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SEMI billings up 27.7% y-o-y

The SEMI billings report for August showed sales of $2.18 billion which was 3.9% down on July’s $2.27 billion and 27.7% better  than the August 2016 level if $1.71 billion.   “Equipment billings in August declined relative to July, signaling a pause in this year’s extraordinary growth,” said Ajit Manocha, president and CEO of SEMI, ...

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Intel delays Cannonlake 10nm processor for the third time.

Intel has delayed its 10nm processor Cannon Lake for the third time, reports Digitimes, because of 10nm production problems. The new date for Cannon Lake is now the end of next year. Cannon lake was originally scheduled for last year. The reasons cited are delays with its 10nm process. Yesterday, in Beijing,  Intel said its ...

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Toshiba said to have chosen Bain group

It is reported that Toshiba has chosen the Bain consortium tobuy its chip business. This has been reported before but Toshiba has had to back-track on the choice of Bain in theface of legal objections from jv partner Western Digital. The Bain geoup contains Hynix, Apple, Kingston, Dell, INCJ, DBJ and some presence from Toshiva ...

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GloFo and Soitec ink supply deal

Globalfoundries  and Soitec today announced that they have entered into a five-year agreement to ensure the volume supply of FD-SOI wafers. The agreement, which is effective immediately, builds on the existing relationship between the companies and guarantees wafer supply for GF’s 22nm FD-SOI (22FDX) technology platform. “Globalfoundriesis delivering industry leading ultra-low power, performance-on-demand FD-SOI solutions ...

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News – Electronics Weekly 2017-09-19 23:10:09

In 2017, the 7% increase in the total pure-play foundry market is forecast to be almost entirely due to an 18% jump in <40nm feature size device sales, says IC Insights. Although expected to represent 60% of total pure-play foundry sales in 2017, the ≥40nm pure-play IC foundry market is forecast to be up only ...

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Farnell brings tech to Yorkshire students

  Students from sixteen schools and colleges across Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield and Calderdale are getting an introduction to technology from Premier Farnell. The Premier Farnell Technology Challenge aims to raise aspirations and help young people aged 16 – 18 years explore careers in digital and tech, an industry which is set to grow by 15% ...

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Intel and Waymo team up on driverless cars

IIntel and Google’s driverless car unit Waymo are to collaborate on developing the computer power necessary for driverless cars. The computational power required for driverless cars is in the order if hundreds of TFLOPS, according to Stan Boland head of UK driverless start up FiveAI. The Intel/Waymo collaboration is the latest in a long line ...

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