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Friday 22 October 2021
Shortage of PWM ICs prompts suppliers to transition to 12-inch wafer manufacturing
The supply of handset-use power management ICs remains severely tight, prompting the chip suppliers to transition to 12-inch wafer manufacturing, according to industry sources.
Thursday 21 October 2021
ASML gearing up for EUV equipment boom
With Intel announcing plans to adopt ASML's high-NA EUV machines in its post-nanometer process technology that is expected to be ready for production by 2025, ASML has disclosed it...
Thursday 21 October 2021
IC design houses see clients increasingly reluctant to accept price hikes
Taiwan-based IC design houses, particularly those engaged in consumer ICs, have come under increasing pressure to maintain their quotes for 2022 as customers are more reluctant to...
Thursday 21 October 2021
Foundry quotes to rise at slower pace in 2022
Foundry quotes are expected to continue rising but at a slower pace in 2022, according to sources at Taiwan-based pure-play foundries.
Wednesday 20 October 2021
Silicon wafer shipments to log robust growth through 2024, says SEMI
Global silicon wafer area shipments will register robust growth through 2024, when about 16 billion square inches are forecast to be shipped, according to SEMI.
Tuesday 19 October 2021
IC design houses set to continue stockpiling specific chips
IC design houses intend to continue scaling up their inventory levels for specific chips or applications, despite a recent slowdown in end-market demand for consumer devices, according...
Tuesday 19 October 2021
HPC chips to drive TSMC 2022 revenue growth
In addition to orders from Apple and MediaTek, orders for HPC processors from AMD and Nvidia will be another major driver for TSMC's revenue growth in 2022, according to supply chain...
Monday 18 October 2021
IDMs, chipmakers on track to raise automotive MCU output
International IDMs and chipmakers are set to ramp up their output for automotive MCUs in the next few years to meet ever-growing demand for such chips, according to industry source...
Friday 15 October 2021
Chipmakers gearing up for Wi-Fi 6/6E chip boom
Chipmakers including MediaTek, Qualcomm, and Broadcom are set to ramp up their output for Wi-Fi 6/6E chip solutions looking to embrace booming demand for such chips and increase their...
Friday 15 October 2021
Will foundry expansions lead to capacity glut?
Many IDMs and pure-play foundries, including second-tier ones, are all poised to expand their fab capacities sparking concerns that the arrival of the additional capacities could...
Friday 15 October 2021
TSMC talks about 3nm variant
TSMC is on track to move N3 (namely 3nm process) technology to volume production in the second half of 2022, and plans to roll out an enhanced version of the process dubbed N3E with...
Friday 15 October 2021
TSMC sees fab capacity stay tight, mulls new fab in Japan
TSMC will see its 12- and 8-inch fab capacities stay tight in 2021 and throughout 2022, and is gearing up for its next stage of growth, said company CEO CC Wei at an earnings earnings...
Thursday 14 October 2021
TSMC expects 4.5% revenue growth in 4Q21
TSMC expects to post revenues of between US$15.4 billion and US$15.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2021, which is a 4.5% sequential increase at the midpoint. Gross margin and operating...
Wednesday 13 October 2021
DDI backend firms expect flat growth in 4Q21
Taiwan-based display driver IC (DDI) backend specialists expect to post flat sequential revenue growth in the fourth quarter of 2021, as tight foundry capacity constrains their fabless...
Wednesday 13 October 2021
Taiwan IC design houses combat rising wafer foundry costs
TSMC's plans to raise its foundry service quotes have caused a stir among its customers. Wafer foundry and packing/testing production capacity prices have been going up. The price...