Thursday 26 October 2023
Chinese supply chain development threatens Taiwan's SiC industry
China's silicon carbide (SiC) industry supply chain is expanding, posing a challenge to Taiwan, which is also looking to expand its SiC sector, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 25 October 2023
SiC manufacturers face challenges replacing 6-inch wafers with 8-inch
The industry's transition from 6-inch to 8-inch silicon carbide (SiC) wafers will face challenges, such as cost, in the short term, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 12 July 2023
Impacts of China's gallium export control on the supply chain
The Chinese government has recently announced without prior warning that it will control exports of gallium and germanium metals. The announcement has received extensive media coverage,...
Monday 5 June 2023
Foxconn camp launches Taiwan's first homegrown 8-inch SiC substrate: Q&A with Taisic Materials chair
Member firms of the Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) camp have completed their initial deployments in the third-generation compound semiconductor SiC (silicon carbide) field,...
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...
Wednesday 28 December 2022
Japanese chipmakers keen on expanding capacity for car power devices
Japan's semiconductor firms including Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage and JS Foundry are actively expanding investments in building new capacities for power devices to meet...
Thursday 22 December 2022
IDMs migrating to 8-inch fabs for SiC, GaN components production
With third-generation compound semiconductors SiC and GaN increasingly used in power devices for electric vehicle (EV) and server applications, international IDMs are actively migrating...
Wednesday 9 November 2022
Taiwan Mask returns to profitability
Taiwan Mask swung to net profits of NT$599 million (US$18.8 million) in the third quarter of 2022 following two consecutive quarters of losses, buoyed by strong sales of its core...
Tuesday 1 November 2022
Chinese foundries nearly halve 6-inch wafer fabrication quotes
China-based foundries specializing in power ICs and components have nearly halved their 6-inch wafer fabrication prices amid sluggish diodes and other power devices demand, according...
Monday 17 October 2022
US IDMs seeking subsidies for domestic production of RF components
American IDMs of RF components such as silicon-based filters are all proceeding with capacity expansions in the US, looking to seek government subsidies under the newly legislated...
Friday 23 September 2022
Episil expects 40% revenue growth in 2022
Taiwan-based Episil Technologies, a foundry specializing in silicon, GaN and SiC power devices, expects to post a 40% revenue surge in 2022, driven by strong demand for automotive,...
Wednesday 10 August 2022
China's Silan to establish 150mm wafer fab for SiC power devices
Silan Microelectronics, a Chinese IDM specialized in power semiconductor, has announced plans to invest a total of CNY1.5 billion (US$222.2 million) to establish a 150mm wafer fabrication...
Monday 11 July 2022
Foxconn makes strategic investment in SiC substrate production
Foxconn Technology Group has advanced further in building its semiconductor and EV ecosystems by making strategic investment in a Taiwan-based maker of SiC (silicon carbide) substrates...
Friday 4 March 2022
6-inch fabs fully loaded for SGT MOSFETs, automotive diodes till 2Q22
Taiwan's 6-inch wafer foundry specialists including Mosel Vitelic, Nuvoton Technology and Epsil Technologies are expected to maintain full capacity utilization throughout at least...
Tuesday 15 February 2022
MCU specialist Nuvoton set to embrace strong 2022
Nuvoton Technology remains optimistic that its shipments of 32-bit MCUs, server baseboard management controllers (BMCs), automotive battery management ICs (BMICs), and power management...
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