Semi WEEK: Hitachi Kokusaiís 18th consecutive year winning. Semicon West 2015. Stocks crashed.

Hitachi Kokusai Electricís 18th consecutive year winning the coveted 10 BEST award. Order activity continued to cool off at a rapid clip. The CPPI slid. Semicon West 2015. Chip making stocks sunk to fresh new lows for the year amid growth concerns and macro woes.
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Teradyne tops the list, third year in a row

Teradyne, leading supplier of automated test equipment (ATE), tops the list for third year in a row, with the highest test equipment rating. RANKED 1st by its customers in VLSIresearch's 2015 10 BEST Large Suppliers of Chip Making Equipment and the 2015 THE BEST Test Equipment Supplier. Leadership ...
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Silicon Demand

Silicon Demand

Wafer demand for semiconductors by device type tends to be evenly split over time. Logic/MPU and memory ICs stay evenly balanced due to system architecture. The same is true for analog ICs and discrete semiconductors. Read more

Better Intelligence=Better Decisions=Better Results

Better Intelligence=Better Decisions=Better Results

VLSIresearch has always driven to deliver data and services with the most advanced methods, such as the internet and dynamic databases. Its innovations include being the first to use demand-based forecasting; the first to model semiconductor inventories in forecasts; the first to use cost-of-ownership models for evaluating equipment; the first to perform customer satisfaction surveys; the first semiconductor industry research firm to apply capacity and inventory models in forecasting; the first to use pricing data to capture supply demand imbalances. Read more

Wafer Size

Wafer Size

Silicon demand wafer size favors larger wafer sizes. 300mm already accounts for almost two-thirds of all wafer fab manufacturing and this will continue to grow through 2015. 450mm will account for 14% of all chip production by 2020. Read more

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Trends by Node

Trends by Node

Silicon wafer demand for chip making continues to favor tighter nodes with greater growth. Some say Moore's Law is dead, but the data proves it wrong. Devices with dimensions smaller than 20nm will consume more than half of all silicon by 2020. Read more

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