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Highlights of the day: Foldable-screen notebook development gaining momentum

Notebooks with foldable screens may hit store shelves by the end of 2021. Intel has been developing foldable-screen notebooks, with development reaching the final stage. Meanwhile, China-based foundry SMIC reportedly has obtained permission from the US for buying equipment for use in mature-node processes. Despite the US-China trade war, Silicon Catalyst, an incubator focused exclusively on semiconductor solutions, maintains in an interview by Digitimes that inventors know no borders.

Intel-powered foldable-screen notebooks to become available in 2H21: Intel has reportedly continued to push the development of foldable-screen notebooks with the devices having a good chance to hit store shelves by the end of 2021, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.

SMIC reportedly gets US license for mature manufacturing process: China's SMIC has reportedly received US licenses to import equipment for use in mature-node processes, which may help relieve the global 8-inch foundry capacity shortages, according to industry sources.

Semiconductor knows no borders: Q&A with Silicon Catalyst partners: While many might be deterred by the hefty costs of starting a semiconductor company, there are still many other entrepreneurs with a silicon dream knocking on the door of Silicon Catalyst (SC), an incubator and accelerator for semiconductor startups.

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