Global fab equipment spending projected to reach new high
September 17, 2021Powered by digital transformation and other secular technology trends, global semiconductor equipment investments for front end fabs in 2022 are expected to reach nearly USD 100 billion to meet soaring demand for electronics after topping a projected USD 90 billion this year, both new records,
Microprocessor sales will continue double-digit growth in 2021
August 27, 2021The total MPU market is on track to exceed $100 billion for the first time ever this year, thanks to strong increases in cellphone application processor revenues, says market researcher IC Insights.
Price and lead time trends for 2Q 2021
April 15, 2021Since the turn of the year 2021, the market has changed dramatically and ongoing strong demand continues to outstrip supply, perpetuating very long lead times and continual review of pricing by manufacturers.
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.
Total MPU sales surprise with strong gains in 2020
February 03, 2021Computer CPU processors remain largest MPU category in dollar volume but embedded MPUs demonstrate fastest growth, says IC Insights.
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.
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.
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.
300mm fab spending to boom through 2023 with two record highs
November 04, 2020Powering the growth is rising demand for cloud services, servers, laptops, gaming and healthcare technology. Fast-evolving technologies such as 5G, IoT, automotive, AI and machine learning that continue to fuel demand for greater connectivity, large data centers and big data are also behind the increase.
Nvidia's $40 billion ARM purchase will test current M&A "ceiling"
September 21, 2020Potentially the largest acquisition in semiconductor history faces plenty of obstacles.
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.
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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.