ELECTRONICS NEWS HIGHLIGHTS 04/25/2022
Electronic news highlights 04/25/2022
1. Worldwide semiconductor equipment sales surge 44% to industry record $102.6 billion in 2021
According to SEMI, global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment surged 44% from $71.2 billion in 2020 to $102.6 billion in 2021. This increase highlights the global semiconductor industry’s aggressive push to add capacity to address a wide range of emerging high-tech applications that will enable a smarter digital world with countless social benefits.
2. EVs to Profit from Next-Generation Batteries
IonQ and Hyundai Motor Company have partnered to develop unique variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) approaches for researching lithium compounds and chemical interactions in battery chemistry. Improved batteries may help EVs address certain problems such as limited range, sluggish charging, and limited battery lifetime.
3. Kioxia and Western Digital jointly invest in a new flash memory manufacturing facility in Yokkaichi Plant
Kioxia Corporation and Western Digital Corporation announced to jointly invest in the first phase of the Fab7 (Y7) manufacturing facility at Kioxia’s Yokkaichi Plant in the Mie Prefecture of Japan. This joint-venture investment enhances Yokkaichi Plant ‘s position as the world's largest flash memory manufacturing site.