According to forecasts next year the semiconductor market will reach a record high. The size of the semiconductor industry market next year is expected to reach $490 billion. An increase of 9.7% from this year’s forecast. This is an upward revision from our forecast in July (7.3% growth). The year… Read More »Semiconductor’s market is booming
Semiconductor industry has been experiencing the swell of so-called “emerging technologies” such as 5G (5th generation mobile communication), AI (artificial intelligence), and quantum computing for the past few years. On the other hand, in 2019, the industry was shaken by the Japan-Korea trade tensions. And now, the US-China tensions that… Read More »Trends in Japan’s semiconductor industry
Wei Shaojun, a professor at Tsinghua University in China and chairman of the semiconductor design division of the China Semiconductor Industry Association (CSIA), spoke at “Global High Tech Executive Forum 2020″ held in Shenzhen, China, discussing whether in the current volatile market environment the strategy of “All Made in China… Read More »Is “Made in China” the right strategy for Chinese semiconductor industry?
TLB, a printed circuit board (PCB) company planning to be listed on the KOSDAQ, announced that it will dominate the PCB market for next-generation DDR5 DRAM modules. At a press conference held in Yeouido, Seoul on the 26th, Baek Sung-hyun, CEO of TLB, said, “We plan to mass-produce DDR5 PCBs… Read More »TLB promises to dominate the PCB market for next-generation DDR5 DRAM modules.
Zinitix, whose main focus is on electronic product touch controller chips, is promoting the development of artificial intelligence (AI) system-on-chip (SoC) specialized for voice recognition in cooperation with domestic companies and institutions. On the 27th, Kang Hoi-sik, head of Zinitix (Executive Vice President), said, “The goal is to mass-produce the… Read More »Zinitix, specialized in touch chip, begins development of AI voice recognition chip
Intel accelerates data-driven innovation. Taking advantage of the fact that digital transformation has been recognized as a necessity due to the increase in telecommuting during coronavirus. ‘Optane’ is a type of memory overcoming the limitations of DRAM and NAND flash. It focuses on providing seamless in-memory computing in connection with… Read More »Intel’s Optane provides in-memory computing environment
Apple unveiled A14 Bionic, an application processor (AP) that applies a 5 nanometer (nm) process. This chip was first applied to the new product ‘iPad Air’ announced through an online event on the 16th 2020. It will also be installed on the’iPhone 12 (tentative name)’ scheduled to be released next… Read More »Apple unveils a new chip for Iphone 12
Samsung Electronics announced on the 30th that it will start operating the semiconductor plant in Pyeongtaek Line 2. The first production item is the 3rd generation 10-nano class (1z) LPDDR5 mobile DRAM applied with an extreme ultraviolet (EUV) process. Pyeongtaek Line 2 will be operating as a complex line that… Read More »Samsung starts production of 3rd generation 10-nano class LPDDR5 mobile DRAM
In the United States, the number of deaths due to the novel coronavirus infection exceeds 1,000 per day as the economy becomes sluggish, and millions of applications for unemployment benefits are submitted every week. In such a crisis, semiconductors have become the key point in the new industrial policies that are… Read More »CHIPS and era of post-globalization
Huawei is stockpiling several years worth of semiconductor chips used in mobile communication base station equipment. Unlike the smartphone division, where development of the latest in-house application processor has stopped, the impact of US sanctions on the communications equipment business will likely be limited for the time being. In… Read More »Huawei reserves several years of semiconductor inventory for communication equipment