Tuesday 31 October 2023
Chinese foundry gearing up for automotive IC boom
Nexchip Semiconductor, a Chinese mature-node IC foundry, has stepped up its deployment in the automotive IC sector with the opening of a new fab in Hefei specializing in manufacturing...
Tuesday 1 March 2022
PMIC, MCU crunch compounded by COVID infections in Suzhou
The shortage of power management ICs (PMIC) and MCUs has been compounded by a recent surge in COVID-19 infections in China's Suzhou that caused many semiconductor firms to temporarily...
Friday 31 January 2020
TSMC, UMC say production in China remains normal
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) have both said that production at their fabs in China stays on track and has not been affected...
Wednesday 24 July 2019
UMC, VIS see limited order visibility for 2H19
TSMC has given its optimistic tone regarding its performance in the second half of 2019, but other Taiwan-based pure-play foundries mostly are cautious over their business during...
Tuesday 23 July 2019
HeJian halts plan for IPO
HeJian Technology (Suzhou), a chipmaking subsidiary of United Microelectronics (UMC), has halted its plans for an initial public offering on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE).
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 9 January 2019
2018 review and 2019 outlook: Mixed impacts of trade war on East Asia IC firms
The huge annual trade deficit of up to US$375 billion is definitely a major reason for the US to raise tariffs on goods imported from China, but the trade war seems to be more of...
Monday 24 December 2018
Foundries expanding 8-inch capacities on roust demand for automotive, IoT chips
Defying slack demand from smartphone and the impact of the US-China trade war, foundry houses in Taiwan and China are rushing to expand capacities at their 8-inch wafer fabs seeking...
Thursday 13 December 2018
UMC to spend NT$27 billion on capacity deployment
The board of directors of United Microelectronics (UMC) has authorized a capital budget execution of NT$27.406 billion (US$889.4 million) for capacity deployment.
Tuesday 21 August 2018
UMC stays focused on profitability
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) will be stepping up its efforts to enhance operating profitability, according to company CFO Chi Tung Liu.
Wednesday 8 August 2018
UMC, VIS to enforce 8-inch foundry capacity expansions
As 8-inch wafer foundry capacity supply is expected to fall short of demand through at least 2020, Taiwan foundry houses including United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International...
Thursday 19 July 2018
AI-based xPUs proliferating as new growth driver for IC supply chains
With the advent of the 5G era, artificial intelligence (AI) applications will be in full swing, prompting chipmakers to develop multiple xPU chips beyond Intel's CPU and Nvidia's...
Monday 2 July 2018
UMC to deepen its roots in China
United Microelectronics (UMC), the second-largest Taiwan-based pure-play foundry, disclosed recently plans to list its HeJian-led China operations on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE)...
Wednesday 13 June 2018
UMC Xiamen operation to remain unprofitable in 2018
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its fab operation in Xiamen, China to remain unprofitable in 2018 due to insufficient economies of scale.
Thursday 25 January 2018
Smaller foundry houses upbeat about MOSFET-driven revenues in 2018
Second-tier wafer foundry houses including Episil Technologies, Mosel Vitelic and Hejian Technology are all optimistic about their revenue prospects for 2018 as they have enjoyed...
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