Out in Front
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...
Tuesday 27 December 2022
Taisic to expand production capacity for SiC substrates
Taisic Materials, a subsidiary of the Kenmec group specializing in silicon carbide (SiC) substrates, plans to triple its number of crystal growth furnaces to supply Foxconn's newly...
Monday 26 December 2022
Launch of TSMC 3nm process mass production underway
TSMC is scheduled to hold a ceremony at Fab 18 at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) on December 29 to mark the start of commercial production of chips using 3nm process technology...
Thursday 15 December 2022
UMC to spend NT$32.4 billion on capacity deployment
The board of directors of United Microelectronics (UMC) has authorized a capital budget execution of NT$32.417 billion (US$1.06 billion) for capacity deployment, according to the...
Thursday 10 November 2022
Hsinchu Science Park to acquire land in Longtan for new TSMC fab
Taiwan's Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) will complete the acquisition of land in Longtan, Taoyuan, in the northern part of Taiwan, for TSMC's new 1nm wafer fab within two years, according...
Friday 14 October 2022
Foundry PSMC slashes 2022 capex
Pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC), which specializes in specialty DRAM, display driver ICs, CMOS image sensors and power management ICs, as well as customized...
Friday 26 August 2022
VIS, PSMC slow down establishment of new fabs
Pure-play foundries Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) have decided to slow down the establishment of their new fabs, as customers...
Tuesday 19 July 2022
SPIL to build new plant in Taiwan
Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) under ASE Technology Holding plans to set up a new plant at the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP), with the plant's first-phase capacity slated...
Monday 18 July 2022
PSMC turns cautious as fabless customers start inventory correction
Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) has turned conservative about its business prospects for the rest of 2022, as display driver IC and other fabless chip customers kick...
Thursday 26 May 2022
UMC makes progress in new fab establishment
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) is making progress in the establishment of new 12-inch fabs at its manufacturing sites in southern Taiwan and Singapore, according...
Wednesday 13 April 2022
Foundry PSMC sees 1Q22 gross margin exceed 50%
Pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) saw its gross margin climb to a record high of 51% in the first quarter of 2022, when net profits grew 6.8% sequentially...
Tuesday 12 April 2022
PSMC to ramp capacity at new 12-inch plant in 3Q23
Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) held recently a beam-raising ceremony to mark the completion of its new 12-inch plant construction at the Tongluo campus of Taiwan's Hsinchu...
Monday 28 March 2022
TSMC to start operating zero-waste manufacturing center in 2023
TSMC plans to start operating its first zero-waste manufacturing center in Taichung, central Taiwan in 2023, according to Lora Ho, company SVP of Europe & Asia Sales.
Tuesday 18 January 2022
Foundry PSMC sees revenue, profit surge in 2021
Pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) saw its revenue hit a record high of NT$65.62 billion (US$2.38 billion) in 2021, when pre-tax profits hiked 300% on...
Thursday 13 January 2022
What motivates TSMC to spend big on capacity expansion
TSMC's planned US$100 billion in capex from 2021 to 2023 will not be sufficient to carry out its capacity expansion projects in Taiwan and overseas, market observers believe. The...