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SMIC, China National Fund and Qualcomm sign letter of intent to invest in SJsemi

Sep 17, 11:21

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) announced on September 16 that the company has signed a letter of intent with China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund (CICIIF)...

Taiwan foundries may soon get green light for 12-inch fabs in China, says report

Newswatch - Aug 12, 21:13

Taiwan-based semiconductor companies may soon be allowed to operate 12-inch fabs in China, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report...

Digitimes Research: China IC foundry output value to rise 10.5% in 2015

Jul 9, 15:12

The output value of China's IC foundry industry is forecast to register a 10.5% increase in 2015 reaching US$3.9 billion, according to Digitimes Research.

XMC likely to be China DRAM hub, says DRAMeXchange

Jul 1, 10:57

Wuhan, Hubei province will likely be chosen to develop China's home-grown DRAM industry, according to DRAMeXchange. Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (XMC), a local 12-inch...

Powerchip inks pact to built 12-inch JV fab in China

Newswatch - Jun 29, 10:42

Powerchip Technology has announced that it has inked an agreement with Hefei Construction Investment and Holding to set up a 12-inch joint venture fab in Hefei, China.

Cirrus Logic shifts orders to TSMC

May 21, 21:05

Cirrus Logic has reportedly shifted its orders back to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) from Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), as the audio chip provider...

Winbond reportedly to place orders with China 12-inch foundry

May 6, 21:55

Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics will likely place orders with Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), a 12-inch wafer foundry in China, according to industry sources.

TSMC hopes to build wholly-owned 12-inch fab in China

Apr 16, 21:59

TSMC would prefer to set up its own 12-inch wafer fab in China, and management is evaluating the feasibility "aggressively," according to the Taiwan-based contract chipma...

TSMC evaluating plans to set up 12-inch fab in China

Commentary: TSMC to lag UMC, Powerchip to build 12-inch fab in China

Apr 16, 14:22

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) may not only lag behind rival United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) but also Powerchip Technology in the race to build 12-inch...

Powerchip reportedly to set up 12-inch wafer fab in China

Apr 14, 11:32

Powerchip Technology will partner with the Hefei city government to set up a joint-venture fab in the capital city of China's Anhui Province, according to industry sources. The JV...

TSMC to construct Fab 15 Phase 5 facility starting May

Apr 9, 22:04

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will break ground for the fifth phase construction of its 12-inch wafer plant in central Taiwan in May, according to industry sour...


UMC begins construction of 12-inch fab in Xiamen

Mar 30, 15:57

United Semiconductor (Xiamen) or United Semi, a subsidiary of United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) in Xiamen, has begun construction of its new 12-inch fab, which is scheduled...

Former SMIC CEO to set up 12-inch wafer plant in Shanghai

Mar 24, 15:26

Richard Chang, former CEO of China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), reportedly will set up a new firm in Shanghai for producing 12-inch silicon...

New 12-inch MacBook expected to make up 15-20% of overall MacBook shipments in 2015

Mar 17, 21:44

The 12-inch MacBook is expected to make up 15-20% of Apple's overall shipments of MacBook series devices in 2015, according to panel supply chains.

Xintec 12-inch wafer-level CSP ready for volume production in 2H15, says chairman

Mar 17, 20:01

Image sensor packaging house Xintec will have its 12-inch wafer-level chip-scale package (WL-CSP) line ready for volume production in the second half of 2015, according to company...

Xintec chairman Robert Kuan

MacBook USB Type-C adoption to expand penetration

Mar 12, 13:54

Apple has adopted a USB Type-C port in its new 12-inch MacBook, and connector makers expect the move to prompt other notebook and smartphone vendors to follow suit and equip their...

Digitimes Research: Apple notebook shipments to grow 30% sequentially in 2Q15 thanks to new MacBook products

Mar 11, 14:23

Apple is set to ship its new 12-inch MacBook on April 10 and has also upgraded the specifications of its MacBook Pro/Air notebooks. At the same time, Apple is reducing the inventory...

Apple unveils new ultra-thin 12-inch MacBook

Mar 10, 12:19

Apple has unveiled a new MacBook product line with every component having been redesigned to create a Mac that weighs two pounds and is 13.1mm thin, according to the vendor. The new...

Apple new 12-inch ultra-thin MacBook

Notebook vendors eye 12-inch notebooks

Jan 26, 22:25

Many notebook brand vendors are planning to release 12-inch notebooks for 2015 and expect the 12-inch product segment to enjoy the fastest growth for the year, according to sources...

Quanta ramping production of 12-inch MacBook Air, say supply chain sources

Jan 13, 15:12

Taiwan-based ODM Quanta Computer has begun volume production of the new 12-inch MacBook Air, paving the way for Apple to launch the device in the first quarter of 2015, according...

Samsung reportedly grabs processor orders for Apple Watch

Jan 9, 10:37

Samsung Electronics' 28nm process technology has reportedly obtained orders for the Apple Watch set for launch in March 2015. The orders call for 3,000-4,000 12-inch wafers monthly,...

UMC allowed to invest in 12-inch foundry in China

Jan 6, 10:45

United Microelectronics' (UMC) application to invest in a 12-inch foundry in Xiamen, China has been approved by Taiwan's investment commission. UMC is allowed to invest a total of...

UTAC said to set up 12-inch wafer-level packaging line in Taiwan

Dec 23, 15:13

United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC), a Singapore-based assembly and test company, will continue its investment in Taiwan in 2015 by setting up a 12-inch wafer-level packaging line,...

HLMC said to invest NT$100 billion to build new fab

Dec 22, 21:36

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) will invest around NT$100 billion (US$3.2 billion) to build a new 12-inch wafer fab in 2015, according to industry sources.

Apple supply chain preparing for new MacBook Air and Apple Watch

Dec 22, 15:32

Following a pilot production at the end of 2014, Apple's new 12-inch MacBook Air is expected to enter mass production in the first quarter of 2015, according to sources from the upstream...

Sony to launch 12-inch tablet in 1Q15, say Taiwan makers

Oct 24, 11:49

Sony Mobile Communications will launch a 12-inch tablet in the first quarter of 2015. Several other vendors are also developing large-size tablets for launch in the first or second...

Volume shipments of new MacBook Air to begin in November, say Taiwan makers

Oct 15, 15:42

Shipments of a new MacBook Air model, reportedly equipped with a 12-inch Retina screen, have begun in small volumes and large-volume shipments will begin in November, according to...

UMC to build 12-inch fab in Xiamen, keep 28/14nm production in Taiwan

Oct 13, 13:56

Having reached an agreement to invest in a 12-inch fab in Xiamen, China recently, United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has insisted that it will keep its advanced manufacturing...

12-inch MacBook Air starts small-volume production

Oct 8, 11:00

Taiwan-based ODM Quanta Computer started production of 12-inch MacBook Air in small volumes in October and will gradually increase output beginning November, according to sources...

Apple 12-inch tablet may adopt Mac OS, iOS-integrated operating system

Oct 6, 21:52

Apple's rumored 12-inch tablet, which is said to be scheduled for release in 2015, may become the vendor's first device to feature an operating system that integrates Mac OS and iOS,...

Production schedules at 12-inch fabs begin to loosen

Aug 28, 12:07

While most 8-inch fabs of major foundries are expected to run at full capacity until the end of 2014, production schedules at 12-inch fabs, particularly those of second-tier foundry...

Scientech to ramp wet-process semiconductor equipment

Aug 21, 22:03

Equipment supplier Scientech has had its 12-inch wet-process semiconductor equipment verified by IC backend service firms, paving the way for the firm to ramp up shipments beginning...

SPIL to take over idle ProMOS 12-inch fab for NT$6.4 billion

Aug 19, 22:06

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has won the bid to take over the idle 12-inch fab of ProMOS Technologies for NT$6.4 billion (US$213.62 million). SPIL will use the fab to develop...

ProMOS idle 12-inch fab is up for grabs

Aug 11, 12:19

A number of semiconductor firms, including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Micron Technology, Globalfoundries and Toshiba, are likely to participate in an open...

UMC to ramp 28nm wafer capacity

Aug 1, 14:58

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to ramp up its capacity for 28nm 12-inch wafers to 12,000 units by the fourth quarter of 2014 and further expand to 25,000 units in...

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    Apple new 12-inch ultra-thin MacBook

    Apple has unveiled a new MacBook product line. Apple claims every component has been redesigned to create a Mac that weighs just two pounds and is 13.1mm thin. The new MacBook features...

    Photo: Company, Mar 12.

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    Asustek C300 Chromebook

    Asustek Computer has announced its Chromebook family powered by latest Intel Bay Trail-M processors. Available in two screen sizes - the 12-inch C200 model and 13-inch C300 - Asustek's...

    Photo: Company, Jun 26.

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    Microsoft Surface Pro 3 tablet/notebook

    Microsoft has introduced the Surface Pro 3, a tablet and also a notebook. The device has multiple processor, RAM and storage options intersect with a design that, with a simple snap...

    Photo: Company, May 22.

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    Canon 202x205mm image sensor

    Canon has developed what it claims is the world's largest CMOS image sensor, with a chip size measuring 202x205mm. The newly-developed CMOS sensor is among the largest chips that...

    Photo: Company, Sep 10.

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    FormFactor 300mm full-wafer test solution for DRAM

    FormFactor has introduced its next-generation 300mm (12-inch) full-wafer-contact probe card for DRAM devices - the SmartMatrix 100 probe solution. Incorporating a proprietary probe...

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