GlobalFoundries launches GF Labs
May 25, 2022At its annual GF Technology Summit (GTS), GlobalFoundries announced the launch of GF Labs, a new program that extends the development horizon of differentiated semiconductor technology.
Three companies held 94% of the 2021 DRAM market
May 25, 2022Over the past 30 years, the DRAM market has been characterised by periods of spectacular growth and years of devastating crashes. Most recently, the DRAM market fell 37% in 2019 but soared 42% in 2021.
Global DRAM revenue falls 4.0% QoQ in 1Q22, says TrendForce
May 18, 2022According to TrendForce investigations, total DRAM revenue in 1Q22 decreased by 4.0% QoQ, reaching USD 24.03 billion. The primary reason for this drop stems from market inflation, weakening demand, and the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war at the end of February affecting the performance of terminal consumption.
Sluggish demand leads to lower prices for NAND Flash wafer
May 10, 2022According to TrendForce research, looking at NAND Flash wafers, the pricing of which more sensitively reflects the market, suppliers are increasingly motivated to cut prices in exchange for sales due to weak retail demand since March and a more conservative outlook for shipments of other end products.
NAND and DRAM are poised to hit new revenue records
May 09, 2022Market research and strategy consulting company, Yole Développement, says that despite the numerous global challenges, the memory market will grow to over USD 260 billion in 2027.
Simmtech opens new Malaysian manufacturing facility
May 09, 2022South Korean manufacturer for semiconductor packaging substrate and HDI PCBs, Simmtech, has officially opened its Malaysia-based subsidiary, SUSTIO Sdn. Bhd. in Batu Kawan Industrial Park, Penang.
Semiconductor R&D spending to rise 9% after record in 2021
May 06, 2022Intel continues to lead the research and development ranking. The top 10 raised spending 18% last year, and 21 companies invested USD 1 billion or more on R&D in 2021, says IC Insights.
BayaTronics opens new manufacturing facility
May 05, 2022BayaTronics, a supply chain and manufacturing solutions partner located in Concord, North Carolina, has purchased a complete Juki line for its new facility.
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?
Astera Labs opens new Canadian R&D design center
May 02, 2022Astera Labs, a provider of purpose-built connectivity solutions for intelligent systems, has opened its latest R&D Design Center in Greater Toronto as the company aims to accelerate product development cycles and grow its engineering talent and capabilities.
ROHM & Delta Electronics team up to develop GaN power devices
April 29, 2022Global semiconductor supplier ROHM Semiconductor and power supply manufacturer Delta Electronics have entered into a strategic partnership to develop and mass-produce next-generation GaN (gallium nitride) power devices.
Gartner: Global semiconductor revenue to grow 13.6% in 2022
April 28, 2022Global semiconductor revenue is projected to total USD 676 billion in 2022, an increase of 13.6% from 2021, according to Gartner, Inc.
KION expands with second production line for e-mobility
April 27, 2022KION Battery Systems (KBS) is expanding its production facility at the Karlstein site in Germany. The company, a partnership between KION GROUP AG and BMZ Holding GmbH, has officially put a second production line for manufacturing 24-volt batteries into operation.
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.
Wafer capacity to climb 8.7% as 10 new fabs enter production
April 22, 2022The volatile nature of the IC industry is reflected by large swings in annual wafer starts, says IC Insights. Over the past five years, for example, annual wafer start growth rates have ranged from -4.7% in 2019 to 19.0% growth in 2021.
Mercury Systems' Phoenix expansion is ready for action
April 22, 2022Mercury Systems held a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 20, 2022 at its custom microelectronics packaging center in Phoenix, Arizona to celebrate the expansion of its microelectronics manufacturing capabilities.
Winbond expands DDR3 SDRAM production
April 21, 2022Taiwanese semiconductor memory specialist, Winbond Electronics Corporation, says that it is expanding the production capacity at its fab in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
Gartner says global semiconductor revenue grew 26% in 2021Load more news
April 15, 2022Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled USD 595 billion in 2021, an increase of 26.3% from 2020, according to final results by Gartner, Inc.