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Tuesday 27 July 2021
Taiwan compound semiconductor output value surges 26% in 1H21
The output value of Taiwan's compound semiconductor industry grew 26.4% on year to NT$36 billion (US$1.28 billion) in the first half of 2021, according to statistics compiled by the...
Tuesday 27 July 2021
New TSMC fab in Germany could work closely with local car supply chain
A new TSMC fab in Germany could be the final piece of the puzzle for Europe's car industry supply chain, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 27 July 2021
SEMICON Taiwan 2021 to hold online technology forums in September
SEMICON Taiwan 2021 has announced that starting from September, five online technology forums will be held as a prelude to its physical exhibition, which has been rescheduled to December...
Monday 26 July 2021
Highlights of the day: TSMC mulls more overseas fabs
TSMC is evaluating the feasibility of building more fabs overseas fabs, including Germany, according to the foundry...
Monday 26 July 2021
TSMC in early stage talks over new German fab possibility
TSMC is in the early stages of discussions with clients over the feasibility of setting up a new fab in Germany, chairman Mark Liu told shareholders at the company's annual general...
Monday 26 July 2021
PCB shipments for high-end car applications to rise notably in 2H21
Taiwan's automotive PCB makers are expected to significantly ramp up their shipments in the second half of the year as car chip shortages are improving along with a notable surge...
Friday 23 July 2021
Automotive IC IDMs in talks with OSATs about demand in 2022
First-tier automotive IC IDMs in the US, Japan and Europe have reportedly approached OSATs including ASE Technology, Powertech Technology (PTI) and Greatek Electronics to book backend...
Friday 23 July 2021
TSMC ramping up output for automotive chips
TSMC will be ramping up its output for automotive chips through 2022, as the foundry has struck multiple contracts set to be fulfilled next year, according to sources at fabless ch...
Thursday 22 July 2021
Top chips makers reluctant to respond to India grants
In light of the global semiconductor demand surges and chip companies looking to avoid the risks from the trade war and supply chain storage, the India government has recently provided...
Thursday 22 July 2021
China AI, HPC chip developers step up pace of orders
China-based AI and HPC chip developers have quietly stepped up their pace of orders demanding advanced-node manufacturing at TSMC, according to industry sources.
Thursday 22 July 2021
Apple, carmakers vying for more ICs
Apple has stepped up its chip purchases for the upcoming iPhones, while first-tier automotive component vendors in the supply chains of carmakers in Japan are also vying for more...
Thursday 22 July 2021
Smartphone AP suppliers begin a new round of competition in 2H21
Brand vendors of 5G smartphones have started building component inventory for their new models for the second half of 2021, but prices of AP solutions are facing difficulties to increase,...
Wednesday 21 July 2021
TSMC dossier (10): Prepare for rainy days and never slack off
According to the ancient Chinese thinker Zhuangzi, persistence on building up competence over time is the only way to earn people's trust. Taiwan, with a small population of less...
Wednesday 21 July 2021
China vendors re-adopt ToF cameras for new flagship handsets
While Apple is expected to have at least its new iPhone Pro series for 2021 feature ToF-based LiDAR scanners, some Android handset vendors including China's Honor are poised to resume...
Tuesday 20 July 2021
TSMC dossier (9): New frontier of customer relation
Many years ago, a friend of mine in the industry told me a joke about customer relationships in the foundry sector. He said that UMC took good care of customers and would actively...