Wednesday 30 August 2023
Intel acquisition breakdown: Clearing the path for Tower Semiconductor investment in India?
Intel recently terminating its US$5.4 billion deal to acquire Israel's contract chipmaker Tower Semiconductor after failing to obtain required regulatory approval from China is undoubtedly...
Wednesday 9 August 2023
Samsung set to fabricate ISELED driver chips for Inova in 4Q24
Samsung Electronics' semiconductor foundry business unit and design solution partner (DSP) CoAsia reportedly have signed a contract with Germany's IC design house Inova Semiconductors...
Monday 7 August 2023
Intel 18A process wins US gov't deal, likely to squeeze potential orders for TSMC Arizona fab
Intel has struck a deal with the US Department of Defense to develop and manufacture chips with its 18A (18-angstrom or 1.8nm) process technology under the DoD's Rapid Assured Microelectronics...
Tuesday 25 July 2023
GF Chengdu tells the tale of abandoned semiconductor projects in China
After being suspended for nearly 5 years and with more than US$10 billion of investment engaged, GF's 300 mm (12-inch) wafer foundry in Chengdu, China, is said soon to be taken over...
Tuesday 25 July 2023
TSMC deployments minimize geopolitical risks
TSMC's deployments have been designed to minimize geopolitical risks, according to industry sources. The world's number-one pure-play foundry house is leading in advanced chip manufacturing...
Monday 8 May 2023
Taiwanese semiconductors receive global attention as automakers' perception changes
Driven by the electrification of automotive electronics, the semiconductor demand for single vehicles has greatly increased. The shortage of critical car-grade chips, which has been...
Thursday 27 April 2023
Bosch to acquire US semiconductor foundry for SiC production expansion
Leading automotive supplier Bosch announced on April 26 that it is buying US-based TSI Semiconductors. The acquisition, prompted by rising demand for EVs, will boost Bosch's silicon...
Thursday 20 April 2023
Qualcomm seeking lower III-V semiconductor foundry quotes
Qualcomm intends to increase orders for III-V semiconductor foundries capable of providing much lower quotes, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 18 April 2023
Samsung provides 4nm MPW services for the first time
Samsung Electronics will be providing multi-project wafer (MPW) services for the first time starting in April 2023, perhaps a sign that the yield rate for Samsung's 4nm process has...
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 22 March 2023
Taiwan III-V IC suppliers see promising demand from Sony
With Sony attempting to secure additional sensor chip orders for Apple's iPhones, Taiwan-based epitaxial wafer manufacturers and other III-V IC suppliers are optimistic about demand...
Tuesday 27 December 2022
Samsung reportedly to expand wafer fab capacity despite global economic downturn
Samsung Electronics reportedly has decided to increase its wafer fab capacity by around 10% though the global economic downturn will continue in 2023.
Thursday 15 December 2022
SK Hynix adjusts its foundry business to target Chinese and Korean markets
In response to the fierce competition in the foundry sector, South Korea's SK Hynix has not only accelerated its acquisition of Key Foundry in 2022 but also went through a massive...
Wednesday 14 December 2022
Chipmakers brace for weak 1H23
Foundries and IC design houses, particularly tier-2 players, are bracing for a weak first half of 2023 and may face a new wave of reshuffling that will challenge the industry, according...
Wednesday 7 December 2022
The significance of TSMC building fabs in US
The global notebook market increased from 158 million units in 2019 to 247 million in 2021, thanks to the work-from-home demand, and it will not be easy to surpass the 200 million-unit...