EUV photoresist company Inpria raises $31 million in funding
February 21, 2020Inpria, a pioneer in high-resolution metal oxide photoresists for extreme ultraviolet lithography (EUV), has secured USD 31 million in Series C funding from a broad syndicate including two of the biggest names within the semiconductor manufacturing space.
Workers to stay home as SK Hynix trainee had contact with virus patient
February 20, 2020800 workers of the South Korean chipmaker has quarantined themselves – as a preventive measure – in order to keep the spread of the Coronavirus at bay.
5 semiconductor companies hold 53% of global wafer capacity
February 18, 2020The world’s top-five wafer capacity leaders each had capacity of more than 1,000,000 wafer starts per month, says IC Insights.
Global DRAM revenue holds steady in 4Q19
February 18, 2020The DRAM inventory finally returned to a relatively normal level for most OEMs in 4Q19 after nearly three consecutive quarters of adjustments, says the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce.
Xperi enters into a patent and technology license deal with SK hynix
February 11, 2020Xperi Corporation has entered into a new patent and technology license agreement with semiconductor manufacturer SK hynix.
China memory production unaffected by Coronavirus
February 03, 2020China-based memory fabs continue normal operations currently as Wuhan Coronavirus has yet to impair global memory supply, says TrendForce
Gartner: Worldwide semiconductor revenue declined 11.9% in 2019
January 14, 2020Intel reclaimed top spot in global semiconductor market; Samsung moved to no. 2.
1Q/20 Graphics DRAM price sees sharp upturn
December 31, 2019Server DRAM prices are expected to lead the uptrend in 1Q20 DRAM prices because the supply has been constrained by unstable yield rates of 1Xnm processes.
Semiconductor market suffers another plunge in Q3
December 09, 2019With revenue plunging by a gut-wrenching 14.7% in the third quarter, the global semiconductor market appears destined for a year of double-digit decline, despite some signs of growth in the critical memory segment, says IHS Markit.
3Q19 NAND Flash revenue grows amidst resurging pre-peak season demand
November 25, 20193Q19 NAND flash industrial revenue showed a nearly 15% growth of total bit shipment, owing to the seasonality-driven demand for products shipments and the additional product shipment made available in preparation for U.S. tariffs, says the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce.
Demand for preemptive 3Q19 DRAM shipment rises
November 21, 2019According to DRAMeXchange, demand-side inventory in 2H19 has returned to relatively healthy levels. Furthermore, some vendors pulled their quarterly product shipment forward in an effort to avoid potential negative impacts from Trump’s impending tariffs.
Intel to reclaim No.1 semiconductor supplier ranking in 2019
November 19, 2019IC Insights says that only three among the top-15 semiconductor suppliers are forecasted to show growth this year.
Decline in Q4 DRAM contract prices lessens as buying momentum recovers
November 12, 2019According to the latest analysis from the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce, Q4 DRAM ASP is as of yet undergoing a slight QoQ decline, but this decline has shrunk down to 5%.
Wafer capacity by feature size shows rapid growth at <10nm
October 18, 2019Leading-edge processes (<28nm) took over as the largest portion in terms of monthly installed capacity available in 2015. By the end of 2019, <28nm capacity is forecast to represent about 49 percent of the IC industry’s total capacity.
2Q/2019: Memory business is approaching bottom
October 16, 2019“Combined DRAM and NAND revenue was USD 25.4 billion in 2Q/2019, down 5% from Q1 and down 39% year-over-year as sluggish demand and elevated inventory levels continued to plague the memory markets”, says Simone Bertolazzi, Memory Technology & Market Analyst at Yole Développement.
PC DRAM contract prices stabilised in August
October 03, 2019The global market research firm TrendForce reports that the average contract price of 8GB PC DRAM modules remained constant at USD 25.5 in August, showing no noticeable change from the previous month.
Lam Research to set up new technology centre in South Korea
September 27, 2019Korean government officials from the Gyeonggi-do province and executives at Lam Research Corporation, a supplier of wafer fabrication equipment, both signed a memo of understanding (MOU) to establish the Korea Technology Center (KTC), an R&D facility with a focus on key equipment for semiconductor manufacturing processes.
Top-15 semiconductor suppliers’ sales fall by 18% in 1H19
August 23, 2019Sony was the only top-15 semiconductor supplier to register year-over-year growth in 1H19. IC Insights details the development.
2Q DRAM revenue Falls by 9.1% QoQ - 3Q quotes still set to fall
August 14, 2019According to investigations by DRAMeXchange, a division of TrendForce, quote trends for various products, including commodity DRAM, server DRAM and consumer DRAM, fell by nearly 30%, with the exception of discrete mobile DRAM/ eMCP products, whose declines fell within the 10-20% range.
Spot and contract prices split waysLoad more news
August 01, 2019DRAMeXchange finds that although spot prices have increased by 24% on average since the start of July, the scale of the spot market is too small to relieve suppliers of their high inventory levels by any noticeable amount.