Tag: semiconductors

How a semiconductor metaverse could accelerate chip innovation

Modern semiconductors can include billions of transistors. Manufacturing these chips requires a complicated dance between tools for growing wafers, generating the individual transistor features, cutting these into chips and then packaging them for products like cars, phones and data centers. Many of these tools are made by different vendors that are all improving simultaneously. Everyone […]

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Imec launches sustainable semiconductor program

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Imec, a semiconductor research accelerator in Leuven, Belgium, announced the first fruits of the Sustainable Semiconductor Technologies and Systems (SSTS) research program aimed at […]

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Connecting MIT students with women leading in semiconductors

Kim Vo ’98, SM ’99, a corporate vice president at Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), joined the semiconductor industry for three reasons. “First, it’s extremely cool technology; it’s cutting edge. The second is all the products we create: they touch everyone,” she recently said in a talk at MIT. “And the third reason is because just […]

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Tignis lands funding to create applications for process control in semiconductor manufacturing

We are excited to bring Transform 2022 back in-person July 19 and virtually July 20 – 28. Join AI and data leaders for insightful talks and exciting networking opportunities. Register today! Tignis has announced a $7.2 million Series A funding. The company creates process control applications for semiconductor manufacturing using AI, aiming to democratize machine […]

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MIT scientists develop low-cost, high-precision fabrication method for thin mirrors and silicon wafers

Technologies that depend on lightweight, high-precision optical systems, like space telescopes, X-ray mirrors, and display panels, have developed significantly over the past several decades, but more advanced progress has been limited by seemingly simple challenges. For example, the surfaces of mirrors and plates with microstructures that are necessary in these optical systems can be distorted […]

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Chip Shortage Lambasts Europe, Supply Chains Confront New Problems

<img data-attachment-id="1789618" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2022/04/chip-shortage-lambasts-europe-supply-chains-confront-new-problems/toycarsonelectronicboardandmicrochip-conceptualimagefor/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/shutterstock_2123365400.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Shutterstock","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"Copyright (c) 2022 Dan74\/Shutterstock. No use without permission.","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Toy,Cars,On,Electronic,Board,And,Microchip.,Conceptual,Image,For","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="semiconductor shortage Toy,Cars,On,Electronic,Board,And,Microchip.,Conceptual,Image,For" data-image-description=" Dan74/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/shutterstock_2123365400-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/shutterstock_2123365400-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1789618″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/shutterstock_2123365400-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/shutterstock_2123365400-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/shutterstock_2123365400-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/shutterstock_2123365400-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/shutterstock_2123365400-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/shutterstock_2123365400-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/shutterstock_2123365400.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Even though the global semiconductor shortage has been going strong […]

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School of Engineering welcomes Thomas Tull as visiting innovation scholar

Thomas Tull, leading visionary entrepreneur and investor, has been appointed a School of Engineering visiting innovation scholar, effective April 1. Throughout his career, Tull has leveraged the power of technology, artificial intelligence, and data science to disrupt and revolutionize disparate industries. Today, as the founder, chair, and CEO of Tulco LLC, a privately held holding […]

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New program bolsters innovation in next-generation artificial intelligence hardware

The MIT AI Hardware Program is a new academia and industry collaboration aimed at defining and developing translational technologies in hardware and software for the AI and quantum age. A collaboration between the MIT School of Engineering and MIT Schwarzman College of Computing, involving the Microsystems Technologies Laboratories and programs and units in the college, […]

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How enterprises can mitigate risk during the Russia-Ukraine conflict

Join today’s leading executives online at the Data Summit live now! Watch here. As the conflict between Russia and Ukraine wages on, organizations worldwide are starting to feel the impact. Not only is the global economy in a state of uncertainty, but the conflict has triggered a global supply chain shortage, with 25 countries dependent […]

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Ukraine supplies 90% of U.S. semiconductor-grade neon (and what it means to chip supply chain)

Join today’s leading executives online at the Data Summit on March 9th. Register here. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, experts warn that the conflict could impact the global chip industry and exacerbate current chip shortages.  According to research firm Techcet, Ukraine supplies more than 90% of the U.S.’s semiconductor-grade neon, a gas integral to the […]

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Construction contract awarded for new semiconductor facility at MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded a contract to Gilbane-Exyte Joint Venture to build the Compound Semiconductor Laboratory – Microsystem Integration Facility (CSL-MIF) at MIT Lincoln Laboratory. The $279 million building project, scheduled to begin this spring, is funded by the U.S. Air Force military construction (MILCON) program, under the direction of […]

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Tesla Cybertruck Delayed Until At Least 2023

<img data-attachment-id="1768664" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/07/opinion-teslas-cybertruck-will-be-companys-first-flop/0x0-cybertruck_07/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/0x0-Cybertruck_07.jpg" data-orig-size="4000,2667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="0x0-Cybertruck_07" data-image-description=" tesla ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/0x0-Cybertruck_07-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/0x0-Cybertruck_07-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1768664″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/0x0-Cybertruck_07-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/0x0-Cybertruck_07-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/0x0-Cybertruck_07-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/0x0-Cybertruck_07-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/0x0-Cybertruck_07-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/0x0-Cybertruck_07-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> During last week’s earnings call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk confirmed that the Cybertruck would be delayed until at least 2023. That places […]

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Will Intel’s Ohio Chip Plants Fix Automotive Supply Chains?

<img data-attachment-id="1761384" data-permalink="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2021/05/semiconductor-shortage-by-the-numbers-looks-bad/inultramodernelectronicmanufacturingfactorydesignengineerinsterile/" data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/shutterstock_684989734.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,563" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Shutterstock","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"Copyright (c) 2017 Gorodenkoff\/Shutterstock. No use without permission.","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"In,Ultra,Modern,Electronic,Manufacturing,Factory,Design,Engineer,In,Sterile","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="semiconductor chip" data-image-description=" Gorodenkoff/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/shutterstock_684989734-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/shutterstock_684989734-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1761384″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/shutterstock_684989734-610×343.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”343″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/shutterstock_684989734-610×343.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/shutterstock_684989734-75×42.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/shutterstock_684989734-450×253.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/shutterstock_684989734-768×432.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/shutterstock_684989734-120×68.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/shutterstock_684989734-800×450.jpg 800w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/shutterstock_684989734.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Intel has announced a $20 billion investment to transform […]

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Report: Semiconductor industry expected to reach $600B in 2022

Did you miss a session from the Future of Work Summit? Head over to our Future of Work Summit on-demand library to stream. A new report by Deloitte predicts that companies will hit historic revenue highs this year, despite chip shortages and supply chain issues. For the first time, the industry is expected to earn over $600 […]

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Mustang Production Paused at Flat Rock Assembly

Ford will be idling Mustang production this week due to an insufficient supply of semiconductor chips. For all the talk the industry made about getting over supply chain hurdles in 2021, manufacturers continue citing insufficient access to microchips as the primary obstacle preventing them from enjoying more routine operations. The automaker confirmed the move on […]

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Reasserting U.S. leadership in microelectronics

The global semiconductor shortage has grabbed headlines and caused a cascade of production bottlenecks that have driven up prices on all sorts of consumer goods, from refrigerators to SUVs. The chip shortage has thrown into sharp relief the critical role semiconductors play in many aspects of everyday life. But years before the pandemic-induced shortage took […]

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