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Thursday 12 May 2022
Analog IC firm GMT cautious about 2Q22
Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT), a fabless supplier of analog and power management ICs, has expressed caution about its operations in the second quarter of 2022 citing growing...
Thursday 12 May 2022
PWM IC firms expect more available 8-inch fab capacities in 2023
With their bigger peers transitioning to 12-inch wafer manufacturing, Taiwan-based power management IC (PWM IC) suppliers expect more 8-inch fab capacities to be available to satisfy...
Tuesday 10 May 2022
TSMC, VIS performances to stay in high gear through 2025
Despite a slowdown in sales of consumer electronics devices such as handsets and notebooks, foundry houses seem to remain unscathed. In particular, TSMC and its affiliate Vanguard...
Tuesday 19 April 2022
China making slow progress towards chip self-sufficiency
In addition to trade restrictions imposed by the US on crucial equipment, the ongoing COVID lockdowns in China's production hubs in Shanghai and other cities are disrupting the country's...
Thursday 14 April 2022
Taiwan PWM IC firms expect more 8-inch fab capacity to boost sales
Production schedules at 8-inch fabs have begun to loosen recently, as display driver IC suppliers and other analog chip providers are cutting down their wafer start orders, leaving...
Thursday 14 April 2022
Analog IC prices to rise at slower pace
Analog chip prices are expected to continue rising but at a slower pace while supply-side constraints remain, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.
Tuesday 12 April 2022
Eight-inch IC fab capacity set to surge 21% to mitigate supply-demand imbalance, says SEMI
Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are on track to boost 200mm fab capacity by 1.2 million wafers, or 21%, from the start of 2020 to the end of 2024 to hit a record high of 6.9...
Monday 11 April 2022
Specialty IC foundry VIS enjoys another quarter of record revenue
Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its revenue hit a record high for the ninth consecutive quarter in the first quarter of 2022, with March revenue...
Thursday 31 March 2022
SMIC says production at Shanghai site unaffected by COVID lockdown
China-based pure-play foundry SMIC has said that production at its manufacturing site in Shanghai, where 8- and 12-inch fabrication lines are operated, remains normal and has not...
Monday 28 March 2022
TSMC says production unaffected by COVID lockdown in Shanghai
China has started locking down Shanghai in two phases for mass Covid-19 testing starting today (March 28) amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections. TSMC and other Taiwan-based...
Monday 14 February 2022
VIS expects another quarter of record high; capex to hike in 2022
Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to enjoy another quarter of record-high revenue in the first quarter of 2022, and plans a 150% capex hike this...
Friday 28 January 2022
IC design houses with strong backing gain sufficient foundry support
Taiwan's IC design houses with strong backgrounds have all managed to obtain sufficient foundry support, which will drive further their sales growth in 2022 after helping them score...
Wednesday 26 January 2022
SilTerra to expand 8-inch fab expansion
Malaysia-based pure-play foundry house Silterra has announced plans to expand its annual production capacity by 20%.
Tuesday 18 January 2022
Eight-inch foundry prices set to rise
Limited growth in 8-inch fab capacities worldwide, coupled with supply-side constraints arising from events such as a recent power outage at Hua Hong Semiconductor's wafer fabs, may...
Thursday 13 January 2022
PMIC demand to stay strong, crunch to persist in 2022
Taiwan-based power management IC suppliers will continue to embrace strong demand in 2022, but their on-year sales growth rates will depend largely on the foundry support they are...