, Intel has sent an email confirming that it will not make further investments in the NUC business unit. This department is responsible for developing a variety of products, including mini PCs, notebook reference systems, etc., which were subsequently confirmed by Intel in the subsequent official statement.


Infineon Launches Two New XENSIV Pressure Sensors

Infineon Technologies Co., Ltd. launched two new XENSIVs for automotive applications ™ Air pressure (BAP) sensors: KP464 and KP466. KP464 is mainly designed for engine control management, while KP466 BAP sensors are mainly used for seat comfort functions.


SIA: Global semiconductor sales in May decreased by 21.1% year-on-year to $40.7 billion

Recently, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released a report stating that global semiconductor industry sales in May 2023 were $40.7 billion (currently approximately RMB 294.261 billion), an increase of 1.7% compared to $40 billion in April 2023; But it is 21.1% lower than the $51.7 billion in May 2022.


Intel plans to launch Granite Rapids-D chips next year

According to Computer Base, Intel plans to release Granite Rapids-D chips using the Intel Process 3 process in 2024.


Renesas Electronics and Wolfspeed signed a 10-year silicon carbide wafer supply agreement

Renesas Electronics, a Japanese automotive chip manufacturer, announced a wafer supply agreement with Wolfspeed, an American semiconductor manufacturer. Renesas Electronics will deliver a deposit of US $2 billion to ensure the 10-year supply commitment of Wolfspeed silicon carbide bare wafers and epitaxial wafers. The 10-year supply agreement requires Wolfspeed to supply 150 mm silicon carbide bare wafers and epitaxial wafers produced on a large scale to Renesas Electronics from 2025.


Nexperia Launches New 600V Single Tube IGBT

Nexperia, a high-capacity production expert in the field of basic semiconductor devices, announced today that it will enter the Insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) market with the 600 V device series, and the 30A NGW30T60M3DF will be the first to enter the market. Nexperia has added IGBT to its vast product portfolio, meeting the growing market demand for efficient high-voltage switching devices, as well as performance and cost requirements. These devices help improve power density in power conversion and motor drive applications, including industrial motor drives (such as servo motors of 5 to 20 kW (20 kHz)), robots, elevators, machine operators, industrial automation, power inverters, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), photovoltaic (PV) series components, EV charging, and induction heating and welding.


Microchip announced an investment of approximately $300 million in India to expand its business layout

Microchip Technology Inc., the world's leading provider of intelligent, interconnected and secure embedded control solutions, today announced the launch of a multi-year investment plan, which plans to invest about 300 million dollars to expand its business in India, one of the fastest growing centers of the Semiconductor industry in the world.


Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Issues Implementation Opinions to Improve the Reliability of Electronic Components

The Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Finance, and the State Administration for Market Regulation recently jointly issued the "Implementation Opinions on Improving the Reliability of the Manufacturing Industry", proposing to focus on key industries such as machinery, electronics, and automobiles, benchmark the advanced level of similar international products, supplement the reliability shortcomings of basic products, and improve the reliability level of complete equipment, focusing on the strategic goal of building a strong manufacturing and quality country, Strengthen the team of reliability professionals and form a group of manufacturing enterprises with high product reliability, strong market competitiveness, and significant brand influence.


Toshiba Launches 100V N-Channel Power MOSFET

Recently, Toshiba announced the launch of the 100V N-channel Power MOSFET "TPH3R10AQM" manufactured by Toshiba's latest generation of U-MOS X-H process. The new product is suitable for applications such as switch circuits and hot swappable circuits on industrial equipment power lines used in data centers and communication base stations. This product supports bulk shipment starting today.


Samsung Electronics may mass produce 2nm in 2025 and expand to automotive chips in 2027

Samsung Electronics is one of the world's leading chip manufacturing companies and is currently strengthening its competitiveness in the field of chip foundry. Recently, the company has released a clear roadmap with plans to capture more market share in the coming years.


The storage chip industry is expected to recover, and DRAM contract prices may increase by 7% -8%

DRAM's original factory is currently facing long-term losses and recession, and the market generally believes that prices have fallen to the bottom, and a wave of price increases by giants seems to be brewing. Industry insiders have revealed that in the face of the traditional peak season in the industry, the three major factories are planning to increase the contract prices of DRAM for the next quarter, with a target increase of 7% -8%. (Note: The three original manufacturers generally refer to Samsung, SK Hynix and Micron.)


Meguiar plans to build its first semiconductor factory in India with a total investment of 2.75 billion US dollars

Micron Technology, an American memory chip company, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Indian government on Wednesday local time to build a semiconductor factory in India, which is also the company's first factory in India.


IBM invests over 30 billion yuan to acquire FinOps software giant Apptio

Recently, IBM announced the acquisition of FinOps software giant Apptio for $4.6 billion (approximately RMB 33.304 billion).


It is reported that Samsung will start mass production of HBM chips in the second half of this year

Another storage giant is accelerating its HBM layout to meet the growing demand for AI servers, once again driving the growth of the HBM market after Hanmi Semiconductor. It is reported that Samsung Electronics will begin mass production of High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) chips in the second half of this year to meet the continuously growing artificial intelligence (AI) market.


Japanese EUV photoresist giant JSR agrees to be acquired by the state

It was previously reported that JSR, the Japanese semiconductor equipment manufacturer, said that it was considering an acquisition proposal proposed by the INCJ (JIC), a government private fund. Just yesterday, the management of JSR had accepted the agency's acquisition invitation of about 1 trillion yen, which meant that JSR became a state-owned enterprise again after many years of restructuring and privatization.


South Korea set up a 300 billion won fund to help the chip industry, and Samsung and SK Hynix promised to inject capital

According to reports, South Korea is actively promoting the development of the chip industry and plans to establish a new fund with an investment scale of 300 billion Korean won to promote the development of related enterprises.


Intel plans to mass produce 1.8nm technology in 2024

Recently, Intel has frequently launched significant actions. Firstly, within just three days, it announced investment plans totaling over $60 billion. Subsequently, the company announced its most significant transformation plan since its establishment, splitting its internal wafer manufacturing business into independent operations and opening up foundry services. Among them, the 18A process node is the key to this plan.


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