Tuesday 11 April 2023
PC, handset, home appliances inventory depletion accelerating
Terminal brand vendors of PCs, smartphones and home appliances are accelerating their inventory depletion, with PC inventory showing the fastest destocking pace, which indicates that...
Monday 10 April 2023
Japanese semiconductor equipment sales declined for fifth straight month
The Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ) announced that the domestic and foreign sales of Japan's semiconductor equipment have declined for five consecutive months...
Wednesday 22 March 2023
Tokyo Electron to build new plant, expecting renewed semiconductor demand
Chipmaking equipment vendor Tokyo Electron (TEL) has announced plans to invest JPY 22 billion (US$168 million) to set up a new plant in northeast Japan in anticipation of renewed...
Wednesday 15 March 2023
Tokyo Electron broadens talent investment in Taiwan with new training center
Japan-based semiconductor equipment maker Tokyo Electron (TEL) is strengthening its investment in Taiwan, expecting to complete the construction of its operation office in Tainan,...
Wednesday 22 February 2023
International chip equipment maker expands R&D investment in South Korea and Taiwan
Japan-based chip equipment maker Ulvac has announced an investment project for a new technology R&D site. The site will be located in South Korea to satisfy client demand.
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 10 February 2023
Tokyo Electron raises outlook despite expanding US curbs on China
Tokyo lifted its outlook for the full-year performance and would continue its operation in China despite a potentially expanded US ban to include Japan and the Netherlands.
Friday 3 February 2023
Japanese chip equipment makers closely watch new export bans on China; Canon sees limited impacts
With US officials acknowledging that Washington has indeed been in talks with the Japanese and Dutch governments regarding new restrictions on semiconductor equipment exports to China,...
Thursday 5 January 2023
Market Cap 100: TSMC retains top-ranked status
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) retains its top-ranking status in the Asia Supply Chain Market Cap 100 ranking conducted by DIGITIMES Research for 2022.
Monday 19 December 2022
New Japan chipmaker Rapidus faces challenges to mass produce 2nm chips by 2027
Japan's newly founded advanced chips manufacturing company Rapidus aims to develop 2nm chips mass production technology through cooperation with mainly the US and foray into the foundry...
Friday 11 November 2022
Tokyo Electron cuts outlook on US chip curbs, memory slump
Key chip equipment supplier Tokyo Electron Ltd. slashed its full-year outlook after memory makers cut spending and the US ramped up restrictions on cutting-edge chip-gear exports...
Thursday 15 September 2022
Tokyo Electron advanced patterning technologies for EUV lithography address yield and environmental impacts
In 2022, as global inflation has been revised up and with the threats of the conflict in Eastern Europe, the world economy is facing an increasingly challenging and uncertain outlook...
Thursday 7 July 2022
Asia IC50: TEL CEO Kawai achieves mid-term goals before schedule and remains optimistic over future growth
Tokyo Electron (TEL), Asia's largest semiconductor equipment manufacturer, is also the world's third-largest. It not only enjoyed extraordinary growth in 2021, and achieved record...
Friday 18 February 2022
Fab toolmakers on track to gain big from bold TSMC capex plans
Fab toolmakers worldwide are all poised to score significant revenue gains in 2022 and beyond from fulfilling robust orders from TSMC, which is set to invest over US$100 billion during...
Tuesday 28 December 2021
Tokyo Electron highlights environmentally friendly solutions
Driven by leading edge investment, global semiconductor equipment billings increased 38% year-over-year to US$26.8 billion in the third quarter of 2021, and an 8% rise from the prior...