Wednesday 11 October 2023
TSMC to maintain 2023 outlook despite stronger 3Q
Despite better-than-anticipated third-quarter revenues, TSMC is expected to reiterate its previously stated revenue and capex projections for 2023 at its upcoming investors conference,...
Friday 11 August 2023
TSMC, VIS unlikely to drop 8-inch foundry quotes
TSMC and specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) only negotiate prices when volume and long-term contracts are in place in order to maintain their wafer average...
Wednesday 2 August 2023
VIS remains upbeat about long-term 8-inch foundry market outlook
Despite short-term headwinds, the long-term demand outlook for the 8-inch silicon wafer market remains resilient, according to specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor...
Tuesday 1 August 2023
VIS posts sequential profit growth in 2Q23
Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported net profits surged 46.3% sequentially to nearly NT$2 billion (US$63.2 million) in the second quarter of...
Tuesday 13 June 2023
VIS sees modest economic recovery but more variables in 2H23
Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) anticipates a modest economic recovery in the second half of 2023, but variables such as rising inflation and interest...
Monday 12 June 2023
Taiwan academia gearing up to help TSMC maintain leading edges
In helping TSMC maintain its leading edge, the government has approved funding support for a spate of R&D projects undertaken by academic research teams, aiming to fill related...
Wednesday 10 May 2023
Specialty foundry VIS may see sales recover starting 2Q23
Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) recorded a 42.8% sequential revenue surge in April with first-quarter sales likely to be the lowest of the year, according...
Thursday 4 May 2023
VIS expects 17% revenue growth in 2Q23
Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to post a revenue increase of approximately 17% sequentially in the second quarter of 2023, with gross margin...
Friday 14 April 2023
IC designers facing uphill battle in demanding foundry quote cuts
With TSMC also reportedly to slow down capacity expansions in Taiwan, IC design houses will find it even more difficult to expect a downturn in their chips foundry costs, according...
Friday 24 March 2023
Taiwan foundries see surge in orders transferred from China
The US' escalation of the chip war with China has prompted more companies to shift their orders to Taiwan-based pure-play foundries. However, contract prices provided by TSMC and...
Friday 10 March 2023
Singapore offers substantial subsidies to entice TSMC to build 12-inch fab locally
TSMC is reportedly slowing down its new fab project in Germany, due to growing doubts about whether the pure-play foundry will receive adequate EU subsidies in light of the region's...
Wednesday 22 February 2023
VIS expects 15% revenue decline in 1Q23
Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to post a revenue decline of approximately 15% sequentially in the first quarter of 2023, with gross margin...
Tuesday 21 February 2023
VIS posts record profit in 2022 despite weak 4Q
Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its net profits fall to a seven-quarter low of NT$2.48 billion (US$81.5 million) in the fourth quarter of 2022,...
Monday 20 February 2023
Holtek cautious about sales prospects for 2023
Based on its current inventory of five to six months, MCU specialist Holtek Semiconductor is cautious about its business prospects for 2023.
Thursday 16 February 2023
Pure-play foundries brace for gross margin decreases
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are bracing for lower gross margins in 2023, which may return to 2021 levels, according to industry sources.
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