|MEM & Sensor Industry Group to merge into SEMI|
SEMI is an older and much broader industry association that represents the interests of semiconductor equipment and materials companies. SEMI has been looking to diversify its interests and membership in recent years.
|China Baidu released open source benchmark machine learning software|
DeepBench is available online along with first results from Intel and Nvidia processors running it. The benchmark tests low-level operations such as matrix multiplication, convolutions, handing recurrent layers and the time it takes for data to be shared with all processors in a cluster.
|Samsung can be out of the hole by Q4|
Despite the recent global recall of the Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, Samsung Electronics' earnings are likely to recover in the fourth quarter, industry analysts said on Sept. 27.
|SK Hynix goes to 48 layers|
The Korean semiconductor firm is in the final phase to produce the 3-D NAND chip with 48 cell layers, according to industry sources
|2016 is an active year for semi M & A|
This year has seen a surge in the agreements in which semiconductor companies are divesting or filling out product lines and technologies for newly honed strategies in the second half of this decade.
|Prospect up for Nvidia to become an Apple supplier|
Nvidia, in a job ad for a software engineer, said a successful applicant will “help produce the next revolutionary Apple products.” The role would require “working in partnership with Apple” and writing code that will “define and shape the future”’ of graphics-related software on Macs.
|Rising DRAM prices help boost vendor stock|
Supply shortage sent stock price up nearly 40 percent over the last four months. In Seoul trading on Friday, SK Hynix shares hit an intraday high of 39,650 won, before closing at 39,450 won, up 50 won or 0.13 percent from the previous session.
|China Meizu settles infringement case with Qualcomm|
These are great news for Meizu because Qualcomm has sued the company for 520 million Yuan ($78 million) for alleged patent infringement. According to Qualcomm, Meizu infringed on their 3G and 4G patents, but the lawsuit was applicable only on Meizu’s MediaTek-powered devices.
|Applied forcast 17% growth|
We're seeing the biggest changes that we've seen in decades in [the] memory technology and semiconductor industry being enabled by materials innovation.
|New iPhone material cost is U$244.80|
The manufacturing cost is 18% higher than that of iPhone 6s, which was launched in 2015. In this light, Apple’s retail price for iPhone 7 at US $649 is three times more expensive than its BOM.
|BAE Systems announced Adaptive RF chip|
"The company claims that its Microwave Array Technology for Reconfigurable Integrated Circuits (MATRICs) can replace Application-Specific Integrated Circuits (ASICS) “that are expensive and time-consuming to develop.”