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Markets and Business

Semiconductor Industry vs. Global Pandemic

The World Bank just released its updated Global Outlook for 2020 and 2021. The text is long but very worth reading. 

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Fab Equipment Spending Crawls Out of Slump in Second Half 2019 – But Roller Coast to Continue in 2020

Global fab equipment spending is slowly crawling out of its slump in the second half of 2019 with a pickup in investments in memory – particularly 3D NAND – leading-edge logic and foundries. Compared to the first half of 2019, the second half...

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Nearly $50 Billion in Fabs to Start Construction in 2020

After a downturn in 2019, investments in new fab projects starting construction is expect to jump US$12 billion to nearly US$50 billion in 2020, with China accounting for the bulk of the investments, according to the latest update of the World...

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Global, U.S. Electronics Supply Chains See Healthy Midyear Business Conditions

Broad Global & U.S. Electronic Supply Chain Growth

The first quarter of this year was very strong globally, with growth across the entire electronics supply chain. Although Chart 1 is based on preliminary data, every electronics sector expanded –...

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