Longer lead times and price hikes likely to dominate 1H2021
February 17, 2021The European semiconductor distribution market seems to have seen the worst back in 2020 and a return to growth is highly likely in 2021. With COVID-19 impact easing and a return to strong growth in Asia driving component demand, the demand in Europe is growing too. However, Q4/2020 still resulted in a slight decline.
Osram plans to sell electronics business
February 09, 2021As Osram continues to focus on high-tech and photonics, the company has decided to seek a new best owner for the segment which handles electronics and electronic power supplies within the business unit DI.
China now tops the Americas and Japan in IC capacity
January 27, 2021When it comes to worldwide IC wafer capacity a lot has happened over the years. Back in 2012 for example, China was ranked fifth among seven regions globally in regards to IC wafer capacity – now it holds the number three position.
Opto, Sensors/Actuators & Discretes stabilise in Covid-19 crisis
November 10, 2020Some O-S-D products are recovering ahead of modest 2021 rebound, say new updated forecast from IC Insights.
Osram manages to keep operating margin stable during 2020
November 09, 2020Osram has come through the Year of Corona rather well thanks to early and efficient measures. “We acted early and consistently. We have protected both our employees and our production. This has paid off. Our free cash flow was positive in the last fiscal year at twelve million euros. We are particularly proud of this,” said Olaf Berlien, CEO of OSRAM Licht AG.
Osram raises its guidance for 2020
September 17, 2020The managing board of Osram Licht AG raised the guidance for the fiscal year 2020 today due to stronger business recovery in summer, in particular in August.
Deep COVID-19 impact on European semiconductor distribution in Q2
August 21, 2020What was still a mix of market- and pandemic-driven uncertainties in Q1, turned out to be a real, directly COVID-19 and lockdown-related downturn for the European Semiconductor Distribution in the second quarter of 2020. According to DMASS, sales in the European Semiconductor Distribution Market fell by 20.7% to EUR 1.82 Billion.
ESCATEC advances MOEMS Capabilities
July 28, 2020In another step up the hi-tech ladder, ESCATEC recently invested in new technology to advance its capability in MOEMS (micro-opto-electro-mechanical systems).
Osram’s early structural changes paid off
May 07, 2020The Munich based company achieved a respectable second quarter given the global challenges and thus met the market expectations.
HP Indigo turns to Tower Semiconductor for next-gen high resolution industrial presses
May 01, 2020Tower Semiconductor says that its 180nm Power Management platform will be used in HP Indigo’s next-generation high-resolution industrial presses.
Osram starts the year with a strong first quarter
February 07, 2020After a challenging fiscal year 2019, Osram has made a robust start to fiscal 2020. On a comparable basis, revenue in the first quarter (ending December) grew slightly by 0.5% to EUR 873 million.
Osram invites ams to talks about the future
December 09, 2019Following the successful takeover offer from ams AG, Osram’s Managing Board has invited the management of ams to make the journey together to becoming a global technology powerhouse for sensor solutions and photonics on the basis of the Business Combination Agreement.
Rutronik and Laser Components sign distribution agreement
October 08, 2019Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH and the German manufacturer of custom laser-based and optoelectronic components Laser Components GmbH have entered into a global distribution agreement that encompasses all of the manufacturer’s products.
European semi distribution slows down through spring quarter
September 02, 2019DMASS reports a decline of 1% in semiconductor growth in Q2/2019. Slowdown expected after two record years. Italy, Russia and Israel struggle. Power, Analog and Logic hold up strongly.
Global automotive LED revenue still on the rise
August 15, 2019the global automotive market has been showing declines since 2018 amid global trade frictions and economic recessions, but the penetration rates of LEDs in various major automotive lighting products continued to rise, says LEDinside, a division of TrendForce,
Leoni appoints Ingrid Jägering as CFO
May 22, 2019Leoni announces that the company has appointed Ingrid Jägering as Chief Financial Officer. She will take office at the latest on 1 October 2019. There are currently negotiations about her taking office at an earlier point in time.
China manufacturers raise capacity, causing stagnation in revenue growth
April 23, 20192018 has proven to be a difficult year for many LED manufacturers: the industry as a whole was burdened with the weight of oversupply, and the US-China trade dispute caused end demand to stagnate. This led to a less-than-expected business performance for LED manufacturers in general.
IC Insights: O-S-D hit record sales againLoad more news
April 05, 2019After a strong increase in 2018, O-S-D growth is expected to pull back in the next two years because of slowing economic growth, but optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes are each forecast to reach their third straight year of record-high revenues.