Price and lead time trends for 2Q 2021
Since the turn of the year 2021, the market has changed dramatically and ongoing strong demand continues to outstrip supply, perpetuating very long lead times and continual review of pricing by manufacturers.
Foundry revenue projected to reach historical high in 2021 As the global economy enters the post-pandemic era, technologies including 5G, WiFi6/6E, and HPC (high-performance computing) have been advancing rapidly, in turn bringing about a fundamental, structural change in the semiconductor industry as well, says TrendForce.
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AQ Group acquires Schaffner’s Power Magnetic Division Swedish AQ Group AB has signed an agreement with the Swiss company Schaffner Group to acquire its Power Magnetics Division.
Chinese companies hold only 5% of global IC market Propelled by 50% share of IDM sales and 64% share of fabless sales, U.S. companies captured 55% of the total worldwide IC market in 2020.
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2020 global semiconductor equipment sales surge 19% Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment surged 19% from USD 59.8 billion in 2019 to a new all-time high of USD 71.2 billion in 2020, says SEMI.
Top 10 semiconductor vendors by 2020 revenue Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled USD 466.2 billion in 2020, an increase of 10.4% from 2019, according to final results by Gartner, Inc.
Intel steps up as a supplier to the automotive industry According to Intel’s new CEO, Pat Gelsinger, the company is ready to step up and start making chips for car makers to take the edge off the current shortage that has hit the automotive industry hard.
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Fund II triples the size of TDK Ventures’ Fund I TDK Corporation's subsidiary TDK Ventures Inc. has closed its second fund, totalling USD 150 million in new capital. The new fund will primarily target early-stage, global investments in clean technology, advanced materials, industrial, robotics, energy, autonomous vehicles, electric vehicles, and healthtech segments.
MMI: Top 50 EMS sales reached $384 billion in 2020 Manufacturing Market Insider says that In 2020, sales from the Top 50 EMS companies accounted for USD 384 billion in revenue – an increase of USD 17 billion from 2019.
MacDermid Alpha opens new die attach applications centre MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions officially opened a Greater China Die Attach Application Centre on April 1st, 2021. The technology and application centre will house technical service and lab personnel, equipped with die attach assembly and process equipment.
Smartphone camera module shipment to hit new highs In response to consumers’ growing emphasis on camera performance as a major selling point of smartphones, smartphone brands have successively released multi-camera handsets to target this rising demand and seize market shares, in turn driving up the annual shipment volume of smartphone camera modules, according to TrendForce.
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Neonode to supply its tech to a major South Korean elevator OEM Neonode has received an order for and will supply touch sensor modules to Finetek, a Neonode value-added reseller, who has been selected by a major elevator OEM in South Korea to install its contactless elevator control panel solutions powered by Neonode’s technology in existing elevators in this market.
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Amphenol completes acquisition of MTS Systems Interconnect, antenna and sensor solutions provider, Amphenol Corporation, has completed its acquisition of MTS Systems Corporation. In connection with the close of the transaction, MTS common stock will cease to trade on the NASDAQ.
BAE Systems receives adaptive RF contracts from DARPA BAE Systems will design mechanisms for the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) that protect emerging wideband receivers from interference, enabling their use in contested and congested environments.
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Chinese suppliers take top spots in TV panel shipment ranking As Samsung Display (SDC) decided to extend the manufacturing operations of its Korea-based Gen 8.5 LCD fab, and tier-two panel suppliers are still slow to reassign their production capacities from TV panels to IT panels, TrendForce expects total TV panel shipment for 2021 to reach 269 million units, which is relatively unchanged compared to 2020 levels.
AMD and Xilinx stockholders approve proposed acquisition The stockholders of both companies voted to approve their respective proposals relating to the pending acquisition of Xilinx by AMD.
Renesas to shift production from fire-hit Naka fab The Japanese semiconductor manufacturer is reportedly set to shift some production from its fire damaged Naka fab to a facility in the southwestern prefecture of Ehime.
From ninth place in the global ranking to exiting the market TrendForce’s investigations finds that LG manufactured merely 30.6 million smartphones last year, which represented a 2.4% market share. The Korean company took ninth place in the global ranking of smartphone brands by production volume in 2020.
Netlist and SK hynix reach patent and technology agreement Netlist and SK hynix have reached an agreement for a patent cross license covering memory technologies of both companies and an agreement for the supply of SK hynix products and technical cooperation on Netlist's CXL HybriDIMM technology.
TT Electronics facility receives FDA registration in USA TT's manufacturing facility in Cleveland, Ohio has gained FDA registration status for medical device manufacturing. The registration allows the company to manufacture finished medical instruments and devices, like imaging and diagnostic systems, in the USA.
13% increase to lift total semi shipments to a new record high Total semiconductor unit shipments, which include integrated circuits as well as optoelectronics, sensor/actuator, and discrete (O-S-D) devices, are forecast to rise 13% in 2021, to 1,135.3 billion (1.1353 trillion) units to set a new all-time annual record.
SMTC is now a private company It was back in January 2021 that EMS provider SMTC Corporation announced that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement with an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a global alternative investment firm, which would transform the SMTC into a private company.
u‑blox acquires full ownership in Sapcorda JV Wireless and positioning technology specialist, u-blox, says that it has acquired full ownership of Sapcorda Services GmbH, a joint venture formed by u‑blox, Bosch, Geo++, and Mitsubishi Electric.
LG becomes first major brand to exit smartphone market LG Electronics has announced that it is closing its mobile business unit. The decision has already been approved by its board of directors.
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UCT completes acquisition of Ham-Let Ultra Clean Holdings (UCT) has completed the acquisition of Ham-Let (Israel-Canada) Ltd. for approximately USD 351 million. The acquisition expands UCT's addressable market in semiconductorsLoad more news