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NEWS TAGGED 12-INCH WAFER
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.
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...
Monday 27 September 2021
China stepping up development of homegrown 3rd-gen semiconductor supply chain
China with its 14th 5-year Plan (2021-2025) will be stepping up the development of the country's homegrown third-generation semiconductor industry supply chain, according to industry...
Friday 24 September 2021
MediaTek urged to lead Taiwan mmWave 5G chips supply chain
Taiwan's makers of RF and PA devices hope MediaTek can lead the local supply chain to meet competition from Qualcomm in tapping the mmWave 5G market, according to industry sources...
Thursday 19 August 2021
Huahong hikes 12-inch fab capacity in Wuxi
Specialty IC foundry Huahong Semiconductor has seen monthly capacity at its 12-inch wafer fab in Wuxi more than double in less than six months to 48,000 wafers, according to company...
Friday 13 August 2021
Semiconductor prosperity to last through 2022
A new wave of prosperity is taking place in the global semiconductor industry. Fabless chipmakers, foundries and backend houses have all seen their supplies fall short of customer...
Monday 9 August 2021
SiC, GaN devices to see production costs fall in next 5 years, says Infineon
Production costs for third-generation semiconductor SiC and GaN devices are expected to gradually drop to roughly the same levels as silicon-based components in the next 3-5 years,...
Monday 9 August 2021
TSMC to freeze quotes for 28nm process, sources say
Having already raised its quotes for 28nm process technology, TSMC has moved to maintain the prices throughout the second half of this year, according to industry sources.
Friday 6 August 2021
TSMC raises 12-inch foundry quotes for LCD driver ICs
TSMC has notified customers about 15-20% price hikes for its 12-inch wafer fabrication services for vendors of LCD driver ICs starting August, which in turn will prompt the vendors...
Wednesday 4 August 2021
Taiwan backend houses bracing for robust China mature-node chips demand
Taiwan-based IC backend houses are gearing up for robust packaging demand for mature-node chips from foundries in China, as the supply of such chips is increasingly short of demand...
Monday 19 July 2021
Chip probing houses to gain from new iPhone SE series, say sources
Apple reportedly is set to roll out its third-generation iPhone SE series in the first half of 2022, providing new business opportunities for chip probing specialists including TSMC...
Friday 16 July 2021
Intel GF buyout unlikely, sources say
Intel's acquisition of Globalfoundries is unlikely, as GF's manufacturing capability that is more focused on mature and specialty process technology contradicts Intel's ambition of...
Wednesday 7 July 2021
TSMC under US pressure over expansion at China fab
TSMC is coming under pressure from the US over its plan to expand foundry capacity in China, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 7 July 2021
China foundry completes fundraising for capacity expansion
China-based CanSemi Technology has raised funds to carry out its upcoming capacity expansion project, in which the specialty IC foundry will add an additional 20,000 12-inch wafers...
Monday 28 June 2021
Foundries accelerating 28nm process capacity expansions
Foundries including TSMC and UMC, and China's SMIC, have all stepped up their capacity expansions particularly for 28nm process, according to industry sources.