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Apr 20, 2018
TSMC Trims Revenue on Weaker Smartphone Demand
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd revised its full-year revenue target to the low end of its earlier forecast due to softer demand for smartphones and uncertainty in cryptocurrency mining market. Revenue for 2018 is likely to grow 10% rather than the earlier forecast of 10-15%, Co-Chief Executive C.C. Wei told an earnings briefing. "The China market started to pick up in smartphones ...
Searching For EUV Defects
Chipmakers hope to insert extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography at 7nm and/or 5nm, but several challenges need to be solved before this oft-delayed technology ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Rising component and material costs to put pressure on gross margin
IC foundries, and PC and handset manufacturers continue to encounter rising costs of components and materials, and will see their gross margins come under downward ...
Intel is giving up on its smart glasses
Intel has confirmed that it plans to shut down the New Devices Group (NDG) and cease development on the Vaunt smart glasses project we revealed earlier this year. ...
The Verge
AMD wants to steal more market share with 2nd-generation Ryzen desktop processors
Advanced Micro Devices is launching its second-generation Ryzen desktop chips today with the goal of addressing a much larger swath of the PC processor market. ...
Venture Beat
China looks to speed up chip plans as U.S. trade tensions boil
China is looking to accelerate plans to develop its domestic semiconductor market amid a fierce trade stand-off with the United States and a U.S. ban on sales to ...
US chip export ban has Beijing calling for home alternatives
The ban by the Donald Trump administration on exports of chips for use in electronic hardware has come as a wake-up call to Chinese policymakers and gadget makers ...
Asia Times
Chip industry relieved at deferred disclosure of Samsung's workplace reports
South Korea's semiconductor businesses on Wednesday welcomed deferred disclosure of Samsung Electronics' assessment reports on workplace environments, although ...
The Korea Herald
Qualcomm concessions insufficient to clinch NXP deal: commerce ministry
U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm will have to do more to complete its proposed takeover of NXP Semiconductors, a commerce ministry spokesman said. Qualcomm had submitted ...
Too Many, Too Few Rare Earths
A team from Japan recently made a major discovery--they found massive deposits of rare earths on the ocean floor off the coast of Japan. The team of Waseda University ...
Semiconductor Engineering
SPIL Jinjiang plant to start generating revenues in 1Q19
IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries' (SPIL) Jinjiang plant in Fujian, China will initially focus on providing backend services for DRAM memory, and will start ...
China Pushes for More Qualcomm Concessions Amid Trump Trade Spat
Chinese regulators are seeking additional concessions from Qualcomm Inc. before approving its proposed purchase of NXP Semiconductors NV, further complicating the long ...
Qualcomm Begins Layoffs
Qualcomm has begun laying off an unspecified number of full-time and temporary workers as part of a cost-cutting plan announced in January. A Qualcomm spokesperson ...
EE Times
Press Releases
Materion Recognized for Supplier Excellence
Materion Corporation is being honored for supplier excellence by Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI), a global leader in semiconductor design and manufacturing. ...
Materion Corporation
SEMI and TechSearch Report Global Semiconductor Packaging Materials Market Reaches $16.7 Billion
SEMI and TechSearch International reported that the global semiconductor packaging materials market reached $16.7 billion in 2017. While slower growth of smartphones ...
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