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Tuesday 18 January 2022
Foundry PSMC sees revenue, profit surge in 2021
Pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) saw its revenue hit a record high of NT$65.62 billion (US$2.38 billion) in 2021, when pre-tax profits hiked 300% on...
Tuesday 18 January 2022
Winbond starts equipment move-in at new fab in southern Taiwan
Specialty DRAM and flash chipmaker Winbond Electronics has kicked off its equipment move-in at its new 12-inch wafer plant in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, and is targeting production...
Tuesday 11 January 2022
Taiwan fabless chipmakers see limited impact from power outage at Hua Hong fabs
A recent power outage at Hua Hong Semiconductor's wafer fabs located at the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Shanghai has so far had a limited impact on Taiwan-based fabless chipmakers' deliveries,...
Tuesday 11 January 2022
China chipmakers reportedly build additional output for power semiconductors
China-based chipmakers including China Resources Microelectronics (CR Micro), Silan Microelectronics and StarPower Semiconductor have reportedly stepped up their capacity expansion...
Friday 7 January 2022
UMC monthly revenue tops NT$20 billion
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its monthly revenue exceed NT$20 billion (US$722.5 million) for the first time in December 2021.
Monday 27 December 2021
8-inch fab capacity for car chips to stay short of demand till 2025
Shortage of automotive chips will persist throughout 2022, particularly those fabricated at 8-inch wafer fabs, and may not ease until 2025 given that the majority of 8-inch fab capacities...
Friday 26 November 2021
Taiwan IC design houses brace for profit erosion
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...
Thursday 25 November 2021
OLED DDI supply may fall short of demand in 2022
OLED display driver ICs (DDI) supply may fall short of demand in 2022, with the chip shortage likely to disrupt shipments for smartphones, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 24 November 2021
Highlights of the day: Smartphone chip vendors reserving 12-inch fab capacity for PWMICs
Shortage of foundry supply is sending major smartphone application processors vendors booking 12-inch fab capacity in advance to facilitate shipments of their power...
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...
Monday 22 November 2021
Highlights of the day: What hinders 8-inch wafer capacity boost?
8-inch wafer foundries are experiencing challenges in boosting 8-inch wafer capacity. Now, most of the foundries still...
Monday 22 November 2021
8-inch fabs to enjoy robust business growth through 2026, says VIS chair
Eight-inch wafer foundry business will continue to enjoy robust growth momentum through 2026 due to limited increase in new capacity, despite market concerns that aggressive capacity...
Thursday 18 November 2021
TI to kick off new 12-inch fabs construction in 2022
Texas Instruments (TI) has announced plans to begin construction next year on its new 300-millimeter semiconductor wafer fabs in Sherman, Texas.
Thursday 18 November 2021
Taiwan Mask poised to raise prices in 2022
Photomask supplier Taiwan Mask, which already raised its prices by 10-30% in the first half of 2021, plans to initiate another price hike next year to reflect its tight supply, according...
Wednesday 17 November 2021
MediaTek obtains sufficient foundry capacity for 5G smartphone chips
MediaTek has already struck deals for capacity support over the next one or more years with pure-play foundries, looking to maintain its leading position in the 5G smartphone processor...