Monday 14 September 2020
Formosa Sumco revenue falls to 7-month low
Formosa Sumco Technology (FST), which ships silicon wafers to mainly Taiwan- and China-based logic and memory foundries, has reported August revenue fell 7.7% sequentially to a 7-month...
Wednesday 2 September 2020
Taiwanese IT executives share strategies on business transformation
Foxconn Group's chief investment officer (CIO) James Tu, Globalwafers chairman Doris Hsu, Qisda chairman Peter Chen and Acer co-COO Tiffany Huang shared their thoughts and strategies...
Thursday 20 August 2020
Episil sources GaN, SiC epitaxial wafer materials from GlobalWafers
Episil Holdings has disclosed that subsidiary Episil-Precision is among GlobalWafers' customers looking to expand its gallium nitride (GaN) and silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxial wafer...
Wednesday 5 August 2020
GlobalWafers posts 18% profit surge in 2Q20
Silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers has reported net profits grew 18% sequentially to NT$3.4 billion (US$115.5 million) in the second quarter, with net profit margin hitting a...
Monday 3 August 2020
Silicon wafer materials and equipment suppliers see orders pull in from TSMC
With TSMC scaling up its 7nm and 5nm chip output, related silicon wafer materials and equipment suppliers have seen significant orders from the pure-play foundry and are ramping up...
Wednesday 29 July 2020
SiC wafer spot market prices fall 20% from 2019
Spot market prices for SiC (silicon carbide) wafers have plunged 20% this year due to supply outstripping demand amid impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and worsening US-China trade...
Thursday 9 July 2020
GlobalWafers sees revenue rebound above NT$5 billion in June
Silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers saw its revenue increase 16.8% sequentially to a nearly one-year high of NT$5.06 billion (US$171.9 million) in June 2020.
Friday 3 July 2020
SiC wafer in robust demand for EV applications
The supply of SiC wafers may become insufficient to satisfy demand for electric vehicles (EV) in the near future, prompting Taiwan-based silicon wafer makers including GlobalWafers,...
Wednesday 24 June 2020
No peak season this year for GlobalWafers
GlobalWafers will not see a peak season in 2020, according to Doris Hsu, chairperson for the silicon wafer manufacturer.
Monday 22 June 2020
Taiwan firms cannot take sides in US-China row, says SAS chair
Many enterprises around the world are facing increasing pressure to take sides in the wake of the US-China trade tensions, but Taiwanese firms with global operations can hardly do...
Wednesday 17 June 2020
GlobalWafers to expand 12-inch silicon wafer capacity in Taiwan
GlobalWafers has held a groundbreaking ceremony for the expansion of subsidiary Taisil Electronic Materials, and will use offshore capital to fund the expansion, which is set to complete...
Wednesday 6 May 2020
GlobalWafers expects flat shipment growth in 2Q20
Silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers expects to post flat sequential growth in second-quarter shipments, and has expressed uncertainty about its outlook this year.
Tuesday 5 May 2020
GlobalWafers outlook becomes uncertain
Market observers have expressed uncertainty about silicon wafer company GlobalWafers' business prospects for the third quarter, citing the coronavirus pandemic's impact on end-market...
Friday 24 April 2020
China pushing for homegrown silicon wafer sector
China has stepped up the development of its homegrown silicon wafer sector as part of the country's ambitions to achieve self-sufficiency in chips. The National Silicon Industry Group...
Thursday 9 April 2020
GlobalWafers posts on-year revenue decline in 1Q20
Silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers has reported consolidated revenues fell 13.3% on year to NT$13.515 billion (US$448.7 million) in the first quarter of 2020.