Industry R&D spending to rise 4% after 2020 record
January 20, 2021Intel stays on top of research and development ranking, but its share of total industry R&D expenditures dipped after its spending decreased 4% in 2020. AMD moved into the R&D top 10, says new report.
Nova to expand offices in Taiwan with new cleanroom
January 07, 2021The metrology solutions provider celebrated its 20th anniversary with the opening of its new, expanded offices in Taiwan as part of the its strategy to strengthen field operations and local training capabilities.
Robert Bosch Venture Capital invests in Arris Composites
December 28, 2020Robert Bosch Venture Capital GmbH (RBVC), the venture arm of the Bosch group, has participated in a 48.5 million US dollar series B investment round in Arris Composites, a start-up based in Berkeley, California.
MKS receives order for its HDI PCB laser manufacturing solution
December 23, 2020MKS Instruments says it has received an order for multiple ESI Geode HDI via drilling systems in Taiwan from a major technology player in the HDI PCB manufacturing market.
ClassOne receives repeat order from Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer
December 23, 2020Semiconductor equipment manufacturer ClassOne Technology has received a repeat order for its Solstice S8 electroplating system to a major semiconductor foundry service based in Taiwan.
Entegris invests in new manufacturing facility in Taiwan
December 22, 2020The supplier of materials and process solutions for the semiconductor industry says that it is expanding its manufacturing presence in Taiwan with an investment of approximately USD 200 million over the next three to five years.
Record growth projected for semiconductor equipment market
December 16, 2020Global sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment by OEM’s are projected to increase 16% from USD 59.6 billion in 2019 and register a new industry record of USD 68.9 billion in 2020, SEMI reports.
Anger over unpaid wages led to violent protests at Wistron India
December 16, 2020videos circulating on social media show workers at an iPhone production plant, run by Taiwan-based Wistron Corp at Narasapura near Bengaluru, smashing windows and furniture as they protest unpaid wages.
SUSS MicroTec opens new production facility in Taiwan
December 16, 2020The systems and process solutions provider is expanding and has officially opened the doors of its new production facility in HsinChu, Taiwan.
Foundry and DRAM manufacturing unaffected by Taiwan earthquake
December 15, 2020An earthquake that was 6.7 in magnitude occurred off the eastern coast of Taiwan at 9:19 p.m. on December 10. Right after the earthquake had struck, TrendForce immediately began checking the operational statuses of the semiconductor plants in Taiwan and surveying the possible damages resulting from the event.
DRAM ASP to recover from decline in 1Q21
December 10, 2020The DRAM market exhibits a healthier and more balanced supply/demand relationship compared with the NAND Flash market because of its oligopolistic structure, says to TrendForce.
Is This The Perfect Storm?
December 08, 2020As we reach the end of a difficult year managing the many challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, another series of challenges is rapidly coming into focus for EMEA and North American PCB manufacturers and their supply base.
Specialty DRAM prices show stability for mainstream chips in November
December 03, 2020Contract prices of mainstream products generally held steady in November following their stabilisation in the prior month, according to TrendForce.
Nordic Semi expands into Wi-Fi via acquisition
December 01, 2020Nordic Semiconductor is expanding its in-house wireless technology expertise into Wi-Fi after acquiring the entire Ensigma Wi-Fi development team and associated Ensigma Wi-Fi IP tech assets from world-leading graphics, vision, and AI processing company, Imagination Technologies.
Wafer capacity by feature size shows strongest growth at <10nm
November 25, 2020IC capacity for leading-edge (<10nm) processes is expected to grow and become the largest portion of monthly installed capacity across the industry beginning in 2024, based on information in IC Insights’ Global Wafer Capacity 2020-2024 report.
Intel to keep its number One in 2020
November 24, 2020Seven top-15 semiconductor suppliers forecast to show ≥22% growth this year with Nvidia expected to post a huge 50% increase, writes market researcher IC Insights in their latest report.
Rising shipments and falling prices limit DRAM revenue growth in 3Q20
November 23, 2020DRAM suppliers’ bit shipments exceeded expectations due to the demand surge from prior to the September 15 deadline of U.S. sanctions prohibiting the shipment of tech products to Huawei, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
TSMC gets 'OK' in Phoenix
November 20, 2020City officials in Phoenix, Arizona, authorised a development agreement with chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing.
Yageo breaks ground on new factory and opens new joint R&D centres
November 16, 2020Yageo Corporation is keeping busy. The company has broken ground on its third plant in Kaohsiung Dafa Industrial Park, in Taiwan – and held a grand opening of Yageo Group-National Cheng Kung University Joint R&D Centers.
Micro LED chip revenue expected to reach $2.3B in 2024Load more news
November 13, 2020Since the introduction of Sony’s large-sized modular Micro LED display in 2017, other companies, including Samsung and LG, have successively made advances in Micro LED development, in turn generating much buzz for the technology’s potential in the large-sized display market, according to TrendForce's latest investigations.