NAND flash market will see falling quotes & declines in prices
September 24, 2021The latest analysis of the NAND Flash market from TrendForce finds that shipments have been below expectations for consumer electronics such as smartphones, Chromebooks, and TVs during this second half of the year. At the same time, demand remains sluggish for retail storage products including memory cards and USB drives.
Blackstone starts with the most sophisticated research lab
September 24, 2021Blackstone Resources' subsidiary Blackstone Technology GmbH is commissioning a development laboratory for battery cell research at its new production site in Döbeln (Saxony).
EU proposes a common charger for electronic devices
September 23, 2021The EU Commission says it is "Pulling the plug on consumer frustration and e-waste." Following years of work together with the industry to bring down the number of mobile chargers, the Commission is now putting forward legislation to establish a common charging solution for all relevant devices.
Foundry market tracking toward record-tying 23% growth in 2021
September 23, 2021Application processors for 5G smartphones, networking and data center processors drive growth at leading edge but demand seen across all segments, says IC Insights.
Picosun invests in future with its Innovation Lab
September 22, 2021Picosun Group has taken into use new facilities at its production laboratory in Kirkkonummi, Finland. The Picosun Innovation Lab will be used for the company's own research and development projects, for demo purposes and most importantly for serving the company's global semiconductor customers operating in the 300 mm market.
Infineon & Blixt collaborate to accelerate growth of SSCB's
September 22, 2021Infineon Technologies and Swedish company Blixt Tech AB have entered an agreement to co-develop solid state circuit breakers (SSCB) based on Infineon's product portfolio.
DRAM prices projected to decline by 3-8% QoQ in 4Q21
September 22, 2021Following the peak period of production in 3Q21, the supply of DRAM will likely begin to outpace demand in 4Q21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Schaeffler opens new e-mobility plant
September 22, 2021Automotive and industrial supplier Schaeffler has opened a new production facility at its Szombathely location in the west of Hungary and creates 150 new jobs in e-mobility.
Top10 fabless IC design companies sees new revenue highs
September 21, 2021In view of the ongoing production capacity shortage in the semiconductor industry and the resultant price hike of chips, revenue of the top 10 IC design companies for 2Q21 reached USD 29.8 billion, a 60.8% YoY increase, according to TrendForce's latest investigations.
Brooks to sell its Semiconductor Solutions Group business
September 20, 2021Brooks Automation has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Semiconductor Solutions Group business to Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. for USD 3.0 billion in cash.
Top trends for 2022 - what can we expect?
September 20, 2021Market researcher Trendforce has made prediction on what to watch out for in 2022. Here are three things the semiconductor industry might want to keep and eye on.
Infineon opens high-tech chip factory in Austria
September 17, 2021Infineon Technologies AG officially opened its high-tech chip factory for power electronics on 300-millimeter thin wafers at its Villach site in Austria. At EUR 1.6 billion euros, the investment made by the semiconductor group represents one of the largest such projects in the microelectronics sector in Europe.
PTT / Hon Hai joint venture establish electric vehicle production in Thailand
September 17, 2021The new automotive manufacturing plant will potentially root in ECC, including production system, supply chain management, and engineering research and development center. The investment worth USD 1-2 billion and aims to promote the country as ASEAN's EV hub.
Passive components see increasing lead times
September 16, 2021Capacitor, resistor and inductor markets all showed signs of increased demand in August 2021, with lead times for all three product lines reaching new heights.
LPKF receives another order from the solar industry
September 16, 2021After LPKF Laser & Electronics AG received a major order from a global solar module manufacturer in July 2021, LPKF now reports another order with a volume of almost EUR 10 million. The new order is expected to generate revenue in 2022/2023.
Dutch startup Axelera AI launches with USD 12M Seed RoundLoad more news
September 16, 2021AI semiconductor startup Axelera AI has successfully closed a seed investment round of USD 12 million. The round was led by emerging technologies leader Bitfury and joined by global nanoelectronics R&D center imec and deep-tech venture capital funds Innovation Industries and imec.xpand.