World Vol.147 (BBC, AFP)


World Vol.146 (TorontoStar, AP, etc.)


World Vol.145 (G7 Summit 2021 in Cornwall)


World Vol.144 (G7 Summit 2021 in Cornwall)


World Vol.143 (U.S., etc.)


World Vol.142


https://twitter.com/dw_sports/status/1403263237869785090


https://twitter.com/France24_en/status/1403028678993498119


https://twitter.com/johnhamdavidson/status/1394657321851269125
https://twitter.com/PortsChamber/status/1402749950203682820


https://twitter.com/olgatuleninova/status/1399459214611861506


World Vol.141 (U.S., etc.)


https://twitter.com/Ekateri03519672/status/1399606903274151936


Science and Technology Vol.66 (copper, silicon…/gallium…, etc.)

https://twitter.com/BoschPress/status/1399670818246856706


https://twitter.com/CoolMagSL/status/1312346765006434309

https://twitter.com/NadWGab/status/1038741609138061314


https://twitter.com/BLMAlaska/status/1396904156422676489


https://twitter.com/CastilloCopper/status/1397530576161280006


https://twitter.com/anasalhajji/status/1396674714643357696


https://twitter.com/Long2The/status/1397949672006815746


https://twitter.com/electronicspec/status/1386270037317664775

Tech Spotlight Casebook 2021 (w PDF; 05/2021) | @BelferCenter


https://twitter.com/TheSun/status/1397424760112488449


World Vol.140 (U.S., etc.)

https://twitter.com/RevereCopper/status/1288489799188393984


https://twitter.com/joncoopertweets/status/1396306525669445635


https://twitter.com/Ohmszy/status/1400964664469594116


https://twitter.com/MassEMA/status/1399763336003215362


https://twitter.com/andyvalencianoy/status/1400618215915544577


https://twitter.com/rogue_trippers/status/1400435589611204609

Belfer Center Annual Report 2020 (w PDF; 01/2021) | @BelferCenter


World Vol.139 (semiconductor)

10 LARGEST SEMICONDUCTOR COMPANIES IN THE WORLD (03/08/2021) | Zippia
Intel (INTC); Samsung Electronics; Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (TSMC); SK Hynix Inc.; Broadcom Corporation; Qualcomm; Micron Technology; Applied Materials; Nvidia Corporation; Texas Instruments Inc.

15 Biggest Semiconductor Companies in the World (01/07/2021) | @yahoolife
Intel (NASDAQ: INTC); Samsung; Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. (NYSE: TSM); Qualcomm (NASDAQ: QCOM); SK Hynix; Micron Technology (NASDAQ: MU); Broadcom (NASDAQ: AVGO); Applied Materials (NASDAQ: AMAT); Texas Instruments (NASDAQ: TXN); NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA); STMicroelectronics NV (NYSE: STM); Lam Research (NASDAQ: LRCX); Advanced Micro Devices (NASDAQ: AMD); Infineon Technologies; NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI)

20 Most Promising Semiconductor Companies (2017) | @SINewsUpdates
SIERRA CIRCUITS; AppliedMicro; Cadence Design Systems; Infineon Technologies; OmniPHY; Applied Materials; Broadcom; Cactus Semiconductor; Cavium; DXCorr Design; GeneSiC Semiconductor; GigaCom Semiconductor; Intel [NASDAQ:INTC]; InvenSense [NYSE:INVN]; KLA Tencor [NASDAQ:KLAC]; MaxLinear [NYSE:MXL]; Microchip Technology [NASDAQ:MCHP]; Moschip [BSE:532407]; Qualcomm [NASDAQ:QCOM]; Synopsys [NASDAQ:SNPS]

10 Biggest Semiconductor Companies (07/30/2020) | @Investopedia
Intel Corp. (INTC); Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSM); Qualcomm Inc. (QCOM); Broadcom Inc. (AVGO); Micron Technology Inc. (MU); Texas Instruments Inc. (TXN); ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd. (ASX); NVIDIA Corp. (NVDA); STMicroelectronics NV (STM); NXP Semiconductors NV (NXPI)

Top 50 Semiconductor Manufacturing Companies in the World (05/31/2021) | @rayguide
Top 10 Best Semiconductor Manufacturing Companies in the World; List of Next Top 40 Best Semiconductor Manufacturing Companies in the World

26 SEMICONDUCTOR COMPANIES EMPOWERING TECHNOLOGICAL GROWTH ACROSS INDUSTRIES (05/03/2021) | @BuiltIn
AMBIQ MICRO; BROADCOM; MARVELL; SENTONS; CELERA; NUVIA; CORSAIR; TEMPO AUTOMATION; APPLE; UNIVERSAL SEMICONDUCTOR; AMD; CADENCE DESIGN SYSTEMS; II-VI; GCT SEMICONDUCTOR; SYNTIANT; ALIEN TECHNOLOGY; REAL SILICON; LIGHTMATTER; SILICON TURNKEY SOLUTIONS; PATCHR.IO; VOLTA LABS; VITA INCLINATA TECHNOLOGIES; NANOGRAF CORPORATION; LIGHTELLIGENCE; DOVER MICROSYSTEMS; REVELHMI

TSMC dominance as the world’s largest chipmaker explained (04/02/2021) | @TechWireAsia

EU Weighs Deal With TSMC, Samsung for Semiconductor Foundry To Fix Supply Chain Risk (02/10/2021) | @business

2 charts show how much the world depends on Taiwan for semiconductors (03/15/2021) | @CNBC

Semiconductor Companies: Where Are They In The Chip Cycle? (05/24/2021) | @IBDinvestors

Boom quarter for top 10 semiconductor companies (05/25/2021) | @eeNewsEurope

Regaining The Edge In U.S. Chip Manufacturing (10/26/2020) | @SemiEngineering

How to Create a Vibrant Semiconductor Manufacturing Industry in the United States (07/13/2020) | @3DInCites

Top IC design companies worldwide 2020 (03/31/2021) | @StatistaCharts

Revenue of Top 10 IC Design (Fabless) Companies for 2020 Undergoes 26.4% Increase YoY Due to High Demand for Notebooks and Networking Products, Says TrendForce (03/25/2021) | @designreuse

Global Top Ten IC Design Companies Ranked by Revenue; Only Qualcomm and MediaTek Suffered Decreases (03/04/2019) | @designreuse

Fabless Semiconductor Companies Stocks List | @SwingTradeBot

Lagging but motivated: The state of China’s semiconductor industry (01/07/2021) | @BrookingsInst

Fab Or Fabless: Which One Do You Choose? (03/27/2017) | Sigenics

U.S. companies maintain largest share of fabless company IC sales | Semiconductor Digest

Fabless Companies vs. IDMs in the Semiconductor Industry (10/23/2012) | @Samsung

The Future of Semiconductor Industry from “Fabless” Perspective (PDF; 02/01/2008) | @Berkeley_EECS

Why Fabless Semiconductor Companies Rely on Tensoft SemiOps (w Video; 05/03/2021) | @erpsoftwareblog

5 Fabs Own 54% of Global Semiconductor Capacity (02/10/2021) | @EPSNewsonline
Samsung; TSMC; Micron; SK Hynix; Kioxia/WD
Five Semiconductor Companies Hold 53% of Global Wafer Capacity (02/13/2020) | IC Insights, Inc.

If Intel Builds A Fab In The U.S. It Should Focus On Developing Its Foundry Business Model (05/11/2020) | @Forbes

Top 10 Semiconductor Foundries of The World in 2020 (12/18/2020) | @Technosports

Top 5 Vendors in the Global Semiconductor Foundry Market from 2017 to 2021: Technavio (07/14/2017) | @BusinessWire
TSMC; GLOBALFOUNDRIES; UMC; SMIC; SAMSUNG

5 Top Semiconductor Fab Stocks to Invest in During the Global Chip Shortage: It’s a good time to be in the chip-manufacturing business. (04/02/2021) | @TheMotleyFool

Top 3 Semiconductor Foundry Stocks To Buy (03/21/2019) | @SeekingAlpha

Foundries Services | @AnySilicon

SK Telecom calls for bigger investment in semiconductor foundry (04/22/2021) | Aju Business Daily

SEMICONDUCTOR FOUNDRY MARKET – GROWTH, TRENDS, COVID-19 IMPACT, AND FORECASTS (2021 – 2026) | @MordorIntel

Leading semiconductor foundries revenue worldwide from 2019 to 2021, by quarter (in million U.S. dollars) | @StatistaChart

Can China Become the World Leader in Semiconductors?: China’s semiconductor industry faces considerable challenges in reaching global leadership status. But don’t assume it’s impossible. (09/25/2020) | @Diplomat_APAC

Foundries Multi-Projects Wafer (MPW) | Mirror Semiconductor, Inc.


World Vol.138 (G7, etc.)


https://twitter.com/TheParachuteReg/status/1400344553023016966


https://twitter.com/_The51/status/1399427389352931336


https://twitter.com/EUCouncil/status/1281310054096998403

https://twitter.com/CBItweets/status/1399244250408128513


https://twitter.com/G7/status/1398708341338263560


https://twitter.com/OECD_ENV/status/1397190858798243850


https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/1399302473161101312


https://twitter.com/TomHall/status/1397303402858647552


https://twitter.com/Yankees/status/1390804948716302338


https://twitter.com/KOB4/status/1399777768632504320


https://twitter.com/KOB4/status/1399713599690481668


Science and Technology Vol.65 (semiconductor)




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DvYfs6rXKuE

Semiconductor Materials Types” Groups & Classifications | @ElecNotes
Germanium; Silicon; Gallium arsenide; Silicon carbide; Gallium Nitride; Gallium phosphide; Cadmium sulphide; Lead sulphide …

What is a Semiconductor? Types, Examples & Applications | @SyedZainNasir

Semiconductor Devices and Circuits, Applications | ElProCus

Different Types of Semiconductor Devices | @eh_org

Understanding the difference between n- and p-type semiconductors (03/03/2021) | Mesago Messe Frankfurt GmbH

P-Type, N-Type Semiconductors | LibreTexts

Semiconductors | lumen

Semiconductors | The Fact Factor

Types of Semiconductor Devices | @ToshibaUSA

Semiconductors | BYJU’S

Doped Semiconductors | Hyperphysics

Semiconductor (05/18/2020) | Investopia
Types of Semiconductors
Broadly speaking, semiconductors fall into four main product categories:
Memory: Memory chips serve as temporary storehouses of data and pass information to and from computer devices’ brains. The consolidation of the memory market continues, driving memory prices so low that only a few giants like Toshiba, Samsung and NEC can afford to stay in the game.
Microprocessors: These are central processing units that contain the basic logic to perform tasks. Intel’s domination of the microprocessor segment has forced nearly every other competitor, with the exception of Advanced Micro Devices, out of the mainstream market and into smaller niches or different segments altogether.
Commodity Integrated Circuit: Sometimes called “standard chips”, these are produced in huge batches for routine processing purposes. Dominated by very large Asian chip manufacturers, this segment offers razor-thin profit margins that only the biggest semiconductor companies can compete for.
Complex SOC: “System on a Chip” is essentially all about the creation of an integrated circuit chip with an entire system’s capability on it. The market revolves around growing demand for consumer products that combine new features and lower prices. With the doors to the memory, microprocessor and commodity integrated circuit markets tightly shut, the SOC segment is arguably the only one left with enough opportunity to attract a wide range of companies.

How Semiconductors Work (02/11/2021) | @HowStuffWorks

What are semiconductors? | @HitachiGlobal

Semiconductor Industry Association | @SIAAmerica

Semiconductor | Britannica

The Chip Shortage Keeps Getting Worse. Why Can’t We Just Make More? (05/06/2021) | @business
… it takes years to build semiconductor fabrication facilities and billions of dollars—and even then the economics are so brutal that you can lose out if your manufacturing expertise is a fraction behind the competition. …
Manufacturing a chip typically takes more than three months and involves giant factories, dust-free rooms, multi-million-dollar machines, molten tin and lasers. The end goal is to transform wafers of silicon—an element extracted from plain sand—into a network of billions of tiny switches called transistors…

Can Investors Profit From the Semiconductor Shortage?: Yes, you can. Here’s how. (05/28/2021) | @TMFZahrim,@TheMotleyFoolUK

The 2021 Technology Outlook for Silicon Carbide Semiconductors (03/08/2021) | @onsemi

Electronics Basics: What Is a Semiconductor? | @ForDummies

American Semiconductor, Inc

Semiconductor | @3M

Why there is a global semiconductor shortage, how it started, who it is hurting, and how long it could last (12/05/2021) | @scmp

America’s Semiconductor Industry Doesn’t Need $52 Billion in New Subsidies To Stay Ahead of China: Industrial policy is the wrong answer to a problem that mostly doesn’t exist. (05/27/2021) | @reason

Teradyne: Robots, 5G, Semiconductors – A Winning Formula For Sustainable Growth (05/30/2021) | @Teradyneinc,@SeekingAlpha

SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING | @semiEngineering