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What’s FD-SOI, and Why Does Europe Want a New One?

The EU is betting big on the technology’s ability to meld low-power or RF circuitry with advanced digital chips.
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The EU Has a Chip Plan. Can it Execute?

Yole analyst Jean-Christophe Eloy offers an inside look at Europe’s semiconductor strategy.
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Startup Aims to Build the First ‘Unhackable’ Encryption System

Cornami promises homomorphic solution based on a chip and software within two years.
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What Caught Our Eye This Week

Intel MIA at Computex, NXP Driving Foxconn, China Maintains Solar Stranglehold, GM Stacks Battery Modules
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Targeted Chips Act Puts Europe Back in the Race

Europe’s semiconductor initiative would fund domestic projects while courting international partners.
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$1 Trillion by 2030 but First … A Downturn?

Chip industry analysts foresee a slump, possibly severe, in 2023, throwing capex planning into disarray.
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AON: ‘Edge AI’ Done Right 

Startup’s processor leverages artificial intelligence to solve application-specific problems of voice and sound.
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Why Our Machines Will Never Be as Smart as We Are

Consciousness is an ineffable, primal awareness of our internal states. Computers will never have it.
TSMC investment in EU under European Chips Act

TSMC in the Running for European Chips Act Funding

Proposed fabs are seen as a way of reviving the EU’s chip manufacturing ecosystem.
China R&D spending

China Seen Outspending U.S. in R&D by 2025

U.S. still leads thanks to corporate investment, but China is poised to become the world’s top funder of science and technology research.
Inside ST's Fab

ST Doubles Down on Internal Chip Production

A strong IDM model is seen as key to explosive revenue growth in an era of industrywide component shortages.
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PreAct Going Close-Up to Cut Lidar Cost

Startup eyes $45 bill of materials for near-field devices that foretell collisions.
MEMS microspeaker for hearables, wearables Bosch Asioso

MEMS Microspeakers Target ‘Smart’ Hearables

Bosch’s acquisition of Arioso Systems signals the next round of MEMS technology innovation.
George, Junko, Bola talk to Tu Le

Podcast: China’s EV/AV Sectors on a Roll

Tu Le of Sino Auto Insights steers us through the nascent mobility sectors and considers potential potholes like future overcapacity.
Caista Redmond

RISC-V Beyond Embedded: How Many Cores Will It Take?

Engineers are using the RISC-V core to add functions to their SoCs – but not as a full-fledged processor.
in-vehicle software updates GM Red Hat Linux OS for GM Ultifi

GM, Red Hat Join Forces on Auto OS

The Linux-based operating system facilitates vehicle software updates and ‘functional safety.’
AutoX, Robotaxi in China

Nvidia Accelerates China’s Transition From EVs to AVs

Chinese ADAS/autonomous-vehicle development is riding the wave of EV momentum. The question is how soon and to what degere Chinese OEMs plan to go autonomous with their EVs.

Nigeria Targets Robotics to Boost Hardware Skills

A group of ‘revolutionaries’ led by a committed educator are attempting to lift Nigeria out of its technology malaise.
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Nio: The Anti-Detroit Hits the Accelerator

China’s answer to Tesla has leveraged government support to position itself as the next disruptor of the global auto industry.
Baidu Apollo Robotaxi

Robotaxis Get Real in China

Driverless tests are on deck in several Chinese cities as vendors of AV ride-hailing software pursue their programs. But actual services are still years away.

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