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ASE to hike 2012 capex to US$800 million

Apr 30, 10:29

Packaging and testing house Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) will expand 2012 capital expenditure (capex) from US$700-750 million originally to US$800 million mainly due to...

ASE CFO Joseph Tung

TSMC to increase 2012 capex to US$8-8.5 billion

Apr 27, 01:15

During a company investors conference on April 26, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) chairman Morris Chang revealed 2012 capex will be increased to US$8-8.5 billion,...

Morris Chang, chairman of TSMC

TSMC capex budget hike to benefit equipment and materials suppliers, say sources

Apr 12, 14:44

The decision by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to raise its capex budget for 2012 will benefit suppliers and distributors of semiconductor equipment in Taiwan,...

TSMC to revise 2012 capex, says Chang

Apr 10, 01:25

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will announce its revised capex budget for 2012 at its upcoming investors meeting on April 26, according to company chairman and...

TSMC breaks ground for Phase 5 of Fab 14 at STSP, southern Taiwan

ASE, SPIL remain conservative on business outlook

Mar 20, 14:41

While the recent news that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is mulling an upward revision in 2012 capex has boosted market observers' confidence in the outlook for...

TSMC may increase 2012 capex

Mar 9, 01:25

Due to supply shortages, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to expand capacity by installing new equipment at 12-inch wafer facilities. Industry sources...


TPK sets 2012 capex at NT$12 billion

Feb 22, 01:40

Touch panel maker TPK has stated that Windows 8 will help the firm to grow further. Cando, a subsidiary of TPK, will also benefit from Windows 8 and expects to return to profitability...

Tom Sun, TPK president

Coretronic sets 2012 capex at NT$2 billion

Feb 16, 01:45

Backlight unit (BLU) and projector maker Coretronic expects its capex for 2012 to reach NT$2 billion (US$67.6 million), with 70% of the budget to be allocated for the expansion of...

Samsung posts record profit in 4Q11

Jan 30, 14:10

Booming smartphone sales made Samsung Electronics' latest quarter its most profitable quarter ever, according to the company.

Samsung to boost spending for logic ICs, says IC Insights

Jan 30, 10:52

Approximately US$6.5 billion of Samsung Electronics' 2012 capex budget is dedicated to logic ICs, according to IC Insights. The remaining US$5.7 billion of Samsung's capex budget...

Chip fab spending set to decline in 2012, says SEMI

Jan 11, 15:47

Semiconductor fab equipment spending is expected to decline by approximately 11% in 2012, according to SEMI's preliminary forecast. Spending is projected to drop in the first half...

ChipMOS looks to higher capex in 2012

Jan 10, 15:32

ChipMOS Technology has set aside a capital expenditure budget of US$85 million for 2012, an increase of 10.4% from 2011.

ChipMOS aims at 10-15% revenue growth in 2012

Jan 2, 11:36

Packaging and testing firm ChipMOS Technologies expects its revenues to increase 10-15% to top US$690 million in 2012, thanks to a pick-up in orders for panel-use driver ICs and new...

Lite-On optimistic about 2012

Jan 2, 10:49

Raymond Soong, chairman of Taiwan-based Lite-On Technology, indicated optimism for 2012 and for the firm to show single digit growth. According to KC Terng, CEO of Lite-On, the firm...

Lite-On executives

KYEC chair highlights short-term challenges

Dec 28, 13:58

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), a Taiwan-based firm specializing in IC testing, has pointed out a number of factors which the prospect for its 2012 business operation will depend on.

KYEC chairman CK Lee

SZS to expand notebook hinge capacity

Dec 20, 14:49

Taiwan-based notebook hinge maker Shin Zu Shing (SZS), eyeing the potential demand for ultrabooks, is set to expand its plants and purchase new equipment in 2012 with the company's...

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...

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