Wednesday 16 February 2022
Global semiconductor sales hit record high in 2021, says SIA
The global semiconductor industry generated sales of US$555.9 billion in 2021, up 26.2% compared to the 2020 total of US$440.4 billion, and hitting an annual high, according to the...
Wednesday 16 February 2022
Intel to expand foundry biz with Tower Semiconductor acquisition
Intel has announced plans to acquire Tower Semiconductor, an Israel-based analog IC foundry, for US$53 per share or a total of approximately US$5.4 billion in cash.
Tuesday 15 February 2022
Analog IC firm GMT ramping up output for PC, industrial products
Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT), a fabless supplier of analog and power management ICs, will be ramping up its output for PC and industrial products while putting less focus on...
Wednesday 9 February 2022
Toshiba to split into two standalone companies
Toshiba has provided an update on its reorganization plan disclosed in November 2021, announcing its intention to separate the company into two standalone companies - Toshiba Infrastructure...
Tuesday 25 January 2022
PMIC suppliers developing peripheral chips for GaN devices
Several Taiwan-based power management integrated circuit (PMIC) specialists are looking to seize opportunities in the GaN power device market by developing related peripheral ICs,...
Thursday 16 December 2021
Accton warns of potential cutback in orders for network devices
The supply of network switches will remain tight in the first half of 2022, but overbooking at customers may lead to a cutback in orders in the third quarter when shortage of chip...
Wednesday 15 December 2021
Rohm to build facility in Malaysia to increase capacity of analog LSIs, transistors
Rohm and Rohm Wako have announced a plan to build a new production facility at its manufacturing subsidiary in Malaysia, Rohm-Wako Electronics (Malaysia) to increase production capacity...
Monday 15 November 2021
Strong PWM IC demand boosts Silergy revenue, profits in 3Q21
Robust demand for power management ICs buoyed fabless chipmaker Silergy's sales and profit performance in the third quarter of 2021.
Thursday 11 November 2021
Analog IC firm GMT striving for more foundry capacity
Taiwan-based Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT), a supplier of analog and power management (PWM) ICs, will continue striving for more available capacities at foundries to support...
Monday 8 November 2021
Production of iPhone 13 series accelerates as IC shortage eases
The shortage of IC components emerging in early October for iPhone 13 series is gradually easing as suppliers increase production, with assemblers on track to step up manufacturing...
Thursday 16 September 2021
Monolithic/heterogeneous integration to drive Silicon 4.0: Q&A with Etron chairman Nicky Lu
While global chip shortages can hardly ease in the short term and prices continue to rise further, regional semiconductor fleets are quietly taking shape as the US, EU, South Korea,...
Wednesday 15 September 2021
Global fab equipment spending to hit another record high in 2022, says SEMI
Powered by digital transformation and other secular technology trends, global semiconductor equipment investments for front end fabs in 2022 are expected to reach nearly US$100 billion...
Wednesday 15 September 2021
TI, Onsemi raise analog chip prices, peers in Taiwan to follow suit
Analog chip vendors Texas Instruments (TI) and Onsemi have both made upward adjustments in their chip prices as delivery lead times have been prolonged to over six months, and their...
Monday 6 September 2021
IC design houses set to slow down shipments in 4Q21
Taiwan IC design houses are expected to slow down their shipments in the fourth quarter of the year, as downstream clients have recently started to soften their shipment pull-in momentum,...
Wednesday 18 August 2021
Semiconductor market to grow 25% in 2021, says WSTS
The worldwide semiconductor market is forecast to surge 25% in 2021, according to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS). WSTS estimated previously a 19.7% increase.