Thursday 17 February 2022
TSMC board approves nearly US$21 billion for capacity expansion
The board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) approved recently capital appropriations of about US$20.94 billion for the installation and upgrade of advanced technology...
Monday 14 February 2022
VIS expects another quarter of record high; capex to hike in 2022
Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to enjoy another quarter of record-high revenue in the first quarter of 2022, and plans a 150% capex hike this...
Monday 14 February 2022
Winbond to boost 20nm chip output at new fab in southern Taiwan
Specialty DRAM and flash memory chipmaker Winbond Electronics expects to ramp up monthly output at its new 12-inch fab in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan to 10,000 wafers by the fourth...
Friday 11 February 2022
SMIC posts profit hike in 2021
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported revenue hit a record high of US$5.44 billion in 2021, when profits attributable to the company hiked to US$1.7 billion...
Thursday 10 February 2022
GF sees revenue from automotive chip orders hike 187% in 2021
Globalfoundries has reported revenue climbed 36% on year to US$6.6 billion in 2021, when the pure-play foundry saw sales generated from the automotive sector hike 187% from a year...
Tuesday 8 February 2022
UMC buys nearly NT$6 billion worth of equipment from Applied Materials
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has acquired nearly NT$6 billion (US$215.4 million) worth of machinery equipment from Applied Materials, according to company filings...
Tuesday 1 February 2022
New semiconductor fabs in Japan to go online in 2022-2024
With the Japan government stepping up their support for the local IC manufacturing sector, several new wafer fabs, including a joint venture (JV) between TSMC and Sony, will be constructed...
Friday 28 January 2022
Samsung foundry revenue sets record high in 4Q21
Samsung Electronics has reported consolidated revenue climbed to a record high of KRW76.57 trillion (US$63.65 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2021, when its foundry business posted...
Thursday 27 January 2022
UMC warns of potential 28nm chip oversupply
The 28nm process market segment may experience an oversupply beyond 2023, according Jason Wang, president for pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC).
Wednesday 26 January 2022
UMC posts record profit for 2021
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported net profits surged 91.1% on year to a record high of NT$55.78 billion (US$2.01 billion) in 2021, with EPS reaching NT$4...
Monday 24 January 2022
TSMC reportedly to build new advanced packaging fab in southern Taiwan
TSMC reportedly is planning to build a new advanced packaging plant in Chiayi or Yunlin county, southern Taiwan as it is fast revising its production roadmaps in response to rapid...
Wednesday 19 January 2022
TSMC bold capex challenging Samsung foundry biz
TSMC has outlined plans to spend a record US$40-44 billion in capital expenditure for 2022, which could further strengthen its lead as the world's largest logic IC foundry, according...
Friday 14 January 2022
TSMC expects up to 29% sales growth in 2022
TSMC expects to see its 2022 revenue in US dollar terms increase 25-29% on year, outperforming the industry average.
Thursday 13 January 2022
TSMC expects 7.4% sales growth in 1Q22
TSMC expects to post revenues of between US$16.6 billion and US$17.2 billion in the first quarter of 2022, which is a 7.4% sequential increase at the midpoint. Gross margin and operating...
Thursday 13 January 2022
What motivates TSMC to spend big on capacity expansion
TSMC's planned US$100 billion in capex from 2021 to 2023 will not be sufficient to carry out its capacity expansion projects in Taiwan and overseas, market observers believe. The...