Weakened demand and falling prices lead to NAND flash revenue decline
As manufacturers actively shifted production capacity to 128 layer products, the market turned to oversupply, resulting in a drop in contract prices in 1Q22, among which the decline in consumer-grade products was more pronounced, according to TrendForce research.
Volvo Cars raises EUR 500 million for electrification Volvo Cars has placed its second green bond to raise EUR 500 million from a set of global investors. The bond was oversubscribed three-times.
Three companies held 94% of the 2021 DRAM market Over the past 30 years, the DRAM market has been characterised by periods of spectacular growth and years of devastating crashes. Most recently, the DRAM market fell 37% in 2019 but soared 42% in 2021.
VW adds to its EV network with a second German site Volkswagen is pressing ahead with gearing its plants to electric mobility. Volkswagen is expanding its global production network for electric vehicles by starting to make the all-electric ID.4 in Emden.
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InnovationLab acquires flexible printed battery technology from Evonik German printed electronics specialist, InnovationLab, has acquired the TAeTTOOz printable battery technology from Evonik.
Smartphone camera module shipments to reach 5.02B in 2022 According to TrendForce research, smartphone camera module shipments will increase to 5.02 billion units in 2022, an annual growth rate of 5%.
Leoni sells its automotive standard and special cables business The German supplier of wires, cables and wiring systems has sold its Business Group Automotive Cable Solutions (BG AM), to STARK Corporation.
New CEO takes the helm at the ZKW Group As of May 16, 2022, Dr. Wilhelm Steger has taken over the position as CEO of the ZKW Group.
Einride orders 110 electric trucks from Scania The 110 trucks marks the largest order of heavy duty electric trucks to date for Scania, kicking off a collaborative product development partnership with Einride.
Lear to acquire I.G. Bauerhin Automotive technology company, Lear Corporation, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire I.G. Bauerhin (IGB), a supplier of automotive seat heating, ventilation, active cooling, steering wheel heating, seat sensors, and electronic control modules.
Nexperia and Kyocera to develop GaN automotive power modules Nexperia and Kyocera AVX Components (Salzburg) GmbH, have entered into a partnership with a focus on power components – the companies aims to jointly developing GaN applications for electric vehicles.
Ericsson and Intel launch cloud RAN tech hub The Swedish telecom company is teaming up with US chipmaker Intel – pooling together R&D resources to create high-performing Cloud RAN solutions.
Obsolescence management cannot be an afterthought “Obsolescence has always existed. However, it usually only becomes really critical for companies when the exception mutates into the norm. And in recent years we have unfortunately experienced this unwanted development not only with semiconductor chips, but increasingly with many other components, materials and raw materials,” says IIOM President and COGD Chairman Dr Wolfgang Heinbach.
FREYR starts preparatory work for Finnish battery plant The Norwegian battery manufacturer has signed an agreement with the City of Vaasa, Finland, for the temporary lease of 130 hectares – 1,300,000 square metres – of land in the GigaVaasa area. The plot will be the future site of the company's planned battery cell production plant.
New post-pandemic low – 17.5M notebook panels shipped in April According to TrendForce research, due to China's lockdowns and inventory adjustments by notebook brands, April notebook panel shipments totaled 17.5 million units, down 21.5% YoY, and a new low for shipments since April 2020 and the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic.
More SMT muscles arrive at NOTE Windsor The engineering team at EMS provider NOTE's Windsor operations have been keeping busy with ongoing investments in additional SMT manufacturing muscles.
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StradVision to open new Dusseldorf office StradVision, an AI-based vision processing company for Autonomous Vehicles and ADAS, expands in Europe with the opening of their second office in Germany, based in Dusseldorf.
Tower record 1Q22 revenues of $421 Million, a 21% YoY Tower Semiconductor reported first quarter 2022 revenue of USD 421 million, an increase of 21% compared to USD 347 million in the first quarter of 2021.
Gallium Semiconductor opens its Nijmegen R&D center Gallium Semiconductor has officially held the grand opening of its European R&D center in a ceremony in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
Skeleton targets the Polish market – teams up with ZPUE Supercapacitor specialist, Skeleton Technologies, and ZPUE, a Polish manufacturer of electrical devices for electrical power distribution utilities, have entered into a commercial agreement to provide energy storage solutions to the Polish market.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise to set up new factory in Czech Republic Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced plans to build its first European factory for next-generation high performance computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) systems to accelerate delivery to customers and strengthen the region’s supplier ecosystem.
China-based IC production to represent 21.2% of China IC market in 2026 Foreign companies – such as Samsung, SK Hynix, TSMC and others – are expected continue to comprise more than 50% of IC production in China through 2026, says IC Insights.
Weiss Technik acquires corrosion testing specialist Weiss Technik has acquired Ascott Analytical Equipment, a British company that has been manufacturing and distributing corrosion testing equipment for more than 30 years.
Teltonika new technology centre is nearing completion The Lithuanian EMS provider is currently expanding its operations with a new technology centre in Molėtai. The company broke ground on the EUR 34 million investment in early January and is now approaching completion.
Global DRAM revenue falls 4.0% QoQ in 1Q22, says TrendForce According to TrendForce investigations, total DRAM revenue in 1Q22 decreased by 4.0% QoQ, reaching USD 24.03 billion. The primary reason for this drop stems from market inflation, weakening demand, and the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war at the end of February affecting the performance of terminal consumption.
Volvo Trucks opens battery plant in Belgium Volvo Trucks' is planning to open a new – first – battery assembly plant in Belgium. Once up and running the plant will supply tailor-made batteries for the company's heavy-duty electric trucks.
Imec and semiconductor partners target greener chip manufacturing Nanoelectronics research and innovation center, imec, says that it has managed to pool together stakeholders from the semiconductor value chain – from companies such as Apple and Microsoft, to suppliers, including ASM, Kurita, SCREEN and Tokyo Electron – to participate in its Sustainable Semiconductor Technologies and Systems (SSTS) research program.
SiPearl reaches milestone – 100 employees The European chip designer has exceeded 100 employees across its six sites in France (Maisons-Laffitte, Grenoble, Massy, Sophia Antipolis), Germany (Duisburg) and Spain (Barcelona).Load more news