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News tagged 12-inch fab
  • Last update: Friday 21 October 2016 [202 news items]

Macronix allocates more capacity to flash production

Jul 28, 17:00

Macronix International has said that capacity at its newly-opened 12-inch fab has almost all shifted to NOR flash production to meet demand for new orders. The capacity was originally...

Globalfoundries ready to move in equipment at new fabs

Jul 14, 16:27

Globalfoundries has announced that its newly constructed cleanrooms in New York and Dresden are ready for the installation of 300mm semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment. Achieving...

VIS reportedly offers to buy ProMOS 12-inch fab

Jul 4, 11:46

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), a Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) affiliate specializing in analog/mixed-signal and logic ICs, has offered to acquire...

ProMOS 12-inch fab at CTSP, central Taiwan

ProMOS shifting focus away from PC DRAM, says chairman

May 31, 10:38

Taiwan-based DRAM maker ProMOS Technologies has been shifting its focus from the PC DRAM market while enforcing its presence in the niche-market DRAM business, according to company...

ProMOS chairman ML Chen

SMIC wraps up deal to share ownership of Wuhan fab

May 13, 01:35

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and Hubei Science & Technology Investment Group announced on May 12 the formal signing of a joint venture agreement...

TSMC to ramp new 12-inch fab ahead of schedule

May 6, 01:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has begun equipment move-in for the phase 1 facility of a new 12-inch fab (Fab 15) with volume production of 28nm technology products...

UMC gearing up for 12-inch capacity expansion, says report

Newswatch - Apr 6, 14:20

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to allocate almost 90% of company capex for 2011 to expand capacity at its 12-inch wafer plants, Fab 12A and Fab 12i, according to...

Spansion increases outsourcing proportion to SMIC, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 30, 15:52

NOR chip vendor Spansion will increase the proportion of its outsourcing to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) to avoid potential supply chain disruptions,...

Only 10 participants in 300mm wafer capacity space, says IC Insights

Mar 7, 10:57

Semiconductor industry capital spending is becoming more concentrated, with a greater percentage of spending coming from a shrinking number of companies, according to IC Insights...

Record capex leads to 28% fab equipment growth in 2011, says SEMI

Mar 3, 14:45

SEMI has updated data on over 200 facilities, including LED fabs. Using a thorough bottoms-up approach (tracking all projects fab by fab), the data reveal a 28% increase year-over-year...

Taiwan analog IC prices affected by TI 12-inch fab going on-line

Mar 2, 01:00

With Texas Instrument's (TI) 12-inch fab to soon commence production of analog ICs and the company lowering prices since the second half of 2010, a new analog IC price war is expected...

Powerchip enjoys boost in foundry orders, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 24, 14:49

With fabless LCD driver IC firms upgrading their production from 8- to 12-inch fabs, Powerchip Technology's business shift towards a foundry model makes it an alternative supplier...

Emerging markets to drive China foundries' growth: Q&A with Digitimes Research analyst Nobunaga Chai

Feb 24, 10:21

China's foundries may not be able to compete head-to-head against the industry's global top-three players in the most advanced process technologies, but their opportunities lie elsewhere...

Nobunaga Chai

Intel announces new chip plant in Arizona

Feb 21, 10:07

Intel has announced plans to invest more than US$5 billion to build a new chip manufacturing facility at its site in Chandler, Arizona. Designated Fab 42, it will be built as a 300mm...

TSMC to ramp capacity at Fab 14, hire new staff

Feb 18, 11:24

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is currently equipping 12-inch tools at its Fab 14, Phase 4 facility located at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP). Designed...

Driver IC production at 8-inch, 0.13-micron process sees tight capacity

Jan 28, 16:46

LCD driver IC production which is mostly undertaken by 8-inch, 0.13-micron high-voltage process at foundries at present is experiencing tight capacity, but the situation is unlikely...

Spreadtrum and TSMC achieve 3G TD-SCDMA baseband processor milestone

Jan 27, 16:55

Spreadtrum Communications and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have unveiled their achievement on the first commercialized 40nm TD-SCDMA baseband processor. First...

More hiring expected at TSMC in 2011, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 18, 14:07

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will likely hire more than 6,500 new employees in 2011, for new manufacturing operations in Taiwan, the Chinese-language Commercial...

Shanghai Huali 12-inch fab pilot run delayed to end of 2011, says China media

Jan 17, 16:58

Construction of a 12-inch wafer fab by Shanghai Huali Microelectronics, which is majority-owned by the Shanghai government, has experienced delays, according to China media reports...

Powerchip sends 40nm process NAND flash samples to clients

Jan 12, 15:00

Powerchip Technology has already delivered samples of NAND flash chips built using a 40nm process to clients, according to the company, adding that its flash business will target...

TSMC to buy land and facilities from Powerchip, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 27, 14:10

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is looking to acquire land and facilities from DRAM maker Powerchip Technology for slightly above NT$3 billion (US$102 million),...

New fab could be compatible with 18-inch production tools, says TSMC

Dec 20, 17:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has said it remains flexible on its yet-to-be-built "Fab 16" supporting equipment used to make chips on 18-inch wafers...

TSMC and UMC to create 5,000 new jobs in 2011, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 15, 14:07

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to hire 3,000 new employees in 2011 for its operations in Taiwan, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily...

TSMC monthly 12-inch capacity to hike 37% in 2010, 30% in 2011, says chairman

Dec 6, 11:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expanding its monthly 12-inch capacity to 240,000 wafers at the end of 2010, rising by 37% from a year earlier, and the capacity...

Datang to raise stake in SMIC, says report

Nov 23, 01:55

Datang Telecom Technology & Industry Holdings has agreed to acquire US$102 million worth of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) shares to bring its stake...

SMIC to acquire part of Wuhan fab ownership

Oct 29, 11:54

China-based foundry chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has said it has reached an agreement with the Wuhan municipal government to share the ownership...

Macronix scales up investment budget for 12-inch capacity expansion

Oct 26, 15:17

Macronix International's board of directors has approved a budget of NT$27.5 billion (US$900 million) to expand capacity at its 12-inch fab, an increase of NT$7 billion from the company's...

Globalfoundries aims for over US$3.5 billion revenues in 2010, says COO

Oct 14, 01:10

Globalfoundries aims to generate more than US$3.5 billion in revenues in 2010, COO Song-Hwee Chia remarked at a company event held in Taipei on October 13. The target will allow the...

Globalfoundries COO Song-Hwee Chia

TSMC spends almost US$1.7 billion so far in 3Q10

Stockwatch - Sep 24, 12:30

For the third quarter of 2010, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has so far disclosed to the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) 47 items of spending on production equipment...

TSMC to benefit most from IDM outsourcing, says Digitimes Research

Sep 17, 14:10

With its lead in advanced process capacity, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to be the largest beneficiary of increased outsourcing by IDMs, Nobunaga...

Powerchip sees foundry order visibility through 2011, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 13, 15:26

Powerchip Technology has seen contract orders for specialty DRAM (SDRAM), LCD driver ICs and other non-DRAM products continue to grow, according to a recent report by the Chinese-language...

Rexchip completes pilot run of 40nm 2Gb DDR3 products

Aug 13, 11:45

Rexchip Electronics on August 12 announced it has successfully completed pilot runs of Elpida Memory's 40nm 2Gb DDR3 product. Pilot run results for Elpida's 40nm process have met...

Rexchip president and spokesperson Stephen Chen

TSMC board OKs budget for expansion; allocates US$319.6 million for new business

Aug 11, 11:54

The board of directors of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved plans to spend US$2.6 billion to expand capacity, including US$369 million for construction...

ProMOS unable to make profits in 2Q10, say observers

Aug 10, 14:05

DRAM maker ProMOS Technologies is likely to post its 13th straight quarterly losses for the second quarter of 2010, as the investment gain through selling one of its fabs will not...

TSMC boosts capex, more upbeat about 2010 chip growth

Jul 30, 10:22

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revised upward its capex target for 2010 to US$5.9 billion, emerging as the world's second-largest semiconductor industry capital...

Morris Chang
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