Wednesday 24 January 2024
Porotech and PSMC team up to produce 200mm GaN-on-Si microLEDs
Poro Technologies (Porotech) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) have formed a partnership to develop and manufacture 200mm GaN-on-Silicon MicroLEDs for display applic...
Wednesday 25 October 2023
SiC manufacturers face challenges replacing 6-inch wafers with 8-inch
The industry's transition from 6-inch to 8-inch silicon carbide (SiC) wafers will face challenges, such as cost, in the short term, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Specialty IC foundry VIS reportedly to set up 12-inch fab in Singapore
Vanguard International Manufacturing (VIS), which runs only 8-inch wafer fabs, reportedly plans to set up a 12-inch fab in Singapore for fulfilling mainly automotive related IC ord...
Monday 16 October 2023
SK Hynix System IC encourages staff to take unpaid leave amid weak demand for 8-inch wafer foundry business
Seeing lackluster demand from the consumer electronics market for wafer foundry services, ZDNet Korea reported that SK Hynix System IC, a subsidiary of SK Hynix, is encouraging...
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.
Summary of Tech Supply Chain News!
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