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Global 1Q17 DRAM revenues rise 13.4%, says DRAMeXchange

May 18, 21:43

Sales in the global DRAM market surged 13.4% sequentially to US$14.13 billion in the first quarter of 2017, when PC DRAM contract prices rose 30%, according to DRAMeXchange. The revenues...

Silicon wafer shipments hit record levels in 1Q17, says SEMI

May 17, 14:28

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments were at their highest recorded quarterly level in the first quarter of 2017, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grow 2.6% in 2016, says Gartner

May 16, 22:29

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$343.5 billion in 2016, a 2.6% increase from 2015 revenues of US$334.9 billion, according to final results calculated by Gartner.

Ardentec 1Q17 profits hike over 100%

May 15, 22:25

Taiwan-based Ardentec, which specializes in testing services for logic and memory chips, has reported net profits surged 115% on year to NT$228 million (US$7.6 million) in the first...

IntelliEPI to expand production capacity in 3Q17

May 15, 22:19

Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI), which supplies epitaxy-based compound semiconductor epi-wafers to the electronics and optoelectronics industries, has disclosed plans...

WT Micro expects to post 24-31% revenue growth in 2Q17

May 12, 10:27

IC distributor WT Microelectronics expects to post revenues of between NT$37.5 billion (US$1.24 billion) and NT$39.5 billion for the second quarter of 2017, up 24-31% on year, with...

SMIC expects revenues to drop 3-6% in 2Q17

May 11, 15:42

China-based pure-play foundry SMIC expects to post a sequential decrease of 3-6% in revenues for the second quarter of 2017, with gross margin ranging from 25% to 27%.

Japan IT Week to focus on IoT and embedded applications

May 11, 14:01

Japan IT Week will be hosted from May 10-12 in Tokyo, Japan, and 1,600 IT players worldwide including Intel, Microsoft, Qualcomm, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Oracle, Bosch, Advantech, and...

Japan IT Week opens May 10-12

VIS seeking 8-inch fab equipment from memory chipmakers

May 9, 20:43

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is looking to expand its 8-inch fabs, and has approached several memory makers to buy their second-hand equipment,...

Infineon rides automotive wave into top-10 semi supplier ranking, IC Insights says

May 9, 14:57

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-10 semiconductor sales leaders excluding pure-play foundries in the first quarter of 2017. In total, the top-10 semiconductor...

Winbond, Macronix April revenues drop on-month

May 8, 23:03

Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported sequential decreases in April consolidated revenues of 0.4% and 15%, respectively.

ASE April revenues down 10% on-month

May 8, 22:55

Packaging and testing company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.49 billion (US$678.7 million) for April 2017, down about 10% sequentially...

Catcher sees weak 1Q17 and April; expects growing performance in upcoming months

May 8, 22:53

Chassis maker Catcher Technology reported its financial results for the first quarter with consolidated revenues at NT$14.58 billion (US$483.29 million), down 39.29% sequentially...

Rising mobile DRAM prices to constrain growth of memory content in smartphones, says TrendForce

May 5, 15:22

A rally in mobile DRAM prices will hold back the growth of average per device memory content for smartphones in 2017, according to TrendForce. Average DRAM content in smartphones...

ALi reports 5th consecutive quarterly loss in 1Q17

May 5, 12:06

IC design house ALi, which specializes in set-top box (STB) chipset solutions, has reported a fifth consecutive quarterly loss in the first quarter of 2017 in which net losses came...

Semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment revenues up 11% in 2016, says Gartner

May 3, 11:13

Worldwide semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment (WFE) revenues totaled US$37.4 billion in 2016, an 11.3% increase from 2015, according to final results by Gartner. The...

Acer pushing gaming, enterprise products in Asia Pacific region

May 2, 16:12

President of Acer Pan Asia Andrew Hou has noted that Acer’s operation directions for 2017 will focus on youth, technology and fashion and mainly target the gaming and enterprise...

Andrew Hou, Acer Pan Asia president

Taiwan market: Digital advertising in 2016 valued at NT$25.871 billion, says DMA

May 2, 15:18

Digital advertising service providers in the Taiwan market generated total revenues of NT$25.871 billion (US$809 million) in 2016, growing 33.69% on year, according to Digital Marketing...

Samsung poised to become largest semi supplier in 2Q17, says IC Insights

May 2, 11:38

After nearly a quarter of a century, the semiconductor industry could see a new number-one supplier in the second quarter of 2017. If memory market prices continue to hold or increase...

Win Semi expects to post 13-17% revenue growth in 2Q17

May 2, 11:34

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors expects to post a 13-17% sequential increase in consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2017, with gross margin set to be better than the...

MediaTek expects 2Q17 revenues to rise by up to 8%

May 2, 11:04

IC design house MediaTek expects its second-quarter revenues to post an up to 8% sequential increase to between NT$56.1 billion (US$1.86 billion) and NT$60.6 billion. Gross margin...

ASE posts profit decrease in 1Q17

May 2, 10:59

Packaging and testing company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) saw its profits fall to a 4-year low in the first quarter of 2017.

Faraday seeing growth in 28nm chip market

Apr 28, 15:55

Faraday Technology, a Taiwan-based ASIC design service and IP provider, has expressed optimism about 28nm chip market growth. The company has received new orders for 28nm NRE (non-recurring...

MediaTek gross margin continues to fall

Apr 28, 15:27

Taiwan-based IC design house MediaTek, which specializes in mobile SoC solutions, saw its gross margin reach a record low of 33.5% in the first quarter of 2017.

Gaming PC sales in North America in 2016 grow 25-30%

Apr 28, 13:52

Commenting on the gaming PC market in North America, Kevin Jones, vice president for US-based retail chain Micro Center said that overall sales increased 25-30% on year in 2016, and...

Kevin Jones, Micro Center vice president (left)

Macronix reports profit for 1Q17

Apr 28, 11:47

Macronix International has reported its third consecutive profitable quarter enabling its net value per share to stay above NT$5 (US$0.17). The maker of flash and mask ROM memory...

Nanya to ramp 20m process output

Apr 27, 12:05

Nanya Technology will start making 20nm chips in small volume in the third quarter, and will expand output to 30,000 wafer starts per month by the fourth quarter of 2017, according...

Nanya president Pei-Ing Lee expects DRAM prices to continue growth

SPIL posts profit drop in 1Q17

Apr 27, 11:10

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has reported net profits of NT$996 million (US$33.1 million) for the first quarter of 2017, down 64.8% sequentially and 37.9% on...

UMC expects flat performance in 2Q17

Apr 27, 11:08

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, when the foundry chipmaker's capacity utilization rate...

PTI looks to sequential revenue growth through 4Q17

Apr 26, 11:09

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) expects to post mid single-digit sequential growth in revenues for the second quarter of 2017, said company president JY Hung...

Ardentec breaks ground for new plant in Nanjing

Apr 25, 15:05

Taiwan-based Ardentec, which specializes in testing services for logic and memory chips, has recently broken ground for a new plant in Nanjing, China where Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

EMEA traditional PC market returning to growth in 1Q17, says IDC

Apr 24, 22:03

The Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) traditional PC market (desktops, notebooks, and workstations) continued to stabilize in the first quarter of 2017, with the market posting...

Samsung completes qualification of 2nd-gen 10nm process technology

Apr 21, 13:57

Samsung Electronics has announced that its second-generation 10nm FinFET process technology, 10LPP (Low Power Plus), has been qualified and is ready for production. With further enhancement...

Yageo posts NT$1.62 EPS in 1Q17

Apr 21, 11:47

Taiwan-based passive component maker Yageo has reported net EPS of NT$1.62 (US$0.05) for the first quarter of 2017 compared with NT$1.25 a year ago.

Powerchip chairman expects long-term DRAM shortage

Apr 20, 22:20

The supply of DRAM memory is likely to stay tight for a substantial period of time, according to Frank Huang, chairman for Taiwan-based pure-play foundry Powerchip Technology.

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