Wednesday 10 August 2022
Silicon wafer, leadframe demand remains strong
Market demand for silicon wafers, IC packaging leadframes, and other related process materials remains strong, and chipmaking materials distributors including Topco Scientific, Wah...
Wednesday 3 August 2022
VIS expects sales drop in 3Q22, cuts capex outlook
Pure-play foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to post a 13-16% sequential decline in third-quarter revenue, and has revised downward its capex outlook this...
Friday 29 July 2022
AUO to cut capital spending set for 2022
AU Optronics (AUO) will cut its capital spending set for 2022 by 20% from the projected amount, the company has said, as it is applying multi-pronged approaches to tackle the headwinds...
Thursday 28 July 2022
SK Hynix posts record 2Q22 sales but sees challenges ahead
SK Hynix has reported record-high sales for the second quarter of 2022 but warned of a slow second half of the year for the memory market.
Monday 18 July 2022
PSMC turns cautious as fabless customers start inventory correction
Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) has turned conservative about its business prospects for the rest of 2022, as display driver IC and other fabless chip customers kick...
Friday 15 July 2022
TSMC sees customers adjust inventory through 1H23
TSMC expects to see customers adjust inventory likely through the first half of 2023, which, nevertheless, will still be another growth year for the pure-play foundry, according to...
Wednesday 6 July 2022
SMIC, Intel face different constraints in expanding global foundry market shares
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) and Intel are facing different constraints in expanding their presence in the global foundry market while they are on track to...
Friday 1 July 2022
Micron warns of demand weakness
End demand weakness in consumer markets, including PC and smartphones, has dragged down significantly the global memory industry bit demand, according to Sanjay Mehrotra, CEO of Micron...
Tuesday 31 May 2022
Chipmakers see no cutback in orders for datacenters
TSMC and other chipmakers have seen no cutback in orders for datacenter applications, despite market concerns raised recently about Meta Platforms' and Google's potential capex cuts,...
Thursday 26 May 2022
UMC makes progress in new fab establishment
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) is making progress in the establishment of new 12-inch fabs at its manufacturing sites in southern Taiwan and Singapore, according...
Monday 9 May 2022
VIS expects another quarter of record revenue
Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to post revenue of between NT$15.2 billion (US$511.8 million) and NT$15.6 billion in the second quarter of...
Wednesday 27 April 2022
PTI raises capex target for 2022 to NT$20 billion
Logic and memory IC backend house Powertech Technology (PTI) has revised upward its capex target this year to NT$20 billion (US$683.2 million), citing more upbeat demand from custo...
Tuesday 26 April 2022
ASE competing with leading foundries, IDMs in advanced packaging segment
With advanced 2.5D and 3D IC packaging technologies requiring a considerable amount of capex for R&D and manufacturing capabilities, there will be just a few players engaged in...
Friday 15 April 2022
TSMC on track to move 3nm process to volume production in 2H22
TSMC is on track to move 3nm process technology to volume production in the second half of this year, according to company CEO CC Wei, who also reiterated the foundry's plans to launch...
Thursday 14 April 2022
TSMC expects another quarter of record revenue in 2Q22
TSMC expects to post revenues of between US$17.6 billion and US$18.2 billion in the second quarter of 2022, which is a 1.9% sequential increase at the midpoint. Gross margin and operating...