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Fab spending to climb 18% in 2011, but uncertain outlook for new fab construction, says SEMI

Dec 8, 15:17

Worldwide fab spending is expected to increase by 18.3% in 2011 and by 9.5% in 2012, as a result of ongoing technology upgrades and continued capacity growth, according to SEMI.

TSMC continues spending on equipment

Dec 1, 16:06

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has issued filings with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) detailing 41 equipment purchases so far in the fourth quarter of 2010, with...

Applied rolls out new etcher for advanced memory and logic production

Dec 1, 12:10

Applied Materials has launched a silicon etch system - the Centris AdvantEdge Mesa Etch - for the high-throughput production of advanced memory and logic chips.

LCD-equipment market to soar 67%, says Information Network

Nov 29, 13:50

The market for TFT-LCD equipment, which dropped 16% in 2009, is set to grow 66.8% in 2010, according to market research firm The Information Network.

PCB drilling service provider Eva to raise capex for equipment purchases

Nov 25, 01:50

Taiwan's Eva Technologies, which provides OEM PCB drilling services for HDI boards and IC substrates, has said its capex is targeted at US$20 million for 2011. The number is far higher...

Powerchip drops GDR plan amid market uncertainties, says report

Newswatch - Nov 23, 11:13

Powerchip Technology, a major Taiwan-based DRAM maker, has decided to cancel plans to sell up to 800 million new shares in the form of global depositary receipts (GDR), the Economic...

SMIC to concentrate resources on R&D, says chairman

Nov 8, 15:35

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) will pump at least US$2 billion into research and development annually in the future, aiming to develop "world-class"...

SMIC set to return to revenue growth trend, says Digitimes Research

Nov 4, 15:04

After two years of revenue declines, Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) is poised for a return to sales growth in 2010, and growth will continue through...

SMIC reports profits for 3Q10

Nov 3, 11:02

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has reported net profits of US$30.4 million on revenues of US$410.1 million for the third quarter of 2010, showing 26.8%...

ASE plans for 2011 capex of US$700-800 million

Newswatch - Nov 1, 16:43

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) plans to budget US$700-800 million for 2011, similar to its 2010 budget according to the company. The packaging and testing firm also said...

Macronix scales up investment budget for 12-inch capacity expansion

Oct 26, 15:17

Macronix International's board of directors has approved a budget of NT$27.5 billion (US$900 million) to expand capacity at its 12-inch fab, an increase of NT$7 billion from the company's...

Powerchip budgets NT$16 billion in capex for 2011, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 21, 14:10

Powerchip Technology plans to allocate NT$16 billion (US$519 million) for its 2011 capex, down from the NT$20 billion it is expected to spend in 2010, the Chinese-language Economic...

ASE to budget US$700 million in capex for 2011, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 4, 17:00

IC packaging and testing house Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) plans to budget US$700 million in capex for 2011, flat on year, an unnamed company executive has been cited...

Fixed capital investment in Taiwan by private sector to exceed NT$2 trillion in 2010, says premier

Oct 1, 10:10

The total amount of private sector investment in fixed assets in Taiwan will increase to more than NT$2 trillion (US$62.9 billion) in 2010, according to premier Wu Den-yih at a September...

Chip equipment makers conservative over 2011 business outlook

Sep 29, 14:37

Most semiconductor equipment makers are conservative about the business outlook for 2011 as wafer foundry houses have not yet set capex budgets for the coming year after they substantially...

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...

ASE slowing copper wire bonding expansion, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 23, 16:25

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is slowing down the expansion of its copper wirebonding capacity due to low market visibility, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

TSMC to budget US$6 billion in capex for 2011, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 23, 15:17

Despite an anticipated slowdown in chip market growth, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is still expected to boost its capex for 2011 to US$6 billion, according to...

TSMC to benefit most from IDM outsourcing, says Digitimes Research

Sep 17, 14:10

With its lead in advanced process capacity, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to be the largest beneficiary of increased outsourcing by IDMs, Nobunaga...

Samsung exec sees DRAM glut, stabilizing NAND flash prices

Sep 8, 11:31

The market for DRAM is likely to enter a state of oversupply later in the third quarter, said Oh-Hyun Kwon, head of Samsung Electronics' chip business, at a media conference in Taipei...

Oh-Hyun Kwon, president of Samsung's chip division

Passive component maker WTC looks to higher capex spending in 2011

Aug 25, 14:20

Passive component maker Walsin Technology Corporation (WTC) expects its capex spending in 2011 to be higher than the NT$2 billion (US$62.47 million) projected for 2010, according...

DRAM maker Powerchip raises capex for 2010, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 20, 16:23

Powerchip Technology has raised its 2010 capex to NT$17.488 billion (US$548 million), from an originally planned NT$12.7 billion, the Chinese-language Commercial Times has quoted...

VIS 2Q10 results beat guidance; raises capex

Aug 17, 11:23

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has announced that shipments, utilization rates and gross margins in the second quarter beat its guidance. The specialty IC foundry expects...

VIS chairman Chang Ching-chu

Rexchip completes pilot run of 40nm 2Gb DDR3 products

Aug 13, 11:45

Rexchip Electronics on August 12 announced it has successfully completed pilot runs of Elpida Memory's 40nm 2Gb DDR3 product. Pilot run results for Elpida's 40nm process have met...

Rexchip president and spokesperson Stephen Chen

FCCL maker Taiflex sets 2011 capex budget at NT$300 million

Aug 13, 10:30

FCCL (flexible copper-clad laminate) maker Taiflex Scientific plans to invest NT$300 million (US$9.38 million) to ramp its FCCL as well as PV module back sheet capacity in 2011. For...

SMIC swings back to profit in 2Q10

Aug 11, 14:00

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), China's largest foundry chipmaker, has reported net profits of US$96 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 following...

TSMC board OKs budget for expansion; allocates US$319.6 million for new business

Aug 11, 11:54

The board of directors of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved plans to spend US$2.6 billion to expand capacity, including US$369 million for construction...

UMC posts strong 2Q10 operating profit with growing output on advanced processes

Aug 4, 16:04

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced operating profits for the second quarter of 2010 hit the highest since the fourth quarter of 2004. Sales generated from its...

SPIL announces equipment purchase

Stockwatch - Aug 3, 14:43

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has announced an equipment purchase worth NT$574.62 million (US$18 million) from Verigy, which mainly supplies automated test equipment.

PTI raises capex after strong 2Q10

Jul 30, 11:58

Powertech Technology (PTI), a major Taiwan-based memory packaging and testing house, has announced net profits for the second quarter of 2010 increased 90.8% on year and 12% sequentially...

PTI chairman DK Tsai

TSMC boosts capex, more upbeat about 2010 chip growth

Jul 30, 10:22

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revised upward its capex target for 2010 to US$5.9 billion, emerging as the world's second-largest semiconductor industry capital...

Morris Chang

IC testing company KYEC purchases NT$600 million of equipment

Stockwatch - Jul 23, 17:10

IC testing company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has acquired a total of 17 sets of equipment for NT$593.59 million (US$18.47 million) from Verigy, according to a company filing with...

Nanya, Inotera report losses for 2Q10

Jul 21, 16:48

Nanya Technology and Inotera Memories saw their second straight quarterly losses in the second quarter of 2010, according to financial data released by the companies. However, the...

Powerchip buys equipment from ASML

Stockwatch - Jul 20, 10:10

DRAM maker Powerchip Technology has announced an equipment purchase worth NT$1.53 billion (US$47 million) from ASML, which supplies lithography systems.

ASML sees record 2010 revenues

Jul 14, 17:00

With chip customers becoming more aggressive about capital spending, ASML now expects net sales for 2010 to grow 10-15% above its historical peak level of 3.8 billion euros (US$4.8...

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