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.
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.
Optomec receives order for six 3D electronics printers
January 14, 2022Additive manufacturing system supplier, Optomec, says that one of its existing production customers recently purchased another six Aerosol Jet 3D Electronics Printers, bringing its total count to 20 systems.
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.
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.
Taiwan power outage has no impact on memory fabs
May 14, 2021The Hsinta Power Plant in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City was shut down unexpectedly at 2:37 p.m. on May 13 (today local time) due to malfunction. The effect of this incident has been felt across the entire island.
Vanguard to acquire AU Optronics facility
April 30, 2021Taiwanese contract chipmaker Vanguard International Semiconductor Corp. has agreed to purchase an 8-inch semiconductor fab (around 48'400sqm) at Hsinchu Science Park for USD 32.5 million.
Foundry revenue projected to reach historical high in 2021
April 15, 2021As the global economy enters the post-pandemic era, technologies including 5G, WiFi6/6E, and HPC (high-performance computing) have been advancing rapidly, in turn bringing about a fundamental, structural change in the semiconductor industry as well, says TrendForce.
Power outage at UMC Lixing causes large-scale voltage drops in vicinity
January 12, 2021An abnormality which caused a power outage in the GIS (gas insulated switchgear) equipment at UMC’s facilities on Lixing Road, Hsinchu, resulted in a voltage drop for other fabs located in the surrounding area, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
Foundry and DRAM manufacturing unaffected by Taiwan earthquake
December 15, 2020An earthquake that was 6.7 in magnitude occurred off the eastern coast of Taiwan at 9:19 p.m. on December 10. Right after the earthquake had struck, TrendForce immediately began checking the operational statuses of the semiconductor plants in Taiwan and surveying the possible damages resulting from the event.
While close to settling legal case with US, UMC to focus more on foundry business
October 22, 2020UMC has announced today (Oct. 22) that the legal case against the company filed by the U.S. Justice Department for stealing trade secrets could now be resolved as soon as possible, according to TrendForce’s latest investigations.
China's semiconductor industry to brace for impact as SMIC assesses export restrictions
October 05, 2020On October 4, 2020, SMIC made formal announcements assessing the Commerce Department’s notification to SMIC's suppliers that they will be restricted from shipping certain U.S.-originated equipment, components, and raw materials to the Chinese foundry, according to TrendForce's latest investigations.
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.
VIS to acquire Globalfoundries’ Fab 3E in Singapore
January 31, 2019Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS) will acquire Globalfoundries’ Fab 3E in Tampines, Singapore. The transaction includes buildings, facilities, and equipment, as well as IP associated with GF’s MEMS business.
APC acquires Wavelength Electronics
January 29, 2019a UK-based designer and distributor of specialist electronic products and components, APC Technology Group, announces that it has acquired 100% of the share capital of Wavelength Electronics Limited for GBP 494’000 (EUR 571’122).
Automotive is 2nd largest application market for power transistors
June 08, 2017TrendForce’s latest research on the automotive electronics market finds that government policies worldwide to reduce carbon emissions have faciliated faster adoption of ICT-based solutions within the automotive industry.
£25 million to new BAE training facility
March 01, 2017BAE Systems’ site, in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, is home to the UK's submarine design and build capability and the new facility will help nurture the skills required to meet complex engineering challenges.
Worldwide semiconductor foundry market grew 4.4% in 2015
April 13, 2016Breaking a three-year double-digit-growth streak, the worldwide semiconductor foundry market grew 4.4 percent in 2015 to achieve USD 48.8 billion in revenue, according to final results by Gartner.
TSMC to sell 5% of Vanguard International SemiconductorLoad more news
June 16, 2015TSMC has decided to sell 5 percent of its stake in Vanguard International Semiconductor Corporation (VIS) at a price of about NTD 47.37 (EUR 1.36) per share and a total price of approximately NTD 3.88 billion (EUR 111.54 million).