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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...
Wednesday 27 October 2021
Foundry prices to continue rising in 2022, says PSMC chairman
Pure-play foundries will remain encouraged to raise their quotes in 2022, according to Frank Huang, chairman for Taiwan-based foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC).
Wednesday 27 October 2021
Networking chips supply still far short of demand
The supply of Wi-Fi, Ethernet controller and other networking chips is still falling far short of demand and long delivery lead times can hardly improve in the short term, which will...
Wednesday 27 October 2021
TSMC intros N4P process
TSMC has introduced its N4P process, a performance-focused enhancement of the foundry's 5nm technology platform.
Tuesday 26 October 2021
GaAs foundries, epi-wafer suppliers remain upbeat about power amplifier demand
GaAs foundries and epitaxial wafer suppliers remain optimistic about demand for power amplifiers, and believe there's no concern about overbooking by customers, according to industry...
Tuesday 26 October 2021
UMC mulls new plant in Singapore
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) reportedly is mulling setting up a new 12-inch wafer fab in Singapore, according to market sources.
Monday 25 October 2021
Display driver IC inventory swelling
High-tech supply chains are encountering the availabilities of different chips that are in varying degrees. Chips such as display driver ICs (DDI) are no longer in tight supply, prompting...
Friday 22 October 2021
China Big Fund continues financing homegrown semi equipment suppliers
China's National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund (aka the Big Fund) continues to pour money into China's domestic fab toolmakers, looking to rev up the development of China's...
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
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.
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 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...