Texas Instruments breaks ground $30 billion investment
May 19, 2022The semiconductor manufacturer has broken ground on its new 300mm semiconductor wafer fabrication plants in Sherman, Texas – an investment set to create as many as create as many as 3,000 jobs.
SEL adds capacity with Universal's FuzionXC
May 04, 2022Electronics manufacturer Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL) has added two Universal Instruments FuzionXC Platforms in its Lewiston, Idaho facility.
BAE Systems opens Its new Manchester, N.H. facility
May 03, 2022BAE Systems has opened its new engineering and production facility in Manchester, New Hampshire as the latest step in a series of strategic facility investments across the country – including in Austin, Texas; Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and Huntsville, Alabama.
What does Intel gain from acquiring Tower? – Quite a lot
May 03, 2022On February 15, Intel officially confirmed that it will acquire Tower Semiconductor, the industry’s ninth largest foundry, for USD 5.4 billion. But, what kind of capacity gain comes with acquiring the ninth biggest player in the field?
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Tower shareholders approve Intel merger
April 26, 2022At its extraordinary general meeting, the shareholders of Tower Semiconductor voted to approve Intel's acquisition of the foundry.
Wafer capacity to climb 8.7% as 10 new fabs enter production
April 22, 2022The volatile nature of the IC industry is reflected by large swings in annual wafer starts, says IC Insights. Over the past five years, for example, annual wafer start growth rates have ranged from -4.7% in 2019 to 19.0% growth in 2021.
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.
Moov expands leadership team as the company looks to grow
April 20, 2022Moov, a company operating a marketplace for used semiconductor manufacturing equipment, has over the past months announced expansion after expansion. The company recently moved its HQ in Tempe, Arizona and has plans to triple headcount during the year.
Gartner says global semiconductor revenue grew 26% in 2021
April 15, 2022Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled USD 595 billion in 2021, an increase of 26.3% from 2020, according to final results by Gartner, Inc.
East/West expands its capacity with Hanwha Automation
March 31, 2022Hanwha Techwin Automation Americas – formerly Samsung C&T Automation – has partnered with East/West Manufacturing Enterprises to increase high-quality PCB assembly in its manufacturing facility.
Vyrian invests in Hentec/RPS systems
March 29, 2022Texas-based Vyrian Incorporated has purchased a Pulsar solderability test system and a Photon steam aging system from Hentec Industries/RPS Automation.
Sensata breaks ground on Malaysian expansion
March 28, 2022The US sensor specialist has broken ground on a new Green Certified building in Malaysia, increasing its manufacturing floor space by 40,000 square feet, bringing the total manufacturing space to nearly 275,000 square feet.
Nexperia officially opens its first R&D facility in the US
March 25, 2022Nexperia has officially launched its new design center in Dallas, Texas. The Dallas design center is the company's first research and development facility in North America and will focus on the development of analog signal conversion and power management ICs.
Semiconductor veteran joins Wolfspeed to lead supply chain operations
March 21, 2022Jeff Ferraro has joined silicon carbide technology specialist Wolfspeed as the company's Vice President of Enterprise Supply Chain and Procurement, effective March 14.
Semi industry capex forecasted to reach over $190B this year
March 02, 20222020-2022 is expected to become the first three year period of double-digit capex growth since 1993-1995.
Manz invests in superconductor manufacturer
February 24, 2022Manz AG is acquiring a stake in MetOx Technologies Inc. and thus tapping into superconductor technology as an important future market for energy supply.
Mouser invests in 120 VLMs at global distribution centerLoad more news
February 22, 2022Mouser Electronics is continuing its investment in automation at its global distribution center to increase order processing, accuracy and speed, helping customers further reduce time-to-market.