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Jan 18, 2018
China's Capacity of 300mm Wafer at 700,000/Month
According to TrendForce's latest report, Breakdown Analysis of China's Semiconductor Industry, many fabs are being built in China with high capital expenditures, attracting attention from the industry. In particular, new fab construction projects like Silan Microelectronics and CanSemi etc. will intensify the competition and expand the production capacity of the industry. TrendForce estimates that China's ...
Notes from ISS 2018, Day One
SEMI's Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) has been on my conference bucket list for some time, so when I was offered a press pass to attend ISS 2018, there was no ...
3D Incites
FTC investigating Broadcom for antitrust practices
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is investigating whether chipmaker Broadcom Ltd engaged in anticompetitive tactics in negotiations with customers, the company said ...
Korea is at full throttle on memory investments
2017 proved to be record-setting year for the semiconductor industry. According to World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS), worldwide semiconductor market will ...
Manufacturing to grow 3.49%, IEK says
The manufacturing sector is expected to see growth of 3.49% this year, as rising commodity prices, including crude oil and steel, help lift the local petrochemical ...
Taipei Times
Chip tool maker ASML posts year-end surge, sees no let-up
ASML, a leading supplier of equipment to the world's biggest chipmakers, reported fourth-quarter net profit that far exceeded expectations after some customers ...
How a 22-Year-Old Discovered the Worst Chip Flaws in History
In 2013, a teenager named Jann Horn attended a reception in Berlin hosted by Chancellor Angela Merkel. He and 64 other young Germans had done well in a government ...
Bloomberg Technology
Rising Chip Content in Cars a Main Theme at CES
We attended CES 2018 in Las Vegas last week and met with several of the analog and mixed-signal chipmakers we cover, as well as some Tier 1 automotive-parts ...
Data Buffering's Role Grows
As data streaming continues to balloon out of control, managing the processing of that data is becoming more important and more difficult. Data buffering is gaining ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Apple plans new U.S. campus, to pay $38 billion in foreign cash taxes
Apple Inc will open a new campus as part of a five-year, $30 billion U.S. investment plan and will make about $38 billion in one-time tax payments on its overseas ...
iPhone supply chain braces for low order visibility in 1Q18
Component suppliers in the iPhone supply chain are likely to be forced to prolong their Lunar New Year holidays in the first quarter of 2018 due to low order visibility ...
Forecasters See Slowdown Ahead
The mood of semiconductor executives was upbeat at their annual gathering in this coastal town socked in with fog. The weather was an appropriate backdrop for the cautious ...
EE Times
Press Releases
Rudolph Announces $21M in Orders from Memory Market
Rudolph Technologies, Inc. announced that it has received over $21 million (USD) in orders for process control solutions from two customers: a Korean-based ...
Rudolph Technologies, Inc.
Multitest adds 'Super-Sharp' option to Quad Tech probes
Multitest's Super-Sharp Option for Quad Tech probes provides an increase in test cell throughput and maintains the fidelity of the test signal over longer uninterrupted ...
Multitest Elektronische Systeme GmbH
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