While close to settling legal case with US, UMC to focus more on foundry business
October 22, 2020UMC has announced today (Oct. 22) that the legal case against the company filed by the U.S. Justice Department for stealing trade secrets could now be resolved as soon as possible, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
SK Hynix holds second highest NAND market share via acquisition of Intel’s NAND capacity
October 21, 2020SK Hynix has announced today (Oct. 20) that it will acquire Intel’s NAND Flash business and Dalian-based Fab 68, which is dedicated to 3D NAND Flash production, for USD 9 billion.
Chinese panel makers expected to occupy more than 50% share in monitor panel market in 2021
October 15, 2020Chinese manufacturers are expected to raise their market share from 39% this year to 52% next year in the monitor panel market, and 36% to 39% in the notebook panel market, according to TrendForce’s preliminary shipment forecast of panel makers for 2021.
Strong demand in 3Q20 results in highest single-quarter global TV shipments
October 08, 2020Owing to a 20% increase in TV demand in North America, as well as the fact that TV brands had deferred their shipment schedules in 1H20 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the effects of the third-quarter cyclical upturn were further compounded in 3Q20, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
LS Cable & System looking to expand with additional plant in Poland
October 08, 2020The South Korean manufacturer is looking to expand its European production arm, LS EV Poland, and has reportedly acquired a 30’000 square metre plant site in Dzierzoniow, Poland.
Top 10 tech industry trends for 2021
October 06, 2020As the DRAM industry officially enters the EUV era, NAND Flash stacking technology advances past 150L, says TrendForce as it provides its forecast of 10 key trends in the tech industry for 2021.
China's semiconductor industry to brace for impact as SMIC assesses export restrictions
October 05, 2020On October 4, 2020, SMIC made formal announcements assessing the Commerce Department’s notification to SMIC's suppliers that they will be restricted from shipping certain U.S.-originated equipment, components, and raw materials to the Chinese foundry, according to TrendForce's latest investigations.
Samsung to galvanise growth of mini LED backlight TV market
September 28, 2020Yearly Mini LED backlight TV shipment is projected to reach 4.4 million units for 2021, a 2% penetration rate in the overall TV market, as brands begin integrating Mini LED backlights into their TVs and continue to improve technologies as well as optimise costs, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Pure-play foundry market on pace for strongest growth since 2014
September 23, 2020Application processors and other device sales for 5G smartphones act as a robust driver, says IC Insights.
Nvidia's $40 billion ARM purchase will test current M&A "ceiling"
September 21, 2020Potentially the largest acquisition in semiconductor history faces plenty of obstacles.
Nvidia / Arm deal dubbed as ‘disaster’ by Arm-cofounder
September 14, 2020The news that US-based Nvidia will acquire Arm from SoftBank Group in a USD 40 billion deal has already sparked some backlash within the industry. One of the vocal parties is Arm-cofounder, Hermann Hauser, who called the deal a disaster and said that it should be blocked.
Total VCSEL revenue expected to reach USD 1.8 Billion in 2021
September 04, 2020In early 2020, TrendForce forecasted the release of more than 10 high-end smartphone models equipped with 3D sensing solutions this year, which would drive up 3D sensing VCSEL revenue* to USD 1.404 billion.
Samsung starts mass production of 16Gb LPDDR5 DRAM
August 31, 2020Samsung Electronics’ second production line in Pyeongtaek, Korea, has started mass production of the industry's first 16-gigabit (Gb) LPDDR5 mobile DRAM, using extreme ultraviolet (EUV) technology.
NAND Flash revenue Rises 6.5% QoQ in 2Q20
August 27, 2020The NAND Flash industry benefitted from strong demand for PCs and servers in 2Q20 as the COVID-19 pandemic caused a demand surge for cloud services and technologies that are related to working from home, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Smartphone production registers largest YoY drop on record
August 25, 2020Smartphone production has taken quite the hit from the changing market situation brought forth by the pandemic. According to TrendForce the production of smartphones has registered the largest YoY drop on record with a 16.7% decline in 2Q20.
Foundry revenue projected to grow by 14% YoY in 3Q20
August 24, 2020Downstream foundry clients are currently exhibiting strong demand due to upcoming year-end shopping festivities in Europe and North America and the National Day long weekend and Singles’ Day sales promotions in China, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
DRAM capex spending expected to decline 20% in 2020
August 20, 2020The DRAM market is poised for a modest recovery in 2020, but suppliers are being very cautious, strategic, and thorough in their analysis of market conditions before they consider any further upgrades or decide to move ahead with any new DRAM wafer fab plans, says IC Insights.
Samsung tasked with producing IBM’s new processor
August 17, 2020IBM has just revealed the next generation of its IBM POWER CPU family; the IBM POWER10, with which the company is targeting the Hybrid Cloud.
Competition on the mobile base station market is set to intensify
August 13, 2020The competition on the mobile base station market is set to intensify as global 5G development enters upswing, says TrendForce.
VARTA signs supply contract with SamsungLoad more news
August 04, 2020VARTA AG is expanding its cooperation with Samsung Electronics. The German battery manufacturer will remain the main supplier of rechargeable batteries for Samsung headsets in the coming years.