PC outlook lowered again

30.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Worldwide PC shipments are now expected to fall by -9.7 percent in 2013, further deepening what is already the longest market contraction on record.

Lone Japanese semiconductor supplier ranked among top 10 in 1H13

27.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Competitive pressures, collapse of vertically integrated business model, increasing "asset-lite" strategies lead to Japan mergers, spinoffs


MACOM files patent infringement suit against GigOptix

23.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc., a supplier of high performance RF, microwave, and millimeter wave products, today announced it has filed suit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California against GigOptix, Inc. (NYSE MKT:GIG) for patent infringement.

$5.2B in printed electronics is expected to be sold in 2015

22.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

The total applied market created by printed electronics technology is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 47 percent to $24.3 billion by 2020 from $3.3 billion in 2013

Despite challenges, industrial semiconductor market reports positive Q1

15.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

The market for semiconductors used in industrial electronics applications relished a better-than-expected first quarter as macroeconomic headwinds turned out to be less severe than initially feared.

South Korea’s photoresist market set to bottom out at $220 million in 2013

14.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Photoresists are primarily used in the electronics industry and in high demand from the semiconductor and liquid crystal display (LCD) sectors where photolithography is a main manufacturing process.

Si2 appoints John Ellis as VP of Engineering

14.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

The Silicon Integration Initiative (Si2), a global semiconductor standards consortium, announced today that it has appointed John Ellis as vice president of Engineering and officer of Si2.

Rolith successfully demonstrates ITO-alternative technology based on rolling mask lithography

13.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Rolith, Inc., a developer of advanced nanostructured devices, yesterday announced the successful demonstration of Transparent Metal Grid Electrode technology based on its disruptive nanolithography method (Rolling Mask Lithography – RMLTM).

Quarterly semiconductor sales increase 6%, outperforming industry forecast

05.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached $74.65 billion during the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 6 percent from the first quarter when sales were $70.45 billion.

First half of 2013 shows big changes to top 20 semiconductor supplier ranking

05.08. 2013 Solid State Technology

Later this month, IC Insights’ August Update to the 2013 McClean Report will show a ranking of the top 25 semiconductor suppliers in 1H13.

Applied Materials CEO receives 2013 SIA Robert N. Noyce Award

30.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

Mike Splinter, chairman and chief executive officer of Applied Materials, was awarded the 2013 Robert N. Noyce Award, presented annually by the Semiconductor Industry Association, for outstanding achievement and leadership in support of the U.S. semiconductor industry. Splinter has been on the SEMI International Board of Directors since 2005.

Compound Photonics acquires Europe’s largest gallium arsenide semiconductor manufacturing facility

25.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

Compound Photonics announced an agreement with RFMD whereby Compound Photonics will purchase Europe's largest gallium arsenide (GaAs) manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, England.

European-Japanese collaboration focuses on ‘Cloud of Things’ to support smart cities

23.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

CEA-Leti today announced that a group of European and Japanese companies, research institutes, universities and cities will work together in the ClouT project to deliver ways for cities to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing – to become smart cities.

Cornucopia of choices spurs smartphone market to double by end of 2017

17.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

With most of the top brands introducing new flagship models in the first half of 2013, smartphone buyers now have more choices than ever, a phenomenon that will contribute to an expected doubling in market shipments from 2012 to 2017.

Mobile PC market suffers worst Q2 performance in more than a decade

10.07. 2013 Solid State Technology

Battered by the nonstop onslaught of media tablets, the mobile PC market in 2013 delivered the worst second-quarter performance in 11 years.