Top15 semiconductor sales leaders 3Q21 forecast
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.
GaN power devices market to growth at 78% CAGR through 2025
September 13, 2021Demand for elecom base stations, converters, and charging stations has seen considerable growth this year as a result of ongoing developments in 5G telecommunication, consumer electronics, industrial energy conversion, and new energy vehicles (NEV), according to TrendForce.
Global satellite revenue for 2022 to reach $295B, SpaceX leads
September 08, 2021In the global satellite market, LEO (low earth orbit) satellites currently hold the most significant advantage in terms of developmental potential due to their closer proximity with earth and their relatively lower latency, radiation, and cost compared to HEO (high earth orbit) and MEO (medium earth orbit) satellites, according to TrendForce.
Global semi sales in July up 29.0% YoY
September 06, 2021The Semiconductor Industry Association announced global semiconductor industry sales were USD 45.4 billion in the month of July 2021, an increase of 29.0% over the July 2020 total of USD 35.2 billion and 2.1% more than the June 2021 total of USD 44.5 billion.
Murata to close plant due to Covid-19 outbreak
August 26, 2021Electronics manufacturer Murata Manufacturing Co Ltd will temporarily close the Echizen plant in Japan after workers tested positive for Covid-19, writes Reuters in a report.
Global PCB Top25: ZD Tech, Unimicron & DSBJ lead
August 24, 2021In 2020 there were 128 manufacturers with revenue exceeding USD 100 million included in the list, up 6 from 122 in 2019, with a combined 10.3% growth rate from USD 62.342 billion to 68.789 billion.
Global PCB Top100: Bigger gets bigger and faster
August 24, 2021Compared with last year's list, the number of companies in each region is 56 in China (+4), 25 in Taiwan (-2), 21 in Japan (+3), 14 in South Korea (+2), 4 in the United States (same), 5 in Europe (same), and 3 in Southeast Asia (-1).
Automotive MCU sales to surge 23% in 2021 despite shortages
August 18, 202132-bit designs are expected to generate almost 77% of automotive microcontroller revenues this year, followed by 18% from 16-bit and 6% from 8-bit, says market researcher IC Insights.
German components distribution sees significant surge in demand
August 16, 2021German components distribution reports a 17.5% increase in sales and an increase in bookings in the second quarter of 2021 of 132%. Components shortage prevents better result.
Panasonic launches new factory in Shunde, China
August 12, 2021Panasonic has built the first Shunde Branch Plant, a new factory for IAQ devices such as energy recovery ventilator systems and air purifiers, in the Shunde District of the City of Foshan, Guangdong Province, China, and began operation on the eleventh of August.
Global semiconductor sales increase 29.2% YoY in June
August 05, 2021The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) reports that worldwide sales of semiconductors were USD 44.5 billion in June 2021, an increase of 29.2% from the June 2020 total of USD 34.5 billion.
Transphorm closes JV transaction for acquisition of AFSW Wafer-Fab
August 03, 2021Transphorm, a supplier of gallium nitride (GaN) power conversion products, has close of the transaction for the acquisition of 100% interest in the company’s AFSW wafer-fab facility by GaNovation, Transphorm’s recent joint venture with Palo Alto-based JCP Capital, a new strategic-financial partner.
Market share of top 3 suppliers of base stations to undergo slight decline in 2021
July 29, 2021Chinese and European suppliers of base station equipment are expected to once again account for a global market share of more than 70% in 2021, and the top three suppliers (along with their respective market shares) are, in order, China-based Huawei (30%), Sweden-based Ericsson (23%), and Finland-based Nokia (20%), according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Electronic system design industry logs record first quarter
July 20, 2021Electronic System Design (ESD) industry revenue increased 17% to USD 3,1571.7 million in Q1 2021, the strongest first-quarter growth ever, the ESD Alliance, a SEMI Technology Community, announces in its Q1 2021 Electronic Design Market Data (EDMD) report.
Renesas to close its Yamaguchi factory next year
July 16, 2021Renesas says that it has decided to consolidate the Yamaguchi Factory (located in Ube, Yamaguchi Prefecture in Japan) of its wholly owned subsidiary, Renesas Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd. at the end of June 2022.
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.
What is semiconductor sovereignty worth?
July 14, 2021The EU, US and Asia all have one thing in common when it comes to semiconductors—all are willing to invest billions in research and production to claim a stronger stake in global market share.
Minebea Mitsumi acquires Omron’s of 8-inch fab
July 13, 2021Minebea Mitsumi’s subsidiary Mitsumi Electric, has entered into an agreement with Omron Corporation for the acquisition of Omron's semiconductor and MEMS fabrication plant in Yasu, Shiga, Japan – as well as its MEMS product development function.
ICAPE Group expands in Malaysia
July 13, 2021One year after the creation of the group's new sales office in Malaysia – managed by Mr. Jeffrey Wan – ICAPE Group says that it is well ahead of its objectives with a growth of 20%.
Toyocolor to supply SK Innovation with Li-ion battery materialsLoad more news
July 12, 2021Toyocolor Co., Ltd., the colorants and functional materials division of Japan’s Toyo Ink Group, has been tapped to supply the North American and European operations of South Korean battery manufacturer SK Innovation, with its Lioaccum series of conductive carbon nanotube (CNT) dispersions.