COVID-19 highlights the gravity of the secondary market for SME
May 26, 2020Cha Jin-Seok, Chief Financial Officer of SK Hynix, said it best in the company’s Q1 earnings call, “Because of a never experienced pandemic, even basic business activities such as maintaining normal operations and predicting future demand have become challenging tasks.”
Senate Dems to Trump: Release details of TSMC plant deal
May 21, 2020Democratic lawmakers are pressuring the Trump administration to respond to serious questions about Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd’s (TSMC) plans to build a USD 12 billion plant in Arizona, which the company announced last week.
Will TSMC bring other players to the US?
May 18, 2020TSMC’s expansion plan in the U.S. may be accompanied by other actors in 12-inch supply chain too, says TrendForce.
TSMC confirms its intention to build new US fab
May 15, 2020The Semiconductor giant has announced its intention to build and operate an advanced semiconductor fab in the United States with support from the US government and the state of Arizona.
U.S. Government, chipmakers in talks
May 12, 2020Two U.S. chipmakers said this week that Washington has been knocking around ideas with U.S. semiconductor companies about the possibility of building chip factories in the United States.
China enters the top-10 among semi suppliers
May 11, 2020HiSilicon is the first China-based semiconductor supplier to be ranked in the top-10.
Macs with Apple chips on the horizon
April 24, 2020Apple Inc. is planning to start selling Mac computers equipped with its own main processors as soon as next year.
Global semiconductor capex forecast to drop 3% again this year
April 20, 2020Semiconductor producers hoping to keep capital spending plans intact despite virus outbreak.
Foundry revenue estimated to grow in 1Q20, while COVID-19 may hinder future demand
March 20, 2020The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a reduction in the demand for end-products; its impact on the foundry industry will likely surface in 2Q20, says TrendForce.
Global fab equipment spending poised for 2021 record high
March 10, 2020Global fab equipment spending promises to rebound from its 2019 downturn and see a modest recovery this year before a sharp uptick drives record investments in 2021, according to SEMI.
STMicro to acquire majority stake in GaN specialist Exagan
March 05, 2020The acquisition aims to accelerate ST’s GaN expertise, roadmap and business for high-frequency, high-power automotive, industrial and consumer applications.
TSMC to hire thousands of new employees in 2020
February 27, 2020The contract semiconductor manufacturer is reportedly planning to hire more than 4’000 new employees over the course of the year as it plans to develop high-end processes.
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.
Semiconductor industry avoids direct impact of coronavirus
February 21, 2020The semiconductor industry appears to have escaped the direct impact of the coronavirus crisis so far, but the market is likely to suffer the repercussions as the outbreak slows or suspends production among electronics manufacturers, according to Omdia.
ST and TSMC team up on Gallium Nitride-based products
February 20, 2020STMicroelectronics and TSMC are collaborating to accelerate the development of Gallium Nitride (GaN) process technology and the supply of both discrete and integrated GaN devices to market.
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.
A more sustainable approach to semiconductor manufacturing
February 17, 2020Reuse; that is the key to driving environmental sustainability in global semiconductor manufacturing, says Steven Zhou, CEO of Moov Technologies.
China only region to register pure-play foundry market growth
January 16, 2020Rise of China-based fabless IC suppliers offers increased opportunities for foundries, IC Insights states in a recent report.
Global fab equipment spending rebounds in second half of 2019
December 18, 2019Projected 2019 global fab equipment spending has been revised upward to USD 56.6 billion on the strength of surging memory investments in the latter part of the year after a weak first half, SEMI reports in its World Fab Forecast.
Intel to reclaim No.1 semiconductor supplier ranking in 2019Load more news
November 19, 2019IC Insights says that only three among the top-15 semiconductor suppliers are forecasted to show growth this year.