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NEWS TAGGED 8-INCH FAB
Tuesday 12 January 2021
UMC 8-inch fab capacity may tighten further
A recent power outage at UMC's 8-inch wafer fabs may exert pressure on its already-tight supply of 8-inch wafer capacity, according to industry sources.
Wednesday 6 January 2021
Foundries see clearer order visibility for automotive chips
Foundries including TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have seen the visibility of orders for automotive chips extended to the end...
Tuesday 5 January 2021
VIS to disclose details about new acquisition in 1Q21
Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is expected to announce details regarding a new acquisition later in the first quarter of 2021, according to market so...
Wednesday 16 December 2020
China IC foundry output to continue growth in 2021, says Digitimes Research
China's IC foundry industry will register another growth in output next year, driven by the country's efforts in boosting its IC self-sufficiency, as well as international chipmakers'...
Monday 14 December 2020
VIS in talks to acquire 8-inch wafer fab from target seller
Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is again seeking to expand its 8-inch wafer foundry capacity through acquisitions to meet ever-booming demand from vendors of power management...
Wednesday 9 December 2020
VIS set to post record 4Q20 revenues
Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is on track to post record-high revenues for the fourth quarter of 2020, according to market watchers.
Thursday 26 November 2020
Addition of Toshiba fabs unlikely to relieve 8-inch fab capacity shortage
Toshiba is reportedly seeking to sell its 8-inch fabs in the first quarter of 2021, but the global 8-inch foundry capacity shortages will still hardly be relieved even if the Japanese...
Wednesday 18 November 2020
TSMC in talks for new orders for OLED driver IC
TSMC is in talks with a Korean client for manufacturing OLED driver ICs using the foundry's 28nm high-voltage process, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 10 November 2020
Silicon Motion expects foundry supply to stay tight through end-2021
Flash device controller developers, including Silicon Motion Technology, have seen their foundry partners encounter tight capacity particularly at 8-inch fabs, which may persist through...
Monday 9 November 2020
Power management chips in severe shortages
The global supply of ICs demanding 8-inch wafer fabrication services has been tight, with shortages of power management chips (PWM IC) being particularly severe, according to industry...
Friday 6 November 2020
Second-tier foundries eyeing bigger share in 8-inch foundry market
With 8-inch wafer fabrication demand rising rapidly for chips including ultra-thin fingerprint sensors, power management ICs, MOSFET chips and display driver ICs, second-tier foundries...
Wednesday 28 October 2020
Old fabs draw acquisition interest from 8-inch foundries
Mature but idle wafer fabs have drawn interest from 8-inch foundries that have seen tight capacity, such as United Microelectronics (UMC), according to market sources.
Tuesday 29 September 2020
Taiwan foundries to hike quotes for 8-inch capacity
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries will raise their 8-inch foundry quotes by more than 15% starting the first quarter of 2021, according to industry sources.
Tuesday 22 September 2020
Eight-inch foundry lead time extended
Delivery lead times at Taiwan-based 8-inch foundries have been extended to more than three months, according to sources at fabless chipmakers who are aggressively seeking support...
Tuesday 22 September 2020
Eight-inch foundry quotes set to rise
Taiwan-based 8-inch foundries will raise their quotes for short lead-time orders by about 10% in the fourth quarter to reflect their extremely tight supply, according to industry...