Imec and semiconductor partners target greener chip manufacturing
May 17, 2022Nanoelectronics 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.
Top 10 companies hold 57% of global semi marketshare
April 27, 2022In 2021, five of the top 10 semiconductor companies were fabless suppliers. In 2008, there was one fabless company in the ranking; in 2000, there were none.
Apple expands the use of recycled materials
April 22, 2022The Cupertino company has released new details on the increased use of recycled content across its products. For the first time, the company introduced certified recycled gold, and more than doubled the use of recycled tungsten, rare earth elements, and cobalt.
4Q21 smartphone production sees highest QoQ growth
March 01, 2022Global smartphone production came to 356 million units for 2021, showing a QoQ increase of 9.5%, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
AR/VR device shipments to reach 14.19 million units in 2022
February 18, 2022AR/VR device shipments revised up to 14.19 million units in 2022, with an annual growth rate of 43.9%, according to TrendForce research.
8-inch wafer capacity remains tight, shortage to ease in 2H23
February 08, 2022From 2020 to 2025, the compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12-inch equivalent wafer capacity at the world's top ten foundries will be approximately 10% – with the majority of these companies focusing on 12-inch capacity expansion, which will see a CAGR of approximately 13.2%, according to TrendForce’s research.
Top10 semi buyers increased chip spending by 25.2% in 2021
February 02, 2022The semiconductor shortage and the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted global OEMs' production in 2021, but the top 10 OEMs increased their chip spending by 25.2% and accounted for 42.1% of the total market, according Gartner.
Smartphone camera module shipments to reach 4.92B in 2022
January 13, 2022In recent years, the biggest trend of smartphone camera modules is the increasing number of rear camera modules, according to TrendForce’s investigations.
Mobile phone AMOLED panels to reach 46% market penetration in 2022
January 06, 2022Benefiting from expanded introduction of AMOLED mobile phone models by Apple, Samsung and Chinese brands, the market penetration rate of AMOLED panels for mobile phones in 2021 was 42%, according to TrendForce's investigations.
17 Semiconductor companies forecast >$10B in sales in 2021
December 30, 202117 companies forecast to have worldwide semiconductor (IC and O S D—optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) sales of >$10.0 billion in 2021. Three semiconductor companies – AMD, NXP, and Analog Devices — are expected to join the noteworthy “megasuppliers” list in 2021.
SemiFive acquires Hanatec
December 15, 2021SemiFive announces it has acquired Hanatec Co. Ltd., an official Samsung Foundry Design Solution Partner (DSP) and provider of ASIC design services.
NAND Flash ASP to undergo 10-15% QoQ decline in 1Q22
December 15, 2021Demand for NAND Flash products will undergo a noticeable and cyclical downward correction in 1Q22 as major smartphone brands wind down their procurement activities for the peak season and ODMs prepare for the New Year holidays, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Smartphone production see modest 5.7% QoQ increase in 3Q21
November 30, 2021The smartphone market is showing an improvement in demand during the second half of this year due to the peak season for e-commerce promotional activities and the easing of COVID-19 outbreaks in regions such as Southeast Asia, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Top25 semiconductor suppliers' sales growth to skyrocket
November 18, 2021The semiconductor market is forecast to increase 23% this year, fueled by changing habits caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic rebound from it in 2021, says IC Insights. The market research company also provides a projected ranking of the top 25 semiconductor suppliers based on sales growth rate.
Smartphone production to return to pre-pandemic level in 2022
November 17, 2021Smartphones are essential to people’s daily lives and constitute a basic necessity. TrendForce therefore expects the smartphone industry to rebound and post marginal growth next year, assuming that economic activities worldwide will mostly return to normal by then.
Yearly shipment of notebooks with mini LED backlight for 2022 expected to reach 5M units
November 01, 2021Apple recently unveiled its newest lineup of 14.2-inch and 16.2-inch MacBook Pros, which represent the company’s latest effort to extend its application of display backlights with Mini LED technology from the 12.9-inch iPad Pro to the MacBook Pro range.
Apple joins imec in fight to make the IC-industry greener
October 28, 2021R&D hub for nano- and digital technologies, imec, says that Apple Inc. has joined imec's new Sustainable Semiconductor Technologies and Systems (SSTS) research program. The SSTS program is an initiative rallying stakeholders from across the IC value chain to anticipate the environmental impact of choices made at chip technology's definition phase.
GaN solutions to hold major share of fast charge market in 2025Load more news
October 26, 2021Apple recently unveiled its 140W MagSafe charger for the new MacBook Pro, marking the first time that Apple is adopting GaN technology. As such, 100+ watt fast charge products have thus entered a period of growth, in turn accelerating the adoption of third-generation semiconductor devices in consumer applications, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.