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Highlights of the day: 6-inch fab capacity tight
DIGITIMES staff 0

The foundry sector has seen tight supply across all segments, with 6-inch fab capacity almost fully booked for third-quarter 2021 thanks to strong demand for a wide range of applications, such as analog chips and discrete power devices. And short suply in the memory sector is also expected to drive up DRAM and NOR flash prices through second-half 2021. In Poland, startup IS-Wireless is aiming to break the vendor lock-in imposed by big players in the mobile telecom industry. IS-Wireless CEO Slawomir Pietrzyk recently told Digitimes how his company does it.

Six-inch fab capacity almost fully booked for 3Q21: Six-inch foundries have seen their fab capacity for the third quarter almost fully booked, driven by a ramp-up in demand for analog chips, such as power management ICs, and discrete power devices including diodes and MOSFETs, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

DRAM, NOR flash prices to rise through 2H21: DRAM and NOR flash memory prices are expected to rise through the second half of 2021, as growth on the supply side fails to catch up, according to industry sources.

Liberalizing 5G: Q&A with Polish startup IS-Wireless CEO Slawomir Pietrzyk: Window of opportunity has opened up for Polish startup IS-Wireless, which was nominated for DigitalEurope's Future Unicorn Award 2021, having won several other awards in Europe with its innovative 5G mobile communications technologies. They have joined the Garage+ accelerator of the Epoch Foundation in Taiwan, hoping to find hardware partners from Taiwan to deliver their new model of 5G communications at lower cost and better performance.