2022 will see a focus on 12-inch capacity expansion
June 23, 2022TrendForce says that global wafer foundry capacity will increase by approximately 14% annually in 2022.
Strong growth in wafer capacity for image sensors expected
June 13, 2022Global installed capacity for image sensors was one million 200mm-equivalent wafers per month at the end of 2021. According to a new Global Wafer Capacity 2022 report from Knometa Research, image sensor capacity is forecasted to increase by 13% in 2022.
Top 10 IC design companies revenue reached $39.43B in 1Q22
June 09, 2022According to the latest TrendForce statistics, the top ten IC designers worldwide posted a combined revenue of USD 39.43 billion in 1Q22, or 44% growth YoY.
onsemi’s South Portland wafer fab is now in Diodes hands
June 06, 2022Diodes Incorporated has completed the transaction to acquire onsemi’s wafer fabrication facility and operations located in South Portland, Maine (SPFAB).
Semiconductor growth still seen at 11% despite 2022 headwinds
June 02, 2022New quarterly update shows higher gains in microprocessors and power discretes this year, but lowers sales increases in optoelectronics while the global economy faces greater risks, according to a new report from IC Insights.
What does Intel gain from acquiring Tower? – Quite a lot
May 03, 2022On February 15, Intel officially confirmed that it will acquire Tower Semiconductor, the industry’s ninth largest foundry, for USD 5.4 billion. But, what kind of capacity gain comes with acquiring the ninth biggest player in the field?
Axcelis ships multiple systems to Asian CMOS companies
March 17, 2022Axcelis Technologies says it has shipped multiple Purion VXE high energy systems to multiple CMOS image sensor manufacturers located in Asia.
UMC expands with new 22nm wafer fab in Singapore
February 24, 2022Taiwan’s United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) says it is investing USD 5 billion in a new wafer fab in Singapore. The new capacity is scheduled to come online in 2024 as the company aims to help alleviate the current chip shortage.
Intel's acquisition of Tower – two birds with one stone
February 16, 2022Intel officially confirmed on February 15 that it will acquire Israeli foundry Tower Semiconductor for nearly USD 6 billion, and the deal will likely contribute to the growth of Intel’s foundry business if it closes successfully, TrendForce reports.
GlobalFoundries closed 2021 with a 36% revenue increase
February 09, 2022The semiconductor foundry managed to capitalise on the unprecedented demand for semiconductor solutions as it reports revenues of USD 6.6 billion for 2021, a 36% YoY growth.
Twelve different AT&S PCB's in Leica's M11 model
February 09, 2022German camera manufacturer Leica has released its latest camera, the Leica M11, for which Austrian PCB manufacturer AT&S acted as a development partner of PCB and interconnection technologies.
Sensor/actuator and discrete sales surge in 2021
February 03, 2022Shortages, tight supplies, and higher prices drive up most O-S-D products in the economic rebound while CMOS image sensor sales are muted by U.S.-China disputes and softness in some systems, IC Insights says report.
DRAM ASP expected to decline by 8-13% QoQ in 1Q22
December 13, 2021Regarding the shipment of various end products in 4Q21, the quarterly shipment of notebook computers is expected to remain about the same as 3Q21 figures, as prior component gaps were partially resolved during the quarter, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Surges seen in sensors & discrete semiconductors this year
October 27, 2021Tight supplies drive up prices and sales of many widely used parts in these market segments, but moderate growth in CMOS image sensors holds back upswing in optoelectronics, says IC Insights in an update.
Weebit and SkyWater to take ReRAM tech to volume production
September 23, 2021Weebit Nano, a developer of next-gen memory technologies for the semiconductor industry, has entered into an agreement with semiconductor foundry SkyWater Technology to take Weebit’s Resistive RAM (ReRAM) technology to volume production.
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.
Current Noise in FET Input Amps
August 20, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] Why is my design noisier at higher frequencies?[/i]
On building physically accurate analog switch macromodels
August 13, 2021[i][b]Question:[/b] Can I improve the LTspice® model of an analog switch in case my analog design contains switches and muxes?[/i]
DRAM prices for 3Q21 to undergo minor QoQ increase
July 13, 2021As third quarters have typically been peak seasons for the production of various end-products, the sufficiency ratio of DRAM is expected to undergo a further decrease in 3Q21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Nexperia now hold 100% ownership of Newport Wafer FabLoad more news
July 06, 2021Nexperia has completed the transaction to acquire Newport Wafer Fab (NWF), which will contribute to the company’s growth ambitions and investments to boost global production capacity. With the acquisition, Nexperia obtains 100% ownership of the Welsh semiconductor production facility.