GlobalFoundries will invest $1.4 billion this year to raise output at three factories in the United States, Singapore and Germany, as a global shortage of semiconductors has boosted demand for chips, its chief executive said.
China is vastly increasing investment in semiconductors. In 2020, cash flowing into China’s semiconductor firms amounted to RMB 227.6 billion (around $35.2 billion) through the primary and secondary markets, a stunning 407% increase from the previous year, according to TechNode’s research.
An online merchant spent 18 months and $200,000 in legal fees fighting Amazon.com after it booted him off the shopping platform and seized his inventory. In the end, he received about half the $1.4 million in restitution requested. But he did get something few of his colleagues ever do: acknowledgment that the world’s largest online retailer treated him unfairly.
TAIPEI -- Computer maker Acer and key tech suppliers are warning that the global shortage of electronic components is worsening, potentially hampering the PC industry's growth this year despite strong demand."We are continuously facing a condition that demand always exceeds supply," Acer Chairman and CEO Jason Chen said on Wednesday.
AUSTIN — Even though power was restored to most of Texas last week, several semiconductor fabricators are still working to get back up and running - and it could take several more days or weeks. It’s a major setback to an industry that’s already having trouble keeping up with demand.
The seemingly unstoppable rise of connected electronic devices has been accompanied by an increased risk of counterfeit spare parts that can put devices and users at risk of damage, injury or data leakage. To tackle the problem, semiconductor specialist Infineon has introduced a new anticounterfeit chip...
The University of Missouri in the US has been awarded a US patent on a way to detect counterfeit electronic components using a technique called microwave reflectometry.
Huawei and the threat it poses to security may grab more headlines, but the semiconductor industry that underwrites the much-debated 5G transition — and nearly every technological advancement we see ahead of us — is an issue of even more vital importance. Both the United States and China recognize this.
On Wednesday, President Joe Biden ordered a review of the U.S. supply chain to address the global semiconductor shortage. The White House’s 100-day review includes evaluating the country’s ability to source microchips, electric vehicle batteries, pharmaceuticals, and strategic materials.
President Biden on Wednesday formally ordered a 100-day government review of potential vulnerabilities in U.S. supply chains for critical items, including computer chips, medical gear, electric-vehicle batteries and specialized minerals.