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NEWS TAGGED 8-INCH FAB
Thursday 11 March 2021
Power IC supplier uPI gains foundry support
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...
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Highlights of the day: 8-inch fab tools hard to come by
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...
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Eight-inch fab equipment still in hot demand
Foundries remain aggressive in purchasing 8-inch fab equipment and facilities including those from the secondhand market, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 2 March 2021
TSMC prioritizes 12-inch fab expansion
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...
Tuesday 23 February 2021
IDMs may evaluate more outsourcing
IDM vendors may consider outsourcing more of their production starting 2022, with Taiwan-based contract chipmakers being among the beneficiaries, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 9 February 2021
Taiwan foundries gearing up for capacity expansions
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are gearing up for capacity expansions in 2021 to satisfy growing customer demand, according to industry observers.
Wednesday 3 February 2021
Highlights of the day: 8-inch fab capacity expansion costly
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...
Wednesday 3 February 2021
VIS raises 2021 capex
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.
Tuesday 12 January 2021
UMC 8-inch fab capacity may tighten further
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.
Wednesday 6 January 2021
Foundries see clearer order visibility for automotive chips
Foundries including TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have seen the visibility of orders for automotive chips extended to the end...
Tuesday 5 January 2021
VIS to disclose details about new acquisition in 1Q21
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...
Wednesday 16 December 2020
China IC foundry output to continue growth in 2021, says Digitimes Research
China's IC foundry 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'...
Monday 14 December 2020
VIS in talks to acquire 8-inch wafer fab from target seller
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...
Wednesday 9 December 2020
VIS set to post record 4Q20 revenues
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.
Thursday 26 November 2020
Addition of Toshiba fabs unlikely to relieve 8-inch fab capacity shortage
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...