Monday 15 April 2024
China's chip equipment industry gains momentum in import substitution, alarming foreign suppliers
China currently relies heavily on imports for over 85% of its semiconductor equipment needs, showcasing a self-supply rate of only about 14%.
Monday 8 April 2024
Weekly news roundup: Nikon expresses worries over rising Chinese competition in lithography
These are the most-read DIGITIMES Asia stories in the week of April 1 - April 5.
Wednesday 3 April 2024
Nikon shows concerns about emerging Chinese competitors in lithography
In the global lithography industry dominated by ASML, Nikon, and Canon, Nikon expressed concerns about emerging challenges from China-based competitors.
Thursday 28 March 2024
Japanese equipment firms flocked to SEMICON China 2024
SEMICON China 2024, which was held in Shanghai on March 20-22, attracted many Japanese semiconductor equipment manufacturers to showcase their front-end and backend mature node process...
Wednesday 27 March 2024
Nikon sees Chinese EV industry as a key part of its lithography revival
In the fiercely competitive realm of the global lithography market dominated by ASML, Nikon is making strategic inroads. The renowned Japanese company is now supplying lithography...
Monday 26 February 2024
Nikon's lithography business seeks to expand its customer base beyond Intel
Semiconductor lithography equipment is one of Nikon's main businesses, selling i-line, ArF immersion, ArF, and KrF lithography machines. Nikon, originally focused on Intel as its...
Thursday 16 November 2023
Nikon and Canon to compete in lithography market share with cost-effective tools
The two Japanese tech giants, Nikon and Canon, are making waves in the semiconductor machinery sector. After a quarter-century hiatus, Nikon reenters the market with an i-line stepper...
Tuesday 22 August 2023
Canon to see semiconductor exposure equipment sales grow on generative AI demand
Japan-based equipment supplier Canon has estimated its sales of semiconductor lithography equipment, mainly KrF and i-line exposure machines, to increase to 195 units in 2023 from...
Tuesday 11 April 2023
Japanese semiconductor equipment makers worse hit by export controls than western peers
Japan is set to officially tighten export controls on 23 semiconductor equipment items to China, starting in July, following the US-led containment against Chinese semiconductor industry...
Monday 20 February 2023
US-initiated joint export curbs on China leave critical loopholes?
The Netherlands and Japan reportedly have struck a deal with the US to jointly restrict exports of chipmaking tools to China, which will further cripple the development of China's...
Friday 5 July 2019
Japan-made chipmaking equipment sales to fall 11% in fiscal 2019, says SEAJ
Sales of Japan-made semiconductor equipment will decline 11% to about JPY2 trillion (US$18.5 billion) in fiscal 2019, which will end a six-year streak of increases, according to the...
Tuesday 14 February 2017
Lithography demand is up, but Nikon can't avoid declaring extraordinary loss
Despite seeing strong demand for lithography equipment from flat panel manufacturers in the quarter ending December 31, 2016, Nikon reported an extraordinary loss of JPY29,790 million...
Friday 7 November 2014
Nikon, Canon lower target DSLR camera shipments for fiscal 2014
Nikon and Canon have downward adjusted target global DSLR camera shipments for fiscal year 2014 (April 2014-March 2015) from 5.05 million units to 4.9 million units and from seven...
Thursday 4 July 2013
Nikon lands 450mm immersion scanner order
Nikon has announced that the company will provide the Research Foundation for the State University of New York with a 450mm wafer ArF immersion scanner, with shipment scheduled in...