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The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has brought good news for the semiconductor sector. The sales for the industry in January 2024 experienced a 15.2% growth compared to the same period last year, meaning they grew from $41.3 billion in January 2023 to $47.6 billion. However, the total sales in January were 2.1% less than that ... Read more

2024 is shaping up to be a strong year, with SIA’s World Semiconductor Trade Statistics forecasting global chip sales to reach $588 billion. CEO John Neuffer believes these figures show that the global chip market is continuing to strengthen. Much of this growth is due to cloud service providers investing heavily in AI capabilities, which ... Read more

SEMI’s world wafer factory forecast predicts a strong year ahead for the industry, driven by multiple influencing factors. The end result is a projected global chip capacity growth of 6.4%, with human monthly wafer starts reaching 30 million pieces (WSPM). This marks a significant milestone, reflecting the increasing importance of semiconductors across nearly every industry. ... Read more

The biggest trend in the semiconductor industry today is to promote diversification to protect important supply chains from political and economic disruptions. Given Taiwan’s leading position in the chip field, the region is often closely watched. Experts say that although Taiwan’s foundries also face macroeconomic pressures that affect the entire industry, they are expected to ... Read more

The Semiconductor Manufacturing Monitor, authored by SEMI and TechInsights, is expected to forecast a 10% YoY increase in electronics sales in the third quarter of 2023. Meanwhile, the memory industry is expected to post double-digit growth for the first time since the market recession at the end of 2022. Analysts say electronics sales may grow ... Read more

In recent years, the healthcare industry has undergone significant changes, particularly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had a huge impact on traditional healthcare services. The use of electronic monitoring devices for remote care and preventive medicine is becoming increasingly prevalent in the healthcare industry. Nowadays, the growing “Internet of Medical Things” (IoMT) is ... Read more

Today, advanced semiconductors dominate most of the chip headlines, creating the illusion that Legacy chips have faded into the background and are no longer the focus. However, the importance of Legacy chips is undeniable. For example, 95% of the supply in the automotive industry relies on Legacy chips, and the automotive chip industry is expected ... Read more

Micron Technology, a U.S. semiconductor company, announced on June 16 that it plans to invest up to RMB 4.3 billion in a packaging and testing facility in Xi’an, mainland China, over the next few years. Micron Technology decided to acquire the packaging equipment of Lixing Semiconductor (Xi’an) Co., Ltd (Lixing Xi’an), and also plans to ... Read more

The European Commission has approved €8.1 billion ($8.7 billion) in public funding subsidies for semiconductor research projects as part of the bloc’s initiative to strengthen the local chip supply chain. So far, Intel, Infineon, STMicroelectronics, Ge-Core and Wolfspeed have all announced new investments. TSMC is also considering establishing a production site in Germany. However, some ... Read more

Intel 16 launched a new Intel Core and Intel Core Ultra processor brand, the second half of the year will be launched by the Meteor Lake processor together. The market predicts that Intel’s most significant brand update in the past 15 years has already started the AI war between CPU and GPU in the consumer ... Read more

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