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Display’s driver chips in deficit

Deficit of chips necessary for driving displays, affected the enlargement of TV panels in 2020. Display driver ICs can be also used for monitors, and panel makers often prefer monitor panels segment to improve profitability. Major panel makers in the second half of last year tended to prefer large-sized products… Read More »Display’s driver chips in deficit

Power outage at UMC may aggravate problems with automotive semiconductors supply

A power outage took place at the UMC Taiwanese foundry. About half of UMC’s 200mm wafer production capacity was affected by power outages. Automotive electronic semiconductors production line has been affected. The UMC power outage is expected to aggravate production disruptions, while the auto industry is struggling due to a… Read More »Power outage at UMC may aggravate problems with automotive semiconductors supply

Samsung Exynos 2100 (SoC)

Exynos 2100 is a system-on-chip (SoC) combining a central processing unit (CPU),  graphics processing unit (GPU), and a 5G communication modem into one chip.  It will be installed on Samsung Electronics’ strategic smartphone Galaxy S21 series, which will be unveiled this month. Produced by applying the 5 nanometer (nm) extreme… Read More »Samsung Exynos 2100 (SoC)

China’s progress on self reliance in semiconductor industry

Chinese semiconductor self-sufficiency rate is forecast to be at 25% in 2025. This is far below China’s 2025 semiconductor self-sufficiency target of 70%. Last year, the self-sufficiency rate was at 15%. In the global semiconductor market worth $145 billion, the number of semiconductors produced in China by Chinese companies was… Read More »China’s progress on self reliance in semiconductor industry

Will TSMC build a plant in Japan?

Media speculate about Taiwan TSMC building a new factory in Japan. TSMC avoided an immediate answer to the question of whether it was true or not. Taiwanese media, including the Taiwan Yonhap News Agency, reported on the 5th that TSMC is considering a plan to build a Japanese factory. They… Read More »Will TSMC build a plant in Japan?

APTC will supply new generation etching equipment to SK Hynix

South Korean semiconductor etching equipment company APTC has successfully commercialized the new polysilicon etching equipment’LEO WH’, which has significantly improved performance compared to the previous one.  Last generation ‘NARDO M’equipment, which can etch metal layers other than polysilicon, also started to generate its first sales. The company’s sales are expected… Read More »APTC will supply new generation etching equipment to SK Hynix