China does not exclude force to resolve “Taiwan issue”
October 18, 2022President Xi Jinping, during the opening of a major party meeting, told the crowd that it is up to the Chinese people to resolve disputes with Taiwan – and that the country does not exclude the use of force to do so.
Is the semiconductor shortage over?
September 27, 2022Although there are still sporadic shortages of specific components, the curtain has officially fallen on a two-year wave of shortages in general, and brands have gradually suspended stocking in response to changes in market conditions.
Strong earthquake shakes Taiwan
September 19, 2022Updated: A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Taitung in the southeastern part of Taiwan on Sunday, local time, reports the Central Weather Bureau (CBW), the country's seismological center.
Are Micron and the Taiwanese semi suppliers the canaries in the coal mine?
August 02, 2022Early warning signs of a turning point in the semiconductor industry cycle becoming more evident.
Material shortages impede semiconductor equipment lead time
June 28, 2022According to TrendForce, semiconductor equipment is once again facing the dilemma of extended lead times up to 18-30 months.
2022 will see a focus on 12-inch capacity expansion
June 23, 2022TrendForce says that global wafer foundry capacity will increase by approximately 14% annually in 2022.
1Q22 foundry output value up 8.2% QoQ, says TrendForce
June 21, 2022TrendForce says that, although demand for consumer electronics remains weak, structural growth demand in the semiconductor industry including for servers, high-performance computing, automotive, and industrial equipment has not flagged, becoming a key driver for medium and long term foundry growth.
The continuation of the shortage situation
May 30, 20222022 has not even passed the halfway point and has already presented new – major – challenges for the electronics manufacturing supply chain. While the industry is doing all it can to alleviate current supply chain constraints – it still has to fight earthquakes, lockdowns and logistical headaches.
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 earthquakeLoad more news
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.