• Renesas enters JV to build OSAT in India

    CG Power and Industrial Solutions Limited (“CG”), a part of Tube Investments of India Limited and the Murugappa Group; Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723, “Renesas”), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions; and Stars Microelectronics (Thailand) Public Co. Ltd (“Stars Microelectronics”), a Thailand-based Outsourced Semiconductor Assembly and Test (OSAT) provider; had recently signed a Joint […]

    Variosystems expands its presence in Asia

    Variosystems continues to invest in the “local for local” supply chain strategy, thereby supporting its customers’ nearshoring strategies. In addition to its customer organizations in Europe, North America, and China, Variosystems is now also serving customers in the Asia Pacific region, and founded Variosystems Asia Pacific for this purpose. This brings Variosystems closer to its […]

    India’s stance on data transfers at WTO spooks chip giants

    Source: Reuters A global consortium of semiconductor industry groups has asked India to reconsider its plan to push for duties on cross-border digital e-commerce and data transfers at an upcoming global trade meeting, warning that India’s stance will stifle its own chip design industry. Ministers from across the globe are convening for a World Trade […]

    PEMTRON Corporation Strengthens Its Global Presence with New Office in Penang, Malaysia

    PEMTRON Corporation, an inspection equipment developer and supplier, is proud to announce the opening of its new office, PEMTRON SE Asia Sdn. Bhd., strategically located in Penang, Malaysia. This expansion is a significant milestone for PEMTRON as it strengthens the company’s presence in the Southeast Asian region. The new office is situated at No. 44-G […]

    AT&S expand impressive site in Malaysia

    AT&S’s manufacturing facility in Malaysia represents an impressive investment of RM8.5 billion (€1.7 billion) in Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kedah. It stands as one of the most significant Foreign Direct Investments (FDI) in Malaysia for 2021 and the largest in AT&S’s history for a single plant. Once completed, featuring two key production plants, it will generate 6,000 […]

    Qualcomm eyes local packaging of AI PC chips in India with Tata Group

    Qualcomm‘s CFO, Akash Palkhiwala, has announced plans to potentially package the new Snapdragon X Elite PC chip locally in India. This initiative, revealed in an Economic Times interview on Thursday, is being explored in collaboration with the Indian government and Tata Group. The decision to venture into PC chip manufacturing was influenced by the opportunity to […]

    Nokia opens 6G lab in India

    Nokia today announced that it has established a 6G Lab at its Global R&D center in Bangalore, India. The first-of-its-kind project aims to accelerate the development of fundamental technologies and innovative use cases underpinned by 6G technology that will address the future needs of both industry and society. The Lab was inaugurated virtually by the […]

    ASML to set up base in Hokkaido, support Japan chip venture Rapidus

    Dutch semiconductor equipment maker ASML Holding N.V. said Tuesday it is considering setting up a support center in Japan’s northernmost main island of Hokkaido in 2024 to work with recently-established Japanese chip producer Rapidus Corp. An ASML official said the company plans to send some 40 to 50 engineers to work in the city of Chitose […]

    Micron breaks ground on its plant in Gujarat

    US based chipmaker Micron Technology, Inc. carried out the groundbreaking of its $2.75 billion assembly, testing and packaging plant (ATMP) in Sanand, Gujarat, on Saturday. The event took place at Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation’s (GIDC) industrial estate in Sanand where the company has been allotted 93 acres of land for the project. “The company is poised to begin […]

    SMIC on track for 5nm, thwarting US restrictions

    Source: EE Times Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) is likely to, in the next few years, again defy the U.S. government by manufacturing chips with feature sizes as small as 5 nm, industry insiders told EE Times. The production of 7-nm silicon by China’s largest chipmaker just days ago has crossed a red line set by the […]

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