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.
Global DRAM revenue holds steady in 4Q19
February 18, 2020The DRAM inventory finally returned to a relatively normal level for most OEMs in 4Q19 after nearly three consecutive quarters of adjustments, says the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce.
Synopsys completes acquisition of certain IP assets from INVECAS
February 14, 2020Synopsys, Inc. has completed its acquisition of certain IP assets from INVECAS. This acquisition broadens Synopsys' DesignWare Logic Library, Embedded Memory, General Purpose I/O, Analog, and Interface IP portfolio.
Xperi enters into a patent and technology license deal with SK hynix
February 11, 2020Xperi Corporation has entered into a new patent and technology license agreement with semiconductor manufacturer SK hynix.
Nuvia unveils first NA office, new leadership
February 10, 2020Santa Clara-based silicon design start-up NUVIA Inc. has opened its first international office in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
2019 Global silicon shipments dip from 2018 record high
February 05, 2020Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2019 declined 7% from the 2018 record high while revenue remained above the USD 11 billion mark despite a global silicon revenue slip of 2% over the same period, reports the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG).
China memory production unaffected by Coronavirus
February 03, 2020China-based memory fabs continue normal operations currently as Wuhan Coronavirus has yet to impair global memory supply, says TrendForce
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.
Nobuo Hayasaka takes the helm as President and CEO at Kioxia
January 29, 2020Kioxia Holdings Corporation has appointed Nobuo Hayasaka as President and CEO of Kioxia, effective immediately. Dr. Hayasaka has served as Acting President and CEO since July 12, 2019, during Former President and CEO Yasuo Naruke’s medical leave of absence.
New game consoles expected to trigger demand surge for graphics DRAM and SSD's
January 15, 2020TrendForce expects the year-end release of new generation game consoles to trigger a demand surge of graphics DRAM and SSD's during the second half of 2020.
Gartner: Worldwide semiconductor revenue declined 11.9% in 2019
January 14, 2020Intel reclaimed top spot in global semiconductor market; Samsung moved to no. 2.
Synopsys to acquire certain IP assets of INVECAS
January 13, 2020The acquisition broadens the company’s IP portfolio and adds a team of experienced R&D engineers to the company’s development department.
Dutch cancel ASML chip-equipment sale to China
January 09, 2020The White House has reportedly succeeded in its efforts to stop the sale of Veldhoven-based ASML’s advanced microprocessor technology to China.
DRAM contract prices to rise in 1Q20 says TrendForce
January 08, 2020The consistent increase in DRAM spot prices since December and the power outage at Samsung’s Hwaseong fab on December 31, 2019 have not seriously impacted the supply side of the DRAM market, says the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce,
1Q20 NAND Flash price is projected to continue rising
January 03, 2020According to the latest analysis by the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce, the contract price of client SSD has fallen for seven consecutive quarters until 2Q19 from peak price, to barely above the price of HDD.
1Q/20 Graphics DRAM price sees sharp upturn
December 31, 2019Server DRAM prices are expected to lead the uptrend in 1Q20 DRAM prices because the supply has been constrained by unstable yield rates of 1Xnm processes.
NAND Flash leads as IC market growth returns in 2020Load more news
December 19, 2019Topping the chart of fastest-growing products for 2020 is NAND flash with DRAM in third place. The strong anticipated market growth for the two memory segments is not a big surprise given the complete market collapse that these two segments experienced in 2019.