GlobalWafers expects global IC market to be stable in 2H15
Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers expects the global IC market to be stable in the second half of 2015 mainly due to stable demand for ICs used in smart wearable devices and smartphones as well as automotive ICs and power ICs, according to the company.
GlobalWafers is expanding production capacity for annealed wafers and epitaxial wafers, with the expansion to be completed in the second half of 2015, the company said. GlobalWafers Japan has seen overall production costs drop due to depreciation of the Japanese yen, and this will contribute to GlobalWafers’ non-operating profit.
GlobalWafers shareholders, at its 2015 meeting on June 23, passed the distribution of a cash dividend per share of NT$5.70 (US$0.185) for 2014, accounting for 86.36% of the corresponding EPS of NT$6.60.