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Semiconductor packaging materials market to approach US$21 billion by 2017, says SEMI

Jan 14, 14:00

The market for semiconductor packaging materials, including thermal interface materials, is expected to maintain its US$20 billion value through 2017 despite shifts away from the...

Semiconductor industry sees shift in spending trends, says SEMI

Jan 14, 12:01

Spending trends for the semiconductor industry have changed. Before 2009, capacity expansion corresponded closely to fab equipment spending. Now more money is spent on upgrading existing...

Global semiconductor sales continue to climb in November, says SIA

Jan 7, 13:54

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$27.24 billion for the month of November 2013, an increase of 6.8% over November 2012 when sales were US$25.51 billion and an uptick of...

Lite-On Semi, Taiwan Semiconductor look to strong sales of slim bridge rectifier diodes in 2014

Dec 31, 14:48

Discrete component suppliers Lite-On Semiconductor and Taiwan Semiconductor both will see shipments of their slim bridge rectifier diodes increase substantially in 2014, according...

Topco, Wahlee to enjoy particularly strong 1Q14

Dec 27, 14:18

Semiconductor material distributors Topco Scientific and Wahlee Industrial are both expected to report particularly strong results for the first quarter of 2014, thanks to orders...

Holtek sees success with touch-panel, flash MCUs

Dec 26, 10:27

MCU design house Holtek Semiconductor has seen success promoting touch-panel MCUs and flash MCUs, with shipments taking up 8-10% and 20%, respectively, of its total 8-bit MCU shipments...

TowerJazz, Panasonic form chip-manufacturing JV

Dec 23, 11:22

TowerJazz has signed an agreement with Panasonic to create a joint venture to manufacture Panasonic's products, according to the companies.

North America semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.11 in November 2013, says SEMI

Dec 20, 12:08

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted US$1.24 billion in orders in November 2013 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.11, according...

Taiwan IC substrate suppliers see no impact from ASE production halt

Dec 17, 14:59

Taiwan-based IC substrate suppliers including Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Unimicron Technology expect no impact from a possible shutdown of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's...

ASE starts moving production equipment at offending factories to other plants, say sources

Dec 16, 21:33

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has begun to move some of the production equipment installed at its K5, K7 and K11 factories to other plants, in order to mitigate the impact...

ASE likely to lose orders as plants might shut down over toxic leaks

Dec 13, 10:23

One or more factories of Taiwan-based Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), the world's largest IC packaging house, might receive a government order to suspend operations for...

Global 3Q13 semiconductor equipment billings drop 16% on year, says SEMI

Dec 12, 22:04

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings declined 16% on year to US$ 7.65 billion in the third quarter of 2013, according to SEMI. The billings figure is 1% higher...

TSMC 28nm utilization rate to rebound in 1Q14

Dec 9, 21:37

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has seen its 28nm process utilization rate fall to 65-70% recently, due to a cutback of customer orders, according to industry sou...

Semiconductor material supplier Ampoc looks to sequential sales growth in 4Q13

Dec 6, 12:14

Wet-process PCB equipment and semiconductor material supplier Ampoc Far-East is expected to see revenues edge up 3-5% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013 thanks to demand from...

Global 2013 semiconductor revenues to rise 5.2%, says Gartner

Dec 5, 17:09

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are set to total US$315.4 billion in 2013, a 5.2% increase from US$299.9 billion in 2012, according to Gartner. The top-25 semiconductor vendors'...

Global chip sales up 7% in October 2013, says SIA

Dec 5, 14:27

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for October 2013 came to US$27.06 billion, up 7.2% from US$25.24 billion a year ago, according to SIA. Compared to US$26.85 billion in the prior...

Semiconductor sales recover in 2013, says IHS

Dec 4, 11:00

Following a 2.5% decline in 2012, the global semiconductor market has regained its footing in 2013 with revenues set to expand by nearly 5% because of the strong performance of the...

NXP Semiconductors to establish JV with Datang Telecom

Dec 3, 16:10

NXP Semiconductors and Datang Telecom Technology have jointly announced the establishment of a joint venture, which the companies claimed is the first true automotive semiconductor...

Semiconductor equipment sales to contract 13% in 2013, says SEMI

Dec 3, 14:41

Global sales for semiconductor equipment will contract 13.3% to US$32 billion in 2013, according to the latest forecast by SEMI.

ASE, SPIL developing low-cost IC substrates

Dec 2, 10:35

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have both developed low-cost IC substrates to satisfy demand from mobile chip suppliers, which...

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Growth of semiconductor market for major home appliances to nearly double in 2013, says IHS

Nov 26, 10:31

Propelled by robust sales of major home appliances, the global market for semiconductors used in these products is expected to see its growth rate rise by nearly double this year...

GlobalWafers becomes 6th-largest semiconductor silicon wafer producer

Nov 12, 19:52

GlobalWafers has become the sixth-largest producer of semiconductor-grade silicon wafers with a global market share of 7.35%, president Doris Hsu for Sino American Silicon Products...

VIS cautious on spending

Nov 5, 14:20

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to allocate about NT$800 million (US$27.2 million) for capex in 2013, down from the company's previously-estimated...

Tablets and smartphones still driving semiconductor growth, says firm

Oct 25, 12:01

Media tablets and smartphones have been the two most significant drivers of semiconductor growth for the last few years, according to market analyst firm Semiconductor Intelligence...

Semiconductor magnetic sensor market to rise 7% in 2013, says IHS

Oct 18, 10:35

Semiconductor magnetic sensors are on track to attain 7% revenue growth in 2013, thanks to widespread adoption in the automotive sector, according to IHS.

TV semiconductor market growing despite decline in TV shipments, says IC Insights

Oct 15, 12:14

Despite a drop in global TV unit demand in 2013, the semiconductor market for TVs is forecast to increase by an estimated 7% to US$13.1 billion, according to IC Insights. Technologies...

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Global chip sales rise for sixth straight month in August 2013, says SIA

Oct 7, 11:44

Worldwide sales of semiconductors increased 1.3% on month to US$25.87 billion in August 2013, marking the sixth-straight month of sequential growth, according to the Semiconductor...

Third-party semiconductor IP market to rise at 19% CAGR through 2017, says Semico

Oct 2, 14:58

The third-party semiconductor IP market will increase at a CAGR of 19.3% through 2013-2017, while the CAGR for the total semiconductor market is forecast to reach only 5.3% for the...

Lite-On Semiconductor looks to orders for slim diode bridge rectifiers

Oct 2, 12:03

Taiwan-based discrete component maker Lite-On Semiconductor is in talks with several smartphone and tablet vendors over orders for slim diode bridge rectifiers for chargers, according...

Semiconductor materials market to approach US$50 billion in 2014, says SEMI

Oct 2, 11:50

Given the industry's anemic performance during the first part of the year, a number of analysts have recently downgraded their 2013 semiconductor revenue forecasts to low-single digits,...

Power semiconductor market plunges in 2012, says IHS

Sep 27, 10:51

Global revenues in the power semiconductor business dropped by nearly 16% in 2012 as sluggish consumer demand, falling pricing and other factors conspired to undercut the market,...

Global 2013 semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending to fall 8.5%, says Gartner

Sep 23, 14:38

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending is projected to total US$34.6 billion in 2013, down 8.5% from 2012 spending of US$37.8 billion, according to Gartner.

Global semiconductor market to rise 3% in 2013, says ABI Research

Sep 13, 15:01

The worldwide semiconductor market is expected to grow 3% to US$298 million in 2013, according to ABI Research. There has been sequential market growth from the first quarter of 2013...

Semiconductor capex spending falls in Japan, says IC Insights

Sep 12, 11:12

IC Insights has traced the sales of the top 10 semiconductor companies dating back to 1985. In 1990, six Japan-based companies were counted among the top 10 leaders in semiconductor...

Global 2Q13 semiconductor equipment billings and bookings drop on year

Sep 10, 12:36

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings and bookings showed on-year decreases of 27% and 5%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2013, according to data collected...

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    Applied SEMVision G6 defect analysis system

    Applied Materials has announced a suite of new defect review and classification technologies for its SEMVision family of products to accelerate time to yield for leading-edge chip...

    Photo: Company, Jul 15.

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    Cypress EZ-USB FX3

    Cypress Semiconductor has introduced its first USB 3.0 controller, the EZ-USB FX3 targeted at video and imaging, printing, scanning and a variety of applications that need higher...

    Photo: Company, Apr 14.

  • Micron+V100+pico+projection+engine

    Micron V100 pico projection engine

    Micron Technology's first pico projection engine, the V100, is designed to cater to the microdisplay needs of consumer video, handset, digital camera and other consumer markets for...

    Photo: Company, Dec 8.

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    Fujitsu FM3 family of 32-bit microcontrollers

    Fujitsu Semiconductor has announced the release of 44 microcontrollers, the initial offering of chips from its new FM3 family of 32-bit general-purpose RISC microcontrollers using...

    Photo: Company, Nov 8.

  • Samsung+S2+Portable+3%2E0

    Samsung S2 Portable 3.0

    Samsung Electronics has announced its new 2.5-inch external hard disk drive (HDD), the S2 Portable 3.0. The new Samsung external HDD features an on-board SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface...

    Photo: Company, Aug 26.

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