Friday 18 August 2023
TSMC lowers foundry quotes to reflect lackluster demand, say sources
TSMC has lowered its foundry quotes for the next few quarters due to a lack of order visibility and order momentum from customers, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 2 August 2023
VIS remains upbeat about long-term 8-inch foundry market outlook
Despite short-term headwinds, the long-term demand outlook for the 8-inch silicon wafer market remains resilient, according to specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor...
Wednesday 19 July 2023
South Korea's 8-inch wafer fabs see utilization fall under 50%
The capacity utilization rates of 8-inch wafer fabs in South Korea are halved from their 2022 levels, with the exception of DB Hitek, due to sluggish demand for information technology...
Wednesday 17 May 2023
AOI equipment maker HYE eyeing double-digit sales growth for 2023
Taiwan-based automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment supplier HYE Technology, with UMC Capital among its investors, expects to continue registering a double-digit revenue growth...
Thursday 6 April 2023
IC designers can hardly expect foundry partners to cut quotes soon
It remains one of the major market concerns as to when IC designers can see their manufacturing costs move downward, but one thing for sure is that their foundry partners in Taiwan...
Wednesday 15 February 2023
Sumco sees 12-inch silicon wafers sustain strong demand for auto chips
Japan's silicon wafer maker Sumco expects a slight sequential fall in overall shipments of its 12-inch products in the first quarter of 2023, driven by weaker demand for memory and...
Monday 13 February 2023
TSMC, VIS post sequential revenue increases in January
TSMC and specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported sequential increases in January revenue of 3.9% and 13.7%, respectively.
Wednesday 28 December 2022
Japanese chipmakers keen on expanding capacity for car power devices
Japan's semiconductor firms including Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage and JS Foundry are actively expanding investments in building new capacities for power devices to meet...
Thursday 22 December 2022
IDMs migrating to 8-inch fabs for SiC, GaN components production
With third-generation compound semiconductors SiC and GaN increasingly used in power devices for electric vehicle (EV) and server applications, international IDMs are actively migrating...
Wednesday 14 December 2022
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Friday 9 December 2022
TSMC posts record November revenue
Pure-play foundry TSMC has reported revenue hit a record high of NT$222.71 billion (US$7.27 billion) in November 2022.
Wednesday 23 November 2022
TSMC caught in geopolitical shackles for overseas capacity expansions
TSMC reportedly has plans to build a 3nm fab in the US, adjacent to its 5nm fab under construction in Arizona, and also plans to set up a fab in Germany focusing on 28 nm automotive...
Monday 14 November 2022
TSMC ecosystem partners for IC design services stay unscathed amid headwinds
TSMC and its ecosystem partners in Taiwan, especially silicon IP and IC design services providers, remain able to embrace revenue gains for the fourth quarter and 2023, while most...
Monday 17 October 2022
US IDMs seeking subsidies for domestic production of RF components
American IDMs of RF components such as silicon-based filters are all proceeding with capacity expansions in the US, looking to seek government subsidies under the newly legislated...
Friday 7 October 2022
RF BAW filter maker Akoustis builds Asia-Pacific foothold in Taiwan
Akoustis Technologies, a US-based IDM of bulk acoustic wave (BAW) high-band filters for mobile and other wireless applications, has located its Asia-Pacific foothold in Taoyuan, northern...
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