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Evercore predicts bleak future for semiconductor industry

Evercore predicts component downturn will persist into 2020

On June 12, banking investment advisory company Evercore offered a grim forecast for the future of the semiconductors industry. The firm predicts the electronics component sector, which hit a ten year...
SiFive receives investment injection from Qualcomm

RISC-V processor firm SiFive secures $65 million investment  

Last week, San Mateo-based semiconductor manufacturer SiFive announced it had secured $65.4 million in Series D funding. The firm received financial backing from many of the same venture capital groups that...
Marvell acquires Aquantia

Marvell Semiconductor to acquire Aquantia for $452 million

Last month, Marvell Technology Group announced plans to purchase Ethernet transceiver maker Aquantia for $452 million. The Santa Clara, California-headquartered firm is buying the company to bolster its Ethernet PHY and...
Infineon purchases Cypress Semiconductor in billion dollar deal

Infineon to purchase Cypress for $10.1 billion

In a move that sent shockwaves through the components industry, Infineon Technologies AG announced plans to buy Cypress Semiconductor Corp. for $8.7 billion in cash. If the agreement goes through, the...
Component market down in Q1

Global semiconductor market hits 10 year low in Q1 2019

On Wednesday, information services firm IHS Markit reported the semiconductor revenues hit a decade low in the first quarter of this year. The company noted global electronics component sales were $101.2...
Alibaba to have second listing on HKEX

Alibaba looking into $20 billion Hong Kong exchange listing

On May 27, it was reported Chinese tech giant Alibaba is planning a second listing in Hong Kong later this year. In 2014, the corporation launched a record-setting initial public offering...
SMIC delists from NYSE

SMIC to delist from the New York Stock Exchange

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) announced on Friday that it intends to delist from the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The firm, which has been on the NYSE for the last...
Tencent's Game for Peace

Tencent posts strong Q1 2019 results despite Chinese ban

Despite being the largest tech conglomerate in Asia, Tencent Holdings Limited had a rough 2018. The firm’s lucrative video game segment suffered following a crackdown by the Chinese government last year....
US-China tariff talks result in price hikes for American citizens

New tariffs on Chinese trade will devastate U.S. tech industry

Thus far, the U.S.-China trade war has had an indirect effect on the American tech industry. The field has already suffered because it’s become increasingly expensive to source components like MLCCs....
US-China tariff talks result in price hikes for American citizens

The US-China tariff fight will affect more than you think

On Friday, President Trump brought new tariffs against $200 billion in Chinese goods, marking the third round of tariffs from the President against China. Wide-Ranging Tariffs MarketWatch reports that the Trump Administration's latest...

Chinese chipmakers need US designs to hit production goals

Nikkei Asian Review recently published a story indicating Chinese chipmakers are concerned they won’t be able to hit domestic production goals without U.S. technology....

Trump might ban Chinese equipment from US 5G networks

In March, U.S. intelligence officials argued Sino telecommunications firm Huawei shouldn’t have a role in developing Western 5G networks. They insisted the company’s equipment...

Foxconn founder asks Apple to relocate production to Taiwan

On Friday, Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou said he hopes Apple relocates its manufacturing out of the Chinese mainland. "Speaking from the perspective...

Apple might move 15 to 30% of its supply chain out...

Due to recent escalations in the U.S.-China trade war, Apple is considering reorienting its global supply chain. On Wednesday, Reuters reported that the tech...

 Adam Tech thrives for 33 years by prioritizing quality and consistency

Currently, the components industry is in turmoil. Global decreases in demand and the ongoing U.S.-China trade war have resulted in the sector experiencing record...
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