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Logic IC to outpace average chip growth in 2012, says TSMC chairman

Dec 5, 11:29

Morris Chang, chairman of contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), predicts that growth in the logic IC sector will outstrip the average of the semiconductor...

Morris Chang

Focus on small, cost-effective packages: Q&A with STATS ChipPAC CEO Tan Lay Koon

Nov 21, 13:48

Despite uncertainties in the semiconductor industry outlook, packaging and testing firm STATS ChipPAC will continue investing in advanced IC packages for space-critical designs that...

STATS ChipPAC CEO Tan Lay Koon

CMI seeking NT$40 billion syndicated loans

Nov 15, 14:12

LCD panel maker Chimei Innolux (CMI) is still negotiating with a banking consortium for the arrangement of a syndicated loan of up to NT$40 billion (US$1.33 billion) in order to improve...

TSMC board passes budget for advanced capacity expansion

Nov 9, 10:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) board of directors on November 8 approved a capex appropriation of US$1.06 billion specifically for increasing advanced technology...

AUO 2012 capex may fall below NT$40 billion

Oct 26, 14:08

LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) has adjusted its capex for 2011 to around NT$60 billion (US$1.99 billion), from the original figure of NT$90-95 billion. With China-based peers...

AUO vice president Paul Peng (left) and acting general manager Max Cheng (right).

Samsung denies report about 2012 chip capex

Oct 25, 12:22

Samsung Electronics reportedly plans to allocate KRW15 trillion (US$13.3 billion) to chip capex in 2012, but company high-level executives have denied the speculation, according to...

Nanya Technology, Inotera cut 2011 capex budgets to NT$12 billion

Oct 20, 01:30

Nanya Technology and Inotera Memories have reduced the 2011 capex budgets to NT$12 billion each, according to the companies at their respective investors conferences on October 19.

IC capex to fall 19% in 2012, says Gartner

Oct 3, 11:55

Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending is expected to total US$35.2 billion in 2012, down 19.2% from the US$43.5 billion estimated for 2011, according to Gartner. Excess...

PCB maker Apex to allocate NT$4 billion for new plant

Sep 29, 15:39

Thailand-based PCB maker Apex International plans to invest NT$4 billion (US$132 million) to build a new plant to ramp up its capacity, according to the company.

AUO cuts capex with LCD industry yet to see bottom, says chairman

Sep 29, 15:24

AU Optronics (AUO) has reduced its 2011 capex to less than NT$70 billion (US$2.3 billion), down 30% from NT$90-95 billion, and does not rule out the possibility of further slashes...

TSMC to cut 2012 capex 19%, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 20, 14:20

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to drop its capital spending 19% from US$7.4 billion in 2011 to US$6 billion in 2012, the Chinese-language Commercial...

PTI cuts 2011 capex, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 22, 12:22

Memory packaging and testing firm Powertech Technology (PTI) has revised downward its capex budget for 2011 to less than NT$10 billion (US$345 million) from the previously-planned...

CMI revises 2011 capex after weak 2Q11

Aug 5, 01:10

Panel maker Chimei Innolux (CMI) has decided to revise downward its 2011 capex to NT$50-60 billion (US$1.7-2.1 billion) from the previously-planned NT$70-80 billion. The newly-revised...

UMC sees 3Q11 revenue decline in low teens; keeps capex unchanged

Aug 3, 15:35

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects revenues to decrease by a low-teens percentage sequentially in the third quarter of 2011, affected by fewer wafer shipments. Utilization rate...

UMC CEO Shin-Wei Sun

TSMC slowing down capacity expansion; revises 2011 capex

Jul 28, 16:58

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has downwardly revised its capex budget for 2011 with plans to put a brake on planned capacity expansions for the year. The pure-play...

Morris Chang

Panel makers reduce capex

Jul 26, 16:04

As uncertainty in the panel market continues into the third quarter, industry leading TFT LCD panel makers such as Chimei Innolux (CMI) and LG Display both recently decreased their...

DRAM price reductions decelerating, says IHS

Jul 20, 09:14

Following a drop of 14.2% in the first quarter of 2011, the global average decline in pricing for DRAM slowed to 12% in the second quarter, according to IHS. The rate of decrease...

ASE, SPIL reiterate 2011 capex outlook

Jul 14, 01:10

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have said they currently have no plans to adjust planned capex for 2011. Meanwhile, both IC packagers...

TSMC, UMC likely to lower capex budgets for 2011, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 22, 13:45

Taiwan's two foundry giants are likely to revise downward their capex goals for 2011 due to worries that orders in the second half of the year may not be large enough to fill their...

Rexchip revises 2011 capex

May 27, 01:15

Rexchip Electronics has budgeted NT$9 billion (US$311 million) in capex for 2011 to ramp a new 12-inch DRAM fab and upgrade to 30nm-class process technology, according to company...

Rexchip president Stephen Chen

Winbond announces additional NT$1.5 billion in capex

May 16, 12:26

Memory chipmaker Winbond Electronics, which has diversified its product mix to include NOR flash, niche-market DRAM and GDDR, has announced an additional capex of NT$1.512 billion...

PTI beats 1Q11 guidance, gives positive outlook

Apr 29, 01:35

Powertech Technology (PTI) on April 28 reported better-than-expected results for its first-quarter performance. The memory packaging and testing service provider also gave a rosy...

PTI chairman DK Tsai

TSMC meets 1Q11 guidance, sees no Japan disruption

Apr 28, 16:16

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported sales of NT$105.38 billion (US$3.6 billion) and net income of NT$36.28 billion, or NT$1.40 per share, for the first...

Largan to raise 2011 capex due to booming demand for smartphones in China

Apr 21, 01:10

Taiwan-based optical lens module maker Largan Precision expects its capex in 2011 to exceed its budget of NT$1.5 billion (US$51.4 million) set aside early in the year, due to significantly...

Japan quake will not slow 2011 semiconductor capital expenditures, says IC Insights

Apr 8, 16:33

IC Insights has boosted its forecast for semiconductor industry capital spending in 2011, and now expects outlays to climb to US$60.4 billion, a 17% increase over the US$51.8 billion...

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...

TSMC reiterates 2011 sales growth target

Mar 17, 01:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) target of 20% growth in 2011 sales remains unchanged, chairman and CEO Morris Chang said on March 16. TSMC expects no material...

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.

Only 10 participants in 300mm wafer capacity space, says IC Insights

Mar 7, 10:57

Semiconductor industry capital spending is becoming more concentrated, with a greater percentage of spending coming from a shrinking number of companies, according to IC Insights...

Rexchip to allocate NT$3.6 billion for process transition

Mar 4, 14:36

The board of directors of Rexchip Electronics has approved a budget of NT$3.598 billion (US$2.89 billion) for the company's transition to 30nm-class process technology. The spending...

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...

Chunghwa Telecom sets aside 2011 capex budget of NT$31.13 billion

Feb 24, 01:00

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) on February 23 announced that it has set aside a total capital expenditure budget of NT$31.13 billion (US$1.06 billion) for 2011, mainly to expand its FTTx...

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...

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...

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