Friday 20 March 2020
GlobalWafers says production in Malaysia returns to normal
GlobalWafers' 6-inch silicon wafer plant in Malaysia has returned to normal production, and is now running at full utilization, according to the company. Production at the plant was...
Wednesday 18 March 2020
GlobalWafers adjusting global capacity deployments amid pandemic
GlobalWafers has seen part of its overseas silicon wafer production affected by the coronavirus pandemic and will adjust its global capacity deployments to sustain normal shipments...
Wednesday 26 February 2020
GF, GlobalWafers sign deal for 300mm SOI wafers
Specialty foundry Globalfoundries and GlobalWafers, among the world's top-3 silicon wafer producer, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a long-term supply agreement...
Monday 6 January 2020
Good year ahead for pure-play foundries
With silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers recently expressing optimism about its order visibility for the first quarter of 2020, TSMC and other pure-play foundries are also expected...
Wednesday 25 December 2019
GlobalWafers sees order visibility improve
Silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers has seen better-than-expected order visibility for the first quarter of 2020, particularly for 12-inch wafers, according to company chairperson...
Friday 6 December 2019
Prospects bright for silicon wafer suppliers, fab toolmakers
Taiwan-based silicon wafer suppliers and fab toolmakers, particularly those in the supply chain of TSMC, have enjoyed a ramp-up in orders recently and become optimistic about their...
Monday 25 November 2019
GlobalWafers new fab in Korea to mass produce 12-inch wafer in 3Q20
GlobalWafers has disclosed it has inaugurated the second plant of its wholly-owned subsidiary MEMC Korea Company (MKC), which is scheduled to start volume production of 12-inch silicon...
Tuesday 12 November 2019
Silicon wafer makers see chipmakers reluctant to strike LTA contracts
Silicon wafer manufacturers have seen their clients become more reluctant to sign long-term agreements (LTA) particularly those for 8-inch and smaller size products, according to...
Monday 11 November 2019
Silicon wafer shipments in low gear for 4Q19
Silicon wafer shipments are expected to stay in low gear in the fourth quarter of 2019 as clients have decelerated their shipment pull-in to facilitate year-end financial settlements,...
Wednesday 9 October 2019
Ready for SiC wafer production: An interview with GlobalWafers chairman Doris Hsu
GlobalWafers, a semiconductor silicon wafer maker, began trial production of SiC wafers in May-June 2019 and plans to start production in small volume in second-quarter 2020, according...
Tuesday 8 October 2019
GlobalWafers 4Q19 sales likely to stay flat
Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers is expected to see its fourth-quarter revenues stay flat on quarter, following a 2.7% sequential drop in the prior quarter, according to market...
Monday 12 August 2019
GlobalWafers turns conservative
Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers has turned conservative about its sales outlook this year, citing unfavorable macro factors affecting semiconductor demand.
Tuesday 9 July 2019
Semiconductor supply chain needs at least 3 months to digest inventory
It will take at least three months for global semiconductor inventories to be digested while semiconductor supply chain players are still plagued by overcapacity and clients' conservative...
Thursday 27 June 2019
Silicon wafer suppliers see demand fade, spot prices plummet
Silicon wafer manufacturers have experienced a slowdown in orders from the chipmaking industry, while spot prices for silicon wafers are falling fast, according to industry sources...
Wednesday 26 June 2019
GlobalWafers expects slight revenue growth in 2019
Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers will see its revenues increase only slightly on year in 2019, according to company chairperson Doris Hsu, who estimated previously "much better"...