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  • Last update: Thursday 28 August 2014 [24 news items]

EPA passes initial environmental impact assessment for TSMC planned 18-inch fab

Aug 28, 15:03

A special panel of the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has approved the environmental impact assessment for a piece of land designated for construction of an 18-inch...

18-inch wafer foundry process likely to delay to 2018

Jun 12, 14:33

The arrival of the era of 18-inch wafer foundry processes may not come until 2018 as Intel reportedly has slowed down the development of 18-inch wafers, while semiconductor equipment...

ASML lands rising EUV equipment orders; looking to expand capacity

Sep 11, 14:07

ASML's new EUV system, the NXE:3300B, has obtained 18 orders. In order to meet customer demand, the lithography tool vendor is looking to boost its production capacity for EUV tool...

Nikon lands 450mm immersion scanner order

Jul 4, 19:29

Nikon has announced that the company will provide the Research Foundation for the State University of New York with a 450mm wafer ArF immersion scanner, with shipment scheduled in...

TSMC reiterates plans for 18-inch wafer manufacturing

May 10, 10:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated plans to build its first 450mm (18-inch) pilot production lines, which will offer FinFET transistor technology at...

TSMC talks about plans for 18-inch wafer manufacturing

Equipment maker Gudeng posts 24.6% sales growth in 2012

Jan 11, 13:55

IC front-end tool supplier Gudeng Precision Industrial has reported revenues of NT$930 million (US$32.1 million) for 2012, up 24.55% on year.

ASML CEO to attend annual TSMC supply chain forum

Dec 12, 11:58

Foundry chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will hold its annual supply chain management forum for 2012 on December 14. Participants will include Eric Meurice,...

ASML CEO Eric Meurice to attend TSMC annual supply-chain forum

Intel progressing in development of 14nm technology, says CTO

Dec 5, 16:05

Intel CTO Justin Rattner on December 4 said that Intel's development of 14nm technology is on schedule with volume production to kick off in one to two years and development of 18-inch...

Semiconductor equipment maker Gudeng to post another record sales quarter

Nov 1, 14:45

Revenues at IC front-end tool supplier Gudeng Precision Industrial are likely to register another sequential increase in the fourth quarter of 2012, after climbing to record high...

TSMC to build pilot line for development of 18-inch wafer and 7nm process, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 24, 11:41

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has bought a land lot of 14.32 hectares in the Chunan base of Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) for NT$3.2 billion (US$109.1 million), and...

TSMC looks to build pilot 18-inch wafer line in 2016-2017

Sep 5, 12:17

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is on track in the development of 18-inch (450mm) wafers with the possibility to build a pilot line in 2016-2017 followed by mass...

TSMC executive says company to make 10nm chips on 18-inch wafers with mass production slated for 20

Mass production of 18-inch wafers may extend to 2018

Aug 28, 01:10

Despite having investment from Intel, TSMC and Samsung Electronics, the 18-inch wafer generation anticipated by ASML may be delayed from 2016 to 2018. In addition, non-ASML equipment...

TSMC joins Intel to play part of ASML co-investment program

Aug 6, 10:29

TSMC on August 5 announced that the firm has joined ASML's customer co-investment program, aimed at accelerating the development and industrialization of key next-generation semiconductor...

Taiwan government to buy land for TSMC 18-inch plant, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 12, 16:07

Taiwan's Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD) has approved a project to assist Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to construct an 18-inch wafer fab...

Gudeng ready to ship 18-inch wafer handling equipment, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 9, 12:10

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer specializing in mask solution products and wafer handling equipment, expects to start shipping...

450mm and EUV linked with uncertainty, says SEMI

Sep 9, 11:14

The transition to manufacturing semiconductors on larger wafers continues to be one of the hottest topics in the industry. However, uncertainty with EUV rollout has exacerbated the...

TSMC expects to ramp 14nm process in 2015, says R&D head

Sep 8, 01:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will conduct R&D for 14nm process technology starting 2012, and expects to begin volume production on the node in 2015, according...

Semiconductor output on 12-inch wafers to nearly double by 2015, says IHS

Aug 24, 09:42

Semiconductor manufacturing using 12-inch wafers will see production nearly double from 2010 to 2015 as chip producers increasingly employ them for older, more mature products, according...

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...

TSMC more upbeat on sales, chip market outlook for 2011

Jan 28, 01:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) projects its consolidated revenues will climb over 20% in 2011, company chairman and CEO Morris Chang said during a January 27 investors...

Morris Chang

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...

Fab tool supplier Gudeng gears up for 450mm wafer transition

Dec 28, 11:23

Taiwan's Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer mainly specializing in mask solution products, has been involved in the industry's efforts in...

TSMC maintains 18-inch wafer tape-out in 2012

Oct 2, 12:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will maintain its plans to begin trial production on 18-inch wafers in 2012 despite a conservative outlook prevailing across most...

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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