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Wednesday 22 September 2021
China silicon wafer maker Zingsemi to grow monthly capacity to 1 million by 2025
China-based Zing Semiconductor is expected to see its monthly production for 12-inch silicon wafers ramp up to one million pieces by 2025 from the current level of 250,000, according...
Friday 10 September 2021
China silicon wafer maker secures CNY3.3 billion in Series B
Hangzhou Semiconductor Wafer, a silicon wafer subsidiary owned previously by Japan's Ferrotec, has closed CNY3.3 billion (US$510 million) in its Series B funding round and will be...
Thursday 9 September 2021
Chinese solar wafer makers suspend supply to overseas clients
Some China-based makers of solar wafers have suspended supply to overseas clients due to shortage of such wafers, according to industry sources.
Thursday 26 August 2021
GaN, SiC devices in growing demand, benefiting material analysis labs
As the application market for third-generation semiconductors GaN and SiC devices is on track for rapid expansion, international IDMs including Cree, Infineon, SMT Microelectronics...
Wednesday 25 August 2021
GlobalWafers sees order visibility extended to end-2022
Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers has seen clear order visibility through the end of 2022, and is in talks with more of its clients about long-term contracts, according to company...
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Silicon wafer suppliers expanding capacity slowly
Capacity expansions at silicon wafer suppliers are proceeding at a pace that may not be able to keep up with foundries' aggressive capacity expansion plans, according to market sou...
Wednesday 4 August 2021
GlobalWafers posts record 2Q21 profit
Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers has reported net profits increased 16.4% on year and about 47% sequentially to a record high of NT$3.95 billion (US$141.5 million) in the second...
Thursday 29 July 2021
Silicon wafer shipments reach new high in 2Q21, says SEMI
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments climbed to a record high for the second consecutive quarter in the second quarter of 2021, according to SEMI.
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.
Tuesday 4 May 2021
Silicon wafer shipments edge higher in 1Q21 to set new record, SEMI reports
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 4% sequentially to a record high of 3.337 billion square inches in the first quarter of 2021, according to SEMI.
Friday 19 March 2021
8-inch silicon wafer prices unlikely to rise in 2Q21
Demand for 8-inch silicon wafers has been rising significantly along with increasingly tight capacity supply at foundry fabs, but prices for such wafers are not expected to rise in...
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.