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Monday 26 February 2024
NSTC allocates NT$20 billion to support infrastructure for 12-inch chip equipment donated by chipmaker
The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) has earmarked NT$20 billion (US$631.51 million) from the budget for the "Taiwan Chip-based Industrial Innovation Program" to bolster...
Monday 26 February 2024
SK Siltron receives conditional commitment from DOE for US$544 million loan
SK Siltron CSS, a silicon carbide (SiC) wafer production company, recently announced that it has obtained a conditional loan commitment from the US Department of Energy (DOE) for...
Friday 23 February 2024
Foxconn adopts the 'system foundry' business model
Hon Hai Technology (Foxconn) is transitioning to a "solutions" provider rather than an electronics and semiconductor manufacturer. The firm said it is moving toward a "system foundry"...
Wednesday 21 February 2024
Samsung tells suppliers 'automate or else...'
Samsung Electronics is promoting the automation of semiconductor packaging and testing production.
Tuesday 20 February 2024
Intel rising: Intel squares up to TSMC, underestimates Samsung
Intel will hold its first Wafer Fabrication Services Conference (IFS Direct Connect 2024) in San Jose, California, on February 21.
Tuesday 20 February 2024
TSMC on track to move 2nm process to risk production in 4Q24
TSMC is on track to move 2nm process technology to risk production at its new fab on the Baoshan campus of the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) in northern Taiwan in the fourth quarter...
Monday 19 February 2024
Shin-Etsu and Sumco continue to see high wafer fab inventories
Shin-Etsu and Sumco, both major silicon wafer manufacturers in Japan, stated that customers still hold a significant amount of silicon wafer inventory, indicating it will take some...
Friday 16 February 2024
SMIC's bold expansions spark concerns about potential mature-process overcapacity
Foreign media outlets have raised concerns over Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation's (SMIC) ambitious mature process capacity expansion plans, warning of potential...
Friday 16 February 2024
Samsung hopes 2nm AP orders from Qualcomm can be key to overtaking TSMC
Qualcomm has reportedly commissioned Samsung Electronics to develop a trial product for its 2nm application processor (AP). Although mass production still has a considerable way to...
Wednesday 7 February 2024
TSMC posts over 20% revenue surge in January
TSMC has reported revenue climbed 22.4% sequentially to NT$215.79 billion (US$6.88 billion) in January 2024.
Tuesday 6 February 2024
China SiC capabilities push means global competition: Q&A with SAS chairperson Doris Hsu (II)
With the government's support, Chinese companies have scaled the silicon carbide (SiC) segment and secured partnerships with some international IDMs. In the second part of an interview...
Monday 5 February 2024
VIS expects 6-8% wafer shipment drop in 1Q24
Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), a Taiwan-based 8-inch IC foundry, expects a 6-8% sequential wafer shipment decline in the first quarter of 2024 with about flat ASP grow...
Thursday 1 February 2024
UMC expects 5% wafer ASP drop in 1Q24
Pure-play Foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) anticipates a 2-3% sequential increase in wafer shipments in the first quarter of 2024, while wafer ASPs would decrease by 5% quarter...
Tuesday 30 January 2024
512Gb flash wafer price expected to turn profitable in 2Q24
As major memory manufacturers controlled production, market prices have continued to rise over the past six months. Due to low utilization rates at brand manufacturers, industry experts...
Tuesday 30 January 2024
WSJ: White House to announce billions in subsidies for TSMC, Intel in March
US President Joe Biden is expected to officially announce subsidies amounting to billions of dollars to major semiconductor manufacturers on March 7, according to the Wall Street...