Tata to make a very, very big investment in semiconductors: chairman N. Chandrasekaran

Tata would make a “very, very big investment” in electronics and semiconductors and it would announce the fab, a specialised factory for production “very soon” to produce “multiple nodes”, Tata Sons chairman N. Chandrasekaran said in Chennai on Wednesday. Delivering the 20th Anantharamakrishnan Memorial Lecture, after receiving the MMA-Amalgamations Business Leadership Award 2023, Mr. Chandrasekaran … Read more

Foxconn: Foxconn to apply for India chipmaking incentives after pullout from Vedanta JV

A day after it withdrew from a $19.5 billion semiconductor joint venture with mining baron Anil Agarwal’s Vedanta Ltd, Foxconn said it plans to apply for incentives that India is offering under its semiconductor manufacturing policy. “Foxconn is committed to India and sees the country successfully establishing a robust semiconductor manufacturing ecosystem. Foxconn is working … Read more

India renews call for chipmakers as Anil Agarwal’s $19 billion plan drags

India is set to revive its effort to lure prospective chipmakers into the country as projects already disclosed, including billionaire Anil Agarwal’s $19 billion plan, are taking time to get off the ground. New Delhi plans to reopen the application process for $10 billion in incentives and assistance intended to encourage local chipmaking, people familiar … Read more

South Korea to surpass China in chip machine spending next year

South Korea is forecast to overtake China in spending on advanced chipmaking equipment next year in a sign of US export controls reshaping global supply chains for semiconductors. Korea will likely increase its investment in fab equipment by 41.5% to $21 billion in 2024 while China logs only a 2% increase to $16.6 billion, according … Read more

Samsung to continue with chip investment, undeterred by 8-year-low profit

South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Co on Tuesday indicated it has no plan to cut investment in chips this year, even as a weak global economy condemns the industry to its worst downturn in over a decade. The guidance bucks a broader industry trend to scale back spending and output, fanning concern that the world’s biggest … Read more

Historic crash for memory chips threatens to wipe out earnings

Now consumers and businesses are holding off on big purchases as they cope with inflation and rising interest rates. This time was supposed to be different. The memory-chip sector, famous for its boom-and-bust cycles, had changed its ways. A combination of more disciplined management and new markets for its products — including 5G technology and … Read more

Samsung plans to launch new research unit to combat semiconductor downfall

Tech giant Samsung is reportedly planning to launch a new in-house global research unit next month, to combat semiconductor downfall. The new organisation will launch under the Device Solutions Business Division and will be assigned to research new investment avenues, as well as, analyse the global semiconductor market, reports SamMobile. Due to the COVID-19 crisis, … Read more

Vedanta and Foxconn form JV to manufacture semiconductors in India

Chip shortage is leading new facilities coming up globally. Now Vedanta and Foxconn have joined together to set up one in India. Key points to note – A new JV has been set up where Vedanta will hold majority and Hon Hai Technology Group (also known as Foxconn) will hold minority. Quantum of investment, entity … Read more