The importance of measuring particle contamination in advanced semiconductor processes has increased. Even the smallest amount of pollutants contained in chemical materials, air, gas, and water may have a significant impact on product quality and yield.The focal point of PMS, a pollution control tec
The global semiconductor packaging materials market is expected to reach $ 17.8 billion (about 19.8 trillion won) by 2021, a slight increase from $ 16.7 billion in 2017 (about 18.6 trillion won). Continuous pressure for cost reduction and slowed consumption of materials, combined with the rapid grow
It is expected that Chinese semiconductor front-end production facilities will account for 20 percent of the global market between 2020 and 2021. It will be a significant jump from the current market share of 16%. It will be the result of the Chinese government's policy of launching semiconductors.
In 2018, the world semiconductor equipment market sales were at a record high as they were in 2017. In 2019, the semiconductor market is expected to decline due to a decrease in investment in major semiconductor companies. But by 2020, the scale is expected to once again increase.The world semicondu
The year 2019 is expected to be a year that has significant meaning in the history of South Korea’s semiconductor industry. This is because it will be the first year that South Korea will apply a brand new technology to start mass-production, beating all competitors. This ‘new technology’ is the EUV
Samsung Electronics has set up a new business team to catch up with Sony (Japan), the world’s #1 company in the CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) industry.According to industry sources, Samsung Electronics Device Solution (DS) sector had recently set up a new ‘Sensor Business Team’ within the System LSI Busin
The development proposal of a 3nm Fab(a semiconductor production factory) from Taiwan’s TSMC, the world’s #1 company in the foundry industry, had passed the environmental impact assessment on the 19th. The Taiwan Economic Daily stated that “the world semiconductor industry is heading into a new era.
The supply shortage for Silicon wafer, a raw material for semiconductors, has been eased. This is thanks to the active expansion of the industry since 2017.The Japan Sankyo Times reported on the 18th that the wafer market was once thought to be in short supply due to the International Semiconductor
It was reported on the 13th that Jin-young Park, executive director of the Samsung Electronics Device Solution (DS) purchasing team, said, "Do not expect much from next year (semiconductor investment)" at the meeting of the semiconductor equipment division of the Samsung Partner Company Association
Equipment market sales are expected to reach a record high of US $ 62.1bn this year, thanks to the robust semiconductor market conditions of the past several years. However, due to delayed investment by the semiconductor industry, a decline is expected within the next year. It is reverse growth in f
Fluorine-based gas used for semiconductor manufacturing is under a supply shortage. Prices continue to rise.Japan's Nihon Keizai Shimbun reported recently that prices for fluorine gas will rise further, saying that the market will be unable to keep up with demand due to the memory semiconductor boom
Last month, Samsung Electronics filed for the court the injunction preventing Kim, a former semiconductor executive, who had taken a new job at Innotron, the DRAM company in China. Such a move by Samsung Electronics was made after this paper’s report on October 31 (Samsung DRAM design major executiv
When the news was reported that Jung Tae-sung, former vice president of Samsung Electronics, had moved to SK Hynix as a President early last year, the industry was shaken. Jung was the prime mover who brought Samsung Electronics’ NAND business of to the 'first class' by competing against Japan’s Tos
Samsung Electronics has confirmed that the device Solution (DS) division, which oversees the semiconductor business, is building R&D for Fan-Out & Wafer-Level Package (Fo-WLP) and pilot lines. It is said that their goal is to apply Fo-WLP technology from the next-generation Premium Exynos Applicatio
In 2019, the smartphone market is expected to see negative growth, but the CMOS image sensor (CIS) market is predicted to experience an expected boom. This is because smartphones equipped with dual and even triple cameras, are expected to become the mainstream. Companies that lead the CIS market, su
Samsung Electronics, the world's second-largest manufacturing company of CMOS image sensors (CIS), succeeded in supplying CIS to Tesla, an American electric car company. It’s significant because this is the first case of Samsung Electronics supplying CIS to automobile companies.According to industry
Amid the booming market of the world's No. 1 MLCC company, Murata of Japan began construction this month to extend its production line.Japan's Murata recently announced that it will begin construction of additional MLCCs starting this month in Ushi, Jiangsu, China. It is going to invest a total of 1
The merger between Infineon Korea and Infineon Power Semitech has ended on a sour note.The German semiconductor company, Infineon has restructured its domestic subsidiaries. Infineon Technologies Korea Co. Ltd. (Infineon Korea) and Infineon Technologies Power Semitech Co. Ltd. (Infineon Power Semite
SK Hynix produces a 2-layer stacked CMOS Image Sensor (CIS) at its 300mm wafer plant. This is SK Hynix’s first time to produce a stacked CIS.According to a industry report on the 25th, SK Hynix plans to mass-produce a 16 megapixel, 2-layer stacked CIS using the Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology i
Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix are at a war of nerves over the announcement of development of next-generation DRAM, subtly.SK Hynix officially announced on 15 Nov that it has developed “world’s first” DDR5 DRAM for Servers and PCs (Reference: SK Hynix Opens A New Era of Next-Generation DDR5 DRAM).