Thursday 1 September 2022
InP epi-wafer demand promising for niche-market applications
InP-based epitaxial wafer demand will be promising for niche-market applications, particularly optical communication uses bolstered by continuous construction of large-size datacenters...
Thursday 25 August 2022
SMIC founder reportedly sets up photomask materials firm in China
Richard Chang, who founded China's pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), has reportedly orchestrated the establishment of a semiconductor photomask materials...
Wednesday 24 August 2022
Intel CEO points to 'system foundry' as the IDM's future
Despite recent setbacks, Intel's IDM 2.0 strategy has taken a clearer contour as CEO Pat Gelsinger describes the company's latest progress and vision at Hot Chips 2022.
Thursday 28 July 2022
UMC co-president to visit Samsung ensuring order commitments
Jason Wang, co-president for Taiwan-based foundry United Microelectronics (UMC), will fly to South Korea with a team of 10 staff on July 31 to meet Samsung Electronics' newly-appointed...
Friday 22 July 2022
Robust integrated GaN demand may prompt IDMs to step up outsourcing
IDMs have been promoting their integrated GaN chip solutions, and may step up outsourcing the production of such devices to satisfy growing demand, according to industry sources.
Monday 4 July 2022
Semiconductor equipment makers to see slipping sales in upcoming years
With several wafer foundries considering postponing or canceling their capacity expansion plans as a result of the weakening global economy and rising inflation, semiconductor equipment...
Wednesday 22 June 2022
Second-tier OSATs see uncertainty in order visibility for 2H22
Unlike ASE Technology and other first-tier OSATs who still see robust order momentum from their IDM customers, smaller-size players including Greatek Electronics, Lingsen Precision...
Friday 17 June 2022
Silan steps up investment in automotive power IC market
China-based discrete component IDM Silan Microelectronics has made a further investment in its business in the automotive power semiconductor sector.
Wednesday 15 June 2022
IC packaging materials demand remains strong
Demand for BT substrates, aQFN leadframes and other IC packaging materials continues ramping up, thanks to robust demand for network chips and devices, according to industry source...
Monday 13 June 2022
TI reportedly expects analog chip shortage to ease in 2H22
Texas Instruments (TI) has notified its clients that the supply-demand imbalance for analog chips, particularly power management ICs (PMICs), will ease in the second half of the year,...
Tuesday 17 May 2022
Actron, Eris eyeing IDM-like operations for car, industrial power devices
Taiwan-based power semiconductor suppliers including Actron Technology and Eris Technology are aggressively utilizing manufacturing and supply-chain resources from their affiliated...
Monday 18 April 2022
Intel may farm out PC chipsets processing to OSATs in Taiwan
Intel reportedly is mulling expanding its outsourced backend operations to include PC-use chipsets, and Powertech Technology (PTI) is expected to become the first Taiwan-based OSAT...
Friday 15 April 2022
ASE capacity utilization to stay high for IDMs, HPC chip vendors
Taiwan's leading OSAT ASE Technology is expected to sustain high capacity utilization throughout 2022, bolstered by expanded outsourcing orders from automotive chip IDMs and long-term...
Tuesday 12 April 2022
PTI obtains backend orders for new MediaTek smartphone APs
Powertech Technology (PTI) has obtained orders for packaging MediaTek's smartphone application processors slated for launch later in 2022, under the chipmaker's strategy to diversify...
Monday 11 April 2022
US companies capture 54% of global IC market in 2021, says IC Insights
US companies captured 54% of the worldwide IC market in 2021, propelled by a 47% share of IDM sales and a 68% share of fabless sales, according to IC Insights.