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Global 200mm Fab Capacity on Pace to Record Growth to Meet Surging Demand and Address Chip Shortage

Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are on track to boost 200mm fab capacity by 950,000 wafers, or 17%, from 2020 through 2024 to reach a record high of 6.6 million wafers per month, SEMI announced today.

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Memory Upswing Returns, New Record High Expected in 2022

Fueled by economic recovery and the transition to a digital economy, memory IC sales are forecast to reach $180.4 billion in 2022, exceeding the previous record high set in 2018.

Accelerating AI-Defined Cars

Expect to see a convergence of edge computing, machine vision and 5G-connected vehicles.

IBM Unveils World’s First 2 nm Chip Technology

IBM announced a breakthrough in semiconductor design and process with the development of the world’s first chip announced with 2 nm nanosheet technology. The new design is projected to achieve 45 percent higher performance and 75 percent lower energy use than today’s 7 nm chips. It will likely not be in production until 2024.

Q1 Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 3.6% Over Previous Quarter

Worldwide sales for March increase 17.8% year-to-year, 3.7% month-to-month.

Fabless Suppliers Held a Record 33% of the 2020 IC Market

Fabless IC suppliers registered a strong 24% surge in sales last year as compared to only an 8% increase by the IDMs.

Chinese Companies Hold Only 5% of Global IC Marketshare

Propelled by 50% share of IDM sales and 64% share of fabless sales, U.S. companies captured 55% of the total worldwide IC market in 2020.

Intel Steps Up Hiring in Taiwan to Secure Semiconductor Chips Supply Chain for PC Partners

Intel Corporation is ramping up hiring activity globally but more so in Taiwan.

Semiconductor Units Forecast To Exceed 1 Trillion Devices Again in 2021

A 13% increase is expected to lift total semiconductor shipments to a new record high.

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