2097 news items tagged 2018
Global semiconductor materials market sets new high in 2020, says SEMIThursday 25 March 2021
The global semiconductor materials market grew 4.9% in 2020 to US$55.3 billion in revenue, surpassing the previous market high of US$52.9 billion set in 2018, according to SEMI.
SK Hynix strikes 5-year deal with ASML for EUV equipment supplyThursday 25 February 2021
SK Hynix has signed a 5-year contract worth KRW4.75 trillion (US4.3 billion) with ASML to procure extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems, local media reports in South Korea...
Taiwan foundries gearing up for capacity expansionsTuesday 9 February 2021
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are gearing up for capacity expansions in 2021 to satisfy growing customer demand, according to industry observers.
Global 2020 silicon revenue remains stable with wafer shipments edging up, say SEMIWednesday 3 February 2021
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 5% in 2020, when revenue remained unchanged from 2019 at US$11.17 billion, according to SEMI.
ASE Technology posts record profit for 2020Tuesday 19 January 2021
Backend house ASE Technology has reported net profit of NT$27.59 billion (US$985.37 million) on consolidated revenue of NT$476.98 billion for 2020, with both results hitting the highest...
Fabless company share of IC sales to set new record at 32.9% in 2020, says IC InsightsTuesday 29 December 2020
With a 22% jump expected in fabless company IC sales this year, led by a forecast US$2.8 billion sales increase by AMD, as compared to only a 6% IC sales increase forecast for the...
Bough Lin to resign as SPIL chairmanMonday 30 November 2020
Bough Lin will resign as chairman of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), according to ASE Technology, the parent company for SPIL.
TSMC reportedly plans capacity expansion at Nanjing fabMonday 23 November 2020
TSMC has decided to build new facilities at its 12-inch fab in Nanjing to satisfy growing demand from the foundry's local customers in China, according to a report by Taiwan's Central...
IC Insights expects modest DRAM price erosion through end-2020Wednesday 28 October 2020
DRAM ASPs climbed to US$3.70 in June 2020 before tapering off to US$3.51 in July and August, according to IC Insights, which expects modest price erosion through the end of this ye...
SK Hynix to acquire Intel NAND memory bizTuesday 20 October 2020
Intel and SK Hynix have signed an agreement under which the latter would acquire the former's NAND memory and storage business for US$9 billion, according to the companies.
China to have 22% of foundry market in 2020, says IC InsightsWednesday 14 October 2020
Despite the COVID-19 shutdown of the Chinese economy earlier this year, China's share of the pure-play foundry market is forecast to be 22% in 2020, 17pp higher than it registered...
TSMC makes 1 billionth defect-free 7nm chipMonday 24 August 2020
TSMC has marked the manufacture of the one-billionth good die on the foundry's 7nm technology, which means one billion functional, defect-free 7nm chips.
TSMC develops dry-clean technique for EUV maskMonday 3 August 2020
TSMC has developed what the company claims is the world's first environmental-friendly "dry-clean technique for EUV mask" to replace the traditional clean process.
NAND flash, DRAM to remain largest IC market segmentsFriday 31 July 2020
DRAM and NAND flash are expected to repeat as the two largest IC segments again in 2020 after holding the same positions in 2019, according to IC Insights.
Analog acquiring Maxim shows semiconductor sector shakeoutMonday 20 July 2020
The global semiconductor industry has too much capacity, too many players and has had declining revenues since the end of 2018. Market prospects are bleak for the next two years and...
GaN and SiC power semiconductor markets set to pass US$1 billion mark in 2021, says OmdiaThursday 2 July 2020
The emerging market for silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors is forecast to pass US$1 billion in 2021, energized by demand from hybrid & electric...
The COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc on sales of automotive power semiconductors, with falling demand for motor vehicles causing global market revenue to decline by 16% in 2020,...
TI remains top analog IC supplierFriday 29 May 2020
With analog sales of US$10.2 billion and a 19% market share, Texas Instruments held a firm grip on its position as the leading supplier of analog devices in 2019, according to IC...
Samsung, Globalfoundries to see growing threat from TSMCMonday 18 May 2020
TSMC has an over 50% of the global pure-play foundry market, and the establishment of its new US fab could pose a further threat to Samsung's foundry operations and Globalfoundries,...
China imports of IC to drop in 2020Friday 8 May 2020
China's imports of ICs are set to drop below US$300 billion in value this year, due mainly to the coronavirus pandemic impacting both supply and demand, according to Wei Shaojun,...
Chiplets promise to help reinstate Moore's LawWednesday 29 April 2020
Moore's Law may not be dead, but at 55 years old, it's certainly feeling its age, with the pace of semiconductor manufacturing advancement decelerating in recent years. However, a...
IC unit shipments to drop for 2nd consecutive year in 2020Thursday 23 April 2020
IC Insights has forecast that worldwide IC unit shipments will register their first-ever back-to-back annual decline in 2020.
Intel reclaims top position in semiconductorsThursday 16 April 2020
Worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled US$419.1 billion in 2019, down 12% from 2018, according to final results by Gartner. Intel regained the top position in the market as the downturn...
Global 2020 silicon wafer market uncertainWednesday 15 April 2020
Global silicon wafer market sales could dip if uncertainty surrounding the impact of COVID-19 to the semiconductor industry persists, or could climb on the strength of rebounding...
Global semiconductor equipment sales drop 7% in 2019, SEMI saysWednesday 15 April 2020
Semiconductor equipment manufacturers worldwide logged sales of US$59.8 billion in 2019, a 7% drop from the all-time high of US$64.5 billion in 2018, according to SEMI.