Wednesday 13 September 2023
Suppliers see MacBook utilization rates halved in 2H23
Suppliers have seen utilization rates for Apple MacBooks cut in half in the second half of the year compared with the same period in 2022, indicating a sluggish second half of 2023...
Thursday 27 July 2023
Innolux expects 7–9% increase in large-size panel ASP in 3Q23
Innolux expects large-size panel ASP to pick up 7–9% from before in the third quarter with LCD TV panel prices continuing to stabilize and increasing procurement of IT panels,...
Wednesday 26 July 2023
Macronix conservative about 2H23 operations
Flash memory maker Macronix International remains cautious about its second-half 2023 performance due to sluggish market demand, despite seeing utilization rates and gross margin...
Wednesday 19 July 2023
South Korea's 8-inch wafer fabs see utilization fall under 50%
The capacity utilization rates of 8-inch wafer fabs in South Korea are halved from their 2022 levels, with the exception of DB Hitek, due to sluggish demand for information technology...
Friday 14 July 2023
TSMC likely to post over 10% revenue growth in 3Q23
TSMC will likely post an over 10% sequential revenue increase in the third quarter of 2023, when the pure-play foundry's fab utilization rate will return to more than 80%, according...
Thursday 29 June 2023
GIS sees capacity utilization rate improving
Touch solution provider General Interface Solution (GIS) is expected to see its capacity utilization rate improve in the second half of 2023, keeping its gross margin positive, according...
Thursday 29 June 2023
TSMC to see fab utilization rates rise substantially
Pure-play foundry TSMC will see its fab utilization rates, notably for sub-7nm process manufacturing, rise substantially in the second half of this year, according to sources at fab...
Friday 26 May 2023
HannStar sees LCD fab utilization rise
Small- and medium-size panel maker HannStar Display expects its fab utilization rate to average 74% in the second quarter of 2023, up from 66% in the previous quarter.
Monday 15 May 2023
Apple devices to occupy 90% of TSMC 3nm capacity in 2023
TSMC will see the baseline 3nm process technology (N3B) dominate 90% of its N3 family capacity in 2023, and nearly 90% of the N3B capacity reportedly has been booked by Apple for...
Friday 12 May 2023
SMIC sees capacity utilization rate fall below 70%
China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported its gross margin slid to 20.8% in the first quarter of 2023 from 32% in the prior quarter, due to lower wafer...
Tuesday 9 May 2023
LGD, SDC see rising capacity utilization for OLED TV panels
South Korea's major panel makers LG Display (LGD) and Samsung Display (SDC) have seen their OLED panel capacity utilization rising significantly since February on strong order momentum...
Monday 8 May 2023
UMC revenue increases for 2nd consecutive month
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics' (UMC) revenue increased for the second consecutive month in April.
Friday 28 April 2023
Win Semi sees low utilization rates in 1Q23, but expects sales growth in 2Q23
Win Semiconductors has reported that its utilization rates dropped to about 20% in the first quarter of 2023 as a result of inventory correction in the handset supply chain and seasonal...
Friday 28 April 2023
ASE expects factory utilization to rebound in 2H23
OSAT ASE Technology (ASE) anticipates a return to 80% plant utilization in the second half of 2023, up from 60% in the first half of the year. After the third quarter, the business...
Thursday 27 April 2023
UMC expects flat 2Q23
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to both register about flat sequential increases in the first quarter of 2023, with its capacity...