Thursday 1 February 2024
UMC expects 5% wafer ASP drop in 1Q24
Pure-play Foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) anticipates a 2-3% sequential increase in wafer shipments in the first quarter of 2024, while wafer ASPs would decrease by 5% quarter...
Tuesday 5 December 2023
China Big Fund II injects US$1 billion into HLMC, may aid advanced chip development
Although the limelight of global media was cast on SMIC for its 7nm chips used in Huawei's Mate 60 Pro smartphone, Shanghai Huali Microelectronics Corp (HLMC), the other China foundry...
Friday 3 November 2023
Government accepts donation of 12-inch wafer fab equipment to bolster Taiwan's chip-driven innovation
In a significant development for the 10-year Taiwan Chip-Driven Industrial Innovation Program (TCIIP), certain businesses have expressed their willingness to donate 12-inch wafer...
Friday 22 September 2023
GF secures US$3.1 billion, 10-year contract from US government
The US Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded GlobalFoundries (GF) a new 10-year contract for the supply of chips for a wide range of critical aerospace and defense applications,...
Thursday 17 August 2023
How significant is TSMC's influence in the automotive chip market?
Automotive chips are estimated to register the highest CAGR in revenue from 2022 to 2027 among semiconductor application categories. What is the exact extent of influence TSMC will...
Wednesday 9 August 2023
TSMC unveils plan for JV foundry in Dresden
TSMC has announced that it will invest alongside Robert Bosch, Infineon Technologies, and NXP Semiconductors in European Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (ESMC) in Dresden, Germany...
Wednesday 19 July 2023
TSMC will lead 3nm process market, as TechInsights report reveals
TSMC can temporarily exhale a breath of relief as the efficacy of Samsung's 3nm GAA technology has been revealed by a recent TechInsights study, according to sources at fab toolmak...
Thursday 15 June 2023
3D DRAM to see clear development direction in next 2-3 years
Samsung Electronics and SK Hynix have revealed the latest development trends for advanced logic chips technology and memory products at recent technology symposiums, with the former...
Wednesday 7 June 2023
SMIC subsidiary continues to fulfill Chinese demands for FinFET capabilities
Following a DIGITIMES Asia report in mid-May indicating that Chinese foundry SMIC has removed its 14nm FinFET offering...
Thursday 1 June 2023
US DoD accredits GF advanced fab in New York
The US Department of Defense (DoD), through the Defense Microelectronics Activity (DMEA) Trusted Access Program Office (TAPO), has accredited GlobalFoundries' advanced manufacturing...
Friday 26 May 2023
Developing advanced processes at SMIC could become an unrealized dream of co-CEO Liang Mong Song?
China's top foundry SMIC unexpectedly removed 14nm process service from its webstie home page, and its co-CEO Liang Mong Song, the key figure in charge of the company's development...
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...
Wednesday 17 May 2023
NXP, TSMC to deliver automotive 16nm FinFET embedded MRAM
NXP Semiconductors and TSMC have jointly announced their collaboration to deliver the industry's first automotive embedded MRAM in 16 nm FinFET technology.
Monday 15 May 2023
SMIC and the vanishing 14nm
At its first-quarter 2023 earnings call on May 12, SMIC's top officials remain tight-lipped about the pure-play foundry's advanced manufacturing processes, be it 7nm or 14nm. Apart...
Monday 6 February 2023
TSMC offers 16nm/7nm FinFET Technology PDK to Academia
TSMC announced the launch of its "TSMC University FinFET Program", aimed at developing future IC design talent for the industry and empowering academic innovation around the world.
Summary of Tech Supply Chain News!
Global smartphone shipments hit 2023 peak in 4Q23, but decelerate in 1Q24 due to seasonality, says DIGITIMES Research
Meet the analyst: Operating system in AI era will be king, says DIGITIMES Research
Taiwan server industry experiences decline in 2023 revenues and shipments; poised to see growth in 2024, says DIGITIMES Research