Thursday 30 November 2023
Novatech expects robust 2024 sales backed by major Chinese orders
Semiconductor factory engineering and equipment system giant Novatech's general manager, Ma Wei, stated that in response to the company's medium to long-term operational strategy,...
Tuesday 14 November 2023
IC design houses expect lower foundry prices in 1Q24
Pure-play foundries such as United Microelectronics (UMC), Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) may lower their quotations...
Friday 3 November 2023
PSMC reveals key factors behind selection of Miyagi for 12-inch JV fab
Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (PSMC), a Taiwan-based semiconductor company, in collaboration with Japan's financial firm SBI Holdings, has officially announced...
Tuesday 31 October 2023
PSMC announces 12-inch JV fab in Miyagi
Through the signing of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with SBI Holdings and Japan's Miyagi Prefecture, Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC), a Taiwan-based pure-play...
Monday 30 October 2023
PSMC rumored to have selected fab site in Japan, with construction expected in 2024
Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (PSMC) and Japan's financial firm, SBI Holdings, are reportedly planning to construct a 12-inch wafer fabrication plant in Japan...
Wednesday 18 October 2023
Powerchip reportedly seeks government subsidies for new Japan fab
Pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) is reportedly negotiating subsidies with the Japanese government with regards to the establishment of a new 12-inch...
Thursday 6 July 2023
Powerchip to set up 12-inch wafer fab in Japan
Pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) has reached a deal with SBI Holdings under which the Taiwan-based company will gain the investment firm's support to...
Friday 26 May 2023
Global DRAM revenue continues slide in 1Q23
Revenue of the global DRAM memory market registered a sequential decline for the third consecutive quarter in the first quarter of 2023, according to TrendForce.
Wednesday 19 April 2023
Foundry PSMC posts profit fall in 1Q23
Pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) has reported net profits fell 90.3% sequentially and 97% on year to NT$187 million (US$6.1 million) in the first quarter...
Friday 14 April 2023
IC designers facing uphill battle in demanding foundry quote cuts
With TSMC also reportedly to slow down capacity expansions in Taiwan, IC design houses will find it even more difficult to expect a downturn in their chips foundry costs, according...
Friday 24 March 2023
Taiwan foundries see surge in orders transferred from China
The US' escalation of the chip war with China has prompted more companies to shift their orders to Taiwan-based pure-play foundries. However, contract prices provided by TSMC and...
Tuesday 21 March 2023
IC design houses seek price discounts from foundries
IC design houses continue to seek price reductions from wafer foundries and are hesitant to accept any price increases, according to industry sources.
Thursday 16 February 2023
Pure-play foundries brace for gross margin decreases
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are bracing for lower gross margins in 2023, which may return to 2021 levels, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 15 February 2023
UMC offers price discounts for customers willing to raise orders
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has offered 10-15% price discounts to customers willing to ramp up their wafer starts in the second quarter of 2023, according to industry...
Tuesday 17 January 2023
Foundry PSMC cautious about 1Q23 outlook
Pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) has expressed caution about its sales prospects for the first quarter of 2023 when its overall fab utilization rate...