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TSMC monthly 12-inch capacity to hike 37% in 2010, 30% in 2011, says chairman

Dec 6, 11:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expanding its monthly 12-inch capacity to 240,000 wafers at the end of 2010, rising by 37% from a year earlier, and the capacity...

Taiwan-based LCD driver IC designers to adopt 12-inch processes soon

Nov 12, 01:25

LCD driver IC design houses will transition into 12-inch processes at the end of 2010 to the first quarter of 2011. Chipbond Technology is currently the only backend chip packager...

MPI sees LED equipment order visibility through 1Q11

Nov 5, 10:42

MJC Probe (MPI) has seen its order visibility for LED probers and sorters extend to the first quarter of 2011, according to company president Steve Chen.

Macronix scales up investment budget for 12-inch capacity expansion

Oct 26, 15:17

Macronix International's board of directors has approved a budget of NT$27.5 billion (US$900 million) to expand capacity at its 12-inch fab, an increase of NT$7 billion from the company's...

ChipMOS to expand into 12-inch gold bumping

Oct 5, 14:14

Packaging and testing house ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda) has revealed plans to add a new, 12-inch gold bumping production line in Taiwan with the installation set to complete by...

Cando to triple touch panel module monthly capacity at Suzhou plant by the end of 2010

Sep 29, 01:10

Cando, a subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO), expects its touch panel module plant in Suzhou, China to have a monthly capacity of 600,000 units at the end of 2010, increasing from the...

Macronix signs NT$18 billion syndicated loan

Sep 17, 01:05

NOR flash and mask ROM chipmaker Macronix International has obtained a syndicated loan worth NT$18 billion (US$564 million) from 15 banks, to fund the smooth operation of its new...

STATS ChipPAC opens new plant for 300mm eWLB wafer manufacturing

Sep 15, 15:33

STATS ChipPAC on September 15 celebrated the opening of a new manufacturing facility to process 300mm wafers using embedded wafer-level BGA (eWLB) technology. The Singapore-based...

Macronix to spend NT$30 billion on 12-inch fab over two years, says president

Jul 28, 11:54

Macronix International will invest a total of almost NT$30 billion (US$936 million) in its recently-acquired 12-inch wafer fab at the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), northern Taiwan in...

Macronix president CY Lu

Nanya steps up 12-inch fab expansion

Jul 20, 11:18

DRAM maker Nanya Technology has ramped up wafer starts at its 12-inch fab to 40,000 units a month since July, and converted half of the production to 50nm, according to the company...

UMC buys 12-inch tools from TI

Jul 16, 10:30

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced that it is looking to further increase its production capacity with the purchase of numerous 12-inch CMOS chip manufacturing...

TSMC to break ground for new 12-inch fab on July 16

Jul 14, 12:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will break ground soon for the construction of Fab 15 at the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP), according to an invitation to the...

ProMOS to complete sale of 12-inch fab to Macronix in September

Jul 14, 11:41

ProMOS Technology has revealed that it will complete the previously-announced sale of its 12-inch wafer fab at the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), and hand over operation to Macronix...

Powerchip revenues up in June, Nanya and Inotera down

Jul 6, 12:17

Major Taiwan-based DRAM makers saw mixed revenues in June 2010 with mixed results, amid sluggish DRAM prices.

Nanya 8-inch fab running at full capacity

Jun 25, 15:09

Nanya Technology's 8-inch fab is currently running at full capacity, buoyed by growing contract orders, according to the DRAM chipmaker. The company also estimated its bit shipment...

Nanya, Rexchip ahead of schedule on advanced processes

Jun 15, 11:09

DRAM maker Nanya Technology has revealed plans to kick off pilot runs for 12-inch wafer production using a 42nm process in June. Peer Rexchip Electronics will also start deploying...

Speculation arises about possible ProMOS-Elpida partnership for China plant

Jun 8, 11:53

Industry sources in Taiwan speculate ProMOS Technologies will partner with Elpida Memory for a new manufacturing plant in Chongqing, Sichuan province (China). The speculation comes...

DRAM and driver ICs buoying 12-inch wafer demand, says PSC president

Jun 2, 14:29

Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC) is seeing tight capacity at its 12-inch fabs, buoyed by brisk demand for DRAM memory, according to company president Alex Wang. Meanwhile,...

PSC president Alex Wang

Globalfoundries reveals urgent push for 40/45nm process capacity expansion

Jun 1, 14:39

Globalfoundries has announced plans to add nearly 110,000-square feet of clean room space at its 12-inch Fab 1 in Dresden, with the first output from the new facility expected in...

Globalfoundries CEO Doug Grose

Asustek announces Eee Pad

Jun 1, 11:43

Asustek Computer on May 31 announced its Eee Pad series tablet PCs, the EP121 with a 12-inch display and EP101 with a 10-inch display. Both are manufactured by Pegatron Technology.

Asustek Eee Tablet e-book reader

Already-tight NOR flash supply may tighten further

May 25, 13:51

Spansion Japan reportedly will sell its 12-inch NOR flash memory facility, which now has total capacity of 30,000 wafers a month, raising speculation that supply in the global NOR...

TSMC board approves US$1.65 billion for capacity expansion

May 12, 11:47

The board of directors of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved plans to allocate US$1.65 billion, including US$210 million for construction of a new chip...

Rexchip postpones transfer to 45nm process

May 12, 11:42

Due to delivery delays of immersion scanners, DRAM maker Rexchip Electronics will postpone transferring its capacity of 80,000 12-inch wafers to a 45nm process, according to the company...

TSMC 2Q10 revenues to top NT$100 billion; revises market outlook

Apr 28, 11:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has provided positive guidance for the second quarter of 2010, and upwardly revised its forecast for 2010 global semiconductor and...

Morris Chang and Shang-yi Chiang, head of R&D at TSMC

Macronix to invest up to NT$20 billion, hire staff for new 12-inch fab

Apr 19, 10:37

Mask ROM and NOR flash supplier Macronix International will invest NT$15-20 billion (US$478-638 million) in its newly-acquired 12-inch fab over the next two years, according to company...

Macronix to buy ProMOS 12-inch fab for NT$8.5 billion

Apr 16, 16:21

The board of directors of Macronix International has approved plans to buy ProMOS Technologies' 12-inch fab located at the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) for NT$8.5 billion (US$271 mil...

ProMOS and Macronix to finalize 12-inch fab transaction soon

Apr 15, 10:50

ProMOS Technologies has reportedly entered the final phase of negotiations to sell its 12-inch fab at the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) to Macronix International Company (MXIC) with...

ProMOS HSP site

STATS ChipPAC intros 300mm embedded WLB wafer manufacturing

Apr 13, 12:00

STATS ChipPAC has expanded the embedded wafer-level ball-grid array (eWLB) technology to reconstituted 300mm wafers, according to the company. By adding capacity through 300mm wafer...

PSC said to allocate more 12-inch capacity to produce DRAM for Elpida

Apr 12, 14:38

Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC) has entered into a new agreement with Elpida Memory, under which PSC is allowed to source 24,000 wafer starts a month from their DRAM joint-venture...

ProMOS to announce sale of 12-inch fab to Macronix in early April, say sources

Mar 30, 12:23

ProMOS Technologies is set to announce the sale of a 12-inch wafer fab to Macronix International Company (MXIC) in early April, according to industry sources. The income from the...

Semiconductor material distributor Topco predicts 30% revenue growth in 2010

Mar 23, 15:44

Topco Scientific, a major distributor for blank wafer maker Shin-Etsu Handotai (SEH), has forecast revenues for 2010 will grow 30% on year. The semiconductor material distributor...

Taiwan players may get green light for 12-inch fabs in China by 2012, says TSMC chairman

Newswatch - Mar 23, 15:25

Taiwan-based semiconductor companies may be allowed to operate 12-inch fabs in China within two years, according to Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

UMC to step up hiring for 12-inch fab expansion

Mar 5, 10:10

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has recently announced plans to add a total of 1,000 engineers for its Fab 12A, a 12-inch wafer fab located at the Southern Taiwan Science...

Nanya to ramp 12-inch output to 50,000 wafers by year-end 2010

Mar 4, 11:50

Nanya Technology plans to ramp up wafer starts at its 12-inch fab from the current 30,000 units to 50,000 units by year-end 2010, according to Jih Lien, president of Taiwan's largest...

BCD platform technologies are rapidly changing the power IC landscape, says Petrov Group

Mar 3, 14:22

The emergence of state-of-the-art BCD (Bipolar-CMOS-DMOS) platform technologies is having a far reaching effect on the analog/mixed-signal IC landscape, the Petrov Group has commented...

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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.

  • FormFactor+300mm+full%2Dwafer+test+solution+for+DRAM

    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...

    Photo: Company, Dec 11.

  • Samsung+12%2E1%2Dinch+NC20+mini%2Dnote

    Samsung 12.1-inch NC20 mini-note

    VIA Technologies has announced that Samsung has adopted the VIA Nano processor in the new Samsung NC20 mini-notebook. The NC20 adopts the power efficient 1.3GHz VIA Nano processor...

    Photo: Company, Mar 4.

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