Manz receives follow-up order for battery assembly system
February 24, 2021Automotive supplier TE Connectivity orders further equipment for automated assembly of cell contacting systems from Manz.
Top 10 foundries expected to increase revenues by 20%
February 24, 2021Demand in the global foundry market remains strong in 1Q21, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations. As various end-products continue to generate high demand for chips, clients of foundries in turn stepped up their procurement activities, which subsequently led to a persistent shortage of production capacities across the foundry industry.
Explosive growth in Automotive DRAM demand expected
February 23, 2021Driven by such factors as the continued development of autonomous driving technologies and the build-out of 5G infrastructure, the demand for automotive memories will undergo a rapid growth going forward, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Edmund Optics opens new assembly and design facility
February 22, 2021Edmund Optics, a provider of optical and imaging components, has opened a new Assembly and Advanced Design Facility in Tucson, Arizona, the second Edmund Optics location in the state.
SEMI calls on Biden to reinvigorate US semiconductor manufacturing
February 22, 2021SEMI, along side 16 industry groups have sent a letter to President Biden urging the administration to bolster domestic semiconductor manufacturing and research.
Sponsored content by Shenzen Kinwong ElectronicThe development trend of printed circuit board products and Kinwong's solution With the rapid development of electronic technology in recent years, printed circuit board (PCB) products are pursuing higher heat dissipation capabilities, with high voltage and high current characteristics, and are developing towards high-density interconnection technology (HDI).
Texas winter to impair global 12-Inch wafer foundry capacity
February 19, 2021As previously reporder by Evertiq, Samsung's Austin-based foundry Line S2 partially suspended operation on Tuesday, February 16 due to the winter storm affecting Texas. A move which is expected to impair 1-2% of the global 12-inch wafer foundry capacity, according to TrendForce
Osram invests in California-based UV LED specialist
February 19, 2021Osram acquires around 20 percent of US company Bolb Inc. via its venture capital arm Fluxunit. With its investment in the California-based UV-C LED specialist Bolb Inc., Osram is further expanding its technological know-how of disinfection applications with UV-C light.
Northvolt to produce battery systems in Poland by 2022
February 19, 2021The 50,000 square metre factory will be established in Gdańsk, Poland, in two stages, with an initial output of 5 GWh and an estimated start of production date in 2022.
Cohu's 4000th handler makes its way to Infineon Technologies
February 18, 2021Back-end semiconductor equipment supplier Cohu has shipped 4000th handler from its manufacturing facility in Melaka, Malaysia. The milestone system, a MATRiX thermal pick-and-place handler was delivered to semiconductor manufacturer Infineon for testing automotive and industrial devices.
National Circuit Assembly merges with Austin Circuit Design
February 18, 2021EMS provider National Circuit Assembly (NCA) is expanding its capabilities to include dedicated design and sourcing by merging with Austin Circuit Design, LLC, a Texas-based design and sourcing firm.
NXP is watching the situation in Austin carefully
February 18, 2021As previously reported, the unusually severe winter weather conditions has crippled power facilities in Texas. Which has led to several Austin semiconductor facilities standing idle without power.
Kitron to manufacture battery management systems in Poland
February 18, 2021EMS provider Kitron is expanding its services with an existing major customer to cover the production of battery management systems.
Ford to electrify its European operations - invest $1 billion
February 17, 2021The carmaker is taking a significant step forward in its European transformation, committing to go all-in on its electric passenger vehicles and to substantially grow and electrify its commercial vehicle business.
FabExchange acquires ON Semiconductor's Rochester site
February 17, 2021Private equity and divestiture partner, FabExchange, says it has completed the acquisition of ON Semiconductor’s Rochester, New York site.
Longer lead times and price hikes likely to dominate 1H2021
February 17, 2021The European semiconductor distribution market seems to have seen the worst back in 2020 and a return to growth is highly likely in 2021. With COVID-19 impact easing and a return to strong growth in Asia driving component demand, the demand in Europe is growing too. However, Q4/2020 still resulted in a slight decline.
Amazon to set up first device manufacturing line in India
February 17, 2021Amazon has announced its plans to start manufacturing Amazon Devices in India. The company will commence its manufacturing efforts with contract manufacturer Cloud Network Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn in Chennai and start production later this year.
Renesas to resume production at Naka plant step by step
February 16, 2021On February 13, an earthquake struck the coast of the Japanese Fukushima Prefecture which led Renesas to suspend operations at its Naka factory as it investigated potential damages. The plant is now back up and running, at least parts of it.
SMIC unable to keep up with demand amid shortage and sanctionsLoad more news
February 16, 2021The Chinese semiconductor manufacturer, even with plants running “fully loaded” cannot work fast enough to keep up with customer demand for certain mature technologies.