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  • TSMC sees revenue per wafer surge

    Thursday 4 March 2021
    TSMC was the only pure-play foundry manufacturing ICs using both 7nm and 5nm process nodes, which boosted its overall revenue per wafer significantly in 2020, according to IC Insig...
  • Automotive memory demand promising

    Wednesday 3 March 2021
    Memory chipmakers and related controller suppliers have stepped up their deployments in the automotive field, looking to grasp new business opportunities.
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    Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is looking to further grow its mature process business segment, after receiving US licenses to import equipment and materials for...
  • qualcomm
    Qualcomm reportedly has extended the delivery lead times for its mobile chips as the global semiconductor supply chain remains under pressure amid tight capacity, according to industry...
  • kioxia
    Kioxia held a groundbreaking ceremony for a semiconductor fabrication facility, dubbed Fab 7, at its factory site in Yokkaichi, Japan on February 24. The facility will be dedicated...
  • tsmc
    As of December 2020, only TSMC was among the wafer capacity leaders in each of the main wafer size categories ranked by IC Insights. The Taiwan-based foundry had the most 200mm wafer...
  • IDMs may evaluate more outsourcing

    Tuesday 23 February 2021
    IDM vendors may consider outsourcing more of their production starting 2022, with Taiwan-based contract chipmakers being among the beneficiaries, according to industry sources.
  • Fourth%2Dquarter+2020+smartphone+AP+shipments+to+China%2Dbased+vendors+amounted+to+211%2E6+million+units
    Fourth-quarter 2020 smartphone AP shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 211.6 million units, up 9.9% quarter-over-quarter and 7.7% year-over-year.
  • China remains largest IC market

    Monday 22 February 2021
    China became the largest IC market in the world in 2005 and has continued to grow in size since then. In 2020, China's IC market increased to US$143.4 billion, a 9% gain from US$131.3...
  • wd
    Kioxia and Western Digital jointly announced they have developed their sixth-generation, 162-layer 3D flash memory technology.
  • nxp
    The impact of winter storms that struck the US state of Texas could be significant on the world's supply of certain semiconductors, including high-end NOR flash and chips demanding...
  • TSMC could set up fab in Europe

    Thursday 18 February 2021
    TSMC could set up an advanced wafer fab in Europe, where demand for leading-edge chip fabrication is promising, according to industry observers.
  • wafer
    The top-5 wafer capacity leaders saw their combined installed capacity represent 54% of total global wafer capacity in December 2020, according to IC Insights. In 2009, the top-10...
  • TSMC+ecosystem+partners+are+set+to+enjoy+strong+1Q21
    TSMC's ecosystem partners based in Taiwan are expected to post strong sales results for the first quarter of 2021, as well as the entire year, buoyed by brisk demand for chips fabricated...
  • Political pressure challenging TSMC

    Monday 8 February 2021
    TSMC is believed to have been under political pressure to set up an advanced wafer fab locally in the US in the wake of the US-China trade war. The pure-play foundry has also come...
  • Notebook chips in tight supply

    Thursday 4 February 2021
    The supply of notebook-use chips including display driver ICs, power management chips and audio codecs chips continues to fall short of demand in the first quarter of 2021 despite...
  • eris
    Diode maker Eris Technology is poised to obtain from Lite-On Semiconductor automotive diode production equipment which has been acquired by Eris' largest shareholder Diodes, and will...
  • wafer
    Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 5% in 2020, when revenue remained unchanged from 2019 at US$11.17 billion, according to SEMI.
  • Backend house Xintec expects strong 1Q21

    Wednesday 3 February 2021
    TSMC-invested backend house Xintec expects to enjoy a particularly strong first-quarter 2021 and stable revenue and profit increases for the entire year, thanks to brisk wafer-level...
  • VIS raises 2021 capex

    Wednesday 3 February 2021
    Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has budgeted NT$5.1 billion (US$182.33 million) in capex for 2021, up from the NT$3.54 billion allocated last year.
  • chip
    With major Taiwan-based foundries expressing their supply commitments to their automotive customers, fabless chipmakers particularly second-tier players have expressed concerns about...
  • DDR3 prices to rise 40-50% in 2021

    Monday 1 February 2021
    DDR3 prices are expected to rise 40-50% in 2021, according to industry sources who estimated previously a slower 30% increase.
  • UMC+expects+wafer+shipments+and+ASPs+to+rise+in+1Q21
    Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its net profits exceed NT$10 billion (US$357.1 million) in the fourth quarter, with profits for 2020 reaching a 14-year high of...
  • gudeng
    Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer specializing in mask solutions and wafer handling tools, has expressed optimism that its...
  • GlobalWafers+raises+bid+to+acquire+Siltronic
    GlobalWafers has announced that the price for its tender offer to all Siltronic shareholders has been increased to EUR145 (US$176.53) per share.
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