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
SMIC unable to keep up with demand amid shortage and sanctions
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.
Top 5 wafer capacity leaders raise their global share to 54%
February 10, 2021Each of the top-five wafer capacity leaders had capacity of at least 1.5 million wafer starts per month. The combined capacity of the top five companies represented 54% of total global wafer capacity in December 2020, up one point from 53% in 2019.
Nexperia plans to grow global production and increase R&D
February 09, 2021The company is planning new investments to support its strategy to address the growing demand for power semiconductors and boost GaN capabilities.
NAND Flash wafer prices stabilise due to high SSD demand
February 05, 2021NAND Flash demand continues to rise as strong sales of notebook (laptop) computers spur PC OEMs to place additional orders for client SSDs, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
China now tops the Americas and Japan in IC capacity
January 27, 2021When it comes to worldwide IC wafer capacity a lot has happened over the years. Back in 2012 for example, China was ranked fifth among seven regions globally in regards to IC wafer capacity – now it holds the number three position.
The UK’s biggest wafer fab wants to become even bigger
January 26, 2021Newport Wafer Fab, Infineon’s former manufacturing fab in South Wales, is looking to raise GBP 50 million to expand its production capacity amidst global semiconductor shortage.
TrendForce expects 5-10% price hike for LED chips
January 19, 2021While major OEMs such as Apple and Samsung prepare to release their new notebook computers, tablets, and TVs that are fully equipped with Mini LED backlights this year, various companies in the LED supply chain began procuring Mini LED chips ahead of time in 4Q20, leading to an explosive demand growth for these chips, which in turn crowded out the LED suppliers’ production capacities for other mainstream LED chips.
TDDI IC shipments poised for growth due to strong end-demand
January 18, 2021Given the forecasted recovery of the smartphone market and the corresponding rise in TDDI IC demand throughout this year, total smartphone TDDI IC shipment for 2021 is expected to reach 760 million units, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Power outage at UMC Lixing causes large-scale voltage drops in vicinity
January 12, 2021An abnormality which caused a power outage in the GIS (gas insulated switchgear) equipment at UMC’s facilities on Lixing Road, Hsinchu, resulted in a voltage drop for other fabs located in the surrounding area, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
The secondary SME market is headed in a clear direction in 2021
December 22, 2020The global secondary SME market is headed in a clear direction in 2021; Moov – a global marketplace for pre-owned semiconductor equipment – lists five reasons to why this is.
EpiWorld qualifies AIXTRON G5 WW C system for SiC ramp-up
December 18, 2020Chinese foundry, Epiworld International, has qualified AIXTRON’s new SiC platform, AIX G5 WW C system, for high volume manufacturing of SiC Epitaxy products at its new production side in Xiamen.
Oversupply to continue affecting NAND flash prices
December 14, 2020The percentage distribution of 2021 NAND Flash bit demand by application currently shows that client SSD accounts for 31%, enterprise SSD 20%, eMMC/UFS 41%, and NAND wafer 8%, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Intel invests to start assembly operations in Costa Rica
December 14, 2020Over course the next three years, Intel is planning to invest USD 350 million to start assembly & test operations in Costa Rica.
SemiQ and Micross Components ink bare die distribution agreement
December 08, 2020SemiQ says has signed a global distribution agreement with distributor Micross Components to supply SemiQ's silicon carbide (SiC) bare die.
AXT completes ramp of Osram shipments from new China manufacturing facility
December 04, 2020The manufacturer of compound semiconductor substrates has completed the ramp of its gallium arsenide substrate shipments for its major customer, Osram, from its new manufacturing facility in Dingxing, China.
Transphorm choses Veeco system for GaN-based power and 5G devices
December 03, 2020Veeco Instruments says that Transphorm, a supplier of gallium nitride (GaN) products for high voltage power conversion applications, has selected its Propel HVM MOCVD System for high-volume production of GaN-based RF (DoD and Commercial/5G) and power electronics Epiwafers.
GlobalWafers confirms takeover discussions with Siltronic
November 30, 2020The Taiwanese company says it is in advanced, near to final discussions on a takeover offer of German supplier of silicon wafers, Siltronic AG.
NAND Flash revenue for 3Q20 up by only 0.3% QoQ due to weak server salesLoad more news
November 26, 2020Total NAND Flash revenue reached USD 14.5 billion in 3Q20, a 0.3% increase QoQ, while total NAND Flash bit shipment rose by 9% QoQ, but the ASP fell by 9% QoQ, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.