What topics are covered this week? There’s security for AMD’s Ryzen Pro 6000 laptop processors, Northrop Grumman building a 25,000 square foot commercial facility in Albuquerque, and supply issues for the Indian and Russian domestic IC markets…
5. AMD beefs up security for Ryzen Pro 6000 laptop processors
AMD released more information about its Ryzen 6000 Pro series of laptop processors, featuring eight 6nm “Zen 3+” cores and RDNA 2 graphics. longer battery life when running Microsoft Office and video conferencing software, but there has also been an emphasis on cybersecurity provisions. “We have seen new threats emerge as cybercrimes have increased during the Covid-19 pandemic,” according to AMD.
4. India can only supply 9% of the domestic IC market
India’s semiconductor industry can only supply 9% of its $27 billion local market, according to a report by the Indian Electronic and Semiconductors Association (IESA). India’s semiconductor market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16% from 2019 to 2026 to reach $64 billion in 2026, accounting for 22% of total end-equipment revenue, according to IESA. 80% of market demand comes from cell phones, smart wearables, computing and other industrial components, according to the IESA.
3. Northrop Grumman built for military and space operations in Albuquerque
Northrop Grumman is building a 25,000 square foot facility in Albuquerque that will support its commercial national security space operations, space system mission management and cybersecurity missions. Specifically, it will serve the US Kirtland Air Force Base and other US military customers. The facility is expected to open in early 2023. “This expansion will enhance our ability to support our customers’ missions as their national security space requirements evolve,” the company said.
2. The backward Russian chip industry [Mannerisms]
It is surprising how backward the Russian semiconductor industry seems. Following the inclusion last month of Russia’s largest chip company, Mikron, on the list of US entities following the invasion of Ukraine, Russia has proposed a plan to spend $38 billion to develop domestic chip capability. The plan, which is to be approved by the prime minister on Thursday, aims to have a 28nm process in place by 2030.
1. Russia aims for domestic 28nm process by 2030
Russia has drawn up a plan to spend $38.4 billion to develop a domestic semiconductor industry, Cnews reports, with an initial goal of having a 90nm process in place this year, and a long-term goal. term to have a national 28nm process by 2030. The plan is due to be finalized and sent to the Prime Minister for approval on Thursday. Following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the United States banned companies from selling chips and the technology to make chips to Russia.