China will construct new semiconductor fabrication plants as part of President Xi Jinping's "Made in China 2025" plan, which includes a goal of turning China into a technological leader. "As China embarks on the 'Made in China 2025' plan with electronics and semiconductor technology as one of the Top 10 focus areas, [its] semiconductor industry has an unprecedented growth opportunity," SEMI China President Lung Chu said.
Qualcomm has created Qualcomm A.I. Research, a division that will unify the company's efforts to research embedded artificial intelligence. The new unit will also work to improve data efficiency in machine learning and device personalization.
Samsung has discussed its upcoming process technology plans, including updates on 7-nanometer Low Power Plus, 5nm Low Power Early, 4nm Low Power Early/Plus and 3nm Gate-All-Around Early/Plus technologies.
Shoppers are unlikely to notice and understand sustainability logos and labels without education on how brands are committed to sustainability, Julie Rice writes. The best approach is to use marketing messaging on various platforms to inform customers before they shop, she says.
Clariant's Humitector Type 2 nonreversible humidity indicator cards are now available, providing protection for moisture-sensitive devices. The cards have been approved by JEDEC to be used in surface mount devices' dry packing.
Researchers claim that they can generate microwaves using silicon, which carries about one-twentieth the cost of gallium arsenide and could allow for reduced costs in sensors and other devices. Chalmers University of Technology's Daryoush Shiri used computational nanotechnology to demonstrate that silicon nanowires can emit microwaves when exposed to increased voltage.
The move to Verification 3.0 will provide new challenges and opportunities in the electronic design automation space, writes Brian Bailey. While traditional EDA firms will plan an important role, "startups have much more innovative ideas and the ability to turn on a dime in response to market needs and business models," he writes.
JEDEC is the global leader in developing standards for the microelectronics industry, bringing together thousands of member company volunteers in over 100 technical committees and task groups to meet the needs of every segment of the industry. JEDEC is pleased to extend a warm welcome to new member companies Ampere Computing, Biwin Storage Technology Co., Clarke Bowers Consulting, Introspect Technology, and Mercury Systems - MSS. Interested in JEDEC membership for your company? Find out more and join today.
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Men are accused for not knowing their own weakness, yet, perhaps, as few know their own strength. It is in men as in soils, where sometimes there is a vein of gold, which the owner knows not of.