TSMC updates
Foundry house TSMC plays a crucial role in the semiconductor sector, and the world economy in general.
Friday 1 December 2023
TSMC likely to win it all, with Samsung's 3nm reportedly losing several significant orders
Despite its attempt to catch up with TSMC, Samsung Electronics is rumored to have recently lost several significant orders for its 3nm process. The South Korean industry believes...
Friday 1 December 2023
Amkor announces US advanced packaging and test facility, Apple to be its first customer
Amkor Technology has announced plans to construct an advanced packaging and test facility in Peoria, Arizona. Amkor expects to invest around US$2 billion and employ approximately...
Friday 1 December 2023
TSMC considers building third fab in Japan, sources say
TSMC is already exploring the feasibility of a third fab in Japan, having just agreed with the Japanese government to construct its second fab in the country, according to industry...
Tuesday 28 November 2023
Li Auto recruiting talents in Singapore to accelerate SiC development
Chinese EV maker Li Auto has strengthened its capabilities in chip development and is starting to hunt international talents. Media reported that the company is establishing a team...
Tuesday 28 November 2023
Chinese foundries reportedly mulling price cuts
Speculation has emerged in the chipmaking sector that Chinese pure-play foundries, such as Huahong Group and Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), are contemplating price...
Tuesday 28 November 2023
Pace of recovery to vary for different semiconductor sectors and firms
The semiconductor industry is expected to rebound in 2024, but the pace of recovery will vary from sector to sector and company to company, according to industry sources.
Monday 27 November 2023
IC design houses grapple with unrelenting price-reduction pressures from customers and high raw material costs
While positive about their revenue performance returning to a growth track with high expectations for an economic upswing in 2024, most IC design houses in Taiwan continue to face...
Friday 24 November 2023
TSMC and JCET expressed contrasting views on chiplet development
At the recently concluded 2023 China International Semiconductor Summit held in Shanghai, senior executives from JCET and TSMC both emphasized the role of advanced packaging, yet...
Friday 24 November 2023
TSMC, MediaTek to present neural vision enhancement papers at ISSCC 2024
Individual and collaborative efforts of TSMC and MediaTek are to mark Taiwan's representation at the upcoming 2024 International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).
Friday 24 November 2023
Chinese EV makers seeking partners for advanced chip development
More Chinese electric vehicle (EV) businesses are developing advanced sub-7nm chips in-house and are looking to Taiwan for ASIC and foundry partners, according to industry sources...
Thursday 23 November 2023
Equipment maker All Ring to embrace strong sales growth in 2024
Fab toolmaker All Ring Tech, which is reportedly involved in the supply chain for TSMC's chip-on-wafer-on-substrate (CoWoS) packaging, is expected to post significant revenue growth...
Thursday 23 November 2023
Restricting TSMC benefits SMIC, multi-patterning prohibitively costly, said lithography guru
With the ongoing US-China tensions, Huawei exemplified its ability to make 7nm chips without EUV equipment, and chip guru Burn Lin believes it's not surprising for Huawei to achieve...
Wednesday 22 November 2023
Microsoft leverages TSMC's one-stop service for in-house developed chip
TSMC not only offers advanced process manufacturing but also its advanced packaging for the recently released Microsoft Azure Maia 100 AI accelerator, according to industry sources...
Tuesday 21 November 2023
Generative AI is all the rage, who can monetize from the trend?
Global opportunities in the generative AI (GenAI) application market have exploded with the rise of ChatGPT, leading to a substantial increase in demand for AI-related hardware and...
Monday 20 November 2023
German reliance on 'special funds' highlights the challenge of sustainable investment
Following a November 15 decision from Germany's Federal Constitutional Court against the transferring of EUR60 billion - granted during the Covid-19 pandemic but unspent in fiscal...