Thursday 30 November 2023
ASML says Fouquet to take over CEO role as Wennink retires
ASML Holding NV plans to appoint Christophe Fouquet as the company's next chief executive officer and president, when its two co-presidents retire in 2024.
Thursday 30 November 2023
US sanctions fuel pellicle shortage amid semiconductor industry slowdown
In the face of an overall slowdown in the semiconductor industry, the demand for pellicles, crucial for the exposure process, is outstripping supply. This surge is attributed to the...
Tuesday 14 November 2023
How SMIC takes advantage of the semiconductor industry business downcycle for capacity expansion
The most notable point from China's leading foundry SMIC's Q3 conference recently was its counter-trend upward revision of the 2023 capital expenditure to a substantial $7.5 billion...
Monday 6 November 2023
Canon's advanced chip machines to cost a fraction of ASML's best
Canon Inc. plans to price its new chipmaking gear at a fraction of the cost of ASML Holding NV's best lithography machines, seeking to make inroads in the cutting-edge equipment now...
Monday 6 November 2023
Weekly news roundup: ASML's DUV installing progress in China and other top stories
These are the most-read articles during the week of October 30-November 3:
Friday 3 November 2023
ASML has installed 1,400 DUV & metrology machines in China
China contributed towards 46% of Dutch semiconductor equipment manufacturer ASML's system...
Tuesday 31 October 2023
TSMC, Samsung lead the way in Taiwan invention patent applications
TSMC filed the most invention patent applications in Taiwan in the third quarter of 2023, with 443 cases, topping the domestic list for the same period for eight consecutive years,...
Thursday 26 October 2023
SMIC reportedly uses ASML tools for Huawei smartphone chip
A move that has sparked concerns in the US is the claim that China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) already used ASML equipment to build an advanced processor for...
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Canon's latest chipmaking tool garners enthusiastic interest, aims to rival ASML's EUV technology
After unveiling the latest semiconductor equipment using nano-imprint lithography that looks to rival ASML's leading position in advanced semiconductor manufacturing, Canon stated...
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Memory chipmakers seeking profitability
Memory chip manufacturers are currently more concerned with regaining profitability than expanding their market share, according to industry sources.
Monday 23 October 2023
Could new US ban sever underground resale trade for DUV machines in China?
In its latest semiconductor-related trade curbs against China, the US government didn't impose specific sanctions associated with 7nm mobile SoC manufactured by SMIC for Huawei and...
Thursday 19 October 2023
China accounts for almost half of ASML 3Q23 system sales
China was ASML's largest market, accounting for nearly half of the fab toolmaker's total system sales in the third quarter of 2023.
Wednesday 18 October 2023
IC design houses and ASML assessing long-term effects of new US restriction rules
The US Department of Commerce unveiled modified rules to impose further export curbs on advanced chips and semiconductor manufacturing equipment to China, with chipmakers such as...
Monday 16 October 2023
Competition heats up for semiconductor construction projects amid market downturn
The semiconductor market's slowdown has reshaped the landscape of contractors vying for projects, with TSMC's prominence in factory construction projects leading the way. The dynamic...
Friday 13 October 2023
Canon begins selling chip machines to rival world's best by ASML
Canon Inc. has begun selling its nanoimprint semiconductor manufacturing systems, seeking to claw back market share by positioning the technology as a simpler and more attainable...
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