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Tuesday 27 September 2022
China chipmakers on capacity expansion spree for car-use power devices
While weak demand for consumer chips lingers, structural shortages of automotive chips remains unresolved, prompting China semiconductor players including Zhuzhou CRRC Times Electric...
Tuesday 20 September 2022
Taiwan analog IC firms step up transition to 12-inch wafer manufacturing
Taiwan-based analog IC design houses have stepped up their transition to 12-inch wafer manufacturing, and are actively developing 12-inch chip designs, according to industry source...
Wednesday 7 September 2022
China keenly developing homegrown IGBT power chips for vehicles
Chinese chipmakers are keen on developing homegrown automotive power semiconductors, particularly IGBT chips and modules long in shortage, looking to replace part of foreign supplies...
Monday 22 August 2022
IC design houses mull asking TSMC to halve quote hikes for 2023
Taiwan IC design houses are mulling a move to renegotiate with TSMC on foundry prices for 2023, looking to have the chip manufacturing partner halve its quote hike to 3% for mature...
Friday 19 August 2022
SMIC to keep long-term capacity expansion plans unchanged
China's top foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) has decided not to change its long-term capacity expansion plans despite volatile market environments, sparking...
Monday 18 July 2022
PSMC see DDI clients violate long-term contracts
Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) has reported contract violations by its display driver IC clients who would rather honor punitive payments than see their inventories...
Wednesday 29 June 2022
China makers keen on expanding capacity for 12-inch silicon wafers
China-based silicon wafer makers are aggressively proceeding with capacity expansions for 12-inch offerings, which is expected to improve the country's semiconductor self-sufficiency,...
Friday 24 June 2022
Nanya breaks ground for new 12-inch plant
DRAM maker Nanya Technology has broken ground on its new 12-inch wafer plant designed for production capacity of 45,000 wafers monthly. The plant construction will be in three phases,...
Monday 13 June 2022
TI reportedly expects analog chip shortage to ease in 2H22
Texas Instruments (TI) has notified its clients that the supply-demand imbalance for analog chips, particularly power management ICs (PMICs), will ease in the second half of the year,...
Monday 6 June 2022
China silicon wafer maker NSIG set to double capacity by 2024
China's National Silicon Industry Group (NSIG) has newly disclosed plans to expand production capacity for 12-inch silicon wafers at a total investment of CNY6.79 billion (US$1.017...
Thursday 2 June 2022
Nexperia acquisition of Newport Wafer Fab called into question
Nexperia, a subsidiary of China-based Wingtech Technology, may fail to complete its acquisition of Newport Wafer Fab (NWF), the UK's largest wafer fab, as the deal is being investigated...
Thursday 26 May 2022
Concerns rising over potential foundry overcapacity in 2024
Despite chip demand showing signs of a downturn since the start of 2022, the capacity expansion spree at foundry houses seems unstoppable, sparking concerns that overcapacity may...
Wednesday 18 May 2022
DNeX and Foxconn subsidiary to build and operate 12-inch wafer fab plant in Malaysia
Dagang NeXchange Berhad (DNeX) and Big Innovation Holdings (BIH), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn), plan to set up a joint venture company to build...
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