Foundry contract prices are rumoured to have risen by as much as 50% into Q2 of this year, reports Korea’s ETNews.
According to the report, an official from a fabless firm using an 8-inch foundry in Korea said, “Our client has requested an increase in the supply of semiconductors, so we’ve renewed the contract with the foundry supplier at a 50% higher price because apparently the requested quantity cannot be supplied at the previous price.”
ETNews reported that some Fabless companies have been notified that foundry prices will increase by 10% in January next year. The price increase is mainly due to the growing demand for analog chips, power semiconductors and display drivers, as well as the long-term shortage of 8-inch foundry production capacity and the limited production capacity of the industry.
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