Apple and Samsung remain the top chip buyers in 2020
February 12, 2021Gartner says that the top 10 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) increased their semiconductor spending by 10% in 2020, and accounted for 42% of the total market, up from 40.9% in 2019.
Huawei to invest €80 million to boost Irish R&D
February 11, 2021Huawei says that it will create a further 110 new jobs in Ireland by the end of 2022, which would then bring the company's total in the country to 310 new jobs created over a three year period from 2019 to 2022.
TDDI IC shipments poised for growth due to strong end-demand
January 18, 2021Given the forecasted recovery of the smartphone market and the corresponding rise in TDDI IC demand throughout this year, total smartphone TDDI IC shipment for 2021 is expected to reach 760 million units, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Global smartphone production expected to reach 1.36B units in 2021
January 05, 2021Owing to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, global smartphone production reached a mere 1.25 billion units in 2020, a record-breaking 11% YoY decrease, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
DRAM ASP to recover from decline in 1Q21
December 10, 2020The DRAM market exhibits a healthier and more balanced supply/demand relationship compared with the NAND Flash market because of its oligopolistic structure, says to TrendForce.
Total revenue of top 10 foundries expected to increase by 18% YoY in 4Q20
December 07, 2020Demand in the foundry market has remained strong in 4Q20, as production capacities across the industry remain fully loaded, with the tight supply of wafer capacities leading to a price hike in foundry services and subsequently driving up total quarterly industry revenue, according to TrendForce.
Global smartphone production sets highest QoQ growth in recent years
December 02, 2020In 3Q20, the smartphone industry benefitted from the gradual easing of pandemic containment measures worldwide, the arrival of year-end holiday season, and the expanded production targets by smartphone brands looking to capture Huawei’s lost market shares, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
NAND Flash revenue for 3Q20 up by only 0.3% QoQ due to weak server sales
November 26, 2020Total NAND Flash revenue reached USD 14.5 billion in 3Q20, a 0.3% increase QoQ, while total NAND Flash bit shipment rose by 9% QoQ, but the ASP fell by 9% QoQ, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Wafer capacity by feature size shows strongest growth at <10nm
November 25, 2020IC capacity for leading-edge (<10nm) processes is expected to grow and become the largest portion of monthly installed capacity across the industry beginning in 2024, based on information in IC Insights’ Global Wafer Capacity 2020-2024 report.
Rising shipments and falling prices limit DRAM revenue growth in 3Q20
November 23, 2020DRAM suppliers’ bit shipments exceeded expectations due to the demand surge from prior to the September 15 deadline of U.S. sanctions prohibiting the shipment of tech products to Huawei, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Foundry revenue expected to increase by 23.8% YoY in 2020
November 19, 2020Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s negative impact on the global economy, several emergent trends, such as WFH, distance education, rising 5G smartphone penetration, and strong component demand from telecom infrastructure build-out, have resulted in a bullish semiconductor market against economic headwinds, according to TrendForce.
Huawei confirms – will sell Honor business
November 17, 2020As the company confirms the news, Huawei says that its consumer business has been under “tremendous pressure” as of late. This is very much due to a “persistent unavailability of technical elements needed for the groups mobile phone business.”
Qualcomm receives government ‘Ok’ to supply 4G chips to Huawei
November 16, 2020The US chip company has received a license from the US government to sell, among other products, 4G mobile phone chips to Huawei.
Huawei to sell Honor unit to Shenzhen government
November 10, 2020The Chinese company is reportedly planning to sell its Honor smartphone unit in a RMB 100 billion (USD 15.2 billion) deal.
Huawei looking to beat US sanctions with Shanghai facility
November 02, 2020The Chinese company is reportedly working on plans for a new chip plant in Shanghai which would not use American technology – something that would enable it to secure supplier for its telecom infrastructure business even with the US sanctions.
DRAM price erosion expected through the end of 2020
October 30, 2020Price jump that typically coincides with the introduction of new smartphone models in 3Q and 4Q is not expected due to disrupted buying patterns and cautious discretionary spending.
Fingerprint finds its way into another PC
October 27, 2020Swedish biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards, says that the company has been awarded a design win by an unnamed, but described as a top tier, PC manufacturer, with a product launch planned for Q1 2021.
Huawei opens new R&D centre in Hungary
October 22, 2020The Chinese telecom company opened the R&D Center in Budapest as it’s celebrating its 15th anniversary in Hungary.
Chinese panel makers expected to occupy more than 50% share in monitor panel market in 2021
October 15, 2020Chinese manufacturers are expected to raise their market share from 39% this year to 52% next year in the monitor panel market, and 36% to 39% in the notebook panel market, according to TrendForce’s preliminary shipment forecast of panel makers for 2021.
Taiwanese PCB manufacturer to lay off 600 employeesLoad more news
October 09, 2020In a response to slow demand, Taiwanese PCB manufacturer Mutual-Tek industries Co., is reportedly lay off about 600 employees in Taiwan and close all of its production lines in the country.