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.
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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.
Jenoptik secures automation orders in North America Photonics company Jenoptik has secured new automation orders in the US and Canada in the first quarter of 2021 totaling more than 40 million USD that will help increase efficiencies in automotive manufacturing.
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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
Enics Turgi loses production to other sites After 6-week consultations with employee unions are concluded, Enics announces the decision to transfer manufacturing from Enics Turgi site in Switzerland to other Enics sites in Europe.
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.
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Laptop manufacturing to start in Qatar A new electronics production facility will be established in the Umm Alhoul Free Zone in Qatar, built by a partnership between iLife Digital, a robotics and electronics company based in Florida, US, and Prime Technologies, a subsidiary of Ali Bin Ali Holding.
Syntronic continues to grow in Canada - expands to Montreal Swedish design house Syntronic is reinforcing its presence in Canada by expanding into the city of Montreal. The company's first Canadian office based in Ottawa recently embarked on a substantial recruitment drive due to the increasingly high demand from North American customers. The Montreal expansion forms part of a strategy to offer customers service with greater proximity.
GPV kicks off 2021 with a solid performance Danish EMS provider GPV just finished up its first quarter of 2021 and delivered record results. With a solid start to 2021 the company has set the tone for the remainder of the year.
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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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.
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.
New managing director takes the helm at KSG Austria PCB manufacturer KSG Austria GmbH is currently going through some changes at the management level. Dipl.-Ing. Margret Gleiniger has handed over the management of KSG Austria GmbH to Dipl.-Ing. Kornel Schmidt, who will be the company's independent managing director.
EMS Electronics opens new centre of excellence EMD Electronics, a business of Merck KGaA, has inaugurated its new centre of excellence for atomic engineering at Intermolecular's San Jose facility.
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German EMS provider takes over Dutch Semecs German EMS provider SERO GmbH has taken over Semecs, a Dutch electronics manufacturer with a production site in Slovakia – with a turnover of approximately EUR 70 million and about 460 employees – an engineering center in the Netherlands and sales offices in Germany and Denmark.
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).
Infineon: "The semiconductor market is booming" "The semiconductor market is booming; electronics that help accelerate the energy transition and make work and home life easier remain in high demand. The push for digitalization continues unabated. Infineon is firmly on course to meet its targets for the current fiscal year," says Dr. Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon in the company's quarterly report.
European semiconductor sales up 5.8% MoM European semiconductor sales in March 2021 reached USD 3.683 billion, an increase of 5.8% compared to February sales of USD 3.482 billion, the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) reports.
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.
BMW invests in solid-state startup Solid Power, a producer of all solid-state batteries for electric vehicles, has raised USD 130 million Series B investment round led by the BMW Group, Ford Motor Company and Volta Energy Technologies.
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.
Manz AG receives notification of funding of €70 million Manz AG has received official notification from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi) and the Baden-Wuerttemberg State Ministry of Economics for funding in the amount of approximately EUR 70 million.
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.
Hprobe receives order for wafer-level magnetic tester Hprobe, a provider of Automatic Test Equipment (ATE) for magnetic devices, today announced a significant order from a tier-1 semiconductor manufacturer for a wafer-level magnetic tester.Load more news