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Aptos expanding 12-inch wafer level packaging business

Mar 14, 14:30

Aptos Technology, which specializes in backend services for the production of NAND flash chips and devices such as microSD cards, announced March 13 that two of its subsidiaries will...

Globalfoundries to acquire ProMOS for NT$20-30 billion, say sources

Feb 24, 01:45

Globalfoundries reportedly has agreed to take over financially-troubled ProMOS Technologies for NT$20-30 billion (US$0.7-1 billion), according to industry sources. By adding ProMOS'...

ProMOS to delist from Taiwan stock market on March 26

DRAM firms' entry into foundry market could lead to oversupply, says VIS chair

Feb 21, 12:20

With Taiwan-based DRAM chipmakers allocating more of their 12-inch capacities to produce non-memory products on an OEM basis, oversupply might surface in some foundry segments of...

VIS chairman Chang Ching-chu

Chip fab spending set to decline in 2012, says SEMI

Jan 11, 15:47

Semiconductor fab equipment spending is expected to decline by approximately 11% in 2012, according to SEMI's preliminary forecast. Spending is projected to drop in the first half...

STATS ChipPAC Taiwan to post sales growth in 1Q12 on short lead-time orders, says report

Newswatch - Jan 5, 14:00

Revenues at STATS ChipPAC Taiwan Semiconductor are expected to register slight sequential growth in the first quarter of 2012, thanks to a pull-in of testing orders for logic ICs...

Samsung Austin Semiconductor ramps new 12-inch fab

Dec 6, 12:05

Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Samsung Electronics' only wafer fabrication plant located outside Korea, has announced the completion of its 300mm automated fab, S2.

Powerchip mass producing driver ICs at 90nm

Dec 6, 11:02

Powerchip Technology has announced mass production of the foundry segment's 90nm high-voltage process technology for small- to medium-size driver ICs used in mobile device applications,...

Taiwan should not waste 12-inch capacity and manpower, says Winbond chairman

Dec 6, 01:45

While Taiwan's DRAM industry has been in serious trouble, the established 12-inch fab capacity and corresponding manpower in Taiwan should not be wasted and instead can be shifted...

TSMC board passes budget for advanced capacity expansion

Nov 9, 10:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) board of directors on November 8 approved a capex appropriation of US$1.06 billion specifically for increasing advanced technology...

Intel faces dropping Atom revenues

Oct 20, 01:25

Intel's Atom processor and chipset business revenues dropped 32% on year to only US$269 million in the third quarter of 2011, indicating that the netbook market has been strongly...

Rexchip might ramp R2 for Elpida

Sep 16, 01:20

Elpida Memory is likely to remove some of its production lines from Japan to Rexchip Electronics's second 12-inch fab, R2, which has been left idle since the shell construction was...

Semiconductor output on 12-inch wafers to nearly double by 2015, says IHS

Aug 24, 09:42

Semiconductor manufacturing using 12-inch wafers will see production nearly double from 2010 to 2015 as chip producers increasingly employ them for older, more mature products, according...

Macronix allocates more capacity to flash production

Jul 28, 17:00

Macronix International has said that capacity at its newly-opened 12-inch fab has almost all shifted to NOR flash production to meet demand for new orders. The capacity was originally...

VIS reportedly offers to buy ProMOS 12-inch fab

Jul 4, 11:46

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), a Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) affiliate specializing in analog/mixed-signal and logic ICs, has offered to acquire...

ProMOS 12-inch fab at CTSP, central Taiwan

Elpida shifts partial capacity back to PC DRAM

Jun 17, 01:10

Elpida Memory has recently moved 20,000 to 30,000 12-inch wafers of capacity at its Hiroshima plant back to PC DRAM chips due to an unexpected slowing in orders for mobile DRAM used...

Rexchip revises 2011 capex

May 27, 01:15

Rexchip Electronics has budgeted NT$9 billion (US$311 million) in capex for 2011 to ramp a new 12-inch DRAM fab and upgrade to 30nm-class process technology, according to company...

Rexchip president Stephen Chen

Fujitsu to launch 7-inch Android tablet PC in 3Q11

May 19, 01:00

Japan-based notebook brand Fujitsu has recently launched its self-developed 10.1-inch LifeBook TH40/D tablet PC featuring Windows 7 in Japan, the US and Europe, and the company is...

TSMC receives more requests to produce analog chips using 12-inch, advanced processes

May 13, 01:10

A number of international analog IC companies have been in talks with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for allocation of 12-inch wafer production capacity to put...

TSMC to ramp new 12-inch fab ahead of schedule

May 6, 01:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has begun equipment move-in for the phase 1 facility of a new 12-inch fab (Fab 15) with volume production of 28nm technology products...

STATS ChipPAC expands TSV offering

Apr 19, 10:38

STATS ChipPAC has expanded its 300mm through silicon via (TSV) offering with the addition of mid-end manufacturing capabilities, according to the company.

Formosa Sumco gearing up for capacity expansion

Apr 15, 01:25

Formosa Sumco Technology (FST) has revealed plans to expand its capacity for 12-inch silicon wafers to 300,000 units a month from the present 180,000. New capacity is scheduled to...

UMC gearing up for 12-inch capacity expansion, says report

Newswatch - Apr 6, 14:20

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to allocate almost 90% of company capex for 2011 to expand capacity at its 12-inch wafer plants, Fab 12A and Fab 12i, according to...

Prices for 12-inch blank wafers to rise 15% in 3Q11, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 29, 14:34

Prices for 12-inch blank wafers are likely to rise by more than 15% in the third quarter of 2011, prompted by concerns over supply constraints stemming from the March 11 earthquake...

Chipbond gearing up to expand capacity for 12-inch wafers

Mar 3, 15:05

With more LCD driver IC firms moving from 8-inch wafers to 12-inch, backend service provider Chipbond Technology is set to expand capacity for 12-inch wafers in 2011, according to...

Taiwan analog IC prices affected by TI 12-inch fab going on-line

Mar 2, 01:00

With Texas Instrument's (TI) 12-inch fab to soon commence production of analog ICs and the company lowering prices since the second half of 2010, a new analog IC price war is expected...

Inotera reportedly experiencing yield issues during process transition

Feb 22, 01:10

Inotera Memories is reportedly experiencing yield difficulties in back-end processes for 12-inch wafers and has produced 20,000-30,000 wafers of defective chips. Inotera transitioned...

Switch to 8-inch wafers to provide sufficient capacity and inventory flexibility for analog IC design houses

Jan 26, 01:45

With the imminent entry of Texas Instrument's (TI) 12-inch analog IC process, Taiwan-based analog IC design houses have looked to transition to 8-inch wafers since the second half...

Netbooks to maintain shipments above 30 million in 2011

Jan 20, 01:15

The netbook market is expected to maintain shipments of about 30 million units in 2011 with the top-three vendors to ship about six million units each, according to sources from notebook...

STATS ChipPAC expands WLP offering with 12-inch manufacturing in Taiwan

Jan 18, 12:00

STATS ChipPAC has announced the expansion of its wafer-level package (WLP) offering with new 300mm manufacturing capabilities in Taiwan. The 300mm WLP operation is located in Hsinchu...

Wuhan Xinxin to expand capacity for 65nm and 40nm processes

Jan 13, 16:24

Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing, a 12-inch chip plant located in the central China province of Hubei, has passed an environmental impact assessment for its expansion plan,...

Powerchip sends 40nm process NAND flash samples to clients

Jan 12, 15:00

Powerchip Technology has already delivered samples of NAND flash chips built using a 40nm process to clients, according to the company, adding that its flash business will target...

Ilitek controls over 50% share of China's handset TFT LCD driver IC market

Jan 11, 12:26

LCD driver IC design house ILI Technology (Ilitek) currently controls more than half of China's market for handset TFT LCD driver ICs, and expects shipments to continue to increase...

TSMC reportedly sees Nvidia orders increase by 60%

Jan 6, 01:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly has seen its Nvidia orders increase by 60% mainly because of strong demand for Tegra 2 processors. TSMC declined to comment...

More details of Asustek 12-inch Eee Pad revealed

Dec 27, 16:02

Asustek Computer is set to announce its 12-inch Eee Slate EP121 tablet PC featuring an Intel Core i5 processor with Windows 7 at Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011 and will start...

Rexchip ramping up production for 2Gb DDR3

Dec 21, 02:20

Rexchip Electronics is expected to output 20,000 12-inch wafers for 2Gb DDR3 memory in December, and allocate its entire capacity to produce 2Gb chips in the first quarter of 2011.

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