Wednesday 17 March 2021
Taiwan foundries running at full capacity for mature processes
TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC), Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) continue to run at full capacity for their 28nm and...
Monday 8 March 2021
GlobalWafers takes over controlling stake in Siltronic
GlobalWafers had acquired a 70.27% stake in fellow silicon wafer company Siltronic in a public tender that ended on March 1.
Monday 25 January 2021
GlobalWafers raises bid to acquire Siltronic
GlobalWafers has announced that the price for its tender offer to all Siltronic shareholders has been increased to EUR145 (US$176.53) per share.
Wednesday 6 January 2021
5G to fuel semiconductor demand
Unfavorable macro conditions, including the US-China trade war and COVID-19, have been slowing down 5G deployments across the globe, but 5G will still play a crucial role in driving...
Wednesday 6 January 2021
Foundries see clearer order visibility for automotive chips
Foundries including TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have seen the visibility of orders for automotive chips extended to the end...
Wednesday 30 December 2020
Chip demand for automotive electronics gaining momentum
Chip demand for automotive electronics applications has been ramping up significantly since the fourth quarter of 2020 along with the gradual recovery of global car sales, which is...
Tuesday 29 December 2020
GlobalWafers to raise spot quotes for silicon wafers
GlobalWafers has run all its production lines for 12-, 8- and 6-inch silicon wafers at full capacity, according to company chairperson Doris Hsu. The silicon wafer supplier plans...
Thursday 10 December 2020
Siltronic, GlobalWafers agree to merge
Siltronic announced December 9 it has entered a business combination agreement (BCA) with GlobalWafers, under which GlobalWafers will make a tender offer to Siltronic shareholders...
Tuesday 1 December 2020
GlobalWafers to enhance manufacturing capability with Siltronic acquisition
Acquiring Siltronic will boost GlobalWafers' 12-inch silicon wafer capacity and enhance the Taiwan-based company's manufacturing capability with Siltronic's gallium nitride-on-silicon...
Monday 30 November 2020
GlobalWafers in talks to acquire Siltronic
Germany-based Siltronic has disclosed it is in advanced, near to final discussions to enter into a business combination agreement with Taiwan-based GlobalWafers.
Tuesday 24 November 2020
Demand for 8-inch and smaller silicon wafers rebounds
Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer makers, mainly GlobalWafers, Formosa Sumco Technology (FST) and Wafer Works, have seen demand for 8-inch and smaller models sharply rebound since...
Tuesday 24 November 2020
Eight-inch foundry quotes to rise up to 40% in 2021
Pure-play foundries including Globalfoundries, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have raised their 8-inch foundry quotes by 10-15% in the...
Monday 9 November 2020
SAS has over 90% of 3Q20 revenues from GlobalWafers
Solar wafer and cell maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) had 91.07% of its third-quarter 2020 consolidated revenues come from its subsidiary GlobalWafers, a semiconductor wafer...
Wednesday 4 November 2020
GlobalWafers runs 12- and 8-inch wafer production at full capacity
GlobalWafers will sustain full capacity utilization for its 12- and 8-inch wafer production lines at least throughout the end of 2020, with its 6-inch wafer capacity over 70% utilized,...
Monday 21 September 2020
Two major GaN-on-SiC production camps forming in Taiwan
Taiwan-based solar module maker Tainergy Tech reportedly has sent samples of its newly developed semi-insulating SiC (silicon carbide) substrates for validation by GaAs foundry specialist...