Wednesday 15 November 2023
Imec unveils a publicly accessible 'virtual fab' in an effort to realize net zero in chip fabrication
Belgium-based semiconductor research center Imec has launched on November 14 a freely accessible version of its web application imec.netzero virtual fab. Imec developed imec.netzero...
Friday 3 November 2023
Government accepts donation of 12-inch wafer fab equipment to bolster Taiwan's chip-driven innovation
In a significant development for the 10-year Taiwan Chip-Driven Industrial Innovation Program (TCIIP), certain businesses have expressed their willingness to donate 12-inch wafer...
Friday 6 October 2023
Imec team showcases datacom transceiver breakthrough on SiPh platform
Researchers from IDLab, an Imec research group at Ghent University, Belgium, presents an optical receiver capable of 200Gbps data rate at the European Conference on Optical Communication...
Friday 22 September 2023
Taiwan rolls out first scalable photonic quantum computer prototype
Taiwan has advanced significantly in developing quantum computing technology, as a National Central University research team on studying the feasibility of executing the Shor algorithm...
Monday 11 September 2023
3D chiplets to steer the next advanced packaging trend
Advanced packaging and testing have become the hottest topics in the semiconductor industry in 2023, with TSMC's CoWoS packaging technology experiencing extremely high demand due...
Monday 4 September 2023
Rapidus breaks ground on 2nm chip fab
Rapidus recently held a groundbreaking ceremony at Chitose Bibi World, an industrial park in Chitose City, Hokkaido, where its IIM-1 fab to develop and manufacture advanced semiconductors...
Wednesday 30 August 2023
SK Hynix accelerates high-NA DRAM development, with trial production set for 2024
After achieving breakthroughs in production technologies for high bandwidth memory (HBM) and 300-layer NAND flash chips, SK Hynix is accelerating the development of the next-generation...
Friday 30 June 2023
IMEC and ASML to develop High-NA EUV pilot line for sub-2nm process technology
Belgium-based Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), a world-renown research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics and digital technologies, signed an MOU on June 28 to intensify...
Monday 19 June 2023
Autonomy and regionalization jeopardize the "neutrality" underpinning chip industry growth
As geopolitical competition and the concept of national security gain a technological dimension, fueled by US-China rivalry and the post-pandemic supply chain disruption, semiconductors,...
Wednesday 17 May 2023
GF, Samsung, and TSMC join Imec's Sustainable Semiconductor Technologies & Systems program
Imec, the Belgium-based semiconductor research hub, announced on May 16 that GlobalFoundries, Samsung Electronics, and TSMC have joined its Sustainable Semiconductor Technologies...
Thursday 2 February 2023
Imec co-integrates high-quality SiN waveguide technology with its active silicon photonics platform
On January 31, Belgium-based semiconductor research hub Imec announced that it demonstrated co-integration of its high-quality silicon nitride waveguide technology with its silicon...
Thursday 26 January 2023
Japan chip development policy highlights security and revitalization
The Japanese government has set its semiconductor development policy based on two major principles - security and revitalization, shifting from relying entirely on domestic companies...
Monday 19 December 2022
New Japan chipmaker Rapidus faces challenges to mass produce 2nm chips by 2027
Japan's newly founded advanced chips manufacturing company Rapidus aims to develop 2nm chips mass production technology through cooperation with mainly the US and foray into the foundry...
Wednesday 7 December 2022
Imec to cooperate with Japan's Rapidus on 2nm technology
Belgium-based microelectronics research hub Imec has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation (MOC) with Japan's newly formed semiconductor champion Rapidus Corp.
Wednesday 9 November 2022
Reliance, HCL reportedly to invest in chip fab via ISMC
As the Indian government is keen to develop a semiconductor ecosystem amid its growing demand for electronics and the global supply chain relocation, big local conglomerates are reportedly...
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