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Apr 25, 2018
North American Semiconductor Equipment Industry Posts March 2018 Billings
North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $2.42 billion in billings worldwide in March 2018 (three-month average basis), according to ...
Sing It From the Mountains, the iPhone Supercycle Is Dead
Austria's AMS is suffering from its Apple exposure, but all is not lost. Whisper it in the cafes of Silicon Valley, mutter it in the teashops of Shenzhen, yell ...
Bloomberg Gadfly
Apple Supplier AMS's Outlook Spurs Fears of Weak iPhone X Demand
Apple Inc. supplier AMS AG shares tumbled after cautioning on negative operating margins, yet another semiconductor company to spark warnings from analysts of ...
Bloomberg Technology
Manufacturing Bits: April 24
The Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory is developing a new type of electron gun based on superconducting technology. The new ...
Semiconductor Engineering
Is the Tesla the Next the Honda Accord?
Plug-in electric passenger cars achieved a market share of only 1.16% of all car sales in 2017. That's tiny. Some predicted 2018 might be the "year of the ...
Apple reportedly requires price cuts for OLED panels
Apple is reportedly negotiating with Samsung Display for a reduction of the price of OLED panels as the iPhone X vendor is seeking to lower the production cost in ...
SK Hynix echoes TSMC with warning of slower mobile chip growth
SK Hynix Inc became Asia's second major semiconductor maker this earnings season to warn of slower growth in smartphone chip sales, but said this would be offset ...
France's LETI Revs up 5G Research Projects
As the European association that brings together four leading research institutes in microelectronics meets this week in Brussels to mark its 10th anniversary ...
EE Times
Chipmakers seek new edge
Artificial intelligence and the cloud-based internet of things are two major areas where China's homegrown chips have a good chance of competing with global players ...
Will SK Hynix’s Takeover of Toshiba Memory Be Aborted?
Even though SK Hynix is facing rough sailing in its bid to take over Toshiba's memory chip business, the Korean chipmaker is not worried. This is because ...
Business Korea
Car of the future: Electrified and autonomous, but what will it look like?
An autonomous driving electric vehicle may not take to the sky any time soon but could one day start to look a bit like The Jetsons' flying car - a glass bubble ...
Semiconductor Revenue Grew 21.6% in 2017, Samsung Leads
Driven by strong growth in the memory market, worldwide semiconductor revenue totaled $420.4 billion in 2017, a 21.6% increase from 2016 revenue of $345.9 billion. "2017 saw two semiconductor industry milestones -- revenue surpassed $400 billion, and Intel, the No. 1 vendor for the last 25 years, was pushed into second place by Samsung Electronics," said George Brocklehurst ...
Chinese chip sector 'may overtake Western peers'
Chinese technology companies are investing heavily in all aspects of the chip-making sector, giving them a chance to surpass their Western peers in "new emerging ...
Amazon Has a Top-Secret Plan to Build Home Robots
Ten years ago, Amazon introduced the Kindle and established the appeal of reading on a digital device. Four years ago, Jeff Bezos and company rolled out the Echo, ...
Apple sensor supplier AMS warns of second-quarter slowdown
Chipmaker AMS reported first-quarter sales toward the lower end of its guidance and warned of a downturn owing to weaker orders from one of its main customers. AMS ...
8-inch wafer capacity to remain tight by 2020 on explosive IoT demand
As IoT (Internet of Things) chips currently rely largely on 8-inch wafer fabs for fabrication, the increasing demand for such chips will keep such fabs in Taiwan ...
TSMC may post record profits for 2018 on 7nm volume production
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is likely to score record profits for 2018 as the company will be gradually ramping up volume production of 7nm ...
Press Releases
Delphon Showcases E-Film and Gel-Pak for Flexible Hybrid Electronics
Delphon an industry leader in polymer and adhesive products for the electronics and medical industries, will be showcasing its E-Film™ and Gel-Pak® device carriers ...
Advantek Releases Newly Enhanced Packaging Reel
Advantek, Inc. recently added an enhanced packaging reel to their advanced line of products. The new reel is economical and stronger than the previous generation ...
Advantek, Inc.
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