ELECTRONICS NEWS HIGHLIGHTS 05/23/2022
Electronics news highlights 05/23/2022
1. Gartner: Chip supply could see excess capacity in 2023
According to Gartner, the global chip shortage could end in 2023, followed by overcapacity as semiconductor companies have expanded massively since the outbreak of the Covid-19 epidemic. However, the oversupply will be shattered as the demand for chips will increase in the next few years.
2. As Inflation Intensifies and Consumer Demand Weakens, Global DRAM Revenue Falls 4.0% QoQ in 1Q22
According to TrendForce investigations, total DRAM revenue in 1Q22 decreased by 4.0% QoQ, reaching US$24.03 billion. The key reason for this drop stems from market inflation, weakening demand, and the outbreak of the Russian-Ukrainian war affecting the performance of terminal consumption.
3. Texas Instruments breaks ground on new 300-mm semiconductor wafer fabrication plants in Sherman, Texas
Texas Instruments (TI) broke ground on its new 300-mm semiconductor wafer fabrication plants in Sherman, Texas on May 18, 2022 . The first Sherman fab is expected to start production in 2025. The fabs will complement TI's existing 300-mm fabs, which include DMOS6 (Dallas), RFAB1 and the soon-to-be-completed RFAB2 (both in Richardson, Texas), which is expected to start production later this year.