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.