Taiwan maintains edge as largest base for IC wafer capacity
July 15, 2021As a percent of worldwide total, China achieves largest increase in fab capacity at expense of all other regions, but still trails Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan in installed capacity.
Semiconductor equipment sales to reach $100B in 2022
July 14, 2021Global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment by original equipment manufacturers are forecast to surpass USD 100 billion next year, a new high, after jumping 34% to USD 95.3 billion in 2021 compared to USD 71.1 billion in 2020, SEMI reports.
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.
SK hynix starts mass production of 1anm DRAM using EUV equipment
July 12, 2021SK hynix says that it has started mass production of the 8 Gigabit (Gb) LPDDR4 mobile DRAM based on the 1anm, which is the fourth generation of the 10nm process technology this month.
Samsung wins almost half of the smartphone memory market
July 08, 2021According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, the global smartphone memory market clocked a total revenue of USD 11.4 billion in Q1 2021.
Digi-Key inks distribution deal with Kingston Technology
June 18, 2021Digi-Key Electronics has secured a U.S. distribution partnership with Kingston Technology to offer a wide range of embedded memory and storage solutions to its customers.
IC Insights raises its 2021 IC market forecast to +24%
June 16, 2021The analysts at IC Insights expects the global IC market to exceed USD 500 billion for the first time in 2021.
Graphics DRAM contract prices to rise by 8-13% QoQ in 3Q21
June 11, 2021TrendForce’s latest investigations find considerable discrepancy between prices for graphics DRAM products in the contract market and in the spot market. Quotes for graphics DRAM products continue to rise in the contract market as the severe undersupply situation persists.
Memory prices likely to continue rising in 3Q21
June 08, 2021Memory suppliers are currently carrying a relatively low level of inventory because of aggressive stock-up activities of clients across different application segments in 1H21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Quarterly revenue of top 10 foundries breaks records in 1Q21
May 31, 2021Owing to soaring demands for various end devices, manufacturers have been ramping up their component procurement activities, and foundry capacities, as a result, have been in shortage since 2020, with various foundries raising their wafer prices and adjusting their product mixes to ensure profitability, according to TrendForce.
Memory upswing returns, new record high expected in 2022
May 21, 2021Fueled by economic recovery and the transition to a digital economy, memory IC sales are forecast to reach $180.4 billion in 2022, exceeding the previous record high set in 2018.
Top 10 packaging/testing (OSAT) companies for 1Q21
May 19, 2021Revenues of the top 10 largest packaging/testing (OSAT, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test) companies reached USD 7.17 billion in 1Q21, a 21.5% increase YoY, with most of these companies recording double-digit growths, according to TrendForce.
Taiwan power outage has no impact on memory fabs
May 14, 2021The Hsinta Power Plant in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City was shut down unexpectedly at 2:37 p.m. on May 13 (today local time) due to malfunction. The effect of this incident has been felt across the entire island.
Samsung boosts logic chip investments to $151 billion
May 14, 2021The South Korean electronics giant is increasing its investment in its logic business by adding another KRW 38 trillion, about USD 33.5 billion, to its previous commitment to invest KRW 133 trillion - bringing the total to KRW 171 trillion, about USD 151 billion, by 2030.
DRAM revenue for 1Q/21 with an 8.7% increase QoQ
May 11, 2021Demand for DRAM exceeded expectations in 1Q/21 as the proliferation of WFH and distance education resulted in high demand for notebook computers against market headwinds, according to market researcher TrendForce.
Samsung expected to overtake Intel once again in 2Q21
May 07, 2021Intel’s lackluster performance and surging DRAM market forecast to put Samsung in the lead among semiconductor supplier
SK hynix is optimistic about the market condition
April 28, 2021The South Korean semiconductor says that it made better results both QoQ and YoY in the first quarter as the semiconductor market conditions improved earlier this year.
Nanya to build an advanced DRAM fab in New Taipei City
April 21, 2021Nanya Technology plans to – with the supports of New Taipei City Government and Central Government agencies – construct a new 12-inch advanced semiconductor fabrication plant with a double-deck cleanroom in Taishan Nanlin Technology Park in New Taipei City.
DRAM prices projected to rise by 18-23% QoQ in 2Q21Load more news
April 20, 2021TrendForce’s investigations find that DRAM suppliers and major PC OEMs are currently participating in the critical period of negotiating with each other over contract prices for 2Q21.