Thursday 16 December 2021
GlobalWafers sees no signs of demand reversal in years ahead
Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers has struck supply deals with customers for 2022 through 2024, and has seen no signs of reversal in demand in the next few years, according to company...
Thursday 16 December 2021
Taiwan chipmakers gearing up for WBG semiconductors
Taiwan-based chipmakers, led by foundry TSMC and silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers, are gearing up to tap into the market for gallium nitride (GaN), silicon carbide (SiC) and other...
Tuesday 16 November 2021
Unfair competition in 3rd-gen semiconductors race, say Taiwan makers
China has been aggressively developing its domestic third-generation semiconductor supply chain with government subsidies, which Taiwan-based makers regard as unfair competition challenging...
Tuesday 7 September 2021
IDMs migrate to 8-inch wafer fabrication for 3rd-gen semiconductors
IDMs including Infineon, Rohm and STMicroelectronics are transitioning to 8-inch wafer fabrication for third-generation semiconductors such as GaN and SiC, according to industry so...
Thursday 26 August 2021
GaN, SiC devices in growing demand, benefiting material analysis labs
As the application market for third-generation semiconductors GaN and SiC devices is on track for rapid expansion, international IDMs including Cree, Infineon, SMT Microelectronics...
Wednesday 25 August 2021
GlobalWafers sees order visibility extended to end-2022
Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers has seen clear order visibility through the end of 2022, and is in talks with more of its clients about long-term contracts, according to company...
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Silicon wafer suppliers expanding capacity slowly
Capacity expansions at silicon wafer suppliers are proceeding at a pace that may not be able to keep up with foundries' aggressive capacity expansion plans, according to market sou...
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Siltronic breaks ground for expansion of crystal pulling at Freiberg site
Silicon wafer maker Siltronic has broken ground to extend the crystal pulling hall at its Freiberg site, which was inaugurated in 2016. In the extension of the building monocrystals...
Wednesday 4 August 2021
GlobalWafers posts record 2Q21 profit
Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers has reported net profits increased 16.4% on year and about 47% sequentially to a record high of NT$3.95 billion (US$141.5 million) in the second...
Wednesday 30 June 2021
Compound semiconductors now national strategic materials, says GlobalWafers chair
Compound semiconductors will become a key industry sector reaching a national strategic level in importance, as they will be badly needed to power many critical technological applications...
Thursday 17 June 2021
Spot market prices for wafer-use polysilicon rise by over 20%
Spot market prices for polysilicon have recently risen by over 20% to US$36-37 per kilogram from the level early this year, but silicon wafer makers will be little affected by the...
Tuesday 8 June 2021
GF, GlobalWafers extend partnership
Globalfoundries has announced that the foundry and silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers have struck a US$800 million agreement to add 300mm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer manufacturing...
Wednesday 5 May 2021
GlobalWafers expects silicon wafer demand to stay robust through 2023
Taiwan-based GlobalWafers has reported sequential growths in first-quarter shipments for silicon wafers of all sizes, and expects sales momentum to stay strong through 2023.
Friday 19 March 2021
GlobalWafers to see tight capacity through 2H21
Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers expects to run all its production lines for 12-, 8- and 6-inch silicon wafers at full capacity through the second half of this year.
Wednesday 17 March 2021
GlobalWafers to finish merger with Siltronic in 2H21
Semiconductor silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers expects to complete the merger with Germany-based fellow maker Siltronic in second-half 2021, according to company chairperson and CEO...
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