Wednesday 9 August 2023
Renesas to acquire Sequans through tender offer
Renesas Electronics and Sequans Communications, a provider of 5G/4G cellular IoT chips and modules, have signed a memorandum of understanding whereby Renesas will acquire Sequans...
Tuesday 11 April 2023
Automotive chip shortage greatly improved
Shortages of automotive ICs have been significantly reduced since 2023, with variations in demand now serving as the primary driver, according to sources in the car industry supply...
Tuesday 19 July 2022
Qualcomm, Marvell, Intel to raise chip prices
Qualcomm and Marvell have both notified their customers about price increases that may come into effect as early as August, joining a few chip suppliers including Intel and TSMC looking...
Friday 25 February 2022
Microprocessor sales growth to slow in 2022, says IC Insights
Worldwide microprocessor sales grew 14% to a record-high US$102.9 billion in 2021, after climbing 16% in 2020, when COVID-induced lockdowns drove up demand for PCs, large-screen smartphones...
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...
Thursday 23 September 2021
Intel to hold groundbreaking ceremony for new fabs on September 24
Intel is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of two new fabs in Arizona on September 24. Company CEO Pat Gelsinger and local government officials will...
Friday 27 August 2021
Microprocessor sales to register another double-digit growth in 2021
The total microprocessor (MPU) market is on track to exceed US$100 billion for the first time ever this year, thanks to strong increases in cellphone application processor revenue,...
Friday 26 February 2021
TSMC ranks in top-10 for capacity in main wafer sizes
As of December 2020, only TSMC was among the wafer capacity leaders in each of the main wafer size categories ranked by IC Insights. The Taiwan-based foundry had the most 200mm wafer...
Monday 22 February 2021
China remains largest IC market
China became the largest IC market in the world in 2005 and has continued to grow in size since then. In 2020, China's IC market increased to US$143.4 billion, a 9% gain from US$131.3...
Wednesday 18 November 2020
Wafer capacity by feature size shows strongest growth at sub-10nm
IC capacity for leading-edge (sub-10nm) processes is expected to grow and become the largest portion of monthly installed capacity across the industry beginning in 2024, according...
Monday 5 October 2020
5G, mini LED opportunities in 2021: Q&A with K&S executive VP CP Chong
For the world, 2020 has been a roller-coaster year, but that has not dampend the prospects of some new tech applications such as mini LED backlighting which are expected to begin...
Friday 11 September 2020
Total microprocessor sales to edge slightly higher in 2020
Total microprocessor sales are forecast to grow 1.4% in 2020 to nearly US$79.3 billion, following a 2.4% decline in 2019, which was the first revenue drop in the worldwide MPU market...
Friday 14 August 2020
Dialog announces compatibility of octal SPI NOR flash with Renesas MPU
Dialog Semiconductor has announced that its EcoXiP octal xSPI non-volatile memory (NVM), which was added to Dialog's portfolio through its recent acquisition of Adesto Technologies,...
Wednesday 24 June 2020
Top-10 semiconductor suppliers defy weak market conditions in 1Q20
Defying a decline in market revenue, the world's top-10 semiconductor suppliers managed to generate revenue growth of 2.1% in the first quarter of 2020, as they benefitted from a...
Wednesday 29 April 2020
Chiplets promise to help reinstate Moore's Law
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...
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