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  • Last update: Monday 13 January 2014 [173 news items]

TSMC to produce fingerprint sensors for next-generation iPhone at 12-inch fab

Jan 13, 21:31

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly will begin producing fingerprint sensors for Apple's next-generation iPhone at its 12-inch fab using a 65nm process in...

HLMC to ramp 55nm capacity in 2014

Oct 28, 21:22

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) plans to expand production capacity for its 55nm processes to 35,000 12-inch wafers monthly as early as 2014, up from the current 20,000 units,...

Macronix ramping utilization rate at 12-inch fab

Jul 31, 11:50

Macronix International managed to ramp up the capacity utilization rate of its 12-inch fab to 88% in the second quarter of 2013, while beginning to transform its 8-inch fab into a...

UMC reportedly to build a 12-inch fab in China

Jul 16, 22:06

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) reportedly plans to spend US$300 million to set up a 12-inch fab in Xiamen, China in cooperation with the local government. The planned 12-inch...

Globalfoundries on capacity expansion spree

Jun 21, 12:02

Globalfoundries has undertaken major expansion projects to increase production capacity at its manufacturing sites in Singapore and New York to meet growing demand for semiconductors...

Globalfoundries expanding capacity at fabs in Singapore and the US

UMC looking for potential acquisitions in Asia

Stockwatch - Jun 20, 13:40

United Microelectronics (UMC) is looking for potential acquisitions in Asia to further grow its foundry business worldwide and expand its client portfolio, the IC foundry said in...

UMC Singapore unit expands and puts focus on R&D

May 22, 20:43

United Microelectronics (UMC) announced on May 22 that its 12-inch fab in Singapore has turned into a dedicated R&D facility for advanced specialty process technologies.

Powerchip to sell 12-inch fab tools for NT$6 billion, says report

Newswatch - Apr 25, 16:16

Powerchip Technology's planned sale of individual production equipment installed at its P3 12-inch wafer fab has come to a conclusion, with 10 companies looking to make their purchases...

ProMOS, Globalfoundries agree on sale of 12-inch fab equipment

Mar 28, 16:22

Taiwan-based ProMOS Technologies announced on March 28 that the company has agreed with Globalfoundries on the sale of more than 1,000 items of production equipment installed at its...

Globalfoundries reportedly shifting interest to ProMOS fab

Feb 26, 12:31

Speculation has circulated in the DRAM industry recently that Globalfoundries may be now more instereted in acquiring ProMOS Technologies' 12-inch wafer fab than taking over equipment...

VIS expects flat shipment growth in 1Q13

Feb 4, 21:37

IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), which specializes in analog/mixed-signal and logic chips, expects to report flat sequential growth in wafer shipments for the...

Globalfoundries, TI beat rivals to buy Powerchip 12-inch fab equipment

Jan 29, 22:00

Globalfoundries and Texas Instruments (TI) reportedly have defeated a group of Taiwan-based niche memory chip providers to win the rights for the purchase of a major portion of the...

Globalfoundries, TI in bid to purchase Powerchip 12-inch fab equipment

Jan 28, 22:59

Globalfoundries and Texas Instruments (TI) have both provided offers to acquire part of the equipment installed at Powerchp Technology's P3 12-inch plant, bringing uncertainty to...

Nanya says 12-inch fab capacity for fabless customers sufficient

Jan 22, 15:01

Nanya Technology is confident that it will have enough capacity for its IC design customers, according to company president Charles Kau.

Powerchip likely to keep P3 fab

Jan 18, 10:28

High-level executives at Powerchip Technology and several Taiwan-based niche-market memory suppliers together visited Taiwan's Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) under the Ministry...

ProMOS fails again to sell 12-inch fab

Dec 12, 22:09

ProMOS Technologies failed, for the second time, on December 12 to sell its 12-inch fab located in Taichung, central Taiwan, through an open bid despite offerings from Vanguard International...

Winbond buys exposure tool from Powerchip

Stockwatch - Dec 6, 14:29

Winbond Electronics has acquired a set of exposure equipment from Powerchip Technology for NT$630 million (US$21.7 million), according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange...

Opening bids for ProMOS 12-inch fab delayed

Newswatch - Nov 29, 15:18

ProMOS Technologies was originally scheduled to determine a buyer for its 12-inch fab located in Taichung, central Taiwan, in an open bid held today (November 29). However, as bidders...

VIS likely to win bid to take up ProMOS 12-inch fab

Nov 28, 22:04

ProMOS Technologies will hold an open bid to liquidate its 12-inch fab at the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) on November 29. Some industry watchers believe that Vanguard International...

Powerchip may sell 12-inch fab equipment and land separately

Nov 28, 21:31

Powerchip Technology may tear down its P3 12-inch fab and sell the production equipment and land separately if it cannot liquidate the plant in one lot. Potential buyers including...

VIS in bid to acquire ProMOS 12-inch fab

Nov 26, 10:39

Faced with increased competition from Powerchip Technology in the LCD driver IC foundry sector, Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is actively pursuing a bid to acquire ProMOS...

ProMOS reportedly plans massive layoff

Newswatch - Oct 3, 10:41

Taiwan-based DRAM chipmaker ProMOS Technologies reportedly plans to lay off more than 1,000 employees, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

TSMC has no good reason to accept investment from particular clients, says Digitimes Research

Aug 30, 15:23

A recent Bloomberg report cited unnamed sources as saying that Apple and Qualcomm had been rebuffed in separate attempts to invest cash in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

OmniVision reportedly mulls buying stake in China foundry

Aug 27, 11:14

CMOS image sensor vendor OmniVision Technologies is looking to buy a stake in Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing, a 12-inch wafer fab in China, according to industry sources.

Globalfoundries to expand Fab 8

Jul 25, 16:02

Globalfoundries has announced it is moving forward with the final construction for the extension of Module 1 at its Fab 8 campus in New York. The project will add 90,000 square feet...

TSMC has no plans to purchase Renesas 12-inch fab, says chairman

Jul 5, 01:45

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has no plans to take up Renesas Electronics' 12-inch fab in Tsuruoka, Yamagata prefecture, but will continue to maintain a close...

Samsung to build new 12-inch fab for logic ICs

Jun 8, 14:42

Samsung Electronics has unveiled plans to build a new fabrication line in Hwaseong, South Korea, to meet the growing demand for logic products.

Fab equipment spending to rise in 2012 and hit record in 2013, says SEMI

Jun 7, 11:26

Semiconductor fab equipment spending will enjoy positive growth in 2012, and climb further to hit an all-time high in 2013, according to SEMI.

UMC holds groundbreaking ceremony for new facilities at 12-inch fab

May 24, 16:26

United Microelectronics (UMC) on May 24 held a groundbreaking ceremony for the fifth and sixth phase (P5 and P6) construction of its 12-inch plant located in southern Taiwan. Equipment...

UMC to break ground for new factories at Fab 12A

May 15, 12:09

United Microelectronics (UMC) will soon break ground for the fifth and sixth phase construction of its 12-inch fab located at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP), according to...

TSMC in race to buy ProMOS fab

Apr 16, 10:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has entered the race to buy the 12-inch wafer fab of ProMOS Technologies, which is seeking new funds and investors to restructure...

UMC to break ground for new factory buildings at 12-inch fab in May

Apr 10, 01:30

United Microelectronics (UMC) is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for new factory buildings (Phase 5 and 6) at its 12-inch Fab 12A located at the Southern Taiwan Science...

UMC is set to break ground for new facilities at its 12-inch fab in southern Taiwan

SMIC secures US$600 million syndicated loan

Mar 19, 11:52

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), China's largest semiconductor foundry, has announced that SMIC (Beijing) has signed a syndicated loan agreement for a total of US$600...

Powerchip in final stage of plant sale talks, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 19, 15:31

Powerchip Technology has entered into final-stage talks over the sale of its P3 12-inch wafer plant, the Chinese-language Commercial Times reported today. Globalfoundries...

TSMC breaks ground for new facility equipped for 20nm and below

Dec 9, 14:55

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on December 9 held a groundbreaking ceremony for the Phase 3 facility at Fab 15 in Taichung, central Taiwan, and also revealed that...

Groundbreaking ceremony for TSMC Phase 3, Fab 15 facility
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