Intel announced in late July 2020 that the company’s technology roadmap is expected to be further delayed. From this we can expect for AMD to likely take the further market share from Intel in the future. Currently, nearly half of AMD’s sales come from TSMC’s 7nm process products. However it is planned… Read More »Is AMD taking Intel’s market share?
Ubi Materials has completed joint development of CMP Slurry with SK Hynix and is preparing to supply the first 3D NAND flash mass production line at the Cheongju plant. Experts expected that it could be applied to mass production lines as early as the end of this year and at… Read More »Success of a start-up in semiconductor materials (CMP slurry)
Industry sources report Huawei is recruiting lithography machine technicians on a large scale. This may mean that Huawei may intend to develop its own chip manufacturing technology without relying on third-party suppliers. Under US sanctions the lithography machine giant ASML stopped supplying EUV lithography machines to SMIC. In May of… Read More »Huawei is recruiting lithography machine technicians
The International Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Association (SEMI) announced on the 22nd that this year’s semiconductor equipment investment will increase 6% year-on-year. More than $63.2 billion is expected to be invested this year, more than $59 billion last year. It is expected to hit a record high of $70 billion… Read More »Semiconductor equipment investment increased in 2020
Virtualization technology has emerged that can share access to graphics processing unit (GPU) for multiple people. On the 7th, Nvidia’s domestic distributor, Leaders Systems, announced that it will provide a 90-day free trial of’RWWN (Remote Work With NVIDIA)’, a virtual graphics processing unit (vGPU) software. vGPU is ideal for jobs… Read More »Remote access to GPU by NVIDIA
The performance of major semiconductor makers in the first quarter was improved significantly. The top 10 semiconductor companies reported sales in the first quarter of this year. Sales were reported in the order of Intel , Samsung Electronics , SK Hynix , Micron , Broadcom , Qualcomm , Texas Instruments… Read More »The situation on the semiconductor market
Apple’s proprietary system-on-chip (SoC) for driving Mac OS’ was introduced at Apple’s annual developer event WWDC2020 on the 23rd under the name of Apple Silicon. “This is a historic day for the MacOS family,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Currently, Intel-based MacOS products are also being developed (in the pipeline),”… Read More »Apple’s proprietary system-on-chip
The world’s top ten foundries by revenue Rank Foundry 1 TSMC 2 Samsung 3 Global Foundries 4 UMC 5 SMIC 6 TowerJazz 7 PSMC 8 VIS 9 HuaHong 10 DB HiTek The global semiconductor foundry industry’s sales in the second quarter of this year grew 23.1% from the same period… Read More »The world’s top 10 semiconductor foundries
Top semiconductor companies expect decreased sales in Q2. China’s fab and fabless latecomers hold strong.
Sales of latecomers in China’s foundry are expected to increase in the second quarter of this year. Sales of Chinese UMC and SMIC from Taiwan are expected to increase 3% and 4% QoQ, respectively. UMC and SMIC’s global foundry market share is fourth and fifth respectively. Taiwan’s TSMC, the world’s… Read More »Top semiconductor companies expect decreased sales in Q2. China’s fab and fabless latecomers hold strong.
SK Telecom (subsidiary of SK Innovation) announced on the 5th May that it will establish a medical semiconductor factory in Korea with Nano-X, an Israeli medical imaging equipment company. The factory will make semiconductors to be used in digital X-ray generators. NanoX’s digital X-ray generator uses semiconductors to generate X-rays.… Read More »SK Telecom plans to establish medical semiconductor factory in Korea