Tuesday 15 August 2023
SMIC, Hua Hong confront price pressure amid market challenges
Amid global macroeconomic headwinds and weak demands for consumer electronics, SMIC has begun witnessing increasing orders, while Hua Hong Semiconductor is still struggling with a...
Monday 24 July 2023
Hua Hong plans to strengthen automotive chip portfolio with China's biggest IPO this year
Shanghai-based Hua Hong Semiconductor has revealed its plan to raise CNY21.20 billion (US$2.95 billion) through an initial public offering on Shanghai's STAR board. The foundry aims...
Tuesday 11 July 2023
Power semiconductors now a focus of Chinese foundry expansion
Mounting external restrictions have brought short-term pain to China's wafer foundries, forcing Chinese semiconductor manufacturers to accelerate localization. Their goal is to build...
Tuesday 20 June 2023
Chinese IC designers may partner with South Korean foundries
In response to intensifying US-China semiconductor conflicts, the Chinese IC design industry is adopting a "multi-track wafer foundry strategy" and may seek cooperation with South...
Tuesday 6 June 2023
How will Japan fab tool curbs impact Chinese semiconductor players?
Japan has officially announced that it will tighten controls on exports of 23 types of semiconductor equipment to China starting July 23. How the new trade curbs will impact Chinese...
Thursday 6 April 2023
Big China orders could be 'poisonous honey' to Taiwan IC supply chain players
While China is moving at full throttle toward the 'domestic substitution' goal for semiconductor equipment and materials, Chinese customers are also frantically placing orders or...
Friday 31 March 2023
Hua Hong saw sales grow by 51% in 2022, may increase CAPEX despite downturn
Hua Hong Semiconductors posted an annual growth of 51.8% in sales in 2022, a record high for the second-largest pure-play foundry in China. The company committed to increasing capital...
Tuesday 28 March 2023
Chipmakers to boost 300mm fab capacity to all-time high in 2026
Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are forecast to increase 300mm fab capacity to an all-time high of 9.6 million wafers per month in 2026, according to SEMI.
Thursday 16 March 2023
China makers building own IGBT supply chain for EV applications
Ever-rising demand for electrical vehicles (EVs) is driving fast development of IGBT (insulated gate bipolar transistor) module applications, prompting Chinese semiconductor players...
Friday 25 November 2022
China foundry Hua Hong posts record revenues for 3Q22
China-based pure-play foundry Hua Hong Semiconductor has reported revenue surged 39.5% on year to a record high of US$630 million in the third quarter of 2022, with gross margin climbing...
Thursday 13 October 2022
China to face heavy blow from US new trade ban, with global IC players to suffer also
The latest tough and expanded US restrictions on shipments to China of advanced chips manufacturing equipment, supercomputer chips and high-end AI and HPC chips will not only drastically...
Monday 19 September 2022
China gearing up to mass purchase IC equipment and materials
Chinese semiconductor firms are moving at full throttle to purchase as many semiconductor equipment and materials as possible from abroad as the US is expected to take tougher measures...
Friday 19 August 2022
SMIC to keep long-term capacity expansion plans unchanged
China's top foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) has decided not to change its long-term capacity expansion plans despite volatile market environments, sparking...
Tuesday 9 August 2022
Hua Hong to raise CNY18 billion from STAR listing
China-based foundry Hua Hong Semiconductor is heading toward its share listing on the Science and Technology Innovation Board (STAR Market) of the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), looking...
Wednesday 3 August 2022
US sanctions impede future expansion at mature nodes, but impacts are short-term, says former SMIC executive
Late evening on August 2, Nancy Pelosi, speaker of the US House of Representatives, landed in Taipei, Taiwan, marking the most geopolitically charged chapter of her ongoing Asia to...
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