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GLOBALFOUNDRIES to acquire IBM’s Microelectronics

GLOBALFOUNDRIES to acquire IBM’s Microelectronics

October 21, 2014 at 10:45 am 0 comments

GLOBALFOUNDRIES will also acquire intellectual property, world-class technologists and technologies related to IBM Microelectronics, subject to completion of applicable regulatory reviews. As part of this Agreement, GLOBALFOUNDRIES will gain substantial intellectual property including thousands of patents, making GLOBALFOUNDRIES the holder of one of the largest semiconductor patent portfolios in theRead More

Samsung to construct new semiconductor fab

Samsung to construct new semiconductor fab

October 7, 2014 at 9:38 am 0 comments

Samsung Electronics has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to construct a new semiconductor fab plant in the company’s Godeok Industrial Complex in Pyeongtaek. The construction of new semiconductor fabrication plant on the 790,000 square meter site will begin during the first half of 2015, and operations are scheduled toRead More

Semiconductor revenue to reach $338 bn in 2014

Semiconductor revenue to reach $338 bn in 2014

October 3, 2014 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

Worldwide semiconductor revenue is on pace to reach $338 billion in 2014, a 7.2 percent increase from 2013, according to Gartner. “Semiconductor revenue set an all-time record in the third quarter of 2014, fueled by a strong electronics build for the holiday season,” said Jon Erensen, research director of Gartner.Read More

IESA signs MoU with Taipei Computer Association

IESA signs MoU with Taipei Computer Association

September 11, 2014 at 5:27 pm 0 comments

India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA), the premier trade body representing the Indian Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) industry, today signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Taipei Computer Association (TCA) with an objective to promote ESDM industry co-operation between India and Taiwan. The MoU is part of theRead More

Worldwide Semiconductor revenue to reach $336 bn in 2014

Worldwide Semiconductor revenue to reach $336 bn in 2014

July 11, 2014 at 7:35 am 0 comments

Worldwide semiconductor revenue is on pace to reach $336 billion in 2014, a 6.7 percent increase from 2013, and up from the previous quarter’s forecast of 5.4 percent growth, according to Gartner. Sequential growth in the second quarter of 2014 is outpacing expectations, as can be seen in many companiesRead More

Info-valley Electronic Manufacturing Cluster receives approval

Info-valley Electronic Manufacturing Cluster receives approval

June 16, 2014 at 6:25 pm 0 comments

Info-valley Electronic Manufacturing Cluster (EMC) has received approval from Department of Electronics and Information Technology (DeitY), government of India for setting up the first greenfield EMC. India Electronics and Semiconductor Association (IESA) is assisting government of Odisha in setting up the first greenfield EMC in Info-valley under the Electronic ManufacturingRead More

China Mobile certifies Ericsson’s LTE advanced modem

China Mobile certifies Ericsson’s LTE advanced modem

May 12, 2014 at 6:21 pm 0 comments

Ericsson today announced that the M7450 5-mode modem chipset, covering all five access technologies (TD-LTE, LTE FDD, WCDMA, TD-SCDMA and GSM), has been fully tested and certified for use in China Mobile’s network. Targeting smartphones, tablets and other connected devices, the LTE Advanced multimode modems are an integral part ofRead More

Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 5 percent in 2013

Worldwide semiconductor revenue grew 5 percent in 2013

April 4, 2014 at 9:06 am 0 comments

Total worldwide semiconductor revenue reached $315 billion in 2013, up 5 percent from 2012, according to Gartner. The combined revenue of the top 25 semiconductor vendors increased by 6.9 percent during 2013. This was a significantly better performance than the rest of the market, whose revenue growth was 0.9 percent,Read More

Samsung and Apple are top semicon customers in 2013

Samsung and Apple are top semicon customers in 2013

January 24, 2014 at 2:30 pm 0 comments

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2013, increasing their combined semiconductor demand by 17 per cent, according to Gartner. Samsung Electronics and Apple together consumed $53.7 billion of semiconductors in 2013, an increase of $7.7 billion from 2012. “Samsung Electronics and Apple have topped the semiconductorRead More

Worldwide semicon market to reach $298 million in 2013

Worldwide semicon market to reach $298 million in 2013

September 16, 2013 at 2:31 pm 0 comments

The worldwide semicon market is expected to grow 3 percent in 2013 to reach revenues of $298 million. There has been sequential market growth from 1Q, 2013 to 2Q, 2013 and the vast majority of the top 20 vendors are expecting 3Q, 2013 to grow revenues again. “It has beenRead More