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Wednesday 26 February 2020
GF, GlobalWafers sign deal for 300mm SOI wafers
Specialty foundry Globalfoundries and GlobalWafers, among the world's top-3 silicon wafer producer, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a long-term supply agreement...
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 13 January 2020
IC materials distributor Topco ends 2019 with record revenues
Semiconductor materials distributor Topco Scientific ended 2019 with revenues soaring past NT$30 billion (US$1.003 billion) for the first time ever to a record high of NT$31.7 billion,...
Monday 6 January 2020
Good year ahead for pure-play foundries
With silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers recently expressing optimism about its order visibility for the first quarter of 2020, TSMC and other pure-play foundries are also expected...
Wednesday 25 December 2019
GlobalWafers sees order visibility improve
Silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers has seen better-than-expected order visibility for the first quarter of 2020, particularly for 12-inch wafers, according to company chairperson...
Monday 16 December 2019
SAS to merge with subsidiary Sunrise PV World; buy factory building from CWT
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) is set to merge with Sunrise PV World, its wholly owned subsidiary PV EPC (engineering, procurement,...
Friday 6 December 2019
Prospects bright for silicon wafer suppliers, fab toolmakers
Taiwan-based silicon wafer suppliers and fab toolmakers, particularly those in the supply chain of TSMC, have enjoyed a ramp-up in orders recently and become optimistic about their...
Monday 25 November 2019
GlobalWafers new fab in Korea to mass produce 12-inch wafer in 3Q20
GlobalWafers has disclosed it has inaugurated the second plant of its wholly-owned subsidiary MEMC Korea Company (MKC), which is scheduled to start volume production of 12-inch silicon...
Thursday 14 November 2019
Silicon wafer area shipments fall for 4th consecutive quarter
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments fell for the fourth consecutive quarter in the third quarter of 2019, according to SEMI.
Tuesday 12 November 2019
Silicon wafer makers see chipmakers reluctant to strike LTA contracts
Silicon wafer manufacturers have seen their clients become more reluctant to sign long-term agreements (LTA) particularly those for 8-inch and smaller size products, according to...
Monday 11 November 2019
Silicon wafer shipments in low gear for 4Q19
Silicon wafer shipments are expected to stay in low gear in the fourth quarter of 2019 as clients have decelerated their shipment pull-in to facilitate year-end financial settlements,...
Tuesday 8 October 2019
GlobalWafers 4Q19 sales likely to stay flat
Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers is expected to see its fourth-quarter revenues stay flat on quarter, following a 2.7% sequential drop in the prior quarter, according to market...
Monday 12 August 2019
GlobalWafers turns conservative
Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers has turned conservative about its sales outlook this year, citing unfavorable macro factors affecting semiconductor demand.
Wednesday 24 July 2019
Silicon wafer area shipments drop to 6-quarter low
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments fell to a six-quarter low of 2.983 billion square inches in the second quarter of 2019, according to SEMI.
Tuesday 9 July 2019
Semiconductor supply chain needs at least 3 months to digest inventory
It will take at least three months for global semiconductor inventories to be digested while semiconductor supply chain players are still plagued by overcapacity and clients' conservative...