Friday 27 October 2023
Global silicon wafer shipments to bounce back in 2024
SEMI predicts that global shipments of silicon wafers will decline by 14% in 2023, followed by a recovery in 2024, as demand for wafers and semiconductors recovers and inventory levels...
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Specialty IC foundry VIS reportedly to set up 12-inch fab in Singapore
Vanguard International Manufacturing (VIS), which runs only 8-inch wafer fabs, reportedly plans to set up a 12-inch fab in Singapore for fulfilling mainly automotive related IC ord...
Monday 2 October 2023
Silicon wafer maker Sumco estimated 30% YoY decrease in annual profits; 2024 demand still sluggish
Japanese silicon wafer manufacturer Sumco estimated that the trend of sluggish market conditions leading to a downturn in silicon wafer demand will continue until 2024. Sumco's operating...
Monday 11 September 2023
With heterogeneous integration technology constantly evolving, EVG sheds lights on hybrid bonding and NIL trends
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is driving demand for servers, high-end chips, and advanced packaging, with 3D chips as a potential star in next-generation advanced packaging technology...
Wednesday 6 September 2023
Chipmakers should brace for mounting costs, says GlobalWafers chairperson
The division of labor in the semiconductor industry is advantageous for cost reduction. However, geopolitical hazards have increased in recent years, prompting countries to pursue...
Thursday 10 August 2023
TSMC, VIS post over 10% sequential revenue increases in July
TSMC and specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported sequential revenue increases of 13.6% and 14.4%, respectively, in July.
Wednesday 9 August 2023
Sumco sees sluggish silicon wafer demand continuing into 2024
Japanese silicon wafer manufacturer Sumco stated during its earnings call that the demand for 12-inch wafers is sluggish, and this situation is expected to continue from the second...
Wednesday 2 August 2023
VIS remains upbeat about long-term 8-inch foundry market outlook
Despite short-term headwinds, the long-term demand outlook for the 8-inch silicon wafer market remains resilient, according to specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor...
Wednesday 2 August 2023
GlobalWafers posts profit hike in 1H23
Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers saw its net profits surge over 100% from a year earlier in the first half of 2023, buoyed by customer orders based on long-term agreements (LTA).
Monday 31 July 2023
China boosts silicon wafer production to strengthen resilience
With geopolitics threatening to interrupt supply chain security, China's semiconductor supply chain has realized the importance of silicon wafers, which account for nearly 30% of...
Friday 28 July 2023
Global silicon wafer shipment seen bottoming out? Not quite yet
The latest report from SEMI showed that 2Q 2023 silicon wafer shipment worldwide has increased by 2% from Q1 to 3,331 million square inches (MSI), showing signs of thaw from the winter...
Friday 28 July 2023
SEMI: Worldwide silicon wafer shipments rise in 2Q23
Worldwide silicon wafer shipments increased 2.0% quarter-over-quarter to 3,331 million square inches in the second quarter of 2023, down 10.1% from the 3,704 million square inches...
Thursday 27 July 2023
PSI wafer reclaim business to see growth in 2H23 despite mild deceleration, says company chairman
Phoenix Silicon International (PSI) has seen a slight deceleration of growth for its wafer reclaim service -- which accounts for about 70% of overall company sales -- in the third...
Tuesday 11 July 2023
Japan's METI considering to subsidize Sumco's new silicon wafer plant -- Report
In an effort to revitalize its domestic semiconductor supply chain, the Japanese government has subsidized a number of semiconductor-related manufacturers to produce in Japan. A news...
Wednesday 28 June 2023
Japanese IC equipment makers see increased China-bound shipments for mature process apps
Japanese suppliers of semiconductor materials and equipment have shown mixed business performances under stricter restrictions on exports of advanced equipment and materials to China,...
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