Onsemi to acquire GT Advanced Technologies
August 26, 2021onsemi and GT Advanced Technologies, a producer of silicon carbide (SiC), announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which onsemi will acquire GTAT for USD 415 million in cash.
Automotive MCU sales to surge 23% in 2021 despite shortages
August 18, 202132-bit designs are expected to generate almost 77% of automotive microcontroller revenues this year, followed by 18% from 16-bit and 6% from 8-bit, says market researcher IC Insights.
Silicon wafer shipments reach new high in 2Q21
July 29, 2021Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 6% to 3,534 million square inches in the second quarter of 2021, surpassing the historical high set in the first quarter, SEMI reports.
STMicro manufactures first 200mm SiC wafers in Sweden
July 28, 2021STMicroelectronics has manufactured the first 200mm (8-inch) Silicon-Carbide (SiC) bulk wafers for prototyping next-generation power devices from its facility in Norrköping, Sweden.
Taiwan maintains edge as largest base for IC wafer capacity
July 15, 2021As a percent of worldwide total, China achieves largest increase in fab capacity at expense of all other regions, but still trails Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan in installed capacity.
New chip fabs to spur surge in equipment spending
June 23, 2021Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide will have started construction on 19 new high-volume fabs by the end of this year and break ground on another 10 in 2022 to meet accelerating demand for chips across a wide range of markets including communications, computing, healthcare, online services and automotive, SEMI highlights in its quarterly World Fab Forecast report.
After a 3% drop, Automotive IC market to surge more than 25% in 2021
June 17, 2021Since 1998, only the automotive and communications end-use segments have gained marketshare. Driven by the global explosion of smartphone demand, the communications market almost doubled its share of the IC market from 18.5% in 1998 to 35.0% in 2020.
IceMOS Technology expands its manufacturing capacity
June 17, 2021The company is investing in its Belfast, Northern Ireland, facility to ramp production of 200mm wafers while continuing to supply 100mm, 125mm and 150mm wafers and advanced engineering substrates
Automotive IC marketshare slips in 2020 after steady gains
June 10, 2021However, after a 3% drop in 2020, the automotive IC market is forecast to surge more than 25% in 2021, says IC Insights
GF and GlobalWafers partner to expand semiconductor wafer
June 08, 2021The USD 800 million supply deal includes USD 210 million in capital expansion, the creation of more than 75 jobs in Missouri and will provide wafers for GlobalFoundries' manufacturing facilities in New York and Vermont.
TI tops Analog IC supplier list with room to spare
June 03, 2021Skyworks Solutions posts the strongest sales increase in 2020 as the top-10 suppliers collectively accounted for 62% of total analog sales, reports market researcher IC Insights.
Global 200mm fab capacity on pace to record growth
May 26, 2021Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are on track to boost 200mm fab capacity by 950,000 wafers, or 17%, from 2020 through 2024 to reach a record high of 6.6 million wafers per month, SEMI reports.
Hprobe receives order for wafer-level magnetic tester
May 03, 2021Hprobe, 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.
Price and lead time trends for 2Q 2021
April 15, 2021Since 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.
Fire at Renesas Naka fab shuts down 300mm line
March 22, 2021At 2:47 am on March 19, 2021, part of the N3 building of Renesas Naka factory caught fire.
Toshiba expands with new 300mm wafer fab
March 17, 2021Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation is gearing up to start construction of a new 300mm wafer fabrication facility.
Tower Semi invests to expand its manufacturing capabilities
March 01, 2021The company is planning a capacity expansion for 200mm and 300mm to answer the exceeding demand forecast.
TSMC ranks in Top10 in three wafer size categories
February 25, 2021As of December 2020, only TSMC—the world’s largest foundry—was listed among the wafer capacity leaders in each of the three wafer size categories. It had the most 200mm wafer capacity last year and ranked second, trailing only Samsung, in 300mm wafer capacity.
Top 5 wafer capacity leaders raise their global share to 54%
February 10, 2021Each of the top-five wafer capacity leaders had capacity of at least 1.5 million wafer starts per month. The combined capacity of the top five companies represented 54% of total global wafer capacity in December 2020, up one point from 53% in 2019.
Nexperia plans to grow global production and increase R&DLoad more news
February 09, 2021The company is planning new investments to support its strategy to address the growing demand for power semiconductors and boost GaN capabilities.