Renesas to acquire Panthronics to extend connectivity portfolio with near-field communication technology
Key Insights and Signals – Semiconductor
Deals ACM Research receives first purchase order for Ultra C SiC Substrate Cleaning Tool The tool will be used in the production of silicon carbide power devices, which are increasingly being used in electric vehicles, renewable energy systems, and other applications due to their high efficiency and low power consumption. Read More>> Chinas Wuxi Autowell soars on winning bid to supply Longi with Solar Gear Wuxi Autowell Technology has won a bid to supply Longi Green Energy Technology with equipment for making photovoltaic wafers, cells, and panels. The equipment is worth USD 62,5 Million. Read More>> Thorium Space signed a contract with Sivers Semiconductors to develop chipsets The contract is worth USD 1.85 million. Both parties are working together to develop and implement chipsets for the global market for SATCOM ground terminals and digitally defined satellites. Read More>>Partnerships LONGi signs strategic framework agreement for 250MW of Hi-MO 6 modules at PV EXPO Japan Longi Green Energy Technology has signed a strategic framework agreement with Eurus Energy Holdings to supply 250MW of its Hi-MO 6 modules for use in solar power projects in Japan. The deal is part of Longi’s ongoing efforts to expand its presence in the Japanese market, which is seen as a key growth area for the global solar industry. Read More>> Micron & Phison deliver the crucial T700 Gen5 SSDs, the fastest on the planet, with up to 12.4 GB/s transfer speeds Phison has announced a partnership with Micron to offer the fastest storage solutions available in the form of the Crucial T700 series SSDs. The partnership between these two companies has resulted in the development of the Crucial T700 series SSDs, which are powered by Phison’s E26 controller and feature Micron’s cutting-edge memory technology. Read More>>Centre Setup and Expansion Planned Intel building could point to future Oregon factory expansion Intel is planning to construct a new building at its Ronler Acres campus in Hillsboro, Oregon. The new building is expected to be a semiconductor fabrication facility, which suggests that Intel may be considering expanding its manufacturing operations in the state. Read More>>Merger and Acquisition Renesas to acquire Panthronics to extend connectivity portfolio with near-field communication technology The acquisition will enable Renesas to expand its portfolio of connectivity solutions, including NFC readers and controllers, as well as wireless power transfer technology. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of June 2023. Read More>>Executive Movement Akoustis Technologies (AKTS) appoints Michelle L. Petock to its board Ms. Petock will serve on the Strategic Development Committee and the Audit Committee of the Company’s board of directors. Her substantial knowledge, experience, and leadership will be significant assets to the Akoustis board and management team. Read More>>Layoff Qualcomm lays off more workers in San Diego amid smartphone sales slump Qualcomm has cut 79 jobs from its San Diego headquarters as part of efforts to control expenses due to a slowdown in smartphone sales. The latest cuts affect positions across the board, with a concentration on staff engineers, administration, and legal roles. Read More>>
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Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
The photolithography used to produce logic and memory chips is a multi-stage process. Optical Lithography transformed into a high-precision process to produce microchips with light, silicon wafers, and the most precise mirrors in projection optics for ZEISS SMT’s production of semiconductors
The DUV light is generated by excimer lasers; these gas lasers can generate electromagnetic radiations in the ultraviolet wavelength range. With lithography optics, chip manufacturers can expose with nanometer precision in the range of “deep ultraviolet light” with wavelengths of 365, 248, and 193 nanometers.
EUV lithography optics from ZEISS SMT are used in production and focuses on future trends such as autonomous driving, artificial intelligence, and 5G for digitalization. The range of ultraviolet light begins below 400 nanometers EUV lithography uses light with an extremely short wavelength of 13.5 nanometers.
Products – Semiconductor Manufacturing Optics
Deep Ultraviolet Light
Extreme Ultraviolet Light
Laser components and modules
Optics and modules for wafer inspection
Company – Avicena Tech Total Funding – USD 32.96 Mn About – Avicena Tech manufactures ultra-dense, ultra-low power petabit per second optical chip interconnects. Avicena’s optical interconnects revolutionize inter-chip communications and vastly improve the performance of systems that are hampered by legacy chip-to-chip interconnects. Read More>>
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