Monday 2 October 2023
Silicon wafer maker Sumco estimated 30% YoY decrease in annual profits; 2024 demand still sluggish
Japanese silicon wafer manufacturer Sumco estimated that the trend of sluggish market conditions leading to a downturn in silicon wafer demand will continue until 2024. Sumco's operating...
Monday 2 October 2023
TSMC sees utilization rates improving
TSMC has seen utilization rates recover, with sales expected to continue improving in the fourth quarter of 2024, according to industry sources.
Thursday 21 September 2023
Yangtze Memory reportedly exploring Chinese alternatives to US-made equipment components
Chinese NAND flash memory maker Yangtze Memory is reportedly strengthening ties with domestic equipment providers to supplant US-made equipment parts and components in its manufacturing...
Thursday 21 September 2023
Taiwan sees 12-inch wafer fab donation to support startup chip tape-out
Taiwan's National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) held a a press conference to announce the Taiwan Chip-based Industrial Innovation Program (Taiwan CbI) on September 20. One...
Wednesday 20 September 2023
Global 200mm fabs to reach record high capacity by 2026, says SEMI
Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are projected to increase 200mm fab capacity by 14% from 2023 through 2026, adding 12 new 200mm fabs as the industry reaches a record high of...
Monday 18 September 2023
DRAM prices may rise moderately in 4Q23, with DDR5 to lead the rally
NAND wafer prices have been on the rise since the start of the third quarter, and NAND flash suppliers are expected to initiate price increases starting in the fourth quarter thanks...
Friday 15 September 2023
GaAs makers eyeing aerospace, military and satellite communications opportunities
Taiwanese gallium arsenide (GaAs) manufacturers are looking to capitalize on prospects in aerospace, defense, and satellite communications, according to industry sources.
Monday 11 September 2023
With heterogeneous integration technology constantly evolving, EVG sheds lights on hybrid bonding and NIL trends
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is driving demand for servers, high-end chips, and advanced packaging, with 3D chips as a potential star in next-generation advanced packaging technology...
Wednesday 6 September 2023
Chipmakers should brace for mounting costs, says GlobalWafers chairperson
The division of labor in the semiconductor industry is advantageous for cost reduction. However, geopolitical hazards have increased in recent years, prompting countries to pursue...
Tuesday 5 September 2023
IC design houses cautious about placing new orders for wafer starts
Taiwan-based IC design houses tend to exercise caution when it comes to initiating new orders for wafer starts, due to concerns regarding the current demand situation, according to...
Tuesday 5 September 2023
Nextin invests US$200M to produce wafer inspection tools in China
Nextin, a semiconductor inspection solution provider based in South Korea, decided to invest US$200 million to set up operations in Wuxi, Jiangsu province, to expand its China market...
Tuesday 5 September 2023
Hua Hsu Silicon Materials gearing up for SiC wafer output expansion
Hua Hsu Silicon Materials, a Gigastorage subsidiary, expects to begin volume production of silicon carbide (SiC) epitaxy in September and aims to boost its annual output for SiC wafers...
Friday 1 September 2023
Why TSMC sees more trouble than Samsung in US fab projects
TSMC has encountered difficulties building its advanced wafer fab in the US, sparking concerns over the prospects of the Taiwanese foundry house's overseas expansions in terms of...
Friday 25 August 2023
VPEC enters supply chain for AI datacenters
Epitaxy wafer maker Visual Photonic Epitaxy (VPEC) has entered the supply chains for AI datacenters and expects revenue from the sector to increase significantly in 2023.
Thursday 24 August 2023
Hiwin bracing for likely ECFA tariff privilege cancellation by China
China is likely to revoke certain preferential tariff rates granted to Taiwanese products covered by the cross-straits Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA), including automation...