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2022
12 May 2022

Could Graphene by the Answer to the Semiconductor Shortage?

Semiconductors, which date back to the 19th century, are used everywhere in electronic devices, from automobile systems and air conditioners to laser treatment in cutting-edge medical systems. The continuing global shortage in semiconductors impacts how high-tech products are made around the world — the automotive industry alone is expected to lose $210 billion in revenue, with major players like BMW, Volkswagen and Ford already reporting the effects.
26 Apr 2022

Newlight Technologies

Newlight Technologies is a US-based company that manufactures bioplastics from carbon dioxide, air, and methane using a microbial biocatalyst.
19 Apr 2022

Efficient Power Conversion: GaN FETs

EPC is a provider of power semiconductors using gallium nitride (GaN) technology. The key areas discussed with IDTechEx were the benefits of their GaN FETs (field-effect transistors) over the typical silicon MOSFETs (metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistors) for applications such as LiDAR and for low voltage electric motors.
28 Mar 2022

JuggerBot 3D

JuggerBot 3D is an American 3D printer manufacturer developing industrial filament and pellet extrusion systems. IDTechEx spoke with cofounder Daniel Fernback.
23 Mar 2022

MICLEDI

MICLEDI develops microLED microdisplays for the augmented reality (AR) market, which are intended for integration with waveguide optics. The imec spin-out's displays are designed on a 300mm wafer platform for CMOS manufacturing compatibility. The fabless Leuven-based firm has demonstrated first display prototypes and just announced GlobalFoundries is its fab partner.
23 Mar 2022

PragmatIC Semiconductor Unveils Plans for New UK Site

PragmatIC Semiconductor is proud to unveil PragmatIC Park, Durham, UK as the site for installation of its second FlexLogIC fabrication line producing ultra-low-cost flexible integrated circuits.
16 Mar 2022

OQmented

OQmented are a fabless developer of laser beam scanning (LBS) systems, focusing on displays for augmented reality (AR) devices and 3D sensing for consumer electronics. The Fraunhofer ISIT spinout use hermetically sealed MEMS mirror systems and Lissajous scanning to increase device performance. The company, based in Itzehoe, Germany, are in the process of spinning out their automotive LIDAR operations.
3 Mar 2022

Graphenea

Graphenea specialise in CVD graphene and graphene oxide production with a foundry model for graphene-based devices. IDTechEx spoke with Jesús de la Fuente (CEO).
2 Mar 2022

How Semiconductor Shortage Affects RFID Industry

COVID-19 is a double sword. COVID pushes businesses to adopt technologies quicker to improve production as well as management efficiency, in order to survive. COVID-19, on the other hand, catalyzes an ongoing issue - the semiconductor shortage - that has had a substantial influence on a wide variety of businesses in recent years, including the RFID industry.
1 Mar 2022

Sorex

Sorex is a gas sensor company spun out of the University of Cambridge, seeking to commercialise acoustic wave sensor research for air quality and medical markets, including mobiles and wearables.
2 Feb 2022

Samsung (semiconductor foundry business)

This profile provides an overview of Samsung's semiconductor foundry business, including market, competitors, company strategies, outlook, and IDTechEx's remarks.
2 Feb 2022

Intel (semiconductor foundry business)

This profile provides an overview of Intel semiconductor business, including market, competitors, company strategies, outlook, and IDTechEx's remarks.
2 Feb 2022

TSMC

This profile provides an overview of TSMC semiconductor foundry business, including market, competitors, company strategies, outlook, and IDTechEx's remarks.
2021
24 Nov 2021

Low-Cost Printing of Ultrafine Resolution RDL, and Passive Components

Nano Ops, Inc. is pleased to host its first webinar on December 2, 2021 @ 1:30 eastern since the launch of FLEX RD and FFx RD800, Fab-in-a-Tool series products. Nano OPS is the world's first manufacturer of purely additive manufacturing tools capable of printing nanoscale features, bringing a nanomanufacturing fab in your lab.
24 Nov 2021

Nano-OPS

Nano-OPS, a spin-out from Northeastern University, have developed an innovative method of producing additive electronics. This involves the assembly of nanomaterials to produce features as small as 20 nm, enabling the production of devices with transistors, inverters, MEMS and more.
3 Nov 2021

PragmatIC Semiconductor Appointment to Board of Directors

PragmatIC Semiconductor announces that Birger Steen has joined its Board of Directors. Birger is Board Chair of multiple technology businesses including Internet of Things pioneer and global Bluetooth LE market leader Nordic Semiconductor ASA, business network innovator Pagero AB, and German care technology leader myneva GmbH.
25 Oct 2021

New Technique Paves Way for Perfect Perovskites

An exciting new solar material called organic-inorganic halide perovskites could one day help the US achieve its solar ambitions and decarbonize the power grid. One thousand times thinner than silicon, perovskite solar materials can be tuned to respond to different colors of the solar spectrum simply by altering their composition mix.
19 Oct 2021

PragmatIC Semiconductor Secures $80 Million Funding

PragmatIC Semiconductor has secured $80 million of Series C funding. This scale-up investment will be used to build a second FlexLogIC fab in the North East of England, to meet the growing demand for ultra-low-cost flexible integrated circuits for the Internet of Everything.
8 Oct 2021

AlixLabs

AlixLabs is an early-stage company that is commercialising an improved method of atomic layer etching (ALE) in semiconductor manufacturing. Their method, which they call Atomic Layer Etch Pitch-splitting (ASP), is projected by them to reduce process time, investment costs and environmental impact for fabrication of upcoming generation IC chips by approximately half per lithography mask layer.
28 Sep 2021

Brewer Science

Brewer Science is best known for production of advanced materials, primarily for the semiconductor manufacturing industry. It also produces a wide range of printed sensors, which this profile focuses on. These are capable of detecting a variety of parameters such as temperature, degree of flex and soluble ion concentration. IDTechEx caught up with R&D Director Dr Adam Scott to find out more.