What Would The Proposed U.S. Senate Semiconductor Bill Accomplish?

A recent United States senate proposal to increase competitiveness with China within the semiconductor industry has raised interest into what the $52 billion infusion of funding could do for the U.S. as a whole. The focus for this bill would be to modernize and upgrade existing semiconductor fabs in the U.S. as well as building

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Japan’s Renesas Electronics Acquires U.K.’s Dialog Semiconductor for $5.9 Billion in Cash

Renasas Electronics made industry noise on Monday with the purchase of U.K. based Apple supplier Dialog Semiconductor for $5.9 billion. Shares of Dialog went shooting up 21% after news broke of the purchase, according to MarketWatch.com. Dialog was founded in 1985 in Reading, United Kingdom and became very well known in 2007 after becoming the

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While Global Chip Shortage Persists, China Eyes Greater Market Control

With a growing microchip production shortage globally, especially within the United States, China is testing their plan to become an even bigger global player in the microelectronics sector. Asian countries, namely South Korea and Taiwan, already make upwards of 80% of the worlds semiconductor products. “According to the Semiconductor Industry Association, the U.S. accounts for

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Cree Inc. to Rebrand as Wolfspeed

Cree Inc., a Durham, NC based electronics manufacturing company, will be rebranding itself as Wolfspeed. After focusing on LED and lighting, Cree has shifted its focus to semiconductor manufacturing.  Initially, Wolfspeed was a branch within Cree that mainly produced and manufactured silicon carbide materials. After seeing this branch succeed at a much higher rate than

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The most important company you’ve never heard of is being dragged into the U.S.-China rivalry

HSINCHU, Taiwan —   It’s been called Taiwan’s Silicon Shield, and without it much of modern life would cease. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., or TSMC, makes more than half the world’s contracted semiconductor chipsand lies at the center of the technology supply chain, churning out circuitry found in iPhones, Amazon cloud computers, graphics processors that power popular

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