1312 news items tagged wafer
TSMC to boost 5nm chip output in 2H21Friday 16 April 2021
TSMC is expected to substantially scale up its 5nm chip output in the second half of 2021 in order to boost 5nm chip sales as a proportion of its total wafer revenue to 20% by the...
TSMC expects flat 2Q21, raises capex outlookThursday 15 April 2021
TSMC expects to post revenues of between US$12.9 billion and US$13.2 billion in the second quarter of 2021, which is a 1% sequential increase at the midpoint. Gross margin and operating...
Global semiconductor equipment sales hit record high in 2020, says SEMIWednesday 14 April 2021
Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment surged 19% from US$59.8 billion in 2019 to a new all-time high of US$71.2 billion in 2020, according to SEMI.
Tyntek starts trial production at 6-inch epitaxial wafer factoryWednesday 14 April 2021
LED chip and Si-based sensor chip maker Tyntek has begun small-volume trial production at its 6-inch epitaxial wafer factory and will gradually expand monthly production capacity...
Taiwan pure-play foundries to see revenue hit another record highs in 2Q21Tuesday 13 April 2021
TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) are all expected to see their revenues hit another record highs in the second quarter of 2021, as...
RichWave ramping up wafer starts at AWSCThursday 8 April 2021
RF IC vendor RichWave Technology is ramping up wafer starts at foundry house Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) and also at its backend partners, looking to further grow...
UMC posts record 1Q21 revenueThursday 8 April 2021
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported March consolidated revenue hit a record high of NT$16.62 billion (US$584.5 million). Revenue for the first quarter of...
UMC, PSMC to raise foundry quotes by another 10-20%Wednesday 31 March 2021
Pure-play foundries United Microelectronics (UMC) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) will initiate further price hikes of about 10-20% with the new pricing to be effective...
IC equipment vendor KLA to boost local team in TaiwanTuesday 30 March 2021
US-based semiconductor equipment vendor KLA is looking to beef up its operations in Taiwan with plans to hire an additional 100 staff this year.
TSMC to volume produce 4nm chips ahead of scheduleTuesday 30 March 2021
TSMC will move N4 (namely 4nm process) to volume production in the fourth quarter of 2021, ahead of the 2022 timeframe set previously, according to sources at fab toolmakers.
Chipmaking equipment and materials suppliers looking to beef up operations in TaiwanTuesday 30 March 2021
Japan-based semiconductor equipment vendor Tokyo Electron is reportedly eyeing the acquisition of a 6-inch wafer fab in Taiwan that has been put up on sale, while fellow companies...
PSMC breaks ground for new 12-inch wafer fab in northern TaiwanFriday 26 March 2021
Pure-play foundry Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) broke ground for a new 12-inch wafer fab at the Tongluo campus of the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) on March 25.
Global semiconductor materials market sets new high in 2020, says SEMIThursday 25 March 2021
The global semiconductor materials market grew 4.9% in 2020 to US$55.3 billion in revenue, surpassing the previous market high of US$52.9 billion set in 2018, according to SEMI.
VPEC to see March revenues top NT$300 million on rising VCSEL demandTuesday 23 March 2021
Epitaxial wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) is likely to see its March revenues top NT$300 million (US$10.56 million), buoyed by strong market demand for RF components,...
Fire at Renesas fab to further constrain auto IC supplyTuesday 23 March 2021
A recent fire that struck one of Renesas' plants in Japan may lead to a further tightening in the world's available production capacity for automotive chips, according to industry...
Pure-play foundries mulling floating price contracts for 2022Monday 22 March 2021
Taiwan-based pure-play foundries are already in talks with clients about contracts for 2022, and intend to implement a floating pricing policy amid tight capacity, according to industry...
8-inch silicon wafer prices unlikely to rise in 2Q21Friday 19 March 2021
Demand for 8-inch silicon wafers has been rising significantly along with increasingly tight capacity supply at foundry fabs, but prices for such wafers are not expected to rise in...
GlobalWafers to see tight capacity through 2H21Friday 19 March 2021
Silicon wafer company GlobalWafers expects to run all its production lines for 12-, 8- and 6-inch silicon wafers at full capacity through the second half of this year.
Winbond board approves capex for new 12-inch fab in southern TaiwanWednesday 17 March 2021
Winbond Electronics' board of directors has approved a capex budget of approximately NT$13.13 billion (US$463.83 million) to invest in the company's new 12-inch wafer plant located...
Taiwan foundries running at full capacity for mature processesWednesday 17 March 2021
TSMC, United Microelectronics (UMC), Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and Powerchip Semiconductor Manufacturing (PSMC) continue to run at full capacity for their 28nm and...
Scientech to post double-digit revenue growth in 2021Friday 12 March 2021
Scientech, a provider of silicon wafer reclaim services and chipmaking equipment, is expected to post a double-digit revenue increase in 2021, according to market sources.
Japan fab toolmaker eyeing Macronix 6-inch fab for acquisitionThursday 11 March 2021
A Japan-based semiconductor equipment vendor is looking to acquire Macronix International's 6-inch wafer fab in Taiwan that has been put on sale, reportedly eyeing a closer tie with...
UMC to see 1Q21 revenue hit another record highMonday 8 March 2021
Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) is poised to see its first-quarter revenue hit another record high, according to market observers.
GlobalWafers takes over controlling stake in SiltronicMonday 8 March 2021
GlobalWafers had acquired a 70.27% stake in fellow silicon wafer company Siltronic in a public tender that ended on March 1.
TSMC sees revenue per wafer surgeThursday 4 March 2021
TSMC was the only pure-play foundry manufacturing ICs using both 7nm and 5nm process nodes, which boosted its overall revenue per wafer significantly in 2020, according to IC Insig...
Winbond SpiStack memories
Photo: Company, Wednesday 30 March 2016
Micron 16nm flash die
Photo: Company, Tuesday 23 July 2013
KLA-Tencor 2910 series optical inspection system and eDR-7100 e-beam review tool
Photo: Company, Thursday 18 July 2013