Tuesday 31 October 2023
Chinese foundry gearing up for automotive IC boom
Nexchip Semiconductor, a Chinese mature-node IC foundry, has stepped up its deployment in the automotive IC sector with the opening of a new fab in Hefei specializing in manufacturing...
Thursday 3 August 2023
China foundries enhancing mature node manufacturing capability for automotive chips
Chinese foundries including CanSemi Technology, GTA Semiconductor, and Nexchip Semiconductor have stepped up enhancing their mature-node manufacturing capability for automotive ICs,...
Tuesday 17 January 2023
Foundry PSMC cautious about 1Q23 outlook
Pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) has expressed caution about its sales prospects for the first quarter of 2023 when its overall fab utilization rate...
Tuesday 12 July 2022
Flash device controller production capacity loosening
The supply of SSD and other NAND flash device controller chips, which are manufactured using 55nm, 40nm and 28nm process technologies at 12-inch fabs, has become less tight as foundries...
Wednesday 6 July 2022
SMIC, Intel face different constraints in expanding global foundry market shares
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) and Intel are facing different constraints in expanding their presence in the global foundry market while they are on track to...
Wednesday 22 June 2022
Top suppliers enjoy big gains in small NOR flash market
NOR flash memory sales surged 63% on year to US$2.9 billion in 2021, representing only 4% of the total flash memory market last year, according to IC Insights.
Wednesday 1 June 2022
DDI suppliers to place more orders with 12-inch foundries
Display driver IC suppliers have made slight adjustments in their wafer sourcing strategies between the end of 2022 and 2023 by placing more orders with 12-inch foundries, according...
Friday 13 May 2022
ASMedia transitions to 28nm process for part of chip production
ASMedia Technology, an affiliate of Asustek Computer specializing in high-speed transmission chips, has transitioned to 28nm process manufacturing for part of its chip solutions while...
Thursday 28 April 2022
Parade upbeat about 2022 sales prospects for transmission interface ICs
Taiwan-based Parade Technologies, a supplier of mixed-signal ICs for display and high-speed interface standards used in computers, consumer electronics and display panels, remains...
Wednesday 20 April 2022
GigaDevice posts profit hike in 1Q22
China's GigaDevice, which specializes in NOR flash memory, has reported net profits surged 126.1% on year to CNY681 million (US$106.5 million) in the first quarter of 2022.
Tuesday 22 March 2022
NAND flash chipmakers step up controller chip purchases
NAND flash chip vendors including Samsung Electronics and Micron Technology have moved to increase more of their controller chip production to third-party suppliers, such as Phison...
Monday 14 March 2022
Nexchip approved to list on Shanghai STAR
Foundry house Nexchip Semiconductor, a joint venture between Taiwan's Power Semiconductor Manufacturing and the Hefei city government of China's Anhui province, has secured recently...
Thursday 17 February 2022
NAND flash controller supply remains tight
The supply of NAND flash device controller ICs remains tight, particularly those demanding 55nm and 12/16nm process manufacturing, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 26 January 2022
Macronix upbeat about gross margin in 2022
Flash and ROM memory chipmaker Macronix International is upbeat about its gross margin performance in 2022, citing clear order visibility and favorable pricing trends for all its...
Tuesday 11 January 2022
Taiwan fabless chipmakers see limited impact from power outage at Hua Hong fabs
A recent power outage at Hua Hong Semiconductor's wafer fabs located at the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Shanghai has so far had a limited impact on Taiwan-based fabless chipmakers' deliveries,...