Foundry revenue estimated to grow in 1Q20, while COVID-19 may hinder future demand
March 20, 2020The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a reduction in the demand for end-products; its impact on the foundry industry will likely surface in 2Q20, says TrendForce.
Semiconductor industry avoids direct impact of coronavirus
February 21, 2020The semiconductor industry appears to have escaped the direct impact of the coronavirus crisis so far, but the market is likely to suffer the repercussions as the outbreak slows or suspends production among electronics manufacturers, according to Omdia.
5 semiconductor companies hold 53% of global wafer capacity
February 18, 2020The world’s top-five wafer capacity leaders each had capacity of more than 1,000,000 wafer starts per month, says IC Insights.
China only region to register pure-play foundry market growth
January 16, 2020Rise of China-based fabless IC suppliers offers increased opportunities for foundries, IC Insights states in a recent report.
Wafer capacity by feature size shows rapid growth at <10nm
October 18, 2019Leading-edge processes (<28nm) took over as the largest portion in terms of monthly installed capacity available in 2015. By the end of 2019, <28nm capacity is forecast to represent about 49 percent of the IC industry’s total capacity.
UMC receives final approval for acquisition of Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor
September 27, 2019Semiconductor foundry, United Microelectronics Corporation, has received the final "green light" for the full acquisition of Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (MIFS), the former 300mm wafer foundry joint venture between UMC and Fujitsu Semiconductor Limited (FSL).
TSMC’s fab investments set the stage for sale surge in 2H19
September 26, 2019Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company’s heavy investments in advanced wafer-fab technology are set to pay off significantly for the world’s largest silicon foundry as it continues the production ramp of 7nm ICs in the second half of this year, according to IC Insights.
Tsinghua Unigroup’s DRAM fab will have some hurdles to overcome
September 13, 2019Tsinghua Unigroup’s DRAM fab is scheduled for completion in 2021 but technology remains the biggest challenge to production, says TrendForce
Tsinghua to enter the DRAM business
July 01, 2019This forms a new milestone for China on the road to developmental independency of DRAM products after the US put JHICC on the Entity List.
Global top ten foundries for 2Q19 perform less-than-expected
June 13, 2019According to TrendForce’s latest statistics, the weakened demand in 1Q persisted well into 2Q as a result of political and economic instability.
Katana Silicon Technologies suing Samsung
June 04, 2019Texas-based Katana Silicon Technologies (KST) is suing Samsung Electronics, alleging infringement of two patents relating to state-of-the-art technologies used in the manufacturing of semiconductor devices.
DRAM at core of class-action suit against UMC
March 20, 2019The law firm of Gainey McKenna & Egleston have filed a class action lawsuit against United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of those who purchased or acquired the securities of UMC in the class period between October 28, 2015 and November 1, 2018.
Trendforce ranks the global top 10 IC foundries for 2019
March 18, 2019Development momentum of advanced production processes has been dropping due to weakening demand in most end markets, including smartphones, says Trendforce.
Total fab equipment spending reverses course says SEMI
December 18, 2018Total fab equipment spending in 2019 is projected to drop 8%, a sharp reversal from the previously forecast increase of 7% as fab investment growth has been revised downward for 2018 to 10% from the 14% predicted in August, according to the latest edition of the World Fab Forecast Report published by SEMI.
UMC: "Our DRAM technology design is different"
November 12, 2018“There is a misimpression that UMC did not have any DRAM knowledge or experience. This is emphatically untrue. From 1996 to 2010, UMC accumulated nearly 15 years of experience in manufacturing DRAM products."
UMC charged alongside Fujian Jinhua; issues statement
November 05, 2018The U.S. Justice Dept. announced on November 1, 2018 that a federal grand jury in San Francisco indicted state-owned Fujian Jinhua as well as UMC and three Taiwanese nationals, charging them with conspiracy to steal DRAM technology from Micron.
UMC and Avalanche partner for MRAM development
September 05, 2018United Microelectronics Corporation, and Avalanche Technology, Inc., announces that they have entered a partnership for joint development and production of MRAM to replace embedded flash.
Allegro and UMC sign long-term foundry agreement
August 10, 2018Allegro MicroSystems and semiconductor foundry, United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), have signed a long-term agreement for UMC to continue as Allegro's primary foundry wafer manufacturer.
Micron confirms injunction on some chip products
July 06, 2018Fuzhou Intermediate People's Court, Fujian Province, China notified two Chinese subsidiaries of Micron that it has granted a preliminary injunction in patent infringement cases filed by UMC and Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Co. (Jinhua).
Global memory market likely to reshuffle with UMC winLoad more news
July 04, 2018United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) filed a lawsuit against Micron Technology subsidiaries in China for patent infringements in January 2018, and demanded a compensation of RMB 270 million (USD 40.7 million).