Most Read Articles – 90nm FD-SOI, Great Resignation, 5G

What are the topics covered? There’s 90nm FD-SOI fabrication, chip makers under investigation, the big resignation, Sierra Wireless and 5G market share…

5. Skywater and Google enable open source 90nm FD-SOI fabrication
Google and SkyWater, the hi-rel fab, are to develop an open source design capability for Skywater’s 90nm FD-SOI process. This will then give IC design houses a path to volume production. Skywater received $15 million for the project from the US Department of Defense. Google needs to provide the expertise and computing power like it did in 2020 when it enabled open source design on Skywater’s 130nm process.

4. China investigates chip makers for failures [Mannerisms]
As the United States prepares to dish out $250 billion to its chip industry, China has reportedly opened three investigations into men believed to be responsible for the relative failure of China’s costly efforts to develop a technologically advanced chip industry. significant. The three men are: former Minister of Industry and Information Technology – Xiao Yaqing – head of the National Integrated Circuit Fund (often called the “Big Fund”) Ding Wenwu – and former chairman of Tsinghua Unigroup – Zhao Weiguo.


3. Why do people quit their jobs? [Mannerisms]
Research conducted in Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, the UK and the US by McKinsey & Company reveals that among employees who chose to leave their jobs from April 2020 to April 2022, 65% have not yet returned to the same area. The reasons most frequently cited by people leaving their jobs are: ‘lack of career development/advancement’ and ‘inadequate compensation’. The importance of a good boss is also emphasized, however, with the third most common response being indifferent or uninspiring leaders.

2. Huawei, Nokia and Ericsson will take 74.5% of the 5G market this year
Huawei, Ericsson and Nokia will account for 74.5% of the global base station market in 2022, according to TrendForce. O-RAN is the answer to the political situation with Huawei and the financial implications of having a near-monopoly of only three end-to-end vendors. However, O-RAN has more security issues than end-to-end providers.

1. Semtech reportedly bought Sierra Wireless
Semtech, the Californian LoRa specialist, is, according to Bloomberg, at an advanced stage of negotiations to buy Sierra Wireless, the Canadian IoT specialist. With LoRa becoming the accepted wireless technology for long range networks – up to 3 miles in urban areas and 10 in rural areas – it makes sense to combine the two companies. Semtech focused on extending the application of LoRAWAN. Earlier this year, the company partnered with Lacuna Space to expand LoRaWAN coverage by adding satellite-to-satellite IoT connectivity using Long Range Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (LR-FHSS) technology.

Amanda J. Marsh