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Wednesday 30 June 2021
Compound semiconductors now national strategic materials, says GlobalWafers chair
Compound semiconductors will become a key industry sector reaching a national strategic level in importance, as they will be badly needed to power many critical technological applications...
Thursday 17 June 2021
Spot market prices for wafer-use polysilicon rise by over 20%
Spot market prices for polysilicon have recently risen by over 20% to US$36-37 per kilogram from the level early this year, but silicon wafer makers will be little affected by the...
Tuesday 8 June 2021
GF, GlobalWafers extend partnership
Globalfoundries has announced that the foundry and silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers have struck a US$800 million agreement to add 300mm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer manufacturing...
Wednesday 5 May 2021
GlobalWafers expects silicon wafer demand to stay robust through 2023
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.
Tuesday 4 May 2021
Silicon wafer shipments edge higher in 1Q21 to set new record, SEMI reports
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.
Friday 19 March 2021
8-inch silicon wafer prices unlikely to rise in 2Q21
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...
Friday 19 March 2021
GlobalWafers to see tight capacity through 2H21
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.
Wednesday 17 March 2021
Taiwan foundries running at full capacity for mature processes
TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC), Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) continue to run at full capacity for their 28nm and...
Friday 12 March 2021
Scientech to post double-digit revenue growth in 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.
Monday 8 March 2021
GlobalWafers takes over controlling stake in Siltronic
GlobalWafers had acquired a 70.27% stake in fellow silicon wafer company Siltronic in a public tender that ended on March 1.
Monday 8 February 2021
TSMC ecosystem partners set to enjoy strong 1Q21
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...
Wednesday 3 February 2021
Global 2020 silicon revenue remains stable with wafer shipments edging up, say SEMI
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 5% in 2020, when revenue remained unchanged from 2019 at US$11.17 billion, according to SEMI.
Monday 25 January 2021
GlobalWafers raises bid to acquire Siltronic
GlobalWafers has announced that the price for its tender offer to all Siltronic shareholders has been increased to EUR145 (US$176.53) per share.
Wednesday 6 January 2021
Foundries see clearer order visibility for automotive chips
Foundries including TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have seen the visibility of orders for automotive chips extended to the end...
Wednesday 30 December 2020
Chip demand for automotive electronics gaining momentum
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...