Highlights of the day: TSMC to increase quotes



Semiconductor production costs are expected to rise further, as the world’s number one pure-play foundry, TSMC, has informed customers that its quotes will increase by 10-20% from next year. Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers has announced clear visibility of orders until the end of 2022. In the display industry, China-based panel maker CSOT has started installing equipment in a factory of modules in India.

TSMC to increase quotes for advanced and mature process technologies by 10-20%: TSMC has notified its customers of a price increase of around 10% for its sub-16nm manufacturing process, with new prices expected to come into effect. force from 2022, according to sources from IC Design Houses.

GlobalWafers sees order visibility extended to end of 2022: Silicon wafer supplier GlobalWafers has seen clear order visibility through end of 2022 and is in talks with more of its customers about long-term contracts, according to company president Doris Hsu.

CSOT begins installation of equipment at panel module factory in India: China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), a display panel manufacturer owned by Chinese group TCL, recently held a ceremony to begin installation of ‘production equipment at its panel module factory in Tirupati, southeast India, industry sources say.


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