Friday 6 October 2023
With AMD acquiring Xilinx, why is Intel willing to let go of Altera?
AMD CEO Lisa Su recently suggested that an "economic moat" has yet to form in the AI sector, hinting that Nvidia's leading...
Monday 29 August 2022
TSMC, UMC to see 22/28nm chips capacity fully loaded till end-year
TSMC and UMC will see full capacity utilization for 22/28nm processes persist at least throughout 2022, as their capacities vacated by some consumer chip clients are soon filled by...
Wednesday 28 July 2021
IC substrate maker Kinsus posts 2-fold profit jump in 2Q21
IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology saw its net profits for second-quarter 2021 shoot up 202% on year to NT$1.01 billion (US$36.1 million), thanks to substantial improvements...
Friday 13 April 2018
Global tech giants rushing to invest heavily in AI deployments
Despite AI (artificial intelligence) technologies and applications still at a nascent development stage, global tech giants have rushed to invest heavily in making strategic deployments...
Thursday 1 June 2017
IoV and self-driving cars fuel demand for automotive electronics
The growing level of automobile digitalization, especially advances in IoV technologies, is introducing booming opportunities for automotive electronic devices and parts and this...
Tuesday 29 December 2015
Intel completes acquisition of Altera
Intel on December 28 announced that it has completed the acquisition of Altera, a provider of field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology.
Thursday 30 July 2015
Tsunami of M&A deals underway in 2015 chip industry, says IC Insights
In just the first half of 2015 alone, announced semiconductor acquisition agreements had a combined total value of US$72.6 billion, which is nearly 6x the annual average for M&A...
Tuesday 16 June 2015
Commentary: TSMC set to see more competition in 2H15
TSMC chairman Morris Chang's remarks over the company and the semiconductor industry's business outlook have long served as a barometer for the capital market. But market response...
Tuesday 9 June 2015
Intel could also be TSMC customer, says Chang
TSMC is dedicated to providing foundry services for logic IC providers worldwide, and mergers in the industry will have little impact on the foundry's operations, said company chairman...
Tuesday 2 June 2015
Intel to acquire Altera for US$16.7 billion
Intel and Altera have jointly announced a definitive agreement under which Intel would acquire Altera for US$54 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately US$16.7...
Tuesday 7 April 2015
Altera, TSMC develop UBM-free WLCSP packaging
Altera and TSMC have produced an UBM-free (under-bump metallization-free) WLCSP (wafer-level chip scale package) technology for Altera's MAX 10 FPGA products, according to the comp...
Monday 30 March 2015
IHS comments on Intel potential acquisition of Altera
A recent Wall Street Journal report quoted unnamed sources as saying that Intel is in talks to buy Altera. IHS has published its research notes on Intel's potential acquisition...
Wednesday 1 October 2014
Altera announces availability of next-generation, non-volatile MAX 10 FPGAs
Altera has announced the availability of non-volatile MAX 10 FPGAs, Altera's latest addition to its Generation 10 portfolio. Using TSMC's 55nm embedded flash process technology, MAX...
Wednesday 23 April 2014
Altera-TSMC tie-up to bring advanced packaging technology to Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs
Altera and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have signed a cooperation deal that will bring TSMC's patented, fine-pitch copper bump-based packaging technology to Altera's...
Wednesday 5 March 2014
Altera to switch 14nm chip orders back to TSMC, says paper
Altera is expected to have Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) fabricate its next-generation FPGA chips using TSMC's newly implemented 16nm FinFET+ process, instead...
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