Wednesday 16 August 2023
TASC's compound semiconductor venture to flourish as ProAsia begins mass production in 3Q24
Taiwan-Asia Semiconductor Corporation (TASC) is advancing its transition into compound semiconductors, focusing on SiC. The company's subsidiary, ProAsia Semiconductor, will start...
Friday 11 August 2023
Cleanroom equipment maker Acter enjoys robust orders
Cleanroom and turnkey equipment provider Acter has orders exceeding NT$30 billion (US$944.9 million), which will sustain its performance over the next one to two years, according...
Wednesday 12 July 2023
Impacts of China's gallium export control on the supply chain
The Chinese government has recently announced without prior warning that it will control exports of gallium and germanium metals. The announcement has received extensive media coverage,...
Monday 10 July 2023
Taiwan eyeing self-supply of 8-inch SiC wafer and equipment by 2025
Taiwan now dominates over 50% of global production of compound semiconductors, and the government has supported multiple development projects for the supply chain. In terms of production...
Monday 10 July 2023
Taiwan enhancing semiconductor ecosystem, expecting IC output to top NT$6 trillion by 2030
Taiwan's annual semiconductor output value is projected to surpass NT$6 trillion (US$191.45 billion) by 2030 from NT$4.2 trillion estimated for 2023 for a double-digit CAGR during...
Wednesday 5 July 2023
Short-term impact of sanctions will be limited as GaN is not monopolized by China, say suppliers
The Chinese government recently implemented export sanctions on Gallium (Ga) and Germanium (Ge) related items, which include chips with the group III GaN semiconductor. Suppliers...
Wednesday 5 July 2023
IQE, Taiwan III-V IC makers unaffected by China's export restrictions on critical raw materials
There are several reasons why UK-based IQE and Taiwanese III-V IC manufacturers do not feel threatened by China's...
Tuesday 4 July 2023
Symbolic or strategic? China's export controls on compound semiconductors
On the evening of July 3, China's Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and General Administration of Customs (GAC) announced export control measures on gallium- and germanium-related semiconductor...
Tuesday 4 July 2023
China to impose export restrictions on compound semi materials
China will begin enforcing export restrictions on gallium and germanium-related materials used to manufacture compound semiconductors next month.
Monday 3 July 2023
MA-tek steps up overseas expansion
IC verification lab Materials Analysis Technology (MA-tek) plans to allocate NT$1.2 billion (US$38.6 million) in capital expenditures for 2023, of which nearly 80% will be used to...
Wednesday 21 June 2023
TASC steps up GaN, SiC semiconductor development
Taiwan-Asia Semiconductor (TASC) has stepped up the development of its gallium nitride-on-silicon, silicon carbide and other wide bandgap (WBG) semiconductor technologies, targeting...
Monday 19 June 2023
Will third-generation semiconductors offer a different future for 6-inch silicon wafers?
Six-inch SiC wafers are seeing demand growth and decline at the same time. On the one hand, there is the need to upgrade four-inch to six-inch wafers. On the other hand, customers...
Thursday 8 June 2023
New US GaN patent war may cripple exports of top China vendor
A recent patent lawsuit filed by US-based gallium nitride (GaN) technology specialist Efficient Power Conversion Corp (EPC) against China's top GaN devices vendor Innoscience Technology...
Monday 5 June 2023
Foxconn camp launches Taiwan's first homegrown 8-inch SiC substrate: Q&A with Taisic Materials chair
Member firms of the Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) camp have completed their initial deployments in the third-generation compound semiconductor SiC (silicon carbide) field,...
Thursday 25 May 2023
New Apple-Broadcom deal gets three interpretations from RF supply chain in Taiwan
The signing of a long-term contract between Apple and Broadcom to develop 5G radio frequency (RF) components could easily drive outsiders to associate it with the "coopetition" relationships...