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36 PCB007 MAGAZINE I JULY 2022 Worldwide Semiconductor Market Expected to Increase 16.3% in 2022 E e European Semiconductor Industry Asso- ciation (ESIA) reports on the release of the new semiconductor market forecast gener- ated in May 2022 by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS). Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device Develops High-Voltage Motor Driver IC Products E Hitachi Power Semiconductor Device, Ltd. has developed two high-voltage motor driver ICs, primarily for room air-conditioners. e single-chip IC products are able to tolerate large variation of supply voltage. Off-season Offsets Wafer Pricing Increase, 1Q22 Foundry Output Value Up 8.2% QoQ E According to TrendForce research, although demand for consumer electronics remains weak, structural growth demand in the semi- conductor industr y—including for ser vers, high-performance computing, automotive, and industrial equipment—has not flagged, becoming a key driver for medium- and long- term foundry growth. Hitachi High-Tech Launches Dark Field Wafer Defect Inspection System DI2800 E Hitachi High-Tech Corporation announced the launch of the Hitachi Dark Field Wafer Defect Inspection System DI2800, a critical component in any semiconductor manufactur- er's metrology capabilities. Cadence Design IP Portfolio in TSMC's N5 Process Gains Broad Adoption Among Leading Semiconductor, System Companies E Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announced a wide range of leading semiconductor and system customers have successfully adopted the comprehensive line-up of Cadence® Design IP in TSMC's industry-leading 5nm process technology. Lattice, AMI Expand Partnership to Secure Next-Gen Server and Datacenter Platforms E Lattice Semiconductor, a low-power program- mable leader, announced it has expanded its long-running partnership with AMI. Siemens Extends Support of Multiple IC Design Solutions for TSMC's Latest Processes E At the TSMC 2022 Technology Sympo- sium, Siemens Digital Industries Soware announced that its ongoing collaboration with longtime foundry partner TSMC has resulted in new product certifications for several of Sie- mens' most advanced toolsets. Cisco, Ford CEOs to Discuss the Role of Technology in Transforming the Automotive Industry E "If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses." Famously cred- ited to auto pioneer Henry Ford, these words imply that in times of massive change, predict- ing what's next is close to impossible.

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