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Monday 23 May 2022
SMIC, Hua Hong divided over foundry quote hikes
China's top-2 foundries SMIC and Hua Hong Semiconductor have shown mixed views on whether to raise foundry quotes to offset cost increases, while a new wave of price hikes seems to...
Thursday 19 May 2022
Six-inch fab capacity to stay full utilized through 3Q22
Six-inch IC foundries, such as Mosel Vitelic and Nuvoton Technology, continue to run their fabs at full capacity utilization despite a recent slowdown in orders for LCD driver chips...
Wednesday 18 May 2022
SMIC, Hua Hong show mixed business outlook for 2Q22
China's top foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) has estimated the Shanghai lockdown could reduce its production by 5% in the second quarter, while another...
Monday 16 May 2022
SMIC no longer discloses revenue by process nodes
China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported first-quater 2022 sales, but omitted a revenue breakdown by manufacturing process nodes...
Monday 16 May 2022
Novatek, Realtek eyeing more foundry capacity for non-consumer chips
Taiwan's first-tier IC design houses Novatek Microelectronics and Realtek Semiconductor are seeking more capacity support from foundry partners TSMC and UMC to fulfill new orders...
Friday 13 May 2022
GTA steps up purchases of China homegrown fab tools
Shanghai-based analog chips foundry GTA Semiconductor has stepped up purchases from Naura Technology, ACM Research and other China-based semiconductor equipment makers to carry out...
Friday 13 May 2022
ASMedia transitions to 28nm process for part of chip production
ASMedia Technology, an affiliate of Asustek Computer specializing in high-speed transmission chips, has transitioned to 28nm process manufacturing for part of its chip solutions while...
Thursday 12 May 2022
IC design houses under pressure to drop prices
IC design houses, particularly those specializing in chips for handsets and other mass-market device applications, are under pressure to lower their prices amid sluggish end-market...
Wednesday 11 May 2022
The memory industry (3): Taiwan's DRAM sector
Let's take a moment to review the rise and fall of Taiwan's DRAM industry. Taiwan's DRAM industry came into being in the mid-1990s. In the beginning, although some companies wanted...
Wednesday 11 May 2022
PSMC to fully utilize fab capacity over next 2 quarters
Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) will be running its 12- and 8-inch fabs at full capacity utilization in the next couple of quarters, according to the pure-play foundry...
Tuesday 10 May 2022
TSMC, UMC see April revenue hit record highs
Pure-play foundries TSMC and United Microelectronics (UMC) both saw their April revenues hit record highs, whereas revenue at specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor...
Tuesday 10 May 2022
TSMC, VIS performances to stay in high gear through 2025
Despite a slowdown in sales of consumer electronics devices such as handsets and notebooks, foundry houses seem to remain unscathed. In particular, TSMC and its affiliate Vanguard...
Monday 9 May 2022
VIS expects another quarter of record revenue
Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to post revenue of between NT$15.2 billion (US$511.8 million) and NT$15.6 billion in the second quarter of...
Friday 6 May 2022
Non-consumer 32-bit MCU demand strengthening
Taiwan-based MCU suppliers have seen a gradual pick-up in 32-bit MCU demand for gaming applications since the second quarter, and are optimistic about the overall 32-bit demand for...
Thursday 5 May 2022
GF strikes US$117 million supply agreement with US Department of Defense
GlobalFoundries has announced a US$117 million agreement with the US Department of Defense (DoD) to provide a strategic supply of US-made semiconductors that are critical to national...