News tagged ‘semiconductor’
Monday, 20 Oct 2014
IBM has been looking to eject its loss-making semiconductor business and it finally convinced Globalfoundries to take up the business. In addition to paying Globalfoundries to take over its chip making business, IBM will continue to invest in semiconductor and materials research technologies among others.
Monday, 10 Dec 2012
Qualcomm has become the world's third largest supplier of semiconductor chips. This is according to IHS iSuppli who has been tracking the semiconductor market and it stated that Qualcomm looks set to end the year with a stunning 27.2% growth in semiconductor revenue.
Tuesday, 6 Mar 2012
Globalfoundries has become an independent foundry company on its third anniversary. The Abu Dhabi-based tech consortium Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) has acquired AMD's remaining minority stake in Globalfoundries to become its sole owner.
Thursday, 2 Feb 2012
Researchers from Switzerland have reportedly discovered a way to use molybdenite to make semiconductor transistors that are free of silicon, the traditional material used in semiconductors. Molybdenite is touted as an alternative material to overcome the miniaturization limits of silicon.
Thursday, 27 Oct 2011
TSMC announced that its 28nm process is in volume production and production wafers have been shipped to customers. TSMC is the first foundry to provide such capabilities.
Thursday, 8 Sep 2011
Glue and stack them high! IBM and 3M have joined forces to create a special glue with a goal to bond entire wafers into densely stacked silicon "towers".