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Friday 25 June 2021
Huawei to run foundry biz
Huawei will set up its first wafer fab in Wuhan, China's Hubei province, with production expected to kick off in phases starting 2022, according to industry sources.
Monday 17 May 2021
Concerns rising over Taiwan chip supply stability
With Taiwan encountering a sudden rise in the number of domestically transmitted COVID-19 infections, concerns about the stability of Taiwan's IC industry supply chain have emerged...
Thursday 29 April 2021
VIS to buy AUO fab for NT$905 million
Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has announced plans to take over the L3B plant of LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO), and related equipment and facilities,...
Wednesday 21 April 2021
Foundries see prices bullish through 2022
Tight foundry capacity is expected to persist through 2022, encouraging foundry chipmakers to continue raising their quotes, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 17 March 2021
Taiwan foundries running at full capacity for mature processes
TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC), Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) continue to run at full capacity for their 28nm and...
Thursday 11 March 2021
Power IC supplier uPI gains foundry support
Taiwan-based uPI Semiconductor, an Asustek Computer affliate specializing in high-performance power chips and discrete solutions, has obtained sufficient 8-inch fab capacity support...
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Highlights of the day: 8-inch fab tools hard to come by
Foundry houses' attempts to expand 8-inch fab capacity to cash in on extremely strong demand have been prevented by limited suppluy of 8-inch equipment on the market. Chinese semiconductors...
Tuesday 9 March 2021
Eight-inch fab equipment still in hot demand
Foundries remain aggressive in purchasing 8-inch fab equipment and facilities including those from the secondhand market, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 2 March 2021
TSMC prioritizes 12-inch fab expansion
TSMC has prioritized expanding 12-inch fabs over 8-inch ones, and it may be easier for the foundry house to squeeze in extra orders from some clients its 12-inch fabs in the second...
Tuesday 23 February 2021
IDMs may evaluate more outsourcing
IDM vendors may consider outsourcing more of their production starting 2022, with Taiwan-based contract chipmakers being among the beneficiaries, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 9 February 2021
Taiwan foundries gearing up for capacity expansions
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are gearing up for capacity expansions in 2021 to satisfy growing customer demand, according to industry observers.
Wednesday 3 February 2021
Highlights of the day: 8-inch fab capacity expansion costly
Eight-inch wafer foundry service provider VIS is increasing its capex budget for 2021, with the sum mainly for manufacturing process conversion and facility maintenance. Despite short...
Wednesday 3 February 2021
VIS raises 2021 capex
Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has budgeted NT$5.1 billion (US$182.33 million) in capex for 2021, up from the NT$3.54 billion allocated last year.
Tuesday 12 January 2021
UMC 8-inch fab capacity may tighten further
A recent power outage at UMC's 8-inch wafer fabs may exert pressure on its already-tight supply of 8-inch wafer capacity, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 6 January 2021
Foundries see clearer order visibility for automotive chips
Foundries including TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have seen the visibility of orders for automotive chips extended to the end...