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2008-06-23 Reports point to bleak IC, fab-tool markets
The mid-year data from market research firms indicate gloomy IC and fab-tool industries for 2008
2010-08-16 Questions to help sort out the industry
As the global economy makes it way out of recession, the electronics industry is picking up, but manufacturers remain wary as they try to avoid the hidden risks that still threaten their businesses.
2012-02-21 Pricey materials weigh down AMOLED TVs
Aggravated by manufacturing challenges, global shipment of the sets will still be limited, accounting for only one percent of the worldwide flat panel market by 2015
2015-06-16 PC, chip demand in Q2 plunge to almost 20%
Although the iPhone supply chain and the automotive market offer some respite to the industry, chip demand also is weak for tablets, TVs and many Android phones, reported Deutsche Bank
2008-11-07 Order delays haunt LCD tool makers
It's a double-whammy for the equipment industry. First, fab-tool makers face a major IC downturn. Now, they see a big slowdown in LCD production
2007-02-16 Ominous signs dim IC growth outlook
The industry managed modest growth in 2006 and should again post moderate gains of 5 to 12 percent this year albeit a slowdown in GDP growth among countries worldwide, persistent chip inventory of overhang and lackluster demand in the PC and wireless markets.
2009-03-23 Nokia braves out economic crunch
After years of strong growth and overwhelming domination of the handset market, Nokia Corp. is entering unknown territory as its core product segment matures, leaving it to reorganize and transform operations in the midst of a sweeping recession
2012-03-13 MediaTek: Unknown OEMs may be next smartphone stars
MediaTek Inc. president, Ching-Jiang Hsieh believes that unknown China-based handset makers will drive the next big wave of smartphones.
2010-04-12 LED fabs take the spotlight
Fewer semiconductor fabs are getting built these days and even the solar market has cooled a bit. So what's the next big thing for fabs? Try LEDs
2009-01-27 Japan fab-tool, materials markets plunge
Like semiconductor equipment suppliers in the United States and Europe, the fab-tool market has also crashed in Japan
2008-07-23 Is it all gloom for ATE?
The shakeout in the automatic test equipment business is over. Or is it
2010-06-24 Image sensor sales to hit $8.5B this year
As the demand for digital cameras, camera phones and machine-vision systems recovers, sales of image-sensor devices are forecast to grow 31 percent this year to reach a record high of $8.5 billion
2006-10-11 IC slowdown in 2007, predicts Semico
New, "disruptive" technologies and strong global demand will drive the semiconductor industry through 2010, according to Jim Feldhan, president of market research firm Semico
2010-03-22 IC forecasts: What keeps analysts bullish, worried
Although the signs are positive in the chip sector this year, there are still some concerns. Here are 10 reasons to remain bullishand worriedabout 2010.
2008-10-10 Firm cuts IC expenditure projections for '08, '09
Gartner Inc. is expecting that the IC industry capital spending will decline 25.7 percent in 2008 and 12.8 percent in 2009, before growing to 16.7 percent in 2010
2008-11-24 Fear and hope cloud IC industry
Future Horizons is predicting that the semiconductor industry will see a 2 percent decline next year but that there will be no re-run of the huge downturn of 2001
2003-01-09 Electronic industries: On the road to recovery
The global electronic equipment and semiconductor markets are expected to return to robust growth in 2003, after two years of downturn and depression, iSuppli Corp. said
2010-02-08 DRAM tops 2010 IC growth sectors
Only four out of about 28 IC product categories will grow in 2010, resulting in an overall IC market growth of 15 percent, according to an IC Insights Inc. forecast
2008-02-25 DisplaySearch warns of tight TFT-LCD materials supply in '08
A new report form DisplaySearch forecasts that TFT-LCD materials and components will grow 6 percent this year but warns of a tight supply of some key components.
2009-07-07 Comment: Will LTX-Credence survive ATE arena?
Mark LaPedus opines on the LTX-Credence's chances of competing against ATE big shots such as Advantest, Verigy and Teradyne.
2009-12-30 Chartered expands amid ATIC takeover
Amid a plan to be acquired, Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd said it has begun the next phase of an expansion plan within its 300mm fab in Singapore.
2009-01-07 Buzz: Will Samsung increase DRAM prices?
South Korea's Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd is mulling a plan to raise its DRAM prices, while Taiwan's suppliers have cut production, according to an analyst.
2009-06-24 April IC growth strongest since 1996
Semiconductor sales in April were 15.6 percent higher than the previous month's, if the fact that March was a five-week month is factored in, according to market research group Future Horizon
2008-03-24 Applied Materials still top IC gear supplier
Market research group VLSI Research has released figures about IC manufacturing equipment suppliers worldwide. The top ten IC manufacturing equipment suppliers recorded combined revenues of $33.5 billion last year, a 10 percent increase over the previous year
2010-01-19 Analysts hail Apple, Qualcomm CES winners
Analysts were left upbeat and singled out Apple and Qualcomm as two of the big winners from the CES, although they cited overcrowded markets and carrier bandwidth as two limiting factors to watch.
2010-12-23 Analyst predicts fab tool changes in 2011
Here are 10 predictions about the fab tool market in 2011 culled from various reports by C.J. Muse, analyst, Barclays Capital
2009-10-06 Analysis: TI fab deal is good for IC tool vendors
Equipment executives and analysts say that the TI fab deal isn't a blow to the equipment industry. Some suggested that it might even be a positive for gear suppliers
2009-01-27 Analysis: Qimonda folds, who's next?
Although Qimonda AG's Jan. 23 filing of insolvency does not come as a surprise to the industry, it should serve as a caution that the company may not be the only victim of the ongoing shakeout in the DRAM market
2009-07-16 Analysis: Apple should learn from Motorola's fate
Apple Inc.'s strong growth and torrid market share gains with the iPhone is justifiably celebrated but there is a cautionary tale somewhere in Motorola Inc.'s experience for the PC and consumer electronic equipment company
2012-11-21 2013 tool spending to see drastic drop off, says exec
Michael Splinter, Applied Materials chairman and CEO, said that the firm expects wafer fab spending to decline for the second consecutive year based on continued weakness in the memory chip market
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