The following 10 most-read articles in semiconductors 2022 provide the best semiconductor industry outlook for the year. The US-China competition in semiconductors heightened after US president Joe Biden signed CHIPS Act into law on August 9, 2022. Geopolitical tension is reshaping the world landscape of semiconductor supply chains. How China plans to achieve chip self-sufficiency always steals the limelight.Join our mailing list!
Indian natural resources conglomerate Vedanta will invest in manufacturing 28nm to 65nm semiconductor chips because this is the range for which it sees local demand.
Taiwan-based OSATs with manufacturing sites in China, such as King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and ASE Group, have quietly ramped up their capacity supports for China-based clients including HiSilicon, Oppo, and Unisoc, according to industry sources.
A TechInsight report disclosed in July 2022 that Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) had been shipping 7nm chips made with 14nm equipment for the MinerVa Bitcoin Miner SoC for a year.
Capacity utilization rates for TSMC's 7nm process platform and its process variants N6, N7 have fallen below 50%, according to industry sources.
The US government has started to expand the ban on semiconductor equipment exports to China to include equipment under 14nm processing nodes and memory manufacturing tools in August.
The ongoing and escalating trade tensions between the US and China, and China's push for IC self-sufficiency, have made Taiwan-based semiconductor equipment makers among the largest beneficiaries, according to industry sources.
Huawei has confirmed in a posting on its website reports about its breakthrough in making a light source component used in EUV lithography systems which are required for making high-end processors on sub-10 nm nodes.
According to BusinessKorea reports, for the first time, Apple is buying 3D NAND memory chips from China's YMTC, making it a supplier of components for iPhone 14, which was just launched in its Far Out Event on September 7.
Chinese semiconductor firms are moving at full throttle to purchase as many semiconductor equipment and materials as possible from abroad as the US is expected to take tougher measures against the China semiconductor industry.
TSMC's former R&D heavyweight Shang-Yi Chiang unexpectedly appeared at the recent annual Hon Hai Tech Day (HHTD) and participated in three forums, sparking speculation about whether he may assist Hon Hai Technology (Foxconn) in semiconductor development.