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CMP Equipment “Ancillaries” Poised for Growth

Increases driven by 3DFinFET and X-Stack 3DNAND.

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 3.2% in 2022 Despite Second-Half Slowdown

Worldwide industry sales totaled a record $573.5 billion in 2022, but sales slowed significantly during second half of year.

Semiconductor Sputter Targets Forecasting Decline in 2023

Suppliers will benefit from slowdown as tight supply will be alleviated.

Quartz Components Market Expecting Slight Decline in 2023

Decline may vary in intensity depending on region and ongoing fab expansions.

What’s New in the 2022 IEEE IP-XACT Standard? Big Reveals from the Chair

Does semiconductor IP still matter? And what does the chair of the IEEE-1685 IP-XACT standard reveal about the latest feature sets?

Global Semiconductor Sales Decrease 2.9% Month-to-Month in November

Worldwide chip sales down 9.2% year-to-year.

Slowing Industry Conditions Temporarily Eases Supply Strain in 2023 for Silicon and SOI Wafers

Investments in increased capacity not expected to alleviate strain until 2024-2025.

2023 Semiconductor Plating for Device and Packaging Expecting Slowdown as Global Economic Conditions Weaken

New technologies such as ruthenium and molybdenum in barrier layers may also replace old plating standards.

US Semiconductor Wet Chemicals Supply-Chain Restructuring to Accommodate Chip Expansions

Supply-demand gaps will exist unless more domestic production is developed.

2022 Semiconductor Materials Market Concludes as Another Solid Year Amid Rising Economic Challenges

TECHCET announced that the Total Semiconductor Materials market in 2022 is expected to top US$66 billion after strong semiconductor demand through the first three quarters of the year.

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