Aehr Receives initial order from new customer for FOX-NP solution
May 20, 2020Aehr Test Systems says it has received orders from a new customer and their subcontract manufacturing supplier for a FOX solution including a FOX-NP full wafer test system, an initial WaferPak Contactor, and a FOX WaferPak Aligner to perform production qualification of their silicon photonics devices.
Seoul Semi files patent suit against automotive LED light distributor
May 19, 2020Seoul Semiconductor says it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey against Onyx Enterprise Int’l Corp., a distributor of automotive components.
Will TSMC bring other players to the US?
May 18, 2020TSMC’s expansion plan in the U.S. may be accompanied by other actors in 12-inch supply chain too, says TrendForce.
Global silicon wafer area shipments edge up in 1Q20
May 15, 2020Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments rose 2.7% to 2,920 million square inches in the first quarter of 2020, compared with fourth-quarter 2019 shipments of 2,844 million square inches, but dropped 4.3 percent year-over-year, the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) reported in its quarterly analysis of the silicon wafer industry.
TSMC confirms its intention to build new US fab
May 15, 2020The Semiconductor giant has announced its intention to build and operate an advanced semiconductor fab in the United States with support from the US government and the state of Arizona.
As DRAM market enters period of price hikes, revenue drops
May 13, 2020The DRAM market has changed from falling prices and rising shipment to rising prices and falling shipment, says DRAMeXchange, a research division of TrendForce.
Total foundry revenue to undergo single-digit growth in 2020
April 30, 2020Total foundry revenue in 2020 is expected to reach 5%-9% YoY growth, with 6.8% being the median, says TrendForce.
Global semiconductor capex forecast to drop 3% again this year
April 20, 2020Semiconductor producers hoping to keep capital spending plans intact despite virus outbreak.
2019 global semiconductor equipment sales slip 7%
April 16, 2020Semiconductor equipment manufacturers worldwide logged sales of USD 59.8 billion in 2019, a 7% drop from the all-time high of USD 64.5 billion in 2018, according to SEMI.
Gradual rebound or slight dip - two scenarios for global silicon wafer market sales
April 15, 2020Global silicon wafer market sales could dip if uncertainty surrounding the impact of COVID-19 to the semiconductor industry persists or climb on the strength of rebounding chip sales, SEMI says in a report that lays out two wafer market scenarios for the second half of 2020.
Axcelis receives its first order For Purion in Japan
April 03, 2020Axcelis Technologies, a supplier of high-productivity solutions for the semiconductor industry, says it has received an order to ship its first Purion system into Japan.
Global semiconductor materials market revenues slip 1.1% in 2019
April 01, 2020Global semiconductor materials market revenues edged down 1.1% in 2019, SEMI reported in its Materials Market Data Subscription (MMDS).
100 IC wafer fabs closed or repurposed since 2009
March 30, 2020The hardest hit are ≤200mm wafer fabs, 70% of the closures are found in Japan and North America.
NAND Flash ASP may tumble in 2H20 ahead of expectations
March 26, 2020The continued spread of the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in considerably weakened shipment for most end products in 1Q20, according to the DRAMeXchange research division of TrendForce,
Foundry revenue estimated to grow in 1Q20, while COVID-19 may hinder future demand
March 20, 2020The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a reduction in the demand for end-products; its impact on the foundry industry will likely surface in 2Q20, says TrendForce.
Ferdinand-Braun-Institut taps ClassOne’s S4
March 18, 2020Montana's ClassOne Technology, global supplier of advanced electroplating systems for ≤200mm wafer processing, has sold its Solstice S4 system to Ferdinand-Braun-Institut (FBH).
GT Advanced Tech, ON Semi ink 5-yr deal
March 17, 2020New Hampshire-based GT Advanced Technologies (GTAT) and ON Semiconductor executed a five-year agreement this week for production of silicon carbide (SiC).
Aehr recieves $2,9 million-plus order for contactors and carriers
March 11, 2020Aehr Test Systems today announced it has received orders totaling over $2.9 million from its installed base of FOX test and burn-in system customers for its proprietary WaferPak Contactors and DiePak Carriers.
Global fab equipment spending poised for 2021 record high
March 10, 2020Global fab equipment spending promises to rebound from its 2019 downturn and see a modest recovery this year before a sharp uptick drives record investments in 2021, according to SEMI.
STMicro to acquire majority stake in GaN specialist ExaganLoad more news
March 05, 2020The acquisition aims to accelerate ST’s GaN expertise, roadmap and business for high-frequency, high-power automotive, industrial and consumer applications.