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Thursday 9 September 2021
Wire-bonding to be increasingly needed to process car-use IGBT, SiC modules, says K&S VP
As the relatively mature wire-bonding technology continues to advance, it has become fully suitable for processing automotive silicon-based IGBT modules, and SiC (silicon carbide)...
Thursday 9 September 2021
UMC, VIS see revenue hit another record highs
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its August revenue hit a record high for the fourth consecutive month, while revenue at fellow foundry company Vanguard International...
Thursday 9 September 2021
New Applied tools help SiC chipmakers accelerate transition to 200mm wafers
Applied Materials has announced new products that help enable leading silicon carbide (SiC) chipmakers to transition from 150mm wafer production to 200mm production, which approximately...
Thursday 9 September 2021
Compound semiconductors to play crucial role in emerging applications
Compound semiconductors including third-generation ones GaN and SiC will play a crucial part in the emerging 6G, car-use or mobile LiDAR, and biometrics device applications, according...
Thursday 9 September 2021
Taiwan 1st-tier IC design houses poised to raise prices in 1Q22
With delivery lead times at TSMC extended to 4-5 months, Taiwan's first-tier IC design houses have notified customers about further price hikes for their chip solutions starting the...
Wednesday 8 September 2021
Highlights of the day: Networking device vendors have strong outlook
Taiwan's networking device makers see clear order visibility through the first half of 2022, thanks to demand from...
Wednesday 8 September 2021
IC analyzer MA-tek sees robust orders for AI chips, 3rd-gen semiconductors
IC analysis and certification lab Material Analysis Technology (MA-tek) has enjoyed a strong influx of MA (materials analysis) and FA (failure analysis) orders for AI chips and third-generation...
Wednesday 8 September 2021
Semi equipment billings hit record high in 2Q21, says SEMI
Global semiconductor equipment billings increased 48% on year and 5% sequentially to a record high of US$24.9 billion in the second quarter of 2021, according to SEMI.
Wednesday 8 September 2021
Taiwan August export value hits record for second time straight, says MOF
Taiwan recorded a total export value of US$39.55 for August 2021, hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive time with a growth of 4.2% on month and 26.9% on year. The corresponding...
Wednesday 8 September 2021
OmniVision to cut back wafer starts at Taiwan foundries, say sources
OmniVision plans to cut back substantially its orders placed with Taiwan's IC manufacturing sector, according to market sources.
Tuesday 7 September 2021
Highlights of the day: Foundry houses keenly expanding fab capacity
As order visibility for many market segment, such as 5G and EV, has already extended to 2025, foundry houses are eager...
Tuesday 7 September 2021
ASE steps up recruiting engineers for 5G, networking, automotive chips
OSAT ASE Technology has kicked off its recruitment campaign with plans to hire 2,000 engineers by the end of this year to deepen its backend deployments for the 5G, networking and...
Tuesday 7 September 2021
BYD Semiconductor takes major stake in Energen
BYD Semiconductor, a spinoff from China-based carmaker BYD, has acquired a 77.75% stake in Jinan Energen Semiconductor for CNY5 billion (US$774.8 million). Energen makes silicon (Si)...
Tuesday 7 September 2021
IDMs migrate to 8-inch wafer fabrication for 3rd-gen semiconductors
IDMs including Infineon, Rohm and STMicroelectronics are transitioning to 8-inch wafer fabrication for third-generation semiconductors such as GaN and SiC, according to industry so...
Tuesday 7 September 2021
Nan Ya Plastics posts record-high revenue for August
Nan Ya Plastics announced that their August 2021 revenue will set a new single-quarter record, reaching NT$37.42 billion (US$1.4 billion) with 68.49% growth on year.