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Highlights of the day: TSMC expands partnership with OSATs

DIGITIMES staff 0

To meet surging demand for heterogeneous chips, TSMC is expected to adopt a more agile mode of cooperation with OSATs. TSMC's majr foundry competitor Samsung Electronics has announced plans to build a new fab in the US state of Texas. Samsung is eyeing orders from major US chip vendors. China first-tier lithium battery makers have refrained from raising prices this year, but they are now looking to raise prices by 20% next year.

TSMC outsources part of CoWoS packaging production to OSATs: TSMC has outsourced part of its chip-on-wafer-on-substrate (CoWoS) packaging to OSATs including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and Amkor, particularly for low-volume customized products, according to industry sources.

New Samsung fab in Texas to eye orders from major US vendors: Samsung Electronics has disclosed plans to set up an advanced wafer fab in Texas. The new fab that will be equipped with advanced process manufacturing equipment and facilities will be striving to win advanced chip orders from AMD and other US chip vendors, according to industry sources.

China lithium battery makers to raise contract quotes in 2022: China's first-tier lithium battery makers will raise contract quotes by 20% next year, according to industry sources.