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  • UMC+co%2Dpresident+SC+Chen
    Eight-inch fab capacity remains tight, whereas there is an excess of 12-inch fab capacity, according to SC Chien, co-president for pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC).
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    Eight-inch IC foundries have seen order visibility become unclear for the fourth quarter of 2018, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.
  • chip
    Eight-inch foundries have seen their fab utilization rates remain high in the third quarter of 2018, but orders from customers have shown signs of a slowdown amid concerns about end...
  • As 8-inch wafer foundry capacity supply is expected to fall short of demand through at least 2020, Taiwan foundry houses including United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International...
  • IC foundries have seen their 8-inch fabs run at full utilization, but order visibility for their 12-inch fab capacity is becoming unclear, according to industry sources.
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) held a ceremony recently to mark the start of equipment move-in at the new facilities of its 8-inch wafer plant in Tianjin, China,...
  • hejian
    United Microelectronics (UMC), the second-largest Taiwan-based pure-play foundry, disclosed recently plans to list its HeJian-led China operations on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE)...
  • Macronix+chairman+Miin+Wu
    Speculation circulated recently that Macronix International had been approached by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) about a potential tie-up in the semiconductor business,...
  • UMC+Xiamen+operation+to+remain+unprofitable
    Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its fab operation in Xiamen, China to remain unprofitable in 2018 due to insufficient economies of scale.
  • Demand+for+mature+ICs+is+filling+8%2Dinch+fab+capacity
    Taiwan-based IC design houses have expressed caution about their gross margin performance in the second half of 2018, as they will encounter rising costs including higher quotes asked...
  • Second%2Dtier+IC+foundries+based+in+China+and+Taiwan+are+planning+to+hike+quotes+for+8%2Dinch+capacity
    Second-tier IC foundries based in China and Taiwan are planning to hike quotes for 8-inch capacity by 20-30% in the third quarter of 2018, according to sources in the Taiwan IC design...
  • wafer
    Pure-play foundries in China and Taiwan intend to encourage their fabless firms to transition to 12-inch wafer manufacturing as their 8-inch fab capacity has been extremely tight,...
  • SMIC 1Q18 revenues miss guidance

    Thursday 10 May 2018
    China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported revenues for the first quarter of 2018 reached US$831 million, up 5.6% sequentially and...
  • VIS+enjoys+a+particularly+strong+1Q18
    Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) will continue expanding production capacity at its 8-inch fabs, and is still evaluating the feasibility of building 12-inch production lines,...
  • Strong demand for Internet of Things (IoT) related chips is filling China- and Taiwan-based pure-play foundries' 8-inch fab capacities, according to industry sources.
  • UMC profits hit 9-quarter high

    Thursday 26 October 2017
    Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported net profits of NT$3.47 billion (US$114.9 million) for the third quarter of 2017, up 65.5% sequentially and hitting a nine-quarter...
  • Fujitsu Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor have announced an agreement that ON Semi will purchase a 30% incremental share of Fujitsu's 8-inch wafer fab in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, resulting...
  • qualcomm
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to grab 70-80% of the total orders for Qualcomm's new-generation power management ICs (PWM IC), according to industry...
  • Specialty foundry TowerJazz, Tacoma Technology, and Tacoma (Nanjing) Semiconductor Technology have announced that TowerJazz has received a first payment of US$18 million, rendering...
  • Leading+MCU+suppliers+have+recently+extended+delivery+lead+times+for+32%2Dbit+MCUs
    STMicroelectronics has extended delivery lead times for 32-bit MCUs due to strong demand, according to industry sources. The MCU vendor has also informed its customers that it plans...
  • Installed 8-inch (200mm) fab capacity has increased since 2009, and will reach close to 5.4 million wafers per month (wpm) by the end of 2017, according to SEMI. By 2020, 200mm capacity...
  • Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is looking to expand its 8-inch fabs, and has approached several memory makers to buy their second-hand equipment,...
  • VIS mulling fab tools purchases

    Friday 31 March 2017
    Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is considering acquiring production equipment from its fellow foundry companies, according to the Taiwan-based 8-inch IC foundry.
  • Taiwan-based silicon wafer supplier Wafer Works is expected to start operating its new plant in Zhengzhou, China which will be dedicated to producing 8-inch wafers in the first quarter...
  • China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is engaged in growing its presence in the Internet of Things (IoT) field, with its enhanced mature technology...
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