NXP Semiconductors & Ford collaborate to develop next-gen automotive solutions

Key Insights and Signals in Semiconductor

Centre Setup and Expansion  
Amkor to expand capacity with a new factory in Vietnam
The factory’s first phase will focus on providing System in Package (SiP) assembly and test solutions to semiconductor and electronic manufacturing companies. The company estimates that the investment in the first phase of the facility to be between USD 200 million and USD 250 million. Read More>>
Deals and Deal Renewal 
Nvidia debuts ReOpt to optimize supply chain routing with AI   
The software package combines local search heuristics algorithms and “metaheuristics” to optimize vehicle route planning and distribution. ReOpt can improve route planning, warehouse picking, fleet management, and more in logistics to control delivery costs from factories to stores and homes. Read More>>
UnitedSIC deal drives Qorvo into automotive
UnitedSiC will become part of Qorvo’s Infrastructure & Defense Products (IDP) business. Read More>>
Executive Movement
Allegro MicroSystems announces changes to its Board of Directors
The company announced the appointment of Susan Lynch to Allegro’s Board of Directors and its Audit Committee, replacing Christine King, who is leaving the board. Read More>>
Brooks Automation names Frank Casal to its Board of Directors
Mr. Casal most recently served as Vice Chair, Audit for KPMG, LLP, the U.S. member firm of KPMG International (KPMGI). He joins the Brooks Board and Audit Committee. Read More>>
Tessolve joins GlobalFoundries’ design enablement network program
As part of this partnership, Tessolve will collaborate with GF to design and develop silicon solutions, including Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICs), System-on-Chip (SoCs) solutions and test chips, etc.  Read More>>
Intel, Red Hat advance Industry 4.0 ecosystem
Combined efforts include: Developing a reference architecture with Intel ECI that creates an open, scalable platform that combines virtualized and containerized control with AI/ML models with associated hardware acceleration. Read More>>
NXP and Ford collaborate to deliver next-gen connected car experiences
NXP’s vehicle network processors provide secure, in-vehicle networking and enable the gateway to rapidly deploy Over-the-Air (OTA) software updates and new services, while processing and sending deep vehicle data to the cloud to drive continual product improvements and support data-driven services like vehicle health management. Read More>>
Pasadena-based Rockley Photonics collaborates with Caltech to develop the next generation of health monitoring
The scope of the partnership involves a number of divisions and departments at Caltech, including Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, Medical Engineering, Computing and Mathematical Sciences, and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Read More>>
Mergers and Acquisitions
Ambarella acquires Oculii
The acquisition expands Ambarella’s addressable market into radar perception and fusion with its existing edge AI CV perception SoCs for automotive and other IoT endpoint applications, including mobile robotics and security. Read More>>
Digi International acquires Ventus Holdings to simplify enterprise WAN management
The acquisition will enable the company to provide software and subscription service plans along with its award-winning hardware, thereby strengthening its position as a supplier of complete, high-value networking solutions. Read More>>
Intel acquires cloud gaming service RemoteMyApp
“We acquired RemoteMyApp for its leading team of cloud services designers and engineers, and we are excited to welcome the RemoteMyApp team to Intel,” the spokesperson said. “Intel will continue to support RemoteMyApp’s key customers per their contracts.” Read More>>
Lumentum acquires NeoPhotonics in USD 918 Mn deal
The combination will help to accelerate Lumentum’s exposure to and penetration of some of the fastest-growing portions of the market for optical components used in cloud and telecom network infrastructure. Read More>>
Qorvo acquires United Silicon Carbide (UnitedSiC)
The acquisition of United Silicon Carbide expands Qorvo’s reach into the fast-growing markets for electric vehicles (EVs), industrial power, circuit protection, renewables, and data center power. United Silicon Carbide will become part of Qorvo’s Infrastructure & Defense Products (IDP) business and will be led by Dr. Chris Dries. Read More>>
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The increasing demand for faster and advanced memory chips in industrial applications is expected to drive the semiconductor market growth
AI-related semiconductors will generate USD 65 Bn in revenue and also could account for almost 20 percent of all demand

  • Qualcomm acquired NUVIA to improve CPU performance and power efficiency in meeting next-generation 5G computing demands ·
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  • IBM collaborated with Intel for vital research to advance next-generation logic and packaging technologies. This collaboration aims to accelerate semiconductor manufacturing innovation across the ecosystem.
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Key Funding Alert

Density secures USD 125 Mn in Series D funding; acquires Helix Re 
The acquisition further expands its solutions for companies working to create compelling work environments. The company intends to use the funds to grow its global team and support its customer base. The platform allows companies to plan, build, manage, and optimize their real estate portfolios and give employees control of their individual hybrid work experience. Read more>>

Startup Spotlight

Company –  C2Sense  
Total Funding  USD 28.45 Mn
About: AuraTM is C2Sense’s patented technology that enables the company’s solutions for encoding and revealing molecular information. The company’s B2B customers use this invisible information to strengthen their brand by protecting consumers and the environment. Read more>>
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