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Thursday 27 June 2019
Silicon wafer suppliers see demand fade, spot prices plummet
Silicon wafer manufacturers have experienced a slowdown in orders from the chipmaking industry, while spot prices for silicon wafers are falling fast, according to industry sources...
Wednesday 26 June 2019
Wafer Works to build 12-inch low-resistivity silicon wafer line
Taiwan-based Wafer Works plans to build up its production capacity for 12-inch low-resistivity silicon wafers, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 26 June 2019
GlobalWafers expects slight revenue growth in 2019
Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers will see its revenues increase only slightly on year in 2019, according to company chairperson Doris Hsu, who estimated previously "much better"...
Tuesday 25 June 2019
Tianjin Zhonghuan expanding semiconductor wafer capacity
China-based Tianjin Zhonghuan Semiconductor is expanding production capacity for 8- and 12-inch semiconductor-grade silicon wafers, with monthly capacity for 8-inch wafers to increase...
Tuesday 18 June 2019
GCLSI gearing up for silicon wafer reclaim production
GCL System Integration Technology (GCLSI) is looking to enter the silicon wafer reclaim market at the end of 2019, with a focus on the large-diameter segment, according to the China-based...
Friday 14 June 2019
Formosa Sumco strives to expand customer base
Formosa Sumco Technology (FST) will be striving to grow its customer base in China and other non-Taiwan markets, according to the Taiwan-based silicon wafer supplier.
Wednesday 12 June 2019
Silicon wafer demand from China remains robust
Silicon wafer demand has stayed robust from China's chipmaking industry in line with the country's ongoing efforts to increase self-sufficiency in semiconductors, according to sources...
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...
Tuesday 28 May 2019
Formosa Sumco warns of silicon wafer market oversupply, says report
Formosa Sumco Technology (FST), a Taiwan-based manufacturer of 8- and 12-inch semiconductor silicon wafers, believes the silicon wafer market will enter into a state of oversupply...
Wednesday 15 May 2019
Silicon reclaim wafer market increases 19% in 2018 but slow growth ahead
The silicon wafer reclaim market grew 19% to US$603 million in 2018, following a 18% increase in 2017, according to SEMI.
Tuesday 14 May 2019
GlobalWafers says revenue growth forecast remains unchanged
GlobalWafers expects the US tariff increase on Chinese goods to have an insignificant impact on its performance this year, as the silicon wafer supplier will enjoy another year of...
Wednesday 8 May 2019
GlobalWafers posts record 1Q19 profit
Silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers saw its net profit increase 3.8% sequentially and 39% on year to a record high of NT$3.86 billion (US$124.9 million) in the first quarter of...
Tuesday 30 April 2019
Silicon wafer firms see 12-inch wafer demand plummet
Silicon wafer suppliers have seen 12-inch wafer demand plummet recently, due mainly to weak demand coming from the memory chip sector, according to industry sources. Prices for 12-inch...
Tuesday 30 April 2019
Silicon wafer shipments drop to lowest level since 4Q17, says SEMI
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments dropped 5.6% sequentially to 3.05 billion square inches in the first quarter of 2019 - the lowest levels since the fourth quarter of 2017, according...
Thursday 25 April 2019
GlobalWafers leads 8-inch silicon wafer market in Europe
GlobalWafers' Novara plant in Italy dedicated to making 8-inch silicon wafers became the largest supplier of 8-inch silicon wafers in Europe in 2018, with a 24% market share, according...