Semiconductors

Apple’s proprietary system-on-chip

Apple’s proprietary system-on-chip (SoC) for driving Mac OS’ was introduced at Apple’s annual developer event WWDC2020 on the 23rd under the name of Apple Silicon. “This is a historic day for the MacOS family,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Currently, Intel-based MacOS products are also being developed (in the pipeline),”… Read More »Apple’s proprietary system-on-chip

Top semiconductor companies expect decreased sales in Q2. China’s fab and fabless latecomers hold strong.

Sales of latecomers in China’s foundry are expected to increase in the second quarter of this year. Sales of  Chinese UMC and SMIC from Taiwan are expected to increase 3% and 4% QoQ, respectively. UMC and SMIC’s global foundry market share is fourth and fifth respectively. Taiwan’s TSMC, the world’s… Read More »Top semiconductor companies expect decreased sales in Q2. China’s fab and fabless latecomers hold strong.

SK Telecom plans to establish medical semiconductor factory in Korea

SK Telecom (subsidiary of SK Innovation) announced on the 5th May that it will establish a medical semiconductor factory in Korea with Nano-X, an Israeli medical imaging equipment company. The factory will make semiconductors to be used in digital X-ray generators. NanoX’s digital X-ray generator uses semiconductors to generate X-rays.… Read More »SK Telecom plans to establish medical semiconductor factory in Korea

Semes strong Q1 fares well for rebound in semiconductors investments

SEMES is the largest South Korean semiconductor & display equipment manufacturing company and Samsung Electronics’ subsidiary. Semes performance graph is rebounding to the ‘V’ shape, which also means that Samsung Electronics’ semiconductor investment is resuming. According to the Q1 2020 report Semes recorded sales of 536.3 billion won and operating… Read More »Semes strong Q1 fares well for rebound in semiconductors investments

Image sensors with AI Chips

In May 2020, Sony released the “intelligent vision sensor”, which has an embedded AI processing capacity. Since AI processing is performed offline, it is possible to reduce data transfer delays and communication costs related to cloud based computations. The new product has a laminated structure in which a pixel chip… Read More »Image sensors with AI Chips

SK Hynix shares sensitive data with research institute in real time

SK Hynix decided to share technical data with external organisation for the first time in history to enhance competitiveness. The partner to share data with is  Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Both sides will jointly work to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to improve semiconductor performance. On the… Read More »SK Hynix shares sensitive data with research institute in real time