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TSMC 12-inch fabs running at 75-80% of capacity, say sources

Sep 12, 12:10

The capacity utilization rates of 12-inch fabs at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have dropped to 75-80% recently as slow demand for high-end smartphones in the...

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...

Motech plans to expand capacity, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 5, 10:48

Motech Industries plans to expand its PV module production capacity in fourth-quarter 2013 and crystalline silicon solar cell capacity in 2014, according to the Chinese-language Economic...

TSMC board approves US$1.9 billion for advanced process capacity expansion

Aug 14, 11:10

The board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on August 13 approved a capital appropriation in the amount of US$1.925 billion for the purpose of installing, expanding...

Neo Solar expects full utilization of capacity through end of 2013

Aug 9, 14:34

Neo Solar Power has obtained orders in excess of its production capacity and expects to run at full utilization through the end of 2013, according to company chairman Quincy Lin.

US reaches milestone of 10GW solar photovoltaic capacity, says Solarbuzz

Aug 5, 21:27

Solar photovoltaic (PV) installations in the US have now broken through the 10GW barrier, following strong market deployment since the start of 2010. During the first half of 2013,...

LED oversupply likely to continue as suppliers add production capacity, says IHS

Aug 5, 15:25

Despite a major surplus in the LED market, top suppliers are increasing their capital spending and production because of government incentives and in order to cash in on an expected...

GLT expects capacity utilization to rise to 60-70% in 3Q13

Aug 2, 11:19

Taiwan-based light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies expects its utilization rate to increase from about 50% in the second quarter of 2013 to 60-70% in the third due...

Cyntec expanding power choke capacity

Jul 30, 11:08

Cyntec, a passive component subsidiary maker of Taiwan-based Delta Electronics, is expanding its power choke production capacity by 50%, with completion slated for the fourth quarter...

Ichia looks to flexible PCBs for 3Q13 growth

Jul 24, 21:59

Ichia Technologies expects to see its flexible PCB capacity utilization rate rise to 60% in the third quarter, from 50% in the second, which will buoy the company's overall gross...

Digitimes Research: Greater China foundry capacity utilization rate to fall through 4Q13

Jul 23, 13:42

Utilization rates at the top-3 IC foundries in Greater China are expected to fall through the fourth quarter of 2013 after climbing to a year high in the second quarter, according...

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Energy storage systems for solar and wind power integration will total nearly 22 Gigawatts of installed capacity from 2013 to 2023, forecasts Navigant Research

Jul 22, 10:28

More than 1,300 gigawatts of wind and solar power generation capacity are expected to come online in the next 10 years, creating an unprecedented amount of instability on the grid...

China aims at total PV installation capacity of over 350GWp in 2015, says report

Jul 19, 15:57

The China government has set a tentative target of over 350GWp for the total installation capacity of PV systems in China in 2015, with an average of 100GWp additional PV systems...

Auto diode maker Actron to expand production capacity

Jul 18, 11:53

Taiwan-based automotive diode maker Actron Technology plans to expand its production capacity by 15-20% with new capacity to come online in 2014, according to the company.

Chin-Poon to invest NT$3.26 billion for capacity ramp

Jul 16, 19:18

PCB maker Chin-Poon Industrial plans to invest a total of NT$3.26 billion (US$109.2 million) to expand capacity for over the next four years, the company has announced.

Asia Optical plans to expand capacity at Myanmar factory, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 15, 10:41

Taiwan-based optical lens and digital camera maker Asia Optical plans to expand monthly production capacity at its factory in Yangon, Myanmar, from 200,000-250,000 lens kits currently...

Main Taiwan solar cell makers run at 80-100% of capacity in 2Q13

Jul 12, 11:56

The main Taiwan-based solar cell makers saw capacity utilization rise to 80-100% in the second quarter of 2013 mainly due to strong demand in Japan, according to industry sources.

China-based LED packagers to expand monthly PLCC capacity by 10 billion chips in 2013

Jul 10, 21:16

Viewing that demand for LED lighting in the China market has been growing fast, many China-based LED packaging houses are expanding or will expand capacity for PLCC (plastic leaded...

Memory and foundry chipmakers hold more than half of wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Jul 10, 11:51

The memory and IC foundry industries collectively contributed more than half of worldwide installed capacity as of December 2012, according to IC Insights.

Edison Opto expanding LED packaging capacity

Jul 8, 10:23

Edison Opto is expanding its monthly LED packaging capacity from 150 million PLCC (plastic leaded chip carrier) small- to medium-power devices and 10 million high-power devices at...

Installed 300mm wafer capacity to rise through 2017, says IC Insights

Jul 4, 16:14

In terms of surface area shipped, 300mm wafers represented 56% of worldwide installed capacity in December 2012. Production using 300mm wafers is forecast to increase steadily and...

Micron, Elpida adjusting capacity to meet rising demand for mobile devices

Jun 27, 21:23

The merger of Micron Technology and Elpida Memory has not yet taken place, but the two memory chipmakers have developed their respective plans to put more focus on products for use...

Digitimes Research: Grid capacity problem arise in Japan solar market

Jun 27, 12:00

The Japan Photovoltaic Energy Association (JPEA) announced in June 2013 that solar cell shipments of first-quarter 2013 in Japan reached 173.4MW, an on-year growth of 342.8%. This...

GET to hike solar wafer capacity

Jun 26, 13:57

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has upgraded ingot slicing technology and will invest NT$50 million (US$1.67 million) to expand monthly production from...

Unitech allocates more capacity to any-layer HDI board production

Jun 24, 22:03

Unitech Printed Circuit Board has shifted 50% of its total HDI board capacity to any-layer products, and continues to invest aggressively in improving its manufacturing process for...

ChipMOS to expand capacity for LCD driver ICs, says chairman

Jun 24, 15:52

Packaging and testing firm ChipMOS Technologies plans to expand 12-inch wafer bumping and testing capacity for LCD driver ICs, according to company chairman and CEO SJ Cheng. Overall...

Globalfoundries on capacity expansion spree

Jun 21, 12:02

Globalfoundries has undertaken major expansion projects to increase production capacity at its manufacturing sites in Singapore and New York to meet growing demand for semiconductors...

Globalfoundries expanding capacity at fabs in Singapore and the US

China LED firms may restart capacity expansion

Jun 20, 21:41

Indoor LED lighting demand showed strong growth in first-half 2013 causing product shortages, hence some China-based LED firms may restart capacity expansions, according to industry...

Genius Electronic to expand lens capacity by 60%

Jun 20, 13:43

Taiwan-based camera lens maker Genius Electronic Optical is setting up a factory in Xiamen, southeastern China, to expand its total production capacity by 60%, with completion of...

Chipbond ramping up testing capacity for advanced driver ICs

Jun 18, 15:11

Chipbond Technology is ramping up testing capacity for advanced LCD driver ICs in response to rising demand for high-end smartphones and other mobile devices with higher resolution...

SPIL expanding capacity for high-end ICs

Jun 17, 21:29

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has moved to expand production capacity at a fast pace for high-end IC packaging and testing in anticipation of robust demand for mobile communication...

SPIL chairman Bough Lin

Globalfoundries adding capacity to satisfy rising orders for touch panel ICs

Jun 13, 22:05

Globalfoundries has significantly boosted its mature process capacity in order to meet strong demand for touch panel ICs from China-based MStar Semiconductor, according to industry...

GLT expanding light guide plate capacity

Jun 13, 19:46

Light guide plate maker Global Lighting Technologies (GLT), in order to increase its global market share, is expanding production capacity to 11 production lines at the end of 2013...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan MOCVD capacity to account for 28% of global total in 2013

Jun 10, 12:18

Global MOCVD equipment capacity is still in oversupply while prices of LED light bulbs continue to fall. Among all global operational MOCVD tools, Taiwan-based makers account for...

PCB backup board maker Aurona begins pilot runs at new plant in Taiwan

Jun 4, 15:01

PCB backup board maker Aurona Industries will begin pilot operations at its new plant in Taiwan soon and expects the new plant to gradually ramp up its capacity in the second half...

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