Weakened demand and falling prices lead to NAND flash revenue decline
May 25, 2022As manufacturers actively shifted production capacity to 128 layer products, the market turned to oversupply, resulting in a drop in contract prices in 1Q22, among which the decline in consumer-grade products was more pronounced, according to TrendForce research.
Three companies held 94% of the 2021 DRAM market
May 25, 2022Over the past 30 years, the DRAM market has been characterised by periods of spectacular growth and years of devastating crashes. Most recently, the DRAM market fell 37% in 2019 but soared 42% in 2021.
Smartphone camera module shipments to reach 5.02B in 2022
May 24, 2022According to TrendForce research, smartphone camera module shipments will increase to 5.02 billion units in 2022, an annual growth rate of 5%.
Sponsored content by FusionManufacturers Reassess their Supply Chains Prevailing obstacles since the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020 have manufacturers reassessing their supply chain strategies. The following major disruptions that occurred entering 2022 added to existing setbacks, or created new ones altogether:
China-based IC production to represent 21.2% of China IC market in 2026
May 19, 2022Foreign companies – such as Samsung, SK Hynix, TSMC and others – are expected continue to comprise more than 50% of IC production in China through 2026, says IC Insights.
Global DRAM revenue falls 4.0% QoQ in 1Q22, says TrendForce
May 18, 2022According to TrendForce investigations, total DRAM revenue in 1Q22 decreased by 4.0% QoQ, reaching USD 24.03 billion. The primary reason for this drop stems from market inflation, weakening demand, and the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war at the end of February affecting the performance of terminal consumption.
Volvo Trucks opens battery plant in Belgium
May 17, 2022Volvo Trucks' is planning to open a new – first – battery assembly plant in Belgium. Once up and running the plant will supply tailor-made batteries for the company's heavy-duty electric trucks.
Sluggish demand leads to lower prices for NAND Flash wafer
May 10, 2022According to TrendForce research, looking at NAND Flash wafers, the pricing of which more sensitively reflects the market, suppliers are increasingly motivated to cut prices in exchange for sales due to weak retail demand since March and a more conservative outlook for shipments of other end products.
NAND and DRAM are poised to hit new revenue records
May 09, 2022Market research and strategy consulting company, Yole Développement, says that despite the numerous global challenges, the memory market will grow to over USD 260 billion in 2027.
Semiconductor R&D spending to rise 9% after record in 2021
May 06, 2022Intel continues to lead the research and development ranking. The top 10 raised spending 18% last year, and 21 companies invested USD 1 billion or more on R&D in 2021, says IC Insights.
Top 10 companies hold 57% of global semi marketshare
April 27, 2022In 2021, five of the top 10 semiconductor companies were fabless suppliers. In 2008, there was one fabless company in the ranking; in 2000, there were none.
TrendForce: Inflation suppresses consumer products demand
April 26, 2022According to TrendForce investigations, global TV shipments will reach 47.26 million units in 1Q22, down 20% QoQ.
Localisation of chip manufacturing rising
April 25, 2022According to TrendForce, Taiwan is crucial to the global semiconductor supply chain, accounting for a 26% market share of semiconductor revenue in 2021, ranking second in the world. Its IC design and packaging & testing industries also account for a 27% and 20% global market share, ranking second and first in the world, respectively. Firmly in the pole position, Taiwan accounts for 64% of the foundry market.
Top 5 wafer capacity leaders raise their global share to 57%
April 21, 2022At the end of 2021, 57% of the industry’s total monthly wafer capacity was owned by just five companies. One year earlier the share held by the top five was 56% and back in 2018 it was 53%. If we go back a decade, that share was about 40%, according to Knometa Research.
WT Microelectronics to acquire Excelpoint Technology
April 15, 2022Taiwanese electronic components distributor, WT Microelectronics, will acquire 100% of Singaporian distributor Excelpoint Technology via its subsidiary WT Semiconductor for SGD 232.2 million (about USD USD 171 million)
Gartner says global semiconductor revenue grew 26% in 2021
April 15, 2022Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled USD 595 billion in 2021, an increase of 26.3% from 2020, according to final results by Gartner, Inc.
LED lighting output value to reach USD 11.1 billion by 2026
April 07, 2022Demand for high-standard LED products in the lighting market will enter a growth stage, TrendForce reports.
Samsung’s Xian expansion goes live – full speed ahead
April 01, 2022The South Korean semiconductor manufacturer recently completed the expansion of its second NAND flash plant in Xian, China and is now ready for full scale production.
E-sports LCD monitor shipments to reach 26.1M units in 2022
March 31, 2022Growth momentum for shipments of e-sports LCD monitors (defined as refresh rates above 100Hz) will slow down in 2022. In addition to long lead times, the most significant variable remains the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war, says TrendForce.
East/West expands its capacity with Hanwha AutomationLoad more news
March 31, 2022Hanwha Techwin Automation Americas – formerly Samsung C&T Automation – has partnered with East/West Manufacturing Enterprises to increase high-quality PCB assembly in its manufacturing facility.