Toshiba plans to build a new 300mm wafer fabrication plant;Volvo and Northvolt plan to build a battery plant in 2023;Draft eu chip bill is due to be published in 8 | news update

2022-08-06 0 By

China is planning to set up a special organization to coordinate and promote cooperation between Chinese and foreign companies in the semiconductor industry, foreign media reported recently.The organization, called the Cross-border Semiconductor Work Committee, aims to promote cooperation and exchanges between The Chinese and foreign semiconductor industries by establishing research and development centers in software, materials and manufacturing equipment, according to the report.Foreign media reports further noted that the committee, which will be set up in the first half of 2022, encourages foreign entities to establish research and development or manufacturing bases through cooperation and funding with local governments.On Tuesday, Toshiba announced it would build a new 300mm wafer fabrication plant in Ishikawa prefecture, Japan, to more than double its capacity for power semiconductors by 2025.Toshiba will invest about 100 billion yen ($870 million) to build the plant, The Nikkei previously reported.Construction of the new plant will be carried out in two phases, according to the statement.The first phase is scheduled to start production in fiscal year 2024, and when the first phase is at full capacity, Toshiba’s power semiconductor production capacity will be 2.5 times that of fiscal year 2021.The electrification of vehicles and automation of industrial equipment are two trends that will drive demand for power semiconductors, Toshiba said in its statement.Toshiba also said its factories would rely 100% on renewable energy in the future.Volvo cars and Battery manufacturer Northvolt will jointly build a battery manufacturing plant in Gothenburg, western Sweden. Construction will begin in 2023 and production is expected to begin in 2025, the two companies said in a statement on Thursday.The new 50GWh plant will produce batteries specifically developed for the next generation of pure electric Volvo and Polestar vehicles and is expected to supply batteries for 500,000 vehicles a year, the companies said in separate statements.New car registrations in the UK surged 25% month-on-month in January, marking the biggest rebound in the UK market for seven months, according to preliminary data released by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Dealers (SMMT).In addition, thanks to surging demand for electric vehicles, a fifth of new car sales in the UK in January were battery-powered vehicles, with sales of pure electric vehicles up more than 130 per cent and plug-in hybrids up 45 per cent.The figures show that new car registrations in the UK rose by just 1% year-on-year in 2021 because of the chip shortage.The SMMT has previously said it expects sales to rebound this year as chip shortages ease and demand for battery-powered cars grows.Intel has long used Thermal Design Power (TDP) to label processor Power consumption.Starting with the 12th generation Core, Intel changed this strategy to base power + Turbo power.It is not only the 12th generation of Core desktop processors that use the basic power + Turbo power labeling method, but also the U, P, and H series used in laptops.The European Union is preparing to provide billions of euros in state aid to a vast state-of-the-art semiconductor production base.According to Bloomberg, people familiar with the matter say the EU wants its forthcoming CHIP bill to rival the US, but member states and lawmakers are aware of the problem.The Eurochip bill, which is due to be published on February 8, relies heavily on overstretched member state budgets, already-allocated EU funds and uncertainty over the relaxation of state aid rules to fund cutting-edge production sites.Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Thursday that Europe’s chip law would have “substantial investments” of 42 billion euros ($48.1 billion) from 12 billion euros of public and private funds, on top of the 30 billion euros already allocated from state coffers.The EU wants European producers to produce 20 per cent of the world’s chips by 2030 — a move that would require the BLOC to quadruple its semiconductor output in just eight years.Thierry Breton, the internal market commissioner, has said the EU’s plan would be “commensurate” with the $52bn the US recently announced to fund its own chip supply chain.7 set micro network news, recently, by tongwei capital exclusive investment advanced brain-like artificial intelligence technology developer Youzhi Chuangxin completed tens of millions of yuan angel + round of financing.This round of financing is mainly used for team expansion, chip flow, overall solution development and commercial testing.According to Tongwei Capital news, as the brain-like decision computing basic chip that may replace edge computing, the “perception + Decision” and “thinking” series brain-like computing chip developed by Youzhi Chuangxin will have the opportunity to replace AI accelerator chip and GPU, etc.British luxury supercar brand Aston Martin announced that it will only sell electric or hybrid cars from 2026, and will phase out internal combustion engines by then.”We will be fully electrified by 2026,” Said Lawrence Strohl, Aston Martin’s chief executive, in a conversation with the AA, according to the Financial Times, and the company has no plans to deploy its ten-cylinder engine anytime soon.9 Morgan Stanley said in a report on Thursday that it expects Tesla to generate more revenue than GM and Ford combined by 2027.Tesla’s January sales showed a 4% market share, and it expects to average 3.5% for the year as a whole.Tesla’s U.S. market share by volume will reach 10% by 2026 and nearly 18% by 2030;Its market share by sales will reach 10 per cent by 2025 and 23 per cent by 2030.10 sets of micro network news, the United States Microchip Technology (Microchip) in the U.S. stock market after the end of the third quarter of 2022 fiscal year earnings, revenue increased 30.0%, quarterly growth of 6.5% to $1.7575 billion, another record high.Microchip’s CEO said supply is expected to be adversely affected this quarter by the novel coronavirusOmicron variant, which resulted in a drop in plant attendance. Revenue is expected to rise 2 percent to 5 percent quarter-over-quarter, or 24 percent year-over-year at the midpoint of the forecast range.END