Top 10 foundries expected to increase revenues by 20%
February 24, 2021Demand in the global foundry market remains strong in 1Q21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. As various end-products continue to generate high demand for chips, clients of foundries in turn stepped up their procurement activities, which subsequently led to a persistent shortage of production capacities across the foundry industry.
Swedish EMS provider to become major shareholder in Enedo
February 16, 2021Swedish EMS provider, Inission, says it plans to invest EUR 6.8 million to acquire 49% of the shares in Enedo, a designer and producer of high-quality electronic power supplies and systems.
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.
Sequans opens new R&D facility in Finland
February 12, 2021The developer and provider of 5G and 4G solutions says it has established a new subsidiary in Salo, Finland, the purpose of which is to support Sequans core development work on 5G and 4G IoT semiconductor solutions.
Aroma Bit Receives Additional Capital Investment Funding
February 09, 2021Japanese Aroma Bit, a company that develops and markets compact odor imaging sensors and various related services, has allocated additional shares to third-parties. The purpose of the funding is to acquire growth funds needed for future functionality enhancements of its compact odor sensors and development of mass production capabilities.
Renesas officially makes an offer for Dialog
February 08, 2021Renesas Electronics and Dialog Semiconductor announces that they have reached an agreement under which Renesas will offer EUR 67.50 per Dialog share, representing a total equity value of EUR 4.9 billion.
Top-10 IC growth categories target emerging applications
January 29, 2021Memory, auto-specific, and embedded MPUs are all expected to outpace total IC market growth this year, says IC Insights.
SMTC enters merger agreement with investment firm
January 25, 2021EMS provider SMTC Corporation has entered into a definitive merger agreement with an affiliate of H.I.G. Capital, a global alternative investment firm.
HC Solutions is now in the hands of S&T
January 25, 2021S&T AG has acquired 100% of the Linz-based company HC Solutions GmbH (HCS) through its wholly-owned subsidiary Kontron Technologies GmbH (KTEC).
Foxconn and Winbond invest in chipmaker Kneron
January 20, 2021Foxconn and Winbond joins companies such as Qualcomm, Horizons, Sequoia and Weltrend as high profile investors in Kneron
A2 Global Electronics names new executives
January 19, 2021Electronic component distribution and supply chain service provider, A2 Global Electronics, has appointed Anthony Andriano as its new Chief Financial Officer and promoted Jesper Romell as its new President.
bintel wants to scale up – partners with Scanfil
January 18, 2021bintel AB and Scanfil Vellinge AB have signed a manufacture and product supply agreement. The agreement strengthens bintel’s ability to scale up the supply of smart sensors meeting the increasing demand within the waste management industry.
Security that builds value: managed NAND as a foundation for IoT security
January 15, 2021One of the fastest growing markets in the semiconductor industry is that of non-volatile memory (NVM). Among the main drivers for this enormous growth in data generation are vast movements towards cloud storage, the Internet of Things (IoT), and autonomous driving.
Onto Innovation acquires Inspectrology
January 11, 2021Onto Innovation has acquired Inspectrology, LLC. The company, which is headquartered in Sudbury, Massachusetts, USA, is a supplier of overlay metrology for controlling lithography and etch processes in the compound semiconductor market.
Etteplan enters Denmark and acquires TekPartner
January 08, 2021Etteplan is expanding the business in Nordics and opens up a new country, Denmark, by acquiring TekPartner, an engineering and IT company specialised in electronics and software.
Appear partners with Foxconn on new smartphoneLoad more news
January 08, 2021Appear Inc. is launching the worlds first graphene battery-powered 5G Smartphone, and to meet expected demand the company has partnered with with Foxconn India.