1809 news items tagged manufacturing
SK Hynix strikes 5-year deal with ASML for EUV equipment supplyThursday 25 February 2021
SK Hynix has signed a 5-year contract worth KRW4.75 trillion (US4.3 billion) with ASML to procure extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems, local media reports in South Korea...
China MOSFET suppliers to raise prices againThursday 25 February 2021
China-based power MOSFET and other power device suppliers have already raised their quotes by 10-15% recently amid tight foundry capacity, and will make another upward price adjustments,...
Kioxia, Western Digital announce 6th-gen 3D flash memoryFriday 19 February 2021
Kioxia and Western Digital jointly announced they have developed their sixth-generation, 162-layer 3D flash memory technology.
Packaging quotes for MCU and other consumer ICs set to riseThursday 18 February 2021
Packaging specialists, such as Greatek Electronics, plan to raise their quotes for MCU and other consumer IC products in the second quarter to reflect their tight capacities, according...
TSMC could set up fab in EuropeThursday 18 February 2021
TSMC could set up an advanced wafer fab in Europe, where demand for leading-edge chip fabrication is promising, according to industry observers.
Taiwan foundries gearing up for capacity expansionsTuesday 9 February 2021
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are gearing up for capacity expansions in 2021 to satisfy growing customer demand, according to industry observers.
PCB maker Apex optimistic about 2021Tuesday 9 February 2021
Taiwan's PCB maker Apex International, with main manufacturing operations in Thailand, expects to post double-digit revenue growth in 2021.
TSMC ecosystem partners set to enjoy strong 1Q21Monday 8 February 2021
TSMC's ecosystem partners based in Taiwan are expected to post strong sales results for the first quarter of 2021, as well as the entire year, buoyed by brisk demand for chips fabricated...
SSD controller supply stays tightFriday 5 February 2021
The supply of SSD device controller ICs remains tight, which may continue to boost SSD prices despite sufficient NAND chip supplies, according to industry sources.
Eris to see orders transferred from Lite-On Semi start generating revenue in 3Q21Wednesday 3 February 2021
Diode maker Eris Technology is poised to obtain from Lite-On Semiconductor automotive diode production equipment which has been acquired by Eris' largest shareholder Diodes, and will...
VIS raises 2021 capexWednesday 3 February 2021
Eight-inch foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has budgeted NT$5.1 billion (US$182.33 million) in capex for 2021, up from the NT$3.54 billion allocated last year.
Taiwan MCU firms poised to hike pricesTuesday 2 February 2021
Taiwan-based MCU specialists, including Holtek Semiconductor, are expected to initiate price increases to reflect rising manufacturing costs, according to industry sources.
Fabless chipmakers worry about further supply constraintsTuesday 2 February 2021
With major Taiwan-based foundries expressing their supply commitments to their automotive customers, fabless chipmakers particularly second-tier players have expressed concerns about...
DDR3 prices to rise 40-50% in 2021Monday 1 February 2021
DDR3 prices are expected to rise 40-50% in 2021, according to industry sources who estimated previously a slower 30% increase.
Automotive chip suppliers queuing up for capacity supportThursday 28 January 2021
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...
Taiwan urged to focus on quantum computer hardware initiallyThursday 28 January 2021
Felix Gwo, director of the Center for Applied Sciences, Academia Sinica, has noted that Taiwan should focus on optimizing the hardware as the initial target in the development of...
Public cloud platforms turn to offer special AI solutions for specific industries, says Digitimes ResearchWednesday 27 January 2021
Amazon Web Service (AWS) has announced industrial AI solutions designed specifically for the manufacturing industry that provides sensor and image recognition equipment.
Taiwan December manufacturing production hits recordTuesday 26 January 2021
Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2016 as base year) of 131.52 for December 2020, the highest-ever monthly level with growths of 5.60% sequentially and 10.41% on year,...
Taiwan IC design houses slow new chip development due to foundry capacity shortageMonday 25 January 2021
Taiwan-based IC design houses, including MediaTek, continue to encounter tight capacity at their foundry partners and have to decelerate the development of their new chip products...
Nvidia, Qualcomm reportedly seeking TSMC support for next-generation manufacturing processesFriday 22 January 2021
Nvidia and Qualcomm reportedly have already reached agreements with TSMC for capacity support from its next-generation manufacturing processes, and with orders from Intel, Apple and...
Rohm ramping up SiC power device outputFriday 22 January 2021
Rohm recently held an opening ceremony announcing the completion of a new building at its Apollo plant in Chikugo, Japan. The facility is to enhance the company's production capacity...
Powerchip runs 12- and 8-inch fabs at nearly full utilizationFriday 22 January 2021
Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) has run its 12- and 8-inch wafer fabs at nearly full capacity utilization, according to the Taiwan-based foundry.
EUV equipment to boost ASML sales in 2021Thursday 21 January 2021
With TSMC and Samsung Electronics stepping up the development of their sub-5nm process technologies, ASML will continue to see strong extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment...
Semiconductor firms up investmentsTuesday 19 January 2021
The semiconductor industry has seen some major players committing significant sums for R&D, such as TSMC announcing to inject a record-high capex of up to US$28 billion in 2021...
Intel expected to fully advance to 10nm in 2021Friday 15 January 2021
Intel is expected to see strong growths in sales and profits in 2021 thanks to the releases of new-generation 10nm CPUs, according to sources from the upstream supply chain.