Taiwan IC design houses brace for profit erosion

Monica Chen, Hsinchu; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES Asia 0

Foundries continue to run 8- and 12-inch fabs at full capacity utilization. Credit: DIGITIMES

Taiwan-based IC design houses particularly second-tier players are poised to see their profits eroded by rising foundry costs in 2022, as their customers are increasingly reluctant to accept higher prices, according to industry sources.

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