Qualcomm India joins hands with Electronics Ministry to support Indian semiconductor startups

Key Insights and Signals in Semiconductor

Center Setup and Expansion
Construction of TSMC’s fab to begin next month  
The construction of the new Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Cos (TSMC) wafer plant in Kaohsiung is all set to begin next month. The presence of TSMC, the world’s largest contract chipmaker, in the park reflects Kaohsiung’s ambition to become a high-tech city. Read More>>
Lam Research opens technology center in Yogin  
The semiconductor manufacturing company has opened Lam Research Korea Technology Centre in the Jigok Industrial Complex in Yongin. More than one hundred scientists and engineers will work at the R&D center, which encompasses an area of 30,000 square meters. Read More>>
Infineon to expand existing backend operations in Indonesia 
The premises close to Infineon’s existing backend manufacturing site include manufacturing buildings that will double Infineon’s production area in Batam. During this expansion, Infineon’s Batam site will also increase its focus on the assembly and test of automotive products. Read More>>
Air Liquide receives Supplier Excellence Award from Texas Instruments  
The award honors companies whose dedication and commitment to supplying products and services meet Texas Instruments’ highest standards for excellence. Read More>>
Apple and Intel will be TSMC’s first customers for N2 lithography  
While Apple’s system-on-chips (SoCs) will employ the N2 chips when the first batch is delivered, experts at China Renaissance Securities believe Intel would adopt TSMC’s N2 for its codenamed Lunar Lake processor’s graphics tile. Read More>>
Qualcomm, MeitY partner to support Indian semiconductor startups  
The collaboration will support a group of promising semiconductor design startups as a part of the government and the industry’s ongoing efforts to encourage innovation in the semiconductor space in India. Read More>>
US cellular, in collaboration with Qualcomm and Inseego, launches 5G mmWave high-speed internet service  
The carrier’s Home Internet+ solution enables seamless video conferencing with hundreds of participants and simultaneous streaming of shows, music, and gaming. The collaborators plan to expand service to dozens of more cities throughout 2022. Read More>>
Executive Movements
Jim Cathey appointed as Qualcomm’s Chief Commercial Officer  
Cathy’s appointment will be effective immediately, and he will report directly to Cristiano Amon, President and CEO of Qualcomm. Previously, Cathey worked as president of Qualcomm businesses in Asia Pacific and India, president of operations in Japan, and a country managed in Taiwan. Read More>>
Semtech recruits a new Chief Marketing Officer 
Julie McGee joins the Camarillo chip maker from Intel Corp., where she held executive positions in finance, marketing, business strategy and supply chain. Her responsibilities with Semtech will include corporate marketing and investor relations. Read More>>
Toshiba Water appoints Hiroaki Kobayashi as chairperson, MD  
Taking over from Koichi Matsui, who headed Toshiba Water operations for over five years, Kobayashi will be responsible for the company’s growth across water & wastewater businesses in India and overseas. Read More>>

Key Funding Alert

Applied Materials invests USD 50 Mn in India  
California-based Applied Materials has invested USD 50 Mn (Rs. 350 crores) to purchase land in Bengaluru’s Whitefield, where it plans to expand its engineering infrastructure. This investment aims to support future product development and R&D, as well as benefit the development of the local supply chain. Read more>>

Startup Spotlight

Company – Paragraf
Total Funding  USD 84.55 Mn
About: Paragraf® is a technology company delivering game-changing, commercial quality, graphene-based electronic devices. Serving the sensor, energy and semiconductor markets, Paragraf has developed graphene electronic devices and is now partnering with visionary companies seeking to take advantage of the unique properties of graphene. Read more>>

Latest Industry Insights from Draup Braindesk

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