Monday 3 October 2022
Asian automotive CIS, MCU vendors set to raise quotes on foundry cost increases
Asia's first-tier suppliers of car-use CMOS image sensors (CIS) and microcontroller units (MCU) have shown a relatively clear attitude that they would hike quotes to fully reflect...
Friday 27 May 2022
Maxscend to commercialize production of SAW filters
China-based Maxscend Microelectronics, dedicated to supplying RF frontend chips such as RF switches and low-noise amplifiers, is set to kick off trial production of SAW (surface acoustic...
Thursday 5 August 2021
Nuvoton sees merger with PSCS start paying off
MCU specialist Nuvoton Technology has seen the synergies from its 2019 acquisition of Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions (PSCS) start paying off, given its sharp revenue and profit...
Monday 30 March 2020
100 IC wafer fabs closed or repurposed since 2009, says IC Insights
Over the past decade, the IC industry has been paring down its older capacity as manufacturers have consolidated or transitioned to the fab-lite or fabless business models, according...
Thursday 18 April 2019
Renesas migration to fab-lite model to benefit Taiwan OSAT firms
Renesas is reportedly moving toward a fab-lite business model by temporarily shutting down some frontend and backend fabs, with its Taiwan-based OSAT partners including ASE, Ardentec,...
Friday 29 June 2018
China semi capex to be larger than Europe and Japan combined in 2018, says IC Insights
IC Insights has forecast that China-headquartered companies will spend US$11.0 billion in semiconductor industry capex in 2018, which would represent 10.6% of the expected worldwide...
Friday 13 April 2018
Semiconductor leaders continue to gain market share
The world's leading semiconductor suppliers have significantly increased their combined market share over the past decade. According to IC Insights, the top-5 semiconductor suppliers...
Friday 2 March 2018
Almost 100 IC wafer fabs closed or repurposed from 2009-2017, says IC Insights
Semiconductor manufacturers around the world have closed or repurposed 92 wafer fabs from 2009-2017, according to data compiled by IC Insights.
Monday 3 October 2011
Fab-lite business model gaining momentum, says IC Insights
The "fab-lite" (or "asset-lite") business model is being embraced by a growing number of major IDMs worldwide, according to IC Insights. Major Japan-based IC companies...
Thursday 23 June 2011
Winbond plans to move towards fab-lite model, says paper
Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics, which in recent years transformed itself from a PC DRAM manufacturer to a niche-market DRAM and NOR flash supplier, is planning to head towards a...
Monday 7 March 2011
Only 10 participants in 300mm wafer capacity space, says IC Insights
Semiconductor industry capital spending is becoming more concentrated, with a greater percentage of spending coming from a shrinking number of companies, according to IC Insights...
Friday 14 January 2011
TSMC first pure-play foundry to join top-10 R&D spenders, says IC Insights
The now well known trend of IC manufacturers abandoning the IDM fab business model to become fabless or fab-lite has resulted in, or is the result of, depending on the point of view,...
Wednesday 5 January 2011
Eight wafer fabs to be shut down in 2011, says SEMI
Fifteen wafer fabs were shut down in 2010 and eight more will see a similar fate in 2011, according to SEMI. As more IDM companies aim to cut costs and become fab-lite and fabless,...
Friday 7 August 2009
IDT to go fabless, transfers chip production to TSMC
Integrated Device Technology (IDT) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on August 6 announced they have entered into an agreement to transfer product fabrication...
Thursday 5 March 2009
AMD's The Foundry Company officially named, begins operations
The Foundry Company, the joint venture between AMD and Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC), has officially been named Globalfoundries.