Worldwide Semiconductor Capital Spending to Increase 0.8% in 2015

Despite strong growth of 12.9% in 2014, worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to only grow 0.8% in 2015, to $65.7 billion, according to Gartner, Inc. Capital equipment spending will increase 5.6% in 2015, down from 11.3% in the third quarter 2014 forecast, as the largest spenders adopt conservative investment strategies. “Equipment spending outperformed capital..

MEMS on the Move

If you’ve ever wondered how your smartphone manages to flip the orientation of the display, depending on how it’s being held, the answer is your phone is fitted with an accelerometer in the form of a MEMS, a microelectromechanical system – a chip with moving parts. Increasingly, MEMS devices are finding their way into consumer..

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Moving Ahead in LEDs: China’s LED Sector Sees Fast Growth

China has fast emerged as a major player in the global light-emitting diode (LED) industry, creating a wealth of business opportunities. Driven by demand for LCD-TV backlighting in particular, as well as the emerging market for solid-state lighting (SSL), China is rapidly increasing its imports of metal organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) equipment, while trying..

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Turning the Corner: Fuel Cells Now Poised for Major Growth

On the face of it, fuel cells are an extremely attractive energy alternative, typically using oxygen and hydrogen as fuel, and producing only water and heat as by-products. This is an excellent value proposition in terms of environmental impact, but in practice, fuel cells have been a long time coming. For well over a decade,..

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