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Thursday 28 October 2021
'SysMoore' or 'More than Moore': Semiconductor technologies likely to evolve with system complexity
The sustainability of Moore's Law, an observation made by Gordon Moore in 1965 that the number of transistors on a chip would double every 18 months, has been in the center of debate...
Thursday 28 October 2021
UMC gross margin surges in 3Q21
Fully-utilized fabs boosted pure-play foundry United Microelectronics' (UMC) gross margin to a 20-year high of 36.8% in the third quarter of 2021.
Thursday 28 October 2021
New SMIC fab in Shenzhen to produce DDI, PMIC
China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has unveiled more details about its new 12-inch fab project In Shenzhen, such as the fab's initial focus on the manufacture...
Wednesday 27 October 2021
Highlights of the day: Foundry prices likely to rise further in 2022
Despite a slowdown in demand for cnsumer electronics applications, other IC segments still see strong momentum, giving room for foundries to further raise their service quotes next...
Wednesday 27 October 2021
Foundry prices to continue rising in 2022, says PSMC chairman
Pure-play foundries will remain encouraged to raise their quotes in 2022, according to Frank Huang, chairman for Taiwan-based foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC).
Wednesday 27 October 2021
Networking chips supply still far short of demand
The supply of Wi-Fi, Ethernet controller and other networking chips is still falling far short of demand and long delivery lead times can hardly improve in the short term, which will...
Wednesday 27 October 2021
TSMC intros N4P process
TSMC has introduced its N4P process, a performance-focused enhancement of the foundry's 5nm technology platform.
Tuesday 26 October 2021
Holtek says no plan to raise prices for MCUs
Holtek Semiconductor has no plans to raise its MCU and other consumer IC prices despite foundry costs continuing to rise, as Chinese peers are striving to win more orders for small...
Tuesday 26 October 2021
Mixed sales performance seen for different chip segments in 2022
IC design houses will see mixed business results for different chip segments in 2022. Vendors of automotive chips, Ethernet controllers, Wi-Fi chips and other networking ICs will...
Tuesday 26 October 2021
UMC mulls new plant in Singapore
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) reportedly is mulling setting up a new 12-inch wafer fab in Singapore, according to market sources.
Monday 25 October 2021
Specialty DRAM, NOR flash supply to remain constrained in 2022
The supply of specialty DRAM and NOR flash memory chips will still fall short of demand in 2022, due to supply-side constraints, according to industry sources.
Friday 22 October 2021
Shortage of PWM ICs prompts suppliers to transition to 12-inch wafer manufacturing
The supply of handset-use power management ICs remains severely tight, prompting the chip suppliers to transition to 12-inch wafer manufacturing, according to industry sources.
Thursday 21 October 2021
ASML gearing up for EUV equipment boom
With Intel announcing plans to adopt ASML's high-NA EUV machines in its post-nanometer process technology that is expected to be ready for production by 2025, ASML has disclosed it...
Thursday 21 October 2021
IC design houses see clients increasingly reluctant to accept price hikes
Taiwan-based IC design houses, particularly those engaged in consumer ICs, have come under increasing pressure to maintain their quotes for 2022 as customers are more reluctant to...
Thursday 21 October 2021
Foundry quotes to rise at slower pace in 2022
Foundry quotes are expected to continue rising but at a slower pace in 2022, according to sources at Taiwan-based pure-play foundries.