156 news items tagged 8-inch fab
Taiwan foundries running at full capacity for mature processesWednesday 17 March 2021
TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC), Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) continue to run at full capacity for their 28nm and...
Power IC supplier uPI gains foundry supportThursday 11 March 2021
Taiwan-based uPI Semiconductor, an Asustek Computer affliate specializing in high-performance power chips and discrete solutions, has obtained sufficient 8-inch fab capacity support...
Highlights of the day: 8-inch fab tools hard to come byTuesday 9 March 2021
Foundry houses' attempts to expand 8-inch fab capacity to cash in on extremely strong demand have been prevented by limited suppluy of 8-inch equipment on the market. Chinese semiconductors...
Eight-inch fab equipment still in hot demandTuesday 9 March 2021
Foundries remain aggressive in purchasing 8-inch fab equipment and facilities including those from the secondhand market, according to industry sources.
TSMC prioritizes 12-inch fab expansionTuesday 2 March 2021
TSMC has prioritized expanding 12-inch fabs over 8-inch ones, and it may be easier for the foundry house to squeeze in extra orders from some clients its 12-inch fabs in the second...
IDMs may evaluate more outsourcingTuesday 23 February 2021
IDM vendors may consider outsourcing more of their production starting 2022, with Taiwan-based contract chipmakers being among the beneficiaries, according to industry sources.
Taiwan foundries gearing up for capacity expansionsTuesday 9 February 2021
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are gearing up for capacity expansions in 2021 to satisfy growing customer demand, according to industry observers.
Highlights of the day: 8-inch fab capacity expansion costlyWednesday 3 February 2021
Eight-inch wafer foundry service provider VIS is increasing its capex budget for 2021, with the sum mainly for manufacturing process conversion and facility maintenance. Despite short...
VIS raises 2021 capexWednesday 3 February 2021
Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has budgeted NT$5.1 billion (US$182.33 million) in capex for 2021, up from the NT$3.54 billion allocated last year.
UMC 8-inch fab capacity may tighten furtherTuesday 12 January 2021
A recent power outage at UMC's 8-inch wafer fabs may exert pressure on its already-tight supply of 8-inch wafer capacity, according to industry sources.
Foundries see clearer order visibility for automotive chipsWednesday 6 January 2021
Foundries including TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have seen the visibility of orders for automotive chips extended to the end...
VIS to disclose details about new acquisition in 1Q21Tuesday 5 January 2021
Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is expected to announce details regarding a new acquisition later in the first quarter of 2021, according to market so...
China IC foundry output to continue growth in 2021, says Digitimes ResearchWednesday 16 December 2020
China's IC industry will register another growth in output next year, driven by the country's efforts in boosting its IC self-sufficiency, as well as international chipmakers' intention...
VIS in talks to acquire 8-inch wafer fab from target sellerMonday 14 December 2020
Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is again seeking to expand its 8-inch wafer foundry capacity through acquisitions to meet ever-booming demand from vendors of power management...
VIS set to post record 4Q20 revenuesWednesday 9 December 2020
Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is on track to post record-high revenues for the fourth quarter of 2020, according to market watchers.
Addition of Toshiba fabs unlikely to relieve 8-inch fab capacity shortageThursday 26 November 2020
Toshiba is reportedly seeking to sell its 8-inch fabs in the first quarter of 2021, but the global 8-inch foundry capacity shortages will still hardly be relieved even if the Japanese...
TSMC in talks for new orders for OLED driver ICWednesday 18 November 2020
TSMC is in talks with a Korean client for manufacturing OLED driver ICs using the foundry's 28nm high-voltage process, according to industry sources.
Silicon Motion expects foundry supply to stay tight through end-2021Tuesday 10 November 2020
Flash device controller developers, including Silicon Motion Technology, have seen their foundry partners encounter tight capacity particularly at 8-inch fabs, which may persist through...
Power management chips in severe shortagesMonday 9 November 2020
The global supply of ICs demanding 8-inch wafer fabrication services has been tight, with shortages of power management chips (PWM IC) being particularly severe, according to industry...
Second-tier foundries eyeing bigger share in 8-inch foundry marketFriday 6 November 2020
With 8-inch wafer fabrication demand rising rapidly for chips including ultra-thin fingerprint sensors, power management ICs, MOSFET chips and display driver ICs, second-tier foundries...
Old fabs draw acquisition interest from 8-inch foundriesWednesday 28 October 2020
Mature but idle wafer fabs have drawn interest from 8-inch foundries that have seen tight capacity, such as United Microelectronics (UMC), according to market sources.
Taiwan foundries to hike quotes for 8-inch capacityTuesday 29 September 2020
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries will raise their 8-inch foundry quotes by more than 15% starting the first quarter of 2021, according to industry sources.
Eight-inch foundry lead time extendedTuesday 22 September 2020
Delivery lead times at Taiwan-based 8-inch foundries have been extended to more than three months, according to sources at fabless chipmakers who are aggressively seeking support...
Eight-inch foundry quotes set to riseTuesday 22 September 2020
Taiwan-based 8-inch foundries will raise their quotes for short lead-time orders by about 10% in the fourth quarter to reflect their extremely tight supply, according to industry...
Taiwan foundries see bright prospects aheadFriday 11 September 2020
Pure-play foundries including TSMC, UMC and VIS are poised to see their fab capacities continue being fully utilized through the end of 2020, according to industry sources.