Feeds

Chip toolmakers grow fat on soaring CPU demand

0.18 micron shift helps too

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The world+dog's demand for chips is having a knock-on effect of the health of chip-making equipment manufacturers. Sales of fabrication kit grew by over 100 per cent in April, according to the Semiconductor Equipment Association of Japan (SEAJ).

Sales grew 116 per cent in April compared to the same period the year before. Sales totalled $3.81 billion, said the SEAJ. April marked the tenth month of year-on-year growth after a 15-month period during which sales tailed off.

The SEAJ also noted that equipment sales are driving up due to the move of chip makers towards smaller transistor sizes, as witnessed by the shift from 0.25 micron processes to 0.18 micron and smaller. ®

Whitepapers

Choosing cloud Backup services
Demystify how you can address your data protection needs in your small- to medium-sized business and select the best online backup service to meet your needs.
Getting started with customer-focused identity management
Learn why identity is a fundamental requirement to digital growth, and how without it there is no way to identify and engage customers in a meaningful way.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Simplify SSL certificate management across the enterprise
Simple steps to take control of SSL across the enterprise, and recommendations for a management platform for full visibility and single-point of control for these Certificates.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.