2022 news items tagged 2018
TSMC to see profits surge in 2020-21Monday 21 October 2019
TSMC is expected to enjoy significant profit increases in 2020 and 2021, after posting its first annual decrease in eight years this year, according to industry observers.
TSMC expects 9% sales growth to hit another record in 4Q19Thursday 17 October 2019
TSMC expects to enjoy another quarter of record high revenues, while adding an additional US$4 billion in its full-year capital budget. The pure-play foundry has forecast revenues...
UMC September revenues down, VIS upWednesday 9 October 2019
United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its September revenues decline 17.9% sequentially, while revenues at Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) increased nearly 2% on month.
WPG, WT Micro to discontinue sale of TI productsTuesday 8 October 2019
Taiwan-based IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics have disclosed that they will discontinue their Texas Instruments (TI) chip and component offerings starting from...
Transcom enjoys robust GaAs demand for niche device applicationsMonday 7 October 2019
Transcom, a Taiwan-based GaAs chip and foundry company, is expected to report impressive financial results for 2019 thanks mainly to robust orders for niche-market power amplifiers,...
TSMC 7nm process attracts multiple orders for AI processorsFriday 4 October 2019
TSMC with its competitive 7nm process technology has obtained orders for made-for-AI chip processors from Nvidia, Xilinx and Qualcomm, and a number of China-based vendors such as...
Global semiconductor sales continue slideTuesday 1 October 2019
Worldwide sales of semiconductors posted a year-over-year decline for the eighth consecutive month in August 2019.
TSMC files complaints for technology infringement against GlobalfoundriesTuesday 1 October 2019
TSMC has announced it filed multiple lawsuits on September 30, 2019 against Globalfoundries in the US, Germany and Singapore for its alleged ongoing infringement of 25 TSMC patents...
Semiconductor demand from industrial applications continues to sizzle in 2018, says IHSTuesday 24 September 2019
Benefitting from broad-based demand growth generated by a plethora of applications, the global industrial semiconductor market expanded by 10.8% to reach US$52 billion in 2018, according...
Semiconductor acquisitions regain momentum in 2019, says IC InsightsFriday 20 September 2019
After slowing in the past couple years, semiconductor merger and acquisition activity strengthened in the first eight months of 2019, according to IC Insights.
Global HDI PCB market surpasses US$10 billion in value, says TPCAFriday 20 September 2019
The worldwide market for high-density interconnect (HDI) PCBs came to more than US$10 billion in production value in 2018, with Taiwan accounting for about 40% of the total value,...
Memory market expected to rebound in 2020Wednesday 18 September 2019
The emerging AI, IoT and 5G applications will be stimulating related chip and component demand, with a rebound likely to take place in the memory market next year, according to market...
Memory backend firm OSE poised for record revenue in 3Q19Monday 16 September 2019
Memory modules specialist Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE) is expected to see its September revenues hit an all-time high for the third consecutive month, driven by a pull-in...
Memory forecast to account for 43% of total 2019 semi spending, says IC InsightsWednesday 11 September 2019
Capex spending for memory ICs was the driving factor behind strong increases in industry-wide capex spending over the past two years. Most of those upgrades and expansion plans are...
TSMC posts record August revenuesTuesday 10 September 2019
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its August revenues climb to a record high of NT$106.12 billion (US$3.4 billion).
TSMC, UMC see China-based fabs operate in the red in 1H19Monday 2 September 2019
Both Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) saw losses from their 12-inch wafer fabs in China during the first half of 2019, while fellow...
TWS earbud chip prices fallingWednesday 28 August 2019
Unit prices for SoC chips used in true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds have been falling, due mainly to stiff competition among chip suppliers, according to industry sources.
North America semi equipment industry billings up slightly, says SEMIFriday 23 August 2019
Billings among North American manufacturers of semiconductor production equipment grew slightly on month, but posted a year-over-year decline for the 9th consecutive month in July,...
NAND flash wafer prices rise above cash cost levelsMonday 19 August 2019
NAND flash wafer prices have been rising in the third quarter of 2019, and have exceeded manufacturers' cash cost levels, according to industry sources.
SMIC to move FinFET process to volume production by year-end 2019Thursday 15 August 2019
China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) expects to have its more-advanced 14nm FinFET process ready for volume production by the end of 2019.
Phison profits fall over 20% in 1H19Wednesday 14 August 2019
NAND flash device controller supplier Phison Electronics has reported net profit declined 11.4% sequentially and 36.8% on year to NT$781 million (US$25 million) in the second quarter...
Notebook ODMs set to move part of production outside ChinaWednesday 14 August 2019
The US government's latest decision to delay the impelmentation of a 10% tariff on notebook imports has not changed the minds of notebook ODMs who have already made plans to move...
Innodisk gross margin hits 32% in 2Q19Tuesday 13 August 2019
Industrial memory module specialist Innodisk saw its gross margin climb to a record high of 32.3% in the second quarter of 2019, despite revenue drops.
Tripod Tech seeing customers step up pace of ordersTuesday 13 August 2019
PCB manufacturer Tripod Technology has seen short lead-time orders from customers ramp up recently, and expects the pull-in of orders to carry on until later in the third quarter...
MediaTek July revenue slipTuesday 13 August 2019
Mobile SoC specialist MediaTek saw its July revenues slip 0.98% sequentially to NT$20.69 billion (US$658.2 million).