1067 news items tagged Japan
Global semiconductor equipment sales hit record high in 2020, says SEMIWednesday 14 April 2021
Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment surged 19% from US$59.8 billion in 2019 to a new all-time high of US$71.2 billion in 2020, according to SEMI.
Acer optimistic about 2Q21 shipments in Asia PacificWednesday 7 April 2021
Acer expects shipments into Asia Pacific to grow sequentially in the second quarter thanks to the stay-at-home economy driven by the coronavirus pandemic, according to the company's...
Global semiconductor sales rise in year in FebruaryTuesday 6 April 2021
Worldwide sales of semiconductors came to US$39.5 billion in February 2021, rising 14.7% on year but down a slight 1% sequentially, according to SIA.
Renesas reportedly seeking capacity support from Taiwan foundriesWednesday 31 March 2021
Renesas Electronics is reportedly seeking capacity support from TSMC and other Taiwan-based foundries to fill its supply shortfall caused by the suspension of its fire-damaged fab.
Taiwan OSATs not expecting much business from Intel new foundry strategyTuesday 30 March 2021
Taiwan-based OSAT providers are not expecting much business opportunity to be coming from Intel's new manufacturing strategy, dubbed IDM 2.0.
Global semiconductor materials market sets new high in 2020, says SEMIThursday 25 March 2021
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.
Silicone distributor Topco upbeat about 2021Wednesday 24 March 2021
Topco Technologies, which distributes silicone materials for Japan's Shin-Etsu Chemical, has expressed optimism that its sales and profits for 2021 will be bolstered by rising prices...
Fire at Renesas fab to further constrain auto IC supplyTuesday 23 March 2021
A recent fire that struck one of Renesas' plants in Japan may lead to a further tightening in the world's available production capacity for automotive chips, according to industry...
Japan, Korea PCB makers shifting production focus to IC substratesFriday 19 March 2021
PCB makers in Japan and South Korea have been shifting production focus to IC substrates from segments of traditional multi-layer rigid boards and even higher-end HDI, flexible PCB...
Japan fab toolmaker eyeing Macronix 6-inch fab for acquisitionThursday 11 March 2021
A Japan-based semiconductor equipment vendor is looking to acquire Macronix International's 6-inch wafer fab in Taiwan that has been put on sale, reportedly eyeing a closer tie with...
Offering digital pathology SaaS, Canada-based startup ViewsIQ expands into Taiwan, Japan and ChinaThursday 11 March 2021
To simplify medical testing and analytical processes has always been a major goal for medical technology innovations and precision medicine. Canada-based startup ViewsIQ provides...
Global semiconductor sales increase in January 2021Tuesday 2 March 2021
Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$40 billion in January 2021, rising 13.2% on year and about 1% sequentially, according to SIA.
Kioxia breaks ground for new 3D NAND wafer fabFriday 26 February 2021
Kioxia held a groundbreaking ceremony for a semiconductor fabrication facility, dubbed Fab 7, at its factory site in Yokkaichi, Japan on February 24. The facility will be dedicated...
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.
TSMC could set up fab in EuropeThursday 18 February 2021
TSMC could set up an advanced wafer fab in Europe, where demand for leading-edge chip fabrication is promising, according to industry observers.
TSMC to set up subsidiary in Japan for 3DIC material researchWednesday 17 February 2021
TSMC has unveiled plans to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in Japan to expand its 3DIC material research, with a paid-in capital of up to JPY18.6 billion (US$186 million).
Political pressure challenging TSMCMonday 8 February 2021
TSMC is believed to have been under political pressure to set up an advanced wafer fab locally in the US in the wake of the US-China trade war. The pure-play foundry has also come...
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.
Automotive World Expo 2021 in Japan features CASE vehicle solutionsFriday 29 January 2021
The just-concluded Automotive World Expo 2021 in Tokyo was characterized by hardware/software-integrated solutions to create connected, autonomous, shared/service and electric (CASE)...
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...
Rohm ramping up SiC power device outputFriday 22 January 2021
Rohm recently held an opening ceremony announcing the completion of a new building at its Apollo plant in Chikugo, Japan. The facility is to enhance the company's production capacity...
JEITA platform facilitates development of smart home services in JapanTuesday 19 January 2021
Smart Home Data Catalog, a platform for collecting data from connected electric home appliances launched in October 2020 by Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries...
Japan setting up nationwide smart logistics platformMonday 18 January 2021
Japan is establishing a nationwide smart logistics platform to collect data about entire delivery processes of selected products from production, transportation, distribution to sales...
VIS to disclose details about new acquisition in 1Q21Tuesday 5 January 2021
Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is expected to announce details regarding a new acquisition later in the first quarter of 2021, according to market so...
Online counselling by Japanese venture capital experts helps Taiwan-based startups foray into JapanMonday 4 January 2021
IoT is poised to become the backbone for the future of smart living. Some research institutions have projected the IoT market will have 50 billion connected devices and reach a scale...