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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.

Renesas raises outsourcing to Taiwan partners, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 2, 16:39

Renesas Electronics has raised its orders to Powerchip Technology for its LCD driver ICs, and also grown its outsourcing to backend partner Chipbond Technology, according to a recent...

Powerchip shifting product mix; approves NT$12.6 billion for 2010 capex

Jun 28, 14:32

DRAM maker Powerchip Technology is looking to improve its competitive edge by adjusting its product mix and lowering production costs, according to the company. It has also budgeted...

PSC chairman Frank Huang

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...

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

Silicon wafer prices could rise 15-30% in 3Q10

May 26, 11:09

Semiconductor silicon wafer prices could see another 15-30% hike in the third quarter, after already rising 5% and 10-20% in the first and second quarters, respectively, according...

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...

Silicon demand set to rebound robustly in 2010, says iSuppli

Apr 27, 09:24

Following a weak 2009, global demand for silicon used in semiconductor manufacturing is expected to rebound robustly in 2010, led by shipments of 300mm (12-inch) wafers, according...

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...

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...

12-inch wafer prices to rise 10-20% in 2Q10

Mar 22, 15:00

Foundry chipmakers including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have been informed by their upstream suppliers that average...

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...

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...

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...

TSMC to raise orders to testing partners, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 15, 16:20

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to no longer add new capacity for wafer testing, and increase its outsourcing to backend partners Ardentec and STATS ChipPAC...

Macronix net profits more than double in 3Q09

Oct 30, 15:51

Mask ROM and NOR flash maker Macronix International Company (MXIC) saw its net profits increase 131% sequentially to NT$2.27 billion (US$69.63 million) in third-quarter 2009, according...

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...

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...

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...

Elpida reportedly developing die-shrink 50nm process without expenditure on new tools

Jul 15, 16:03

Elpida Memory has been quietly developing a technology based on its existing 65nm equipment for DRAM production, to enable a die shrink to 50nm, industry sources have claimed. The...

Elpida chip

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....

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