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Wednesday 5 May 2021
South Korea ranks third in Indonesia 1Q21 FDI
South Korea became the third largest origin country in terms of direct foreign investment (DFI) in Indonesia in first-quarter 2021, during which Hyundai Motor began construction of...
Monday 19 April 2021
China, Korea battery makers building plants in Europe, US
Major Chinese and South Korean makers of EV-use lithium batteries have been setting up plants in Europe and the US respectively, encouraged by the region's strong plicy support for...
Thursday 15 April 2021
ICs play bigger role in Taiwan exports
ICs accounted for a record-high 35.5% of Taiwan's total exports in 2020, indicating Taiwan-based chipmakers are increasingly critical to the country's economy, according to Digitimes...
Tuesday 30 March 2021
Taiwan OSATs not expecting much business from Intel new foundry strategy
Taiwan-based OSAT providers are not expecting much business opportunity to be coming from Intel's new manufacturing strategy, dubbed IDM 2.0.
Thursday 25 March 2021
Global semiconductor materials market sets new high in 2020, says SEMI
The global semiconductor materials market grew 4.9% in 2020 to US$55.3 billion in revenue, surpassing the previous market high of US$52.9 billion set in 2018, according to SEMI.
Thursday 25 February 2021
SK Hynix strikes 5-year deal with ASML for EUV equipment supply
SK Hynix has signed a 5-year contract worth KRW4.75 trillion (US4.3 billion) with ASML to procure extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems, local media reports in South Korea...
Tuesday 9 February 2021
Korea memory sales to grow slightly in 1Q21, says Digitimes Research
Combined sales of memory products (mainly DRAM and NAND flash chips) by Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix are likely to inch up 0.5% sequentially in the first quarter of 2021, Digitimes...
Thursday 14 January 2021
Value of semiconductor industry M&A agreements sets record in 2020, says IC Insights
Five big acquisition announcements and more than a dozen smaller deals in 2020 pushed the total value of M&A agreements in the year to an all-time high of US$118 billion, surpassing...
Thursday 31 December 2020
Fierce competition for 5G subscribers undermine Korea telecom ARPU, says Digitimes Research
South Korea's top-3 telecom carriers saw their wireless businesses' average revenues per user (ARPU) slip in the first three quarters of 2020 due to fierce competition for 5G subscribers,...
Thursday 31 December 2020
Development of 3nm process challenging TSMC, Samsung
TSMC and Samsung Electronics have both encountered different but critical bottlenecks in the development of their respective 3nm process technologies, according to industry sources...
Tuesday 29 December 2020
GlobalWafers to raise spot quotes for silicon wafers
GlobalWafers has run all its production lines for 12-, 8- and 6-inch silicon wafers at full capacity, according to company chairperson Doris Hsu. The silicon wafer supplier plans...
Thursday 17 December 2020
OLED panel suppliers to see major gains from iPhone next year, says report
Amid optimism about iPhone shipments in 2021, Samsung Display and LG Display (LGD), the two major Korean manufacturers supplying OLED for Apple's smartphones, are expected to see...
Thursday 26 November 2020
Korea memory chip output value to decrease 9.5% in 4Q20, says Digitimes Research
The combined memory output value of South Korean vendors Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix are expected to register a sequential decrease of 9.5% in fourth-quarter 2020 after falling...
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...
Tuesday 27 October 2020
NOR flash likely to be in short supply in 2021, says Macronix chairman
The global supply of NOR flash memory will fall short of demand in 2021 if trade tensions between the US and China persist, according to Macronix International chairman Miin Wu.