Wednesday 1 March 2023
TI, ADI see analog chips sales for auto, industrial applications on growth track
Analog chips demand for automotive and industrial control applications stays in high gear, allowing the world's leading suppliers Texas Instruments (TI) and Analog Devices (ADI) to...
Wednesday 15 February 2023
Sumco sees 12-inch silicon wafers sustain strong demand for auto chips
Japan's silicon wafer maker Sumco expects a slight sequential fall in overall shipments of its 12-inch products in the first quarter of 2023, driven by weaker demand for memory and...
Thursday 9 February 2023
Hua Hong, China IC Fund to set up JV fab
A 12-inch wafer fab will be established as part of a joint venture that Hua Hong Semiconductor has signed with the state-backed China IC Fund II, also known as the Big Fund Phase...
Monday 6 February 2023
Geely Tech teams up with GTA Semi to accelerate deployments in auto chips
China-based Geely Technology, an affiliate of Geely Automobile, has recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement with domestic power chips foundry GTA Semiconductor to carry...
Friday 3 February 2023
Chinese foundries are quietly making equipment purchases
China-based foundries are buying fab tools in a low-profile manner, according to sources at semiconductor equipment suppliers.
Tuesday 31 January 2023
Generations of semiconductor talent give Taiwan an edge as global competition intensifies
The regionalization of semiconductor production has become a clear trend, which may even result in many 'semiconductor powers' rising simultaneously around the world. However, Taiwan...
Thursday 12 January 2023
New CR Micro fab and backend site in Chongqing kicks off operations
China Resources Microelectronics (CR Micro) has kickstarted the operations of its new 12-inch fab and an advanced backend site in Chongqing, China, according to sources at the Chinese...
Friday 30 December 2022
Wafer Works subsidiary applies for listing on Shanghai STAR board
A production subsidiary of Taiwan-based silicon wafer company Wafer Works has submitted an application for its stocks to be listed on the science and technology innovation board (STAR)...
Friday 23 December 2022
TI opens new 12-inch fab in US
Texas Instruments (TI) has recently kicked off production for analog and embedded products at its LFAB fab in the US state of Utah, the 12-inch wafer fab TI acquired from memory chipmaker...
Thursday 22 December 2022
IDMs migrating to 8-inch fabs for SiC, GaN components production
With third-generation compound semiconductors SiC and GaN increasingly used in power devices for electric vehicle (EV) and server applications, international IDMs are actively migrating...
Thursday 22 December 2022
CIS vendors eyeing more opportunities for new metaverse applications
As CMOS image sensor (CIS) demand for handset applications is expected to stay sluggish throughout at least the first half of 2023, CIS suppliers are pinning their hopes on major...
Thursday 8 December 2022
Wafer Works optimistic about industrial and automotive use, plans to build 12-inch wafer fab
Semiconductor wafer fab Wafer Works is positive about the development potential of the industrial and automotive markets and is actively planning to build a 12-inch wafer fab. The...
Tuesday 6 December 2022
China startup foundry Wingskysemi moves in first ASML lithography machine
Wingskysemi, a wholly owned semiconductor subsidiary of China's major EMS provider Wingtech Technology, has recently completed the move-in of its first ASML lithography machine at...
Wednesday 9 November 2022
Taiwan Mask returns to profitability
Taiwan Mask swung to net profits of NT$599 million (US$18.8 million) in the third quarter of 2022 following two consecutive quarters of losses, buoyed by strong sales of its core...
Friday 30 September 2022
SMIC breaks ground for new 12-inch fab in Tianjin
China's top pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has recently broken ground for a new 12-inch wafer fab in Tianjin, expecting to have a monthly capacity...