5 semiconductor companies hold 53% of global wafer capacity
February 18, 2020The world’s top-five wafer capacity leaders each had capacity of more than 1,000,000 wafer starts per month, says IC Insights.
Amtech receives order from power semiconductor customer in Asia
February 07, 2020Amtech Systems says that its subsidiary, Bruce Technologies, Inc., has received a significant new order for its full 300mm clustered HTR diffusion furnace from a top-tier global power semiconductor customer in Asia. The furnace is expected to ship in fiscal Q1 2021.
memsstar ships MEMS production system to University of Freiburg
December 11, 2019memsstar Ltd., a provider of etch and deposition equipment to manufacturers of semiconductors and MEMS,has shipped its three-chamber ORBIS 3000 system for MEMS research and manufacturing to the Department of Microsystems Engineering (IMTEK) of the University of Freiburg, Germany.
STMicro completes acquisition of SiC wafer specialist Norstel
December 02, 2019STMicroelectronics has completed the full acquisition of Swedish silicon carbide (SiC) wafer manufacturer Norstel AB.
Taiwan semi foundry picks up ClassOne's Solstice
October 07, 2019Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology has sold its Solstice electroplating system to Yee Wei Co., Ltd, a Taiwan-based semiconductor manufacturing foundry, for installation in the company’s Toufen City plant.
LG Display opens 8.5th generation OLED panel production plant
September 13, 2019LG Display continues to expand with the opening of its 8.5th generation (2,200mm x 2,500mm) OLED panel production plant in Guangzhou, China, with plans of producing 10 million large-size OLED panels a year.
Fabs valued at nearly $50 billion to start construction in 2020
September 13, 2019SEMI reports that investments in new fab projects starting construction in 2020 is expected to reach nearly USD 50 billion, up about USD 12 billion from 2019.
Samsung selects Optomec’s system for next-gen production
June 26, 2019Optomec, a supplier of production grade additive manufacturing systems for printed electronics, says that Samsung Electronics has commissioned an Aerosol Jet 5X System in its Printed Electronics Lab to enable next-generation electronics production.
IMT ups its capabilities
June 12, 2019US-based MEMS foundry, Innovative Micro Technology (IMT), continues to upgrade its manufacturing capabilities at its in Santa Barbara, California facility.
Trymax receives order from Taiwanese packaging house
May 20, 2019Trymax Semiconductor Equipment BV, a supplier of plasma solutions, has received multi-system orders for its NEO 2000 and NEO 3000 series from an unnamed Taiwanese packaging house.
Silicon reclaim wafer market logs second year of strong growth
May 15, 2019Logging a second consecutive year of strong growth, the silicon wafer reclaim market surged 19% to USD 603 million in 2018 on the strength of a record number of reclaimed wafers processed, SEMI reports.
Cree Closes on the sale of its lighting business
May 14, 2019Cree says the company has completed the sale of its Lighting Products business unit (Cree Lighting) to IDEAL INDUSTRIES, Inc.
Number of 300mm IC wafer fabs expected to reach 121 in 2019
March 21, 2019Nine new 300mm wafer fabs scheduled to open in 2019, five of them in China, says IC Insights.
97 IC wafer fabs closed or repurposed during past 10 years
March 06, 2019The IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity (that is ≤200mm wafers) in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers. IC Insights can now show that due to the surge of merger and acquisition activity in the middle of this decade and with more companies producing IC devices on sub-20nm process technology, suppliers are eliminating inefficient wafer fabs.
MACOM and STMicro expand GaN-on-Silicon production capacity
February 26, 2019MACOM Technology Solutions Holdings and STMicroelectronics has announced a 2019 expansion of 150mm GaN-on-Silicon production capacity in ST’s fabs, and 200mm as demand requires.
VIS to acquire Globalfoundries’ Fab 3E in Singapore
January 31, 2019Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS) will acquire Globalfoundries’ Fab 3E in Tampines, Singapore. The transaction includes buildings, facilities, and equipment, as well as IP associated with GF’s MEMS business.
China wafer production capacity growth fastest in world
January 09, 2019Unwavering in its drive to build a strong, self-sufficient semiconductor supply chain, China plans more new fab projects than any other region in the world from 2017 to 2020, says SEMI.
TowerJazz announces RF SOI 65nm ramp in its 300mm Fab
July 03, 2018Secures tens of thousands of wafers per year under long-term partnership with SOITEC, providing guaranteed SOI substrates to support ramp.
Texas Instruments expands its lead among top analog suppliers
May 04, 2018The top 10 IC suppliers in the USD 54.5 billion analog market last year accounted for 59% of the category’s worldwide sales in 2017, according to IC Insights.
92 IC wafer fabs closed or repurposed from 2009-2017Load more news
March 07, 2018Since the global economic recession of 2008-2009, the IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity (i.e., ≤200mm wafers) in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers.