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15 Mar 2024


Intel has shelved investment in Italy, minister says

ROME, March 14 (Reuters) - Intel (INTC.O), opens new tab has postponed plans to invest in Italy, the country's industry minister said on Thursday, after a project to build an advanced packaging and chip assembly factory first mooted in March 2022 was never finalised.

14 Mar 2024

By The Wall Street Journal

A Tale of Two Chip Plants: Delayed in U.S., on Time in Japan

The fate of two TSMC factories highlights different approaches in Tokyo and Washington toward high-tech investment

14 Mar 2024

By Nikkei Asia

Japan's Toppan to build Singapore chip package substrate plant

TOKYO -- Toppan Holdings plans to build a semiconductor package substrate plant in Singapore and begin operations at the end of 2026, joining several other Japanese substrate makers in boosting capital investment amid booming demand tied to artificial intelligence.

13 Mar 2024

By Yonhap News Agency

Samsung Electronics denies media report on adopting SK hynix's chipmaking tech

SEOUL, March 13 (Yonhap) -- Samsung Electronics Co., the world's No. 1 memory chipmaker, on Wednesday denied a recent news report that it is planning to use technology that its local rival SK hynix Inc. is using in a way to overtake the market for cutting-edge artificial intelligence (AI) chips.

11 Mar 2024

Silicon Box -Newsroom

Silicon Box cutting-edge, advanced panel-level packaging foundry announces $3.6B investment for expansion into Italy

Investment in Northern Italy (Nord Italia), will bring first-of-its-kind, end-to-end chiplet based semiconductor system integration to Europe

9 Mar 2024


Italy finalising $3.3 bln Silicon Box plant deal, source says

ROME, March 8 (Reuters) - Italy is finalising the terms of a state-backed deal with semiconductor firm Silicon Box worth around 3 billion euros ($3.3 billion) to build an industrial site in the country, a source familiar with the matter said on Friday.
The move by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni's administration is part of long-standing Italian efforts to attract investment from tech companies since a deal with U.S. firm Intel has never been finalised.

7 Mar 2024


ASML's future growth in Netherlands remains uncertain

AMSTERDAM, March 7 (Reuters) - A crisis meeting between top executives of ASML (ASML.AS), opens new tab and Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte led to the CEO of the Netherlands' largest company ruling out quitting the country but failed to resolve issues surrounding its future growth plans.
As chipmakers around the globe pour billions of dollars into setting up new plants to cope with soaring demand, ASML, their largest supplier, has said it will need to roughly double the size of its operations in the coming decade, but faces challenges in doing so at home.

6 Mar 2024

By Counterpoint

Top 5 Wafer Fab Equipment Makers’ Revenue Declined 1% YoY in 2023; ASML on Top

Top 5 wafer fab equipment (WFE) manufacturers’ revenue declined 1% YoY in 2023 to reach $93.5 billion due to weak memory spending, macroeconomic slowdown, inventory adjustments and low demand in the smartphone and PC end markets. Out of these five WFE vendors, ASML and Applied Materials managed to post YoY growth in 2023 while Lam Research, Tokyo Electron and KLA’s revenues declined 25%, 22% and 8% YoY respectively. Strong DUV and EUV sales drove ASML to the top position in 2023.

5 Mar 2024

By Taipei Times

US rules driving orders: Powerchip

‘TRANSFORMATION YEAR’: The company said it aims to optimize its product portfolios, reducing exposure to lower-margin driver ICs and sensors amid tight pricing

4 Mar 2024

By Semiconductor Industry Association

Global Semiconductor Sales Increase 15.2% Year-to-Year in January

WASHINGTON—March 4, 2024—The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) today announced global semiconductor industry sales totaled $47.6 billion during the month of January 2024, an increase of 15.2% compared to the January 2023 total of $41.3 billion but a decrease of 2.1% from the December 2023 total of $48.7 billion. Monthly sales are compiled by the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization and represent a three-month moving average. SIA represents 99% of the U.S. semiconductor industry by revenue and nearly two-thirds of non-U.S. chip firms.

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