Wednesday 12 April 2023
China's focus on mature node IC technology may provide it a bargaining advantage
China's focus on the development of mature-node process technology for ICs may provide it with a bargaining advantage, according to industry observers.
Wednesday 12 April 2023
SEMI Europe-led consortium wins funding to help overcome Europe's microelectronics industry skills and talent shortage
On April 11, SEMI Europe has won up to EUR 4 million in funding to develop the European Chips Skills Academy, an initiative to help tackle the skills and talent shortages in Europe's...
Tuesday 28 March 2023
Chipmakers to boost 300mm fab capacity to all-time high in 2026
Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are forecast to increase 300mm fab capacity to an all-time high of 9.6 million wafers per month in 2026, according to SEMI.
Wednesday 22 March 2023
Fab equipment spending on track for 2024 recovery, SEMI says
Global fab equipment spending for front-end facilities is expected to decline 22% on year to US$76 billion in 2023 from a record high of US$98 billion in 2022 before rising 21% to...
Wednesday 8 March 2023
GaAs foundry Win Semi posts decreased February revenue
Gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors has reported revenue for February 2023 of NT$858 million (US$28 million), down 52.1% on year and about 1% sequentially.
Wednesday 22 February 2023
Global semiconductor market's long-term outlook is strong despite short-term cyclical downturn
According to SEMI's most recent data on worldwide semiconductor sales, the industry experienced significant ups and downs in 2022. While chip sales reached an all-time high in 2022,...
Monday 20 February 2023
US-initiated joint export curbs on China leave critical loopholes?
The Netherlands and Japan reportedly have struck a deal with the US to jointly restrict exports of chipmaking tools to China, which will further cripple the development of China's...
Friday 10 February 2023
Worldwide silicon wafer shipments and revenue set new records in 2022, says SEMI
According to SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry, worldwide silicon wafer shipments in 2022 increased 3.9% to 14,713 million...
Friday 10 February 2023
Semi equipment suppliers Acter, Novatech to see quarterly revenue growth
Cleanroom and turnkey equipment provider Acter and Nova Technology (Novatech), a subsidiary of Acter specializing in chemical and gas equipment, are guardedly optimistic about their...
Friday 10 February 2023
Win Semi conservative about 1Q23 operations
Gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors is conservative about its operations in the first quarter of 2023, citing ongoing weak demand and the traditional low season.
Wednesday 8 February 2023
Worldwide silicon wafer shipments and revenue set new records in 2022, SEMI says
Worldwide silicon wafer shipments increased 3.9% to 14.71 billion square inches in 2022, with revenue rising 9.5% on year to US$13.83 billion, according to SEMI. Both results hit...
Monday 6 February 2023
Geely Tech teams up with GTA Semi to accelerate deployments in auto chips
China-based Geely Technology, an affiliate of Geely Automobile, has recently signed a strategic cooperation agreement with domestic power chips foundry GTA Semiconductor to carry...
Tuesday 31 January 2023
UMC proposed acquisition of remaining stake in United Semi hits snag
United Microelectronics' (UMC) plan to wholly own United Semi has hit a snag due to rejection from the local government of China's Fujian province, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 24 January 2023
Opportunities and challenges for semiconductor industry in automotive applications (2)
The semiconductor industry can learn from its past development history for making changes needed to cope with the trends and phenomena of the automotive industry.
Tuesday 13 December 2022
SEMI: global semiconductor industry invests $500 billion to build 84 new fabs by 2024
Semiconductor Equipment Manufacturers International (SEMI) released its latest World Fab Forecast report, projecting the worldwide semiconductor industry will invest more than $500...