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China LED chipmakers delay expansion

Jul 13, 10:21

With strong incentives provided by local governments, many China-based LED chipmakers aimed to increase the number of MOCVD equipment in 2010. However, inventory has been piling up...

Eversol receives order to supply 58 million solar wafers

Jul 12, 01:05

Taiwan-based solar wafer firm Eversol announced a one-year supply agreement of 58 million units to a single customer. The agreement accounts for around 60% of Eversol's total production...

Smaller solar firms continue to face price obstacles

Jul 5, 15:58

Despite the recent return of demand, small- and medium-size solar firms in Taiwan and China will have difficulty reviving to condition in the previous year, according to international...

Some solar cell firms continue to withhold capacity expansion schedules

Jul 5, 01:00

Due to return of demand, some Taiwan-based solar cell firms have been resuming capacity expansion plans. Other solar cell makers continue to observe carefully before resuming expansion...

PCB maker Tripod breaks ground for new plant in China

Jun 30, 01:05

Tripod Technology has recently begun construction of a new plant in Hubei Province, central China, according to the Taiwan-based PCB manufacturer. The new facility is scheduled to...

Solar industry in adjustment period: Q&A with Motech chairman Simon Tsuo

Jun 28, 15:07

Yuan-Huai Simon Tsuo, chairman of Motech has been viewed as an important figure in the development of the solar industry in Taiwan. Tsuo commented on the gloomy market in the first...

Motech chairman Simon Tsuo

Polysilicon suppliers face dilemma over price drops

Jun 24, 11:25

Quotes for polysilicon have been facing downward pressure and are likely to drop below US$50/kg.

China-based solar firms anticipates return of demand with continuous capacity expansions

Jun 21, 15:04

The solar market has been observing the continuous capacity expansions by China-based integrated solar firms and market observers have claimed that the firms not only have high utilization...

Some solar firms halting capacity expansions

Jun 20, 14:58

Market observers have indicated that many small- and medium-size solar firms in China are halting or delaying capacity expansions. Many Taiwan-based solar firms are also delaying...

CMI panel supply for iPad 2 to increase in 3Q11

Jun 8, 01:10

Rumors have been circulating about Taiwan-based TFT LCD panel maker Chimei Innolux (CMI) supplying touch panels to Apple to be certified for iPad 3. According to industry sources,...

Commentary: Taiwan solar firms should use advanced technology to face aggressive capacity expansion by China competitors

May 26, 12:06

Despite the downturn of the solar market, China-based solar firms have been continuing expanding capacity with the help of local governments and state-owned enterprises. The total...

China-based first-tier solar firms continue to expand capacity

May 25, 01:05

Despite cold market conditions, China-based first-tier integrated solar firms have moved to expand capacity in an effort to lead the industry. China-based second-tier solar firms...

Taiwan fiber glass yarn suppliers gear up for capacity expansion

May 19, 01:35

Another Taiwan-based fiber glass yarn supplier is gearing up to expand its capacity in anticipation of growing demand, joining rivals Fulltech Fiber Glass and Taiwan Glass Industry...

Capacity expansion in China will not cause oversupply of LED chips, says Epistar

May 5, 11:37

While China-based LED chipmakers have been rushing to install new MOCVD equipment to obtain local government subsidies which are expected to expire at the end of June, most of the...

Wafer firms receive loans for capacity expansions

Apr 28, 12:33

Eversol recently received a syndicated loan from 21 financial institutions totaling NT$5 billion for its new wafer facility and equipment in Taoyuan, Taiwan.

PCB makers facing longer lead times for laser drills

Apr 18, 16:01

The already-tight supply of laser drills, which are used to make equipment used in the production of high-end PCBs such as any-layer HDI boards, may worsen in the near future due...

Formosa Sumco gearing up for capacity expansion

Apr 15, 01:25

Formosa Sumco Technology (FST) has revealed plans to expand its capacity for 12-inch silicon wafers to 300,000 units a month from the present 180,000. New capacity is scheduled to...

ASE mulls plant expansion, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 6, 15:04

IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has submitted an application to Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), seeking approval to invest US$800-900 million to...

UMC gearing up for 12-inch capacity expansion, says report

Newswatch - Apr 6, 14:20

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to allocate almost 90% of company capex for 2011 to expand capacity at its 12-inch wafer plants, Fab 12A and Fab 12i, according to...

TI to acquire National Semiconductor for US$6.5 billion

Apr 6, 11:21

Texas Instruments (TI) has signed a definitive agreement to purchase National Semiconductor in an all-cash transaction of about US$6.5 billion. Both companies will operate independently...

Aggressive LED fab investment drives 40% growth in equipment spending in 2011, says SEMI

Apr 6, 10:18

With the widespread adoption of LED technology in LCD backlight applications and growing interest in LEDs for general lighting purposes, LED manufacturers are poised to meet the soaring...

Shortage of ITO material and delay of equipment to affect LTPS and AMOLED capacity expansion

Mar 29, 01:40

Supply of ITO materials and NF3 gas is reportedly in shortage due to the Japan earthquake, and shipments for equipment from Nikon and Canon reportedly have been delayed also due to...

TSMC more concerned about influence on global IC supply chain by Japan crisis

Mar 28, 12:23

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) does not recognize itself as a beneficiary of increased outsourcing by Japan-based IDMs, which have seen production at their domestic...

Solar companies aggressive in locking up poly-Si supply contracts

Mar 23, 01:25

Due to aggressive capacity expansion by solar wafer and cell makers, companies are more active in signing long-term polycrystalline silicon supply agreements, according to industry...

CMI 2011 capex remains at NT$100 billion

Mar 11, 01:40

Capex of Chimei Innolux (CMI) in 2011 is expected to reach NT$100 billion (US$3.4 billion), mainly for expanding capacity at its 6G, 8.5G and touch panel production lines.

Entire posts February revenues of NT$362 million

Mar 10, 16:25

Diffusion sheet maker Entire Technology has announced revenues of NT$362 million (US$12.27 million) for February 2011, an increase of 54.38% on year.

Sintek increase investment for touch panel business

Stockwatch - Feb 25, 11:55

Sintek Photronics on February 24 announced that its board of directors has decided to increase a budget for expanding touch panel business and capacity to NT$20.5 billion (US$687.82...

AimCore reports 20% sequential growth in January revenues

Feb 23, 01:30

ITO glass supplier AimCore Technology has announced revenues of NT$119 million (US$4.03 million) for January, up 20% sequentially and 126% on year, a record high in monthly revenue...

TSMC to ramp capacity at Fab 14, hire new staff

Feb 18, 11:24

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is currently equipping 12-inch tools at its Fab 14, Phase 4 facility located at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP). Designed...

Aide Solar invests US$22 million for capacity expansion in China

Feb 17, 10:58

Aide Solar Energy has spent CNY144 million (US$21.85 million) to acquire a 88,000-square-meter plot of land in Xuzhou Economic Development Zone, China, its parent company Panjit said...

Harvatek January revenues up over 53% sequentially

Feb 16, 01:45

LED packager Harvatek has posted revenues of NT$399 million (US$13.57 million) for January, an increase of 53.23% sequentially and 33.71% on year, a record high for monthly revenue...

Taiwan panel makers to turn profitable in 3Q11

Feb 16, 01:35

After significant losses in the fourth quarter of 2010, Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel makers are expected to remain in the red in the first quarter of 2011, but will start to recover...

TSMC board passes NT$85 billion budget for capacity expansion

Feb 16, 01:20

The board of directors of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved a budget of NT$84.99 billion (US$2.89 billion) for capacity expansion purposes. The company's...

AGC to invest JPY20 billion to boost production of cover glass

Feb 10, 09:55

AGC has announced it is investing JPY20 billion (US$240 million) in a new float glass furnace in Japan to produce specialty glass for chemical strengthening, including newly developed...

Unity Opto January revenues increase sequentially, Lite-On and Bright LED decrease

Feb 9, 02:10

LED packager Unity Opto Technology saw January revenues increase sequentially by 4.1%, while fellow packagers Lite-On Technology and Bright LED Electronics saw their January revenues...

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