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Vishay & Infineon: severely affected by Wuxi subcon fire

A fire in Wuxi, China, earlier this month is having serious supply consequences for several manufacturers, including Vishay and Infineon. Wuxi Welnew Microelectronics (“Welnew”) is a sub-tier supplier to several semiconductor manufacturers including Infineon, Vishay,...

New tech might get tripped up by supply chain volatility, says ABI

Buzzy new tech trends including the industrial metaverse, 5G wearables, printed electronics, and satellite-to-cell services may be held back by global market volatility, according to a report from the analyst firm ABI Research. “War, inflation, political upheaval,...

Faced with shortages? Remain vigilant against counterfeit

EMS Now says there are numerous reasons why counterfeit parts surface, and companies need to be particularly vigilant during supply chain constraints, where low levels of required supply increase the pressure to access the open market. "Counterfeits components are...

Top-15 semi suppliers are forecast to experience 7% growth in 3Q21

Sep 14, 2021

IC Insights recently released the third quarter sales growth forecast of the world’s top 25 semiconductor suppliers. The forecast shows that in the third quarter of this year (as of September), sales growth outlooks for the top-25 suppliers range from 16th-ranked Sony’s 34% increase at the high end, to Intel’s 3% decline on the low end.

The report shows that in 2Q21, TSMC was the third-largest semiconductor company in terms of sales and the largest semiconductor foundry in the world. It is the go-to manufacturer for ICs based on leading-edge 7/5nm process technologies, which are in high demand and collectively accounted for about half of TSMC’s second-quarter revenue. The company reported that 18% of its 2Q21 revenue was from ICs made using its 5nm process technology while 7nm device technology accounted for 31% of its 2Q21 sales.

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