Apple Vision Pro estimated to chip 200,000 units in 2024
TrendForce reports that the recently unveiled Apple Vision Pro is poised to revolutionise the AR/VR market with its sleek design and high-performance capabilities. However, the complexity behind its production and its limited production capacity present significant challenges, leading to a projected initial release in the US during 1H24.
SK hynix start mass production of 238-layer 4D NAND SK hynix has started mass production of its 238-layer 4D NAND Flash memory, following the development in August 2022, and that product compatibility test with a global smartphone manufacturer is underway.
Taiwan and Slovakia sign bilateral agreement on semiconductor R&D Two nations say the Memorandum of Understanding covers technical service, license agreements and joint research on power devices and electric vehicle hybrid modules.
NTU and Delta Electronics establish a $24m lab to build better robots The project is part of Singapore’s Research Innovation and Enterprise (RIE) 2025 plan to use automation to overcome labour shortages.
Autoliv to cut up to 8,000 jobs globally Automotive safety systems provider, Autoliv, says that it is accelerating its global structural cost reductions, particularly within its European operations, a plan the includes the reduction of up to 8,000 positions globally.
Scanfil and grandcentrix team up to manufacture Vodafone Asset Solar tracker EMS provider Scanfil and grandcentrix, a German IoT company part of Vodafone Group, have agreed on manufacturing and further developing the Vodafone Asset Solar tracker.
ST team up with Sanan to advance SiC ecosystem in China STMicroelectronics and Sanan Optoelectronics have signed an agreement to create a new 200mm silicon carbide device manufacturing JV in Chongqing, China.
Global smartphone production drops to historic low The ongoing global economic downturn continues to impact consumer confidence in the market. TrendForce reports that the global production volume of smartphones in 1Q23 was only 250 million units – marking a 19.5% YoY decrease. This represents not only the greatest annual decrease but also a historic low in quarterly production since 2014.
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Stellex Capital Management acquires UK electronics group MSS Private equity firm completes its second acquisition of the year, and projects double-digit annual growth.
Global semiconductor market expected to hit $515 billion in 2023 The global semiconductor market is predicted to reach USD 515 billion in 2023, or a downturn of 10.3%. However, this is anticipated to be followed by a robust recovery, with an estimated growth of 11.8% in 2024, reports the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).
Nidec and Renesas team up on semiconductor solutions for next-gen E-Axle for EVs Nidec and Renesas are joining forces on the development of semiconductor solutions for a next-generation E-Axle (X-in-1 system) that integrates an EV drive motor and power electronics for electric vehicles (EVs).
Koh Young Southeast Asia branch opens expanded offices in Malaysia Inspection specialist Koh Young has expanded its facility in Penang, Malaysia as the company looks to further cement its position.
Slump in both volume and price leads to enterprise SSD revenue falling by nearly half TrendForce reports that an amalgamation of off-season effects and high inflation caused a slump in purchasing enthusiasm in markets like North American server ODM and China. This led to a surge in Q1 inventory levels for enterprise SSD suppliers, contrary to the anticipated reduction.
US lawmakers consider rules to limit investment in Chinese semiconductors, AI and quantum computing Treasury department says it is reviewing how it grants export licences to US firms that work with the Chinese.
Marquee Semiconductor confirms acquisition of India's Semikunn Technology Services US company says the purchase will expand its design services portfolio.
Broadcom expects AI to contribute a quarter of its semiconductor business revenue in fiscal 2024 Chip company says the explosive impact of ChatGPT has triggered a surge of orders for semiconductor that underpin the technology at big data centres.
Hyundai Mobis starts construction of a EV dedicated battery system plant in Indonesia The car parts specialist will invest USD 60 million into the new facility, which will supply battery systems for flagship EV models from 2024.
South Korea's Hanmi Semiconductor launches subsidiary in Vietnam The move by the chip equipment maker is more evidence of Vietnam’s emerging status as a major production hub for global semiconductor firms.
Rapid Manufacturing expands its footprint in Malaysia US electronics manufacturing company, Rapid Manufacturing, is expanding its operations in Kulim, Kedah, Malaysia. The company is adding a new facility with which it will continue to serve its customers in the aerospace, telecommunication, medical, semiconductor, automotive, and industrial automation sectors.
Jensen Huang feels “perfectly safe” relying on Taiwan for Nvidia’s production Nvidia’s CEO Jensen Huang has stated that he feels "perfectly safe" relying so much on Taiwan for manufacturing the company’s chips.
DIC acquires photoresist polymers manufacturer PCAS Canada DIC Corporation has acquired 100% of the shares of Quebec-based PCAS Canada Inc. from French-based company PCAS S.A., which manufactures and sells polymers used in photoresists for semiconductor photolithography.
Renesas completes acquisition of Panthronics Renesas Electronics has successfully completion of acquiring Panthronics, a fabless semiconductor company specialising in high-performance wireless products.
Veoneer completes sale of Active Safety business to Magna Automotive technology company Veoneer has completed the sale of its Active Safety business to mobility technology company Magna. The transaction was first announced on December 20, 2022.
Tata Electronics has raised a $92m war chest to fund its electronic component activity Regulatory filings show the Indian group raised the capital from secured loans and its parent holding company Tata Sons.
Kioxia starts operation at two new R&D facilities Kioxia has officially started operation at two new R&D facilities — its flagship building at the Yokohama Technology Campus and the Shin-Koyasu Technology Front — strengthening the company’s R&D capabilities in flash memory and SSDs.
Total NAND Flash revenue falls 16.1% in 1Q23 TrendForce’s recent analysis reveals that purchasing momentum in the NAND Flash market has decelerated during 1Q23.
Mycronic receives order for an SLX mask writer Mycronic has received an order for an SLX mask writer from an existing customer in Asia.
AT&S is making progress on its expansion plan The construction cranes in Leoben Hinterberg have disappeared and the view is unobstructed again. The milestones achieved are now clearly visible. The R&D center with its series production for IC substrate technology is in according to AT&S, a lighthouse project.Load more news