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Monday 10 June 2019
Trade war seen to halt silicon wafer capacity expansions in 2019
The ongoing US-China trade war may force some silicon wafer suppliers to suspend capacity expansion plans or allow proper buffer space for clients to honor their purchase pacts as...
Tuesday 14 May 2019
GlobalWafers says revenue growth forecast remains unchanged
GlobalWafers expects the US tariff increase on Chinese goods to have an insignificant impact on its performance this year, as the silicon wafer supplier will enjoy another year of...
Wednesday 8 May 2019
GlobalWafers posts record 1Q19 profit
Silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers saw its net profit increase 3.8% sequentially and 39% on year to a record high of NT$3.86 billion (US$124.9 million) in the first quarter of...
Tuesday 30 April 2019
Silicon wafer firms see 12-inch wafer demand plummet
Silicon wafer suppliers have seen 12-inch wafer demand plummet recently, due mainly to weak demand coming from the memory chip sector, according to industry sources. Prices for 12-inch...
Thursday 25 April 2019
GlobalWafers leads 8-inch silicon wafer market in Europe
GlobalWafers' Novara plant in Italy dedicated to making 8-inch silicon wafers became the largest supplier of 8-inch silicon wafers in Europe in 2018, with a 24% market share, according...
Tuesday 9 April 2019
GlobalWafers posts over 10% revenue growth in 1Q19
Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers has reported consolidated revenues increased 12.1% from a year earlier to NT$15.59 billion (US$505.6 million) in the first quarter of 2019.
Thursday 28 March 2019
GlobalWafers supply of 8- and 12-inch wafers remains tight
Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers continues to see its 8- and 12-inch wafer manufacturing lines run at full capacity utilization, as the majority of orders is based on long-term...
Wednesday 20 March 2019
GlobalWafers reiterates 1Q19 outlook
Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers has reiterated its sales outlook for the first quarter of 2019, and claimed the majority of its production capacity this year is already being reserved...
Wednesday 13 March 2019
Oversupply fears emerge in silicon wafer market
The silicon wafer market will likely become oversupplied later in the first quarter of 2019, and the situation may worsen in the following quarter, according to a report by Taiwan's...
Thursday 14 February 2019
Taiwan silicon wafer firms post mixed January results
GlobalWafers has disclosed revenues for January 2019 hit the third highest monthly levels in the company's history, while Formosa Sumco Technology (FST) saw its January revenues slip...
Friday 1 February 2019
Foundry houses revving up 8-inch capacity expansions
Persisting robust demand for 8-inch wafer foundry services have prompted foundry houses to expand their capacities in this segment in various ways, including the latest move by Vanguard...
Wednesday 23 January 2019
GlobalWafers expects long-term supply contract prices to remain stable
Increased regional economic uncertainty is affecting negatively customer demand in the first quarter of 2019, but GlobalWafers expects no impact to its long-term supply contract prices,...
Friday 18 January 2019
TSMC to renegotiate prices with wafer suppliers
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has disclosed its intention of renegotiating prices with its silicon wafer suppliers aiming to cut the foundry's manufacturing cos...
Friday 9 November 2018
GlobalWafers posts record October revenues
Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, the world's third-largest silicon wafer supplier, has reported consolidated revenues increased 5.5% sequentially to a record high of NT$5.28 billion (US$172.1...
Friday 2 November 2018
Large-size silicon wafer supply to stay tight through 2020, says GlobalWafers chairperson
Tight supply of 8-inch and 12-inch silicon wafers will persist into 2020 thanks to strong market demand despite the US-China trade conflicts, but customers have shown mixed demand...