It’s the thin edge of the wedge
Prices of 12-inch silicon wafers may rise by as much as 20 percent in 2017.
UMC is expected to move its 14nm FinFET process to volume production in the second quarter of 2017.
16nm doing well but 20nm slumps
Taiwan’s chip foundries are raking in more cash in the third quarter than ever before, according to a new report.
Foundry UMC is expecting its shipments to fall by five percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, as a result of ongoing inventory adjustments within the industry supply chain.
China and TaiwanIC foundries gearing up
IC foundries based in China and Taiwan are all gearing up for a huge growth in microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices.
Fings ain't what they used to be
Semiconductor companies are planning a round of lay-offs in the Far East as sales start to dry up.
Not worth it yet
UMC is slowing down its move to 28nm production capacity due to a less-optimistic outlook for demand in the second half of 2015.
United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post an up to 5 per cent decrease in wafer shipments for the third quarter of 2015.
Will allow Chinese 28nm products
UMC is considering a plan to speed up a shift to the 18nm process at its fabs in Taiwan.