SMIC to invest $8.87 billion in chipmaking plant in Shanghai

On Friday, China’s Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp said, it will invest $8.87 billion to build a chip plant in Shanghai. The development underscores Beijing’s efforts to boost its independence in the chip manufacturing sector. The development comes at a time when global chipmakers are struggling to fulfill orders from the electronics and automotive industries triggering new…

Samsung boosts investments in non-memory chips to $151 billion

On Thursday, in a statement Samsung Electronics stated, it has raised its planned investment in non-memory chips to $151 billion (171 trillion won) through 2030, in a development that sees the company joining its peers in ramping up investments in the sector midst a global shortage in semiconductors. Samsung’s has increased its investment target from…

Quebec-based Lion Electric Co aims to go public through SPAC

In a statement, Lion Electric Co stated it plans on going public through a merger with blank-check company Northern Genesis Acquisition Corp. The startup aims to ramp up production capacity to tap growing demands for electric vehicles. Known for its yellow electric school buses, Quebec-based Lion Electric expects to receive around $500 million of net…