2870 news items tagged semiconductor
Holtek upbeat about 2021 and beyondWednesday 24 February 2021
MCU specialist Holtek Semiconductor is optimistic about its sales and profits in 2021 and beyond, as the company has seen its order visibility extend into 2022, according to company...
Semiconductor equipment billings hit record high in January 2021Tuesday 23 February 2021
Billings among North American manufacturers of semiconductor production equipment topped US$3 billion in January 2021, according to SEMI.
IC testing service providers benefit from surging demand for cryptocurrenciesTuesday 23 February 2021
Surging prices of Ethereum has boosted demand for graphics cards used to mine the cryptocurrecny, which is benefiting Taiwan-based IC testing services providers, according to sources...
IC design houses with strong backing more capable of winning foundry supportTuesday 23 February 2021
Taiwan-based IC design houses backed by large-scale and well-established parent companies, such as LCD driver IC firms Fitipower Integrated Technology and Raydium Semiconductor, will...
IDMs may evaluate more outsourcingTuesday 23 February 2021
IDM vendors may consider outsourcing more of their production starting 2022, with Taiwan-based contract chipmakers being among the beneficiaries, according to industry sources.
Kioxia, Western Digital announce 6th-gen 3D flash memoryFriday 19 February 2021
Kioxia and Western Digital jointly announced they have developed their sixth-generation, 162-layer 3D flash memory technology.
Winbond posts profit growth in 2020Friday 19 February 2021
Specialty DRAM and NOR flash chipmaker Winbond Electronics has reported net profit grew 5.7% sequentially to NT$350 million (US$12.53 million) in the fourth quarter of 2020. Net profit...
Top-5 wafer capacity leaders raise share of global capacity to 54%, says IC InsightsWednesday 17 February 2021
The top-5 wafer capacity leaders saw their combined installed capacity represent 54% of total global wafer capacity in December 2020, according to IC Insights. In 2009, the top-10...
Apple and Samsung remain top semiconductor customersWednesday 17 February 2021
Apple and Samsung Electronics extended their lead as top semiconductor customers in 2020, according to Gartner.
Taiwan foundries gearing up for capacity expansionsTuesday 9 February 2021
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are gearing up for capacity expansions in 2021 to satisfy growing customer demand, according to industry observers.
GaAs foundries eyeing sub-6GHz PA marketTuesday 9 February 2021
Taiwan-based III-V compound semiconductor makers are laying the groundwork for ramping up related GaAs products to enhance their presence in the sub-6GHz 5G PA (power amplifier) sector,...
TSMC ecosystem partners set to enjoy strong 1Q21Monday 8 February 2021
TSMC's ecosystem partners based in Taiwan are expected to post strong sales results for the first quarter of 2021, as well as the entire year, buoyed by brisk demand for chips fabricated...
Renesas in talks to acquire DialogMonday 8 February 2021
Renesas Electronics has confirmed it is in talks to acquire Dialog Semiconductor.
Top-10 IC growth categories to enjoy 2021Friday 5 February 2021
Each of the top-10 growing IC product categories tracked by IC Insights is expected to see a double-digit increase in sales, but only the top-five segments are forecast to grow faster...
Eris to see orders transferred from Lite-On Semi start generating revenue in 3Q21Wednesday 3 February 2021
Diode maker Eris Technology is poised to obtain from Lite-On Semiconductor automotive diode production equipment which has been acquired by Eris' largest shareholder Diodes, and will...
Global 2020 silicon revenue remains stable with wafer shipments edging up, say SEMIWednesday 3 February 2021
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 5% in 2020, when revenue remained unchanged from 2019 at US$11.17 billion, according to SEMI.
Foxconn to improve gross margin to 7% in 2021Wednesday 3 February 2021
Foxconn expects to improve its gross margin this year to 7% in 2021, and will continue to deepen its deployments in a spate of segments including electric vehicles (EV), robots and...
VIS raises 2021 capexWednesday 3 February 2021
Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has budgeted NT$5.1 billion (US$182.33 million) in capex for 2021, up from the NT$3.54 billion allocated last year.
Global semiconductor sales increase 6.5% in 2020, says SIAWednesday 3 February 2021
Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$439 billion in 2020, up 6.5% on year, according to SIA.
Taiwan MCU firms poised to hike pricesTuesday 2 February 2021
Taiwan-based MCU specialists, including Holtek Semiconductor, are expected to initiate price increases to reflect rising manufacturing costs, according to industry sources.
Fabless chipmakers worry about further supply constraintsTuesday 2 February 2021
With major Taiwan-based foundries expressing their supply commitments to their automotive customers, fabless chipmakers particularly second-tier players have expressed concerns about...
SSD adoption among notebooks to accelerate in 2021Monday 1 February 2021
Falling NAND flash prices will be driving substantially the adoption of SSDs in notebooks this year, which Micron Technology executive VP and chief business officer Sumit Sadana also...
DDR3 prices to rise 40-50% in 2021Monday 1 February 2021
DDR3 prices are expected to rise 40-50% in 2021, according to industry sources who estimated previously a slower 30% increase.
Automotive chip suppliers queuing up for capacity supportThursday 28 January 2021
Automotive chip suppliers are queuing up for capacity support from foundries, particularly 8-inch ones, and may be prompted to accept higher quotes for more capacity, according to...
Gudeng to sustain strong shipments of EUV pods in 2021Tuesday 26 January 2021
Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer specializing in mask solutions and wafer handling tools, has expressed optimism that its...