DRAM price erosion expected through the end of 2020
October 30, 2020Price jump that typically coincides with the introduction of new smartphone models in 3Q and 4Q is not expected due to disrupted buying patterns and cautious discretionary spending.
Kioxia to expand 3D flash memory production via new fab
October 29, 2020Kioxia Corporation says it will start construction of a fabrication facility (Fab7) at Yokkaichi Plant in the Mie Prefecture, Japan to expand production of its proprietary 3D Flash memory BiCS FLASHTM. Construction of the new fab is expected to commence during the spring of 2021.
While close to settling legal case with US, UMC to focus more on foundry business
October 22, 2020UMC has announced today (Oct. 22) that the legal case against the company filed by the U.S. Justice Department for stealing trade secrets could now be resolved as soon as possible, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
SK Hynix holds second highest NAND market share via acquisition of Intel’s NAND capacity
October 21, 2020SK Hynix has announced today (Oct. 20) that it will acquire Intel’s NAND Flash business and Dalian-based Fab 68, which is dedicated to 3D NAND Flash production, for USD 9 billion.
SK hynix to acquire Intel NAND memory business
October 20, 2020The two parties have signed an agreement under which SK Hynix will acquire Intel's NAND memory and storage business for USD 9 billion.
Cree to sell LED Business to SMART Global Holdings
October 19, 2020Cree says it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its LED Products business unit (Cree LED) to SMART Global Holdings for up to USD 300 million.
Digi-Key and Netlist announce US marketplace distribution partnership
October 16, 2020Digi-Key Electronics has added Netlist, a builder of memory and storage solutions, to its Marketplace.
China forecast to represent 22% of the foundry market in 2020
October 14, 2020However, market uncertainty looms as TSMC's shipments to HiSilicon ceased in mid-September, says IC Insights.
Microchip unveils first low-power DAC - simplifies handheld designs by including nonvolatile memory
October 08, 2020Implementing multi-channel system control or signal outputs using Digital-to-Analog Converters (DACs) in today’s portable and handheld industrial, communications, consumer and medical systems has been difficult to do without significant processor overhead for device configuration during power-up.
Overall memory ASP to decline by nearly 10% given persistent oversupply in 4Q20
October 07, 2020The memory market (including DRAM and NAND Flash) is still in a state of oversupply in 4Q20, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Top 10 tech industry trends for 2021
October 06, 2020As the DRAM industry officially enters the EUV era, NAND Flash stacking technology advances past 150L, says TrendForce as it provides its forecast of 10 key trends in the tech industry for 2021.
Toshiba to restructure its System LSI Businesses
October 05, 2020Toshiba has previously announced that it was considering a structural reform of the system LSI business operated by Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation (TDSC). Now the plan is set.
Arm spins-out Cerfe Labs – will focus on developing CeRAM memory technology
October 05, 2020Arm is planning to spin-out Cerfe Labs to develop and license new types of non-volatile memories based on correlated electron materials (CeRAM) and ferroelectric transistors (FeFETs).
New PIC24F MCUs Feature Low Power Animated Display Driver for Battery-powered Devices
October 05, 2020Low power MCU family offers power-saving peripherals, hardware safety and secure code protection
Intel enters into strategic collaboration with Lightbits Labs
September 30, 2020The chipmaker is also investing, via its Intel Capital arm, in Light bit to fuel the company's continued growth.
Top-10 semiconductor suppliers continue to grow in Q2
September 30, 2020Building on Q1’s bullish growth in weak market conditions, the world’s top-10 semiconductor suppliers managed to continue their revenue growth at a rate of 2.4% in Q2 2020, PC and server sales continue to grow driven by COVID lockdown restrictions as working and learning from home are becoming the new norm.
Kulicke & Soffa receives orders of 1'500 RAPID series system
September 22, 2020Kulicke and Soffa Industries says that it has received several orders for its RAPID Series interconnect system.
Sluggish server production in 4Q20 to be joined by decline in server DRAM prices
September 16, 2020Due to server ODMs’ higher-than-expected inventory of server barebones in 3Q20, additional server orders from the ODMs’ clients came to a screeching halt, therefore resulting in a QoQ decrease in overall server orders for the quarter, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
COVID-19 drives rise in global fab equipment spending
September 09, 2020Soaring pandemic-inspired demand for chips that power everything from communications and IT infrastructures to personal computing, gaming and healthcare electronics will drive an 8% increase in global fab equipment spending in 2020 and a 13% increase in 2021, SEMI reports.
Global semiconductor sales increase 4.9% YoY in JulyLoad more news
September 04, 2020The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were USD 35.2 billion in July 2020, 4.9% more than the July 2019 total of USD 33.5 billion and 2.1% greater than the June 2020 total of USD 34.5 billion.