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2009-04-29 Startup Cswitch battles IC downturn
After making a big splash in 2006, configurable chip startup Cswitch Corp. is going through rough waters amid the IC downturn
2008-12-04 Comms IC market hit with downturn, too
After surviving the downturn-stricken Q3, the market for communications ICs is experiencing rapid degradation, forcing suppliers to cut production, according to an analyst
2009-03-09 VDC: Embedded processors defy downturn
More than 10 billion embedded processors, including CPUs, DSPs, FPGAs and MCUs, shipped in 2008, and should reach 10.76 billion units in 2009 according to VDC Research Group Inc.
2009-04-23 TSMC invests in R&D despite downturn
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd remains cautiously optimistic about the IC industry and vowed that it will continue to invest in R&D despite the downturn.
2011-04-06 TI buys National Semiconductor
TI has signed a merger agreement to procure National Semi for $6.5 billion in cash.
2004-08-31 Shifting gear to survive downturn
CEO Roland Pudelko narrates how Dialog Semiconductor shifted its focus and survived the downturn.
2016-02-01 Semiconductor R&D loses steam at only 0.5% growth in 2015
Despite the weaker performance, the half-per cent rise pushed global R&D spending by chip companies to a record-high level of $56.4 billion in 2015 from $54.1 billion set in 2014, said IC Insights.
2010-12-01 Semiconductor equipment industry flounders (part 2
The semiconductor capital equipment industry has not yet recovered its investment in 300mm wafer processing technology, thus, it is not yet prepared to develop 450mm tools
2010-11-18 Semiconductor equipment industry flounders
The semiconductor equipment industry has been experiencing tough times since 2007 and is in a difficult position to face today's challenging economic conditions
2008-07-17 Samsung 'downturn' rumors surface
Rumors that Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd this week pushed out its fab-tool orders sent shockwaves at the Semicon West Trade Show, putting vendors in a somber and gloomy mood.
2008-12-17 Report: 2008 semiconductor revenue takes a plunge
For only the fifth time in the last 25 years, the semiconductor industry will post a decline in revenue, with worldwide semiconductor revenue totaling $261.9 billion in 2008, a 4.4 percent decline from 2007, according to preliminary results by Gartner Inc
2009-11-11 PLDs find bright spots in downturn
Altera president and CEO John Daane said that the current IC industry downturn created a good opportunity for the programmable logic device (PLD) segment
2007-11-12 Microchip navigates through market downturn
The best antidote to the market downturn, according to Microchip CEO Steve Sanghi, is to prepare the company to withstand any unexpected shocks while pushing forward with plans for revenue growth and margin improvements
2011-01-03 Meeting semiconductor supplier challenges
To succeed in this environment and seize the opportunity the recovery presents, a semiconductor supplier must address three important challenges, according to Fujitsu Semiconductor America’s president
2009-03-06 Litho woes: R&D gap, downturn
It was a triple-whammy for lithographers at the SPIE Advanced Lithography conference as the industry continues to be plagued by an R&D gap, technology delays, and, of course, the lousy economy.
2003-05-02 Is semiconductor inventory corrected
Misconceptions about the reasons behind the semiconductor industry's recent collapse need to be corrected; one such hazy idea is the inventories on the balance sheet of semiconductor companies
2005-02-22 Infineon's memory strategy: invest during downturn
Executives of Infineon Technologies' North America operations said its plan to ramp up a new 300mm fab here is part of a simple strategy: bigger wafers, smaller die size, maximum capacity utilization and continuing investment in its memory technology during a downturn
2005-01-03 Industry may face another downturn
Six months ago, researchers say that the IC industry in 2005 will be very strong, with about 15 to 20 percent growth. Today, nobody is claiming that finding anymore.
2005-01-06 In-Stat forecasts 6 percent semiconductor slump in 2005
Worldwide semiconductor sales revenue will decline by 5.7 percent in 2005 compared to 2004, to reach $199.3 billion, according to market prediction company In-Stat
2015-04-02 Impact of semiconductor industry on macroeconomic cycles
A business model for the semiconductor industry is imperative that takes into consideration the macroeconomic cycles, and also to avoid a huge unemployment during economic downturns
2011-06-23 IHS iSuppli ups 2011 semiconductor forecast
IHS iSuppli predicts that the global semiconductor market will increase 7.2 percent due to increasing consumer electronics sales in tablets and smartphones
2016-01-11 Global semiconductor revenue falls short at $340.3B in 2015
Gartner attributed the decline to the weak demand for key electronic equipment, the continuing impact of the strong dollar in some regions and rising inventory.
2002-03-05 Global semiconductor equipment market slows down in 2001
Worldwide sales of semiconductor equipment totaled $28 billion in 2001, representing a year-over-year decline of 41 percent, reveals Semiconductor Equipment and Materials Int. in a report entitled "Worldwide Semiconductor Equipment Market Statistics."
2011-04-11 Gartner: Semiconductor equipment market up nearly 150% in 2010
Gartner Inc. report shows strong growth in sales of semiconductor equipment after global slump
2009-06-15 Freescale won't go fabless despite downturn
Freescale Semiconductor general manager EMEA Steve Wainwright explains why the company will never go fables despite the current market conditions
2009-03-18 Freescale enters debt-swap to cope with downturn
Freescale Semiconductor Inc.'s top executives are hinging the company's survival and ability to prosper through the ongoing recession on a series of actions the IC vendor has taken in recent months, the most important of which is a multibillion-dollar debt swap
2004-10-14 Foundries face inventory correction, then downturn
Prospects for a long upturn in the silicon foundry business have been cut short by the sudden IC inventory correction phenomenon followed by a possible downturn in 2005
2009-05-19 Downturn shuffles top 20 IC supplier list
Amidst a global downturn and financial crisis, 17 of the top 20 semiconductor companies changed positions in Q1, according to market research firm IC Insights Inc., which expects more volatility in the next quarter.
2009-05-25 Downturn puts fab tool market in the red
This is the worst downturn in the history of semiconductor equipment. Most would agree about that but what individual sector is the worst? ATE, inspection, lithography or wafer cleaning?
2009-02-09 Downturn forces On Semi to close fab
On Semiconductor Corp. has announced plans to close its remaining fab in Arizona by the end of Q1 10, affecting 350 jobs
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