Tuesday 19 September 2023
AI boom sparks silicon photonics applications
Silicon photonics technology was hotly discussed during the SEMICON Taiwan 2023. At the Silicon Photonics Global Summit held September 5 alongside the exhibition, I was invited to...
Tuesday 5 September 2023
Chipmaking equipment self-sufficiency accelerates in China
China's pursuit of chipmaking equipment self-sufficiency is accelerating rapidly, which also benefits Taiwanese fab toolmakers such as Gudeng Precision Industrial and Grand Process...
Tuesday 5 September 2023
Support for Huawei 7nm chip could hurt SMIC profitability, say sources
For SMIC, providing support for Huawei's 7nm chip without access to EUV technology could prove to be detrimental to its profitability, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 5 July 2023
Update: ASML denies considering special-version DUV lithography for Chinese customers
To mitigate the impact of Dutch export restrictions on Chinese chipmakers, ASML's Chinese customers were expecting that the Netherlands-based lithography machine maker may release...
Friday 19 May 2023
Chinese firm develops ArF photoresists for 90-28nm chip production
China's Nanta Opto-electronic Material has successfully developed DUV ArF photoresists that can support production of 90-28nm chips, aiming to serve import-substitution demand for...
Friday 19 May 2023
Why are Huawei, SMIC taking different approaches against US curbs?
China's tech giant Huawei and top semiconductor foundry SMIC apparently adopt different approaches against US chip curbs. The former has just announced its successful development...
Tuesday 25 April 2023
ASML's lack of orders in 2H24 reveals economic doubts as chipmakers ponder delaying or canceling orders
Lithography equipment giant ASML recently announced its financial report for the first quarter of 2023. At this stage, it still met the market's expectations with a solid performance...
Wednesday 19 April 2023
ASML 1Q23 net sales exceed guidance; US market grows in importance
ASML has published its 2023 first-quarter results on April 19.
Monday 27 March 2023
Development of advanced lithography technology (I): extension of the existing equipment path
Lithography technology is a mainstream means used by the semiconductor industry to define fine patterns. At present, the most advanced technology is EUV (extreme ultraviolet), and...
Wednesday 22 March 2023
US export controls might be rolled out in stages, potentially covering all immersion DUV systems, according to DIGITIMES Research
As the US rallies Japan and the Netherlands to tighten up semiconductor export controls against China, the world has been trying to estimate the extent of damage done to the Chinese...
Thursday 9 March 2023
Netherlands outlines export restrction for chipmaking tools
Bowing to US pressure, the Netherlands announced export restrictions on the most advanced DUV tools, whose definition is viewed as vague and may not have a material effect on ASML's...
Monday 20 February 2023
US-initiated joint export curbs on China leave critical loopholes?
The Netherlands and Japan reportedly have struck a deal with the US to jointly restrict exports of chipmaking tools to China, which will further cripple the development of China's...
Thursday 9 February 2023
China-based Kaimeite Gases claimed certification from Cymer
A subsidiary of China-based Hunan Kaimeite Gases has recently announced that its lithography gas product has been certified as a qualified supplier of Cymer, a subsidiary of Dutch...
Tuesday 6 September 2022
Chinese foundries brace for further sanctions, but EDA industry remains unprepared
Former US president Donald Trump successfully prevented ASML from shipping its EUV lithography machines to China in 2019, and talks of further extending the ban to DUV machines have...
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Global server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2022
China smartphone AP shipments rise sequentially in 2Q23 and 3Q23, says DIGITIMES Research
Global high-end AI server shipments to soar in 2023, says DIGITIMES Research
In light of Huawei's 5G smartphone launch, US could pose even stricter sanctions, said DIGITIMES Research