Monday 4 December 2023
Global semiconductor equipment billings decrease in 3Q23, says SEMI
Global semiconductor equipment billings fell 11% year on year to US$25.6 billion in the third quarter of 2023, while quarterly billings slipped 1%, according to SEMI.
Thursday 30 November 2023
Chipmakers target China through subsidiaries, JV, and localization
Despite the US' harsher export restrictions on China, chipmakers continue to pursue the Chinese market through localization, joint venture (JV), and subsidiary tactics.
Thursday 30 November 2023
PFAS chemicals supply stays tight
According to Nova Technology (Novatech), which specializes in chemical and gas equipment used in the semiconductor and display sectors, the availability of per- and polyfluoroalkyl...
Wednesday 29 November 2023
The application of the nanoimprint lithography (2): Latest market development
The model FPA-1200NZ2C from Canon, a nanoscale imprinting machine, has been making headlines recently, although it first appeared in academic journals as early as 2015. The resurgence...
Tuesday 28 November 2023
Kokusai develops DRAM and logic IC equipment based on NAND technology
Kokusai Electric Corp., a Japanese semiconductor equipment maker, went public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in late October 2023. Although it went public during the semiconductor downturn,...
Tuesday 28 November 2023
The application of nanoimprint lithography (1): technology and challenges
Recently, the Japanese semiconductor equipment manufacturer Canon released the nanoimprint lithography (NIL) machine FPA-1200NZ2C, capable of achieving a 5-nanometer process node...
Wednesday 22 November 2023
Chinese semiconductor equipment makers enhance competitiveness
Chinese semiconductor equipment suppliers, such as Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment (AMEC) and ACM Research Shanghai, have strengthened their competitiveness by capturing domestic...
Wednesday 22 November 2023
Japan faces challenge of preventing tech leaks to China amid growing dependence
History may repeat itself as incidents similar to the Toshiba-Kongsberg scandal in 1987, which ignited the diplomatic crisis between Japan and the United States, may emerge due to...
Monday 20 November 2023
Recent activities of SMEE and CIOMP show EUV development efforts progressing in China
Chinese semiconductor equipment manufacturers are luring experts to develop their extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment to decrease reliance on ASML EUVs, which was blocked...
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...
Tuesday 14 November 2023
Skytech enters TSMC supply chain
Skytech, a fab toolmaker capable of atomic layer deposition (ALD) and physical vapor deposition (PVD) R&D and manufacturing, has entered TSMC's supply chain, according to industry...
Wednesday 8 November 2023
Chinese booming semiconductor equipment market draws foreign companies despite export ban
Despite the US export ban and China's efforts to promote domestic production, the vast and expanding Chinese market, with its robust demand for semiconductor manufacturing equipment,...
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...
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...