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NEWS TAGGED 8-INCH FAB
Wednesday 24 November 2021
Smartphone AP suppliers demanding 12-inch fab capacity for PWM ICs
Smartphone application processor vendors including Apple, Qualcomm and MediaTek have moved to reserve the available 12-inch BCD (bipolar-CMOS-DMOS) process capacity at foundries for...
Monday 22 November 2021
8-inch fabs to enjoy robust business growth through 2026, says VIS chair
Eight-inch wafer foundry business will continue to enjoy robust growth momentum through 2026 due to limited increase in new capacity, despite market concerns that aggressive capacity...
Friday 19 November 2021
Taiwan 2nd-tier foundries to enjoy gross margin growth in 2022
Taiwan-based second-tier pure-play foundries, such as Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC), will see their gross margins hike...
Friday 22 October 2021
Shortage of PWM ICs prompts suppliers to transition to 12-inch wafer manufacturing
The supply of handset-use power management ICs remains severely tight, prompting the chip suppliers to transition to 12-inch wafer manufacturing, according to industry sources.
Friday 15 October 2021
Will foundry expansions lead to capacity glut?
Many IDMs and pure-play foundries, including second-tier ones, are all poised to expand their fab capacities sparking concerns that the arrival of the additional capacities could...
Friday 15 October 2021
TSMC sees fab capacity stay tight, mulls new fab in Japan
TSMC will see its 12- and 8-inch fab capacities stay tight in 2021 and throughout 2022, and is gearing up for its next stage of growth, said company CEO CC Wei at an earnings earnings...
Tuesday 5 October 2021
Chipmakers striving to cope with uneven inventories across different chips
Chipmakers have experienced a worsening shortage of power management ICs and other mature chips, while having relatively high inventories of handset application processors and other...
Tuesday 14 September 2021
SMIC to build additional, considerable 28nm and above process capacity
China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) will be expanding production capacity for 28nm and above process technologies by 2024, which will considerably boost its overall...
Tuesday 7 September 2021
Foundries step up capacity expansions
Pure-play foundries have accelerated their capacity expansions as they have seen promising demand for cloud computing, AI, EV, 5G and IoT related applications, with order visibility...
Monday 9 August 2021
SiC, GaN devices to see production costs fall in next 5 years, says Infineon
Production costs for third-generation semiconductor SiC and GaN devices are expected to gradually drop to roughly the same levels as silicon-based components in the next 3-5 years,...
Wednesday 21 July 2021
MCU prices to rise through year-end
MCU prices are poised to rise through the end of 2021, due to the impact of a nationwide lockdown in Malaysia and a cutback in support from China-based foundries, according to industry...
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Taiwan foundries to see revenue hit another record in 3Q21
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries including TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC), Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) are all...
Thursday 15 July 2021
TSMC to diversify manufacturing bases
TSMC is looking to diversify its manufacturing bases for the sustainability of the company's competitiveness, Digitimes Research believes.
Wednesday 7 July 2021
Analog ICs vendors to face tighter 8-inch fab capacity in 2022
The semiconductor sector faces the prospect that foundry capacity supply could become even tighter in 2022, particularly at 8-inch fabs, although speculations have emerged that foundry...
Monday 5 July 2021
GF, PSMC see major business turnaround on robust foundry demand
Persistent foundry capacity crunch has not only ushered in high growth prospects for leading player TSMC, but also enabled some losses-ridden peers such as GlobalFoundries (GF) and...