Lam Research, a US-based supplier of chip wafer fabrication equipment and provider of services for the semiconductor industry, has reportedly started to cut 10% or more of its staff in China.
As the target valuation of Mobileye, an autonomous driving subsidiary of Intel, continues to be lowered, the field of autonomous driving chips in China is active. Many local car companies such as Great Wall Motor and BYD are accelerating their investments in the chip industry.
The US’s Bureau of Industry and Security added 31 new Chinese entities to an "Unverified List" on October 7, a move that affects fields like electric vehicles, aerospace and even smartphones.
The Chinese division of ASML, a leading Dutch semiconductor equipment manufacturer, announced on September 2 that it employed more than 1,500 employees in the country as of the end of August.
Shenzhen-based Sitan Technology has completed several rounds of financing. The investors include China Fortune-Tech Capital, Xiaomi Industrial Investment Management Co., Ltd., and others.
Quillion Technology, which has been in operation for more than half a year and was working on general-purpose computing and data center solutions, informed all staff on August 5 that the company would cease its operations.
Shanghai-based chip firm Biren Technology held the Biren Explore Summit 2022 on August 9, during which it formally released its first general-purpose GPU chip series: the BR100.
A new 12-inch wafer CIM localization project in Beijing operated by China's leading chipmaker, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), was recently suspended.
Gatesea, a supplier of new energy and smart grid chips, has completed a round A of financing worth nearly 100 million yuan ($14.79 million), according to an announcement issued on July 27 by Profir Capital, a financial consultant of the deal.
ByteDance has activated at least four chip projects, including AI chips, server chips, FPGA NIC (intelligent network card in Field Programmable Gate Array or FPGA) and RISC-V.
On July 20, Cmind-SEMI announced the completion of a new round of financing worth several hundred million yuan. It was led by Legend Capital.
SiEngine, a 7-nanometer auto-grade SoC provider, on July 19 announced the completion of its Round A financing in which it raised nearly one billion yuan ($148.3 million).
On July 19, Chinese smart chip company CIX announced the completion of a Pre-A round of financing. It was jointly led by NIO Capital and Qiming Venture Partners.
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Shanghai-based computer chip firm SMIC, announced late Thursday that Zhou Meisheng, Executive Vice President of Technology Research & Development and a core technician of the company, has retired.
Unicore Communications, Inc., a highly integrated chip manufacturer based in China, announced on Friday that its global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning modules have been adapted to the NVIDIA Jetson AI computing platform.
The United States Department of Commerce is considering a ban on Chinese companies selling advanced chip manufacturing equipment.
Zunpai Communication Technology (Nanjing) Co., Ltd., a Chinese wireless communication chip company, announced on Monday that it has obtained several hundred million yuan in a pre-A round of financing.
Chinese automotive-grade edge AI chipmaker Horizon Robotics announced on Thursday that electric vehicle maker Niutron's first model, the Niutron NV, would be equipped with Horizon's Journey 2 and Journey 5 chips.
Chinese semiconductor manufacturer Black Sesame Technologies announced on Monday that its Huashan-2 A1000 autonomous driving chip will begin mass production this year.