Foundry revenue rises by 12% QoQ for 3Q21, says TrendForce
December 03, 2021Although the demand for end products related to the stay-at-home economy slowed down as many countries saw rising vaccination rates and were partially lifting social distancing restrictions, the decline in foundry orders from this source was more than offset by the traditional peak season for smartphones, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Nexperia uses Aixtron equipment as it enters the SiC market
December 03, 2021Semiconductor manufacturer Nexperia, is using Aixtron's production technology to enter the high performance SiC device market.
Amphenol acquires Halo Technology
December 02, 2021Amphenol Corporation announces that the company has acquired Halo Technology Limited for approximately USD 715 million. Separately, Amphenol also announced the closing of the sale of the MTS Test & Simulation business to Illinois Tool Works Inc.
EV market continue to drive demand for 6” SiC wafers
December 02, 2021Demand from the global automotive market for 6-inch SiC wafers is expected to reach 1.69 million units in 2025 thanks to the rising penetration rate of EVs and the trend towards high-voltage 800V EV architecture, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Evertiq’s industry pulse report – KATEK
December 01, 2021German EMS provider KATEK has delivered solid performances throughout 2021. However, that doesn’t mean that the company wasn’t affected by the pandemic and the semiconductor shortage. As for other companies, there has been challenges; but a clear focus on staying "agile and robust" helped KATEK to stay on top.
Jenoptik completes the acquisition of BG Medical and SwissOptic
December 01, 2021With these acquisitions, Jenoptik continues to focus on its core competency in photonics while speeding up profitable and sustainable growth.
Smartphone production see modest 5.7% QoQ increase in 3Q21
November 30, 2021The smartphone market is showing an improvement in demand during the second half of this year due to the peak season for e-commerce promotional activities and the easing of COVID-19 outbreaks in regions such as Southeast Asia, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Mercury Systems acquires RF module manufacturer
November 30, 2021Mercury Systems announces that the company has acquired Norcross, Georgia based RF module manufacturer, Atlanta Micro.
Manufacturing trends to watch in 2022
November 29, 2021If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that unpredictability is part of the ‘new normal’ for the manufacturing industry. But what's to come as we enter 2022?
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Jade Micron Installs new Hentec/RPS system in Singapore
November 26, 2021Jade Micron Pte Ltd. has purchased a new Pulsar solderability system from Hentec Industries/RPS Automation.
European Semiconductor distribution sales sets new records
November 25, 2021DMASS reports a whopping 31.8% growth in semiconductors in Q3 and +44.7% in interconnect, passive and electromechanical components. Shortages remain biggest problem for entire industry.
Lanxess to expand high-tech plastics production in China
November 25, 2021Lanxess says it will expand its production network in China. The specialty chemicals company will build a second compounding line for Durethan- and Pocan-branded high-tech engineering plastics at its manufacturing site in Changzhou.
Jenoptik signs agreement to sell Vincorion
November 25, 2021Jenoptik AG has signed an agreement to sell the Vincorion division. It will be acquired by a fund managed by private equity firm STAR Capital Partnership LLP.
NAND Flash revenue rises by 15% QoQ for 3Q21
November 24, 2021The growth of the NAND Flash market in 3Q21 was primarily driven by strong demand from the data center and smartphone industries, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
AmpliTech to acquire Spectrum Semiconductor Materials
November 23, 2021AmpliTech Group, a designer, developer and manufacturer of signal-processing components, has executed a definitive agreement to acquire the assets and operations of San Jose-based Spectrum Semiconductor Materials Inc., a specialty distributor of semiconductor components.
Nilar reduces its workforce in Sweden
November 23, 2021The Swedish developer and manufacturer of batteries announces today that two notices of dismissal have been issued, among collective agreement employees and white-collar employees in Gävle and white-collar employees in Täby.
Global OSAT revenue reaches $8.89 billion in 3Q21
November 23, 2021As the global vaccination rate rose, and border restrictions in Europe and North America eased, social activities also began to enter a period of recovery, with the consumer electronics market seemingly ready for the arrival of the traditional peak season in 2H21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Smith to divest its Its solar divisionLoad more news
November 23, 2021The distributor of electronic components says that it has signed an agreement to sell its solar sales and services division, known as ONTILITY Powered by Smith, to BBB Industries, LLC under its new division, TerrePower.