Magnachip receives an unsolicited offer
June 15, 2021South Korean display and power solutions company Magnachip Semiconductor Corporation, confirms that the company has received an unsolicited proposal from a group of investors to acquire all outstanding shares in the company.
Polestar and SK Inc sign MoU
June 14, 2021Swedish electric performance car company Polestar is exploring a wide-ranging alliance with SK Inc, South Korea’s third largest industrial holding company, to advance its development of high-performance electric cars.
AT&S sets up manufacturing in Malaysia
June 10, 2021AT&S selected Malaysia as its first manufacturing location in Southeast Asia. The company's new campus will be built in the Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Kedah, about 350 kilometers north of the capital Kuala Lumpur, and will be used for the production of IC substrates.
Massive fire at Chinese polysilicon plant
June 09, 2021Daqo New Energy, a Chinese manufacturer of high-purity polysilicon, has been pointed out as the company who suffered an "explosion" at a polysilicon plant in Shihezi City, Xinjiang, China yesterday.
Global semiconductor market slated to grow by 19.7% in 2021
June 09, 2021Worldwide semiconductor market is forecasted to be USD 527 billion in 2021 – an in-crease of 19.7% from 2020 – reports the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA) based on the latest WSTS forecast data.
Bosch officially opens wafer fab in Dresden
June 08, 2021Fully connected, data-driven, self-optimising - those are the three keywords used to describe Bosch's new, massive, wafer fab in Dresden.
GF and GlobalWafers partner to expand semiconductor wafer
June 08, 2021The USD 800 million supply deal includes USD 210 million in capital expansion, the creation of more than 75 jobs in Missouri and will provide wafers for GlobalFoundries' manufacturing facilities in New York and Vermont.
JCET completes acquisition of ADI's Singapore test facility
June 07, 2021The provider of IC manufacturing and technology services has officially completed the acquisition of Analog Devices' Singapore test facility, with its test staff to be transferred to the JCET operations team in the near future.
Advanced Energy acquires TEGAM for $18 million
June 07, 2021Advanced Energy is adding metrology and calibration instrumentation to its RF process power solutions in semiconductor and advanced industrial markets via the acquisition of TEGAM.
Bosch gives the official go-ahead in Dresden
June 04, 2021Next week - on June 7th, 2021 - the Bosch semiconductor factory in Dresden will officially open. The Saxon high-tech industry association 'Silicon Saxony' is hoping that it will send a positive signal to other companies.
The global chip shortage - a timeline of unfortunate events
June 04, 2021COVID-19 has sent traumatic ripples through supply chains around the globe, but the semiconductor supply chain was fragile long before governments shut down and catastrophe struck. In a culmination of negative variables, the chip shortage has amassed over the years from a series of unfortunate events.
TI tops Analog IC supplier list with room to spare
June 03, 2021Skyworks Solutions posts the strongest sales increase in 2020 as the top-10 suppliers collectively accounted for 62% of total analog sales, reports market researcher IC Insights.
GCL-SI Hefei-based factory to start production in September
June 02, 2021Chinese PV company, GCL System Integration (GCL-SI), says it expects to start operation of its factory in Hefei, capital of east China's Anhui Province, in September this year.
Lockdown in Malaysia to have no effect on chip companies
June 02, 2021National governments in Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, Vietnam, and Malaysia, have been instituting increasingly stringent pandemic control measures in response to the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic in these countries.
Jenoptik to expand its optics manufacturing capacities
June 02, 2021The German photonics group has acquired a property in Dresden and will invest in new cleanroom fab. Construction is expected to start during the second half of next year and production is slated to start in early 2025.
Hitachi consolidates US semiconductor business in new facility
June 01, 2021Hitachi's new facility is being established in the United States in order to collaborate and create new solutions with customers. The new Center of Excellence in Portland, will operate as a new centralised facility for semiconductor engineering in Hillsboro, Oregon.
KATEK shows strong growth in the first quarterLoad more news
May 31, 2021German EMS provider, KATEK, kicks off the fiscal year of 2021 with a strong first quarter showing an increase in sales of about 48%. Sales in the first quarter amounted to EUR 137,5 million, compared with EUR 92,7 million for the same period last year.