Thursday 20 February 2020
Revenue per wafer rising as demand grows for sub-7nm processes, says IC Insights
Many IC companies are now designing high-performance microprocessors, application processors, and other advanced logic devices based on 10nm and 7nm process technology, according...
Thursday 13 February 2020
Top-5 semiconductor firms hold 53% of global wafer capacity
The world's top-five wafer capacity leaders each had capacity of more than 1,000,000 wafer starts per month, with their combined capacity representing 53% of the world's total wafer...
Monday 3 February 2020
Semiconductor R&D to nudge higher through 2024, says IC Insights
While consolidation in the semiconductor industry contributed to lower growth rates in R&D spending in the past five years, the long-term trend has been for a slowdown in annual...
Friday 10 January 2020
China only region to register pure-play foundry market growth in 2019, says IC Insights
With the rise of the fabless IC companies in China over the past 10 years, the demand for foundry services has also risen in the country. According to IC Insights, the China market...
Tuesday 24 December 2019
Record amount of IC capacity forecast to be added in 2021, says IC Insights
As much as 17.9 million wafers (200mm-equivalents) per year of new IC capacity could be added in 2020, followed by another 20.8 million wafers of new IC capacity in 2021, which would...
Wednesday 20 November 2019
Intel to regain semiconductor crown in 2019
Intel is expected to rank as the largest semiconductor supplier and have sales that are 26% larger than Samsung in 2019, according to IC Insights.
Wednesday 6 November 2019
Top 5 share of semi industry capex to set new record in 2019
The share of semiconductor industry capital spending held by the top-5 companies (Samsung, Intel, TSMC, SK Hynix and Micron) is forecast to reach an all-time high of 68% this year,...
Thursday 17 October 2019
Wafer capacity by feature size shows rapid growth at sub-10nm
Leading-edge processes, defined as sub-28nm technologies, accounted for the largest portion in terms of monthly installed capacity available in 2015. By the end of 2019, sub-28nm...
Thursday 26 September 2019
TSMC leading-edge fab investments set stage for sale surge in 2H19
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's heavy investments in advanced wafer-fab technology are set to pay off significantly for the world's largest silicon foundry as it continues...
Friday 20 September 2019
Semiconductor acquisitions regain momentum in 2019, says IC Insights
After slowing in the past couple years, semiconductor merger and acquisition activity strengthened in the first eight months of 2019, according to IC Insights.
Wednesday 11 September 2019
Memory forecast to account for 43% of total 2019 semi spending, says IC Insights
Capex spending for memory ICs was the driving factor behind strong increases in industry-wide capex spending over the past two years. Most of those upgrades and expansion plans are...
Friday 30 August 2019
CMOS image sensors stay on stairway to record revenues, says IC Insights
Despite an expected slowdown in growth this year and in 2020, the CMOS image sensor market is forecast to continue reaching record-high sales and unit volumes through 2023 with the...
Thursday 22 August 2019
Top-15 semiconductor suppliers see combined sales fall 18% in 1H19, says IC Insights
IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-15 semiconductor suppliers in the first half of 2019, and identified Sony as the only company registering year-over-year growth...
Thursday 15 August 2019
MCU market to regain growth after 2019 slump, says IC Insights
After reaching record-high sales in the last two years, the microcontroller (MCU) market slid lower in the first half of 2019 because of overall weakness in electronic systems, a...
Friday 2 August 2019
DRAM expected to remain largest IC market despite 38% sales decline, says IC Insights
Despite a 38% sales decline expected this year, the DRAM market is forecast to remain the largest of all IC product categories again in 2019 with sales reaching US$62 billion, down...