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NEWS TAGGED SILICON WAFER
Wednesday 10 August 2022
Silicon wafer, leadframe demand remains strong
Market demand for silicon wafers, IC packaging leadframes, and other related process materials remains strong, and chipmaking materials distributors including Topco Scientific, Wah...
Tuesday 2 August 2022
OSATs see little drive from Chips Act for building US operations
Taiwan's OSATs may not move to set up plants in the US though the US Congress has approved the Chips and Science Act 2022, and instead will carry out capacity expansions at their...
Friday 22 July 2022
Silicon wafer demand remains strong, says GlobalWafers
Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers continues to see strong demand from its chipmaking customers who have yet to revise their LTA contracts, according to company chairperson Doris...
Monday 4 July 2022
TSMC, GlobalWafers play vital role in driving US semiconductor supply
Taiwan's top foundry TSMC and leading silicon wafer vendor GlobalWafers are playing crucial roles in helping the US rebooting its semiconductor supply, with the former constructing...
Wednesday 29 June 2022
China makers keen on expanding capacity for 12-inch silicon wafers
China-based silicon wafer makers are aggressively proceeding with capacity expansions for 12-inch offerings, which is expected to improve the country's semiconductor self-sufficiency,...
Tuesday 28 June 2022
GlobalWafers to build silicon wafer fab in Texas
Taiwan-based global semiconductor silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers has announced plans to build a 300mm silicon wafer fab in Sherman, Texas, which is the first of its kind in the...
Friday 24 June 2022
Taiwan chipmakers face challenge of rising electricity costs, says GlobalWafers
The ever-increasing electricity costs in Taiwan are prompting local chipmakers to diversify their manufacturing bases and no longer view Taiwan as a first-choice option, according...
Friday 24 June 2022
TSMC orders to buoy GPTC, Kinik in 2022
With TSMC ramping up its sub-5nm process and advanced packaging manufacturing capacities, Grand Process Technology (GPTC) and Kinik are both seen the visibility of orders from the...
Wednesday 22 June 2022
GlobalWafers on track to expand silicon wafer capacity
Eyeing promising long-term demand, silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers is on track to carry out its capacity expansion plans, according to company chairperson Doris Hsu.
Monday 6 June 2022
China silicon wafer maker NSIG set to double capacity by 2024
China's National Silicon Industry Group (NSIG) has newly disclosed plans to expand production capacity for 12-inch silicon wafers at a total investment of CNY6.79 billion (US$1.017...
Thursday 5 May 2022
Silicon wafer shipments hit record high in 1Q22, SEMI says
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in the first quarter of 2022 surpassed the previous record high set in the third quarter of 2021, according to SEMI.
Wednesday 4 May 2022
GlobalWafers strikes long-term deals for supply through 2025
GlobalWafers continues to strike long-term deals with customers demanding 8- and 12-inch silicon wafers, and compound wafers through 2025, according to company chairperson Doris Hs...
Thursday 7 April 2022
Silicon wafer suppliers continue to enjoy LTA pull-ins
Silicon wafer suppliers including Sumco and GlobalWafers continue to enjoy strong demand for long-term agreements (LTA) contracts, with order visibility extended to 2024, according...
Thursday 31 March 2022
SMIC says production at Shanghai site unaffected by COVID lockdown
China-based pure-play foundry SMIC has said that production at its manufacturing site in Shanghai, where 8- and 12-inch fabrication lines are operated, remains normal and has not...
Monday 21 March 2022
SK Siltron to ramp up silicon wafer production
SK Siltron, a semiconductor wafer manufacturer affiliated with SK Group, reportedly is planning to invest KRW1 trillion (US$807 million) to expand its silicon wafer production capacity...