CMOS image sensors stall in ‘perfect storm’ of 2022
September 16, 2022Optoelectronics’ biggest product category is expected to suffer its first sales decline in 13 years because of a smartphone slump, low camera growth in handsets, and weak global economy, says update report
Total 2Q22 NAND flash revenue increases 1.1% QoQ
September 02, 2022According to TrendForce research, NAND Flash contract pricing increased by approximately 3-8% in 2Q22 due to Kioxia’s raw material contamination incident.
Japan’s next chip challenge: finding engineers
June 29, 2022Japan, along with a number of companies, has invested a lot to build up the country’s domestic chip industry. The next challenge is to find a multitude of engineers to run and operate it.
Strong growth in wafer capacity for image sensors expected
June 13, 2022Global installed capacity for image sensors was one million 200mm-equivalent wafers per month at the end of 2021. According to a new Global Wafer Capacity 2022 report from Knometa Research, image sensor capacity is forecasted to increase by 13% in 2022.
Sony targets space communications with new company
June 07, 2022The Japanese electronics giant has – via its Sony Corporation of America (SCA) subsidiary – formed a new company, Sony Space Communications Corporation (SSC), to conduct space optical communications.
Sony Semiconductor Israel to develop chipsets for Ligado
June 02, 2022Ligado selects Sony Semiconductor Israel as chipset developer for 5G mobile satellite network. The partnership is said to connect tens of millions of Internet of Things devices across North America.
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:
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.
Sony starts a new mobility company
April 01, 2022The Japanese electronics group has, as of today, set up a new company to develop and commercialise a mobility service platform, Sony Mobility.
AR/VR device shipments to reach 14.19 million units in 2022
February 18, 2022AR/VR device shipments revised up to 14.19 million units in 2022, with an annual growth rate of 43.9%, according to TrendForce research.
DENSO to take minority stake in TSMC and Sony fab
February 15, 2022TSMC, Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (SSS) and DENSO Corporation announces that DENSO will take a minority stake in Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (JASM), TSMC’s majority-owned manufacturing subsidiary in Kumamoto Prefecture, Japan.
TV shipments estimated to reach 217 million units in 2022
January 25, 2022The shipment performance of TV brands in 1H21 benefited from COVID-19 economic relief funds in the U.S., driving a continuing boom in North American shipments, according to TrendForce’s investigations.
TV Shipment to undergo 12.4% YoY decline for 2H21
November 22, 2021Quarterly TV shipment for 3Q21 reached 52.51 million units, representing an 8.3% QoQ increase but a 14.7% YoY decrease, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
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.
TSMC to build new fab in Japan together with Sony
November 09, 2021TSMC will establish a subsidiary, Japan Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing (JASM), in Kumamoto, Japan to provide foundry service with initial technology of 22/28-nanometer processes to address the global market demand for specialty technologies, with Sony Semiconductor Solutions Corporation (SSS) participating as a minority shareholder.
Surges seen in sensors & discrete semiconductors this year
October 27, 2021Tight supplies drive up prices and sales of many widely used parts in these market segments, but moderate growth in CMOS image sensors holds back upswing in optoelectronics, says IC Insights in an update.
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.
QLED/OLED TV shipment projected to break records this year
June 30, 2021Continued price hikes of TV panels, as well as a simultaneous shortage and price hike of semiconductor components required for manufacturing TV sets have forced TV brands in 2021 to reduce the shipment of their mid- and small-sized TVs in favor of the more profitable large-sized, mid- to high-end TVs instead, according to TrendForce.
Top-15 semi companies log YoY growth of 21% in 1Q21Load more news
May 26, 2021Excluding Intel, the group would have shown a 29% jump in 1Q21/1Q20 sales.