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Monday, February 07, 2022

ST's SiC wafer megafactory ... Toshiba's 300mm power fab ... Nexeon's manufacturing bost ... II-VI qualifies 1200V SiC MOSFET

News this week from the new look eeNews Europe by Nick Flaherty www.flaherty.co.uk

ST starts on European SiC wafer ‘megafactory’

Business news | February 2, 2022

STMicroelectronics is building a major plant in Europe to make silicon carbide (SiC) wafers for its booming electric vehicle business.



EU takes aim at standards

Business news | February 4, 2022

The European Union is to revise 69 standards that it sees as strategically important to the development of environmentally-friendly and…


US looks to quantum-ready workers

Technology News | February 3, 2022

The US government is releasing a national strategy to develop quantum skills with funding for schemes. The ‘National Strategic Plan…


Raspberry Pi moves to 64bit Linux

Technology News | February 4, 2022

Raspberry Pi is trialling a beta of a 64bit version of Linux that runs on the majority of its boards,…


Europe leads first World Quantum Day

Technology News | February 4, 2022

The first World Quantum Day is to be held on April 14th, with online talks from a wide range of…




Nexeon heads for production of silicon battery materials

Interviews | February 4, 2022

Silicon battery pioneer Nexeon has raised $80m with a key Korean investor to start…


Toshiba to build new 300mm power fab

Business news | February 4, 2022

Toshiba is to build a 300mm wafer fab for power semiconductors Construction of the…


Prysmian raises €135m for cable R&D

Business news | February 3, 2022

Cable giant Prysmian Group has raised €135m for its research and development plans to…


Verkor to build first gigafactory in Dunkirk

Business news | February 4, 2022

French battery startup Verkor is to build its first Gigafactory in the port city…


II-VI qualifies its 1200V SiC MOSFET

Technology News | February 3, 2022

II‐VI has qualified its 1200 V silicon carbide MOSFET platform for automotive use and…


First 5A eFuse for server designs

Technology News | February 1, 2022

Alpha and Omega Semiconductor has launched its first eFuse product for sub-power rails in…


First IPX67 two piece waterproof connector for rugged power

New Products | January 28, 2022

Yokowo’s two piece TBR and TBP series connector are the first IPX7 rated connector…


800G test systems to improve power efficiency in data centres

New Products | February 4, 2022

Keysight Technologies has expanded its range of high-speed digital 800G test systems to improve the power efficiency of components and…



Wednesday, February 02, 2022

Adacore teams for Rust toolchain ... Sigfox seeks a buyer ... Framework's sustainable laptop deal ... Siltronics wafer deal collapses

News from the new look eeNews Europe by Nick Flaherty 

AdaCore teams for safety-critical Rust toolchain

Technology News 

Embedded software tool developer AdaCore is teaming up with Ferrous Systems on a toolchain for the Rust programming language. The strategic…


Triple combo Matter chip combines WiFi 6/6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and 802.15.4

New Products 

Synaptics has launched a system on chip (SoC) that combines WiFi 6/6E, Bluetooth 5.2, and 802.15.4/Thread with the Matter protocol.


TT Electronics boosts medical business with Radwave deal

Business news 

UK contract manufacturer TT Electronics has signed an exclusive manufacturing agreement with a US medical equipment company. The deal with…


Framework raises $18m for sustainable laptop

Business news 

US startup Framework has raised $18m (€16m) to further develop its modular, fully upgradeable and repairable laptop technology. The Series…


Global politics sinks $5.3bn wafer deal

Business news

German regulators have declined to approve a deal for a Taiwanese company to acquire a local wafer manufacturer in a…


Sigfox seeks a buyer

Business news 

French IoT network operator Sigfox has filed for commercial protection in a Toulouse court as it looks for a buyer.


EU to go head to head with SpaceX and OneWeb with quantum encryption

Technology News 

The European Union (EU) is about to put forward plans for a broadband satellite network using quantum encryption in service…


Siemens drives world’s largest Hydro-Floating Solar Hybrid Project

Business news

First pilot project with 45MW solar and 36MW hydroelectric capacity uses SICAM microgrid real-time…


Electric conversion programme for the classic Mini

Business news 

BMW is opening up a programme to convert a UK classic car, the Mini,…


Williams Advanced Engineering sold in £164m deal

Business news 

Williams Advanced Engineering (WA) is to be sold to Fortescue of Australia for £164m…


Siemens, UMC team on Tanner design kits for power chips


Siemens collaborates with UMC on process design kits (PDKs) for 110nm and 180nm BCD…


Double boost for European power design

Business news 

Toshiba and Innoscience tap European power skills with high voltage R&D lab and GaN…


University spinout for battery digital twins

Business news 

 A spinout from the University of Birmingham and Imperial College London aims to speed…


NAWA raises €18m for carbon nanotube ultracapacitor factory

Business news

NAWA Technologies (NAWA) in France has raised €18.3m for production of its Vertically Aligned…


Custom power management chip for first Cartier solar watch

Technology News 

e-peas in Belgium has developed a custom 2 x 2mm power management chip for…


Atmosic raises $72m, launches self powered Bluetooth 5.3 chip

Business news 

Energy harvesting IoT chip developer Atmosic has raised $72m and launched a self-powered Bluetooth…


Veolia plans first UK electric vehicle battery recycling plant

Business news 

Waste company Veolia sees ‘urban mining’ plant as unlocking UK’s lithium-ion battery reserves…


Breakthrough brings GaN advantages to silicon power MOSFETs

Technology News 

Applied Novel Devices in Auston is working with SkyWater Technologies to develop a silicon…


US window maker backs transparent solar cell startup

Business news

US window and door maker Andersen has made a strategic investment in transparent solar cell startup Ubiquitous…