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European semiconductor market on the rise month-on-month

Following the growth observed in the European semiconductor market in June, semiconductor sales were up again on a month-on-month basis in July, the European Semiconductor Industry Association (ESIA). July sales amounted to USD 2.695 billion, up 0.7 % from the … Continue reading

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Global Semiconductor Sales Increase in April; Steady Growth Projected for Next Three Years

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), representing U.S. leadership in semiconductor manufacturing and design, today announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $27.6 billion for the month of April 2015, 4.8 percent higher than the April 2014 total of $26.3 billion and … Continue reading

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New 3D NAND flash will triple capacity of SSDs, Intel and Micron say

Standard consumer SSDs will increase up to an astounding 10TB of storage, thanks to a new type of 3D NAND flash memory that Intel and Micron introduced Thursday morning. The two companies, longtime joint partners in NAND flash development, said … Continue reading

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Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed one trillion devices in 2017

Total semiconductor unit shipments (ICs and opto-sensor-discrete, or O-S-D, devices) are forecast to continue upwards through the current cyclical period and top one trillion units for the first time in 2017 according to IC Insights. Semiconductor shipments in excess of … Continue reading

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Automotive Industry Drives Chip Demand

MUNICH — IC Insights compared the six most significant end-user markets for integrated circuits. These are the computer, consumer, communications, automotive, industrial/medical, and government/defense markets. During the time frame, until 2018, the IC demand from automotive customers is expected to … Continue reading

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Delivery times in the electronics industry

The semiconductor market currently moves – when delivery times and prices are concerned – only marginally. “On the procurement market, analog products display stable prices and delivery times between 6-10 weeks,” EMS provider CCS Group announced. Discrete, optical and standard … Continue reading

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6.0% growth for world chip market

The industry association ZVEI PCB and Electronic Systems forecasts a 6.0% and 5.4% growth for the world and German semiconductor market (respectively) for 2014.        The German chip manufacturers that cater for the Industrial Electronics and Automotive Electronics segments … Continue reading

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Fiber supercapacitor aims to power wearable devices

Scientists at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore, Tsinghua University in China, and Case Western Reserve University in the USA claim to have developed a fiber supercapacitor that can be woven into clothing and power wearable medical monitors and communications. … Continue reading

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SK Hynix suspends China memory chip plant due to fire

(Reuters) – South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix Inc said on Wednesday it had suspended operations at its China plant, which produces around 12 percent of global computer memory chips, because of a fire. The world’s No.2 maker of dynamic random … Continue reading

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Fire at SK Hynix China plant sends DRAM spot prices higher

A fire at SK Hynix’ plant in China helped push up DRAM spot prices substantially today (September 5). Amid concerns that the fire could constrain global supply, chipmakers as well as module manufacturers have moved to control their output or … Continue reading

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