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
IC designers see clients advance replenishment orders, benefitting foundries
Many major fabless chipmakers including Novatek Microelectronics, Realtek Semiconductor, Aspeed Technology and Nvidia have seen earlier than expected orders from clients, which, in...
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.
Wednesday 15 February 2023
UMC offers price discounts for customers willing to raise orders
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has offered 10-15% price discounts to customers willing to ramp up their wafer starts in the second quarter of 2023, according to industry...
Monday 13 February 2023
TSMC, VIS post sequential revenue increases in January
TSMC and specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported sequential increases in January revenue of 3.9% and 13.7%, respectively.
Wednesday 25 January 2023
VIS lands increasing orders from China, US, Europe on geopolitical effects
Taiwan's pure-play foundry Vanguard International Manufacturing (VIS) continues to benefit from geopolitical effects, winning more shifted orders from clients in China and the US...
Thursday 19 January 2023
VIS to see fab utilization rebound after hitting bottom in 1Q23
Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is expected to see its fab utilization rates rebound quarter by quarter in 2023 after hitting bottom in the first quarter,...
Monday 9 January 2023
Foundries manage to resist despite client calls for price reduction
In response to rapid market downturn since mid-2022, there have been market rumors that foundries in Taiwan have revised their quotes downward quarter by quarter. However, the reality...
Monday 26 December 2022
Foundry houses may see orders, capacity utilization rebound in 2H23
Semiconductor supply chains are facing the challenges of severe inventory corrections and business downturns in the first half of 2023, and most foundry houses are not expected to...
Thursday 22 December 2022
IDMs migrating to 8-inch fabs for SiC, GaN components production
With third-generation compound semiconductors SiC and GaN increasingly used in power devices for electric vehicle (EV) and server applications, international IDMs are actively migrating...
Wednesday 14 December 2022
Chipmakers brace for weak 1H23
Foundries and IC design houses, particularly tier-2 players, are bracing for a weak first half of 2023 and may face a new wave of reshuffling that will challenge the industry, according...
Friday 9 December 2022
TSMC posts record November revenue
Pure-play foundry TSMC has reported revenue hit a record high of NT$222.71 billion (US$7.27 billion) in November 2022.
Wednesday 7 December 2022
Automotive chip IDMs could hardly pass all extra costs to carmakers
With foundries' price negotiations with IDMs and tier-1 suppliers for 2023 reaching an end, foundries are unlikely to cut their prices and the chip vendors will have difficulties...