$109 billion in 2022 and 2023
According to a fresh report, big chip manufacturers are increasing spending on new fab equipment, reaching a record $109 billion in 2022, a 20 percent increase compared to the previous year.
Up by 20 per cent
Chipmakers are talking about jacking the price of chips up by more than 20 per cent.
Hoping to make a ding in Micron profits
Bell Semiconductor has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against computer chipmaker Micron Technology which claims it nicked its layering process for fabricating semiconductor devices.
Prices will rise
Chipmaker Micron Technology warned that while production will not drop due to component shortages driven by the Ukraine crisis, costs are expected to rise.
Expects chipmakers to boost investments
BE Semiconductor has been consulting its Tarot cards and predicts rise in first-quarter revenues as leading chipmakers' plans to boost investments.
2400 SSD Billed as the most advanced NAND architecture
Micron has started volume shipments of the world's first 176-layer QLC NAND SSD.
The semiconductor industry's struggle to keep up with incoming orders looks set to continue as supply bottlenecks may last until the end of 2022, a member of German chipmaker Infineon's management board told the Handelsblatt newspaper.
The problem is the non-memory components.
During a recent earnings call to discuss its quarterly earnings, Micron explained that the reason DDR5 demand is "significantly exceeding supply" is because suppliers are having a rough time sourcing non-memory component.
Smoking the peace pipe
US chipmaker Micron and Taiwanese peer UMC have withdrawn complaints against each other following a years long legal dispute over intellectual property (IP).