281 news items tagged silicon wafer
GlobalWafers expects silicon wafer demand to stay robust through 2023Wednesday 5 May 2021
Taiwan-based GlobalWafers has reported sequential growths in first-quarter shipments for silicon wafers of all sizes, and expects sales momentum to stay strong through 2023.
Silicon wafer shipments edge higher in 1Q21 to set new record, SEMI reportsTuesday 4 May 2021
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 4% sequentially to a record high of 3.337 billion square inches in the first quarter of 2021, according to SEMI.
8-inch silicon wafer prices unlikely to rise in 2Q21Friday 19 March 2021
Demand for 8-inch silicon wafers has been rising significantly along with increasingly tight capacity supply at foundry fabs, but prices for such wafers are not expected to rise in...
GlobalWafers to see tight capacity through 2H21Friday 19 March 2021
Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers expects to run all its production lines for 12-, 8- and 6-inch silicon wafers at full capacity through the second half of this year.
Taiwan foundries running at full capacity for mature processesWednesday 17 March 2021
TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC), Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) continue to run at full capacity for their 28nm and...
Scientech to post double-digit revenue growth in 2021Friday 12 March 2021
Scientech, a provider of silicon wafer reclaim services and chipmaking equipment, is expected to post a double-digit revenue increase in 2021, according to market sources.
GlobalWafers takes over controlling stake in SiltronicMonday 8 March 2021
GlobalWafers had acquired a 70.27% stake in fellow silicon wafer company Siltronic in a public tender that ended on March 1.
TSMC ecosystem partners set to enjoy strong 1Q21Monday 8 February 2021
TSMC's ecosystem partners based in Taiwan are expected to post strong sales results for the first quarter of 2021, as well as the entire year, buoyed by brisk demand for chips fabricated...
Global 2020 silicon revenue remains stable with wafer shipments edging up, say SEMIWednesday 3 February 2021
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 5% in 2020, when revenue remained unchanged from 2019 at US$11.17 billion, according to SEMI.
GlobalWafers raises bid to acquire SiltronicMonday 25 January 2021
GlobalWafers has announced that the price for its tender offer to all Siltronic shareholders has been increased to EUR145 (US$176.53) per share.
Foundries see clearer order visibility for automotive chipsWednesday 6 January 2021
Foundries including TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have seen the visibility of orders for automotive chips extended to the end...
Chip demand for automotive electronics gaining momentumWednesday 30 December 2020
Chip demand for automotive electronics applications has been ramping up significantly since the fourth quarter of 2020 along with the gradual recovery of global car sales, which is...
GlobalWafers to raise spot quotes for silicon wafersTuesday 29 December 2020
GlobalWafers has run all its production lines for 12-, 8- and 6-inch silicon wafers at full capacity, according to company chairperson Doris Hsu. The silicon wafer supplier plans...
Six-inch silicon wafer demand ramping upFriday 11 December 2020
Taiwan-based silicon wafer manufacturers including GlobalWafers and Wafer Works have seen orders for 6-inch wafers ramp up and fill their factory capacities, according to industry...
GlobalWafers to enhance manufacturing capability with Siltronic acquisitionTuesday 1 December 2020
Acquiring Siltronic will boost GlobalWafers' 12-inch silicon wafer capacity and enhance the Taiwan-based company's manufacturing capability with Siltronic's gallium nitride-on-silicon...
GlobalWafers in talks to acquire SiltronicMonday 30 November 2020
Germany-based Siltronic has disclosed it is in advanced, near to final discussions to enter into a business combination agreement with Taiwan-based GlobalWafers.
Demand for 8-inch and smaller silicon wafers reboundsTuesday 24 November 2020
Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer makers, mainly GlobalWafers, Formosa Sumco Technology (FST) and Wafer Works, have seen demand for 8-inch and smaller models sharply rebound since...
Eight-inch foundry quotes to rise up to 40% in 2021Tuesday 24 November 2020
Pure-play foundries including Globalfoundries, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have raised their 8-inch foundry quotes by 10-15% in the...
GlobalWafers runs 12- and 8-inch wafer production at full capacityWednesday 4 November 2020
GlobalWafers will sustain full capacity utilization for its 12- and 8-inch wafer production lines at least throughout the end of 2020, with its 6-inch wafer capacity over 70% utilized,...
Global silicon wafer shipments slip in 3Q20, says SEMIWednesday 4 November 2020
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments contracted 0.5% to 3.135 billion square inches in the third quarter of 2020 compared to the second quarter, but registered a 6.9% increase from...
PSI, Kinik secure stable orders from TSMCFriday 30 October 2020
Taiwan-based Phoenix Silicon International (PSI) and Kinik, providers of silicon wafer reclaim services, have both obtained orders from TSMC for 5nm and more advanced process manufacturing,...
Global silicon wafer shipments on track for growthThursday 15 October 2020
Global silicon wafer shipments are set to increase 2.4% on year in 2020 after falling 6.9% in 2019, with growth continuing in 2021 and 2022, according to SEMI.
China semi industry development taking shape, says former Tsinghua Unigroup executiveWednesday 7 October 2020
The development of China's homegrown semiconductor industry is taking shape, according to Charles Kau, who has just resigned as executive VP of global operations for Tsinghua Unigr...
Formosa Sumco revenue falls to 7-month lowMonday 14 September 2020
Formosa Sumco Technology (FST), which ships silicon wafers to mainly Taiwan- and China-based logic and memory foundries, has reported August revenue fell 7.7% sequentially to a 7-month...
GlobalWafers posts 18% profit surge in 2Q20Wednesday 5 August 2020
Silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers has reported net profits grew 18% sequentially to NT$3.4 billion (US$115.5 million) in the second quarter, with net profit margin hitting a...
Altatech AltaSight SL300 inspection system
Photo: Company, Tuesday 29 June 2010
IDF San Francisco: Intel CEO displayed a silicon wafer built on 22nm process
Photo: Monica Chen, Thursday 24 September 2009