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  • UMC
    United Microelectronics Corp (UMC) has said that it has submitted a proposal for settling soon a business espionage lawsuit brought by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) against the...
  • China%27s+share+of+foundry+sales+has+been+rising
    Despite the COVID-19 shutdown of the Chinese economy earlier this year, China's share of the pure-play foundry market is forecast to be 22% in 2020, 17pp higher than it registered...
  • Tight+foundry+support+is+sending+IC+components+prices+rising
    LCD driver IC and MOSFET chip prices are set to rise over 10% in fourth-quarter 2020 and will continue their rally in the following two quarters to reflect tight supply and rising...
  • UMC+and+other+major+Taiwan%2Dbased+foundries+post+record+3Q20+revenues
    Taiwan-based IC design houses are expected to enjoy a particularly robust fourth-quarter 2020, thanks to a strong pull-in of short lead-time orders from their China-based clients,...
  • Demand+for+foundry+capacity+remains+strong
    Pure-play foundries United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) both enjoyed another quarter of record-high revenue in the third quarter of 2020.
  • Charles+Kau
    Charles Kau, formerly president for Taiwan's Nanya Technology, has stepped down as executive VP of global operations for Tsinghua Unigroup as his five-year contract with the China-based...
  • IC+designers+have+to+queue+up+for+foundry+support
    Many Taiwan-based IC design houses affiliated with United Microelectronics (UMC) are facing the pressure of being marginalized in scrambling for the firm's foundry support, as major...
  • Global+IC+foundry+output+value+to+grow+in+2020
    The global IC foundry industry output is forecast to increase 17% to US$70 billion in 2020, and rise another 6.8% in 2021, according to Digitimes Research's latest report.
  • Foundry+capacity+has+been+tight
    Increasingly tight 8-inch and 12-inch foundry capacity and resultant foundry quote hikes have posed mixed impacts on chip vendors in Taiwan, with second-tier ones struggling to get...
  • 8%2Dinch+foundry+supply+has+been+tight
    Taiwan-based pure-play foundries will raise their 8-inch foundry quotes by more than 15% starting the first quarter of 2021, according to industry sources.
  • MOSFET+chip+prices+may+rise+in+the+near+future
    Taiwan's vendors of LCD driver ICs and MOSFET chips are mulling raising their quotes to reflect increased costs resulting from tight capacity at 8-inch or even 12-inch wafer fabs,...
  • Eight-inch foundry quotes set to rise

    Tuesday 22 September 2020
    Taiwan-based 8-inch foundries will raise their quotes for short lead-time orders by about 10% in the fourth quarter to reflect their extremely tight supply, according to industry...
  • Qualcomm
    Executives at Qualcomm have paid visits to Taiwan-based pure-play foundries for the purpose of securing capacity support if deliveries from China's Semiconductor Manufacturing International...
  • xxx
    Pure-play foundries including TSMC, UMC and VIS are poised to see their fab capacities continue being fully utilized through the end of 2020, according to industry sources.
  • IC+design+houses+striving+for+support+from+foundry+partners
    Taiwan-based IC design houses are striving for capacity at foundry partners whose support will be crucial for their sales performance in fourth-quarter 2020 and first-half 2021, according...
  • TSMC August revenue surges 16%

    Thursday 10 September 2020
    TSMC's August revenue increased about 16% sequentially, while revenue at fellow foundry house United Microelectronics (UMC) declined 4.2% on month. Meanwhile, 8-inch foundry Vanguard...
  • SMIC+may+come+under+US+sanctions
    Taiwan-based fabless chipmakers, with many of them contracting SMIC to manufacture their chips supplied to the Chinese market, are mulling shifting orders away from the China-based...
  • UMC+to+raise+8%2Dinch+foundry+quotes
    United Microelectronics (UMC) has seen its fabs particularly 8-inch ones reach full capacity utilization, and is mulling raising its foundry quotes for 2021, according to industry...
  • The+foundry+sector+may+see+a+shakeup
    The potential blacklisting of SMIC, China's largest pure-play foundry, by the US government may shake up the second-tier pure-play foundry market segment.
  • Foundries+continue+to+enjoy+a+strong+pull%2Din+of+orders+for+notebooks
    Taiwan-based pure-play foundries have seen orders for PCs and handsets ramp up in the third quarter of 2020. Nevertheless, orders for PCs and handsets received thus far for the fourth...
  • VIS+sees+its+8%2Dinch+fabs+running+at+full+capacity
    Eight-inch fab capacity will remain tight until 2021, due mainly to strong demand for display driver ICs and power management chips, according to industry sources.
  • UMC posts record July revenue

    Tuesday 11 August 2020
    Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its July revenue increase 6.3% sequentially to a record high of nearly NT$15.5 billion (US$527.4 million).
  • Eight%2Dinch+foundries+enjoy+strong+demand+for+power+management+chips%2C+display+driver+ICs+and+sensor+
    Pure-play foundries including TSMC, UMC and VIS have raised their 8-inch wafer fabrication quotes by 10-20% recently to reflect their tight capacities, according to industry source...
  • xxx
    Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects 8-inch foundry quotes to be favorable to the company in 2021, judging from the already tight capacities at 8-inch foundries...
  • UMC expects flat 3Q20

    Thursday 30 July 2020
    Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the third quarter of 2020, with its capacity utilization rate remaining...
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