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Cheaper, greener way to grow semiconductor films found

The fastest integrated circuits feature transistors consisting of germanium films on silicon.

Autonomous cars to drive chip sector consolidation: NXP

NXP Semiconductor, the world`s largest chip supplier to the automotive industry, expects efforts to make self-driving cars will lead to more consolidation in its sector, the company`s automotive head told Reuters.

Scientists find novel method to make brighter green LEDs

Scientists find novel method to make brighter green LEDs

A team of researchers has found a new method for making brighter and more efficient green light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which may pave the way for developing advanced solid-state lighting.

WPG eyes $2 bn revenue from India; partners Intel, Microsoft for NuPC

Taiwan-based semiconductor distributor WPG Holdings Wednesday said it is looking at a 10-fold jump in its revenue from India to USD 2 billion by 2020, driven by strong demand for electronics products like smartphones.

Samsung building $14.3 bn `Semiconductor Valley`

Samsung is reportedly beginning construction on a 14.3 billion dollar manufacturing complex that will be of the size of 400 soccer fields and will supply essential components to the electronics industry.

IBM to pay Globalfoundries to take chip unit

IBM will pay Globalfoundries $1.5 billion in cash over the next three years to take the chip operations off its hands, the companies said in a statement on Monday.

Semiconductor consumption to reach $9.6 bn this yr: Gartner

The semiconductor consumption in 2012 stood at USD 8 billion, registering a 7.4 percent increase over 2011.

DeitY selects Accenture to review semiconductor fab proposals

As part of the engagement, Accenture will work in two phases to help the government assess companies interested in building semiconductor fabs (the building unit of any electronic item) in India, the company said in a statement. No financial details were disclosed.