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Wednesday 30 June 2021
Compound semiconductors now national strategic materials, says GlobalWafers chair
Compound semiconductors will become a key industry sector reaching a national strategic level in importance, as they will be badly needed to power many critical technological applications...
Thursday 17 June 2021
Spot market prices for wafer-use polysilicon rise by over 20%
Spot market prices for polysilicon have recently risen by over 20% to US$36-37 per kilogram from the level early this year, but silicon wafer makers will be little affected by the...
Tuesday 8 June 2021
GF, GlobalWafers extend partnership
Globalfoundries has announced that the foundry and silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers have struck a US$800 million agreement to add 300mm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer manufacturing...
Wednesday 5 May 2021
GlobalWafers expects silicon wafer demand to stay robust through 2023
Taiwan-based GlobalWafers has reported sequential growths in first-quarter shipments for silicon wafers of all sizes, and expects sales momentum to stay strong through 2023.
Friday 19 March 2021
GlobalWafers to see tight capacity through 2H21
Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers expects to run all its production lines for 12-, 8- and 6-inch silicon wafers at full capacity through the second half of this year.
Wednesday 17 March 2021
GlobalWafers to finish merger with Siltronic in 2H21
Semiconductor silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers expects to complete the merger with Germany-based fellow maker Siltronic in second-half 2021, according to company chairperson and CEO...
Wednesday 17 March 2021
Taiwan foundries running at full capacity for mature processes
TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC), Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) continue to run at full capacity for their 28nm and...
Monday 8 March 2021
GlobalWafers takes over controlling stake in Siltronic
GlobalWafers had acquired a 70.27% stake in fellow silicon wafer company Siltronic in a public tender that ended on March 1.
Monday 25 January 2021
GlobalWafers raises bid to acquire Siltronic
GlobalWafers has announced that the price for its tender offer to all Siltronic shareholders has been increased to EUR145 (US$176.53) per share.
Wednesday 6 January 2021
5G to fuel semiconductor demand
Unfavorable macro conditions, including the US-China trade war and COVID-19, have been slowing down 5G deployments across the globe, but 5G will still play a crucial role in driving...
Wednesday 6 January 2021
Foundries see clearer order visibility for automotive chips
Foundries including TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have seen the visibility of orders for automotive chips extended to the end...
Wednesday 30 December 2020
Chip demand for automotive electronics gaining momentum
Chip demand for automotive electronics applications has been ramping up significantly since the fourth quarter of 2020 along with the gradual recovery of global car sales, which is...
Tuesday 29 December 2020
GlobalWafers to raise spot quotes for silicon wafers
GlobalWafers has run all its production lines for 12-, 8- and 6-inch silicon wafers at full capacity, according to company chairperson Doris Hsu. The silicon wafer supplier plans...
Thursday 10 December 2020
Siltronic, GlobalWafers agree to merge
Siltronic announced December 9 it has entered a business combination agreement (BCA) with GlobalWafers, under which GlobalWafers will make a tender offer to Siltronic shareholders...
Tuesday 1 December 2020
GlobalWafers to enhance manufacturing capability with Siltronic acquisition
Acquiring Siltronic will boost GlobalWafers' 12-inch silicon wafer capacity and enhance the Taiwan-based company's manufacturing capability with Siltronic's gallium nitride-on-silicon...