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Get the latest Semiconductor Industry news and updates below. Cleanroom Connect brings you the latest news from around the world, featuring current topics in semiconductor industry news including: microelectronics, chip manufacturing, 3G, and processor manufacturing.

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 29.2% Year-to-Year

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 29.2% Year-to-Year

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were $44.5 billion in June 2021, an increase of 29.2% from the June 2020 total of $34.5 billion. Sales in June were 2.1% more than the May 2021 total of $43.6 billion. Sales during the second quarter of 2021 were $133.6 billion, an increase of 29.2% over the second quarter of 2020 and 8.3% more than the first quarter of 2021. Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average. SIA represents 98% of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds of non-U.S. chip firms.

Micron Launches World’s First 176-Layer NAND in Mobile Solutions to Power Lightning-Fast 5G Experiences

Micron Launches World’s First 176-Layer NAND in Mobile Solutions to Power Lightning-Fast 5G Experiences

Micron Technology, Inc., announced today it has begun volume shipments of the world’s first 176-layer NAND Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 3.1 mobile solution. Engineered for high-end and flagship phones, Micron’s discrete UFS 3.1 mobile NAND unlocks 5G’s potential with up to 75% faster sequential write and random read performance than prior generations,1 enabling downloads of two-hour 4K movies2 in as little as 9.6 seconds.

GlobalFoundries Plans to Build New Fab in Upstate New York in Private-Public Partnership to Support U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing

GlobalFoundries Plans to Build New Fab in Upstate New York in Private-Public Partnership to Support U.S. Semiconductor Manufacturing

GlobalFoundries (GF), the global leader in feature-rich semiconductor manufacturing, today announced its expansion plans for its most advanced manufacturing facility in upstate New York over the coming years. These plans include immediate investments to address the global chip shortage at its existing Fab 8 facility as well as construction of a new fab on the same campus that will double the site’s capacity.

Precision Cleanrooms New York City Office Grand Opening

Precision Cleanrooms New York City Office Grand Opening

As New York City begins its early phases of reopening since the onset of the pandemic, cleanroom design and construction services firm Precision Cleanrooms makes its claim in the Big Apple with its first New York City office in the company’s 32-year history. Located in Union Square at 41 East 11th Street, Precision Cleanrooms’ New York office will serve customers in greater New York and the extended Northeastern United States, providing turnkey cleanroom solutions and services for many industries including: pharmaceutical, biotech, medical device, and microelectronics industries.

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Breaks Ground On New Fab In Singapore

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Breaks Ground On New Fab In Singapore

GLOBALFOUNDRIES® (GF®), the global leader in feature-rich semiconductor manufacturing, today announced it is expanding its global manufacturing footprint with the construction of a new fab on its Singapore campus. In partnership with the Singapore Economic Development Board and with co-investments from committed customers, GF’s more than US $4B (S$5B) investment will play an integral role in meeting the growing demand for the company’s industry-leading manufacturing technologies and services to enable companies worldwide to develop and scale their business.

Intel to Invest $3.5 Billion to Expand New Mexico Manufacturing Operations

Intel to Invest $3.5 Billion to Expand New Mexico Manufacturing Operations

Intel Corporation will invest $3.5 billion to equip its New Mexico operations for the manufacturing of advanced semiconductor packaging technologies, including Foveros, Intel’s breakthrough 3D packaging technology. The multiyear investment is expected to create at least 700 high-tech jobs and 1,000 construction jobs and support an additional 3,500 jobs in the state. Planning activities begin immediately, with construction expected to start in late 2021.

Bosch reaches milestone on the way to opening new wafer fab in Dresden

Bosch reaches milestone on the way to opening new wafer fab in Dresden

It is a milestone on the path to the chip factory of the future: at the new Bosch semiconductor fab in Dresden, silicon wafers are passing through the fully automated fabrication process for the first time. This is a key step toward the start of production operations, which is scheduled for late 2021. Manufacturing of automotive microchips will be a primary focus when the fully digital and highly connected semiconductor plant is up and running. “Chips for tomorrow’s mobility solutions and greater safety on our roads will soon be produced in Dresden. We plan to open our chip factory of the future before the year is out,” says Harald Kroeger, member of the board of management of Robert Bosch GmbH. The company already operates a semiconductor fab in Reutlingen near Stuttgart. The new wafer fab in Dresden is Bosch’s response to the surging number of areas of application for semiconductors, as well as a renewed demonstration of its commitment to Germany as a high-tech location. Bosch is investing around one billion euros in the high-tech manufacturing facility, which will be one of the most advanced wafer fabs in the world. Funding for the new building is being provided by the federal German government, and more specifically the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. Bosch plans to officially open its wafer fab in June 2021.

Cinotop & Micron presents “Touch Everywhere” at The International Consumer Electronics Show

Cinotop & Micron presents “Touch Everywhere” at The International Consumer Electronics Show

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be held online due to the corona crisis and will run January 11-14 this year. For the first time, CES will take place online this year. It has always been the leading trade fair for global consumer electronics, with exhibits ranging from small chips to large airplanes and yachts. The fair covers almost all consumer electronics products and the world’s largest companies typically present their latest products and show their latest technologies here.

Semiconductor Industry News

Semiconductor Industry News and Advancements

The Semiconductor Industry is a collection of companies, researchers and engineers who are actively involved in the design and fabrication of semiconductor devices. The semiconductor industry formed in the early 1960’s. Since semiconductors became a lucrative and thriving sector of the microelectronics industry, it has grown to be over $400 billion industry.

Semiconductor Fabrication Companies
Following are some of the larger semiconductor design and fabrication companies across the globe:

Semiconductor Industry News

Semiconductor Industry News

  1. Samsung Electronics
  2. Intel
  3. SK Hynix
  4. Micron Technology
  5. Qualcomm
  6. Broadcom
  7. Texas Instruments
  8. Toshiba
  9. Western Digital
  10. NXP

The semiconductor cleanroom industry produces the controlled cleanroom environments whereby the semiconductor products are fabricated and packaged. These semiconductor cleanroom facilities are often called “semiconductor fabrication facilities” or “Fab”. Our semiconductor industry news brings you recent updates and innovations from companies and researchers who fabricate an array of semiconductor products for different applications.

Semiconductor Industry News Covering all Semiconductor Products

Cleanroom connect curates semiconductor industry news covering a variety of companies and products. The primary developments of Semiconductor Fabrication companies are: Memory, Microprocessors, Commodity Integrated Circuits, and Complex SOCs.

  • Memory: Memory chips store data and pass information between computer devices.
  • Microprocessors: The central processing units that deliver logic to execute tasks for processes in an electronic device or computer.
  • Commodity Integrated Circuit: Often times referred to as “chips”, “standard chips”, or “computer chips”, Commodity Integrated Circuits execute routine processes and are manufactured in bulk to be cost effective and maintain the highest level of standards.
  • Complex SOC: Complex SOC or “System on a Chip” is an integrated circuit chip that also encompasses the capability to execute and run processes. These Complex SOCs can typically match the capability of system.

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