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China auto semiconductor market drives up 11% in 2013, says IHS

Feb 27, 10:31

The fast-growing semiconductor market for China's automotive industry is set for double-digit expansion in revenues in 2014, propelled by an increasing desire among Chinese car buyers...

Intel remains top semiconductor R&D spender, says IC Insights

Feb 26, 11:21

IC Insights has released its 2013 ranking of semiconductor companies by R&D spending. Intel continued to top all other chip companies, accounting for 37% of the top-10 spending...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts January 2014 book-to-bill ratio of 1.04, says SEMI

Feb 24, 15:42

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted US$1.28 billion in orders in January 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.04, according...

Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed one trillion devices in 2016, says IC Insights

Feb 19, 11:40

Total semiconductor unit shipments (integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discrete, or O-S-D, devices) are forecast to grow annually through the current cyclical upturn and top one...

Industrial electronic chip market turns around in 2013 with double-digit growth, says IHS

Feb 12, 11:44

Global industrial electronics chip revenues for 2013 amounted to US$33.7 billion, a 11% rise from US$30.4 billion in 2012, according to IHS. The double-digit increase shows that the...

Semiconductor industry posts record sales in 2013, says SIA

Feb 7, 10:15

Worldwide semiconductor sales came to US$305.6 billion in 2013, up 4.8% from the 2012 total of US$291.6 billion, and hitting an annual record, according to SIA.

Samsung and Apple consume 17% of 2013 chip sales, says Gartner

Jan 24, 16:44

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2013, together consuming US$53.7 billion of semiconductors in 2013, an increase of US$7.7 billion from 2012,...

North America semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.02 in December 2013, says SEMI

Jan 24, 14:56

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted US$1.38 billion in orders in December 2013 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.02, according...

Apple and Samsung remain biggest semiconductor buyers, says IHS

Jan 24, 11:04

Apple and Samsung Electronics remained the world's largest buyers of semiconductor chips in 2013, but the intensifying battle between the two for the hearts and minds of consumers...

Lite-On Semi expects sales of rectifier diodes to pick up in 2Q14

Jan 17, 12:03

Discrete component specialist Lite-On Semiconductor expects sales of its slim bridge rectifier diodes to grow substantially starting the second quarter of 2014, when a number of new...

Digitimes Research: Foundry sector to outperform overall semiconductor industry in 2014

Jan 14, 14:33

The global IC foundry sector is forecast to increase almost 9% in output value in 2014, while output value for the overall semiconductor industry will grow by a smaller 5.2%, according...

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...


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...

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    Samsung V-NAND SSDs

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is adding three TCO-optimized, high-performance SSDs, based on 3-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, to its portfolio of...

    Photo: Company, Aug 27.

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    Samsung ePoP memory for smartphones

    Samsung Electronics is mass producing ePoP (embedded package on package) memory, a single memory package consisting of 3GB LPDDR3 DRAM, 32GB eMMC and a controller. For use in high-end...

    Photo: Company, Feb 10.

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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.

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    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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