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Wednesday 18 May 2022
SMIC, Hua Hong show mixed business outlook for 2Q22
China's top foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) has estimated the Shanghai lockdown could reduce its production by 5% in the second quarter, while another...
Thursday 12 May 2022
PWM IC firms expect more available 8-inch fab capacities in 2023
With their bigger peers transitioning to 12-inch wafer manufacturing, Taiwan-based power management IC (PWM IC) suppliers expect more 8-inch fab capacities to be available to satisfy...
Tuesday 10 May 2022
TSMC, VIS performances to stay in high gear through 2025
Despite a slowdown in sales of consumer electronics devices such as handsets and notebooks, foundry houses seem to remain unscathed. In particular, TSMC and its affiliate Vanguard...
Friday 29 April 2022
Korean 8-inch wafer fabs enjoy robust growths
South Korea's contract chipmakers SK Hynix System IC and DB HiTek last year reported robust profit growths, as 8-inch fab capacity, once neglected a few years ago, has come back to...
Thursday 31 March 2022
TSMC to reiterate sales and capex outlook at upcoming investor meeting
TSMC is expected to reiterate its sales growth outlook for 2022 of 25-29% while maintaining its capex target this year of US$40-44 billion at its upcoming investor conference call...
Monday 28 March 2022
TSMC says production unaffected by COVID lockdown in Shanghai
China has started locking down Shanghai in two phases for mass Covid-19 testing starting today (March 28) amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections. TSMC and other Taiwan-based...
Thursday 24 March 2022
Hua Hong eyeing debut on Shanghai STAR market
Hua Hong Semiconductor, which is already listed on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong, unveiled recently plans to trade its shares on the Science and Technology Innovation Board (STAR...
Wednesday 16 March 2022
PMIC supply to stay tight in years to come
The supply of power management ICs, particularly those demanding 8-inch wafer fab capacities, will remain constrained over the next several years, despite international IDMs keenly...
Tuesday 1 March 2022
PMIC, MCU crunch compounded by COVID infections in Suzhou
The shortage of power management ICs (PMIC) and MCUs has been compounded by a recent surge in COVID-19 infections in China's Suzhou that caused many semiconductor firms to temporarily...
Monday 21 February 2022
IDMs migrating to 12-inch fabs for car-use MOSFET, IGBT chips
International integrated device manufacturers (IDMs) are taking the lead to migrate from 8-inch wafer fabs to 12-inch fabs for the production of high-margin automotive metal oxide...
Tuesday 15 February 2022
Taiwan MOSFET makers gain shifted orders for IT applications
MOSFET makers in Taiwan have seen a ramp-up in shifted orders, particularly for SGT (split-gate-trench) MOSFETs for IT applications, as delivery times at their bigger international...
Thursday 27 January 2022
Holtek to significantly scale up 32-bit MCU chip output starting 4Q22
Holtek Semiconductor expects to significantly scale up its 32-bit MCU chip output starting in the fourth quarter of 2022, thanks to long-term capacity supply contracts with foundry...
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...
Monday 3 January 2022
Production of 8-inch third-gen semiconductors unlikely to increase soon
Although demand for third-generation semiconductors has been stably increasing, production capability for 8-inch gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) wafers will unlikely...
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...