Intel opens a lab in Seoul to work with Samsung and SK Hynix on memory issues

Key Insights and Signals – Semiconductor

STMicroelectronics and Sanan Optoelectronics forge USD 3.2 Bn SiC Manufacturing joint venture in China
STMicroelectronics’ unique SiC manufacturing process technology will be used by the Joint Venture to build SiC devices for the domestic market. Read More>>
Elmos taps Intellias to gain software expertise
Elmos and Intellias partner for automotive software development, enabling comprehensive hardware-software solutions. Collaboration enhances efficiency, quality, and safety in critical vehicle functions. Joint expertise brings innovative semiconductor solutions with added software to the automotive industry. Read More>>
Centre Setup and Expansion
Intel opens a lab in Seoul to work with Samsung and SK Hynix on memory issues
Intel has opened the Advanced Data Center Development Lab in Seoul, South Korea. The lab will collaborate with local memory manufacturers like Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix to certify memory modules and chips for compatibility with Intel CPUs. The location choice aligns with South Korea’s concentration of major RAM manufacturers. Read More>>
TSMC considering a second chip plant in Kumamoto
It will focus on mature manufacturing processes. TSMC is currently constructing a USD 8.6 billion wafer plant in Kikuyo, Kumamoto Prefecture, with mass production scheduled to start in 2024. Read More>>
GlobalFoundries and STMicroelectronics finalize the agreement
They will establish a jointly operated semiconductor manufacturing facility in Crolles, France. The collaboration aims to strengthen the European FD-SOI ecosystem and cater to key markets such as automotive, industrial, IoT, and communication infrastructure. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Analog Devices appoints Stephen Jennings to its Board of Directors
Jennings previously served as a senior Strategy Principal at Deloitte and chaired the Board of AspenTech. His appointment expands ADI’s Board to 12 members. Read More>>
Product Launch
Vishay Intertechnology Automotive Grade Photovoltaic MOSFET Driver features an integrated turn-off circuit in a compact SOP-4 package
The VOMDA1271 offers fast switching times, and high open circuit output voltage and is AEC-Q102 qualified. It is suitable for EV and HEV applications such as pre-charge circuits, wall chargers, and BMS. Read More>>
Intel introduces 2 new GPUs with Dolby Vision support
Intel released Dolby Vision-capable Arc Pro A60 and Pro A60M GPUs. The desktop workstation A60 GPU and mobile A60M GPU will be introduced shortly. The GPUs offer HDR, video encoding/decoding, ray tracing, graphics acceleration, and machine learning. Read More>>
Financial and Market Activity
AT&S Austria Technologie & Systemtechnik releases annual financial report
The annual financial report for the year ending March 31, 2023, shows revenue of USD 1.9 Mn, an increase from the previous year. The company’s gross profit was USD 296,455, and the operating result was USD 157,801. The profit for the year was USD 147,514. Read More>>
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Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

Silicon Photonics Equipment
  • Integra Technologies is keen on expanding its Silicon Photonics Equipment, which is used for data transfer between microchips and through optical rays.       
  • This equipment combines fiber optics, optical waveguides, and laser frequency light waves to carry far more data than traditional copper conductors, to support faster data transfer rates between data centers.          
  • Integra Technologies made the investment in this and other silicon photonics equipment to support a market that accounted for USD 0.8 Billion in 2019 and is expected to reach USD 3.77 Billion by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 21.4% during the forecast period.
Semiconductor Service Expansion
  • Integra Technologies focuses on developing highly specialized, mission-critical semiconductor components and related value-added services for high-reliability (Hi-Rel) applications.                                             
  • Integra provides a span of in-house services and capabilities to support a wide variety of Hi-Rel components throughout the entire value-added life-cycle – from prototyping through testing and volume production.    
  • Integra specializes in semiconductor die prep, packaging, assembly, test, reliability qualification, DPA, and FA service for high-reliability applications.

Key Funding Alert

France to provide USD 3 Bn in aid for new STMicro/GlobalFoundries factory
The investment is part of France’s USD 5.9 Bn package for microchip sector investments by 2030. The move aligns with global efforts to reduce reliance on Asian suppliers. The EU and the US are offering subsidies for domestic chip factories. Read More>>

Start-up Spotlight 

Company – Radical Semiconductor
Total Funding – USD 4.93 Mn
Radical Semiconductor is a seed-stage startup developing analog cryptographic IDs to defend against quantum and physically invasive attacks from the ground up. It was founded in 2019 by Zachary Belateche and is headquartered in Studio City, California. Read More>>

Latest Reports Published in Draup

Applied Materials Group Account Intelligence Report
Applied Materials aims to develop cutting-edge technologies to help chipmakers produce high-performance chips more efficiently by introducing several innovative products. Read More>>
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