Fabless suppliers held a record 33% of the 2020 IC market
April 29, 2021Fabless IC suppliers registered a strong 24% surge in sales last year as compared to only an 8% increase by the IDMs. And as IC Insight's points out in its April update to the 2021 McClean report, sales growth rates of fabless IC companies versus IDM (integrated device manufacturers) IC suppliers have historically been very different.
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.
Top 10 fabless IC design companies see 26.4% YoY increase
March 26, 2021Qualcomm was able to overtake Broadcom for the leading position in the top 10 list primarily due to two reasons: First, the sudden demand surge for network devices; and second, Apple’s decision to once again adopt Qualcomm’s baseband processors, says Trendforce.
Qualcomm completes acquisition of NUVIA
March 18, 2021Qualcomm's subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, has completed its acquisition of the CPU and technology design company, NUVIA for USD 1.4 billion.
Texas weather to lower smartphone production by about 5%
March 12, 2021It's very much a domino effect. The shutdown of Samsungs operations in Austin, Texas will in turn impair shipments of Qualcomm 5G RFIC, as well as other products which are important for the production of smartphones. TrendForce estimates that the interruption will lower 2Q21 smartphone production by about 5%.
Top 10 foundries expected to increase revenues by 20%
February 24, 2021Demand in the global foundry market remains strong in 1Q21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. As various end-products continue to generate high demand for chips, clients of foundries in turn stepped up their procurement activities, which subsequently led to a persistent shortage of production capacities across the foundry industry.
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
Qualcomm expands with new R&D centre in France
February 04, 2021Qualcomm Communications SARL, a Qualcomm subsidiary, says its plan to open a new 5G research and development centre in France to work on the future evolution of 5G and beyond.
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.
Foxconn and Winbond invest in chipmaker Kneron
January 20, 2021Foxconn and Winbond joins companies such as Qualcomm, Horizons, Sequoia and Weltrend as high profile investors in Kneron
Qualcomm to acquire NUVIA
January 14, 2021Qualcomm says it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire NUVIA for approximately USD 1.4 billion before working capital and other adjustments.
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
Appear partners with Foxconn on new smartphone
January 08, 2021Appear Inc. is launching the worlds first graphene battery-powered 5G Smartphone, and to meet expected demand the company has partnered with with Foxconn India.
After 26 years at Qualcomm – Steve Mollenkopf retires as CEO
January 07, 2021Qualcomm’s current CEO, Steve Mollenkopf, who has been with the company for nearly three decades has announced his decision to retire from his position as CEO of the company.
Qualcomm and Great Wall Motor Work team up on smart mobility
January 04, 2021Great Wall Motor will use the autonomous driving system powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Ride Platform in its premium production vehicles starting in 2022
TrendForce: new iPhone models key to Qualcomm’s top spot in 3Q20
December 18, 2020Apple’s release of the iPhone 12, which has been popular in the consumer markets, led to soaring demand for Qualcomm’s 5G modems and RF chips, in turn propelling Qualcomm’s revenues past that of its rival Broadcom once again to clinch the number one spot in the revenue ranking of global top 10 IC design (fabless) companies for 3Q20, says TrendForce.
Ericsson’s 5G rollout to create 800 jobs in the UK
December 16, 2020Up to 800 jobs are expected to be generated by 2022 as Ericsson accelerates the UK’s deployment of 5G and delivering the next generation of connectivity.
Wafer capacity by feature size shows strongest growth at <10nm
November 25, 2020IC capacity for leading-edge (<10nm) processes is expected to grow and become the largest portion of monthly installed capacity across the industry beginning in 2024, based on information in IC Insights’ Global Wafer Capacity 2020-2024 report.
Intel to keep its number One in 2020
November 24, 2020Seven top-15 semiconductor suppliers forecast to show ≥22% growth this year with Nvidia expected to post a huge 50% increase, writes market researcher IC Insights in their latest report.
Foundry revenue expected to increase by 23.8% YoY in 2020Load more news
November 19, 2020Despite the COVID-19 pandemic’s negative impact on the global economy, several emergent trends, such as WFH, distance education, rising 5G smartphone penetration, and strong component demand from telecom infrastructure build-out, have resulted in a bullish semiconductor market against economic headwinds, according to TrendForce.