Cobot market to reach USD 9+ billion by 2025 A new report from Tractica is forecasting continued rapid growth for the global collaborative robot (cobot) market over the next few years, reaching revenue of USD 9.7 billion by 2025.
Si wafer shipments recede for fourth straight quarter Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments slid for the fourth consecutive quarter of 2019, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its most recent quarterly analysis of the industry.
Decline in Q4 DRAM contract prices lessens as buying momentum recovers According to the latest analysis from the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce, Q4 DRAM ASP is as of yet undergoing a slight QoQ decline, but this decline has shrunk down to 5%.
2019 shipment of flat-panel display driver IC show negative growth Reduced panel shipment is causing the demand for flat-panel display driver IC to undergo a corresponding decline, says the WitsView research division of TrendForce.
Global semiconductor sales increase 3.4% MoM in September Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached USD 106.7 billion during the third quarter of 2019, an increase of 8.2% over the previous quarter and 14.6% less than the third quarter of 2018, says SIA.
MEMS and sensors fab capacity to grow 25% through 2023 Total worldwide installed capacity for MEMS and sensors fabs is forecast to grow 25% to 4.7 million wafers per month from 2018 to 2023, driven by explosive demand across communications, transportation, medical, mobile, industrial and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications, says SEMI.
NA semi equipment industry posts September 2019 billings North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted USD 1.95 billion in billings worldwide in September 2019, according to SEMI.
2019 MPU slump snaps nine years of record sales A modest rebound is expected in 2020, followed by new all-time high sales in 2021, according to market researcher IC Insights.
TV panel makers began to massively reduce capacities in Sep. TrendForce's latest survey showed that TV panel prices generally have been lower than the cash costs. Thus, panel makers' loss of money has continually expanded.
PC DRAM contract prices stabilised in August The global market research firm TrendForce reports that the average contract price of 8GB PC DRAM modules remained constant at USD 25.5 in August, showing no noticeable change from the previous month.
Global semiconductor sales down 15.9% YoY in August The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) says that worldwide sales of semiconductors were USD 34.2 billion in August 2019, a decrease of 15.9% from the August 2018 total of USD 40.7 billion but 2.5% more than the July 2019 total of USD 33.4 billion.
Total wafer shipments to drop 6% in 2019 Total wafer shipments in 2019 are expected to decline 6% from last year's historic high, with growth resuming in 2020 and shipments reaching a new high in 2022, according to SEMI's annual semiconductor industry silicon shipment forecast.
TSMC’s fab investments set the stage for sale surge in 2H19 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s heavy investments in advanced wafer-fab technology are set to pay off significantly for the world’s largest silicon foundry as it continues the production ramp of 7nm ICs in the second half of this year, according to IC Insights.
NA semi equipment industry posts August 2019 billings North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted USD 2.00 billion in billings worldwide in August 2019, according to SEMI.
Semiconductor acquisitions regain momentum in 2019 This year’s merger and acquisition announcements are driven by deals in networking and wireless connectivity ICs and by suppliers adding products for automotive systems and other strong-growth markets into the next decade, says IC Insights.
Robot investment reaches record $16.5 billion in 2018 The new World Robotics report shows an annual global sales value of USD 16.5 billion in 2018 – a new record. 422’000 units were shipped globally in 2018 – an increase of 6% compared to the previous year.
Fabs valued at nearly $50 billion to start construction in 2020 SEMI reports that investments in new fab projects starting construction in 2020 is expected to reach nearly USD 50 billion, up about USD 12 billion from 2019.
US-China trade impacts global top ten IC design companies The global top ten IC design companies for 2Q19 ranked by revenue have just been released by TrendForce, in which we see revenues of the top five all falling YoY.
Global semiconductor sales decrease 15.5% YoY in July Global sales increase slightly on a month-to-month basis, but all regional markets down compared to last year
Toshiba Memory could make huge gains from Lite-On’s SSD business Taiwan’s Lite-On Technology Corp. (Lite-On) announced on August 30 that it will offload the entire stake of its SSD business to Toshiba Memory Holdings Corp. (TMCHD).
European semi distribution slows down through spring quarter DMASS reports a decline of 1% in semiconductor growth in Q2/2019. Slowdown expected after two record years. Italy, Russia and Israel struggle. Power, Analog and Logic hold up strongly.
Top-15 semiconductor suppliers’ sales fall by 18% in 1H19 Sony was the only top-15 semiconductor supplier to register year-over-year growth in 1H19. IC Insights details the development.
NA semiconductor equipment industry posts July 2019 billings North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted USD 2.03 billion in billings worldwide in July 2019 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI.
Top 10 DRAM module suppliers by revenue, which grew by over 40% YoY in 2018 According to the latest global DRAM module supplier rankings by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, although DRAM prices took a downturn in 2H18, ASP for the whole year came above 10% in 2017.
Global automotive LED revenue still on the rise the global automotive market has been showing declines since 2018 amid global trade frictions and economic recessions, but the penetration rates of LEDs in various major automotive lighting products continued to rise, says LEDinside, a division of TrendForce,
2Q DRAM revenue Falls by 9.1% QoQ - 3Q quotes still set to fall According to investigations by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, quote trends for various products, including commodity DRAM, server DRAM and consumer DRAM, fell by nearly 30%, with the exception of discrete mobile DRAM/ eMCP products, whose declines fell within the 10-20% range.
Mid-year global semi sales down 14.5% compared to 2018 worldwide sales of semiconductors reached USD 98.2 billion during the second quarter of 2019, a small increase of 0.3% over the previous quarter, but 16.8 percent less than the second quarter of last year, says The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)
Spot and contract prices split ways DRAMeXchange finds that although spot prices have increased by 24% on average since the start of July, the scale of the spot market is too small to relieve suppliers of their high inventory levels by any noticeable amount.
Mobile DRAM prices continue declining by over 10% in 3Q19 Investigations by DRAMeXchange show peak season demand growth and, in turn, production volume growth for the smartphone market in 3Q weakening in comparison to previous peak-seasons, for which production volume growths of 10% QoQ and above were the norm.
All-time high revenues and profits for Data Respons ASA The Norwegian embedded company Data Respons ASA reports the best second quarter and first half of a year in 2019.
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