CMOS Image Sensors Deliver High Growth

The CMOS image sensor market is on track to grow 15 percent in 2015, reaching $10.1 billion, after a strong increase of 19 percent in 2014, according to IC Insights. This is after only four percent growth in 2013 due to price erosion and inventory corrections in the camera phone market, said the market researcher.…

SK Hynix Ramps Production of High Bandwidth Memory

San Jose, Calif.– SK Hynix Inc. (or ‘the Company’, www.skhynix.com) announced today that it is shipping mass production volumes of 1st generation High Bandwidth Memory (HBM1) based on SK hynix’s advanced 20nm-class DRAM process technology. HBM1 represents a groundbreaking leap in performance by enabling a 1,024 bit wide memory interface to achieve 128GB/second performance while reducing power…

Top Semiconductor Suppliers Show Strong Growth in Q1

The semiconductor industry appears to be firing on all cylinders, experiencing good demand across multiple industries including automotive, communications, industrial, medical, and the emerging Internet of Things (IoT). The top 20 semiconductor manufacturers increased sales by nine percent in the first quarter of 2015 compared to the first quarter of last year, according to the…

SK Hynix Opens Colorado Site

SK hynix memory solutions (SKHMS), a leading provider of NAND flash solutions, today announced the opening of its new engineering development center in Longmont, Colorado. The company has started staffing the site with leading engineering experts in the area of storage and firmware design. Since its acquisition by SK hynix in 2012, SKHMS (formerly Link-A-Media…

Top Semiconductor Suppliers to Record Double-Digit Growth

Nine of the top 20 semiconductor suppliers are expected to record double-digit growth in 2014, according to a preview of the IC Insights 2014 McClean Report. The Top 25 semiconductor supplier report reveals that sales at TSMC, MediaTek, and SK Hynix are each expected to increase by more than 20 percent in 2014. The Semiconductor Industry…

DRAM Prices Will Continue to Fall

Despite higher DRAM prices starting in the second quarter of 2014 due in part to a lack of capacity expansions and increased obstacles in transitioning to 2Xnm manufacturing, DRAM prices start to drop at the end of July, according to DRAMeXchange, the memory and storage research division of TrendForce. Prices are expected to continue downward…

Global Semiconductor Sales Grow 5% in 2013

El Segundo, Calif. —Led by memory chip sales, global semiconductor revenue increased 5.0 percent in 2013, according to the latest research from IHS Technology. Total semiconductor revenue reached $318.1 billion in 2013, up from $303.1 billion in 2012. Last year’s growth “reversed the disappointing 2.4 percent loss of 2012, when revenue contracted from $310.6 billion in 2011,”…