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


Friday 22 March 2024
Vanguard International rumored to evaluate first 12-inch fab in Singapore
After experiencing inventory adjustments and a downturn in demand in the semiconductor market from the second half of 2022 to the end of 2023, Fang Leuh, the Chairman of Vanguard...
Wednesday 7 February 2024
TSMC posts over 20% revenue surge in January
TSMC has reported revenue climbed 22.4% sequentially to NT$215.79 billion (US$6.88 billion) in January 2024.
Monday 5 February 2024
VIS expects 6-8% wafer shipment drop in 1Q24
Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), a Taiwan-based 8-inch IC foundry, expects a 6-8% sequential wafer shipment decline in the first quarter of 2024 with about flat ASP grow...
Tuesday 9 January 2024
Chinese foundry makers cut service prices to lure Taiwanese IC design customers
Although the inventory correction of the semiconductor industry has finally come to an end in the first half of 2024, Chinese foundry manufacturers Semiconductor Manufacturing International...
Thursday 21 December 2023
VIS partners with National Taiwan University to develop negative emissions technology
Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), a Taiwan-based 8-inch IC foundry, has launched a three-year (Phase I) research collaboration with National Taiwan University titled "Enhancing...
Tuesday 28 November 2023
Chinese foundries reportedly mulling price cuts
Speculation has emerged in the chipmaking sector that Chinese pure-play foundries, such as Huahong Group and Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), are contemplating price...
Tuesday 14 November 2023
IC design houses expect lower foundry prices in 1Q24
Pure-play foundries such as United Microelectronics (UMC), Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) may lower their quotations...
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Specialty IC foundry VIS reportedly to set up 12-inch fab in Singapore
Vanguard International Manufacturing (VIS), which runs only 8-inch wafer fabs, reportedly plans to set up a 12-inch fab in Singapore for fulfilling mainly automotive related IC ord...
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...
Thursday 10 August 2023
TSMC, VIS post over 10% sequential revenue increases in July
TSMC and specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported sequential revenue increases of 13.6% and 14.4%, respectively, in July.
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...
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