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Monday 21 June 2021
China top-3 foundries to see combined revenue hit record high in 2021, says Digitimes Research
China's top-3 pure-play foundries are expected to see their combined revenue grow 16% on year to hit another record high in 2021, buoyed by continued strong demand for power devices,...
Wednesday 16 June 2021
Macronix soon to close sale of 6-inch plant
Macronix International is in the final stage of reaching an agreement with the buyer of its 6-inch wafer plant in northern Taiwan, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 15 June 2021
PSMC negotiating orders for 2023
Taiwan-based pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) continue to see orders demanding 8- and 12-inch wafer fabrication services pull in, and is in talks with...
Thursday 10 June 2021
Taiwan foundries poised to post record 2Q21 revenues
TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC), Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) are poised to see their second-quarter revenues hit...
Tuesday 8 June 2021
GF, GlobalWafers extend partnership
Globalfoundries has announced that the foundry and silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers have struck a US$800 million agreement to add 300mm silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer manufacturing...
Monday 7 June 2021
Winbond to see profit more than double in 2Q21
Rising specialty DRAM and NOR flash memory prices are set to boost net profits at Winbond Electronics in the second quarter of 2021, which are likely to more than double those generated...
Friday 4 June 2021
KYEC to suspend fab operations due to cluster of COVID-19 infections
Wafer probing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) will close its fab operations in Taiwan for two days starting the evening of June 4 due to a cluster of COVID-19 infections at its...
Thursday 3 June 2021
KYEC to go through rapid COVID-19 tests for all employees
Wafer probing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) confirmed on June 2 that two of its employees stationed at its factory site in Miaoli, northern Taiwan have been infected with COVID-19,...
Wednesday 26 May 2021
Global 200mm fab capacity to grow at record pace, says SEMI
Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are on track to boost 200mm fab capacity by 950,000 wafers, or 17%, from 2020 through 2024 to reach a record high of 6.6 million wafers per month,...
Tuesday 25 May 2021
Pure-play foundries expanding capacity with prepayments from clients
TSMC and other Taiwan-based pure-play foundries intend to carry out their capacity expansion projects cautiously and progressively to avoid the risk of overcapacity.
Friday 21 May 2021
China smartphone AP shipments – 1Q 2021
First-quarter 2021 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 212 million units, maintaining a similar level to the prior quarter and soaring 56.9% from a year ago.
Wednesday 19 May 2021
Chip shortage continues to disrupt auto production
Car OEMs continue to see their production disrupted by the ongoing shortage of related chips and components, with some forced to suspend their output due to chip supply constraints,...
Wednesday 19 May 2021
Chipmakers unlikely to cut back wafer starts at foundries
Fast decelerating handset sales in India and Southeast Asia have prompted China-based brand vendors to consider slashing their chip orders, but fabless chipmakers particularly those...
Tuesday 18 May 2021
Foundries to enjoy gross margin growth
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are expected to enjoy gross margin increases sequentially through the fourth quarter of this year, buoyed by rising wafer ASPs, according to industry...
Monday 17 May 2021
SMIC expects 17-19% revenue increase in 2Q21
China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) expects to post a revenue increase of 17-19% sequentially in the second quarter of 2021, with gross...