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  • Last update: Tuesday 24 February 2015 [108 news items]

NAND flash market to expand surpassing DRAM in 2012, says IC Insights

Feb 13, 15:17

Of the 33 major IC product categories defined by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), 27 categories will enjoy growth in 2012 with 11 segments set to grow better than...

Japan fab tool book-to-bill climbs above parity

Jan 31, 15:10

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.20 in December 2011, above parity for the first time in 10 months, according to figures from...

Samsung to boost spending for logic ICs, says IC Insights

Jan 30, 10:52

Approximately US$6.5 billion of Samsung Electronics' 2012 capex budget is dedicated to logic ICs, according to IC Insights. The remaining US$5.7 billion of Samsung's capex budget...

Taiwan takes lead in wafer capacity in 2011, says IC Insights

Jan 16, 10:19

Taiwan captured the distinction of being the country/region with the largest share of installed wafer capacity in 2011, according to IC Insights.

Fab-lite business model gaining momentum, says IC Insights

Oct 3, 11:37

The "fab-lite" (or "asset-lite") business model is being embraced by a growing number of major IDMs worldwide, according to IC Insights. Major Japan-based IC companies...

Half of IC product categories to see market growth in 2011, says IC Insights

Sep 1, 16:45

IC Insights has forecast that 14 out of the 28 IC market segments it tracks will experience growth in 2011, with seven segments expected to enjoy double-digit increases. The number...

IC market to top US$300 billion in 2013, says IC Insights

Aug 24, 15:33

Momentum that carried the IC industry to one of its strongest growth years in history in 2010 has dissipated, and the feeling of optimism that was evident at the start of 2011 has...

Global top-20 chip suppliers 1H11 revenues up 8%, says IC Insights

Aug 3, 13:41

The top-20 semiconductor companies, in total, registered a sales growth of 8% in the first half of 2011 as compared to a year earlier, according to IC Insights. The growth outpaced...

IC Insights cuts 2011 chip forecast

Aug 1, 15:58

IC Insights has revised downward its growth projection for the 2011 global semiconductor industry to 5% from the 10% previously estimated, and also cut its forecast for the chip market...

Intel extends lead over Samsung in 1Q11, says IC Insights

May 23, 10:27

IC Insights has issued its revealed ranking of the top semiconductor suppliers in the first quarter of 2011. Intel remained firmly in control of the number one spot in the ranking,...

IC Insights lists top-20 fabless IC suppliers in 2010

Apr 25, 16:52

The top 20 fabless IC firms represented 77% of the US$59.9 billion worldwide fabless IC sales in 2010, down 2pp from 2009, according to IC Insights.

Japan quake will not slow 2011 semiconductor capital expenditures, says IC Insights

Apr 8, 16:33

IC Insights has boosted its forecast for semiconductor industry capital spending in 2011, and now expects outlays to climb to US$60.4 billion, a 17% increase over the US$51.8 billion...

Only 10 participants in 300mm wafer capacity space, says IC Insights

Mar 7, 10:57

Semiconductor industry capital spending is becoming more concentrated, with a greater percentage of spending coming from a shrinking number of companies, according to IC Insights...

Automotive IC market set to grow 12% in 2011, says IC Insights

Feb 24, 16:31

The rapid motorization of China and other emerging markets along with recovery in the US automotive market, coupled with growing demand for on-board electronics, will help propel...

IC foundry suppliers heading for record capex in 2011, says IC Insights

Feb 8, 13:21

A tremendous surge in capital spending plans among some of the largest pure-play and IDM foundries in 2011 may result in an overcapacity situation in the foundry business by the end...

TSMC first pure-play foundry to join top-10 R&D spenders, says IC Insights

Jan 14, 16:25

The now well known trend of IC manufacturers abandoning the IDM fab business model to become fabless or fab-lite has resulted in, or is the result of, depending on the point of view,...

Thirteen fabless IC suppliers 2010 sales top US$1 billion, says IC Insights

Dec 22, 14:05

There are 13 fabless IC companies expected to register more than US$1 billion in sales this year, compared to 10 companies in 2009 and eight in 2008, according to IC Insights.

Taiwan to pass Japan as largest source of IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Nov 15, 13:53

It was not long ago that Taiwan was considered just a provider of back-end (assembly and test) services for the semiconductor industry. However, over the past two decades the country...

Most IC market segments to enjoy double-digit growth in 2010, says IC Insights

Aug 12, 15:13

IC Insights has forcast that 26 out of the 28 IC market segments it tracks will show not only growth, but double-digit increases in 2010. Only ROM and EPROM are forecast to decline...

Image sensor market to post record year in 2010, says IC Insights

Jun 22, 12:05

With demand for digital cameras, camera phones, and machine-vision systems recovering, sales of image-sensor devices are forecast to grow 31% in 2010 and will reach a new record high...

Chip unit shipments record 44.5 billion units in 1Q10, says IC Insights

May 4, 16:32

The first quarter of 2010 registered the highest level of IC shipments on record at 44.5 billion units, which surpassed the previous high of 44.1 billion units shipped in the third...

Power transistor market to hit sales high in 2010, says IC Insights

Apr 22, 16:44

After falling 16% in 2009, power transistor sales are expected to climb 31% in 2010 and reach a new record high of US$10.96 billion, according to IC Insights. The projected 31% growth...

Chip foundries and backend firms see order visibility extend to June

Mar 19, 14:37

Most Taiwan-based pure-play foundries and backend packaging and testing houses have seen order visibility extend to June, buoyed by strong demand from communications and graphics...

IC Insights raises chip market forecast for 2010

Mar 10, 16:41

The worldwide IC market is now expected to jump 27% in 2010 to US$253 billion, and another 15% in 2011 to US$290 billion, according to IC Insights. At US$253 billion, the 2010 market...

Top-10 spenders to represent 66% of capital outlay in chip industry, says IC Insights

Feb 24, 14:58

The top-10 semiconductor industry capital spenders are forecast to represent two-thirds of the total outlay in 2010, according to IC Insights. The 66% share for the year would be...

DRAM, 32-bit MCU and others to see double-digit growth in 2010, says IC Insights

Feb 5, 15:25

Many IC products are forecast to show double-digit growth in 2010, with DRAM, 32-bit MCU and flash memory among strongest growth segments. according to IC Insights. This follows a...

Six Taiwan companies ranked as top-25 fabless IC suppliers worldwide in 2009, says IC Insights

Jan 20, 16:46

Taiwan-based MediaTek, Novatek Microelectronics, Himax Technologies, Realtek Semiconductor, MStar Semiconductor and Richtek Technology are ranked as top-25 fabless IC suppliers worldwide...

Top-20 chip suppliers 3Q09 revenues up 19% sequentially, says IC Insights

Nov 9, 11:35

Global top-20 semiconductor companies, in total, registered a sales growth of 19% sequentially in the third quarter of 2009, according to IC Insights. This followed an on-quarter...

MEMS chip business struggles with growing pains, says IC Insights

Nov 4, 12:06

Annual sales of MEMS-based sensor and actuator devices are expected to nearly double in four years, reaching US$7.3 billion in 2013, according to IC Insights. However, it...

Foundry sales to increase nearly twice as fast as total IC industry, says IC Insights

Oct 13, 14:55

Foundry IC sales will grow at nearly twice the rate of the overall IC industry over the next five years, according to IC Insights, adding that both pure-play and IDM foundry sales...

Analysts see chip recovery encouraging fab spending and ASPs

Sep 10, 11:27

IC Insights in its recent research forecast wafer fab capacity utilization will soon return to pre-crisis levels, signaling an upcoming rise in IC ASPs. In addition, SEMI has revised...

Strong bit growth and weak capex to favor NAND flash suppliers, says IC Insights

Aug 28, 10:22

The flash memory market is setting up for a dramatic shift in the supply-demand balance - one that will greatly favor NAND flash memory suppliers in the next several years, according...

Top semiconductor suppliers sales surge 21% in 2Q09, says IC Insights

Aug 4, 14:09

The top-20 semiconductor companies, in total, registered a second-quarter 2009 sales increase of 21%. This was a 37-point swing compared to the first-quarter results when the same...

Chip sales rebound in 2Q09, says IC Insights

Jul 13, 12:20

The total IC market worldwide in second-quarter 2009 registered the fourth-highest quarterly growth rate in the past 25 years, according to IC Insights. Chip sales in the second quarter...

Chip recovery subject to debate over coming quarters, says IC Insights

Jul 2, 16:11

The bottom of the current cycle in the worldwide economy and semiconductor industry was reached in the first quarter of 2009, but the "velocity" of the chip industry recovery...

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