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Wednesday 17 August 2022
Chinese IC industry counts on chiplet to mitigate US sanctions
As US sanctions continue to intensify, China's semiconductor industry has been looking for ways to bypass the curbs. Chiplet, a modular approach of chip design that integrates multiple...
Wednesday 17 August 2022
Foundries see IC design houses scale back orders for 4Q22
Foundries particularly second- and third-tier players continue to see their fabless clients scale back orders that will drag down further their fab capacity utilization in the fourth...
Tuesday 16 August 2022
Taiwan IC design service companies expect limited impact from new US export bans on China
Taiwan-based ASIC and SoC design service providers, with many engaged in the development of China's homegrown chips and processors, expect limited impacts from tougher US controls...
Monday 15 August 2022
No need for TSMC to take side between US and China: Q&A with Richard Thurston
The Chips and Science Act 2022 signed by US president Joe Biden on August 9 is seen as an important move to boost US competitiveness in the face of a "sputnik moment" with China....
Monday 15 August 2022
WLCSP specialist Xintec on track to expand capacity
Taiwan-based Xintec, a WLCSP (wafer level chip scale package) specialist under TSMC, has approved a capital expense of NT$2.5 billion (US$83.33 million) to expand capacity at existing...
Friday 12 August 2022
Falling demand and US sanctions leave marks on SMIC's earnings report
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) has posted its earnings report for 2Q22, showing a 41.6% YoY revenue growth reaching US$1.9 billion. Gross profit was US$750...
Friday 12 August 2022
Uncertainty remains about iPhone demand between 4Q22 and 1Q23
Chipmakers have kicked off shipments for the upcoming iPhones slated for launch in September, but uncertainty remains whether the shipments will continue to see strong momentum between...
Thursday 11 August 2022
Taiwan IC test interface vendors quitting iPhone AP supply chain
Taiwan's IC test interface solutions providers including Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (CHPT) and WinWay Technology reportedly may almost fully retreat from the supply chain for iPhone...
Thursday 11 August 2022
TSMC posts record July revenue
TSMC saw its July revenue hit a record high of NT$186.76 billion (US$6.23 billion), with revenue for the first seven months of 2022 rising 41% from a year ago to NT$1.21 trillion.
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...
Wednesday 10 August 2022
Qualcomm sub-7nm chip orders boost TSMC sales
Sub-7nm chip orders from Qualcomm, in addition to Apple's, will drive TSMC's revenue growth in the second half of 2022 despite inventory corrections taking place at some major customers,...
Tuesday 9 August 2022
South Korea enters 'Chips 4' preliminary meetings, but not without conditions
After weeks of ambiguity, South Korea has taken further steps toward the US-initiated "Chip 4," informing Washington its decision to join the preliminary meeting of the alliance due...
Tuesday 9 August 2022
TSMC to see Apple orders generate over NT$500 billion in 2022
TSMC is expected to see chip orders placed by Apple generate more than NT$500 billion (US$16.6 billion) in 2022 when the pure-play foundry will see its revenue top NT$2 trillion,...
Monday 8 August 2022
TSMC's future R&D initiatives revealed in VLSI Symposium
The world's largest semiconductor foundry service provider, TSMC, shared innovations beyond its current roadmaps to illustrate technology innovation at system and product level, and...