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5G Driving Increased Demand for MLCC

5G Driving Increased Demand for MLCC
Multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) suppliers are gearing up for a record 2020, thanks to the wave of 5G technology set to head into production, including the upcoming iPhone 12. China is leading the way with orders for components needed to produce 5G devices early this year. Japanese firm Tiyo Yuden, one of Apple's suppliers, is expecting to benefit from the demand as 5G smartphones use roughly 30% more capacitors than 4G devices. The MLCCs manufactured by the firm are the building blocks of the modern world. The tiny components are made of metallic plates and are used in electronic circuits...

South Korea Gains $28 M Investment to Make Chip Materials

South Korea Gains $28 M Investment to Make Chip Materials
US firm DuPont has decided to invest $28 million in South Korea to produce photoresists and other materials by 2021. The move will help in reducing the country’s heavy reliance on Japan for key materials used in chip manufacturing. Japan currently produces approximately 90% of photoresists, which are thin layers of material used to transfer circuit patterns onto semiconductor wafers. In July 2019, Japan imposed curbs on Korean exports of three materials including photoresists, amid a bilateral diplomatic row over wartime labourers. This prompted South Korean tech firms to diversify their supply chains. Although Japan reversed its restrictions on photoresist...

5G Expansion to See Chip Demand Rebound in 2020

5G Expansion to See Chip Demand Rebound in 2020
Global demand for memory chips is expected to rebound next year, driven by the spread of 5G services, according to new market research reports. 2019 saw chipmakers, such as Samsung Electronics Co. and SK Hynix Inc., suffer from a decline in sales revenue, on account of excessive inventories and lower demand from corporate customers. According to the latest data from research firm IHS Markit, semiconductor sales fell by 15 percent to US $111 billion in the July-September quarter, down 15 percent on 2018. Forecasts predicted that the world’s semiconductor sales would remain weak and post a 12 percent year-on-year sales...

Massive Growth for the FPGA Market

Massive Growth for the FPGA Market
According to a new report published by Global Market Insights, the global Field Programmable Gate Array (FGPA) market is forecast to experience rapid growth, reaching $13 Billion by 2026. Technological advancements and innovations in the FPGA field are likely to be key contributors to growth during the forecast period. In addition, the rise in the number of strategic collaborations and partnerships, combined with the development of new products are expected to accelerate growth in coming years. The rising number of applications and product enhancements are also likely to drive future the market. Key players operating in the FPGA market are...

Active Electronic Components Market Pegged at $376.9 Bn by 2023

Active Electronic Components Market Pegged at $376.9 Bn by 2023
According to industry analysts, the active electronic components market was worth $182.9 billion in 2014 and is projected to reach $376.9 billion by 2023, growing at a compound annual growth rate of 8.4% during the forecast period of 2015-2023. Key drivers of growth in this area are micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the wider adoption of renewable energy resources, as well as the increasing popularity of portable electronic devices. Typically North America has dominated the market, but during the forecast period it is expected to be superseded by Asia Pacific. Asia Pacific is projected to experience the fastest growth by 2023,...

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