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Wednesday 6 July 2022
China foundries raise new funds to expand 12-inch fab capacity
Chinese foundry houses including Hua Hong Semiconductor and CanSemi Technology recently have successfully raised new funds to finance capacity expansions at their 12-inch wafer fabs,...
Wednesday 6 July 2022
SMIC, Intel face different constraints in expanding global foundry market shares
Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) and Intel are facing different constraints in expanding their presence in the global foundry market while they are on track to...
Wednesday 6 July 2022
Taiwan GaAs foundries to see fab utilization rates rise in 3Q22
GaAs foundries Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC) are both expected to see their fab capacity utilization rates pick up in the third quarter of 2022, according...
Friday 1 July 2022
Ardentec breaks ground for new factory site in Taiwan
Dedicated IC testing house Ardentec has broken ground for a new factory site in Longtan, northern Taiwan, and expects to start operating the site by 2024.
Thursday 30 June 2022
Epistar to set up microLED chip production capacity
LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Epistar is in preparation for setting up microLED chip production capacity, according to its parent company Ennostar.
Wednesday 29 June 2022
China makers keen on expanding capacity for 12-inch silicon wafers
China-based silicon wafer makers are aggressively proceeding with capacity expansions for 12-inch offerings, which is expected to improve the country's semiconductor self-sufficiency,...
Tuesday 28 June 2022
Compal seeks more production in Vietnam because of China COVID-19 lockdowns
Compal Electronics will pay another visit to Vietnam in July to seek a place to build its new factory as clients are turning keener toward relocating production sites beyond China,...
Monday 27 June 2022
GF, SMIC may bear the brunt of consumer chips demand downturn
With declining chip demand for consumer devices and new capacities gradually coming online, foundry houses could hardly sustain full utilization of their fab capacities, but it is...
Friday 24 June 2022
Taiwan chipmakers face challenge of rising electricity costs, says GlobalWafers
The ever-increasing electricity costs in Taiwan are prompting local chipmakers to diversify their manufacturing bases and no longer view Taiwan as a first-choice option, according...
Friday 24 June 2022
Special budget needed to hasten quantum components production
Taiwan's national team for quantum technology development is facing difficulties in manufacturing quantum dots, quantum bits, control boards and photonic quantum bits, necessitating...
Friday 24 June 2022
IT companies see Vietnam as new production hub
Vietnam is becoming a new manufacturing hub outside of China for many first-tier IT companies.
Friday 24 June 2022
Nanya breaks ground for new 12-inch plant
DRAM maker Nanya Technology has broken ground on its new 12-inch wafer plant designed for production capacity of 45,000 wafers monthly. The plant construction will be in three phases,...
Thursday 23 June 2022
GF starts equipment move-in at new Singapore fab
GlobalFoundries has kicked off equipment move-in at the foundry's new facility on its Singapore campus, with the first tool - a market-leading etch tool made by Lam Research - moved...
Thursday 23 June 2022
TSMC sees major clients queue up for 3nm process capacity
TSMC has seen its major clients including AMD, Apple, Broadcom, Intel, MediaTek, Nvidia and Qualcomm queue up for 3nm process capacity, according to sources at fab toolmakers.
Wednesday 22 June 2022
GlobalWafers on track to expand silicon wafer capacity
Eyeing promising long-term demand, silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers is on track to carry out its capacity expansion plans, according to company chairperson Doris Hsu.