All-time high in store for global 300mm semiconductor fab capacity
March 28, 2023Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are forecast to increase 300mm fab capacity to an all-time high of 9.6 million wafers per month (wpm) in 2026, SEMI reports.
Sponsored content by EvertiqThe U.S. CHIPS Act is already making an impact - Evertiq Expo Malmö, Krakow & Berlin While the EU equivalent still hasn’t officially been launched, the U.S. CHIPS Act has already sparked USD 200 billion in private investments across the country. But where are all of these new fabs going to be built?
Samsung’s Texas plant could be more pricey than initially thought
March 17, 2023Samsung Electronics' future chip plant in Taylor, Texas, will cost the company over USD 25 billion, up more than USD 8 billion from initial forecasts, undisclosed sources told Reuters.
2022, a record year for semiconductors – but it doesn’t feel like it
March 10, 20232022, the year that the semiconductor market reached an all-time high with total revenues hitting USD 595.7 billion, narrowly beating the previous high of USD 592.8 billion set in 2021. But why does it feel like 2022 was a struggle?
MKS says ransomware incident will chip away $200 million from revenue
March 09, 2023In February MKS Instruments became the target of a ransomware attack that affected certain business systems, including production-related systems. Following a review of the incident, MKS said that it anticipates the attack to have a noticeable effect on its first quarter results.
Samsung, Micron, and SK Hynix owns the bulk of leading-edge wafer capacity
February 28, 202376% of leading-edge capacity was held by Samsung, Micron, and SK Hynix at the end of 2022, with the majority going toward the development of advanced DRAM and 3D NAND.
CalcuQuote signs rep agreement with MaRC Technologies
February 28, 2023CalcuQuote has partnered with MaRC Technologies as its representative in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Texas.
TI invests $11 billion in new 300 mm wafer fab in Lehi
February 16, 2023Texas Instruments plans to build its next 300-mm semiconductor wafer fab in Lehi, Utah – located next to the company’s existing 300-mm semiconductor wafer fab, LFAB. Once completed, the two Lehi facilities will operate as a single fab.
Chip equipment maker investigating ransomware attack
February 06, 2023MKS Instruments has revealed that it is looking into a ransomware attack that happened last week and affected certain business systems, including production-related systems.
Veeco acquires Epiluvac AB
February 02, 2023Veeco Instruments has acquired Epiluvac AB, a privately held manufacturer of chemical vapor deposition (CVD) epitaxy systems that enable advanced silicon carbide (SiC) applications in the electric vehicle market.
More than 50% of US-owned IC fab capacity exists overseas
February 01, 2023US IC manufacturers have 56% of their wafer capacity installed at fabs located outside of the US, according to a new Global Wafer Capacity 2023 report from Knometa Research.
Allegro MicroSystems opens new R&D centre
January 26, 2023Allegro MicroSystems plans to open a new US-based office located in Richardson, Texas.
Texas company moves all its manufacturing to Skywater
January 25, 2023VORAGO Technologies, a Austin, Texas-based high technology company providing radiation-hardened and extreme-temperature solutions, is moving all its manufacturing stateside in a strategic partnership with semiconductor foundry, Skywater Technology.
Haviv Ilan to become the next CEO of Texas Instruments
January 23, 2023Texas Instruments has named Haviv Ilan to become the company's next president and CEO, effective April 1. Ilan is a 24-year veteran of TI and succeeds current CEO and president, Rich Templeton, who will transition out of these roles but will remain the company's chairman.
ABB sells its power conversion division for $505 million
January 20, 2023ABB has reached an agreement to sell its Power Conversion division to AcBel Polytech Inc. for USD 505 million in cash.
Global semiconductor revenue grew 1.1% in 2022
January 18, 2023According to preliminary data from Gartner, global semiconductor revenue climbed 1.1% in 2022 to reach USD 601.7 billion, up from USD 595 billion in 2021. The top 25 semiconductor vendors collectively generated 2.8% more revenue in 2022, making up 77.5% of the market.
Emerson makes an offer to acquire National Instruments
January 17, 2023Emerson has submitted a proposal to acquire NI for USD 53 per share in cash at an implied enterprise value of USD 7.6 billion.
Tesla spending big money in Texas
January 11, 2023Tesla has decided to invest USD 775 million to expand its gigafactory in Austin/ Texas.
Production capacity for PMIC's will grow by 4.7% YoY for 1H23
January 06, 2023The effect of the low season, the planned scale-back of capital expenditure on the part of enterprises, and the ongoing slump in the wider consumer electronics market are going to constrain the demand for power management ICs during 1H23.
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January 03, 2023Yesterday, Evertiq reported that the U.S. CHIPS Act has already sparked USD 200 billion in private investments across the country. But where are all of these new fabs going to be built?