Wednesday 11 October 2023
Taiwanese firms' role in Huawei chip fab sparks controversy amid geopolitical tensions
Recent foreign media revelations have named United Integrated Services, L&K Engineering, Topco Scientific, and Cica-Huntek Chemical Technology Taiwan as contributors to the construction...
Monday 2 October 2023
SDC set to supply most panels for i15 Pro Max; folded zoom module sees yield rate improvement
Within Apple's iPhone 15 series, the flagship model iPhone 15 Pro Max has the largest planned production volume. Thus, its supply chain is receiving attention. It's expected that,...
Friday 14 July 2023
With reported improvements in 3/4nm yield rates, Samsung sees increased possibility of customers returning
Recently, Samsung Electronics has been catching up in terms of advanced wafer foundry process technology. As its 3/4nm yield rates gradually improve, the South Korean industry expects...
Tuesday 9 May 2023
LGD, SDC see rising capacity utilization for OLED TV panels
South Korea's major panel makers LG Display (LGD) and Samsung Display (SDC) have seen their OLED panel capacity utilization rising significantly since February on strong order momentum...
Thursday 27 April 2023
Customers remain hesitant about more advanced processes; academia needs to solve cost and yield rate issues
Although TSMC's 3nm process has already achieved mass production, its capacity utilization rate is not yet filled. Chen Liang-chia, a distinguished professor of the mechanical engineering...
Tuesday 18 April 2023
Samsung sees 12-inch fab capacity utilization rise to 90% on stable 5/4nm process yields
Samsung Electronics has seen its 12-inch wafer fab capacity utilization rise to 90% in the second quarter from 80% registered a quarter earlier, driven by stable 5/4nm process performance...
Thursday 16 March 2023
Production yield matters for GaN applications and penetration
The application benefits are getting clear for third-generation compound semiconductor GaN (gallium nitride) as it is increasingly adopted for charging piles, in-vehicle DC-DC power...
Wednesday 4 January 2023
Samsung said to use high-end EUV pellicles to stabilize 3nm yield
Samsung Electronics reportedly will incorporate the latest EUV mask pellicles with a light transmittance rate of over 90% into its 3nm process for yield improvement, with the pellicles...
Thursday 28 July 2022
SK Hynix posts record 2Q22 sales but sees challenges ahead
SK Hynix has reported record-high sales for the second quarter of 2022 but warned of a slow second half of the year for the memory market.
Monday 4 July 2022
Samsung 3nm GAA commercialization signifies paradigm shift in transistor architecture
The most important significance of Samsung Electronics recently commercializing its 3nm GAA (gate-all-around) process technology lies in leading the paradigm shift of next-generation...
Monday 27 June 2022
Competition poised to heat up in 3-horse race for 3/2nm processes
Foundry market competitions among TSMC, Samsung Electronics and Intel will heat up significantly as they are advancing to 3/2nm manufacturing nodes, and it seems that Samsung will...
Thursday 19 May 2022
Macroblock expects 2-digit sales growth in 2Q22
LED driver IC design house Macroblock expects to post a double-digit sequential revenue increase with high gross margin in the second quarter of 2022, driven by robust demand for...
Thursday 28 April 2022
SK Hynix sees profits more than double in 1Q22
SK Hynix has reported operating profits jumped 116% from a year earlier to KRW2.86 trillion (US$2.26 billion) in the first quarter of 2022 when revenue climbed 43% on year to KRW12.16...
Thursday 2 December 2021
Will Samsung 3nm GAA process win over major TSMC clients?
Samsung Electronics has been actively pursuing 3nm GAA chip orders, with speculation that AMD and Qualcomm could be among the first customers of its newer foundry process technology...
Friday 26 November 2021
Shortage of ABF substrates for notebook processors to widen in 2022
In the notebook processor supply chain, ABF substrates will be among certain components that will see shortage widen in 2022, which may tighten supply of notebook processors affecting...
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