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Worldwide semiconductor foundry market grows 16.1% in 2014, says Gartner

Apr 17, 11:08

The worldwide semiconductor foundry market grew 16.1% in 2014 to achieve US$46.9 billion in revenues, according to final results by Gartner.

VIS expects 1-3% decrease in 1Q15 shipments

Feb 10, 10:58

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to report a 1-3% sequential decrease in wafer shipments for the first quarter of 2015. ASP for the quarter...

IC design houses to increase wafer orders for 2Q15

Jan 30, 16:09

A number of Taiwan-based IC design houses have decided to book more wafer orders for the second quarter of 2015 due to tight production capacity at wafer foundry houses, according...

UMC, VIS 4Q14 sales rise

Jan 12, 11:09

Contract chipmakers United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have both reported sequential growth in consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter...

IC designers ordering 8-inch wafer capacity in advance

Jan 6, 22:11

Fabless IC firms have decided to place orders for 8-inch wafer capacity for the year's hot seasons in the first quarter of 2015, as they anticipate 8-inch foundry capacity will remain...

VIS profits to rise on strong demand, report says

Stockwatch - Dec 24, 10:55

Contract chipmaker Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) will continue to see its profits soar in 2015, as its 8-inch fab capacity remains tight due to strong demand, according...

Demand for 8-inch fab equipment rises

Dec 19, 11:09

Demand for 8-inch fab tools, particularly used equipment, has risen significantly, as foundries are gearing up for their 8-inch fab expansion to grasp the rising IoT opportunity,...

SMIC Shenzhen 8-inch fab goes into operation

Dec 17, 20:43

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has begun operations at its Shenzhen 200mm (8-inch) wafer fab, according to the China-based IC foundry.

IC foundries gearing up for 8-inch fab expansions

Dec 17, 11:10

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is looking to expand production capacity at its 8-inch wafer fab in Shenzhen, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

VIS hiking production at 8-inch fab

Oct 20, 11:45

Wafer foundry service provider Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has increased monthly output at its 8-inch Fab 3 to 26,000 wafers since September and will increase to 27,000-28,000...

Production schedules at 12-inch fabs begin to loosen

Aug 28, 12:07

While most 8-inch fabs of major foundries are expected to run at full capacity until the end of 2014, production schedules at 12-inch fabs, particularly those of second-tier foundry...

Macronix to start 8-inch OEM wafer business

Jul 31, 15:04

NOR flash supplier Macronix International plans to cash in on the tight production at 8-inch fabs by starting an 8-inch OEM wafer business, according to company president CY Lu. The...

Macronix president CY LU

VIS to increase capital, acquire 8-inch fab

Mar 17, 13:11

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) plans to increase its capital by 22% to NT$1.26 billion (US$41.54 million) for capacity ramps, according to the wafer foundry house.

VIS reportedly to acquire an 8-inch fab from Nanya Technology

Mar 11, 21:53

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) reportedly will acquire an 8-inch fab from Taiwan-based Sumpro Electronic, an affiliate of Nanya Technology. The deal is expected to be...

TSMC shifts to 8-inch processing to produce fingerprint sensors for next-generation iPhone

Feb 11, 12:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will use its 8-inch processing, instead of 12-inch, to produce fingerprint sensors for Apple's next-generation iPhone due to concerns...

GaN-on-silicon LEDs forecast to increase market share to 40% by 2020, says IHS

Dec 6, 15:51

The penetration of gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) wafers into the LED market is forecast to increase at a CAGR of 69% from 2013 to 2020, by which time they will account for...

Huahong Grace to expand 8-inch fab capacity

Oct 21, 22:03

Huahong Grace Semiconductor, established by a merger between Hua Hong Semiconductor and Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing, is set to expand capacity at Fab 3 in 2014.

Specialty IC foundry VIS 2012 revenues second highest ever

Jan 10, 21:07

Analog and mixed-signal IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported NT$17.16 billion (US$593.7 million) in revenues for 2012, growing 13% on year and setting...

UMC approved to raise stake in Hejian

Dec 20, 21:27

United Microelectronics (UMC) is allowed to raise its stake in China-based Hejian Technology after having its equity deal with Hejian's holding company approved by Taiwan's investment...

IC companies shutter 49 fabs from 2009-2011, says IC Insights

Feb 21, 14:24

Data compiled by IC Insights reveals that 49 semiconductor wafer fabs were closed between 2009 and 2011.

UMC launches specialized 0.11-micron aluminum process

Jan 2, 10:38

United Microelectronics (UMC) has launched a specialized 0.11-micron aluminum process manufactured at its 8-inch fabs. The A+ platform consists of a blend of technology offerings,...

ProMOS completes sale of 8-inch fab in China

Oct 3, 13:48

ProMOS Technologies has announced that the company completed its sale of an 8-inch wafer fab in Chongqing, China for CNY100 million (US$15.7 million).

ProMOS HQ

Foundries offer discount for IC designers

Sep 27, 14:11

Pure-play wafer foundries in Taiwan and China reportedly have offered special discounts to their fabless IC clients, due to particularly low utilization rates that are likely to persist...

eMemory, Maxchip work on consumer ICs built using 0.18-micron OTP process

Aug 22, 10:56

Taiwan-based eMemory Technology, a provider of IP for logic embedded non-volatile memory (NVM), has announced that it is working with 8-inch foundry Maxchip Electronics to provide...

ProMOS sells China subsidiary with 8-inch fab

May 24, 01:10

Taiwan-based DRAM maker ProMOS Technologies on May 23 announced the sale of ProMOS (Chongqing) Technologies, its wholly owned subsidiary semiconductor maker located in Xiyoung Micro-electronics...

ProMOS to liquidate China fab

May 18, 13:31

Taiwan's ProMOS Technologies has decided to sell off a 100%-owned subsidiary in Chongqing, western China, which has an 8-inch fab, in order to raise funds to finance its existing...

ProMOS

TSMC to start second phase of China fab construction, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 29, 13:51

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will soon break ground for the second phase construction of its 8-inch wafer plant in Songjiang, Shanghai (China), according to a...

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...

UMC shares drop after reports of acquisition setback

Newswatch - Nov 18, 16:38

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) saw its shares decline 1.3% to NT$14.70 (US$0.48) on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) during morning trading today (November 18), after a...

TSMC approved to produce on 0.13-micron in China

Sep 30, 02:10

An application by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to fabricate on 0.13-micron technology at its Songjiang 8-inch fab in Shanghai was approved by the Investment Commission...

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 expanding China 8-inch fab capacity, says company exec

Sep 23, 14:37

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is ramping up the monthly capacity at its Songjiang 8-inch fab in Shanghai to 50,000 wafers by the end of 2010 compared to the current...

TSMC vice chairman FC Tseng

Lead time at 8-inch fabs drops to less than two weeks

Aug 24, 11:54

Lead times at foundries are shrinking, with 8-inch manufacturing falling to less than two weeks compared to over 10 weeks earlier in 2010, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC...

VIS 3Q10 revenues to grow on higher ASP

Jul 19, 16:22

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is expected to generate revenues of NT$4.5-4.6 billion (US$140-143 million) in the third quarter of 2010, up from NT$4.23 billion in the...

TSMC to boost Shanghai 8-inch fab capacity

Jul 19, 14:38

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revealed plans to expand production capacity at its Songjiang 8-inch fab in Shanghai (Fab 10) by two-thirds, to cater to strong...

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