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  • Macronix+chairman+Miin+Wu
    Speculation circulated recently that Macronix International had been approached by Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) about a potential tie-up in the semiconductor business,...
  • UMC+Xiamen+operation+to+remain+unprofitable
    Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its fab operation in Xiamen, China to remain unprofitable in 2018 due to insufficient economies of scale.
  • Demand+for+mature+ICs+is+filling+8%2Dinch+fab+capacity
    Taiwan-based IC design houses have expressed caution about their gross margin performance in the second half of 2018, as they will encounter rising costs including higher quotes asked...
  • Second%2Dtier+IC+foundries+based+in+China+and+Taiwan+are+planning+to+hike+quotes+for+8%2Dinch+capacity
    Second-tier IC foundries based in China and Taiwan are planning to hike quotes for 8-inch capacity by 20-30% in the third quarter of 2018, according to sources in the Taiwan IC design...
  • wafer
    Pure-play foundries in China and Taiwan intend to encourage their fabless firms to transition to 12-inch wafer manufacturing as their 8-inch fab capacity has been extremely tight,...
  • SMIC 1Q18 revenues miss guidance

    Thursday 10 May 2018
    China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported revenues for the first quarter of 2018 reached US$831 million, up 5.6% sequentially and...
  • VIS+enjoys+a+particularly+strong+1Q18
    Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) will continue expanding production capacity at its 8-inch fabs, and is still evaluating the feasibility of building 12-inch production lines,...
  • Strong demand for Internet of Things (IoT) related chips is filling China- and Taiwan-based pure-play foundries' 8-inch fab capacities, according to industry sources.
  • UMC profits hit 9-quarter high

    Thursday 26 October 2017
    Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported net profits of NT$3.47 billion (US$114.9 million) for the third quarter of 2017, up 65.5% sequentially and hitting a nine-quarter...
  • Fujitsu Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor have announced an agreement that ON Semi will purchase a 30% incremental share of Fujitsu's 8-inch wafer fab in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, resulting...
  • qualcomm
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to grab 70-80% of the total orders for Qualcomm's new-generation power management ICs (PWM IC), according to industry...
  • Specialty foundry TowerJazz, Tacoma Technology, and Tacoma (Nanjing) Semiconductor Technology have announced that TowerJazz has received a first payment of US$18 million, rendering...
  • Leading+MCU+suppliers+have+recently+extended+delivery+lead+times+for+32%2Dbit+MCUs
    STMicroelectronics has extended delivery lead times for 32-bit MCUs due to strong demand, according to industry sources. The MCU vendor has also informed its customers that it plans...
  • Installed 8-inch (200mm) fab capacity has increased since 2009, and will reach close to 5.4 million wafers per month (wpm) by the end of 2017, according to SEMI. By 2020, 200mm capacity...
  • Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is looking to expand its 8-inch fabs, and has approached several memory makers to buy their second-hand equipment,...
  • VIS mulling fab tools purchases

    Friday 31 March 2017
    Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is considering acquiring production equipment from its fellow foundry companies, according to the Taiwan-based 8-inch IC foundry.
  • Taiwan-based silicon wafer supplier Wafer Works is expected to start operating its new plant in Zhengzhou, China which will be dedicated to producing 8-inch wafers in the first quarter...
  • China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is engaged in growing its presence in the Internet of Things (IoT) field, with its enhanced mature technology...
  • Eight-inch wafer fabs in China and Taiwan are running at full capacity driven by brisk demand for smartphone-use ICs including fingerprint-recognition sensors, LCD driver ICs and...
  • IC foundries will continue to see a pull-in of orders for fingerprint-recognition sensor chips to fill their 8-inch fab capacity in 2017, according to industry sources. Meanwhile,...
  • Hua Hong Semiconductor is already engaged in the R&D of its third-generation super-junction MOSFET process platform, which will be introduced to the market globally in the first...
  • Wafer Works to set up 8-inch fab in China

    Wednesday 21 December 2016
    The Shanghai subsidiary of silicon wafer supplier Wafer Works plans to expand its capital by CNY700 million (US$102 million) by selling new shares to a Henan-based industrial development...
  • Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has started building a 12-inch IC production line at its manufacturing site in Shenzhen, which will be the very first 12-inch fab...
  • Installed 200mm fab capacity has increased since 2009. By 2020, capacity is expected to reach 5.5 million wafers per month (wpm), although this is still less than the 2007 peak, according...
  • The government-sponsored Shanghai Industrial Technology Research Institute (SITRI) has its 8-inch wafer fab targeted specifically at the manufacture of MEMS parts with volume production...
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