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Tuesday 21 June 2022
Taiwan foundries to see fab utilization rates stay above 90% in 2H22
TSMC and other major Taiwan-based foundries have been running their fabs at full capacity utilization, but may see their fab utilization rates drop in the third quarter due to cutbacks...
Wednesday 8 June 2022
UMC sees May revenue hit another record high
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported revenue of NT$24.43 billion (US$827.8 million) for May 2022, up 7.2% sequentially and hitting a record high for the eighth...
Thursday 26 May 2022
Concerns rising over potential foundry overcapacity in 2024
Despite chip demand showing signs of a downturn since the start of 2022, the capacity expansion spree at foundry houses seems unstoppable, sparking concerns that overcapacity may...
Monday 23 May 2022
SMIC, Hua Hong divided over foundry quote hikes
China's top-2 foundries SMIC and Hua Hong Semiconductor have shown mixed views on whether to raise foundry quotes to offset cost increases, while a new wave of price hikes seems to...
Thursday 12 May 2022
Analog IC firm GMT cautious about 2Q22
Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT), a fabless supplier of analog and power management ICs, has expressed caution about its operations in the second quarter of 2022 citing growing...
Thursday 12 May 2022
PWM IC firms expect more available 8-inch fab capacities in 2023
With their bigger peers transitioning to 12-inch wafer manufacturing, Taiwan-based power management IC (PWM IC) suppliers expect more 8-inch fab capacities to be available to satisfy...
Tuesday 10 May 2022
TSMC, VIS performances to stay in high gear through 2025
Despite a slowdown in sales of consumer electronics devices such as handsets and notebooks, foundry houses seem to remain unscathed. In particular, TSMC and its affiliate Vanguard...
Tuesday 19 April 2022
China making slow progress towards chip self-sufficiency
In addition to trade restrictions imposed by the US on crucial equipment, the ongoing COVID lockdowns in China's production hubs in Shanghai and other cities are disrupting the country's...
Thursday 14 April 2022
Taiwan PWM IC firms expect more 8-inch fab capacity to boost sales
Production schedules at 8-inch fabs have begun to loosen recently, as display driver IC suppliers and other analog chip providers are cutting down their wafer start orders, leaving...
Thursday 14 April 2022
Analog IC prices to rise at slower pace
Analog chip prices are expected to continue rising but at a slower pace while supply-side constraints remain, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.
Tuesday 12 April 2022
Eight-inch IC fab capacity set to surge 21% to mitigate supply-demand imbalance, says SEMI
Semiconductor manufacturers worldwide are on track to boost 200mm fab capacity by 1.2 million wafers, or 21%, from the start of 2020 to the end of 2024 to hit a record high of 6.9...
Monday 11 April 2022
Specialty IC foundry VIS enjoys another quarter of record revenue
Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its revenue hit a record high for the ninth consecutive quarter in the first quarter of 2022, with March revenue...
Thursday 31 March 2022
SMIC says production at Shanghai site unaffected by COVID lockdown
China-based pure-play foundry SMIC has said that production at its manufacturing site in Shanghai, where 8- and 12-inch fabrication lines are operated, remains normal and has not...
Monday 28 March 2022
TSMC says production unaffected by COVID lockdown in Shanghai
China has started locking down Shanghai in two phases for mass Covid-19 testing starting today (March 28) amid a resurgence of coronavirus infections. TSMC and other Taiwan-based...
Monday 14 February 2022
VIS expects another quarter of record high; capex to hike in 2022
Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to enjoy another quarter of record-high revenue in the first quarter of 2022, and plans a 150% capex hike this...