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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...
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...
Tuesday 27 July 2021
New TSMC fab in Germany could work closely with local car supply chain
A new TSMC fab in Germany could be the final piece of the puzzle for Europe's car industry supply chain, according to industry sources.
Monday 26 July 2021
TSMC in early stage talks over new German fab possibility
TSMC is in the early stages of discussions with clients over the feasibility of setting up a new fab in Germany, chairman Mark Liu told shareholders at the company's annual general...
Tuesday 20 July 2021
Nichia demands EUR4.5 million in compensation from WOFI for patent infringement
Japan-based Nichia has initiated legal proceedings at the Dusseldorf District Court, Germany, to claim EUR4.50 million (US$5.31 million) in compensation from WOFI Leuchten Wortmann...
Tuesday 13 July 2021
TSMC mulls 28nm, 12/16nm process capacity expansion overseas
TSMC will soon disclose plans to build additional 28nm and 12/16nm process fabrication lines at new fabs, in addition to its Nanjing fab expansion, according to industry sources.
Thursday 27 May 2021
TSMC ramping up output for automotive MCUs
TSMC has disclosed it is ramping up its output for automotive microcontrollers (MCU) for 2021, which will be 60% higher than in 2020.
Monday 8 February 2021
Political pressure challenging TSMC
TSMC is believed to have been under political pressure to set up an advanced wafer fab locally in the US in the wake of the US-China trade war. The pure-play foundry has also come...
Thursday 28 January 2021
Automotive chip suppliers queuing up for capacity support
Automotive chip suppliers are queuing up for capacity support from foundries, particularly 8-inch ones, and may be prompted to accept higher quotes for more capacity, according to...
Monday 25 January 2021
GlobalWafers raises bid to acquire Siltronic
GlobalWafers has announced that the price for its tender offer to all Siltronic shareholders has been increased to EUR145 (US$176.53) per share.
Monday 30 November 2020
GlobalWafers in talks to acquire Siltronic
Germany-based Siltronic has disclosed it is in advanced, near to final discussions to enter into a business combination agreement with Taiwan-based GlobalWafers.
Friday 6 November 2020
GF, Soitec announce RF-SOI wafer supply agreement
Globalfoundries and Soitec have announced a multi-year supply agreement for 300mm radio frequency silicon-on-insulator (RF-SOI) wafers.
Friday 25 September 2020
Globalfoundries announces new 22FDX+ platform
Globalfoundries has announced the next generation of its FDX platform, 22FDX+, designed to meet the ever-growing need for higher performance and ultra-low power requirements of connected...
Tuesday 14 July 2020
Everlight wins patent lawsuit in Germany
LED packaging service provider Everlight Electronics and its strategic partner, LED chip maker Epileds Technologies, have won a patent lawsuit against South Korea-based Seoul Semiconductor...