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NEWS TAGGED 12-INCH FAB
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...
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.
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).
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...
Wednesday 6 October 2021
TSMC to expand 7nm and 28nm fab capacities
TSMC is poised to comprehensively expand production capacities for both its 7nm and 28nm process technologies, in addition to its planned 5nm process expansion, which may prompt the...
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 6 September 2021
SMIC to invest US$8.8 billion to build new fab in Shanghai
China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has disclosed it has struck a deal with the administrative committee of the Lingang Free Trade Zone (FTZ) under which...
Thursday 19 August 2021
Huahong hikes 12-inch fab capacity in Wuxi
Specialty IC foundry Huahong Semiconductor has seen monthly capacity at its 12-inch wafer fab in Wuxi more than double in less than six months to 48,000 wafers, according to company...
Wednesday 18 August 2021
Macronix to enhance 3D NAND, advanced NOR flash offerings
Macronix International will be strengthening its 3D NAND and advanced NOR flash offerings, eyeing a bigger presence in the automotive and other niche-market sectors, according to...
Wednesday 28 July 2021
Macronix to expand 12-inch fab capacity
Macronix International, a maker of memory chips, has disclosed plans to expand its 12-inch fab capacity for 3D NAND and NOR flash with an investment of NT$41.5 billion (US$1.48 bil...
Friday 16 July 2021
Is GF a good buy for Intel?
Intel is reportedly eyeing Globalfoundries for acquisition valued at an estimated US$30 billion. Will the acquisition be a good buy and follow Intel's IDM 2.0 strategy that was unveiled...