mannerisms

Ruminations on the electronics industry from David Manners, Senior Components Editor on Electronics Weekly.

Manufacturing

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Wafer Prices Rising As Supply Lags Demand

According to the two Taiwan newspapers the Commercial Times and the Economic Daily News  the Taiwanese foundries are swamped with orders, customers are offering a premium for wafers and prices are climbing…

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Panasonic Becomes Intel Foundry Client

Panasonic joins Intel’s foundry client list along with Altera, Achronix, Tabula, Netronome, Microsemi and the unannounced, but long-rumoured, Cisco…

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Gigaphoton Achieves 92W EUV Light Source

EUV has come closer to viability with the announcement by Gigaphoton that it has developed a 92W EUV light source output at 4.2 percent conversion efficiency (CE…

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Silicon Photonics Could Be A Big Deal

The silicon photonics device market, including HPC, future-generation optical data centers, telecom and others applications (sensors, medical and consumer) will grow from around$25 million in 2013 to more than $700 million in 2024, at a 38% CAGR. In 2018, says Yole Développement…

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Dialog and AMS In Merger Talks

A new European semiconductor IDM could be on the cards if talks between AMS, the former Austria Micro Systems, and Dialog bear fruit…

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TSMC At Full Capacity

TSMC will run at 100% fab utilisation throughout the second half of the year, reports Digitimes.

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72 Fabs Closed 2009-13

72 fabs were closed between 2009-2013 and another nine fabs are to close this year, says IC Insights…

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UMC Expansive

Threatened by SMIC for 40nm orders, UMC is to ramp its 40nm capacity, reports DigiTimes.

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