TSMC is expected to make a solid recovery in 2021 as it continues to take market share from Intel. TSMC’s major customers, fabless semiconductor players such as AMD, Apple, HiSilicon, NVIDIA and Qualcomm, are currently increasing their market share, As they are growing in the end market, they will increase… Read More »TSMC – bright prospects for the world’s biggest foundry
SEMES is the largest South Korean semiconductor & display equipment manufacturing company and Samsung Electronics’ subsidiary. Semes performance graph is rebounding to the ‘V’ shape, which also means that Samsung Electronics’ semiconductor investment is resuming. According to the Q1 2020 report Semes recorded sales of 536.3 billion won and operating… Read More »Semes strong Q1 fares well for rebound in semiconductors investments
In May 2020, Sony released the “intelligent vision sensor”, which has an embedded AI processing capacity. Since AI processing is performed offline, it is possible to reduce data transfer delays and communication costs related to cloud based computations. The new product has a laminated structure in which a pixel chip… Read More »Image sensors with AI Chips
SK Hynix decided to share technical data with external organisation for the first time in history to enhance competitiveness. The partner to share data with is Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. Both sides will jointly work to develop artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms to improve semiconductor performance. On the… Read More »SK Hynix shares sensitive data with research institute in real time
The investment in memory semiconductor production facilities is expected to experience another year of decrease after 2019. The oversupply of memory on the market continued until the second half of 2019. Investment in DRAM production facilities in 2020 is forecasted to decrease by 14.8% compared to the previous year, down… Read More »Will the memory market turn the corner?
On 29th April, Samsung Electronics announced the financial results for the first quarter of 2020, a January-March period. According to the figures, overall sales increased 5.6% year-on-year and decreased 7.6% quarter-on-quarter to 55,330 billion won, and operating income increased 3.43% year-on-year to 6,450 billion won. While net income fell 3.2% to 4,880… Read More »Samsung first quarter results and future plans
In this article we explore the size of East Asian semiconductor manufacturing industry, navigate potential bottlenecks and describe each country’s semiconductor industry unique characteristics. If we define East Asian region as composed of China, South Korea, Taiwan, and Japan, we could claim that East Asia is the centre of semiconductor… Read More »True scale of Asian semiconductor manufacturing