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NEWS TAGGED 8-INCH WAFER
Thursday 25 February 2021
MOSFET prices poised to rise on worsening shortages
Prices for MOSFET chips are set to rise significantly in the months ahead thanks to worsening shortages arising from persistently tight 8-inch foundry capacity and rapid increases...
Friday 19 February 2021
Winter storm in US to disrupt chip supplies
The impact of winter storms that struck the US state of Texas could be significant on the world's supply of certain semiconductors, including high-end NOR flash and chips demanding...
Wednesday 3 February 2021
Foxconn to improve gross margin to 7% in 2021
Foxconn expects to improve its gross margin this year to 7% in 2021, and will continue to deepen its deployments in a spate of segments including electric vehicles (EV), robots and...
Wednesday 3 February 2021
IC designers brace for insufficient foundry support throughout 2021
Taiwan's IC design houses expect their book-to-bill ratios to stay well above 1.0 throughout 2021, thanks to persistently tight foundry capacity undermining their shipment fulfillments...
Monday 18 January 2021
VIS to sustain growth momentum for 8-inch wafer foundry in 2021
Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), a dedicated 8-inch wafer foundry house, is optimistic that its revenues will sustain growth momentum in 2021 after surging 17.13% on year...
Tuesday 12 January 2021
UMC 8-inch fab capacity may tighten further
A recent power outage at UMC's 8-inch wafer fabs may exert pressure on its already-tight supply of 8-inch wafer capacity, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 5 January 2021
VIS to disclose details about new acquisition in 1Q21
Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is expected to announce details regarding a new acquisition later in the first quarter of 2021, according to market so...
Monday 4 January 2021
SMIC reportedly gets US license for mature manufacturing process
China's SMIC has reportedly received US licenses to import equipment for use in mature-node processes, which may help relieve the global 8-inch foundry capacity shortages, according...
Thursday 31 December 2020
Taiwan display driver IC firms remain upbeat about 2021
Taiwan-based display driver IC (DDI) suppliers who have raised quotes by 10-15% to reflect tight supply and rising costs remain upbeat about 2021, as market conditions will still...
Monday 14 December 2020
VIS in talks to acquire 8-inch wafer fab from target seller
Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is again seeking to expand its 8-inch wafer foundry capacity through acquisitions to meet ever-booming demand from vendors of power management...
Monday 14 December 2020
NOR flash to be in short supply with prices to rise 5% in 1H21
NOR flash chips supply is expected to fall short of demand by 5% in 2021, and their quotes are estimated to rise 5% in the next two quarters amid overall inventory level falling significantly,...
Tuesday 8 December 2020
Renesas seeking support from Taiwan OSAT for auto components
Japan-based IDM Renesas Electronics has been aggressively seeking support from its backend partners in Taiwan for next year to meet increasing demand for automotive MCUs and power...
Wednesday 2 December 2020
Display driver IC prices to rise another 10% in 1H21
Prices for display driver ICs and TDDI chips are expected to rise by another 10% in the first half of 2021 after hiking in fourth-quarter 2020, due to tight foundry supply and rising...
Tuesday 1 December 2020
DRAM likely to be in short supply in 2H21, says PSMC chairman
The global supply of DRAM memory will likely fall short of demand in the second half of 2021, according to Frank Huang, chairman for Taiwan-based foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing...
Thursday 26 November 2020
Addition of Toshiba fabs unlikely to relieve 8-inch fab capacity shortage
Toshiba is reportedly seeking to sell its 8-inch fabs in the first quarter of 2021, but the global 8-inch foundry capacity shortages will still hardly be relieved even if the Japanese...