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When It Comes to Lithium Metal Batteries, Less is More thumbnail

A prototype lithium metal pouch cell used in new research on lithium anode thickness. (Source: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory/Jie Xiao.) Lithium, the third element on the periodic table and lightest of the metals, is a chemical celebrity. It’s got a lot of uses, from making soap to treating depression, but nowhere is lithium more useful …

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Samsung’s New ISOCELL Image Sensor Sheds Light on Automotive Safety Concerns thumbnail

Semiconductor company Samsung Electronics is looking to tackle automotive safety. (Image source: Samsung.) Advancements in auto camera monitoring systems, such as backup cameras, blind-spot detection systems and lane-change alert sensors, have been a boon to roadway safety. The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that technological advancements in vehicle safety have helped increase the …

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Samsung Foundry & Synopsys to Accelerate Time to ISO 26262 Compliance for Automotive SoCs thumbnail

VC Functional Safety Manager Integration with Fault Campaign, Requirement Management, & Synthesis Solutions Enables Analysis Automation & Full Traceability Samsung Foundry collaborated with Synopsys on its VC Functional Safety Manager solution. VC Functional Safety Manager (VC FSM) provides the necessary automation for the functional safety Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Failure Modes Effects Diagnostic Analysis (FMEDA) …

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TSMC in ‘Due Diligence’ on Possibility of Japan Fab thumbnail

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC) is evaluating whether to build a chip facility in Japan as nations around the world are seeking the top foundry’s help to create secure electronics supply chains. The company has established a 3D IC research center in Japan, where it has gathered more than 20 Japanese partners, TSMC said at …

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Chip Shortages May Persist Until 2023, Analysts Say thumbnail

When Mark Liu, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC), suggested to CBS journalist Leslie Stahl that the global semiconductor shortage may extend through 2022, Liu’s comment raised questions about the current steep ramp of new capacity to meet demand, the potential for rising chip prices and eventual oversupply. Chip shortages and possibly over-exuberant capacity …

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‘Insolvent’ Tsinghua Unigroup Aims to Restructure thumbnail

With debts exceeding its assets, Tsinghua Unigroup has acknowledged it is insolvent. The Chinese holding company, which owns chipmakers such as Yangtze Memory Technologies Co. (YMTC) and chip designer Unisoc (Shanghai) Technologies Co., said it will attempt a restructuring. “Creditors said that our Group cannot pay off due debts, and assets are insufficient to pay …

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Rohde Schwarz Zurich Instruments

In the coming decades, quantum technologies will significantly shape the high-tech industry. The potential for industry and research is enormous. It is a future trend involving billions in governmental subsidies and industrial investment. Rohde & Schwarz is already active in quantum sensing. Thanks to the acquisition, the company is now positioning its T&M solutions in quantum computing, …

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Yageo Chilisin

YAGEO Corporation and Chilisin Electronics Corp. announced that YAGEO will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Chilisin’s common stock in a stock-swap transaction. The transaction has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies. The conversion ratio of this stock-swap transaction is to exchange 0.2002 share of YAGEO’s common stock for …

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U.S. Mandates Reports on ADAS-Related Crashes thumbnail

Advanced driver assistance systems are coming under greater scrutiny after a federal regulator ordered manufacturers and operators of ADAS systems to promptly report crashes. The incident reporting mandate issued this week by the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) orders carmakers and operators to report crashes involving automated driving systems and Level 2 ADAS-equipped vehicles. …

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