Qualcomm acquires Clay AIR
November 24, 2021Clay AIR, an AI powered hand tracking and gesture recognition technology company, has been acquired by Qualcomm.
Global OSAT revenue reaches $8.89 billion in 3Q21
November 23, 2021As the global vaccination rate rose, and border restrictions in Europe and North America eased, social activities also began to enter a period of recovery, with the consumer electronics market seemingly ready for the arrival of the traditional peak season in 2H21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Former GlobalFoundries executive to lead IQE
November 22, 2021Following an extensive and rigorous search process, the board of the UK supplier of compound semiconductor wafer products announces that it has appointed Americo Lemos as Chief Executive Officer, starting on 10 January 2022.
BMW turns to Qualcomm for automated driving collaboration
November 18, 2021Qualcomm Technologies will bring the latest advancements in driver assistance technologies, and products of its Snapdragon Ride Platform, to BMW Group's next generation of advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS) and automated driving (AD) platforms.
Top25 semiconductor suppliers' sales growth to skyrocket
November 18, 2021The semiconductor market is forecast to increase 23% this year, fueled by changing habits caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic rebound from it in 2021, says IC Insights. The market research company also provides a projected ranking of the top 25 semiconductor suppliers based on sales growth rate.
Qualcomm sets new growth targets
November 17, 2021Qualcomm said that it is continuing to expand its chipset business to meet the growing opportunity for its technology at its 2021 Investor Day. The Company expects its addressable opportunity to grow from approximately USD 100 billion today to USD 700 billion in the next decade, as more devices become intelligently connected.
Qualcomm and SSW Partners win the battle for Veoneer
October 04, 2021Qualcomm Incorporated and investment firm SSW Partners, have reached a definitive agreement to acquire Veoneer, Inc. for USD 37.00 per share in an all-cash transaction, representing a total equity value for Veoneer of USD 4.5 billion.
Foundry market tracking toward record-tying 23% growth in 2021
September 23, 2021Application processors for 5G smartphones, networking and data center processors drive growth at leading edge but demand seen across all segments, says IC Insights.
Top10 fabless IC design companies sees new revenue highs
September 21, 2021In view of the ongoing production capacity shortage in the semiconductor industry and the resultant price hike of chips, revenue of the top 10 IC design companies for 2Q21 reached USD 29.8 billion, a 60.8% YoY increase, according to TrendForce's latest investigations.
GF and Qualcomm ink deal for 5G RF front-end products
September 20, 2021GlobalFoundries (GF), and Qualcomm Global Trading PTE. Ltd., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Technologies, are extending their RF collaboration on 5G multi-Gigabit speed RF front-end products.
Dutch startup Axelera AI launches with USD 12M Seed Round
September 16, 2021AI semiconductor startup Axelera AI has successfully closed a seed investment round of USD 12 million. The round was led by emerging technologies leader Bitfury and joined by global nanoelectronics R&D center imec and deep-tech venture capital funds Innovation Industries and imec.xpand.
Qualcomm wants to acquire Veoneer
September 16, 2021The automotive technology company Veoneer, Inc. confirmed that it has received an updated non-binding proposal from Qualcomm Incorporated
Top15 semiconductor sales leaders 3Q21 forecast
September 14, 2021The big three memory IC suppliers—Samsung, SK Hynix, and Micron—are each expected to post a 10% increase and Kioxia is anticipated to show an 11% jump in 3Q21 sales.
Memory suppliers, Sony, and TSMC benefit from strong demand and supply shortages
September 13, 2021For the third quarter of this year (ending in September), sales growth outlooks for the top-25 suppliers range from 16th-ranked Sony’s 34% increase at the high end, to Intel’s 3% decline on the low end.
Samsung and Intel switch places - Again
August 20, 2021It took USD 4.3 billion in semiconductor sales to be ranked as a top-10 semiconductor supplier in 2Q21. Collectively, these 10 suppliers saw their 2Q21 sales rise 10% to USD 95.5 billion, outpacing the 8% growth for the total semiconductor industry.
Veoneer to engage in discussions with Qualcomm
August 09, 2021Swedish automotive technology company Veoneer, says that its board of directors has determined that Qualcomm’s proposal to acquire Veoneer would reasonably be expected to result in a “Superior Proposal”, compared with the company's merger agreement with Magna.
Veoneer confirms receipt of offer from Qualcomm
August 06, 2021Swedish automotive technology company Veoneer has confirmed that it has received a non-binding proposal from Qualcomm Incorporated to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Veoneer at a price of $37.00 per share in cash.
MediaTek joins semiconductor titans in research consortium
June 30, 2021Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), a global semiconductor research consortium, has added MediaTek Inc. as its newest member. MediaTek joins eight of the top 10 semiconductor companies as members of the consortium.
Crypto mining - key to Nvidia overtaking Broadcom in 1Q21
June 14, 2021While foundry capacities remained tight, prompting IC design companies to compete over limited foundry capacities in order to fulfill rising demand for various end devices, the top 10 IC design (fabless) companies posted remarkable revenues in 1Q21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Quarterly revenue of top 10 foundries breaks records in 1Q21Load more news
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.