Wafer prices to soar next year
Published in News

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 ready for 14nm in the second quarter
Published in Processors


UMC is expected to  move its 14nm FinFET process to volume production in the second quarter of 2017.

Analysts claim Taiwan foundries coining in cash
Published in Processors


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.

UMC expects chip shipping fall
Published in Processors


Falling capacity

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.

MEMS market boom coming
Published in Wearables
15 September 2015

MEMS market boom coming


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.

Semiconductor makers brace for lay-offs
Published in Processors


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.

UMC slows 28nm expansion
Published in Processors


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.  

UMC expects wafer shipments fall
Published in News


Predicted slump

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post an up to 5 per cent decrease in wafer shipments for the third quarter of 2015. 

UMC plans speeding up 18nm process development
Published in News


Will allow Chinese 28nm products

UMC is considering a plan to speed up a shift to the 18nm process at its fabs in Taiwan.

Wafer shipments will remain flat
Published in News


UMC waiting 28 nm process sales to grow

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics has warned that its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat while sales generated from 28nm process technology grow.