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.
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.
Qualcomm and MediaTek take the plunge
Last week it emerged that TSMC may be losing some 28nm orders to other foundries, and now it appears that UMC is snatching its business.
Chips are down prices are up
We need our chips Kim Jong-un
Hopes to outpace UMC