Friday 21 April 2023
TSMC cuts revenue outlook for 2023
TSMC has revised its revenue outlook for this year to a low- to mid-single-digit percentage decrease from the previously projected small gain.
Tuesday 11 April 2023
China puts focus on mature node manufacturing for ICs
China intends to put its focus on mature-node manufacturing for ICs instead of process miniaturization, aiming to elaborate innovation to boost the country's homegrown chipmaking...
Thursday 6 April 2023
UMC's 28nm reportedly close to full utilization, sees stable long-term orders to the end of 2023
United Microelectronics Corp. (UMC) saw a new high in its 2022 sales performance, with a net profit of NT$87.198 billion (US$2.9 billion) after tax, an annual increase of 56.32%....
Thursday 6 April 2023
TSMC expects revenue rebound in 2H23, with 7/6nm utilization rate recovering
TSMC, which saw sales soar to a new high in 2022, has begun to feel the pressure of high inventory and low demand from the beginning of 2023. While the foundry expects to see weakening...
Friday 31 March 2023
SMIC weighed down by talent shortage and reliance on mature nodes
Following two years of US sanctions, Chinese foundry champion Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) has been focusing on legacy process nodes like 28nm.
Monday 27 March 2023
Novatek, Sitronix to hike DDI quotes by 10-15% in April
Taiwan's main display driver IC (DDI) suppliers, including Novatek Microelectronics and Sitronix Technology, are set to raise their quotes for some new offerings by 10-15% starting...
Friday 24 March 2023
L&K lands over NT$18 billion worth of orders for new UMC fab in Singapore
So far in 2023, cleanroom contractor L&K Engineering has secured orders totaling NT$18.62 billion (US$613.7 million) from United Microelectronics (UMC) for the pure-play foundry's...
Friday 17 March 2023
Chinese chipmaking technology development may stall at 40nm scale
With the US looking to broaden its chip tool ban against China with new rules set to be implemented in April, SMIC and other China-based foundries will have to halt the development...
Wednesday 15 March 2023
TSMC fab utilization to recover starting 2Q23
Part of TSMC's fab utilization rates, including those for 7/6nm process nodes, will begin to recover in April, sooner than previously predicted by the market, according to sources...
Friday 3 March 2023
UMC adds new variant to 28nm eHV designed for next-gen displays
United Microelectronics (UMC) has introduced 28eHV+, the latest advancement in its 28nm embedded high voltage (eHV) technology. The process node is designed for driver ICs used in...
Wednesday 22 February 2023
Taiwan OLED DDI suppliers reportedly gearing up for foundry capacity
Taiwan-based OLED display driver IC (DDI) suppliers are preparing for an anticipated increasing demand from the handset and other sectors and have begun competing for available 40nm...
Tuesday 7 February 2023
China revving up homegrown chipmaking equipment development
Among the growing ambiguity in the global environment, a number of well-developed semiconductor equipment manufacturers based in China have emerged, with some already capable...
Wednesday 1 February 2023
China FPGA startup completes fundraising for 14nm chip development
Ehiway Microelectronics Technology has raised an undisclosed amount of funding through Series B+ round of financing. The proceeds will be utilized for the development of the company's...
Tuesday 31 January 2023
UMC proposed acquisition of remaining stake in United Semi hits snag
United Microelectronics' (UMC) plan to wholly own United Semi has hit a snag due to rejection from the local government of China's Fujian province, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 18 January 2023
Foundries see stable demand for 22/28nm, 40nm process manufacturing
Fabless chipmakers' demand for 22/28nm and 40nm process nodes has been relatively stable compared with other processes, since a variety of end-market applications require these processes,...
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