Friday 28 July 2023
Sumitomo Electric to expand 6-inch SiC wafer capacity for EVs
Japan-based Sumitomo Electric Industries is planning to construct a new factory in Japan for the production of silicon carbide (SiC) wafers. Additionally, they will introduce a new...
Thursday 6 July 2023
Eris acquires Diodes' factory in northern Taiwan
Taiwan-based diode maker Eris Technology has announced the acquisition of a factory in Taiwan from its parent company Diodes, with plans to increase output from its 6-inch wafer ca...
Thursday 6 July 2023
GaAs foundries see fab utilization rising
Most Taiwan-based GaAs foundries, including Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC), have recently seen their 6-inch fab utilization rates rise above 40%.
Monday 19 June 2023
Will third-generation semiconductors offer a different future for 6-inch silicon wafers?
Six-inch SiC wafers are seeing demand growth and decline at the same time. On the one hand, there is the need to upgrade four-inch to six-inch wafers. On the other hand, customers...
Thursday 25 May 2023
New Apple-Broadcom deal gets three interpretations from RF supply chain in Taiwan
The signing of a long-term contract between Apple and Broadcom to develop 5G radio frequency (RF) components could easily drive outsiders to associate it with the "coopetition" relationships...
Thursday 25 May 2023
Actron eyeing closer ties with Mosel, sources say
Automotive diode specialist Actron Technology plans to enhance its relationship with Mosel Vitelic, a 6-inch pure-play foundry, according to industry sources.
Thursday 25 May 2023
Taiwan firms stepping up SiC, GaN semiconductor deployments
The anticipated third-generation silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor market demand has sparked Taiwan's high-tech industry's interest, with more enterprises...
Tuesday 23 May 2023
China SiC price trend hard to judge after makers land long-term orders
It remains hard to judge when Chinese suppliers of silicon carbide (SiC) substrates and wafers will launch a price reduction campaign after some of them have secured long-term supply...
Friday 5 May 2023
China suppliers land 6-inch SiC orders from automotive IDMs, tier-1 suppliers
Chinese silicon carbide (SiC) companies including SICC and TankeBlue Semiconductor have secured contracts to supply 6-inch SiC materials to international automotive IDMs and tier-one...
Monday 20 March 2023
Resonac enters mass production of new-gen SiC epi-wafers for EVs
Japan-based Resonac, formerly Showa Denko, kicked off volume production of its new-generation 6-inch SiC epi-wafers on March 1, aiming to serve the needs of EVs and other high-end...
Thursday 9 March 2023
TSMC keeps fab utilization rate at 70% or higher
TSMC's fab utilization in the first quarter of 2023 is being dragged down by a rapid slowdown in 7nm and 6nm chip orders, but the foundry has managed to keep its overall fab utilization...
Wednesday 8 March 2023
China supply chain players see little impact of Tesla SiC cut
Though taken aback by Tesla announcing a 75% cut in SiC demand for its future vehicles, China's SiC substrate suppliers including SICC and Tony Electronic have indicated their production...
Monday 6 March 2023
TSMC, VIS, UMC poised to gain from rising GaN penetration for EVs
Third-generation compound semiconductor market conditions are expected to change in the wake of Tesla announcing a 75% cut in the use of SiC components for its next-generation EV...
Thursday 2 March 2023
Taiwan startup ready for 6-inch SiC crystal growth
HKT Technology is ready to enter 6-inch SiC crystal growth production and is eyeing expansion to 8-inch SiC crystal growth in the future, according to the company.
Wednesday 15 February 2023
Sumco sees 12-inch silicon wafers sustain strong demand for auto chips
Japan's silicon wafer maker Sumco expects a slight sequential fall in overall shipments of its 12-inch products in the first quarter of 2023, driven by weaker demand for memory and...