Tuesday 27 December 2022
Synopsys looks to Vietnam as a source of IC design talents
Global EDA leader Synopsys is eyeing Vietnam as a potential powerhouse of global IC design industry. In August 2022, Synopsys signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Vietnam's...
Monday 5 December 2022
Huawei quietly building own semiconductor ecosystem, eyeing more equipment, materials and support from Taiwan
Huawei is making a low-key entry into multiple semiconductor segments to build its own semiconductor ecosystem, and since mid-2022 the Chinese tech giant has made long-term cooperation...
Thursday 24 November 2022
AI-based EDA tools increasingly crucial for IC design process
With the increasing diversity of end-use applications, IC design houses are facing increasing challenges in product design, and how to shorten the time to market for new products...
Thursday 3 November 2022
SEMICON China Forum: Find ways out under US trade ban
High-profile semiconductor industry leaders in China recently gathered at the just-ended SEMICON China Executive Summit seeking to find ways out for China's future IC development...
Wednesday 26 October 2022
Taiwan IC design houses keen on developing AI chip solutions
Taiwan's IC design houses are spending more resources and efforts on developing AI-related applications to strengthen their competitiveness. They are keen on incorporating AI algorithms...
Tuesday 25 October 2022
US new semiconductor export control to hit China AI and supercomputer R&D, says DIGITIMES Research
The US government launched a new series of control of semiconductor export to China earlier in October - the move is expected to limit the country in designing and obtaining high-performance...
Friday 21 October 2022
Empyrean to acquire fellow China EDA firm
Empyrean Technology recently disclosed plans to acquire fellow China-based EDA software company XinDA Design Automation for US$10 million in cash.
Thursday 20 October 2022
Will Taiwan take over US semiconductor talent leaving China?
US professionals have been banned from helping Chinese companies develop or manufacture chips without prior permits, and it remains to be seen whether those professionals could be...
Monday 17 October 2022
Chilean startup qScire offers innovative solution for ensuring IC throughput reliability
qScire, a startup established by Chilean EDA engineers, has been selected as one of the honorary mentions of the Tech Innovation Excellence (TIE) Award at Taiwan InnoTech Expo 2022...
Monday 19 September 2022
China gearing up to mass purchase IC equipment and materials
Chinese semiconductor firms are moving at full throttle to purchase as many semiconductor equipment and materials as possible from abroad as the US is expected to take tougher measures...
Tuesday 6 September 2022
Chinese foundries brace for further sanctions, but EDA industry remains unprepared
Former US president Donald Trump successfully prevented ASML from shipping its EUV lithography machines to China in 2019, and talks of further extending the ban to DUV machines have...
Tuesday 16 August 2022
Taiwan IC design service companies expect limited impact from new US export bans on China
Taiwan-based ASIC and SoC design service providers, with many engaged in the development of China's homegrown chips and processors, expect limited impacts from tougher US controls...
Monday 15 August 2022
US imposes new export control to push China out of next generation semiconductor competition
The US Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued an interim final rule on August 12 to impose restrictions on four emerging and fundamental technologies,...
Tuesday 28 June 2022
Intento Design secures third round of investment to accelerate commercial deployment
The Paris-based French company, Intento Design, has secured a third round of investment to accelerate its international and commercial deployment on June 22, 2022. Intento Design...
Thursday 9 June 2022
China looks to become self-reliant on EDA software
China is trying to become self-reliant on electronic design automation (EDA) software, with more China-based semiconductor firms beginning to adopt EDA products offered by domestic...