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Friday 1 September 2023
China reportedly pursuing high bandwidth memory self-sufficiency
China is keen on attaining self-sufficiency in high bandwidth memory (HBM), with ChangXin Memory Technologies (CXMT) to be playing a leading role in the development of HBM, according...
Thursday 24 August 2023
Land, water supply now biggest issue for building new wafer fabs in Japan
TSMC's wafer fab under construction in Kumamoto aligns with the purpose of the Economic Security Promotion Act (ESPA) legislated by the Japanese government in 2022, which highlights...
Monday 7 August 2023
Weekly news roundup: China's strides and setbacks in semiconductor self-sufficiency and other top stories

China boosts silicon wafer production to strengthen resilience

Tuesday 1 August 2023
China urged to step up photoresist self-sufficiency
China should increase its self-sufficiency in photoresist materials to mitigate the impact of Japan's potential expansion of export restrictions against Chinese chipmakers, according...
Tuesday 18 July 2023
Fab toolmakers see orders contract
Semiconductor equipment suppliers are experiencing a decline in customer orders, which may limit their growth in the second half of this year, according to industry sources.
Thursday 13 July 2023
TSMC fab expansion in Taiwan critical for preserving supply chain advantage
The continuous expansion of TSMC's fab in Taiwan, home to the world's largest pure-play foundry, is essential for preserving the country's supply chain advantages, according to industry...
Tuesday 11 July 2023
China IC self-sufficiency push heaps pressure on Taiwanese firms operating in China
The United States has imposed export restrictions on key Chinese companies, including Huawei and ZTE, curbing their own development of semiconductors and access to outside supplies...
Monday 10 July 2023
Chinese IC designers step up shifting focus to automotive chips
Despite facing various regulatory restrictions from the US, the Chinese IC industry has not changed its goal of achieving semiconductor autonomy. In terms of IC design, many Chinese...
Monday 3 July 2023
MA-tek steps up overseas expansion
IC verification lab Materials Analysis Technology (MA-tek) plans to allocate NT$1.2 billion (US$38.6 million) in capital expenditures for 2023, of which nearly 80% will be used to...
Monday 26 June 2023
Dongjin Semichem set to develop high-NA EUV photoresists in 2H23
South Korean semiconductor chemical materials maker Dongjin Semichem has announced plans to develop a new generation of high-NA EUV photoresists to meet the demand to result from...
Tuesday 23 May 2023
China SiC price trend hard to judge after makers land long-term orders
It remains hard to judge when Chinese suppliers of silicon carbide (SiC) substrates and wafers will launch a price reduction campaign after some of them have secured long-term supply...
Thursday 27 April 2023
Supply chain restructuring places smaller suppliers at a disadvantage
Localization of supply chains is a common goal of industries to ensure safe and stable supply amid geopolitical tensions and other unfavorable factors. However, localization trends...
Thursday 30 March 2023
China remains committed to chip self-sufficiency
China may fall short of its goal of increasing IC self-sufficiency to 70% by 2025 due to tougher export restrictions imposed by the US, but it stays committed to chip self-sufficiency,...
Wednesday 22 February 2023
China auto vendors keen to use homegrown chips
In keeping with the government's aim for IC self-sufficiency, Chinese auto vendors have become more eager to employ chips from the home market, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 7 February 2023
China revving up homegrown chipmaking equipment development
Among the growing ambiguity in the global environment, a number of well-developed semiconductor equipment manufacturers based in China have emerged, with some already capable...
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