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  • Last update: Thursday 13 August 2015 [184 news items]

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...

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,...

PSC stands chance of turning a profit in 4Q09, says chairman

Oct 21, 14:52

DRAM maker Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC) is likely to return to profit in the fourth quarter of 2009, if DRAM prices remain above US$2, according to company chairman Frank...

TSMC, UMC expected to hike capex in 2010

Oct 13, 14:22

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) are expected to implement aggressive capex plans for 2010, when the semiconductor market...

UMC headquarters at the Hsinchu Science Park

UMC ramping 45/40nm at Fab 12i

Oct 9, 10:33

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has begun implementing a capacity expansion project for 45/40nm production at its Singapore-based 300mm (12-inch) wafer fab - Fab 12i, according...

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...

Taiwan premier says no timetable set for relaxing ban on chipmaking and LCD investment to China

Newswatch - Sep 30, 11:25

Taiwan Premier Wu Den-yih has dismissed a newspaper report claiming the government has set a timetable for lifting restrictions on setting up China operations by the island's chipmakers...

TSMC to ramp capacity at Fab 14 for Intel Atom opportunity

Sep 25, 17:09

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has scheduled a ramp up of monthly capacity at its 300mm (12-inch) wafer fab (Fab 14) located in southern Taiwan at the Tainan Science...

Nanya to raise capital through rights issue

Stockwatch - Sep 25, 14:19

The board of directors of Nanya Technology has approved a plan to raise capital through rights issue to fund equipment purchase for its 12-inch Fab-3A and repay corporate bonds, according...

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

TSMC starts recruiting more for southern Taiwan production base

Sep 4, 12:19

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has recently started hiring more for its production base at the Tainan Science Park (TSP), southern Taiwan, according to the pure-play...

Sophie Chang

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 continues to spend on equipment

Stockwatch - Aug 28, 16:55

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has detailed a total of 13 equipment purchases during the week of August 24-28, in filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE),...

TSMC steps up pace of equipment spending

Stockwatch - Aug 24, 15:16

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on August 21 and 24 issued filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) announcing nine equipment purchases worth a total of about...

Samsung gearing up for SSD, say sources

Aug 18, 15:26

Samsung Electronics reportedly has decided to upgrade its 8-inch fab in Austin, Texas into a 12-inch fab for production of NAND flash, with industry sources in Taiwan saying it shows...

Samsung 256GB SSD

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...

Samsung plans to add an 8-inch wafer plant to CIS production

Newswatch - Aug 11, 11:43

Samsung Electronics plans to allocate one more 8-inch fab (Line 8) for CMOS image sensor (CIS) production, as it expects CIS demand will grow significantly, according to market sou...

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

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,...

Winbond remains cautious about expansion

Jul 16, 14:45

Winbond Electronics, a Taiwan-based DRAM maker that has diversified its products to include niche memory and NOR flash, has said its capital spending for 2009 may be less than its...

Globalfoundries calls for renewed focus on 300mm

Jul 14, 15:20

The semiconductor industry has long been preoccupied with smaller transistors and larger silicon wafers, in its effort to meet the ever-increasing demands of consumer technology....

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...

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...

UMC denies yield problems with its 65nm process

Jul 7, 13:57

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has responded to recent speculation indicating its 65nm yield problems have affected shipments to Xilinx. UMC asserted that there are no...

TSMC unveils commercial 65nm multi-time programmable NVM

Jul 3, 09:54

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced what it claims to be the foundry segment's first functional 65nm multi-time programmable (MTP) non-volatile memory...

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

ProMOS expects slow DRAM bit growth worldwide in 2009

Jun 22, 15:35

The worldwide DRAM bit growth rate will decelerate to less than 16% in 2009, compared to 50-60% in 2008 and 90% in 2007, according to ProMOS Technologies. Despite the conservative...

Inotera aims to complete DRAM transition to 50nm by end of 2010

Jun 22, 12:04

Inotera Memories is on track to migrate to Micron Technology's 50nm stack for its 2Gb DDR3 chips, according to company president Charles Kao. The DRAM chipmaker, a joint venture between...

ProMOS seeking partnerships for restructuring

Jun 17, 15:15

ProMOS Technologies has drafted a restructuring plan to strengthen its operations, according to industry sources. The DRAM chipmaker plans to divide its facilities at the Central...

DRAM maker ProMOS cuts 550 jobs

Newswatch - Jun 15, 10:13

DRAM chipmaker ProMOS Technologies has recently laid off about 550 employees working at the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP), where it owns two 12-inch fabs, according to a Chinese-language...

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

Chip equipment market to begin recovery by October, says The Information Network

Jun 10, 14:36

The semiconductor equipment market will begin its recovery by October 2009, according to The Information Network.

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...

Taiwan mulling plans to relax fab investment in China

Jun 8, 15:48

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is evaluating plans to lift bans in its policies regarding investment ceilings and 12-inch wafer fab investment in China, according to...

John Hsuan
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