Massive Chinese semiconductor constitution site stands idle
September 02, 2020The USD 20 billion investment to construct a massive semiconductor manufacturing complex in Wuhan, China has has stalled, reportedly due to lack of funding.
Decisions, choices and options during a crisis – maybe it's time to hand it over
September 01, 2020When COVID-19 fully developed into a global pandemic, it became clear that unpredictability is the main heel (wrench in the cogs) of a tightly run supply chain. Is it time to hand over the supply chain management to an emotionless AI that does not listen to “gut feelings”?
Deep COVID-19 impact on European semiconductor distribution in Q2
August 21, 2020What was still a mix of market- and pandemic-driven uncertainties in Q1, turned out to be a real, directly COVID-19 and lockdown-related downturn for the European Semiconductor Distribution in the second quarter of 2020. According to DMASS, sales in the European Semiconductor Distribution Market fell by 20.7% to EUR 1.82 Billion.
Covid-19 expected to limit growth rates for many IC products
August 10, 2020NAND flash, DRAM, computer CPU, and embedded MPUs show improvement for 2020, but consumers and businesses moving cautiously forward with system purchases, says IC Insights.
Chip production equipment spending to hit record levels in 2021 following strong 2020
July 22, 2020Global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment by original equipment manufacturers are projected to increase six% to USD 63.2 billion in 2020 compared to USD 59.6 billion in 2019 before logging record high revenue of USD 70 billion in 2021 on the strength of double-digit growth, according to SEMI.
Worldwide semiconductor market growth is expected to accelerate in 2021
June 10, 2020The worldwide semiconductor market is expected to increase 3.3% in 2020, accelerating to 6.2 % in 2021, says the European Semiconductor Industry Association.
China falls far short of its "Made-in-China 2025" goal
May 27, 2020IC production in China represented 15.7% of its $125 billion IC market in 2019, up only slightly from 15.1% five years earlier in 2014. IC Insights forecasts that this share will increase by 5.0 percentage points to 20.7% in 2024 (one percentage point per year on average).
European semiconductor sales up 5.7% from previous quarter
May 05, 2020European semiconductor sales grew by 5.7% in the first quarter 2020 compared to the previous quarter reaching USD 10.172 billion, says the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA).
Besi steers a steady ship during the current crisis
May 04, 2020BE Semiconductor (Besi), managed to maintain profitability during these uncertain times, thanks to the company’s flexible Asian supply chain and assembly capacity, Besi were able to shift production and final assembly sufficiently between its Malaysian, Chinese and Singapore facilities.
Axcelis receives order for 'Purion Dragon'
April 29, 2020Axcelis Technologies, a supplier of high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry, has received orders for the Purion Dragon high current system from an unnamed memory manufacturer.
Hyundai Mobis expands its technical center in India
April 14, 2020As part of its global R&D networking in Korea, North America, Europe, China and India, Hyundai Mobis says it will expand its technical center in India, which develops and validates automotive software. Through this, the company aims to strengthen its R&D activities in India, particularly software development for autonomous vehicles.
European semiconductor sales up 2.4% in February 2020
April 06, 2020The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) says that European sales of semiconductors reached USD 3.323 billion in February 2020, an increase of 2.4% compared to the January 2020 total of USD 3.247 billion.
Hamamatsu Photonics establishes subsidiary in Korea
March 25, 2020Hamamatsu Photonics Korea Co., Ltd. has been established as a subsidiary to strengthen the sales structure for its Imaging and Measurement Instruments business in South Korea.
Rutronik & Gowin inks distribution agreement for EMEA and NA
March 18, 2020Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH is expanding its portfolio to include the Gowin Semiconductor Corp. product range.
Ark Electronics and Surfaceink enter JV for consumer voice solutions
March 09, 2020Ark Electronics USA and Surfaceink announced a joint venture to deliver production-ready Voice/Audio modules and custom integrations for customers who want their own branded, voice-enabled IoT products and smart technology devices.
European semiconductor sales up 1.2% in January
March 04, 2020The European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) says that European sales of semiconductors reached USD 3.247 billion in January 2020, an increase of 1.2% compared to the December 2019 total of USD 3.208 billion. Europe was the only region worldwide to register month-on-month growth in January.
Synopsys completes acquisition of certain IP assets from INVECASLoad more news
February 14, 2020Synopsys, Inc. has completed its acquisition of certain IP assets from INVECAS. This acquisition broadens Synopsys' DesignWare Logic Library, Embedded Memory, General Purpose I/O, Analog, and Interface IP portfolio.