942 news items tagged fab
Samsung reportedly looking to outsource memory controller productionFriday 16 April 2021
Samsung Electronics is looking to outsource the production of its memory controllers amid tight capacity at its own foundry, according to market sources.
TSMC expects flat 2Q21, raises capex outlookThursday 15 April 2021
TSMC expects to post revenues of between US$12.9 billion and US$13.2 billion in the second quarter of 2021, which is a 1% sequential increase at the midpoint. Gross margin and operating...
AUO expanding 6G LCD line in ChinaThursday 15 April 2021
AUO is expanding capacity at its Kunshan, China plant, with new capacity scheduled to arrive in the third quarter of 2022.
Highlights of the day: TSMC confident about US fab projectTuesday 13 April 2021
TSMC chairman Mark Liu took part in a White House-hosted online meeting of the world's semiconductor powerhouses on Tuesday. After the meeting, Liu reiterated the Taiwan-based
TSMC reiterates commitment to US fab projectTuesday 13 April 2021
TSMC chairman Mark Liu, who participated in a virtual summit hosted by the Biden administration to discuss global chip shortages and the US plan to rebuild its semiconductor manufacturing...
Taiwan pure-play foundries to see revenue hit another record highs in 2Q21Tuesday 13 April 2021
TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) are all expected to see their revenues hit another record highs in the second quarter of 2021, as...
Taiwan fab toolmakers see order visibility extended to 2023Thursday 8 April 2021
Taiwan-based fab toolmakers are set to join their international bigger peers to gain from higher capital spending among major foundries from 2021 through 2023, judging from their...
NOR flash chipmakers see more customers eager for long-term dealsThursday 8 April 2021
Taiwan-based NOR flash chipmakers have seen more of their clients eager to strike long-term supply agreements, according to industry sources.
UMC posts record 1Q21 revenueThursday 8 April 2021
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported March consolidated revenue hit a record high of NT$16.62 billion (US$584.5 million). Revenue for the first quarter of...
Highlights of the day: TSMC chair cautions US, Europe against expanding fab capacityWednesday 31 March 2021
The current short supply of semiconductor fab capacity is not normal, as the overall capacity should be more than enough to satisfy all demand in normal times, according TSMC chairman...
US, Europe 'unrealistic' in fab expansion drive, says TSMC chairWednesday 31 March 2021
It would be "economically unrealistic" for the US and Europe to expand semiconductor fab capacity to satisfy their own needs, according to TSMC chairman Mark Liu.
Renesas reportedly seeking capacity support from Taiwan foundriesWednesday 31 March 2021
Renesas Electronics is reportedly seeking capacity support from TSMC and other Taiwan-based foundries to fill its supply shortfall caused by the suspension of its fire-damaged fab.
TSMC to volume produce 4nm chips ahead of scheduleTuesday 30 March 2021
TSMC will move N4 (namely 4nm process) to volume production in the fourth quarter of 2021, ahead of the 2022 timeframe set previously, according to sources at fab toolmakers.
Chipmaking equipment and materials suppliers looking to beef up operations in TaiwanTuesday 30 March 2021
Japan-based semiconductor equipment vendor Tokyo Electron is reportedly eyeing the acquisition of a 6-inch wafer fab in Taiwan that has been put up on sale, while fellow companies...
PSMC breaks ground for new 12-inch wafer fab in northern TaiwanFriday 26 March 2021
Pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) broke ground for a new 12-inch wafer fab at the Tongluo campus of the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) on March 25.
Intel announces US$20 billion fab expansion plans in foundry revampWednesday 24 March 2021
Intel has announced plans to invest about US$20 billion to build two new fabs in Arizona in line with what it calls its IDM 2.0 strategy, seeking to become a major provider of foundry...
Fire at Renesas fab to further constrain auto IC supplyTuesday 23 March 2021
A recent fire that struck one of Renesas' plants in Japan may lead to a further tightening in the world's available production capacity for automotive chips, according to industry...
Pure-play foundries mulling floating price contracts for 2022Monday 22 March 2021
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are already in talks with clients about contracts for 2022, and intend to implement a floating pricing policy amid tight capacity, according to industry...
Global fab equipment spending poised to log 3 straight years of record highs, says SEMIThursday 18 March 2021
Fueled by surging pandemic-inspired demand for electronics devices, the global semiconductor industry is on track to register a rare three consecutive years of record highs in fab...
Winbond board approves capex for new 12-inch fab in southern TaiwanWednesday 17 March 2021
Winbond Electronics' board of directors has approved a capex budget of approximately NT$13.13 billion (US$463.83 million) to invest in the company's new 12-inch wafer plant located...
Micron to shift resources from 3D XPoint to CXL memoryWednesday 17 March 2021
Micron Technology has announced updates to the company's portfolio strategy to further strengthen its focus on memory and storage innovations for the data center, with plans to cease...
Taiwan foundries running at full capacity for mature processesWednesday 17 March 2021
TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC), Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) continue to run at full capacity for their 28nm and...
Globalfoundries, Bosch team up for next-gen automotive radar technologyTuesday 16 March 2021
Globalfoundries has announced it is partnering with Bosch to develop and manufacture next-generation automotive radar technology, according to the companies.
SMIC striving to regain chip ordersFriday 12 March 2021
With the US trade restrictions on Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) reportedly easing, the China-based pure-play foundry is striving to regain orders particularly those...
Power IC supplier uPI gains foundry supportThursday 11 March 2021
Taiwan-based uPI Semiconductor, an Asustek Computer affliate specializing in high-performance power chips and discrete solutions, has obtained sufficient 8-inch fab capacity support...
3D NAND die with M.2 SSD
Photo: Company, Tuesday 7 April 2015
KLA-Tencor 2910 series optical inspection system and eDR-7100 e-beam review tool
Photo: Company, Thursday 18 July 2013
KLA-Tencor Surfscan SP3
Photo: Company, Monday 18 July 2011