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SDRAM market to face oversupply on more available 12-inch wafer capacity

Nov 11, 16:03

With more 12-inch wafer foundries engaged in producing specialty DRAM products, an oversupply is likely to take place in the global SDRAM memory market during the fourth quarter of...

Apple, Samsung said to be developing 12-inch tablets

Oct 14, 11:51

Apple and Samsung Electronics are said to be planning to release 12-inch tablets. Apple is currently cooperating with Quanta Computer on the project, while Samsung is developing the...

Tablet players turning to focus on large-size products

TSMC 12-inch fabs running at 75-80% of capacity, say sources

Sep 12, 12:10

The capacity utilization rates of 12-inch fabs at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have dropped to 75-80% recently as slow demand for high-end smartphones in the...

Samsung, Apple reportedly developing 12-inch and above tablets

Aug 12, 11:46

Samsung is reportedly developing tablets with a 12-inch or larger display echoing rumors that Apple reportedly has similar plans. Sources from the upstream supply chain believe the...

Macronix ramping utilization rate at 12-inch fab

Jul 31, 11:50

Macronix International managed to ramp up the capacity utilization rate of its 12-inch fab to 88% in the second quarter of 2013, while beginning to transform its 8-inch fab into a...

UMC reportedly to build a 12-inch fab in China

Jul 16, 22:06

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) reportedly plans to spend US$300 million to set up a 12-inch fab in Xiamen, China in cooperation with the local government. The planned 12-inch...

UMC Singapore unit expands and puts focus on R&D

May 22, 20:43

United Microelectronics (UMC) announced on May 22 that its 12-inch fab in Singapore has turned into a dedicated R&D facility for advanced specialty process technologies.

Powerchip to sell 12-inch fab tools for NT$6 billion, says report

Newswatch - Apr 25, 16:16

Powerchip Technology's planned sale of individual production equipment installed at its P3 12-inch wafer fab has come to a conclusion, with 10 companies looking to make their purchases...

ProMOS, Globalfoundries agree on sale of 12-inch fab equipment

Mar 28, 16:22

Taiwan-based ProMOS Technologies announced on March 28 that the company has agreed with Globalfoundries on the sale of more than 1,000 items of production equipment installed at its...

Globalfoundries, TI beat rivals to buy Powerchip 12-inch fab equipment

Jan 29, 22:00

Globalfoundries and Texas Instruments (TI) reportedly have defeated a group of Taiwan-based niche memory chip providers to win the rights for the purchase of a major portion of the...

Globalfoundries, TI in bid to purchase Powerchip 12-inch fab equipment

Jan 28, 22:59

Globalfoundries and Texas Instruments (TI) have both provided offers to acquire part of the equipment installed at Powerchp Technology's P3 12-inch plant, bringing uncertainty to...

Nanya says 12-inch fab capacity for fabless customers sufficient

Jan 22, 15:01

Nanya Technology is confident that it will have enough capacity for its IC design customers, according to company president Charles Kau.

ESMT to acquire part of Powerchip foundry fab

Stockwatch - Jan 21, 22:31

Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT), a Taiwan-based provider of niche-market memory chips, has announced plans to buy part of the facilities at one of Powerchip Technology's...

ProMOS fails again to sell 12-inch fab

Dec 12, 22:09

ProMOS Technologies failed, for the second time, on December 12 to sell its 12-inch fab located in Taichung, central Taiwan, through an open bid despite offerings from Vanguard International...

Mirle in talks to ink supply contracts with China-based panel makers

Dec 4, 14:26

Mirle Automation reportedly is accelerating its talks with two major China-based panel makers in order to ink TFT LCD equipment supply contracts for 2013. The equipment maker is also...

Opening bids for ProMOS 12-inch fab delayed

Newswatch - Nov 29, 15:18

ProMOS Technologies was originally scheduled to determine a buyer for its 12-inch fab located in Taichung, central Taiwan, in an open bid held today (November 29). However, as bidders...

VIS likely to win bid to take up ProMOS 12-inch fab

Nov 28, 22:04

ProMOS Technologies will hold an open bid to liquidate its 12-inch fab at the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) on November 29. Some industry watchers believe that Vanguard International...

Powerchip may sell 12-inch fab equipment and land separately

Nov 28, 21:31

Powerchip Technology may tear down its P3 12-inch fab and sell the production equipment and land separately if it cannot liquidate the plant in one lot. Potential buyers including...

VIS in bid to acquire ProMOS 12-inch fab

Nov 26, 10:39

Faced with increased competition from Powerchip Technology in the LCD driver IC foundry sector, Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is actively pursuing a bid to acquire ProMOS...

ProMOS to sell fab by year-end, become fabless

Nov 6, 11:11

ProMOS Technologies has announced plans to sell its 12-inch wafer plant and related facilities through open bidding by the end of 2012, in a move to become a fabless memory-IC comp...

ProMOS to become fabless

Chipbond 12-inch gold bumping lines to operate at full capacity in September

Sep 11, 16:33

LCD driver IC packaging and testing firm Chipbond Technology will see its 12-inch gold bumping lines operate at full capacity in September thanks to orders from Renesas Electronics,...

Chipbond 3Q12 sales driven by demand for small-size panel driver ICs

Aug 21, 01:15

Consolidated revenues at Chipbond Technology are set to increase 5-10% sequentially in the third quarter of 2012, driven by strong demand for its 12-inch bumping services used for...

Samsung, Toshiba consider slowing capacity expansion to hold NAND flash prices

Jul 6, 02:00

Samsung Electronics and Toshiba reportedly are mulling plans to decelerate capacity expansion at their 12-inch fabs in order to stop NAND chip prices from falling further, according...

TSMC has no plans to purchase Renesas 12-inch fab, says chairman

Jul 5, 01:45

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has no plans to take up Renesas Electronics' 12-inch fab in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, but will continue to maintain a close...

Microsoft, Intel expect Windows 8 to help energize the netbook market

Jun 19, 01:40

As Microsoft is aggressively preparing its Windows 8 and Windows RT for launch in October to compete against Apple, sources from notebook players pointed out that Microsoft and Intel...

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Samsung to build new 12-inch fab for logic ICs

Jun 8, 14:42

Samsung Electronics has unveiled plans to build a new fabrication line in Hwaseong, South Korea, to meet the growing demand for logic products.

UMC holds groundbreaking ceremony for new facilities at 12-inch fab

May 24, 16:26

United Microelectronics (UMC) on May 24 held a groundbreaking ceremony for the fifth and sixth phase (P5 and P6) construction of its 12-inch plant located in southern Taiwan. Equipment...

UMC to break ground for new factories at Fab 12A

May 15, 12:09

United Microelectronics (UMC) will soon break ground for the fifth and sixth phase construction of its 12-inch fab located at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP), according to...

UMC to break ground for new factory buildings at 12-inch fab in May

Apr 10, 01:30

United Microelectronics (UMC) is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for new factory buildings (Phase 5 and 6) at its 12-inch Fab 12A located at the Southern Taiwan Science...

UMC is set to break ground for new facilities at its 12-inch fab in southern Taiwan

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.

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