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Fire at Renesas’s 12-Inch Wafer Fab Will Aggravate Tight Supply of Automotive MCUs

2021/03/22

Wafer Foundries

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A fire broke out at the 12-inch wafer production line of Renesas’s Naka Factory on March 19. Located in the Japanese city of Hitachinaka, the 12-inch wafer production line of the Naka Factory...

Foundry Market Bulletin_20210322

2021/03/22

Wafer Foundries

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After suspending its operations for about half a month in response to the Texas winter storm, Samsung’s Austin-based Line S2 fab has been gradually resuming operations since March 2...

Delayed Resumption at Samsung’s Texas Fab Will Impair Production of 5G Smartphones and Client SSDs for 2Q21

2021/03/11

Wafer Foundries , Smartphones

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As indicated by the survey of TrendForce, the Line S2 fab of Samsung in Austin, Texas has sustained a power interruption...

Delayed Resumption at Samsung’s Texas Fab Will Impair Production of 5G Smartphones and Client SSDs for 2Q21

2021/03/11

Wafer Foundries , Smartphones

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As indicated by the survey of TrendForce, the Line S2 fab of Samsung in Austin, Texas has sustained a power interruption...

Foundry Market Bulletin_20210308

2021/03/08

Wafer Foundries

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With regards to the progress of the Arizona Fab investment, fab construction is now confirmed to take place across six phases...

Progress in Importation of US Equipment Dispels Doubts on SMIC’s Capacity Expansion for Mature Nodes for Now

2021/03/04

Wafer Foundries

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The latest investigation by the Semiconductor Research Department of TrendForce finds that the major suppliers of WFE (wafer fab equipment) in the US are progressing smoothly in...

Foundry Market Bulletin_20210222

2021/02/22

Wafer Foundries

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The entire state of Texas has been hit hard by a rare winter storm as an arctic air mass moves into the southern part of the U.S...

Blackouts in Texas Caused by Winter Storm Affects Samsung’s Line S2 That Comprises Nearly 5% of Global Foundry Capacity

2021/02/18

NAND Flash , Wafer Foundries

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The entire state of Texas has been hit hard by a rare winter storm as an arctic air mass moves into the southern part of the US...

Blackouts in Texas Caused by Winter Storm Affects Samsung’s Line S2 That Comprises Nearly 5% of Global Foundry Capacity

2021/02/18

NAND Flash , Wafer Foundries

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The entire state of Texas has been hit hard by a rare winter storm as an arctic air mass moves into the southern part of the US...

Foundry Market Bulletin_20210208

2021/02/08

Wafer Foundries

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During its earnings conference on Jan 14, TSMC revealed that it expects to raise its CapEx to...