Thursday 24 November 2022
Automotive clients reducing inventory of components not in short supply
Automakers reportedly are scaling down orders for components which have long been in stable supply or have become more easily available, so as to reduce inventory costs, while some...
Thursday 24 November 2022
VIS may gain shifted orders from China
Taiwan-based Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is in talks about orders for power management ICs with potential customers including Qualcomm, Monolithic Power Systems and...
Wednesday 23 November 2022
VIS moves 0.35-micron 650V GaN process to mass production
Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has moved its 0.35-micron 650V GaN-on-QST processing technology to mass production on 200mm wafers after completing customer-end verification...
Friday 18 November 2022
Taiwan amendment to chip law may benefit only a few
Taiwan's amendment to a chip law aiming to defend the global competitiveness of the country's chipmaking industry may benefit only a few big companies, according to industry source...
Monday 14 November 2022
TSMC ecosystem partners for IC design services stay unscathed amid headwinds
TSMC and its ecosystem partners in Taiwan, especially silicon IP and IC design services providers, remain able to embrace revenue gains for the fourth quarter and 2023, while most...
Thursday 10 November 2022
IC design service provider PGC upbeat about 2023
Progate Group Corporation (PGC), which is among TSMC's design ecosystem partners, has expressed optimism about its operations in 2023 and will start to trade its shares on the Taipei...
Tuesday 8 November 2022
40nm likely to become mainstream process for car chips in 5 years
Automotive chips are on track for manufacturing process upgrades, with 40nm technology likely to replace 90nm as the mainstream process node in five years, according to industry so...
Wednesday 2 November 2022
VIS expects another revenue drop in 4Q22, cuts capex
Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported revenue fell nearly 13% sequentially in the third quarter, and expects to post another sequential revenue...
Thursday 20 October 2022
Taiwan wafer foundry industry, 3Q 2022


Tuesday 11 October 2022
TSMC to turn cautious on outlook
TSMC is scheduled to hold its quarterly investor conference on October 13, and will turn conservative about its business prospects for the fourth quarter of 2022 and the first half...
Thursday 15 September 2022
Taiwan reactivates overseas tech talent recruitment campaign
As part of its efforts to ease serious domestic talent shortage, the government in Taiwan has recently reactivated its overseas recruitment campaign, which was earlier interrupted...
Monday 12 September 2022
Semiconductor inventory crisis to be peaking starting 4Q22
The actual semiconductor inventory storm has not yet arrived, and different supply chain segments will show starkly divided performances in the fourth quarter of the year, with most...
Monday 29 August 2022
TSMC, UMC to see 22/28nm chips capacity fully loaded till end-year
TSMC and UMC will see full capacity utilization for 22/28nm processes persist at least throughout 2022, as their capacities vacated by some consumer chip clients are soon filled by...
Friday 26 August 2022
VIS, PSMC slow down establishment of new fabs
Pure-play foundries Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) have decided to slow down the establishment of their new fabs, as customers...
Wednesday 17 August 2022
Foundries see IC design houses scale back orders for 4Q22
Foundries particularly second- and third-tier players continue to see their fabless clients scale back orders that will drag down further their fab capacity utilization in the fourth...