Wednesday 29 June 2022
China makers keen on expanding capacity for 12-inch silicon wafers
China-based silicon wafer makers are aggressively proceeding with capacity expansions for 12-inch offerings, which is expected to improve the country's semiconductor self-sufficiency,...
Wednesday 4 May 2022
GlobalWafers strikes long-term deals for supply through 2025
GlobalWafers continues to strike long-term deals with customers demanding 8- and 12-inch silicon wafers, and compound wafers through 2025, according to company chairperson Doris Hs...
Monday 7 February 2022
GlobalWafers earmarks US$3.6 billion for capacity expansion after Siltronic deal annulled
Taiwan-based GlobalWafers (GWS) announced on February 6 that the proceeds originally intended for the Siltronic acquisition are now earmarked for capital and operating expenses, focusing...
Thursday 16 December 2021
Taiwan chipmakers gearing up for WBG semiconductors
Taiwan-based chipmakers, led by foundry TSMC and silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers, are gearing up to tap into the market for gallium nitride (GaN), silicon carbide (SiC) and other...
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Silicon wafer suppliers expanding capacity slowly
Capacity expansions at silicon wafer suppliers are proceeding at a pace that may not be able to keep up with foundries' aggressive capacity expansion plans, according to market sou...
Tuesday 10 August 2021
Siltronic breaks ground for expansion of crystal pulling at Freiberg site
Silicon wafer maker Siltronic has broken ground to extend the crystal pulling hall at its Freiberg site, which was inaugurated in 2016. In the extension of the building monocrystals...
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.
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
GlobalWafers to finish merger with Siltronic in 2H21
Semiconductor silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers expects to complete the merger with Germany-based fellow maker Siltronic in second-half 2021, according to company chairperson and CEO...
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 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.
Thursday 10 December 2020
Siltronic, GlobalWafers agree to merge
Siltronic announced December 9 it has entered a business combination agreement (BCA) with GlobalWafers, under which GlobalWafers will make a tender offer to Siltronic shareholders...
Tuesday 1 December 2020
GlobalWafers to enhance manufacturing capability with Siltronic acquisition
Acquiring Siltronic will boost GlobalWafers' 12-inch silicon wafer capacity and enhance the Taiwan-based company's manufacturing capability with Siltronic's gallium nitride-on-silicon...
Monday 30 November 2020
GlobalWafers in talks to acquire Siltronic
Germany-based Siltronic has disclosed it is in advanced, near to final discussions to enter into a business combination agreement with Taiwan-based GlobalWafers.
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