Sluggish server production in 4Q20 to be joined by decline in server DRAM prices
September 16, 2020Due to server ODMs’ higher-than-expected inventory of server barebones in 3Q20, additional server orders from the ODMs’ clients came to a screeching halt, therefore resulting in a QoQ decrease in overall server orders for the quarter, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
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.
Global semiconductor sales increase 4.9% YoY in July
September 04, 2020The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were USD 35.2 billion in July 2020, 4.9% more than the July 2019 total of USD 33.5 billion and 2.1% greater than the June 2020 total of USD 34.5 billion.
Despite rebounding DRAM spot prices, downward pressure may persist in 2H20
September 03, 2020Spot prices have risen for certain types of memory chips recently, leading to significant market speculations on whether the entire memory industry could see a turnaround in the near future.
Samsung starts mass production of 16Gb LPDDR5 DRAM
August 31, 2020Samsung Electronics’ second production line in Pyeongtaek, Korea, has started mass production of the industry's first 16-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR5 mobile DRAM, using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology.
DRAM module revenue decreases by 3% YoY in 2019
August 26, 2020The massive drop-off in DRAM quotes in 2019 culminated in a total yearly decline of more than 50%, which led to revenue losses for most module makers in 2019, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
What are the impacts of expanded US sanctions against Huawei
August 21, 2020TrendForce has dug deep to analyse the potential impacts that the expanded sanctions against Huawei have on five tech industries, including semiconductors, memory products, smartphones, display panels, and 5G communications.
ASE takes the lead among Top10 largest OSAT companies in 2Q20
August 17, 2020The border restrictions and national lockdowns instituted by various governments due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact in 1Q20 resulted in low inventory levels for clients of packaging and testing (OSAT, outsourced semiconductor assembly and test) companies and for distribution channels as well, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Samsung to stop production at its last Chinese PC plant
August 03, 2020The South Korean tech giant will stop production at its last computer manufacturing plant in China as it shifts production from the country.
Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials Market to Reach $20.8 Billion by 2024
July 30, 2020The global semiconductor packaging materials market will track chip industry growth to expand from USD 17.6 billion in revenue logged in 2019 to USD 20.8 billion in 2024, a 3.4% Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR), SEMI and TechSearch International forecast.
Intel’s chief engineering officer to leave the company
July 28, 2020Changes to Intel’s technology organisation are coming. New leaders have been appointed and Murthy Renduchintala will leave the company.
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.
Taiwan edges South Korea as largest base for IC Wafer Capacity
July 15, 2020China's capacity expansion forecast to push the country into second place in the regional rankings in 2022, trailing only Taiwan in size, says IC Insights.
Phison to sell shares in JV to Kingston
July 15, 2020Memory specialist Kingston says that Phison will sell its shares in Kingston Solutions, Inc. (KSI), a joint venture with Kingston Technology Corporation, to Kingston.
Global microelectronics market with overall stable development
July 02, 2020"Although the growth path of the global microelectronics market is intact, on a long-term trend-line, it declined by 12.1 percent to USD 412 billion in 2019," said Dr. Sven Baumann, ZVEI expert for microelectronics, sensors and actuators.
Kioxia completes acquisition of LITE-ON Technology’s SSD business
July 01, 2020Kioxia Holdings Corporation says it expects to complete its acquisition of LITE-ON Technology Corporation’s Solid State Drive (SSD) business, Solid State Storage Technology Corporation and its affiliated companies on July 1, 2020.
Staying put during the COVID-19 pandemic
June 30, 2020TPCA (Taiwan Printed Circuit Association) announced the production and sales data for Q1 2020; the output value of Taiwan cross-strait PCB industry totalled NT$136.9 billion (approx. US$4.541 billion) in Q1/2020.
Taiwan edges South Korea as largest base for IC wafer capacity
June 25, 2020China capacity expansion forecast to push the country into second place in the regional rankings in 2022, trailing only Taiwan in size.
Top semiconductor suppliers defy weak market conditions in Q1
June 24, 2020Defying a decline in market revenue, the world’s top-10 semiconductor suppliers managed to generate revenue growth of 2.1% in the first quarter, as the companies benefitted from a COVID-19-driven increase in PC and server sales.
NOR Flash ASP to potentially drop in 2H20Load more news
June 23, 2020NOR Flash buyers found that their inventories were low and stepped up their procurement efforts as they anticipated the growing risk of COVID-19 causing disruptions in the supply chain.