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Thursday 20 December 2018
Silicon wafer market growth to depend on 12-inch fab expansion, smartphone demand
Silicon wafer market growth for 2019 will depend on chipmakers' 12-inch fab expansions and smartphone demand, Digitimes Research believes.
Wednesday 12 December 2018
IC materials distributors to end 2018 with notable revenue increases
Taiwan-based IC fabrication and packaging material distributors including Topco Scientific, Niching Industrial and Wahlee Industrial are expected to end 2018 with impressive annual...
Friday 9 November 2018
GlobalWafers posts record October revenues
Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, the world's third-largest silicon wafer supplier, has reported consolidated revenues increased 5.5% sequentially to a record high of NT$5.28 billion (US$172.1...
Tuesday 6 November 2018
China crystal-growing furnace makers eyeing semiconductor sector
China-based crystal-growing furnace makers who have long been focusing on the PV industry, have developed tools looking to build their presence in the semiconductor sector, according...
Friday 2 November 2018
Large-size silicon wafer supply to stay tight through 2020, says GlobalWafers chairperson
Tight supply of 8-inch and 12-inch silicon wafers will persist into 2020 thanks to strong market demand despite the US-China trade conflicts, but customers have shown mixed demand...
Wednesday 31 October 2018
GlobalWafers net profits more than double in 3Q18
Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers has announced net profits surged 119.8% from a year earlier to NT$3.63 billion (US$117.3 million) in the third quarter of 2018. EPS for the quarter...
Thursday 18 October 2018
Samsung starts production of 7LPP with EUV
Samsung Electronics has started wafer production of its 7nm LPP with extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography technology, according to the company.
Monday 8 October 2018
GlobalWafers to expand 12-inch wafer output in South Korea
Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers has disclosed plans to build new production lines for 12-inch wafers at its existing plant in South Korea.
Wednesday 3 October 2018
Winbond starts constructing new 12-inch fab
Winbond Electronics will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for its new 12-inch wafer fab in southern Taiwan on October 3, according to the Kaohsiung city government.
Friday 7 September 2018
Sumco halts production after quake hits Hokkaido
Semiconductor silicon wafer provider Sumco has suspended production at its local plant in Hokkaido, Japan where a magnitude-6.7 earthquake hit on September 6 causing landslides and...
Tuesday 4 September 2018
Eight-inch fab capacity remains tight, says UMC president
Eight-inch fab capacity remains tight, whereas there is an excess of 12-inch fab capacity, according to SC Chien, co-president for pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC).
Thursday 23 August 2018
Eight-inch foundries seeing orders slow down
Eight-inch foundries have seen their fab utilization rates remain high in the third quarter of 2018, but orders from customers have shown signs of a slowdown amid concerns about end...
Monday 20 August 2018
GlobalWafers, Wafer Works continue to enjoy strong silicon wafer demand
GlobalWafers has seen customers pay in advance to secure enough silicon wafers beyond 2021, while fellow company Wafer Works has landed orders demanding its supply through 2023, according...
Thursday 16 August 2018
China smartphone AP shipments – 2Q 2018
With smartphone vendors putting in aggressive efforts toward second-half sales in an attempt to reach their whole-year objectives, smartphone AP shipments will likely benefit from...
Tuesday 14 August 2018
China new fabs to join competition for foundry orders in late 2018
As most of the 12-inch wafer foundry fabs built in China in 2016-2017 will kick off commercial run in late 2018, China's combined monthly foundry capacities at 12-inch fabs will surge...