Tuesday 17 January 2023
UMC to post 17-19% shipment drop in 1Q23
United Microelectronics (UMC) has forecast its wafer shipments will decline 17-19% sequentially in the first quarter of 2023, when the foundry's overall fab utilization rate will...
Tuesday 17 January 2023
TSMC mulls fab in Dresden, sources say
Teams from TSMC have visited Germany several times in the past two years to assess the feasibility of establishing a 12-inch fab there. Dresden is most likely to be the location,...
Monday 16 January 2023
Why does TSMC's sub-28nm overseas expansion follow a five-year timetable?
On January 12, 2023, TSMC held its Q4 earnings call in Taiwan. Except the financial figures and other key points concerned...
Thursday 29 December 2022
TSMC to scale up 3nm chip output in mid-2023
TSMC is expected to ramp up substantially its 3nm chip output starting mid 2023 to fulfill orders from multiple customers, according to sources at fab toolmakers.
Tuesday 27 December 2022
China chipmaker breaks ground for 12-inch MEMS fab line
Zen Semiconductor (Zensemi) recently broke ground for its new 12-inch fabrication line for MEMS sensors, and other specialty sensors and chips, according to industry sources in Chi...
Wednesday 21 December 2022
UMC places NT$13 billion worth of construction orders for new Singapore fab
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has placed nearly NT$13.4 billion (US$435 million) worth of construction orders with L&K Engineering's branch in Singapore for...
Friday 16 December 2022
Foundries to have new 28nm fab capacities come online in 2023, 2024
Pure-play foundries including TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) are expected to have their additional 28nm fab capacities coming...
Thursday 15 December 2022
UMC to spend NT$32.4 billion on capacity deployment
The board of directors of United Microelectronics (UMC) has authorized a capital budget execution of NT$32.417 billion (US$1.06 billion) for capacity deployment, according to the...
Tuesday 13 December 2022
IC material distributor Topco expects impressive revenue gains in 2022
Topco Scientific, which distributes mainly silicon wafers, photoresist and other chipmaking materials, is on track to post notable revenue growth in 2022 despite the ongoing inventory...
Monday 12 December 2022
TSMC may see revenue fall 10-15%, 7nm capacity utilization slip to 50% in 1Q23
TSMC is estimated to experience a 10-15% sequential revenue fall for the first quarter of 2023, driven by a significant shrinkage in new orders for the first half of the year, and...
Wednesday 30 November 2022
UMC orders facility equipment for Singapore site expansion
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has purchased NT$6.49 billion (US$209.4 million) worth of facility equipment from L&K Engineering's branch in Singapore, according...
Monday 28 November 2022
Infineon to use TSMC 28nm RRAM technology for next-generation automotive MCU
According to Infineon, its next-generation Aurix microcontroller will use embedded non-volatile memory, specifically resistive random access memory (RRAM), instead of embedded flash...
Monday 28 November 2022
TSMC capacity utilization fall to widen in 1H23
TSMC's overall fab capacity utilization rate is estimated to fall to 80% in the first half of 2023, with the utilization for 7/6 nm process capacity to see a widening fall, 5/4nm...
Friday 25 November 2022
Silicon IP provider M31 gains from China IC self-sufficiency drive
Taiwan-based silicon IP provider M31 Technology has benefited significantly from semiconductor self-supply campaign in China, with the ratio of revenues contributed by Chinese clients...
Tuesday 8 November 2022
Fabless firms clearing inventories aggressively
Since the latter part of the third quarter, Taiwan-based IC design houses, including first-tier players, have become aggressive in clearing on-hand inventories by slashing orders...
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