1235 news items tagged wafer
Power outage at Micron Taiwan fab may impact global DRAM supplyFriday 4 December 2020
A recent power outage at Micron Technology's wafer fab in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan may constrain the global DRAM bit supply, particularly to the server segment, according to industry...
TSMC to roll out 3nm Plus process in 2023Wednesday 2 December 2020
TSMC plans to launch an enhanced version of 3nm process technology in 2023, with Apple being the initial customer adopting the process, according to industry sources.
GlobalWafers to enhance manufacturing capability with Siltronic acquisitionTuesday 1 December 2020
Acquiring Siltronic will boost GlobalWafers' 12-inch silicon wafer capacity and enhance the Taiwan-based company's manufacturing capability with Siltronic's gallium nitride-on-silicon...
GlobalWafers in talks to acquire SiltronicMonday 30 November 2020
Germany-based Siltronic has disclosed it is in advanced, near to final discussions to enter into a business combination agreement with Taiwan-based GlobalWafers.
Demand for 8-inch and smaller silicon wafers reboundsTuesday 24 November 2020
Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer makers, mainly GlobalWafers, Formosa Sumco Technology (FST) and Wafer Works, have seen demand for 8-inch and smaller models sharply rebound since...
China smartphone AP shipments – 3Q 2020Tuesday 24 November 2020
Smartphone application processor shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 192.6 million units in third-quarter 2020, up 13.4% quarter-over-quarter and down 9.5% year-over-year.
Eight-inch foundry quotes to rise up to 40% in 2021Tuesday 24 November 2020
Pure-play foundries including Globalfoundries, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have raised their 8-inch foundry quotes by 10-15% in the...
HLJ installs 6-inch VCSEL wafer/chip production capacityFriday 20 November 2020
HLJ Technology has disclosed it has installed production capacity for 6-inch VCSEL epitaxial wafers and chips, increasing monthly capacity by 250 million VCSEL chips.
UMC reportedly in talks to buy Toshiba 8-inch fabsThursday 19 November 2020
Toshiba is in talks to sell two 8-inch wafer fabs to Taiwan's United Microelectronics (UMC), according to a media report.
Diode maker Eris Tech expects profit surge in 2021Thursday 19 November 2020
Diode maker Eris Technology expects its profits to surge in 2021-2022 with gross margin likely to top 40% thanks to continuous production cost reductions enabled by new manufacturing...
Wafer capacity by feature size shows strongest growth at sub-10nmWednesday 18 November 2020
IC capacity for leading-edge (sub-10nm) processes is expected to grow and become the largest portion of monthly installed capacity across the industry beginning in 2024, according...
UMC October revenue rise, VIS flatTuesday 10 November 2020
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its October revenue increase 5.2% sequentially, while revenue at fellow company Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) stayed...
Power management chips in severe shortagesMonday 9 November 2020
The global supply of ICs demanding 8-inch wafer fabrication services has been tight, with shortages of power management chips (PWM IC) being particularly severe, according to industry...
Taiwan backend houses see surging CIS orders from OmniVisionFriday 6 November 2020
Taiwan's backend houses including Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and Xintec have seen orders from China-based CMOS image sensor (CIS) vendor OmniVision...
GF, Soitec announce RF-SOI wafer supply agreementFriday 6 November 2020
Globalfoundries and Soitec have announced a multi-year supply agreement for 300mm radio frequency silicon-on-insulator (RF-SOI) wafers.
Second-tier foundries eyeing bigger share in 8-inch foundry marketFriday 6 November 2020
With 8-inch wafer fabrication demand rising rapidly for chips including ultra-thin fingerprint sensors, power management ICs, MOSFET chips and display driver ICs, second-tier foundries...
GlobalWafers runs 12- and 8-inch wafer production at full capacityWednesday 4 November 2020
GlobalWafers will sustain full capacity utilization for its 12- and 8-inch wafer production lines at least throughout the end of 2020, with its 6-inch wafer capacity over 70% utilized,...
Global silicon wafer shipments slip in 3Q20, says SEMIWednesday 4 November 2020
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments contracted 0.5% to 3.135 billion square inches in the third quarter of 2020 compared to the second quarter, but registered a 6.9% increase from...
UMC eyeing idle 8-inch fabs for acquisitionTuesday 3 November 2020
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) is looking at aging and idle 8-inch wafer fabs for acquisitions, according to company co-president SC Chien.
PSI, Kinik secure stable orders from TSMCFriday 30 October 2020
Taiwan-based Phoenix Silicon International (PSI) and Kinik, providers of silicon wafer reclaim services, have both obtained orders from TSMC for 5nm and more advanced process manufacturing,...
Old fabs draw acquisition interest from 8-inch foundriesWednesday 28 October 2020
Mature but idle wafer fabs have drawn interest from 8-inch foundries that have seen tight capacity, such as United Microelectronics (UMC), according to market sources.
Macronix to see 48-layer 3D NAND drive revenue growth in 2021Tuesday 27 October 2020
Macronix International, a supplier of mask ROM and flash memory, expects its in-house developed 48-layer 3D NAND products to start generating revenue in 2021.
Chipmakers may come under inventory pressure in 1H21Monday 26 October 2020
Fabless chipmakers, component suppliers and IC distributors have been aggressively scaling up their inventory levels, raising concerns of the semiconductor market having to undergo...
TSMC expects 5nm chip sales to boost in 2021Friday 16 October 2020
TSMC CEO CC Wei has reiterated his previous remark that the foundry expects to see 5nm process technology to account for 8% of its total wafer revenues this year. The proportion will...
Global silicon wafer shipments on track for growthThursday 15 October 2020
Global silicon wafer shipments are set to increase 2.4% on year in 2020 after falling 6.9% in 2019, with growth continuing in 2021 and 2022, according to SEMI.
Winbond SpiStack memories
Photo: Company, Wednesday 30 March 2016
Micron 16nm flash die
Photo: Company, Tuesday 23 July 2013
KLA-Tencor 2910 series optical inspection system and eDR-7100 e-beam review tool
Photo: Company, Thursday 18 July 2013