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Wednesday 13 April 2022
Foundry PSMC sees 1Q22 gross margin exceed 50%
Pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) saw its gross margin climb to a record high of 51% in the first quarter of 2022, when net profits grew 6.8% sequentially...
Tuesday 12 April 2022
PSMC to ramp capacity at new 12-inch plant in 3Q23
Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) held recently a beam-raising ceremony to mark the completion of its new 12-inch plant construction at the Tongluo campus of Taiwan's Hsinchu...
Monday 11 April 2022
Specialty IC foundry VIS enjoys another quarter of record revenue
Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its revenue hit a record high for the ninth consecutive quarter in the first quarter of 2022, with March revenue...
Friday 1 April 2022
SMIC posts 13% wafer ASP rise in 2021
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) saw its gross margin climb to a record high of 30.8% in 2021, when its wafer ASPs rose 13.1% to CNY4,763 (US$749.9) from CNY4,210...
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...
Friday 25 March 2022
Foundries remain aggressive in fab capacity expansions
TSMC, Samsung Electronics, China's SMIC and other foundries are all poised to carry out their aggressive capacity expansion plans, despite heightened macroeconomic uncertainty.
Tuesday 15 March 2022
Flash memory capex to set new high in 2022
IC Insights has forecast that NAND flash memory capital spending will rise 8% to US$29.9 billion in 2022, surpassing the previous all-time high of US$27.8 billion spent in 2018.
Friday 11 March 2022
Pegatron cautiously optimistic about 2022
Pegatron is cautiously optimistic about its sales prospects this year, after posting a 9.7% revenue decline in 2021.
Friday 4 March 2022
Nan Ya PCB doubles capex budget for 2022
Nan Ya PCB has set aside a capex budget of NT$17 billion (US$605.5 million) for 2022, double last year's level of NT$8.45 billion, mainly to expand its production capacity for ABF...
Wednesday 2 March 2022
Semiconductor industry capex to surge 24% in 2022
After surging 36% in 2021, semiconductor industry capital spending is forecast to jump 24% in 2022 to a new all-time high of US$190.4 billion, according to IC Insights.
Tuesday 1 March 2022
Topoint eyes growing sales of drill bits for IC substrates in 2022
Taiwan-based Topoint Technology, dedicated to offering PCB drill bits and drilling services, expects its first-quarter 2022 (1Q22) sales to see a single-digit sequential fall due...
Friday 25 February 2022
UMC to expand Singapore fab site for additional 22/28nm process capacity
United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced plans to set up a new advanced manufacturing facility adjacent to its Fab12i in Singapore. Dubbed Fab12i P3, the facility is designed for...
Friday 18 February 2022
Highlights of the day: Industrial capex brings prosperity to many firms
Power management IC makers do not want to spend lots of money on scarce 12-inch wafers. Innodisk...
Friday 18 February 2022
Fab toolmakers on track to gain big from bold TSMC capex plans
Fab toolmakers worldwide are all poised to score significant revenue gains in 2022 and beyond from fulfilling robust orders from TSMC, which is set to invest over US$100 billion during...
Thursday 17 February 2022
Foundry customers reluctant to accept further price increases
Pure-play foundries, particularly second-tier players who have raised their quotes since late 2020, are seeing their fabless clients become increasingly reluctant to accept further...