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Silicon Carbide Gets Ready for Prime Time

Riding hot applications in electric vehicles, silicon carbide is on the rise. Multiple players are positioning themselves to grasp what many see as an exponentially growing sector.
Unprocessed SiC wafers are transparent, complicating many of the manufacturing steps.

Early Laps of Silicon Carbide Race Go to ST

Is SiC a story with a happy ending that everybody loves? No, this is [a race] far from over, says ST, who isn’t ready to take a victory lap.
Crystalline Structure of Silicon Carbide

SiC Power Devices: A Breed Apart

To understand why SiC is suddenly so important to matters green involves taking a deep dive into some electronics questions, a touch of physics and some manufacturing technology.
Soitec Develops 6-inch Engineered SiC Substrates for Bid EV Win

Soitec Aims for Big EV Win with Smart Cut SiC Wafers

Cost and yield continue to constrain the supply of high-quality SiC wafers. Soitec and Leti are putting forth a new idea: decoupling the top and bottom parts of SiC wafers.
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Open Letter to Ted Tewksbury, Velodyne’s New CEOFarm Drones Going Hog WildIndia’s Recurring DreamNXP Resets, Victim No Longer Open Letter to Ted Tewksbury, Velodyne’s New CEO By Junko Yoshida Dear Ted, Velodyne’s recent announcement introducing you as its new CEO didn’t surprise me. You’re the right executive arriving at the right time to correct the… Read More »This Week
Ted Tewksbury, Velodyne’s New CEO

Open Letter to Ted Tewksbury, Velodyne’s New CEO

At several companies you led, you achieved transformative change. Business management books might label you a turnaround specialist. But I regard that cubby-hole as neither apt nor accurate in your case, because it overlooks a range of human-factor intangibles.
Farm Drones Going Hog Wild

Farm Drones Going Hog Wild

Wild boars running amok in farmlands will soon meet autonomous drones – almost as sophisticated as robocars – developed by Flox Robotics. Flox’s drone can tell a pig from a Peter Rabbit and knows how to scare it off.
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Podcast: India’s Recurring Dream

India has a recurring dream of a volume semiconductor manufacturer, but they have been unable to fulfil that dream. What or who is to blame? Is it the lack of basic utility infrastructure? Is it the politicians? Or is it the lack of domestic industries that consume semiconductors?
Kurt Sievers, CEO at NXP

NXP Resets, Victim No Longer

Three years after a failed acquisition bid, the Dutch supplier stands poised to become one of the leading players in the global semiconductor market – assuming it can navigate choppy competitive waters.
Just-in-Time Automotive Production Line

JIC is a Poor Replacement for JIT

Just-in-Time and Lean manufacturing management have not failed, despite the severity of the current component shortages. They should not be dumped in favor of a discredited system but should be reinforced in preparation for the next market cycle.
Mark Zuckerberg, CEO of Meta (Facebook)

Open Letter to Zuck: Prove to Us That ‘Ethics in Tech’ Is Not an Oxymoron

A rebranding of the company and a move into the metaverse are exactly the wrong things to do at this time. As an alternative, here’s our road map to redemption.
EV Battery Cost/Performance Race

EV Battery Cost/Performance Race: Place Your Bets

EV battery evolution will occur by orchestrating a number of tech elements to optimize electrodes. Nanoramic is one of the companies trying to crack the battery supply chain.
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JIC Is a Poor Replacement for JITOpen Letter to Zuck: Prove to Us That ‘Ethics in Tech’ Is Not an OxymoronEV Battery Cost/Performance Race: Place Your BetsVision Plus Radar: Where Should Fusion Take Place? JIC Is a Poor Replacement for JIT By Bolaji Ojo The electronics industry is at it again. Notorious for offering bewildering… Read More »This Week
Ambarella Buys Oculii (Image: Ambarella)

Vision Plus Radar: Where Should Fusion Take Place?

The recent Ambarella-Oculii deal raises questions about where in the vehicle sensor fusion should take place and who ultimately “owns” the sensor fusion stack.
What’s the Big Deal with EUV?

What’s the Big Deal with EUV?

While turning EUV into a viable production technology, ASML and its many partners created one of the most complex and fragile supply chains in history, leaving far too much at stake.
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‌ ‌‌What’s the Big Deal with EUV? ASML 2025: Beautiful with a Sprinkling of Risks Sci-Fi Implications of the Metaverse When Teslas Crash, ‘Uh-Oh’ Is Not Enough What’s the Big Deal with EUV? By Ron Wilson What’s at stake?‌‌Extreme ultraviolet lithography has become critical to the capacity and resilience of the supply chain for advanced… Read More »This Week
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces Metaverse. (Image: Facebook)

Sci-Fi Implications of the Metaverse

In Snow Crash, a 1992 novel by sci-fi author Neal Stephenson, his “Metaverse” is a bleak dystopia in which virtual reality both substitutes for real life and mimics it.
ASML 2025: Beautiful with a Sprinkling of Risks

ASML 2025: Beautiful with a Sprinkling of Risks

ASML has a lock on the semiconductor manufacturing equipment market, with a monopoly in the extreme-ultraviolet (EUV) lithography segment and more than a 50% market share in all other sectors.
A Tesla attempts to turn pretty aggressively in front of opposing traffic.

When Teslas Crash, ‘Uh-Oh’ Is Not Enough

Today’s regulatory structure has given Tesla license to peddle the illusion of self-driving and tout its beta software experiments on public roads as a breakthrough in automotive technology.
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Podcast: Nvidia-Arm Deal Blatantly Infringes Antitrust Law

We asked Mike Feibus if those who oppose the Nvidia/Arm merger have a Plan B up their sleeve.

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