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Friday 26 November 2021
Taiwan IC design houses brace for profit erosion
Taiwan-based IC design houses particularly second-tier players are poised to see their profits eroded by rising foundry costs in 2022, as their customers are increasingly reluctant...
Thursday 25 November 2021
OLED DDI supply may fall short of demand in 2022
OLED display driver ICs (DDI) supply may fall short of demand in 2022, with the chip shortage likely to disrupt shipments for smartphones, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 24 November 2021
Highlights of the day: Smartphone chip vendors reserving 12-inch fab capacity for PWMICs
Shortage of foundry supply is sending major smartphone application processors vendors booking 12-inch fab capacity in advance to facilitate shipments of their power...
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
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...
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...
Thursday 18 November 2021
TI to kick off new 12-inch fabs construction in 2022
Texas Instruments (TI) has announced plans to begin construction next year on its new 300-millimeter semiconductor wafer fabs in Sherman, Texas.
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...
Wednesday 10 November 2021
TSMC, Sony to form JV foundry in Japan
TSMC and Sony Semiconductor Solutions (SSS) have jointly announced plans to establish a joint-venture foundry in Kumamoto, Japan to initially provide 22nm and 28nm process manufacturing...
Wednesday 3 November 2021
Specialty IC foundry VIS considering 12-inch fab
Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), which runs only 8-inch wafer fabs, is considering restarting its 12-inch fab plan that once took shape several years ago, according to...
Thursday 28 October 2021
New SMIC fab in Shenzhen to produce DDI, PMIC
China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has unveiled more details about its new 12-inch fab project In Shenzhen, such as the fab's initial focus on the manufacture...
Wednesday 27 October 2021
Foundry prices to continue rising in 2022, says PSMC chairman
Pure-play foundries will remain encouraged to raise their quotes in 2022, according to Frank Huang, chairman for Taiwan-based foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC).
Tuesday 26 October 2021
UMC mulls new plant in Singapore
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) reportedly is mulling setting up a new 12-inch wafer fab in Singapore, according to market sources.
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.