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Renesas Commences Operations of Kofu Factory

Renesas Electronics Corporation today announced that it has started operations at its Kofu Factory, located in Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan.

Global Semiconductor Equipment Billings Slip to $106.3 Billion in 2023

Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment edged down 1.3% to $106.3 billion in 2023 from an all-time record of $107.6 billion in 2022, SEMI, the industry association representing the global electronics design and manufacturing supply chain, reported today.

China to Become World’s Largest Source of IC Wafer Capacity by 2026

According to the Global Wafer Capacity 2024 report from Knometa Research, wafer capacity for IC production is projected to grow on average 7.1% each year through 2026.

TSMC Awarded $6.6B in CHIPS and Science Act Funding for Investments in Arizona Fabs

TSMC announces 2nm technology at second fab and a new third fab to produce 2nm or more advanced chips.

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 16.3% Year-to-Year in February

Year-to-year market growth in February is largest since May 2022; worldwide chip sales decrease 3.1% month-to-month.

Semiconductor Metal Plating Chemicals to Top $1 Billion

TECHCET is forecasting Metal Plating Chemicals to grow 7% in 2024, to reach over $1 billion.

Binghamton University Receives $1M to Support Job Training in Electronics Manufacturing

New cleanroom equipment creates ideal space for students to learn advanced packaging processes.

SK hynix Signs Investment Agreement of Advanced Chip Packaging with Indiana

SK hynix Inc. announced today that it will invest an estimated $3.87 billion in West Lafayette, Indiana to build an advanced packaging fabrication and R&D facility for AI products.

UT, ACC, Texas Institute for Electronics to Launch Semiconductor Training Center

A new partnership among The University of Texas at Austin, Austin Community College District and Texas Institute for Electronics (TIE) will make Central Texas a premier hub for comprehensive workforce development that will fuel the needs of America’s semiconductor industry.

New Omdia Research Reveals 2023 Semiconductor Market Revenue Down 9% from 2022

Omdia’s latest Competitive Landscape Tool report reveals a downturn in the semiconductor industry, with revenue down 9% from $597.7 billion in 2022 to $544.8 billion in 2023.

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