A founding father of semiconductor safety

By By David H. Freedman 09.22.2022 0 //php echo do_shortcode(‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’) ?> When Ed Sawicki returned from Vietnam in 1971, he faced a struggle. “I felt completely lost, and I was drinking heavily,” he says. “I knew I needed to pull my life back together, but I wasn’t sure how.” … Read more

4 Strategies for Sustainable Semiconductor Manufacturing

//php echo do_shortcode(‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’) ?> Semiconductor manufacturing has an enormous carbon footprint, from the mining processes used to extract and refine the component materials to the chip fabrication steps themselves. Sustainability, however, doesn’t just apply to shrinking carbon footprints. The sustainability imperative provides a unique opportunity for semiconductor companies to … Read more

Circuit Editing Evolves to Meet Semiconductor Needs

What you’ll learn: What circuit edit is and the financial and time-saving benefits in product development. Next-generation semiconductors and their potential impact on circuit edit. How advances in circuit-edit solutions can help address the challenges encountered by circuit-edit professionals. In this Q&A, Editor Bill Wong talks with Thermo Fisher’s David Akerson, Senior Global Market Development … Read more

Ennostar to Become No.1 Compound Semiconductor Investment Platform

// php echo do_shortcode (‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’)?> Ennostar showcases advanced technologies at Touch Taiwan Ennostar, in pursuit of its goal of becoming the “No.1 compound semiconductor investment platform”, led its five subsidiaries, EPISTAR, Lextar Electronics, Unikorn Semiconductor, Yenrich Technology Corporation, and Prolight Opto to participate in Touch Taiwan from April 27 … Read more

Top 5 data sets showing the US dominance in the semiconductor industry

A few days ago, the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) released the 2020 version of the Factbook. The report shows the strength and prospects of the US semiconductor industry with more details. There are a couple of major players in the global semiconductor industry. The US, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan and parts of Europe all have … Read more

Top 10 semiconductor companies in the world (2021)

Recently, IC Insights, a world-renowned semiconductor data analysis organization, updated its second-quarter report. The report analyzes the market shares of major semiconductor suppliers, excluding pure-play foundries. Although there is a small double-counting effect on IDM foundry revenue, it is not enough to significantly change the overall conclusion. In 2021, the top 50 semiconductor suppliers, excluding … Read more

How Investments in Manufacturing will Benefit the Semiconductor Ecosystem

// php echo do_shortcode (‘[responsivevoice_button voice=”US English Male” buttontext=”Listen to Post”]’)?> 2022 has seen a steady stream of large – scale investments from some of the world’s largest chip manufacturers. At a time where the chip shortage finally seems to ease up, these investments will greatly benefit the global semiconductor value chain, helping to further … Read more

Industry 4.0 Can Boost Implementation Of Semiconductor Manufacturing

A. Definitely! Many factors are associated with the deficiency of semiconductors. For example, in the automotive industry, companies like Toyota have done really well while others have not. What worked for Toyota is the good visibility in the semiconductor supply chain. The automotive manufacturers usually buy modules from Tier 1 organizations, which are usually similar … Read more