Logic ICs account for the largest share of China’s IC market
February 19, 2021China became the largest IC market in the world in 2005 and has continued to grow in size since then. In 2020, the Chinese IC market increased to USD 143.4 billion, a 9% gain from USD 131.3 billion in 2019.
Why Is my processor leaking power? That sounds like an open-ended question
February 19, 2021[i]Question: Why is my processor consuming more power than its data sheet suggests?[/i]
Longer lead times and price hikes likely to dominate 1H2021
February 17, 2021The European semiconductor distribution market seems to have seen the worst back in 2020 and a return to growth is highly likely in 2021. With COVID-19 impact easing and a return to strong growth in Asia driving component demand, the demand in Europe is growing too. However, Q4/2020 still resulted in a slight decline.
Mitsubishi Electric to open new factory automation centre
February 17, 2021Mitsubishi Electric Corporation will establish the Malaysia FA Center on the premises of its subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Sales Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., which is located in Selangor state on the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia.
Global semiconductor sales amounted to $439 billion in 2020
February 01, 2021Global semiconductor industry sales were USD 439.0 billion in 2020, an increase of 6.5% compared to the 2019 total of USD 412.3 billion, reports the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA)
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.
Product Life Cycle of an Interconnect Bus
January 27, 2021The portable stimulus standard (PSS) is the latest industry standard created to allow the specification of test intent and behavior such that the test stimulus can be reused across various target platforms.
Industry R&D spending to rise 4% after 2020 record
January 20, 2021Intel stays on top of research and development ranking, but its share of total industry R&D expenditures dipped after its spending decreased 4% in 2020. AMD moved into the R&D top 10, says new report.
Five mega-deals pushed M&A value to $118B last year
January 13, 2021The value of the mergers and acquisitions seen last year within the semiconductor industry set a new record. Five big acquisition announcements and more than a dozen smaller deals in 2020 pushed the total value of M&A agreements in the year to an all-time high of USD 118.0 billion, surpassing the previous record of USD 107.7 billion reached in 2015
What Is JESD204 and Why Should We Pay Attention to It?
January 06, 2021A new converter interface is steadily picking up steam and looks to become the protocol of choice for future converters. This new interface, JESD204, was originally rolled out several years ago but has undergone revisions that are making it a much more attractive and efficient converter interface.
7/5nm processes drive foundry capital spending
December 29, 2020Following spending of $106.1 billion in 2018 and $102.5 billion in 2019, worldwide semiconductor capital spending is expected to grow 6% to $108.1 billion in 2020, writes market researcher IC Insights.
Record growth projected for semiconductor equipment market
December 16, 2020Global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment by OEM’s are projected to increase 16% from USD 59.6 billion in 2019 and register a new industry record of USD 68.9 billion in 2020, SEMI reports.
DRAM leads in revenue, NAND with top percentage growth in 2020
December 09, 202021 of 33 IC product categories to see positive growth in 2020 demonstrating remarkable resilience of IC market during pandemic-induced global economic downturn, says IC Insights.
Wafer capacity by feature size shows strongest growth at <10nm
November 25, 2020IC capacity for leading-edge (<10nm) processes is expected to grow and become the largest portion of monthly installed capacity across the industry beginning in 2024, based on information in IC Insights’ Global Wafer Capacity 2020-2024 report.
Alps Alpine develops, starts shipping samples of HAPTIC Reactor Heavy Type
November 25, 2020Alps Alpine Co., Ltd. has developed the HAPTIC™ Reactor Heavy Type for powerful vibrations in touch feedback. Sample shipments, destined primarily for the automotive market, begin in October 2020, with a start to mass production expected in January 2021.
Rising shipments and falling prices limit DRAM revenue growth in 3Q20
November 23, 2020DRAM suppliers’ bit shipments exceeded expectations due to the demand surge from prior to the September 15 deadline of U.S. sanctions prohibiting the shipment of tech products to Huawei, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
SK hynix & Robert Bosch invests in memory startup
November 20, 2020Ferroelectric Memory GmbH (FMC), a developer of ferroelectric hafnium oxide memory technology, has completed a USD 20 million Series B funding.
Prodigy Technovations announces new Logic Analyzer for embedded interfacesLoad more news
November 11, 2020Bangalore, India based Prodigy Technovations Pvt. Ltd announces an innovative Logic Analyzer for Embedded Interfaces to address the design Verification, Validation and testing challenges faced by Embedded design teams.