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  • Last update: Tuesday 23 December 2014 [202 news items]

Taiwan DRAM makers see losses narrow in 3Q09; expected to break even in 4Q09

Nov 2, 15:00

Taiwan-based DRAM makers saw losses narrow in third-quarter 2009 with combined losses at Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC), ProMOS Technologies, Nanya Technology and Inotera...

Macronix net profits more than double in 3Q09

Oct 30, 15:51

Mask ROM and NOR flash maker Macronix International Company (MXIC) saw its net profits increase 131% sequentially to NT$2.27 billion (US$69.63 million) in third-quarter 2009, according...

UMC reports highest profit in eight quarters

Oct 28, 16:19

United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported its highest quarterly net profit in two years, swinging to a profit of NT$6.09 billion (US$190 million) in the third quarter of 2009 from...

Winbond posts narrower 3Q09 loss, ups 2009 capex

Oct 28, 14:50

Winbond Electronics has announced net sales for the third quarter of 2009 totaled NT$5.69 billion (US$175 million), up 36% from the previous quarter's NT$4.2 billion. Net losses for...

TSMC to pour US$6 billion into 12-inch fab expansion, say equipment suppliers

Oct 28, 12:09

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to invest up to US$6 billion in the fifth- and fourth-phase capacity expansion at its 12-inch Fab 12 and Fab 14, respectively,...

TI opens 300mm analog fab in US

Oct 6, 14:46

Texas Instruments (TI) has announced the opening of its manufacturing facility in Richardson, Texas. The chipmaker said it expects to begin moving equipment into the facility in Oc...

Vendors to push 13.3-inch ultra-thin notebook segment

Sep 17, 14:13

13.3-inch models are expected to become the major focus for ultra-thin notebook vendors in the future, according to market sources.

TSMC to process more 12-inch wafers on 45/40nm in 4Q09

Sep 11, 10:45

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to process more 12-inch wafers on 45/40nm processes in the fourth quarter of 2009, with monthly output to ramp up by...

Macronix not yet decided on 12-inch fab, says chairman

Sep 9, 14:51

Taiwan-based mask ROM and NOR flash maker Macronix International Company (MXIC) is still evaluating alternative ways to establish a 300mm (12-inch) wafer fab, according to company...

Macronix' chairman Miin Wu

Spansion says partnership with SMIC remains unchanged

Sep 2, 15:06

Spansion has claimed its foundry agreement with Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) is still valid, though the schedule to ramp 65nm production at SMIC's...

Spansion production line

Macronix mulling NT$160 billion investment in fab construction, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 31, 14:34

Taiwan-based mask ROM and NOR flash chipmaker Macronix International (MXIC) has proposed plans to build two 12-inch fabs with a total investment of NT$160 billion (US$4.86 billion),...

TSMC spends more on equipment

Stockwatch - Aug 19, 15:24

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced a total of 20 purchases of machinery equipment, worth NT$17.72 billion (US$537 million), since July 13.

Micron set to ramp 40nm production at end of 2009

Aug 17, 15:32

Micron Technology is scheduled to kick off volume production using 40nm process technology at its 12-inch wafer fab in Singapore at the end of 2009, according to the company. The...

HHNEC and GSMC proposed 12-inch fab placed on hold again

Aug 6, 12:16

Long-proposed plans for China-based wafer foundries Hua Hong NEC (HHNEC) and Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (GSMC) to jointly set up a 300mm (12-inch) fab has reportedly...

Tzu-Yin Chiu, president and CEO of HHNEC

China white-box players eye AMD and VIA for netbooks larger than 12-inches, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 31, 17:07

White-box netbook makers in China have recently started to manufacture netbooks with panels sized larger than 12-inches that adopt either an AMD or VIA processor platform, as market...

KYEC revises capex plan for 2009 on demand for 12-inch wafers

Jul 24, 16:24

King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) on July 23 announced its board of directors has approved plans to raise its capex budget to NT$1.6 billion (US$48.68 million) for 2009, a 60%...

UMC gearing up for 40nm

Jul 24, 15:02

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has been working closely with customers, including FPGA specialist Xilinx, to volume produce 45/40nm products at its 300mm (12-inch) fabs,...

Inotera to issue GDRs to fund 50nm transition

Jul 17, 09:53

Inotera Memories' board of directors has decided to issue GDRs equivalent to a total of up to 800 million stocks in order to raise around NT$10 billion (US$303.81 million). The funding...

Production capacity key to DRAM survival, says Inotera president

Jul 9, 12:21

Taiwan-based DRAM makers should optimize capacity at their 12-inch fabs, which is the key to their survival in the global memory industry, according to Charles Kao, president of Inotera...

Winbond completes transition to 300mm fab production

Jul 8, 14:09

Taiwan's Winbond Electronics, which has shifted its focus from standard DRAM to niche memory and NOR flash, has recently completed its migration to 300mm wafer fab production, according...

IC tester Ardentec increases 2009 capex

Jul 6, 14:14

Wafer testing house Ardentec recently adjusted upward its capex budget for 2009.

TSMC processes over five million 12-inch wafers based on sub 0.13-micron nodes

Jul 2, 14:21

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has cumulatively shipped over five million 12-inch equivalent wafers of chips processed with sub 0.13-micron processes, according...

Chipbond gearing up 12-inch wafer bumping output: Q&A with chairman Fei-Jain Wu

Jun 30, 17:03

Gold bumping service provider, Chipbond Technology, which also offers COF/COG (chip-on-film/chip-on glass) turnkey services, has identified outsourcing of LCD driver-IC bumping and...

Chipbond chairman Fei-Jain Wu

Intel to produce on 65nm in China

Jun 24, 12:20

Intel's upcoming 12-inch fab in China will initially focus on 65nm production, according to Kirby Jefferson, general manager of the new fab (Fab 68). Intel is scheduled to commence...

Winbond moving toward reliance on NOR flash, specialty DRAM

Jun 23, 16:35

Winbond Electronics has been transforming its product mix through phasing out standard DRAM and maintaining NOR flash and specialty DRAM as a focus, according to company president...

Tung-Yi Chan, president of Winbond Electronics

PSC refutes rumors it plans to reduce stake in Rexchip

Jun 19, 14:46

Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC) has dismissed rumors that it may have to lower its stake in Rexchip Electronics, or hand over one of its 12-inch fabs to the joint venture,...

Macronix seeking partnership for 12-inch fab

Jun 12, 16:53

Taiwan's Macronix International, a mask ROM and NOR flash chipmaker, is looking to forge a partnership with a foundry to help complete its 12-inch fab plan, according to company chairman...

Macronix chairman Miin Wu

ACM Research finding strength in megasonic cleaning tool: Q&A with CEO David Wang

Jun 11, 09:55

ACM Research has developed a 300mm single-wafer megasonic cleaning tool, which has been adopted by several leading foundry houses, according to company founder and CEO David Wang...

David Wang, founder and CEO of ACM Research

TSMC continuing 12-inch fab expansion

Jun 9, 15:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is continuing to expand its 12-inch wafer foundry capacity, aiming at an 11% increase from 2008 and to account for 42% of its aggregate...

Lenovo launches Ion-based 12-inch netbook

May 27, 11:59

Lenovo has announced the IdeaPad S12 netbook, featuring a 12.1-inch screen, full-size keyboard and new graphics options with the Nvidia Ion platform.

Lenovo IdeaPad S12 netbook

Inotera to ship 50% of DRAM to Micron

May 4, 12:03

Inotera Memories has said it will start supplying half of the DRAM output from its 12-inch fabs, formerly reserved for Qimonda, to Micron Technology in the third quarter of 2009,...

TSMC spends NT$20 billion on 40nm equipment

Apr 22, 12:08

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has spent a total of NT$20 billion (US$590 million) on new equipment since the end of February to expand the 40nm node at its 12-inch...

TSMC HQ

TSMC profits drop in 2008

Newswatch - Apr 22, 10:42

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced that consolidated revenues on a US GAAP basis were NT$334.34 billion (US$9.9 billion) for 2008, with an earnings per...

ProMOS may sell 12-inch fabs to Taiwan Memory, sources claim

Apr 21, 17:05

ProMOS Technologies will likely spin off its 12-inch wafer fabs to assist in establishing Taiwan Memory Company (TMC), which has been identified as a government-led project to overhaul...

ProMOS

Semiconductor equipment makers wary of 450mm development, says The Information Network

Apr 21, 10:01

The planned transition to 450mm diameter silicon wafers for semiconductor production will be disastrous for the equipment industry, The Information Network said.

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  • Asustek+C300+Chromebook

    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.

  • Microsoft+Surface+Pro+3+tablet%2Fnotebook

    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.

  • Canon+202x205mm+image+sensor

    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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