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Thursday 19 May 2022
TI breaks ground on 300mm wafer fabs in Texas
Texas Instruments (TI) has disclosed it has broken ground on its new 300mm semiconductor wafer fabrication plants in Sherman, Texas.
Thursday 19 May 2022
Renesas to reopen Kofu factory as 300mm wafer fab dedicated for power semiconductors
Renesas Electronics has announced plans to reopen its Kofu factory located in Kai City, Yamanashi Prefecture as a 300mm wafer fab capable of manufacturing power semiconductors. The...
Wednesday 18 May 2022
SMIC, Hua Hong show mixed business outlook for 2Q22
China's top foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) has estimated the Shanghai lockdown could reduce its production by 5% in the second quarter, while another...
Wednesday 18 May 2022
DNeX and Foxconn subsidiary to build and operate 12-inch wafer fab plant in Malaysia
Dagang NeXchange Berhad (DNeX) and Big Innovation Holdings (BIH), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn), plan to set up a joint venture company to build...
Monday 16 May 2022
SMIC no longer discloses revenue by process nodes
China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported first-quater 2022 sales, but omitted a revenue breakdown by manufacturing process nodes...
Thursday 12 May 2022
PWM IC firms expect more available 8-inch fab capacities in 2023
With their bigger peers transitioning to 12-inch wafer manufacturing, Taiwan-based power management IC (PWM IC) suppliers expect more 8-inch fab capacities to be available to satisfy...
Monday 9 May 2022
VIS expects another quarter of record revenue
Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to post revenue of between NT$15.2 billion (US$511.8 million) and NT$15.6 billion in the second quarter of...
Thursday 5 May 2022
Silicon wafer shipments hit record high in 1Q22, SEMI says
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in the first quarter of 2022 surpassed the previous record high set in the third quarter of 2021, according to SEMI.
Wednesday 4 May 2022
GCS eyeing gains from investment in Unikorn Semiconductor
Pure-play compound semiconductor wafer foundry Global Communication Semiconductors (GCS) expects to start generating gains from its investment in Unikorn Semiconductor, a compound...
Friday 29 April 2022
Korean 8-inch wafer fabs enjoy robust growths
South Korea's contract chipmakers SK Hynix System IC and DB HiTek last year reported robust profit growths, as 8-inch fab capacity, once neglected a few years ago, has come back to...
Friday 29 April 2022
China firms eyeing close partnerships with TSMC
Xiaomi, Oppo, Bitmain Technologies, and AI processor startup Horizon Robotics are all eyeing close partnerships with TSMC to satisfy their growing demand, particularly that for sub-5nm...
Thursday 28 April 2022
UMC sees gross margin top 40% in 1Q22
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its gross margin climb to 43.4% in the first quarter of 2022, which beat its guidance given earlier this year, buoyed by fully-utilized...
Wednesday 27 April 2022
Denso, USJC team up for automotive power semiconductors
Denso and United Semiconductor Japan (USJC), a subsidiary of Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (UMC), have announced they will partner to manufacture automotive power semiconduc...
Wednesday 27 April 2022
ASML capacity ramp to buoy its Taiwan-based partners
ASML has disclosed plans to expand production capacity for both its EUV and deep-UV systems by 2025, and the lithography tool vendor is on track to ship 55 sets of EUV systems in...
Wednesday 27 April 2022
Pure-play foundries see automotive chip orders continue ramping up
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries continue to see orders for automotive semiconductors ramp up while stepping up their capacity expansion pace, according to industry sources.