Global Semiconductor equipment billings jump 38% YoY in Q3
December 02, 2021Global semiconductor equipment billings increased a robust 38% year-over-year to US D26.8 billion in the third quarter of 2021, an 8% rise from the prior quarter to register their fifth consecutive quarter-over-quarter record high, SEMI reports.
Global semiconductor market expected to grow 25.6% in 2021
December 01, 2021World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) expects the worldwide semiconductor market growth to rise from 6.8% in 2020 to an outstanding 25.6% in the year 2021, reports the European Semiconductor Industry Association.
The US adds 27 companies to the “Entity List”
November 29, 2021The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added 27 foreign entities and individuals to the Entity List for “engaging in activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States.”
Top25 semiconductor suppliers' sales growth to skyrocket
November 18, 2021The semiconductor market is forecast to increase 23% this year, fueled by changing habits caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic rebound from it in 2021, says IC Insights. The market research company also provides a projected ranking of the top 25 semiconductor suppliers based on sales growth rate.
What happened to my chip supply?
November 15, 2021The pandemic did indeed send massive ripples through supply chains around the globe – but it was never the start of the semiconductor crisis, the semiconductor supply chain was on shaky legs long before COVID-19 shut down entire countries and trade.
Moov raises $41M - aims to help solve global chip shortage
November 12, 2021Moov, a marketplace for pre-owned manufacturing equipment, has raised USD 41 million in a Series A funding round led by Tiger Global. Other investors joining the round are public semiconductor investor Gavin Baker of Atreides Management, Valor Equity Partners, Avenir Growth Fund and existing investors.
TSMC to build new fab in Japan together with Sony
November 09, 2021TSMC will establish a subsidiary, Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (JASM), in Kumamoto, Japan to provide foundry service with initial technology of 22/28-nanometer processes to address the global market demand for specialty technologies, with Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (SSS) participating as a minority shareholder.
Murata expands with new production building in Japan
November 04, 2021Komoro Murata Manufacturing, a manufacturing subsidiary of Murata located in Komoro, Nagano Prefecture, Japan, will start the construction of a new production building in November 2021.
Robot sales are on the rise again
November 03, 2021Sales of new robots grew slightly at 0.5% despite the global pandemic, with 384,000 units shipped globally in 2020, The International Federation of Robotics (IFR) reports
Annual foundry revenue to reach historical high in 2022
October 28, 2021While the global electronics supply chain experienced a chip shortage, the corresponding shortage of foundry capacities also led various foundries to raise their quotes, resulting in an over 20% YoY increase in the total annual revenues of the top 10 foundries for both 2020 and 2021, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Kyocera to build two new plants for ceramic components
October 22, 2021Kyocera Corporation says it will construct two additional production facilities at its Kokubu Plant Campus in Kagoshima, Japan. The new facilities will double the campus’ production capacity for fine ceramic components used in semiconductor manufacturing equipment, while securing space for other manufacturing as Kyocera’s business expands.
South Korean PCB manufacturer expands with Malaysian plant
October 21, 2021South Korea-headquartered Simmtech Holdings Inc. (Simmtech), a manufacturer of high-layer PCBs for semiconductors, is looking to expand with a new factory at Batu Kawan Industrial Park, Penang, Malaysia.
Micron to expand with $7B DRAM plant in Japan
October 20, 2021The US semiconductor manufacturer is reportedly looking to build a new manufacturing facility at its production site in Hiroshima. The company is set to invest JPY 800 billion, or USD 7 billion, in the expansion.
TSMC's looking to expand with new chip plant in Japan
October 15, 2021During an online earnings briefing, TSMC CEO C. C. Wei, announced the company's intention to build a specialty technology fab in Japan.
Power and compound fab capacity projected to top record
October 15, 2021Fueled by pent-up demand for automotive electronics caused by semiconductor supply chain disruptions wrought by the pandemic, worldwide installed capacity for power and compound semiconductor fabs is projected to top 10 million wafers per month (WPM) for the first time in 2023, growing to 10.24 million WPM (in 200mm equivalents) and climbing to 10.6 million WPM in 2024, SEMI reports.
ESD industry logs double-digit growth in 2Q21
October 14, 2021The Electronic System Design (ESD) industry revenue increased 14.6% year-over-year from USD 2,783.9 million to USD 3,191.4 million in Q2 2021, the ESD Alliance, a part of the SEMI Technology Community, reports.
Global semiconductor sales grew 29.7% YoY in August
October 06, 2021The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced global semiconductor industry sales were USD 47.2 billion in the month of August 2021, an increase of 29.7% over the August 2020 total of USD 36.4 billion and 3.3% more than the July 2021 total of USD 45.7 billion.
pSemi expands its footprint with new Taiwan branch office
September 21, 2021pSemi Corporation, a Murata company focused on semiconductor integration, is opening a branch office in Taipei City, Taiwan. The Taiwan office joins other pSemi APAC locations in India, Korea, China and Japan.
Global fab equipment spending projected to reach new high
September 17, 2021Powered by digital transformation and other secular technology trends, global semiconductor equipment investments for front end fabs in 2022 are expected to reach nearly USD 100 billion to meet soaring demand for electronics after topping a projected USD 90 billion this year, both new records,
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September 14, 2021The big three memory IC suppliers—Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron—are each expected to post a 10% increase and Kioxia is anticipated to show an 11% jump in 3Q21 sales.