Samsung could start construction of new US plant in 3Q
May 18, 2021The South Korean electronics giant could be next up to make a manufacturing push in the US. According to reports, Samsung could start construction of a USD 17 billion US semiconductor fab as early as the third quarter of this year.
Former Marvell COO named NXP’s new EVP, global operations
May 18, 2021Andy Micallef has been named NXP’s Executive Vice President, Global Operations, effective May 17. In this role, Micallef will be responsible for executing NXP’s end-to-end manufacturing, quality, and supply chain strategies.
AT&S grows by double digits in the corona year 2020/21
May 18, 2021AT&S closed a challenging year – marked by the corona pandemic – with a good performance and achieved a double-digit increase in revenue and earnings.
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.
DMASS: '2021 to bring more of what we've seen'
May 17, 2021The European semiconductor distribution market started 2021 with a “flat tyre”, despite a significant increase in bookings since last quarter. According to DMASS, sales in the European Semiconductor Distribution Market fell by 1.6% to EUR 2.17 billion. Sequential growth of 15.6% however, indicates strong turnaround.
Taiwan power outage has no impact on memory fabs
May 14, 2021The Hsinta Power Plant in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City was shut down unexpectedly at 2:37 p.m. on May 13 (today local time) due to malfunction. The effect of this incident has been felt across the entire island.
Samsung boosts logic chip investments to $151 billion
May 14, 2021The South Korean electronics giant is increasing its investment in its logic business by adding another KRW 38 trillion, about USD 33.5 billion, to its previous commitment to invest KRW 133 trillion - bringing the total to KRW 171 trillion, about USD 151 billion, by 2030.
German components distribution experiences massive surge in demand
May 14, 2021German components distribution (according to FBDi e.V.) records almost 50% increase in order intake in the first quarter of 2021. Sales still slightly down at -6.1%. Components shortage prevents better result.
MKS Instruments to acquire optical sensor specialist
May 12, 2021MKS Instruments has entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which MKS will acquire Photon Control for CAD 3.60 per share, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately CAD 387 million (EUR 263.85 million).
50 billion transistors on a fingernail-sized chip
May 12, 2021IBM has unveiled a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world's first chip announced with 2 nanometer nanosheet technology.
Diodes sets new revenue record
May 11, 2021The company is reporting first quarter revenue growth of 18% sequentially and 47% YoY, resulting in a record USD 413.1 million.
CEVA to acquire chip design specialist
May 11, 2021CEVA, a licensor of wireless connectivity and smart sensing technologies, will acquire Massachusetts-based chip design specialist Intrinsix for approximately USD 33 million in cash.
Teledyne e2v starts cleanroom upgrade
May 11, 2021Teledyne e2v Semiconductors have laid the first stone to what will become the company's new upgraded semiconductor assembly and test cleanroom at the factory near Grenoble, France.
GaN IC company Navitas to go public
May 10, 2021GaN Power ICs specialis, Navitas Semiconductor, has entered into a definitive agreement to combine with Live Oak Acquisition Corp. II, a publicly-traded special-purpose acquisition company. The transaction, which values the combined entity at $1.4 billion, will result in Navitas becoming a publicly-traded company.
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Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 10.8% in 2020 to $464B
May 07, 2021Despite the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy, the semiconductor market performed strongly in 2020. Demand by industry was uneven throughout the year due to global lockdowns, remote work and education, and shifts in consumer buying behaviour, according to the IDC who believes that growth will accelerate this year, desipte market shortages.
Samsung expected to overtake Intel once again in 2Q21
May 07, 2021Intel’s lackluster performance and surging DRAM market forecast to put Samsung in the lead among semiconductor supplier
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May 06, 2021Danish EMS provider GPV just finished up its first quarter of 2021 and delivered record results. With a solid start to 2021 the company has set the tone for the remainder of the year.