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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...
Tuesday 26 February 2019
China firm reportedly recalls faulty 6-inch silicon wafers
A batch of 6-inch silicon wafers has been recalled recently by a China-based company due to concerns about quality, according industry sources.
Friday 18 January 2019
TSMC to renegotiate prices with wafer suppliers
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has disclosed its intention of renegotiating prices with its silicon wafer suppliers aiming to cut the foundry's manufacturing cos...
Thursday 8 November 2018
Wafer Works net profits hike
Silicon wafer supplier Wafer Works saw its net profits surge 48% sequentially to NT$683 million (US$22.3 million) in the third quarter. Profits for the first three quarters of 2018...
Tuesday 6 November 2018
China crystal-growing furnace makers eyeing semiconductor sector
China-based crystal-growing furnace makers who have long been focusing on the PV industry, have developed tools looking to build their presence in the semiconductor sector, according...
Friday 26 October 2018
Wafer Works opens new plant in China
Silicon wafer supplier Wafer Works has held an opening ceremony on October 26 for its new plant in Zhengzhou, China dedicated to producing 8-inch wafers.