China-based IC production to represent 21.2% of China IC market in 2026
May 19, 2022Foreign companies – such as Samsung, SK Hynix, TSMC and others – are expected continue to comprise more than 50% of IC production in China through 2026, says IC Insights.
DENSO and USJC collaborate on 300mm IGBT production
April 26, 2022DENSO and United Semiconductor Japan (USJC), a subsidiary of global semiconductor foundry UMC, have agreed to collaborate on the production of power semiconductors at USJC’s 300mm fab.
Localisation of chip manufacturing rising
April 25, 2022According to TrendForce, Taiwan is crucial to the global semiconductor supply chain, accounting for a 26% market share of semiconductor revenue in 2021, ranking second in the world. Its IC design and packaging & testing industries also account for a 27% and 20% global market share, ranking second and first in the world, respectively. Firmly in the pole position, Taiwan accounts for 64% of the foundry market.
Taiwan struck by 6.6 magnitude earthquake
March 23, 2022Updated: A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Taiwan on Wednesday morning. The quake was soon after followed by another 6.1 magnitude quake, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) reports.
Strong earthquake hits northeastern Japan
March 17, 2022A powerful magnitude 7.3 earthquake occurred off the coast of Fukushima, Japan on the evening of March 16. Most of northeastern Japan is a production center for global upstream semiconductor raw materials.
Top 10 foundries post record 4Q21 performance
March 14, 2022The output value of the world’s top 10 foundries in 4Q21 reached USD 29.55 billion, or 8.3% growth QoQ, according to TrendForce’s research.
Semi industry capex forecasted to reach over $190B this year
March 02, 20222020-2022 is expected to become the first three year period of double-digit capex growth since 1993-1995.
UMC's Hejian subsidiary resumes production
February 24, 2022On February 14, UMC suspended production at its 8-inch wafer fab subsidiary, HeJian Technology, located in Suzhou, China due to a suspected case of a COVID-19 infection, as previously reported by Evertiq.
UMC expands with new 22nm wafer fab in Singapore
February 24, 2022Taiwan’s United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) says it is investing USD 5 billion in a new wafer fab in Singapore. The new capacity is scheduled to come online in 2024 as the company aims to help alleviate the current chip shortage.
UMC temporarily suspends production at HeJian fab
February 14, 2022United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has suspended production at its 8-inch wafer fab subsidiary, HeJian Technology, located in Suzhou, China, after the company suspected an employee had contracted a COVID-19 infection.
Mobile phone AMOLED panels to reach 46% market penetration in 2022
January 06, 2022Benefiting from expanded introduction of AMOLED mobile phone models by Apple, Samsung and Chinese brands, the market penetration rate of AMOLED panels for mobile phones in 2021 was 42%, according to TrendForce's investigations.
No major impact on Taiwan DRAM and foundry fabs following earthquake
January 04, 2022An earthquake that was around magnitude 6.0 on the Richter scale occurred off the east coast of Taiwan at 5:46PM local time on January 3, 2022.
Foundry revenue rises by 12% QoQ for 3Q21, says TrendForce
December 03, 2021Although the demand for end products related to the stay-at-home economy slowed down as many countries saw rising vaccination rates and were partially lifting social distancing restrictions, the decline in foundry orders from this source was more than offset by the traditional peak season for smartphones, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Micron and UMC team up to strengthen supply chains
December 02, 2021Micron says it is expanding its business relationship with United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), which will provide "Micron opportunities to secure supply for automotive, mobile and critical customers into the future."
Micron and UMC reaches a global settlement
November 26, 2021According to the global settlement agreement, both companies will globally withdraw their complaints against the other party, and UMC will make a one-time payment of an undisclosed amount to Micron.
Top25 semiconductor suppliers' sales growth to skyrocket
November 18, 2021The semiconductor market is forecast to increase 23% this year, fueled by changing habits caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and the subsequent economic rebound from it in 2021, says IC Insights. The market research company also provides a projected ranking of the top 25 semiconductor suppliers based on sales growth rate.
What happened to my chip supply?
November 15, 2021The pandemic did indeed send massive ripples through supply chains around the globe – but it was never the start of the semiconductor crisis, the semiconductor supply chain was on shaky legs long before COVID-19 shut down entire countries and trade.
Annual foundry revenue to reach historical high in 2022
October 28, 2021While the global electronics supply chain experienced a chip shortage, the corresponding shortage of foundry capacities also led various foundries to raise their quotes, resulting in an over 20% YoY increase in the total annual revenues of the top 10 foundries for both 2020 and 2021, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
IC Industry at heart of possible China takeover of Taiwan
October 14, 2021Combined, China and Taiwan would hold about 37% of global IC capacity, almost 3 times that of North America. IC Insights discusses the current high tension environment between China and Taiwan and what it could mean for the IC industry.
When will this chip squeeze end? In 2H22 says TrendForceLoad more news
October 07, 2021A continued high demand and not enough capacity has seen the continuation of a very persistent chip shortage. But the question is, when can we expect this to end? Well, market intelligence provider TrendForce says it wont happen until the second half of 2022.