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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...
Tuesday 11 January 2022
Taiwan fabless chipmakers see limited impact from power outage at Hua Hong fabs
A recent power outage at Hua Hong Semiconductor's wafer fabs located at the Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, Shanghai has so far had a limited impact on Taiwan-based fabless chipmakers' deliveries,...
Tuesday 11 January 2022
China chipmakers reportedly build additional output for power semiconductors
China-based chipmakers including China Resources Microelectronics (CR Micro), Silan Microelectronics and StarPower Semiconductor have reportedly stepped up their capacity expansion...
Thursday 30 December 2021
Tight 8-inch foundry capacity to continue pushing up chip prices in 1Q22
Suppliers of power management ICs, networking chips, and industrial and automotive MCUs are still capable of raising their prices in the first quarter of 2022, as 8-inch fab capacity...
Monday 27 December 2021
8-inch fab capacity for car chips to stay short of demand till 2025
Shortage of automotive chips will persist throughout 2022, particularly those fabricated at 8-inch wafer fabs, and may not ease until 2025 given that the majority of 8-inch fab capacities...
Thursday 2 December 2021
Taiwan firms optimistic about low-voltage MOSFET demand for AIoT apps
Low-voltage MOSFET demand will be propelled by a wide range of AIoT device applications, encouraging Taiwan-based power device makers to strengthen their related product portfolios,...
Thursday 25 November 2021
Audio IC shortage easing
Notebook-use audio IC shortages are easing, with the supply shortfall expected to narrow next year, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 24 November 2021
Smartphone AP suppliers demanding 12-inch fab capacity for PWM ICs
Smartphone application processor vendors including Apple, Qualcomm and MediaTek have moved to reserve the available 12-inch BCD (bipolar-CMOS-DMOS) process capacity at foundries for...
Monday 22 November 2021
8-inch fabs to enjoy robust business growth through 2026, says VIS chair
Eight-inch wafer foundry business will continue to enjoy robust growth momentum through 2026 due to limited increase in new capacity, despite market concerns that aggressive capacity...
Friday 19 November 2021
Taiwan 2nd-tier foundries to enjoy gross margin growth in 2022
Taiwan-based second-tier pure-play foundries, such as Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC), will see their gross margins hike...
Friday 22 October 2021
Shortage of PWM ICs prompts suppliers to transition to 12-inch wafer manufacturing
The supply of handset-use power management ICs remains severely tight, prompting the chip suppliers to transition to 12-inch wafer manufacturing, according to industry sources.
Friday 15 October 2021
Will foundry expansions lead to capacity glut?
Many IDMs and pure-play foundries, including second-tier ones, are all poised to expand their fab capacities sparking concerns that the arrival of the additional capacities could...