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Wednesday 18 January 2023
Foundries see stable demand for 22/28nm, 40nm process manufacturing
Fabless chipmakers' demand for 22/28nm and 40nm process nodes has been relatively stable compared with other processes, since a variety of end-market applications require these processes,...
Monday 9 January 2023
Foundries manage to resist despite client calls for price reduction
In response to rapid market downturn since mid-2022, there have been market rumors that foundries in Taiwan have revised their quotes downward quarter by quarter. However, the reality...
Friday 6 January 2023
Foundries exploring ways to keep fab utilization high
Pure-play foundries are looking for ways to keep their fab utilization rates high, such as providing more warehouse space for fabless clients - functioning as a "wafer bank", according...
Friday 9 December 2022
US, Taiwan IC design houses cutting wafer starts at China foundries
US and Taiwan-based fabless chipmakers have increasingly moved to scale down wafer starts at China-based foundries, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 6 December 2022
Realtek sees November revenue fall to 21-month low
Network IC specialist Realtek Semiconductor has reported revenue fell 9.8% sequentially and 20.6% on year to a 21-month low of NT$7.3 billion (US$239.3 million) in November 2022.
Thursday 1 December 2022
IC design houses expect foundry quotes to be negotiable
With foundries seeing a drop in capacity utilization rates, fabless chip clients expect foundries, particularly second- and third-tier ones, to become less firm on their contract...
Thursday 1 December 2022
Taiwan fabless chipmakers conservative about 2023 prospects
With the demand slowdown worsening in China, many Taiwan-based IC design houses are cautious about their market prospects for 2023, according to sources at foundries.
Tuesday 22 November 2022
GaN Systems maintains close ties with foundries, OSATs
Canada-based GaN Systems, which specializes in gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors, is teaming up with first-tier foundries, OSATs, and IDMs to seize opportunities in emerging...
Monday 14 November 2022
DDI supplier FocalTech swings to loss in 3Q22
Display driver IC specialist FocalTech Systems swung to net loss of NT$2.77 billion (US$88.8 million) in the third quarter of 2022 from profits in the prior quarter and a year ago,...
Wednesday 9 November 2022
OSATs cautious in dealing with LTA violations by fabless clients
Taiwan's OSATs are increasingly cautious about whether or how to collect punitive payments from IC design houses violating capacity utilization agreements, as jointly tiding over...
Wednesday 9 November 2022
Generalplus sees 32-bit MCU shipments continue rising
Generalplus Technology continues to see its 32-bit MCU shipments ramp up despite a slowdown in shipments of its consumer MCU offerings, according to the fabless chipmaker.
Tuesday 8 November 2022
Fitipower sees pull-in of short lead-time orders for TVs
Display driver IC specialist Fitipower Integrated Technology, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group, has enjoyed a pull-in of short lead-time orders for TVs to support its sales performance...
Tuesday 8 November 2022
Fabless firms clearing inventories aggressively
Since the latter part of the third quarter, Taiwan-based IC design houses, including first-tier players, have become aggressive in clearing on-hand inventories by slashing orders...
Monday 7 November 2022
Foundry, backend houses see capacity utilization fall further on more LTA cancellations
In response to sharp order cuts by downstream clients, an increasing number of smaller IC designers in Taiwan, especially those focusing more on PC-related chip solutions, have canceled...
Thursday 3 November 2022
DDI backend firms see warehouses filled with 'wafer bank'
Display driver IC (DDI) backend specialists are finding their warehouses filled with "wafer bank" inventories from fabless chipmaker customers that are keeping their inventory at...