Nordic to acquire Mobile Semiconductor to bolster Bluetooth and cellular IoT chip designs

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Center Setup and Expansion
MediaTek to set up a design center in Indiana 
The company plans to create a new design center in Indiana in partnership with Purdue University. MediaTek announced it would receive USD 1.4 Mn from the state for the center. Read More>>
TSMC Japan completes clean room construction in AIST Tsukuba Center 
TSMC constructed its clean room in the Tsukuba Center of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. The TSMC Japan 3DIC R&D Center will pursue research into the next generations of three-dimensional silicon stacking and advanced packaging technologies. Read More>>
Samsung Electro-Mechanics is in talks with Tesla to possibly supply camera modules 
The company announced that it is in talks with Tesla Inc to possibly supply camera modules but cannot reveal the deal size or amount. Samsung Electro-Mechanics will continue to work on advancing and diversifying its camera modules. Read More>>
Merger and Acquisition
Nordic Semiconductor to acquire U.S. memory specialist mobile semiconductor 
The company agreed to acquire mobile semiconductor, a privately held U.S. company specializing in highly optimized embedded memory technology for microcontrollers and Systems-on-Chip. Read More>>
Renesas and Cyberon partner to deliver Integrated Voice User interface solutions 
The company partnered to deliver voice user interface solutions for customers using Renesas’ entire RA MCU line. Renesas is making a Voice Reference Hardware Platform available to enable rapid prototyping and development of voice interfaces. Read More>>
Taiwanese MediaTek to partner with Purdue University 
The company partnered with Purdue University to build a new chip design center in West Lafayette in the University’s Discovery Park District. MediaTek wants to work jointly with Purdue to create a new chip design focus on their education and research on next-generation computing and chip design. Read More>>
Financial and Market Activity
FormFactor to announce second-quarter 2022 financial results on July 27th 
The company announced the financial results for its 2022 fiscal second quarter on July 27. It is a leading provider of essential test and measurement technologies along the entire IC life cycle – from metrology and inspection, characterization, modeling, reliability, and design de-bug to qualification and production tests. Read More>>
Lattice Semiconductor schedules second quarter 2022 results 
The company will hold its second quarter 2022 conference call on August 1, 2022. Jim Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Sherri Luther, Chief Financial Officer, will discuss Lattice Semiconductors’ financial results and business outlook. Read More>>
Executive Movements
SMIC Executive VP and Core Technician Zhou Meisheng retires 
The company announced that Zhou Meisheng, Executive Vice President of Technology Research & Development and a core technician of the company, has retired. In addition, Jin Da and Yan Dayong have now been identified as the core technical personnel of the company. Read More>>
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