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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...
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.
Monday 22 November 2021
Highlights of the day: What hinders 8-inch wafer capacity boost?
8-inch wafer foundries are experiencing challenges in boosting 8-inch wafer capacity. Now, most of the foundries still...
Thursday 18 November 2021
Taiwan Mask poised to raise prices in 2022
Photomask supplier Taiwan Mask, which already raised its prices by 10-30% in the first half of 2021, plans to initiate another price hike next year to reflect its tight supply, according...
Wednesday 3 November 2021
Specialty IC foundry VIS considering 12-inch fab
Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), which runs only 8-inch wafer fabs, is considering restarting its 12-inch fab plan that once took shape several years ago, according to...
Tuesday 26 October 2021
Holtek says no plan to raise prices for MCUs
Holtek Semiconductor has no plans to raise its MCU and other consumer IC prices despite foundry costs continuing to rise, as Chinese peers are striving to win more orders for small...
Tuesday 26 October 2021
Taiwan strives to create dominance in third-generation semiconductors
Countries around the world continue to respond to zero-carbon emissions policies. The EU proposed its Fit for 55 package, which aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 55%. In...
Tuesday 5 October 2021
Power management IC prices to rise at slower pace
The supply of power management ICs remains extremely tight, but the chip prices are expected to rise at a slower pace as clients are increasingly reluctant to accept further quote...
Monday 13 September 2021
IDMs, Foxconn, BYD deepening deployments in GaN, SiC devices
International IDMs, Taiwan's EMS leader Foxconn and China's semiconductor and EV vendor BYD Group are all keenly deepening their deployments in third-generation semiconductors GaN...
Tuesday 7 September 2021
IDMs migrate to 8-inch wafer fabrication for 3rd-gen semiconductors
IDMs including Infineon, Rohm and STMicroelectronics are transitioning to 8-inch wafer fabrication for third-generation semiconductors such as GaN and SiC, according to industry so...
Monday 6 September 2021
SK Hynix foundry biz posts profit surge in 1H21
Specializing in 8-inch wafer foundry fabrication services for analog and mixed-signal ICs, SK Hynix System IC has disclosed net profits climbed 42.7% on year to KRW76.1 billion (US$65.8...
Monday 30 August 2021
NAND flash controller prices to rise in 4Q21
NAND flash device controller chip prices are under increasingly upward pressure, as foundries are set to initiate further price hikes for mature process technologies later this year...
Wednesday 28 July 2021
Foxconn installs advanced packaging equipment at China plant
Foxconn Technology (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has started installing equipment including lithography systems for high-end IC packaging at its chip plant in Qingdao, northeast China,...