Semiconductor industry avoids direct impact of coronavirus
February 21, 2020The semiconductor industry appears to have escaped the direct impact of the coronavirus crisis so far, but the market is likely to suffer the repercussions as the outbreak slows or suspends production among electronics manufacturers, according to Omdia.
5 semiconductor companies hold 53% of global wafer capacity
February 18, 2020The world’s top-five wafer capacity leaders each had capacity of more than 1,000,000 wafer starts per month, says IC Insights.
A more sustainable approach to semiconductor manufacturing
February 17, 2020Reuse; that is the key to driving environmental sustainability in global semiconductor manufacturing, says Steven Zhou, CEO of Moov Technologies.
Coronavirus afflicts more electronic supply chains
February 13, 2020With the epidemic arriving at dawn of 5G’s mainstream deployment phase, the coronavirus has the potential to disrupt the progress of the next-generation wireless standard, as the crisis slows or threatens to slow the production of key smartphone components, including displays and semiconductors, according to Omdia.
Semiconductor R&D to nudge higher through 2024
January 31, 2020Technical challenges including the move to EUV lithography, sub-3nm process technology, 3D die-stacking technologies, and advanced packaging are expected to lift R&D growth rates.
DARPA taps BAE Systems for next-gen electronics
January 29, 2020BAE Systems has secured a contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the next generation of mixed-signal electronics for Department of Defense (DoD) applications.
China only region to register pure-play foundry market growth
January 16, 2020Rise of China-based fabless IC suppliers offers increased opportunities for foundries, IC Insights states in a recent report.
Global fab equipment spending rebounds in second half of 2019
December 18, 2019Projected 2019 global fab equipment spending has been revised upward to USD 56.6 billion on the strength of surging memory investments in the latter part of the year after a weak first half, SEMI reports in its World Fab Forecast.
AutoChips & X-FAB launch mass production of China’s first TPMS chipset
December 04, 2019AutoChips Inc., a Chinese automotive electronics chip design company (and a subsidiary of NavInfo), in partnership with X-FAB Silicon Foundries, has successfully initiated volume production of a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) chipset.
Intel to reclaim No.1 semiconductor supplier ranking in 2019
November 19, 2019IC Insights says that only three among the top-15 semiconductor suppliers are forecasted to show growth this year.
GLOBALFOUNDRIES buys Smartcom’s PDK team
October 21, 2019GLOBALFOUNDRIES has acquired the process design kit (PDK) engineering team from Smartcom Bulgaria AD to enhance GF’s scale and capabilities.
Wafer capacity by feature size shows rapid growth at <10nm
October 18, 2019Leading-edge processes (<28nm) took over as the largest portion in terms of monthly installed capacity available in 2015. By the end of 2019, <28nm capacity is forecast to represent about 49 percent of the IC industry’s total capacity.
X-FAB strengthens its cooperation with EUROPRACTICE
October 03, 2019Analog/mixed-signal and specialty foundry, X-FAB Silicon Foundries SE, says that is broadening the scope of its cooperation with the EUROPRACTICE Consortium which counts institutions such as Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits and imec as members.
Fabs valued at nearly $50 billion to start construction in 2020
September 13, 2019SEMI reports that investments in new fab projects starting construction in 2020 is expected to reach nearly USD 50 billion, up about USD 12 billion from 2019.
Top-15 semiconductor suppliers’ sales fall by 18% in 1H19
August 23, 2019Sony was the only top-15 semiconductor supplier to register year-over-year growth in 1H19. IC Insights details the development.
Global top ten foundries for 2Q19 perform less-than-expected
June 13, 2019According to TrendForce’s latest statistics, the weakened demand in 1Q persisted well into 2Q as a result of political and economic instability.
Global fab equipment spending to rebound in 2020
June 12, 2019Global fab equipment spending will rebound in 2020, growing 20% to USD 58.4 billion after dropping 19% to USD 48.4 billion in 2019, according SEMI.
Intel snags quarterly semi supplier top ranking from Samsung
May 22, 2019Intel replaced Samsung as the number one quarterly semiconductor supplier in 4Q18 after losing the lead spot to Samsung in 2Q17, says IC Insights.
Soitec sets up direct sales operation in China
March 20, 2019Soitec, who designs and produces semiconductor materials for electronic component manufacturers, says that it is opening a direct sales channel in China.
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March 18, 2019Development momentum of advanced production processes has been dropping due to weakening demand in most end markets, including smartphones, says Trendforce.