NAND flash market will see falling quotes & declines in prices
September 24, 2021The latest analysis of the NAND Flash market from TrendForce finds that shipments have been below expectations for consumer electronics such as smartphones, Chromebooks, and TVs during this second half of the year. At the same time, demand remains sluggish for retail storage products including memory cards and USB drives.
Foundry market tracking toward record-tying 23% growth in 2021
September 23, 2021Application processors for 5G smartphones, networking and data center processors drive growth at leading edge but demand seen across all segments, says IC Insights.
Top10 fabless IC design companies sees new revenue highs
September 21, 2021In view of the ongoing production capacity shortage in the semiconductor industry and the resultant price hike of chips, revenue of the top 10 IC design companies for 2Q21 reached USD 29.8 billion, a 60.8% YoY increase, according to TrendForce's latest investigations.
Top trends for 2022 - what can we expect?
September 20, 2021Market researcher Trendforce has made prediction on what to watch out for in 2022. Here are three things the semiconductor industry might want to keep and eye on.
Ligentec and X-FAB sign partnership agreement
September 15, 2021Ligentec and specialty semiconductor producer X-FAB Silicon Foundries have announced a strategic partnership for the large-scale supply of integrated photonic devices.
Revenue of Top10 OSAT companies for 2Q21 reaches USD 7.88bn
September 07, 2021Despite the intensifying COVID-19 pandemic that swept Taiwan in 2Q21, the domestic OSAT (outsourced semiconductor assembly and test) industry remained largely intact, according to TrendForce.
Foundry revenue with 6% QoQ growth thanks to persistent demand
August 31, 2021The panic buying of chips persisted in 2Q21 owing to factors such as post-pandemic demand, industry-wide shift to 5G telecom technology, geopolitical tensions, and chronic chip shortages, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Gartner: chip shortage to persist until 2Q22
August 02, 2021The worldwide semiconductor shortage will persist through 2021, and is expected to recover to normal levels by the second quarter of 2022, according to Gartner, Inc.
NAND Flash contract prices to increase by 5-10% QoQ in 3Q21
July 16, 2021The recent wave of COVID-19 outbreaks in India has weakened sales of retail storage products such as memory cards and USB drives, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Taiwan maintains edge as largest base for IC wafer capacity
July 15, 2021As a percent of worldwide total, China achieves largest increase in fab capacity at expense of all other regions, but still trails Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan in installed capacity.
Supply of large-sized panel DDI likely to remain tight
June 21, 2021The stay-at-home economy generated by the COVID-19 pandemic has galvanised a rising demand for IT products this year, with a corresponding increase in DDI demand as well, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Crypto mining - key to Nvidia overtaking Broadcom in 1Q21
June 14, 2021While foundry capacities remained tight, prompting IC design companies to compete over limited foundry capacities in order to fulfill rising demand for various end devices, the top 10 IC design (fabless) companies posted remarkable revenues in 1Q21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
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.
Quarterly revenue of top 10 foundries breaks records in 1Q21
May 31, 2021Owing to soaring demands for various end devices, manufacturers have been ramping up their component procurement activities, and foundry capacities, as a result, have been in shortage since 2020, with various foundries raising their wafer prices and adjusting their product mixes to ensure profitability, according to TrendForce.
Global 200mm fab capacity on pace to record growth
May 26, 2021Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are on track to boost 200mm fab capacity by 950,000 wafers, or 17%, from 2020 through 2024 to reach a record high of 6.6 million wafers per month, SEMI reports.
Top-15 semi companies log YoY growth of 21% in 1Q21
May 26, 2021Excluding Intel, the group would have shown a 29% jump in 1Q21/1Q20 sales.
Gartner says chip shortage to persist until 2Q22
May 17, 2021By the looks of it we will have to deal with the global semiconductor shortage for the remainder of the year, and even longer. Research and advisory company Gartner says that it doesn't expect the market to recover to normal levels until the second quarter of 2022.
Siemens expands IC verification portfolio with acquisition
May 17, 2021Siemens Digital Industries Software has acquired Fractal Technologies, a provider of production signoff-quality IP validation solutions, based in the U.S. and the Netherlands.
Infineon: "The semiconductor market is booming"
May 04, 2021"The semiconductor market is booming; electronics that help accelerate the energy transition and make work and home life easier remain in high demand. The push for digitalization continues unabated. Infineon is firmly on course to meet its targets for the current fiscal year," says Dr. Reinhard Ploss, CEO of Infineon in the company's quarterly report.
Fabless suppliers held a record 33% of the 2020 IC marketLoad more news
April 29, 2021Fabless IC suppliers registered a strong 24% surge in sales last year as compared to only an 8% increase by the IDMs. And as IC Insight's points out in its April update to the 2021 McClean report, sales growth rates of fabless IC companies versus IDM (integrated device manufacturers) IC suppliers have historically been very different.