Semiconductor Equipment Spending Fell 12%

Global semiconductor capital equipment spending fell 11.5 percent in 2013 to $33.8 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. While wafer-level manufacturing equipment demand performed better than market average, driven by lithography and associated processes, back-end manufacturing segments performed below average, significantly contributing to revenue declines, according to the report. Wafer-level manufacturing outperformed the market in 2013, based on…

Samsung Ramps Up DDR4 Production

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world leader in advanced memory technology, said today that it is accelerating its production ramp up of DDR4 memory modules to accommodate an anticipated strong market demand along with the approaching introduction of the new Intel® Xeon®™ processor E5-2600 v3 product family. DDR4 is the most advanced memory for server…

Chenbro Expands Joint Development Initiative

Enclosure solutions can make or break computer performance, and, for the past three decades, leading enclosure solution provider Chenbro has been partnering with the industry’s leading OEMs and ODMs for customized solutions with end user needs in mind. Now, Chenbro is expanding its joint development manufacturing initiative to include system integrators and solution providers who are…

RS Components & Fairchild Offer Reference Designs

RS Components( http://singapore.rs-online.com/web ) (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc( http://www.electrocomponents.com ) (LSE:ECM), the world’s leading high service distributor of electronics and maintenance products, and Fairchild Semiconductor (NASDAQ: FCS), a leading global supplier of high performance power and mobile semiconductor solutions, have collaborated to create a set of complete reference designs for seven of…