Thursday 6 February 2020
Silicon wafer shipments drop 7% on 2019, says SEMI
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2019 declined 7% from the 2018 record high, while revenues slipped 2% on year but remained above the US$11 billion mark, according to the...
Monday 10 June 2019
Trade war seen to halt silicon wafer capacity expansions in 2019
The ongoing US-China trade war may force some silicon wafer suppliers to suspend capacity expansion plans or allow proper buffer space for clients to honor their purchase pacts as...
Thursday 31 January 2019
Silicon shipments hit record high with revenues exceeding US$10 billion in 2018, says SEMI
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2018 increased 8% to a record high, while revenues jumped 31% on year exceeding the US$10 billion mark for the first time since 2018, according...
Tuesday 15 May 2018
Silicon wafer shipments hit record high in 1Q18
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments climbed to a record-high 3.084 billion square inches in the first quarter of 2018, according to SEMI. The shipments represented increases of...
Thursday 8 February 2018
Silicon wafer shipments increase 10% in 2017
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 10% in 2017 when compared to 2016 area shipments, while silicon revenues grew 21% on year, according to SEMI.
Tuesday 12 December 2017
Taiwan IC materials suppliers expect better revenue records in 2018
Taiwan's major semiconductor materials distributors such as Topco Scientific and Wah Lee Industrial have reported revenue increases in the first 11 months of 2017 and expect better...
Wednesday 12 July 2017
Topco Scientific 3Q17 revenues to rise 10%
IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to post 10% revenue growth sequentially in the third quarter of 2017, thanks mainly to a pick-up in orders from Taiwan Semiconductor...
Tuesday 30 May 2017
Topco 2017 revenues to rise over 10%
IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to post more than 10% revenue growth in 2017 driven by robust demand for silicon wafers and photoresist solutions, according...
Wednesday 28 December 2016
Silicon wafer suppliers hike contract prices by 10% for 1Q17
Local and international silicon wafer suppliers have settled contract prices for 12-inch wafers for the first quarter of 2017 with Taiwan-based semiconductor firms, with overall prices...
Tuesday 13 December 2016
Commentary: Silicon wafer industry headed for consolidation
With Siltronic reportedly drawing interest from China's state-backed industry group, the global silicon wafer industry is expected to go through a period of consolidation in 2017.
Monday 6 February 2012
Topco expects flat growth in 1Q12 sales
Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, has said it is cautious about the business outlook for the first quarter of 2012, citing the uncertain macroeconomic...
Friday 15 April 2011
Formosa Sumco gearing up for capacity expansion
Formosa Sumco Technology (FST) has revealed plans to expand its capacity for 12-inch silicon wafers to 300,000 units a month from the present 180,000. New capacity is scheduled to...
Thursday 14 April 2011
Korea, Taiwan chipmakers turn to local wafer producers for support
Korea- and Taiwan-based foundry houses and memory-IC manufacturers have obtained support from their local producers of blank silicon wafers as failure of supplies from Japan still...
Wednesday 13 April 2011
UMC says Japan fab unaffected by aftershocks
United Microelectronics Corporation's (UMC) 8-inch wafer plant in Chiba Prefecture has not been affected by the latest aftershocks that struck Japan, continuing to run at normal capacity,...
Tuesday 29 March 2011
NAND flash contract prices continue rally in 2H March
Late March contract prices for MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash memory continued their upward trend amid anticipation of reduced supply due to limited availability of silicon wafers...