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Friday 26 November 2021
Equipment maker ACM debuts on China STAR market
ACM Research, a supplier of wafer cleaning technologies for advanced semiconductor devices, has had its Shanghai-based subsidiary start trading on the science and technology innovation...
Friday 26 November 2021
IC test interface vendors poised to embrace booming demand for HPC chips
Peripheral backend supply chain players including makers of high-end customized IC testing sockets, wafer probe cards and burn-in boards, apart from ABF substrates, are all gearing...
Thursday 25 November 2021
Audio IC shortage easing
Notebook-use audio IC shortages are easing, with the supply shortfall expected to narrow next year, according to industry sources.
Thursday 25 November 2021
Samsung to set up advanced wafer fab in Texas
Samsung Electronics has announced plans to invest an estimated US$17 billion in the establishment of a new semiconductor manufacturing facility in Taylor, Texas. The fab will be dedicated...
Thursday 25 November 2021
New Samsung fab in Texas to eye orders from major US vendors
Samsung Electronics has disclosed plans to set up an advanced wafer fab in Texas. The new fab that will be equipped with advanced process manufacturing equipment and facilities will...
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...
Tuesday 23 November 2021
TSMC ecosystem partners see bright prospects ahead
TSMC's ecosystem partners, particularly equipment makers, are poised to embrace strong growth momentum, as the foundry will be expanding its fab capacities over the next three years,...
Monday 22 November 2021
Highlights of the day: What hinders 8-inch wafer capacity boost?
8-inch wafer foundries are experiencing challenges in boosting 8-inch wafer capacity. Now, most of the foundries still...
Thursday 18 November 2021
Testing house Sigurd expects orders for auto ICs to ramp up in 2022
Sigurd Microelectronics, which specializes in wafer probing and final testing of ICs, expects to enjoy growing revenue generated from orders for automotive chips including networking...
Thursday 18 November 2021
Taiwan Mask poised to raise prices in 2022
Photomask supplier Taiwan Mask, which already raised its prices by 10-30% in the first half of 2021, plans to initiate another price hike next year to reflect its tight supply, according...
Wednesday 17 November 2021
MediaTek obtains sufficient foundry capacity for 5G smartphone chips
MediaTek has already struck deals for capacity support over the next one or more years with pure-play foundries, looking to maintain its leading position in the 5G smartphone processor...
Tuesday 16 November 2021
Episil returns to profit
Taiwan-based Episil, a foundry specializing in SiC power devices, returned to profitability in the first three quarters of 2021 from losses a year ago.
Tuesday 16 November 2021
Unfair competition in 3rd-gen semiconductors race, say Taiwan makers
China has been aggressively developing its domestic third-generation semiconductor supply chain with government subsidies, which Taiwan-based makers regard as unfair competition challenging...
Monday 8 November 2021
China smartphone AP shipments - 3Q 2021
Third-quarter 2021 smartphone application processor (AP) shipments to China-based vendors amounted to 258 million units.
Friday 5 November 2021
Silicon wafer shipments hit another record high
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments hit a record high for the third consecutive quarter in the third quarter of 2021.