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  • IC+backend+houses+to+expand+capacity
    Taiwan-based IC backend houses plan to implement their capacity expansion projects in 2020 to satisfy growing demand for more complex chip designs and high-end testing, according...
  • eMemory+announced+the+availability+of+NeoFuse+IP
    Taiwan-based eMemory has announced the availability of NeoFuse IP qualified on United Microelectronics' (UMC) 28nm high-voltage (HV) process for OLED display applications, with key...
  • Handset+vendors+are+eager+to+roll+out+affordable+5G+phones
    Market speculation is emerging that Qualcomm might lower quotes for midrange 5G chip solutions thanks to improved yield rates at foundry partner Samsung Electronics, but industry...
  • Fab toolmakers expect strong 2020

    Monday 20 January 2020
    Guden+is+reportedly+a+supplier+of+TSMC
    With TSMC - the world's top pure-play foundry - anticipating record-high capex levels this year, semiconductor equipment vendors particularly those engaged in TSMC's supply chain...
  • TSMC+CEO+CC+Wei
    The global IC foundry market is forecast to increase 17% in 2020, outpacing the overall semiconductor sector's 8% growth, according to TSMC CEO CC Wei. TSMC will continue to see its...
  • TSMC says no plans for US fab

    Friday 17 January 2020
    TSMC+CEO+CC+Wei+%28left%29+and+chairman+Mark+Liu+%28right%29
    In response to reports indicating Washington has increased its pressure on TSMC to have a plant in the US for the fabrication of high-security products, the Taiwan-based foundry said...
  • SMIC scaling up 14nm chip output

    Thursday 16 January 2020
    SMIC+has+started+volume+production+for+14nm+chips
    Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has kicked off volume production of chips built using 14nm FinFET process technology at its manufacturing site in Shanghai since the...
  • TSMC%27s+7nm+foundry+supply+remains+tight
    TSMC 7nm process lead time remains at about six months, with tight supply expected to last through 2020, or even worsened in the second half of the year if speculation about Intel...
  • Huahong+has+reported+revenues+growth+for+2019
    Huahong Group, which has 8- and 12-inch wafer fabs, has posted revenues of over CNY11 billion (US$1.6 billion) from its specialty foundry business in 2019, up 1.6% on year. The China-based...
  • SMIC+co%2DCEO+Zhao+Haijun
    Speaking at a high-tech forum held in Shanghai, Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) co-CEO Zhao Haijun remarked that China's IC foundry sector will stage a recovery in...
  • TSMC+enjoys+robust+7nm+chip+sales
    China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) with its 14nm FinFET process manufacturing is likely to obtain orders from HiSilicon, which has been among the major clients...
  • TSMC posts record 2019 revenues

    Friday 10 January 2020
    TSMC%27s+sales+grew+3%2E7%25+in+2019
    Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its revenues grow by a slight 3.7% in 2019, while revenues at fellow companies United Microelectronics (UMC)...
  • China+only+region+to+register+pure%2Dplay+foundry+market+growth+in+2019
    With the rise of the fabless IC companies in China over the past 10 years, the demand for foundry services has also risen in the country. According to IC Insights, the China market...
  • MediaTek to see gross margin rise

    Thursday 9 January 2020
    A+ramp%2Dup+in+5G+SoC+shipments+will+boost+MediaTek+gross+margin+in+2020
    MediaTek is expected to see its gross margin improve further in the first quarter of 2020, thanks to the rollouts of its new chip solutions coupled with tight foundry capacities,...
  • Insufficient+foundry+support+is+constraining+5G+chip+supply
    The global supply of 5G mobile chips remains constrained, due to tight 7nm manufacturing process capacities at foundries, according to industry sources.
  • Win+Semi+saw+significant+increases+in+sales+in+4Q19
    GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors and Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC), which manufactures epitaxial wafers, both saw revenues increase by over 20% in 2019 and are expected...
  • The+arrival+of+5G+is+boosting+demand+for+components
    Taiwan-based GaAs foundry houses, including Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC) and Win Semiconductors, have been ramping up their output to meet ever-expanding demand for RF (radio...
  • Good+year+ahead+for+pure%2Dplay+foundries
    With silicon wafer manufacturer GlobalWafers recently expressing optimism about its order visibility for the first quarter of 2020, TSMC and other pure-play foundries are also expected...
  • VIS to scale up output in 2020

    Friday 3 January 2020
    VIS+will+see+significant+increase+in+production+capacity
    Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects its overall production capacity this year to grow over 15%, thanks to the completion of its acquisition of Globalfoundries'...
  • TSMC+to+start+5nm+chip+production+for+iPhone+in+2Q20
    TSMC will remain the sole foundry partner of Apple for the chips for its 2020 iPhone series, and volume production using 5nm EUV process will kick off by the end of second-quarter...
  • China+IC+capacity+on+track+to+expand+further+in+2020
    China's overall IC production capacity will continue to expand in 2020 as both IDMs and foundry houses there have readied expansion plans covering 4-, 6-, 8- and 12-inch wafer fabs...
  • Robust+demand+is+expected+for+fingerprint+sensors
    ASE Technology and VisEra Technologies are both being pinpointed as among the backend houses set to enjoy robust demand for optical in-display fingerprint sensors, according to industry...
  • Goodix+has+booked+considerable+8%2Dinch+fab+capacity+at+TSMC+for+its+in%2Ddisplay+fingerprint+sensors
    China-based fabless chipmaker Goodix has booked considerable 8-inch fab capacity at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for its optical in-display fingerprint sensor...
  • Chinese+chipmakers+are+stepping+up+development+of+HPC+chips+for+AI+and+deep+learning
    Chinese chipmakers are revving up development of HPC (high performance computing) chips for AI and deep learning applications, which are expected to become available for volume production...
  • Kyber+Capital+CEO+Thomas+Hu
    Efforts by the blockchain industry will accelerate the development of the existing foundries, according to Thomas Hu, CEO of blockchain technology developer Kyber Capital.
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