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.
Top 10 semiconductor vendors by 2020 revenue
April 13, 2021Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled USD 466.2 billion in 2020, an increase of 10.4% from 2019, according to final results by Gartner, Inc.
NAND Flash contract prices to increase by 3-8% QoQ in 2Q21
March 18, 2021With Samsung, YMTC, SK Hynix, and Intel leading the charge, NAND Flash suppliers will maintain an aggressive effort to expand their production capacities throughout 2Q21, during which NAND Flash bit output will likely increase by nearly 10% QoQ, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Farnell expands portfolio with solutions from Micron
March 18, 2021The distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, has signed an international distribution agreement with Micron Technology, under which Farnell will be adding Micron to its line card of semiconductors.
SK hynix win US approval for $9 billion Intel NAND deal
March 12, 2021The South Korean company has received clearance from the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) for its proposed acquisition of Intel’s NAND memory and storage business. This follows approval from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission last year.
4Q20 DRAM revenue undergoes modest 1.1% increase
March 04, 2021Global DRAM revenue reached US$17.65 billion, a 1.1% increase YoY, in 4Q20, according to TrendForce’s latest report.
NAND Flash revenue shows mere 2.9% QoQ decline in 4Q/20
March 03, 2021The quarterly total revenue of the NAND Flash industry came to USD 14.1 billion in 4Q20, showing a QoQ drop of 2.9%, according to TrendForce’s latest report.
TSMC ranks in Top10 in three wafer size categories
February 25, 2021As of December 2020, only TSMC—the world’s largest foundry—was listed among the wafer capacity leaders in each of the three wafer size categories. It had the most 200mm wafer capacity last year and ranked second, trailing only Samsung, in 300mm wafer capacity.
Explosive growth in Automotive DRAM demand expected
February 23, 2021Driven by such factors as the continued development of autonomous driving technologies and the build-out of 5G infrastructure, the demand for automotive memories will undergo a rapid growth going forward, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
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.
Texas winter to impair global 12-Inch wafer foundry capacity
February 19, 2021As previously reporder by Evertiq, Samsung's Austin-based foundry Line S2 partially suspended operation on Tuesday, February 16 due to the winter storm affecting Texas. A move which is expected to impair 1-2% of the global 12-inch wafer foundry capacity, according to TrendForce
Apple and Samsung remain the top chip buyers in 2020
February 12, 2021Gartner says that the top 10 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) increased their semiconductor spending by 10% in 2020, and accounted for 42% of the total market, up from 40.9% in 2019.
Top 5 wafer capacity leaders raise their global share to 54%
February 10, 2021Each of the top-five wafer capacity leaders had capacity of at least 1.5 million wafer starts per month. The combined capacity of the top five companies represented 54% of total global wafer capacity in December 2020, up one point from 53% in 2019.
NAND Flash wafer prices stabilise due to high SSD demand
February 05, 2021NAND Flash demand continues to rise as strong sales of notebook (laptop) computers spur PC OEMs to place additional orders for client SSDs, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
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)
SK hynix's new M16 plant stands ready
February 01, 2021SK hynix has held a completion ceremony for its new fabrication plant M16 at headquarter located in Icheon, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea.
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.
Security that builds value: managed NAND as a foundation for IoT security
January 15, 2021One of the fastest growing markets in the semiconductor industry is that of non-volatile memory (NVM). Among the main drivers for this enormous growth in data generation are vast movements towards cloud storage, the Internet of Things (IoT), and autonomous driving.
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
7/5nm processes drive foundry capital spendingLoad more news
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.