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.
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.
NAND Flash revenue Rises 6.5% QoQ in 2Q20
August 27, 2020The NAND Flash industry benefitted from strong demand for PCs and servers in 2Q20 as the COVID-19 pandemic caused a demand surge for cloud services and technologies that are related to working from home, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
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.
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.
Phison expands with new R&D centre
August 05, 2020Taiwanese NAND Flash controller IC and storage solutions provider, Phison Electronics, broke ground on a new R&D center and inventory management in Guangyuan Science Park in Zhunan township, back in late march.
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.
Changes in NAND Flash Prices to Be Limited in 3Q20
June 29, 2020Despite the reduced demand for consumer electronics and smartphones as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the NAND Flash market showed a short supply in 1H20, thanks to the corresponding rising demand for cloud services and distance education, as well as increased inventory procurement by some clients concerned with a possible breakage in the supply chain.
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 2H20
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.
Six chip companies expecting an increase in 2Q sales
June 05, 2020Because of uncertainty regarding the impact of Covid-19 on business in the second half of this year, many semiconductor companies have not provided full year 2020 guidance.
Samsung expands with new NAND flash facility
June 01, 2020Samsung Electronics plans to expand its NAND flash production capacity in Pyeongtaek, Korea, in order to improve its ability to meet demands from emerging technologies.
NAND Flash Revenue Undergoes 8.3% QoQ Growth in 1Q20
May 25, 2020NAND Flash bit shipment in 1Q20 was relatively on par with 4Q19, says the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce. The overall ASP of NAND Flash products also climbed during the period. As a result, the global NAND Flash revenue for the quarter went up by 8.3% QoQ to USD 13.6 billion.
Expanded US rules sanctioning Huawei to have little impact on memory industry
May 20, 2020TrendForce believes that the latest updates to the sanctions will have a relatively low impact, in the short term, on Huawei’s shipment of smartphones, notebook computers, and servers – products for which Huawei is relatively well stocked on components.
As DRAM market enters period of price hikes, revenue drops
May 13, 2020The DRAM market has changed from falling prices and rising shipment to rising prices and falling shipment, says DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce.
Memory Market wont exceed 2018 high of $163.3B until 2022Load more news
April 29, 2020IC Insights says that strong growth is forecast to return to the memory IC market in 2021 (21%) and 2022 (29%).