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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.

IM Flash likely to beat Hynix in 2009 ranking, says DRAMeXchange

Apr 20, 16:00

IM Flash Technologies, a joint venture between Intel and Micron Technology, may overtake Hynix Semiconductor and become the third-largest NAND flash supplier worldwide in 2009, according...

Integrated handheld solutions driving demand for wafer-level packaging, says ASE

Apr 13, 16:00

Handheld devices incorporating functionality such as Bluetooth, FM radio, GPS and Wi-Fi have become the market driver for wafer-level packaging (WLP), Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor...

TSMC speeds up 12-inch fab expansion

Apr 13, 14:51

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has completed fourth-phase expansion to its 12-inch facility, Fab 12, at the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), where production at the...

TSMC

TSMC and PSC deny equipment purchase rumors

Apr 1, 10:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC) have dismissed recent rumors that the DRAM maker intends to sell its equipment to the...

TSMC resumes production as orders surge

Mar 23, 15:50

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has returned to almost full production, buoyed by a surge in short lead time orders for handset chips, telecom products and graphics...

DRAM chipmakers Nanya and Inotera gain capital support from Formosa Plastics

Mar 23, 11:50

Taiwan's Nanya Technology and Inotera Memories have received additional capital of over NT$10 billion (US$296 million) from parent company the Formosa Plastics Group, according to...

Inotera HQ

ProMOS responds to production halt rumors

Stockwatch - Mar 20, 17:13

ProMOS Technologies has responded to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report which claimed the DRAM maker intends to halt production at its 12-inch fabs in Hsinchu,...

FlipChip announces 300mm strategic partnership with SMIC

Mar 18, 09:36

FlipChip International (FCI), which specializes in flip-chip bumping and wafer level packaging, has recently announced a partnership alliance with Semiconductor Manufacturing International...

Lenovo adopts Nvidia Ion platform for over-10-inch netbooks, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 18, 17:16

Lenovo plans to launch 11.6-inch and 12.1-inch netbooks combining Intel's Atom processor and Nvidia's Ion platform in the second quarter of this year, according to a Chinese-language...

Lenovo to launch 12-inch Atom netbook

Feb 16, 11:58

Lenovo reportedly plans to launch an Atom N280-based IdeaPad S20 netbook featuring a 12-inch panel. The specification would break Intel's restrictions for netbook products that state...

Silicon wafer ASPs fall 20% in 1Q09, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 9, 16:32

The ASP of 12-inch silicon wafers has slid by 20% sequentially in the first quarter of 2009, in line with utilization drops at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and...

TSMC to buy ProMOS 12-inch equipment

Jan 16, 01:15

ProMOS Technologies has decided to sell its 12-inch foundry equipment in the Central Taiwan Science Park for NT$580 million (US$17.39 million), and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

ProMOS to sell 12-inch equipment; phasing out 8-inch production

Dec 10, 01:20

ProMOS Technologies plans to sell part of the machinery equipment located at its 12-inch fabs. The company also announced plans to gradually phase out of commodity DRAM production...

ProMOS chairman ML Chen

DRAM maker ProMOS denies suspension of 12-inch fab in HSP

Newswatch - Dec 5, 15:22

Taiwan-based DRAM maker ProMOS Technologies has denied a media report stating that the company's 8- and 12-inch fabs in the Hsinchu SciencePark (HSP) have been forced to suspend operations...

TSMC urges equipment and material suppliers to push for 18-inch wafer migration

Nov 18, 11:53

The transition to 18-inch wafer production may be interrupted by the current economic woes, but it is a necessary step the semiconductor industry has to take in order to increase...

Asustek said to be planning 12-inch ZX series notebook launch by the end of this year

Nov 4, 01:10

Notebook component players indicated that Asustek is planning to introduce a 12-inch ultra-thin notebook that has a similar industrial design to the recently launched high-end Eee...

Nanya Technology to reduce 8-inch fab output; delays 12-inch fab expansion

Oct 17, 15:05

Taiwan DRAM maker Nanya Technology will reportedly reduce output at its 8-inch fab by turning down orders that generate low profits, according to sources close to the company. Expansion...

Formosa Sumco switching to 500kg 12-inch silicon ingot production

Oct 1, 01:25

Formosa Sumco Technology has reported success in producing its first 500kg 12-inch silicon ingot, which will significantly raise the company's production efficiency and cut product...

SMIC and Wuhan city government to kick off operations of 12-inch fab on September 22

Sep 19, 15:21

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and Wuhan city government (Hubei province, China) will jointly kick off official operation of the 12-inch wafer fab built...

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  • 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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