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Samsung develops wide I/O mobile DRAM for smartphones, tablets

Feb 22, 11:30

Samsung Electronics has announced the development of 1Gb mobile DRAM with a wide I/O interface, using 50nm-class process technology. The new wide I/O mobile DRAM will be used in mobile...

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...

Apple reportedly to hand processor orders to TSMC

Feb 15, 01:20

Apple is reportedly looking to outsource the production of its A4 processor as well as the next-generation ARM Cortex-A9-based A5 processor to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...

GaAs foundries VPEC, AWSC and Win Semi report mixed January results

Feb 9, 01:50

GaAs foundry house Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) posted a new monthly sales record with NT$186 million (US$6.43 million) in January revenues, up 16.3% sequentially. Fellow...

TSMC more upbeat on sales, chip market outlook for 2011

Jan 28, 01:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) projects its consolidated revenues will climb over 20% in 2011, company chairman and CEO Morris Chang said during a January 27 investors...

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Switch to 8-inch wafers to provide sufficient capacity and inventory flexibility for analog IC design houses

Jan 26, 01:45

With the imminent entry of Texas Instrument's (TI) 12-inch analog IC process, Taiwan-based analog IC design houses have looked to transition to 8-inch wafers since the second half...

HTC announces Ray Yam as corporate VP and head of HTC Communication in China

Jan 11, 14:03

Smartphone vendor HTC has announced the appointment of Ray Yam as corporate vice president and head of HTC Communication in China. Reporting directly to Fred Liu, president of engineering...

TSMC reportedly sees Nvidia orders increase by 60%

Jan 6, 01:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly has seen its Nvidia orders increase by 60% mainly because of strong demand for Tegra 2 processors. TSMC declined to comment...

Wafer probing service companies see stronger orders from IDMs

Jan 5, 01:20

Wafer probing service companies King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) and Ardentec will see better than expected revenues in the first quarter of 2011 despite the period being the...

GaAs foundries post mixed 4Q10 results

Jan 5, 01:00

GaAs foundry house Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) saw revenues for December 2010 slip 15.5% sequentially to NT$153 million (US$5.25 million), yet fourth-quarter revenues...

Software designers partner with Taiwan IPC players to enter China market

Jan 4, 02:05

Several US-based software designers such as SCALA, BroadSign and Omnivex are cooperating with Taiwan-based industrial PC (IPC) players to enter China's digital signage and security...

Outsourcing of IC backend services growing

Dec 30, 12:38

IDMs including Microchip Technology, NXP Semiconductors, STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments (TI) have all increased outsourcing for their backend production since the fourth...

KYEC expects IDM orders to boost sales in 2011

Dec 30, 01:20

IC backend testing and assembly firm King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) expects more than 30% of its revenues to come from international IDM clients in 2011, up from 25% in 2010,...

GaAs foundry AWSC grabs new orders

Dec 24, 01:35

Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) has landed orders for GaAs switch products from Japan, and also received verification from international IDMs, according to market sources...

First panel maker to obtain China RoHS certifications, CMI LCD modules pass China RoHS certification

Dec 22, 01:00

Chimei Innolux's (CMI's) Longhua subsidiary, the Innocom Technology (Shenzhen), in China has recently obtained two RoHS certifications from the China Electronics Standardization Institute...

TSMC takes strengthening NT dollar into consideration for 2011 quotes

Dec 15, 01:45

With the NT dollar continuing to strengthen against the US dollar, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has taken currency fluctuations into consideration when negotiating...

TSMC to fabricate more Qualcomm chips in 2011

Dec 7, 01:20

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will likely allocate capacity of 1.8 million wafers for production of Qualcomm chips in 2011, compared to the 1.1 million units reserved...

Cleanroom orders extend to 1H11

Nov 24, 01:05

With the semiconductor industry continuing to expand capacity, orders for cleanrooms and production equipment have extended to 2011, and sales of related suppliers will see strong...

KYEC expects sales to bottom out in November

Nov 12, 01:05

Although wafer probing service provider King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) is not seeing strong sales momentum thus far in the fourth quarter of 2010, the company expects revenues...

AWSC posts record sales in October, Win sees 12% decline

Nov 3, 01:25

GaAs wafer foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) reported a new monthly sales record for October at NT$192 million (US$6.3 million), while Win Semiconductor saw sales...

TSMC not afraid of possible Intel threat

Nov 2, 02:25

FPGA startup Achronix Semiconductor's recent announcement that Intel will make 22nm chips for it has sparked speculation that the chip giant is looking to share the higher end segment...

TSMC expects moderate chip market growth in 2011, says CEO

Oct 29, 01:35

Sales in the overall semiconductor market in 2011 will log 5% growth, and the foundry sector will see a larger 14% increase, according to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...

PDC develops powder products for high-capacitance MLCCs

Oct 28, 10:31

Taiwan-based Prosperity Dielectrics Company (PDC), which supplies powder materials to multi-layer ceramic-chip capacitor (MLCC) makers, has developed new products for high-capacitance...

TSMC and UMC say no plans to raise prices despite currency fluctuations

Oct 20, 14:42

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have both said they will not increase contract manufacturing prices despite the strengthening...

AWSC, Win Semi enjoy further record sales in September

Oct 15, 01:25

GaAs wafer foundries Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) and Win Semiconductor saw their sales reach new historical records in September 2010, as demand for end-products...

TSMC to get 60% more orders from Spreadtrum in 4Q10

Oct 15, 01:15

Spreadtrum Communications is likely to boost its orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to about 80,000 wafers in the fourth quarter of 2010, up from 50,000 units...

AUO reorganizes into two-prong structure for display and solar

Oct 11, 16:32

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced changes to its organization, promoting four new VPs to instill fresh impetus into the organization, as well as to ensure sustainable enterprise operation...

TSMC and UMC to post opposite results in capacity utilization in 4Q10

Oct 6, 01:20

With decreasing orders from Taiwan-based IC design houses, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will likely see mixed results...

Equipment maker BZPC to expand facility

Oct 1, 01:45

Taiwan-based Bay Zu Precision Company (BZPC), a manufacturer and developer of vacuum process equipment, will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for a new factory building next to its...

TSMC approved to produce on 0.13-micron in China

Sep 30, 02:10

An application by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to fabricate on 0.13-micron technology at its Songjiang 8-inch fab in Shanghai was approved by the Investment Commission...

TSMC to post another sales record in September, but drops in the months ahead

Sep 30, 01:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to report another sales record for September 2010, which will mark its eighth straight month of sequential growth, according...

AWSC, Win Semi revenues to grow 10% sequentially in 4Q10

Sep 28, 01:25

GaAs wafer foundries Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) and Win Semiconductor are likely to enjoy another month of record sales in September, thanks to continued-strong...

Toyoda Gosei, Epistar to set up joint venture in Taiwan

Sep 23, 15:55

Toyoda Gosei, Epistar and Twin Hill have agreed to set up a joint venture in Taiwan to develop, manufacture, and market LEDs.

Pessimism eases on TSMC 4Q10 expectations

Sep 21, 01:35

Market watchers now expect Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to see its consolidated revenues drop by 4-5% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2010, better than...

TSMC to adopt solar equipment from Taiwan suppliers

Sep 21, 01:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to adopt automation systems from Taiwan-based equipment suppliers for producing CIGS thin-film solar cells, according to Rick...

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