Wednesday 9 March 2022
Networking device makers source 16nm chips
Networking device makers including Alpha Networks, Arcadyan Technology, and Gemtek Technology have decided to source 16nm Wi-Fi chips amid tight 28nm process capacity, according to...
Tuesday 8 March 2022
Highlights of the day: Sales strategies for chip inventories
The customers of Taiwanese MCU makers are stockpiling, and MCU deliveries will proceed despite high buy inventories...
Tuesday 8 March 2022
UMC negotiates higher quotes for new contract with Samsung
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has managed to negotiate higher quotes for a new, long-term agreement (LTA) it struck with Samsung Electronics, according to sources...
Monday 7 March 2022
Phison expects NAND flash shortfall from mid-May to June
The global supply of NAND flash memory is expected to be significantly tight between mid May and the end of June, due mainly to a substantial cutback in output at Kioxia-Western Digital...
Thursday 3 March 2022
IC design houses competing for available 28nm process capacity
Despite growing concerns about oversupply, Taiwan-based IC design houses continue to vie for the available 28nm process capacity at foundries to fill orders through next year, according...
Tuesday 1 March 2022
New UMC fab in Singapore to generate profit in 1st year of operation
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics' (UMC) new 12-inch fab in Singapore is expected to generate profits in its first year of operation, according to industry sources.
Friday 25 February 2022
UMC to expand Singapore fab site for additional 22/28nm process capacity
United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced plans to set up a new advanced manufacturing facility adjacent to its Fab12i in Singapore. Dubbed Fab12i P3, the facility is designed for...
Thursday 24 February 2022
Taiwan chipmakers see their role in global EV supply chain grow
The role of Taiwan's IC industry is growing amid the persistent shortage of automotive chips.
Thursday 17 February 2022
Foundry customers reluctant to accept further price increases
Pure-play foundries, particularly second-tier players who have raised their quotes since late 2020, are seeing their fabless clients become increasingly reluctant to accept further...
Monday 14 February 2022
OLED DDI vendors in high gear to win more 28nm process capacity
OLED DDI suppliers including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax Technologies, Raydium Semiconductor and FocalTech Systems have never let up their efforts in winning more 28nm process...
Friday 11 February 2022
SMIC posts profit hike in 2021
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported revenue hit a record high of US$5.44 billion in 2021, when profits attributable to the company hiked to US$1.7 billion...
Friday 11 February 2022
Foundry capacity expansion projects may face delays
The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused bottlenecks in labor relations, transport, and logistics operations worldwide, which may lead to delays in foundries' installation of new...
Thursday 10 February 2022
TSMC turns active in seeking more long-term contracts
TSMC has become actively involved in its pursuit of long-term order commitments from customers, sparking concerns that the market, particularly for mature process nodes, which it...
Tuesday 8 February 2022
Wi-Fi chip vendors working closely with foundries
Wi-Fi core chip suppliers, including MediaTek and Realtek Semiconductor, have moved to work more closely with their foundry partners, eyeing a more significant market share this year,...
Tuesday 8 February 2022
Faraday monthly revenue tops NT$1 billion
Taiwan-based Faraday Technology, a fabless ASIC service and silicon IP provider partnering mainly with United Microelectronics (UMC), saw its monthly revenue exceed NT$1 billion (US$35.9...