Tuesday 23 April 2024
Novatek to re-elect board directors; UMC not on candidate list
Novatek Microelectronics, a specialist in Display Driver ICs (DDI), has recently revealed a list of Board of Directors (BOD) who will be reelected. Nevertheless, United Microelectronics...
Wednesday 17 April 2024
TSMC No.1 and Nvidia posts triple-digit growth in TechInsights 2023 top-25 chip suppliers rankings
Semiconductor research platform TechInsights released the final 2023 ranking of the top 25 semiconductor suppliers based on sales revenues, which showed that no new suppliers broke...
Monday 15 April 2024
Samsung executives visited Taiwan and TSMC in secret for HBM collaboration
According to sources in Taiwan's semiconductor supply chain, Samsung Electronics visited Taiwan at the end of March.
Monday 8 April 2024
Global semiconductor sales increase 16% in February, says SIA
According to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), global semiconductor sales totaled US$46.2 billion in February 2024, up 16.3% from US$39.7 billion a year earlier.
Wednesday 3 April 2024
UMC sells shares of Chinese affiliate
United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the transfer of its entire stake in UnitedDS Semiconductor (UDS), an IC design affiliate, on behalf of its subsidiary Hejian Technology...
Friday 29 March 2024
Moderate quarterly recovery anticipated for 2nd-tier foundries
While TSMC is likely to make a strong recovery this year, other Taiwanese and second-tier wafer foundries are expected to see their operations gradually improve quarterly.
Wednesday 27 March 2024
Taiwan wafer foundry industry, 1Q24


Tuesday 5 March 2024
UMC and PSMC cut into supply chain for AI chips
Pure-play foundries United Microelectronics (UMC) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) have received orders for Si interposers, allowing them to enter the supply chain...
Thursday 29 February 2024
Qualcomm eyes US$1b annual investment thrust in India amid ongoing chipmakers talk
Qualcomm, the US-based semiconductor giant, is strategically shifting its focus for the next five years to amplify its presence in India.
Thursday 29 February 2024
Taiwan's transformation into global semiconductor leadership and future challenges
In university, I studied electrical engineering, and at that time, semiconductors were an emerging field. The electronics courses we took still taught vacuum tubes. It wasn't until...
Tuesday 27 February 2024
Mirror on the wall... will Intel become 2nd largest foundry in the world? Perhaps, but...
Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger wants the company to become the world's second-largest foundry service provider by 2030. With the right partners, it may achieve the goal faster than expected...
Monday 26 February 2024
India roundup: Tower Semiconductor and Tata propose setting up fabs in India
India's chip ecosystem is rapidly evolving, and local firms' ties with Taiwan-based companies on semiconductors are expected to deepen.
Friday 23 February 2024
Partnering with UMC vital for foundry success, says Intel exec
Collaboration with UMC is a significant step towards Intel becoming the world's second-largest foundry by 2030, according to Stuart Pann, SVP and GM of Intel Foundry.
Wednesday 21 February 2024
Tata reportedly exploring partnership with UMC or PSMC for chipmaking venture
As Tata Group is setting up its chipmaking facility, Indian media reported that Tata might try to find a Taiwan-based technology partner, possibly the third Taiwan-India collaboration...
Tuesday 20 February 2024
Gelsinger's plans to turn Intel around with IDM2.0 and IFS
After leaving Intel for 12 years, former Chief Technology Officer Pat Gelsinger returned in mid-February 2021 to take over as Intel's eighth CEO. However, compared to his tenure from...