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Friday 26 January 2024
Chinese silicon wafer suppliers increasing production capacity
The National Silicon Industry Group (NSIG), China's largest domestic silicon wafer maker, and Wafer Works (Shanghai) have been expanding production in China, according to industry...
Wednesday 29 November 2023
Spirox, Southport advance into SiC substrate testing
Spirox and its subsidiary Southport have unveiled a new SiC substrate testing system, which is now being tested in collaboration with customers such as GlobalWafers and Wafer Works...
Friday 30 December 2022
Wafer Works subsidiary applies for listing on Shanghai STAR board
A production subsidiary of Taiwan-based silicon wafer company Wafer Works has submitted an application for its stocks to be listed on the science and technology innovation board (STAR)...
Thursday 8 December 2022
Wafer Works optimistic about industrial and automotive use, plans to build 12-inch wafer fab
Semiconductor wafer fab Wafer Works is positive about the development potential of the industrial and automotive markets and is actively planning to build a 12-inch wafer fab. The...
Thursday 24 November 2022
Automotive clients reducing inventory of components not in short supply
Automakers reportedly are scaling down orders for components which have long been in stable supply or have become more easily available, so as to reduce inventory costs, while some...
Thursday 17 June 2021
Spot market prices for wafer-use polysilicon rise by over 20%
Spot market prices for polysilicon have recently risen by over 20% to US$36-37 per kilogram from the level early this year, but silicon wafer makers will be little affected by the...
Friday 11 December 2020
Six-inch silicon wafer demand ramping up
Taiwan-based silicon wafer manufacturers including GlobalWafers and Wafer Works have seen orders for 6-inch wafers ramp up and fill their factory capacities, according to industry...
Tuesday 24 November 2020
Demand for 8-inch and smaller silicon wafers rebounds
Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer makers, mainly GlobalWafers, Formosa Sumco Technology (FST) and Wafer Works, have seen demand for 8-inch and smaller models sharply rebound since...
Tuesday 24 November 2020
Eight-inch foundry quotes to rise up to 40% in 2021
Pure-play foundries including Globalfoundries, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have raised their 8-inch foundry quotes by 10-15% in the...
Wednesday 2 September 2020
China makers gearing up SiC substrate production for EVs
China is aggressively building its own SiC components supply chain for EV and other emerging applications, and as many as 14 makers are engaged in the development and production of...
Friday 3 July 2020
SiC wafer in robust demand for EV applications
The supply of SiC wafers may become insufficient to satisfy demand for electric vehicles (EV) in the near future, prompting Taiwan-based silicon wafer makers including GlobalWafers,...
Thursday 9 April 2020
GlobalWafers posts on-year revenue decline in 1Q20
Silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers has reported consolidated revenues fell 13.3% on year to NT$13.515 billion (US$448.7 million) in the first quarter of 2020.
Wednesday 26 June 2019
Wafer Works to build 12-inch low-resistivity silicon wafer line
Taiwan-based Wafer Works plans to build up its production capacity for 12-inch low-resistivity silicon wafers, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 8 May 2019
GlobalWafers posts record 1Q19 profit
Silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers saw its net profit increase 3.8% sequentially and 39% on year to a record high of NT$3.86 billion (US$124.9 million) in the first quarter of...
Wednesday 13 March 2019
Oversupply fears emerge in silicon wafer market
The silicon wafer market will likely become oversupplied later in the first quarter of 2019, and the situation may worsen in the following quarter, according to a report by Taiwan's...
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