Japan is under great pressure to find solutions to revive its semiconductor industry, as the ongoing chip shortages and high semiconductor supply chain disruption risks remain major challenges for governments around the world.
Rapid growth of the new energy vehicle (NEV) market and rising demand for analog chips used in automotive electronics is promoting the expansion of global analog chip manufacturers, including Chinese chipmakers.
Tata's subsidiary Tejas Networks has announced its acquisition of Bengalore-based fabless IC startup Saankhya Labs to build a global telecom equipment company, indicating accelerated investments from Tata Group in the semiconductors sector.
US-China Tech War: Top Chinese Chipmakers Push Ahead with Expansion Plans Despite Political Tensions, Talk of Supply Glut
China’s top chip foundries are pushing ahead with capacity expansion plans, helped by record-high revenues and profits on the back of strong demand and in the face of U.S. threats to further restrict their access to advanced technologies.
Chip demand is slowing, TSMC chairman Mark Liu told the Nikkei earlier today, citing slowdowns in “smartphones, PCs, and TVs, especially in China, the biggest consumer market.”
Arm is transferring most of its stake in Arm China to owner Softbank to facilitate its IPO planned for next March.
Ultra–low power AI accelerator startup Syntiant has closed a funding round of $55 million, bringing the company’s total raise to $120 million.
Demand for consumer electronics including smartphones, PCs and TVs has been hurt by China’s lockdowns, the head of the world’s biggest contract chipmaker said, adding to concerns about the economic impact of the country’s measures to contain Covid-19.