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Thursday 16 September 2021
GF, Qualcomm team up for advanced 5G RF front-end devices
GlobalFoundries (GF) has announced the foundry is continuing its partnership with Qualcomm, expanding their RF collaboration on 5G multi-Gigabit speed RF front-end products.
Tuesday 7 September 2021
Foundries step up capacity expansions
Pure-play foundries have accelerated their capacity expansions as they have seen promising demand for cloud computing, AI, EV, 5G and IoT related applications, with order visibility...
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Silicon wafer suppliers expanding capacity slowly
Capacity expansions at silicon wafer suppliers are proceeding at a pace that may not be able to keep up with foundries' aggressive capacity expansion plans, according to market sou...
Monday 26 July 2021
UMC to raise quotes for 40nm, other processes in 1Q22
United Microelectronics (UMC) plans to raise its foundry quotes for 40nm process technology by 10-15% starting the first quarter of 2022, as well as quotes for other mature process...
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Is Intel eyeing global automotive IC foundry leadership?
Intel's reported US$30 billion bid to acquire Globalfoundries has called attention to whether Intel is eyeing to be the world's largest automotive IC foundry by combining GF's mature...
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Taiwan maintains edge as largest base for IC wafer capacity, says IC Insights
As of December 2020, Taiwan led the world with 21.4% of global wafer capacity installed in that country, according to IC Insights. In second place was South Korea, which accounted...
Friday 16 July 2021
Is GF a good buy for Intel?
Intel is reportedly eyeing Globalfoundries for acquisition valued at an estimated US$30 billion. Will the acquisition be a good buy and follow Intel's IDM 2.0 strategy that was unveiled...
Monday 28 June 2021
Foundries accelerating 28nm process capacity expansions
Foundries including TSMC and UMC, and China's SMIC, have all stepped up their capacity expansions particularly for 28nm process, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 23 June 2021
Globalfoundries breaks ground for new fab in Singapore
Globalfoundries on June 22 broke ground for a new 12-inch wafer fab at its Singapore campus, according to the pure-play foundry.
Tuesday 8 June 2021
GF, GlobalWafers extend partnership
Globalfoundries has announced that the foundry and silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers have struck a US$800 million agreement to add 300mm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer manufacturing...
Friday 4 June 2021
Texas Instruments remains top analog IC supplier
With analog sales of US$10.9 billion and 19% marketshare, Texas Instruments (TI) maintained its firm grip as the leading supplier of analog devices in 2020, according to IC Insights...
Monday 31 May 2021
NXP is yet another vendor striking long-term deal with UMC
NXP Semiconductors is another chip vendor which has struck a long-term deal with United Microelectronics (UMC) under which the pure-play foundry will have some of its newly-established...
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Qualcomm strikes long-term deal with UMC, sources say
Qualcomm is believed to have struck a long-term deal with United Microelectronics (UMC) under which the pure-play foundry will provide capacity support for the chip vendor over six...
Thursday 20 May 2021
UMC gains commitments from major clients for long-term demand
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has received commitments from eight of its customers for capacity demand for a six-year period, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 23 March 2021
Fire at Renesas fab to further constrain auto IC supply
A recent fire that struck one of Renesas' plants in Japan may lead to a further tightening in the world's available production capacity for automotive chips, according to industry...