ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print

Semiconductor sector surging on IoT, smartphones

Orders for chipmaking machines return to pre-financial-crisis levels

TOKYO -- The semiconductor industry is riding a wave of demand for memory chips thanks to the "internet of things" technology and ever-evolving smartphones.

The momentum is so strong that three of Japan's six major chipmaking equipment manufacturers expect record pretax profits in the current year ending March 2018.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more