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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...

3D NAND, FinFET to drive semiconductor equipment market growth, says Applied Materials

Sep 6, 12:11

With chipmakers engaged in the development of 3D NAND and FinFET technologies, the global semiconductor market is set to expand another 25-35%, said an Applied Materials executive...

Erix Yu, president of Applied Materials Taiwan

Global July chip sales rise 5%, says SIA

Sep 6, 10:46

Worldwide sales of semiconductors were US$25.53 billion in July 2013, going up 5.1% on year and 2.6% sequentially to reach the highest monthly level for 2013, according to the Semiconductor...

Semiconductor market back to healthy growth, says research firm

Aug 30, 10:39

The worldwide semiconductor market is back to a healthy level of growth, according to Semiconductor Intelligence. Citing the latest data from WSTS, the market analysis firm said the...

Toshiba opens new semiconductor facility in Thailand

Aug 29, 15:25

Toshiba on August 29 announced that its Thailand-based Group company TST (Toshiba Semiconductor Thailand) has completed its relocation to a new semiconductor manufacturing facility...

More Japan-based semiconductor suppliers disappear from IC Insights list of top 10

Aug 28, 13:45

IC Insights has published its list of the top semiconductor sales leaders for the first half of 2013, and observed that only one Japan-based firm stayed among the top-10.

North American equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.00 in July 2013, says SEMI

Aug 22, 14:23

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.16 billion in orders in July 2013 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.00, according...

Semiconductor manufactruing has long way to go green, says ATMI executive

Aug 20, 15:47

Companies engaged in the semiconductor industry should be committed to minimizing the environmental impact of their manufacturing processes, such as using materials doing less harm...

Chris Kramer, ATMI senior vice president of materials solutions

Industrial semiconductor market reports positive 1Q13, says IHS

Aug 16, 12:39

The market for semiconductors used in industrial electronics applications relished a better-than-expected first quarter as macroeconomic headwinds turned out to be less severe than...

Apple shift in chip manufacturing strategy boosts semiconductor foundry business in 2013, says IHS

Aug 9, 11:05

In an illustration of the massive power it wields in the electronics supply chain, Apple's migration of the production of key semiconductors from Samsung Electronics to pure-play...

Big changes in 1H13 chip ranking, says IC Insights

Aug 5, 10:50

IC Insights in its new report identified numerous changes in the ranking amongst the top-20 semiconductor suppliers during the first half of 2013 compared to 2012 rankings.

Amkor completes acquisition of Toshiba packaging unit in Malaysia

Aug 1, 14:50

IC assembly and test service provider Amkor Technology has completed its acquisition of Toshiba's semiconductor packaging operation in Malaysia, according to the two companies.

Semiconductor revenues to rise 6.9% in 2013, says IDC

Jul 31, 16:22

Semiconductor revenues worldwide are forecast to reach US$320 billion in 2013, up 6.9%, according to IDC. The research firm previously estimated a smaller 3.5% increase.

OEM semiconductor spending returns to growth in 2013, says IHS

Jul 23, 10:27

After a flat year in 2012, global purchasing of semiconductors by the world's top electronic brands is set to return to growth in 2013 as Apple and Samsung Electronics contend to...

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SEMI book-to-bill ratio rises to 1.10 for June

Jul 19, 11:13

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.10 in June, up from 1.08 in May, according to the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials...

Lite-On Semi 2Q13 sales up over 20%

Jul 9, 12:40

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported revenues of NT$2.52 billion (US$83.05 million) for the second quarter of 2013, increasing 21.5% sequentially...

Inspection tool maker HMI posts record 2Q13 revenues

Jul 8, 21:46

Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, saw its second-quarter revenues hit a record high...

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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.

  • Fujitsu+FM3+family+of+32%2Dbit+microcontrollers

    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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