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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...

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
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