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.
Enterprise SSD prices to increase 10-15% QoQ in 3Q21
June 07, 2021Enterprise SSD procurement has been rising on the back of growing server shipments since 2Q21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
The global chip shortage - a timeline of unfortunate events
June 04, 2021COVID-19 has sent traumatic ripples through supply chains around the globe, but the semiconductor supply chain was fragile long before governments shut down and catastrophe struck. In a culmination of negative variables, the chip shortage has amassed over the years from a series of unfortunate events.
TI tops Analog IC supplier list with room to spare
June 03, 2021Skyworks Solutions posts the strongest sales increase in 2020 as the top-10 suppliers collectively accounted for 62% of total analog sales, reports market researcher IC Insights.
TSMC starts construction of Arizona chip fab
June 02, 2021TSMC has started construction at a site in Arizona where it plans to spend USD 12 billion to build a computer chip factory.
Quarterly revenue of top 10 foundries breaks records in 1Q21
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.
$30 billion in investments headed to the USA
May 27, 2021On May 21, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina M. Raimondo hosted a roundtable with Republic of Korea President Moon Jae-In, Minister of Trade, Industry, and Energy Sung Wook Moon and U.S. and South Korean CEOs. As a result, USD 30 billion in US investments were announced.
Global NAND flash revenue for 1Q21 Rises by 5.1% QoQ
May 27, 2021Better-than-expected demand for notebooks and smartphones led to a QoQ increase of 5.1% in global NAND flash revenue during 1Q21, Says TrendForce
Samsung chose Infineon for its first MOSFET-based refrigerator inverter design
May 26, 2021Infineon Technologies AG supplied Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. with power devices to couple the highest energy efficiency with lowest audible noise. They have been integrated in Samsung’s one-door fridge and FDR inverterized refrigerator.
Lighting LED market revenue to reach $6.709 billion in 2021
May 25, 2021Product prices across the overall lighting LED market are expected to increase by about 0.3%-2.3% QoQ in 2Q21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Mini LED backlight TV shipment to reach 3M units in 2021
May 20, 2021For the past two years, brands such as Samsung, LG, TCL, and Xiaomi have successively released their own Mini LED backlight TVs, which are expected to reach a yearly shipment of about 2.6-3 million units in 2021 because Korean brands have successfully trailblazed the high-end market, and because Chinese brands have also been ramping up shipment via highly cost-effective models, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
2021 LED market revenue projected to reach $16.53B
May 18, 2021Owing to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, not only did LED revenue experience a downward trajectory, but this decline also reached a magnitude rarely seen in recent years, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Samsung could start construction of new US plant in 3Q
May 18, 2021The South Korean electronics giant could be next up to make a manufacturing push in the US. According to reports, Samsung could start construction of a USD 17 billion US semiconductor fab as early as the third quarter of this year.
Samsung boosts logic chip investments to $151 billion
May 14, 2021The South Korean electronics giant is increasing its investment in its logic business by adding another KRW 38 trillion, about USD 33.5 billion, to its previous commitment to invest KRW 133 trillion - bringing the total to KRW 171 trillion, about USD 151 billion, by 2030.
Monitor shipment for 2021 expected to reach 150M units
May 12, 2021Owing to high demand generated by the proliferation of WFH and distance education, monitor shipment for 2020 reached 140 million units, an 8.6% growth YoY, which represents the highest growth in about 10 years, according market researcher TrendForce.
DRAM revenue for 1Q/21 with an 8.7% increase QoQ
May 11, 2021Demand for DRAM exceeded expectations in 1Q/21 as the proliferation of WFH and distance education resulted in high demand for notebook computers against market headwinds, according to market researcher TrendForce.
Growth in smartphone production for 2021 drops to 8.5% YoY
May 10, 2021TrendForce’s investigations find that India has become the second largest market for smartphones since 2019. However, the recent worsening of the COVID-19 pandemic in the country has severely impaired India’s domestic economy and subsequently dampened various smartphone brands’ production volume and sales (sell-in) performances there.
Ericsson and Samsung sign global patent license agreement
May 07, 2021Ericsson and Samsung have reached a multi-year agreement on global patent licenses between the two companies, including patents relating to all cellular technologies. The cross-license agreement covers sales of network infrastructure and handsets from January 1, 2021.
Samsung expected to overtake Intel once again in 2Q21
May 07, 2021Intel’s lackluster performance and surging DRAM market forecast to put Samsung in the lead among semiconductor supplier
Foundry revenue projected to reach historical high in 2021Load more news
April 15, 2021As the global economy enters the post-pandemic era, technologies including 5G, WiFi6/6E, and HPC (high-performance computing) have been advancing rapidly, in turn bringing about a fundamental, structural change in the semiconductor industry as well, says TrendForce.