Total microprocessor sales to edge slightly higher in 2020
September 11, 2020Sales expected to strengthen in 2021 with embedded processors and computer CPUs leading the growth
COVID-19 drives rise in global fab equipment spending
September 09, 2020Soaring pandemic-inspired demand for chips that power everything from communications and IT infrastructures to personal computing, gaming and healthcare electronics will drive an 8% increase in global fab equipment spending in 2020 and a 13% increase in 2021, SEMI reports.
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).
2019 MPU slump snaps nine years of record sales
October 14, 2019A modest rebound is expected in 2020, followed by new all-time high sales in 2021, according to market researcher IC Insights.
Fabs valued at nearly $50 billion to start construction in 2020
September 13, 2019SEMI reports that investments in new fab projects starting construction in 2020 is expected to reach nearly USD 50 billion, up about USD 12 billion from 2019.
76% of IC products expected to see flat growth in 2019
August 12, 2019After flying high for two years, DRAM sales growth is forecast to rank last in 2019, worst among all IC categories; NAND flash sales decline close behind.
DRAM expected to remain largest IC market
August 06, 2019Despite a 38% sales decline expected this year, the DRAM market is forecast to remain the largest of all IC product categories again in 2019 with sales reaching USD 62.0 billion, down from USD 99.4 billion in 2018.
Global fab equipment spending to rebound in 2020
June 12, 2019Global fab equipment spending will rebound in 2020, growing 20% to USD 58.4 billion after dropping 19% to USD 48.4 billion in 2019, according SEMI.
Total fab equipment spending reverses course says SEMI
December 18, 2018Total fab equipment spending in 2019 is projected to drop 8%, a sharp reversal from the previously forecast increase of 7% as fab investment growth has been revised downward for 2018 to 10% from the 14% predicted in August, according to the latest edition of the World Fab Forecast Report published by SEMI.
DMASS: Positive trend continues through Q2/2018
October 26, 2018DMASS reports 5.7% growth in semiconductor distribution for Q2/CY18. Significant variation by region. Smaller countries and Eastern Europe increase faster than key regions. Discretes, Power and Sensors stand out.
Renesas accelerates industrial ethernet application development with RZ/N1 solution kit
November 30, 2017Renesas Electronics, a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the availability of the new RZ/N1 microprocessor (MPU) Solution Kit designed to support various industrial network applications including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), intelligent network switches, gateways, operator terminals and remote I/O solutions.
DRAM, NAND flash memory markets drive double-digit upturn
August 02, 2017IC Insights has revised its outlook and analysis of the IC industry. Entering the second half of the year, it is clear the IC industry is on course for a much stronger upturn than was initially forecast in January.
Intel could yield the #1 position it has held since 1993
May 02, 2017After nearly a quarter of a century, the semiconductor industry could see a new #1 supplier in 2Q17.
Spiking ASPs prompt market forecast revision to 11 percent increase
March 31, 2017IC Insights has raised its worldwide IC market growth forecast for 2017 to 11 percent, more than twice its original 5 percent outlook.
Texas leads, ahead of Infineon
May 25, 2016According to the latest analysis by Semicast Research, Texas Instruments was the leading vendor of semiconductors to the industrial sector in 2015, ahead of Infineon Technologies.
2016 IC market: Cautious expectations
February 15, 2016Improving but moderate growth as economies struggle to gain momentum.
Companies maximize 300mm, 200mm Wafers; Slow progress on 450mm
September 18, 2015Larger wafer diameters provide more chips per wafer at a modest increase in material and process costs, resulting in reduced chip costs.
Intel-Altera: A new semi landscape emerging
June 02, 2015Tom Hackenberg, principal analyst, embedded processing for IHS, writes about how this merger will affect the market.
Qualcomm outruns Apple '3 to 1'
April 21, 2015According to preliminary findings from the 2015 edition of Semicast’s Embedded Processing Service, Qualcomm was the leading supplier of 32/64-bit core silicon in 2014, ahead of Apple and MediaTek.
Why Intel is considering acquiring AlteraLoad more news
March 30, 2015Tom Hackenberg, principal analyst embedded processing for IHS, has provided us with his thought on Intel's potential acquisition of Altera. How would this acquisition affect the semiconductor landscape?