According to a source from an IC design company, the still-tight production capacity trend may encourage TSMC, a wafer foundry, to raise its foundry quotations in June, and other foundries in Taiwan may also follow suit. Another price hike in the third quarter of 2022.
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Moreover, TSMC and other pure-play foundries in Taiwan may have experienced a decline in chip orders for consumer electronics and other mass-market applications, but orders for automotive, high-performance computing and IoT device applications are filling up quickly, sources said.
“TSMC, UMC, World Advanced, and NSMC continue to exceed 100% fab capacity utilization while securing more long-term contracts. The overall demand outlook remains positive, driving foundries to build additional fab capacity. ‘ the source said.