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&D
February 09, 2021The company is planning new investments to support its strategy to address the growing demand for power semiconductors and boost GaN capabilities.
UK government support development of domestic 200mm GaN foundry process
February 09, 2021UKRI (UK Research and Innovation) supports the Compound Semiconductor Centre Ltd (CSC) and Newport Wafer Fab (NWF) to develop a 200mm Gallium Nitride HEMT foundry process.
South Korean chip manufacturer chooses ClassOne system
January 27, 2021ClassOne Technology announces the sale of its Solstice S8 system to South Korean chip manufacturer, Point Engineering Co (PEC).
SkyWater expands in Florida - assumes operation of 200mm fab
January 27, 2021SkyWater Technology, a company which has been very vocal about the need for a secure domestic chip production, continues to show the way by expanding its operations with a manufacturing fab in Florida
ClassOne receives repeat order from Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer
December 23, 2020Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology has received a repeat order for its Solstice S8 electroplating system to a major semiconductor foundry service based in Taiwan.
The secondary SME market is headed in a clear direction in 2021
December 22, 2020The global secondary SME market is headed in a clear direction in 2021; Moov – a global marketplace for pre-owned semiconductor equipment – lists five reasons to why this is.
India’s looking to attract semiconductor fab companies
December 17, 2020The Government of of India is planting a seed to grow a local semiconductor ecosystem by inviting bids for setting up semiconductor fabrication fabs in the country.
STMicro sets up ‘Lab-in-Fab’ to advance adoption of piezoelectric MEMS
October 28, 2020The company says it is partnering with A*STAR’s IME, a research institute in Singapore, and Japanese manufacturing-tool vendor ULVAC, to jointly setup and operate an 8-inch (200mm) R&D line focused on Piezo MEMS technology within ST’s existing manufacturing facility in Singapore.
Cree’s fab expansion is now going vertical
September 29, 2020Despite the current pandemic, things are moving along for the semiconductor manufacturer’s expansion in Mohawk Valley, New York. The steal girders are standing tall and walls are going up.
Jenoptik invests in new system from ClassOne
September 10, 2020Jenoptik has invested in a new Solstice LT electroplating system from semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology. The new system will be used for manufacturing semiconductor material for high-power diode lasers at Jenoptik's semiconductor production facility in Berlin-Adlershof, Germany.
ClassOne's Solstice plating system selected for advanced MicroLEDs
August 06, 2020Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology announces the sale of its Solstice GoldPro electroplating system to an unnamed developer of microLED technology for advanced applications.
LG Display to start mass-production in earnest at Guangzhou OLED panel plant
July 24, 2020LG Display says that it will start mass-production in earnest at its 8.5th generation (2,200mm x 2,500mm) OLED panel production plant in Guangzhou, China.
Taiwan edges South Korea as largest base for IC Wafer Capacity
July 15, 2020China's capacity expansion forecast to push the country into second place in the regional rankings in 2022, trailing only Taiwan in size, says IC Insights.
Taiwan edges South Korea as largest base for IC wafer capacity
June 25, 2020China capacity expansion forecast to push the country into second place in the regional rankings in 2022, trailing only Taiwan in size.
Gradual rebound or slight dip - two scenarios for global silicon wafer market sales
April 15, 2020Global silicon wafer market sales could dip if uncertainty surrounding the impact of COVID-19 to the semiconductor industry persists or climb on the strength of rebounding chip sales, SEMI says in a report that lays out two wafer market scenarios for the second half of 2020.
Axcelis receives its first order For Purion in Japan
April 03, 2020Axcelis Technologies, a supplier of high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry, says it has received an order to ship its first Purion system into Japan.
100 IC wafer fabs closed or repurposed since 2009
March 30, 2020The hardest hit are ≤200mm wafer fabs, 70% of the closures are found in Japan and North America.
Ferdinand-Braun-Institut taps ClassOne’s S4
March 18, 2020Montana's ClassOne Technology, global supplier of advanced electroplating systems for ≤200mm wafer processing, has sold its Solstice S4 system to Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH).
JAVAD EMS picks up robotic soldering systemLoad more news
March 12, 2020In an effort to push forward into automation of its manufacturing processes, JAVAD EMS (JEMS) has installed a Hako HU-200 robotic soldering system at its Santa Clara facility.