Chinese leaders focus on technology as they make 5-year plan
Working to promote self-sustaining growth supported by domestic consumer spending and technology development.
Semiconductor automated testing equipment to reach US$6B by 2026: report
Need for cost-efficient testing to increase profit margins and boost growth opportunities for semiconductor test equipment, finds Frost & Sullivan
Panasonic leaves semiconductor business with Taiwan sale
Its chipmaking has struggled in recent years amid competition from cheaper rivals in South Korea and the rest of Asia.
Chinese court bans some iPhones over Qualcomm dispute
Qualcomm says the ban covers iPhones 6S through X.
Memory chip maker Micron announces US$3B expansion in Virginia
Investment expected to create 1,100 jobs.
Samsung to invest $19B in chip, display plants
Global memory chip industry is enjoying a massive boom thanks to a surge in demand for microchips.
IBM releases world’s first 7 nanometer semiconductor [INFOGRAPHIC]
The company last year announced a $3 billion investment in chip technology over five years.
PC chip giant Intel to buy Altera for $17B
Altera makes chips used in phone networks and cars, an area Intel is targeting for growth.
Chipmaker NXP to acquire rival Freescale for $11.8B
Deal makes NXP the biggest supplier of microchips to the automotive industry.
Celestica CEO sees semiconductor industry as priority for growth
After losing its contract with Blackberry, the company is diversifying its customer base.
North American robotics companies experiencing record sales
Robotics sales have reached $679.3 million so far in 2013, a 1.9% increase over the same period in 2012.
GaN Systems heads to England
Semiconductor maker opens new office and technical support facility to satisfy new clean tech power conversion applications.
STMicroelectronics to leave joint venture with Ericsson
Europe’s largest chipmaker blames exit on stuggles associated with downturn in global demand.