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Tuesday 31 October 2023
Chinese foundry gearing up for automotive IC boom
Nexchip Semiconductor, a Chinese mature-node IC foundry, has stepped up its deployment in the automotive IC sector with the opening of a new fab in Hefei specializing in manufacturing...
Thursday 26 October 2023
UMC expects 5% wafer shipment drop in 4Q23
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) anticipates a 5% sequential decline in wafer shipments in the fourth quarter of 2023, with capacity utilization falling to 60–63%...
Wednesday 25 October 2023
SiC manufacturers face challenges replacing 6-inch wafers with 8-inch
The industry's transition from 6-inch to 8-inch silicon carbide (SiC) wafers will face challenges, such as cost, in the short term, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 24 October 2023
Specialty IC foundry VIS reportedly to set up 12-inch fab in Singapore
Vanguard International Manufacturing (VIS), which runs only 8-inch wafer fabs, reportedly plans to set up a 12-inch fab in Singapore for fulfilling mainly automotive related IC ord...
Monday 23 October 2023
6-inch SiC wafer shortage set to reverse in 2024; no longer exclusive to Western IDMs
So far, the compound semiconductor silicon carbide (SiC) has been dominated by European and US integrated device manufacturers (IDMs). The IDM model is considered the niche to develop...
Thursday 19 October 2023
TSMC expects 11% sequential revenue growth in 4Q23
TSMC expects to post revenues of between US$18.8 billion and US$19.6 billion in the fourth quarter of 2023, which is an 11.1% sequential increase at the midpoint. Gross margin and...
Wednesday 18 October 2023
Powerchip reportedly seeks government subsidies for new Japan fab
Pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) is reportedly negotiating subsidies with the Japanese government with regards to the establishment of a new 12-inch...
Tuesday 17 October 2023
TSMC says no plans for investment in Longtan
TSMC has stated that, given the current circumstances, the pure-play foundry will not consider investing in Longtan, northern Taiwan.
Tuesday 17 October 2023
Memory module houses brace for substantial cut in NAND wafer availability
As Samsung Electronics and other chipmakers substantially reduce their NAND flash wafer output, industry sources indicate that memory module manufacturers will have to compete on...
Monday 16 October 2023
SK Hynix System IC encourages staff to take unpaid leave amid weak demand for 8-inch wafer foundry business
Seeing lackluster demand from the consumer electronics market for wafer foundry services, ZDNet Korea reported that SK Hynix System IC, a subsidiary of SK Hynix, is encouraging...
Monday 16 October 2023
IC design houses remain wary about placing orders with foundries
Despite their sales results reflecting a pick-up in customer orders, Taiwan-based IC design houses intend to be cautious when placing orders with their foundry partners, according...
Friday 13 October 2023
Packaging materials demand decelerates
Packaging materials suppliers have seen customers slow down their pace of orders in the fourth quarter, and may encounter a decline in revenue compared to the previous quarter, according...
Wednesday 11 October 2023
Coherent SiC biz to draw investment from Denso, Mitsubishi Electric
Denso and Mitsubishi Electric have agreed to invest an aggregate US$1 billion in Coherent's silicon carbide (SiC) business. The transaction results from the strategic review process...
Wednesday 11 October 2023
TSMC to maintain 2023 outlook despite stronger 3Q
Despite better-than-anticipated third-quarter revenues, TSMC is expected to reiterate its previously stated revenue and capex projections for 2023 at its upcoming investors conference,...
Wednesday 4 October 2023
Topco, UIS deny breaking US sanctions against Huawei
Two Taiwanese companies have dismissed allegations made in a recent media report that they had helped Huawei construct wafer fabs in China.