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Monday 24 January 2022
Shanghai incentivizes development of IC equipment, EDA tools
The Shanghai municipal government has newly released a package of generous incentives to encourage investments in the development and production of semiconductor materials and equipment,...
Wednesday 12 January 2022
Global NOR flash supply to remain tight in 2022
NOR flash bit demand will continue to rise in 2022 while growth on the supply side remains limited, with tight supply of the memory to continue this year, according to industry sou...
Wednesday 5 January 2022
Realtek signs long-term deals with foundry partners
Networking IC specialist Realtek Semiconductor has struck long-term deals with foundries including United Microelectronics (UMC) and TSMC, while growing its ties with GlobalFoundries...
Tuesday 28 December 2021
Chipmakers explore more methods other than chip scaling, says ex-TSMC R&D VP
There are more ways than one to improve on chip performance and power, and with chip scaling generating more costs, chipmakers are exploring more methods in their technology advancements,...
Friday 17 December 2021
SMIC braces for impact of tougher US sanctions
The US is reportedly mulling imposing tougher sanctions on Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), which may disrupt the China-based foundry's mature-node capacity expansion...
Tuesday 14 December 2021
Semiconductor capex on pace for 34% growth in 2021, says IC Insights
Worldwide semiconductor capex is on track to surge 34% in 2021, its strongest percentage gain since a 41% increase in 2017, according to IC Insights.
Tuesday 14 December 2021
China memory startup gains support from Big Fund
China's National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund (aka the Big Fund) has made about CNY99.5 million (US$15.64 million) worth of investment in Dosilicon, which specializes in...
Monday 13 December 2021
Foundry capacity to stay tight in 2022 as global IC shortage lingers
Foundry capacity supply will remain tight in 2022 as global IC shortage has yet to ease and IC designers continue to seek more capacity support, although demand for certain chips...
Friday 26 November 2021
Equipment maker ACM debuts on China STAR market
ACM Research, a supplier of wafer cleaning technologies for advanced semiconductor devices, has had its Shanghai-based subsidiary start trading on the science and technology innovation...
Wednesday 24 November 2021
Smartphone AP suppliers demanding 12-inch fab capacity for PWM ICs
Smartphone application processor vendors including Apple, Qualcomm and MediaTek have moved to reserve the available 12-inch BCD (bipolar-CMOS-DMOS) process capacity at foundries for...
Friday 19 November 2021
Taiwan 2nd-tier foundries to enjoy gross margin growth in 2022
Taiwan-based second-tier pure-play foundries, such as Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC), will see their gross margins hike...
Friday 12 November 2021
Highlights of the day: SMIC sees management shakeup
China-based SMIC has seen a shakeup in its top management, with company vice chairman Chiang Shang-yi - supposed to...
Friday 12 November 2021
Chiang resigns from SMIC
China-based foundry house Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has approved the departure of Chiang Shang-Yi, who submitted his resignation as company vice chairman.
Thursday 4 November 2021
Taiwan pure-play foundries see profitability outperform international peers
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries, led by TSMC, are all poised to generate significant profit increases this year outperforming their international peers including Globalfoundries...
Thursday 28 October 2021
New SMIC fab in Shenzhen to produce DDI, PMIC
China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has unveiled more details about its new 12-inch fab project In Shenzhen, such as the fab's initial focus on the manufacture...