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  • Eight-inch foundry lead time extended

    Tuesday 22 September 2020
    Supply+of+8%2Dinch+foundry+capacity+is+tight
    Delivery lead times at Taiwan-based 8-inch foundries have been extended to more than three months, according to sources at fabless chipmakers who are aggressively seeking support...
  • Demand+from+the+notebook+sector+is+strong%2C+but+foundry+support+is+insufficient
    Taiwanese IC designers are likely to raise their quotes for power management ICs and MOSFETs for notebooks, desktop PCs and servers to reflect increased costs resulting from tight...
  • Qualcomm
    Executives at Qualcomm have paid visits to Taiwan-based pure-play foundries for the purpose of securing capacity support if deliveries from China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International...
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    HLJ Technology, a Taiwan-based supplier of VCSEL chips for Apple AirPods, has nearly completed construction of a 6-inch VCSEL wafer plant, with production to kick off in fourth-quarter...
  • Tainergy%2Ddeveloped+SiC+wafers+are+being+trialed+by+potential+clients
    Solar cell maker Tainergy Tech has disclosed its SiC wafers are being trialed by potential clients, with production to kick off in first-quarter 2021.
  • The+company+saw+sales+drop
    Formosa Sumco Technology (FST), which ships silicon wafers to mainly Taiwan- and China-based logic and memory foundries, has reported August revenue fell 7.7% sequentially to a 7-month...
  • MediaTek+3Q20+revenue+set+to+meet+guidance+with+possibility+of+outperforming
    Taiwan-based IC design houses, led by MediaTek, are expected to enjoy a particularly strong fourth-quarter 2020, thanks to the coronavirus pandemic causing delays of new product launches,...
  • xxx
    Pure-play foundries including TSMC, UMC and VIS are poised to see their fab capacities continue being fully utilized through the end of 2020, according to industry sources.
  • SMIC+may+come+under+US+sanctions
    Taiwan-based fabless chipmakers, with many of them contracting SMIC to manufacture their chips supplied to the Chinese market, are mulling shifting orders away from the China-based...
  • TSMC+is+ramping+up+support+for+Apple+Silicon
    Apple will kick off its 5nm wafer starts at TSMC for its new Apple Silicon processors starting the fourth quarter of 2020, with monthly output estimated at 5,000-6,000 wafers, according...
  • Keystone%2C+KYEC+see+revenues+benefit+from+5G+and+Wi%2DFi+6+orders
    IC test interface specialist Keystone Microtech has reported consolidated revenues surged 17.6% sequentially and 61.6% on year to a record high of NT$118 million (US$4 million) in...
  • Leading+IC+suppliers+vary+on+2H20+growth+expectations
    Most IC suppliers experienced weaker demand and generally poor sales results in the first half of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and strained US-China trade relations. However,...
  • SMIC+has+reported+significant+results+for+1H20
    Rising wafer shipments and ASPs boosted pure-play foundry SMIC's revenue and net profits in the first half of 2020.
  • Samsung+is+also+competing+against+TSMC+in+packaging+technology
    Samsung is stepping up its deployments in the 3D IC packaging field, looking to compete against TSMC starting 2022 for advanced chip packaging in-house, according to industry obser...
  • IntelliEPI+chairman+YC+Kao++
    Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI), which supplies compound semiconductor epitaxial wafers, will start trial production of GaN epi wafers in September, seeking to tap the...
  • Episil+Holdings+chairman+JH+Shyu
    Episil Holdings has disclosed that subsidiary Episil-Precision is among GlobalWafers' customers looking to expand its gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafer...
  • IntelliEPI+president+YC+Kao
    Taiwan-based Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI) has teamed up with IVWorks of South Korea to jointly develop and market GaN epi wafers based on molecular beam epitaxy (MBE)...
  • Polysilicon+and+solar+wafer+prices+have+increased
    Prices for polysilicon and solar-grade mono-Si wafers in China have risen by 40% and 15% respectively since early August, according to industry sources.
  • xxx
    A ramp-up in chip orders for IoT, 5G and automotive electronics applications will be driving 8-inch wafer fabrication demand through the first half of 2021, prompting related foundries...
  • Taiwan+2Q20+wafer+foundry+revenues+grow
    Second-quarter 2020 revenues for TSMC, UMC, VIS (Vanguard International Semiconductor) and other Taiwan-based wafer foundry service providers registered overall growth of 1.3% sequentially...
  • Xintec+chairman+CH+Chen+
    Taiwan-based CIS and 3D sensor packaging specialist Xintec has kicked off volume production at its newly-installed 12-inch wafer probing lines since July, and expects the new business...
  • Second%2Dquarter+2020+smartphone+AP+shipments+to+China%2Dbased+vendors+amounted+to+169%2E9+million+units
    Second-quarter 2020 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 169.9 million units, down 20.6% year-over-year but up 25.8% quarter-over-quarter.
  • UMC posts record July revenue

    Tuesday 11 August 2020
    UMC+sees+record+sales+in+July
    Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its July revenue increase 6.3% sequentially to a record high of nearly NT$15.5 billion (US$527.4 million).
  • VIS+sees+strong+demand+for+its+8%2Dinch+capacity
    Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), which runs only 8-inch wafer fabrication lines, has already seen its supply fall short of demand with order visibility...
  • GlobalWafers+posts+record+net+margin+in+2Q20
    Silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers has reported net profits grew 18% sequentially to NT$3.4 billion (US$115.5 million) in the second quarter, with net profit margin hitting a...
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