Panasonic to let 700 employees go
September 23, 2021The Japanese manufacturer says that given the challenging global business outlook, as well as its own long-term strategic review of the refrigeration compressor business portfolio, the company will cease the manufacturing of refrigeration compressors in Singapore by the end of September 2022.
Celestica expands by acquiring Singaporian EMS provider PCI
September 22, 2021The Toronto headquartered electronics manufacturer has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PCI Limited (PCI) for USD 306 million in cash from Platinum Equity.
Foundry revenue with 6% QoQ growth thanks to persistent demand
August 31, 2021The panic buying of chips persisted in 2Q21 owing to factors such as post-pandemic demand, industry-wide shift to 5G telecom technology, geopolitical tensions, and chronic chip shortages, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
KATEK steps into the Euro-Asian market
August 23, 2021With the establishment of beflex Malaysia Snd.Bhd. and KATEK Singapore Pty.Ltd., the KATEK Group continues its expansion with two strategic subsidiaries in Asia.
Siltronic to expand with second 300 mm fab in Singapore
July 29, 2021Siltronic announces that the company has decided to build a second 300 mm fab at its site in Singapore to support the strong demand of the tight semiconductor market.
STMicro manufactures first 200mm SiC wafers in Sweden
July 28, 2021STMicroelectronics has manufactured the first 200mm (8-inch) Silicon-Carbide (SiC) bulk wafers for prototyping next-generation power devices from its facility in Norrköping, Sweden.
GlobalFoundries to build new fab in upstate New York
July 20, 2021The semiconductor manufacturer says that it will build a new fab in Malta, New York in a private-public partnership. The new fab willl "double the site’s capacity" and create more than 1'000 new direct high-tech jobs.
Taiwan maintains edge as largest base for IC wafer capacity
July 15, 2021As a percent of worldwide total, China achieves largest increase in fab capacity at expense of all other regions, but still trails Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan in installed capacity.
South African EMS provider expands capacity with ASM
July 12, 2021South African EMS specialist Jemstech has expanded its SMT capacities with two SIPLACE SX2 placement machines forming a separate production line for high-mix applications.
GlobalFoundries breaks ground on new fab in Singapore
June 22, 2021GlobalFoundries is expanding its global manufacturing footprint with the construction of a new fab on its Singapore campus. The Singapore facility is a first step in the company's plan to expand output to meet increasing customer demand globally.
JCET completes acquisition of ADI's Singapore test facility
June 07, 2021The provider of IC manufacturing and technology services has officially completed the acquisition of Analog Devices' Singapore test facility, with its test staff to be transferred to the JCET operations team in the near future.
Quarterly revenue of top 10 foundries breaks records in 1Q21
May 31, 2021Owing to soaring demands for various end devices, manufacturers have been ramping up their component procurement activities, and foundry capacities, as a result, have been in shortage since 2020, with various foundries raising their wafer prices and adjusting their product mixes to ensure profitability, according to TrendForce.
Physik Instrumente continues expansion in Asia
May 07, 2021Physik Instrumente (PI) is expanding its precision motion offering in the Asia-Pacific region having invested in a new R&D and manufacturing center in Changzhou, China to specifically focus on the local demands in the APAC region.
Vanguard to acquire AU Optronics facility
April 30, 2021Taiwanese contract chipmaker Vanguard International Semiconductor Corp. has agreed to purchase an 8-inch semiconductor fab (around 48'400sqm) at Hsinchu Science Park for USD 32.5 million.
Enics officially opens its first manufacturing site in Malaysia
April 21, 2021The EMS provider first announced its plans to expand its presence in Asia with a new manufacturing site in Malaysia back in June 2020. Now, Enics has inauguration its newest and latest manufacturing site.
Fusion Worldwide opens warehouse in Singapore
April 19, 202114 years after the opening of its quality and logistics hub in Hong Kong, Fusion Worldwide has continued its expansion within Asia with the addition of a new quality and logistics warehouse in Singapore.
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.
Swedish biometrics company expands in Europe and Asia
April 09, 2021Swedish biometrics company, Fingerprint Cards, is seeing more and more reasons to move closer to "the action". The world’s top three payment card producers are all based in continental Europe, while most of the largest smartphone OEMs are headquartered in Asia - so that's where the company's heading.
Terma opens offices in Indonesia
April 01, 2021Danish high-tech group, Terma, has established itself in Indonesia with the opening of PT Terma Technologies Indonesia. With this expansion Terma will pursue business opportunities within the aerospace, defense and security sector.
Global semiconductor materials market sets new high in 2020Load more news
March 23, 2021SEMI reports that the global semiconductor materials market grew 4.9% in 2020 to USD 55.3 billion in revenue, surpassing the previous market high of USD 52.9 billion set in 2018.