Strong developments for Mycronic - despite an uncertain 2019
February 06, 2020“I am pleased today to present another successful year for Mycronic, particularly in light of the global unrest and the slowdown in the electronics industry that characterized 2019,” says Mycronic's CEO, Anders Lindqvist, in the company's year-end report.
Diodes updates on Lite-On acquisition
January 09, 2020Since the initial announcement of the acquisition back in August, 2019, all customary closing conditions have been met, including approval by the Lite-On shareholders. In conjunction, Diodes has been working through the final process of securing the required regulatory approvals in both Taiwan and China.
Lite-On shareholders approve the Diodes deal
October 29, 2019Lite-On Semiconductor held a special meeting for its shareholders on October 25, 2019 during which the proposed acquisition by Diodes and the associated Share Swap Agreement were approved.
Photronics' first to order Mycronic's Prexision Lite 8 Evo
October 10, 2019Swedish Mycronic says it has has received an order for Prexision-series mask writers for display applications from Photronics Inc, for deployment in Asia.
Toshiba Memory could make huge gains from Lite-On’s SSD business
September 03, 2019Taiwan’s Lite-On Technology Corp. (Lite-On) announced on August 30 that it will offload the entire stake of its SSD business to Toshiba Memory Holdings Corp. (TMCHD).
Toshiba Memory to acquire LITE-ON's SSD business
September 02, 2019Toshiba Memory, soon to be rebranded as Kioxia Holdings Corporation, says it has signed a definitive agreement with LITE-ON Technology Corporation to acquire its Solid State Drive (SSD) business.
Global automotive LED revenue still on the rise
August 15, 2019the global automotive market has been showing declines since 2018 amid global trade frictions and economic recessions, but the penetration rates of LEDs in various major automotive lighting products continued to rise, says LEDinside, a division of TrendForce,
Diodes to acquire Lite-On Semi
August 09, 2019Diodes Inc. has entered into an acquisition agreement with Lite-On Semiconductor Corp., a Taiwan-based supplier of 'green' power-related discrete and analog semiconductor devices.
CM service market makes 15% leap
July 24, 2019In 2018, the worldwide contract manufacturing (CM) services market increased significantly—by 15 percent in total revenue—resulting in combined EMS and ODM revenue of nearly $542 billion, an expansion of $70.7 billion.
Lite-on to acquire 100% of Japanese subsidiary
June 06, 2019LITE-ON Technology intends to acquire all outstanding shares of LITE-ON Japan Ltd. (LOJ) through a tender offer in Japan JASDAQ market.
China manufacturers raise capacity, causing stagnation in revenue growth
April 23, 20192018 has proven to be a difficult year for many LED manufacturers: the industry as a whole was burdened with the weight of oversupply, and the US-China trade dispute caused end demand to stagnate. This led to a less-than-expected business performance for LED manufacturers in general.
97 IC wafer fabs closed or repurposed during past 10 years
March 06, 2019The IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity (that is ≤200mm wafers) in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers. IC Insights can now show that due to the surge of merger and acquisition activity in the middle of this decade and with more companies producing IC devices on sub-20nm process technology, suppliers are eliminating inefficient wafer fabs.
Kingston is the clear leader among branded SSD module makers
October 16, 2018DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, announces the global ranking of SSD module makers (NAND Flash manufacturers excluded) for 2017 based on the shipments of their own-branded SSD products in the channel market.
China’s semi capex forecast to be larger than Europe & Japan combined
August 03, 2018IC Insights forecasts that China-headquartered companies will spend USD 11.0 billion in semiconductor industry capex in 2018, which would represent 10.6% of the expected worldwide outlays of USD 103.5 billion.
China’s semi capex forecast larger than Europe and Japan combined in 2018
July 10, 2018IC Insights forecasts that China-headquartered companies will spend USD 11.0 billion in semiconductor industry capex in 2018, which would represent 10.6 percent of the expected worldwide outlays of USD 103.5 billion.
China’s semi capex forecast to be five times more than in 2015
June 28, 2018Chinese semi firms to spend USD 11.0 billion in capex this year, up from only USD 2.2 billion in 2015, according to numbers from IC Insights.
Semiconductor leaders’ market shares surge over the past 10 years
April 16, 2018The top-5 semiconductor suppliers accounted for 43% of the world’s semiconductor sales in 2017, an increase of 10 percentage points from 10 years earlier, says IC Insights.
92 IC wafer fabs closed or repurposed from 2009-2017
March 07, 2018Since the global economic recession of 2008-2009, the IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity (i.e., ≤200mm wafers) in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers.
ICs offer enhanced protection & improved safety features for high reliability power supplies
October 27, 2017The design of high reliability systems encompasses the use of fault tolerant design techniques, the selection of suitable components to meet the anticipated environmental conditions and compliance to standards.
Velodyne LiDAR partners with YellowScanLoad more news
October 27, 2017Velodyne LiDAR, a provider 3D vision systems for autonomous vehicles, is partnering with YellowScan to integrate its VLP-16 Puck and VLP-16 Puck LITE LiDAR sensors into YellowScan’s Surveyor for a turn-key and reliable LiDAR system for demanding UAV applications.