What topics are covered? There Wolfspeed and Jaguar Land Rover announce strategic supply partnership, 16Mbit FRAM (ferrous random access memory) targeting automotive applications, Synaptics buys AI optical sensor specialist, SiFive RISC-V processing centers and US strategy on advanced chipmaking in China… .
5. Jaguar Land Rover provides Wolfspeed silicon carbide for its electric cars
Wolfspeed and Jaguar Land Rover announce a strategic supply partnership for silicon carbide electric powertrain semiconductors. “Wolfspeed’s silicon carbide technology will be used specifically in the vehicle’s commutator, managing the transfer of power from the battery to the electric motors,” according to the car company. “The first Range Roars equipped with this technology will be available from 2024, and the all-new electric Jaguar brand will be available the following year.”
four. 16MB FRAM for Automotive & Industry
Infineon Technologies is receiving orders for 8 and 16 Mbit FRAM (electrical random access memory) intended for non-volatile automotive and industrial data logging. “The memories feature operation from 1.71V to 3.6V, support up to 54Mbit/s throughput via a low-tooth interface and are available in a RoHS-compliant, 24-ball FBGA package,” according to the company. “These products combine low-power operation with instantaneous volatility and unlimited read/write endurance.” It claimed that the read and write performance is equivalent to the parallel interface battery-backed fixed RAM with an access time of 35 nanoseconds.
3. Synaptics buys Emza Visual Sense
Synaptics has acquired Emza Visual Sense, a company specializing in optical sensing with artificial intelligence. The extension expands Synaptics’ niche in Edge AI and allows it to instantly serve the PC market with a proven solution for Human Presence Detection (HPD) applications, supporting real-time detection and scene detection features, while addressing system user security and privacy concerns.
two. SiFive’s high-performance RISC-V cores
SiFive has announced two high-performance RISC-V processing cores. “The P670 and P470 are specifically designed for the most demanding workloads of wearables and other advanced consumer applications,” said Chris Jones, Vice President of SiFive. “We’ve improved these RISC-V Vector-enabled products to deliver improvements in performance and efficiency, and we’re in ratings with a number of top-tier customers.” Both are also available in space-saving versions without vector units.
1. ingenious strategy [Mannerisms]The US has been either very smart or very lucky in its strategy to deprive China of an advanced chip industry. The US sat idly by while China spent hundreds of billions of dollars – $170 billion alone in the National Integrated Circuit Fund – to support manufacturers and start-ups. Then I proceeded to pick these investments one by one for various reasons – IP theft, selling to the military, supplying unauthorized clients and so on – until the projects failed one by one because the US deprived them of software, machines or skilled people.