Nvidia-ARM merger in doubt as CMA expresses ‘serious’ concerns

Key Insights and Signals in Semiconductor

Centre Setup and Expansion  
Future Technologies and Intel announce the opening of Atlanta Innovation Center
The new 10,000-square-foot facility offers a working environment to develop and test industry 4.0 use cases. Read More>>
Samsung SDI considers building battery factory near Rivian facility in Normal, IL 
Rivian isn’t the only automaker Samsung SDI will be making batteries for at its US-based battery plant. Samsung SDI states that it has been selected to be the main battery supplier for more than 30 vehicle electrification projects and counting. Read More>>
Intel inks deal with Defense Department to bolster chip manufacturing 
The chipmaker will provide commercial foundry services to the Pentagon. Intel joins IBM, Synopsys, and Cadence Design Systems to support the government’s designing and manufacturing needs. Read More>>
Deals and Deal Renewal
Dialog Semiconductor to provide technology for Carnival cruise ships
Partnering with Dialog further enhances the performance of these wearable devices as Carnival can expand the Ocean Platform to power all aspects of the guest experience, service operations, security, health and safety processes. Read More>>
Intel network contract to speed up the deployment of Bharti Airtel-5G services
This collaboration is part of Airtel’s 5G roadmap for India to transform the network from Industry 4.0 to enable customers to enjoy the potential of a hyper-connected world where cloud gaming and virtual/augmented reality become everyday experiences. Read More>>
Intel describes its new CPUs as ‘revolutionary’ with Windows 11 
The new CPUs will be launched later this year, more or less at the same time as Windows 11. Read More>>
Polaris Wireless and Qualcomm collaborate to offer enhanced vertical location for E911 emergency services
The effort takes advantage of Polaris Wireless proven z-axis location technology which is designed to exceed the FCC’s 3-meter z-axis accuracy requirement. Read More>>
Nutanix collaborates with Cyxtera, Intel and other industry-leading technology partners to launch Federal Innovation Lab 
The Innovation Lab is a dedicated space focused on translating technology innovation into proofs of concept to simplify and automate U.S. government agency IT environments for their journey to hybrid multi-cloud. Read More>>
Executive Movement 
Veeco Instruments (VECO) appoints Sujeet Chand to its Board 
In addition to his vast industry experience and leadership qualities, Dr. Chand was identified through a search process in connection with the Board’s desire for increased diversity. Read More>>
Intel’s most senior Israeli executive leaves company following closure of Computer Vision division 
Sagi Ben Moshe was in charge of Intel’s RealSense division, which employs several dozen people in Israel, who are set to be offered alternative positions. RealSense was focused on the development of high-tech cameras and sensors that were built for robotics, digital signage, and 3D scanning. Read More>>
Intel hires Anton Kaplanyan as its new VP of Graphics Research
Kaplanyan’s tech career gained direction in the early 2000s when he coded a light path tracer that ran on a Celeron processor. By 2004 he moved into games development, ending up working with Crytek from 2009 to 2011 on 3D engine advancements, including CryEngine 3. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisitions
Nvidia-Arm merger in doubt as CMA has ‘serious’ concerns 
In a report published on 20th August 2021, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it was concerned the merger would “stifle innovation” in semiconductor markets such as data centers, gaming, and self-driving cars. Read More>>
Samsung second-guessing potential NXP acquisition
If Samsung acquires NXP, then it can sell vehicle components to its existing clients such as BMW and Ford, but a high price and expected tough antitrust review are cited as the two major points pushing Samsung to reconsider its assessment of taking over NXP. Read More>>

Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

  • Increased investments in memory devices and Integrated circuit components are driving technological improvements in the semiconductor sector.  

  • Covid-19 has led to an overall decline in semiconductor market sales across various industries. 

  • Demand for microcontrollers, sensors, and power semiconductors are the key drivers of automotive semiconductor market.  

  • The usage of semiconductors in the healthcare market is increasing due to the revolutionary changes in digitization and automation. 

  • The application of advanced analytics, machine learning, and artificial intelligence is disrupting traditional approaches to manufacturing and operations.  

  • Intel, Qualcomm, and NVIDIA are the key OEMs that provide digital initiatives across APAC, Americas, and EMEA regions.  

  • Major semiconductor players partner with other companies to deliver various applications to increase their productivity and digital capabilities.   

  • HCLInfosysTCS, and UST Global are the major outsourcing partners for Semiconductor Industries.  

  • Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems and AI-Based Chipset are the major focus areas for the semiconductor service providers 

Key Funding Alert

Nvidia is tracking more than 8,500 AI startups through its Inception AI startup program 
This represents roughly two-thirds of all AI startups. The Inception program provides assistance and software for AI startups and is Nvidia’s way of introducing AI companies to its data chips and other hardware products. Read more>>

Startup Spotlight

Company – Elaision
Total Funding  USD 1.74 Mn
About: Elaisian is a precision farming service operating in the Embedded Systems market and focuses on the preservation of olive trees. By a system of algorithms based on a database of agronomic studies, the company can prevent diseases and optimize cultivation processes such as irrigation and fertilization. Read more>>

Latest Reports Published in Draup

Digitization of Semiconductor Industry:The global semiconductor market is expected to reach USD 575 Bn by 2022, with a CAGR of 6.92% from 2020 to 2022.  Increased investments in memory devices and Integrated circuit components are driving technological improvements in the semiconductor sector. Read More>>
North America Semiconductor Industry Analysis: IoT and predictive analytics are having a major impact on North American manufacturing industries. Companies are leveraging other technologies like IoT, AI/ML, Cloud, & 3D Printing for Home Automation, Autonomous Cars, 5G Network Optimization, Smart Energy Meters. Read More>>
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