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Prices of 8- and 12-inch wafers to rise in 2Q10, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 2, 14:48

Major blank wafer suppliers including Shin-Etsu Handotai (SEH), Sumitomo Mitsubishi Silicon Corporation (Sumco) and MEMC Electronic Materials have all raised their quotes for the...

ProMOS set to ink deal to sell 12-inch fab

Newswatch - Mar 1, 16:09

DRAM maker ProMOS Technologies has recently made the decision to sell its 12-inch (300mm) wafer fab located at the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) to mask ROM and NOR flash maker Macronix...

Foundries to see 12-inch wafer supply exceed demand in 2012

Feb 24, 14:53

With major foundry chipmakers gearing up for capacity expansions at their 12-inch (300mm) facilities, Nobunaga Chai, an analyst at Digitimes Research, has forecast worldwide 12-inch...

12-inch wafers to be replaced by 18-inch in 2015, says Samsung senior VP

Feb 10, 11:26

Eighteen-inch wafers will replace 12-inch as the mainstream in 2015, according to Joo-Tai Moon, senior vice president of Samsung Electronics. Moon also noted that Asia is the fastest...

TSMC and UMC expansion projects may result in overcapacity for 12-inch wafers, say sources

Feb 4, 11:32

With both Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) announcing plans to hike their capex budgets for 2010 to expand 12-inch wafer...

Shanghai government to invest in new HHNEC-GSMC 12-inch fab

Jan 22, 11:00

The Shanghai municipal government will invest 4.5 billion yuan (US$658.7 million) in a new 12-inch (300mm) wafer fab to be built by a joint venture of Hua Hong NEC (HHNEC) and Grace...

Kinik obtains certification from TSMC for DDs used in 12-inch wafer CMP

Newswatch - Jan 18, 11:42

Taiwan-based Kinik has secured certification from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for diamond disks (DDs) used in CMP (chemical-mechanical polishing) pad conditioning...

Elpida, Rexchip start 40nm era

Jan 6, 11:10

Elpida Memory recently conducted pilot production of 2Gb DDR3 chips using 40nm coupled with 6F2 process technology at its Hiroshima fab, and has raised yield rates high enough for...

Rexchip president Stephen Chen

SMIC Wuhan fab to expand foundry services

Dec 30, 16:45

Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing, a 12-inch fab managed by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), has revealed plans to expand from memory chip manufacturing...

SMIC aims to make profit in 2010, says acting CFO

Dec 23, 11:31

China-based foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has seen tight capacity at its 12-inch fabs and orders for advanced processes heat up, according to...

Foundry prices for 12-inch production likely to rise

Dec 11, 14:40

Faced with a better 2010, major chip foundries look to raise quotes for 300mm (12-inch) wafer processing, according to industry sources in Taiwan. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Macronix mulling plans to buy 12-inch fab from ProMOS, say sources

Dec 8, 15:32

Mask ROM and NOR flash maker Macronix International Company (MXIC) is planning to purchase an existing 300mm (12-inch) fab, possibly from DRAM maker ProMOS Technologies, and invest...

FormFactor to gear up probe cards shipments for DDR3 testing

Dec 1, 16:26

US-based FormFactor, in view of growing production of DDR3 chips, will offer full-wafer-contact probe cards as customized testing solutions for Taiwan-based makers to test 12-inch...

FormFactor CEO Mario Ruscev

10- to 12-inch displays to become mainstream in netbook segment in 2010

Nov 27, 16:39

Netbooks with 10- to 12-inch displays are expected to become the mainstream in the segment in 2010 as market demand for larger-size netbooks is rising, according to industry source...

TSMC board approves US$2.5 billion for 12-inch capacity expansion

Nov 11, 12:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced its board of directors on November 10 approved a budget of around US$2.24 billion to expand advanced technology capacity...

Elpida and ProMOS ink partnership on DRAM

Nov 6, 10:28

Elpida Memory and ProMOS Technologies announced on November 6 the signing of a DRAM foundry agreement.

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...

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  • Apple+new+12%2Dinch+ultra%2Dthin+MacBook+

    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.

  • 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.

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