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  • Fabless+and+fab%2Dlite+are+the+new+norm
    Over the past decade, the IC industry has been paring down its older capacity as manufacturers have consolidated or transitioned to the fab-lite or fabless business models, according...
  • YMTC+will+be+Tsinghua+Unigroup%27s+main+memory+firm
    Unic Memory Technology, a loss-laden storage business unit under China's Tsinghua Unigroup, will be dissolved as part of the group's efforts to restructure its organization, according...
  • The+top%2D5+semiconductor+firms+account+for+more+than+half+of+wafer+capacity
    The world's top-five wafer capacity leaders each had capacity of more than 1,000,000 wafer starts per month, with their combined capacity representing 53% of the world's total wafer...
  • TSMC reiterates sales guidance for 1Q20

    Thursday 6 February 2020
    TSMC+Nanjing+under+close+management+amid+China+coronavirus+outbreak
    TSMC currently has no plans to revise its sales and margin guidance for the first quarter of 2020, according to the pure-play foundry, which also disclosed non-production staff at...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • CXMT+to+produce+LPDDR4x+memory+with+a+19nm+process
    China-based DRAM startup ChangXin Memory Technologies (CXMT) is making progress in the development of LPDDR4x memory chips, which will initially attract orders from China's second-tier...
  • Global+semi+equipment+sales+to+rebound+in+2020
    Global semiconductor manufacturing equipment sales will drop 10.5% to US$57.6 billion in 2019 from last year's historic peak of US$64.4 billion but stage a 2020 recovery and set a...
  • UMC+co%2Dpresident+SC+Chien
    Taiwan's pure-play foundry UMC will see clear growth momentum in 2020 come from ever-increasing chips foundry demand for 5G applications, with clients moving actively to pull in shipments...
  • TSMC Nanjing swings to quarterly profit

    Tuesday 26 November 2019
    TSMC+to+expand+its+Nanjing+fab+capacity
    TSMC Nanjing Company has reported its first quarterly profit for the third quarter, which narrowed its losses to NT$1.41 billion (US$46.1 million) in the first three quarters of 2019...
  • CXMT+has+managed+to+improve+its+19nm+process+manufacturing+yield+rates
    China-based DRAM chipmaker ChangXin Memory Technologies (CXMT, formerly Innotron) has managed to improve its 19nm process manufacturing yield rates to satisfactory levels, and is...
  • TSMC%2C+UMC+see+rising+utilization+in+China+fabs
    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) have both seen their China-based wafer fab utilization rates pick up recently, driven by growing...
  • AI+system+value+hinges+on+decision%2Dmaking+capability
    In incorporating AI-based systems, enterprises must first determine the real purpose of adopting them and should noy use them merely as a tool for data presentation, otherwise the...
  • VIS stays cautious

    Friday 1 November 2019
    VIS+remains+cautious+about+its+outlook+for+the+rest+of+2019
    Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) remains cautious about its outlook for the rest of 2019, citing still high inventory levels at its customers, according to the Taiwan-based...
  • TSMC to accelerate 3nm fab construction

    Thursday 24 October 2019
    TSMC+is+expected+to+step+up+the+construction+of+its+advanced+3nm+wafer+fab
    TSMC is expected to step up the construction of its advanced 3nm wafer fab after securing 30 hectares of land in the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) by the end of 2019, according...
  • Sub%2D28nm+capacity+is+forecast+to+represent+about+49%25+of+the+IC+industry%27s+total+capacity+in+2019
    Leading-edge processes, defined as sub-28nm technologies, accounted for the largest portion in terms of monthly installed capacity available in 2015. By the end of 2019, sub-28nm...
  • SMIC+to+have+its+more%2Dadvanced+14nm+FinFET+process+ready+for+volume+production
    China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) expects to have its more-advanced 14nm FinFET process ready for volume production by the end of 2019.
  • foxconn
    Foxconn Technology Group is likely to kick off construction of a 12-inch wafer fab in 2020 in Zhuhai, southern China in cooperation with the city government there, and will operate...
  • China-based DRAM maker ChangXin Memory Technologies (CXMT) is stepping up DRAM production deployments as it will kick off commercial runs of its production lines by the end of 2019...
  • tsmc
    TSMC's new 8-inch wafer fab to be built in Tainan will have its capacity mostly fulfill robust orders for automotive chips from STMicroelectronics and other dedicated chipmakers,...
  • Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to see its second-quarter revenues register a double-digit sequential growth as it will soon kick...
  • SK Hynix held recently a "topping out" ceremony to celebrate a major milestone of the construction of its new 8-inch wafer fab in Wuxi, China, according to industry sources. The facility...
  • Robust demand for more content for mobile, Internet of Things (IoT), automotive and industrial applications will drive production of 700,000 200mm wafers from 2019 to 2022, a 14%...
  • Taiwan led all regions/countries in wafer capacity with 21.8% share, a slight increase from 21.3% in 2017, according to IC Insights. Taiwan first became the global wafer capacity...
  • Is Globalfoundries seeking a buyer?

    Tuesday 12 February 2019
    Globalfoundries' recent moves have invited speculation that the US pure-play foundry may be looking for a buyer. Does Globalfoundries' majority shareholder, Abu Dhabi's Advanced Technology...
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