Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 10.8% in 2020 to $464B
Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy, the semiconductor market performed strongly in 2020. Demand by industry was uneven throughout the year due to global lockdowns, remote work and education, and shifts in consumer buying behaviour, according to the IDC who believes that growth will accelerate this year, desipte market shortages.
Physik Instrumente continues expansion in Asia Physik Instrumente (PI) is expanding its precision motion offering in the Asia-Pacific region having invested in a new R&D and manufacturing center in Changzhou, China to specifically focus on the local demands in the APAC region.
Ericsson and Samsung sign global patent license agreement Ericsson and Samsung have reached a multi-year agreement on global patent licenses between the two companies, including patents relating to all cellular technologies. The cross-license agreement covers sales of network infrastructure and handsets from January 1, 2021.
Sales up 6.9% in the first quarter for Schweizer Despite the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic the Schweizer Group was able to benefit from the global economic recovery.
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Samsung expected to overtake Intel once again in 2Q21 Intel’s lackluster performance and surging DRAM market forecast to put Samsung in the lead among semiconductor supplier
Incap keeps investing in India - third factory on the horizon The EMS provider has made a decision to invest in a third factory in Tumkur, Karnataka in India. The construction is scheduled to start in the third quarter of 2021, and the opening of the new factory is currently planned to take place in the second quarter of 2022.
Infineon looking to increase supply of SiC material Infineon says that the company has concluded a supply contract with the Japanese wafer manufacturer Showa Denko K.K. for an extensive range of silicon carbide material (SiC) including epitaxy.
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Sources: TSMC is planning five additional fabs in Arizona The worlds biggest semiconductor foundry is reportedly planning to build several new manufacturing facilities in the US, more specifically in Arizona.
Mahle expands in Chinese – opens development centre In late April, around 70 engineers moved into Mahle's brand new Electronics and Mechatronics Development Center in the city of Changshu in China. These engineers will focus on developing solutions for alternative drives and expand the company's expertise in electric powertrains as well as electronics and mechatronics.
Foxconn and Yageo team up to form a semiconductor JV Yageo Group and Foxconn (Hon Hai) Technology Group announces their plans to for a new semiconductor joint venture, XSemi Corporation, for the development and sale of semiconductors.
H. K. Wentworth Group has been acquired MacDermid Alpha Electronics Solutions, a supplier of specialty chemicals and materials used in the semiconductor and PCB markets, has acquired H.K. Wentworth Group, the owner of the Electrolube & AF brands.
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Silicon wafer shipments edge higher in 1Q21 - set new record Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 4% to 3,337 million square inches in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the fourth quarter of 2020, topping the previous historical high set in the third quarter of 2018, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG).
Unimicron reorganises Kunshan manufacturing PCB manufacturer Unimicron has obtained funds (EUR 70.6 million) from the local government in Kunshan, China for relocating its manufacturing operations locally.
Fineline expands global team to support business growth Fineline has employed more than 20 new team members in Q1/2021. The new employees are taking on a number of different roles across all regions and all levels of the Fineline business.
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Mobix Labs and Richardson RFPD ink distribution agreement Mobix Labs Inc., a fabless RF (radio frequency) component company focused on next-generation wireless technologies, and Richardson RFPD, an Arrow Electronics company, have entered into a global distribution agreement.
VW starts construction of new electric car plant in China The German auto-giant has started the construction of an all-new MEB plant at Volkswagen Anhui recently. The new plant will be the third of the group’s pure-electric vehicle manufacturing facilities in China, following completion of the Anting (SAIC VW) and Foshan (FAW-VW) plants.
Sony starts operations at new fab expansion Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation has begun operations on the production lines at the new fab built on the premises of Nagasaki Technology Center in Japan, a production center owned by Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation.
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Vanguard to acquire AU Optronics facility Taiwanese contract chipmaker Vanguard International Semiconductor Corp. has agreed to purchase an 8-inch semiconductor fab (around 48'400sqm) at Hsinchu Science Park for USD 32.5 million.
Mouser adds record 31 new manufacturers to line card The first quarter of 2021 proved to be fruitful start to the year for Mouser Electronics as it bolstered its line card by adding 31 new manufacturers during the first three months of the year.
UMC to expand capacity at its 300mm Fab 12A P6 in Tainan Taiwanese semiconductor foundry, United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), is planning to expand capacity at its 300mm Fab 12A Phase 6 (P6) in Taiwan’s Tainan Science Park through a collaboration model with several of its global customers. In total NTD 100 billion (EUR 2.96 billion) will be invested to bump up production.
Kyungshin Cable opens factory in Serbia The South Korean cable manufacturer has officially open its new production plant, which will produce battery components for high-tech electric vehicles, in the Municipality of Smederevska Palanka in Serbia.
Connect Group to acquire IKOR Belgian EMS provider, Connect Group has entered into an agreement to acquire IKOR, a Spanish EMS provider with operations in its home country as well as Mexico and China.
Fabless suppliers held a record 33% of the 2020 IC market Fabless IC suppliers registered a strong 24% surge in sales last year as compared to only an 8% increase by the IDMs. And as IC Insight's points out in its April update to the 2021 McClean report, sales growth rates of fabless IC companies versus IDM (integrated device manufacturers) IC suppliers have historically been very different.
Leoni expands robotics business with new Japanese partner Leoni has appointed K.K. IRISU, a new exclusive distribution partner in Japan to expand its robotics business with Japanese automotive OEMs, TIERs and robot manufacturers.
SK hynix is optimistic about the market condition The South Korean semiconductor says that it made better results both QoQ and YoY in the first quarter as the semiconductor market conditions improved earlier this year.Load more news