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  • Last update: Friday 22 September 2017 [1199 news items]

North American semi equipment industry billings fall to 4-month low in August

Sep 22, 12:36

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a 3.9% sequential decrease in billings worldwide in August reaching a four-month low of US$2.18 billion, according...

Tokyo Electron optimistic about etching equipment demand for 3D NAND, FinFET

Sep 22, 10:32

Etching equipment demand for the manufacture of 3D NAND flash memory and FinFET chips is expected to grow in 2018 and 2019, according to Tokyo Electron, which expects its share of...

Tokyo Electron eyeing larger share of global etching equipment market

DRAM bit growth to reach 19.6% in 2018, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 21, 11:01

Global DRAM bit production will grow just 19.6% in 2018, as major suppliers intend to slow down the pace of their capacity expansions and technology migrations for chip price stability,...

Toshiba agrees to sell memory-chip unit to Bain Capital-led consortium

Sep 21, 10:33

Toshiba has agreed to sell its memory-chip business to KK Pangea, a special purpose acquisition company formed by a Bain Capital Private Equity-led consortium. The decision was made...

MediaTek to unveil 5G prototype chip by end-2017

Sep 18, 11:19

MediaTek is expected to complete development of its 5G prototype chip by the end of 2017, and is gearing up for trials of its 5G solutions in 2018, according to industry sources.

Marketech seeing orders swell, says report

Sep 15, 12:22

Fab toolmaker Marketech International has seen its backlog of orders reach a record NT$13.6 billion (US$452 million), according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News...

Fab equipment spending to increase 37% in 2017, says SEMI

Sep 14, 10:49

Fab equipment spending for 2017 is forecast to increase 37% to reach a record high of about US$55 billion, according to SEMI.

China PCB capacity expansion sharply benefits Taiwan equipment makers

Sep 13, 15:51

Just one year after acquiring US-based flexible PCB maker Multi-Fineline Electronix (MFLX), China-based Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing is proceeding with a CNY3 billion (US$459.7...

Taiwan PCB equipment makers benefit from PCB capacity expansions in China

China to enhance local memory industry development

Sep 13, 14:36

The China high-end IC Alliance (CHICA), which was set up by China's National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund (known as the Big Fund) earlier in 2017, is looking to add another...

SEMICON Taiwan 2017: Focus on IoT, AI, smart applications

Sep 13, 14:28

The 22nd annual SEMICON Taiwan trade show has kicked off in Taipei, running from September 13-15, with this year's theme focusing on IoT, AI, smart manufacturing, smart transportation...

SEMICON Taiwan enters its 22nd year

TSMC starts equipment move-in at Nanjing plant

Sep 13, 14:21

TSMC on September 12 held a ceremony to mark the start of equipment move-in at its new 12-inch wafer plant in Nanjing, China.

TSMC chairman Morris Chang at the ceremony to mark the start of equipment move-in at the company's

ASML EUV equipment production to almost double in 2018

Sep 13, 14:16

ASML has disclosed annual production of its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems will increase to 20 units in 2018 from the current 12.

Semiconductor industry records best second quarter in 3 years, IHS says

Sep 12, 15:17

Despite a slightly down first quarter, the semiconductor industry achieved near record growth in the second quarter of 2017 posting a 6.1% growth from the previous quarter, according...

Global semiconductor equipment billings hit record in 2Q17, says SEMI

Sep 12, 14:55

Worldwide billings for semiconductor manufacturing equipment reached US$14.1 billion in the second quarter of 2017, exceeding the record level set in the first quarter, according...

Test Research August revenues rise over 41%

Sep 11, 14:42

Test Research (TRI), which specializes in inspection equipment for PCBs, saw its August consolidated sales surge 41.2% sequentially to NT$405 million (US$13.5 million).

Toshiba to break ground for new memory fab in 2018

Sep 11, 14:21

Toshiba has announced subsidiary Toshiba Memory has selected Kitakami City in Japan's Iwate prefecture as the next location to expand its flash memory operations. Construction of...

Machvision August revenues hit record for 4th straight month

Sep 7, 10:40

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$121 million (US$4 million) for August 2017, hitting a monthly record for...

Orders for NOR flash, car electronics chips to buoy Ardentec revenues in 2H17

Sep 1, 11:05

Ardentec has landed a ramp-up of orders for NOR flash memory while seeing stable demand for car electronics chips from Renesas Electronics and Texas Instruments (TI), according to...

Acer to supply VR equipment for Dubai theme park

Sep 1, 10:20

Acer has recently formed a partnership with a virtual reality (VR) theme park in Dubai, the UAE with the construction to be completed by the end of 2017 or in early 2018, according...

Advantest obtains ramp-up of orders for memory production

Aug 31, 15:01

Semiconductor testing equipment supplier Advantest has landed a ramp-up of orders from Korea- and Taiwan-based memory chipmakers, according to CH Wu, chairman of Advantest Taiwan.

Nidec to acquire SV Probe

Aug 29, 10:20

Japan-based Nidec has announced plans to acquire SV Probe, a Singapore-based probe card manufacturer, through subsidiary Nidec-Read. A stock purchase agreement has been reached between...

Winbond announces equipment purchases

Aug 23, 15:05

Winbond Electronics, a memory chipmaker specializing in specialty DRAM and flash memory chips, has disclosed two purchases of machinery equipment from Lam Research and Tokyo Electron...

Copper foil maker Co-Tech net profits hit record for 4th consecutive quarter

Aug 23, 12:03

Rising copper foil prices continued to buoy Co-Tech Copper Foil's profitability in the second quarter of 2017, which hit a record high for the fourth consecutive quarter.

North American semi equipment industry billings slip in July

Aug 23, 11:58

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a slight 1.4% sequential decrease in billings worldwide in July 2017, according to SEMI.

China PCB firms step up capacity expansion

Aug 22, 12:09

China-based PCB manufacturers including Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing (DSBJ) and Jiangxi Holitech Technology have moved to expand their production capacities eyeing a bigger...

China PCB firms expanding production capacity

Global DRAM revenues increase 17% in 2Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 21, 11:34

Sales in the global DRAM market surged 16.9% sequentially to US$16.51 billion in the second quarter of 2017, when PC DRAM contract prices rose over 10%, according to DRAMeXchange...

Mirle seeing order backlog swell, says report

Aug 18, 14:01

Semiconductor and LCD panel equipment supplier Mirle Automation has seen its backlog of orders exceeding NT$10 billion (US$329.7 million), according to a recent Chinese-language Economic...

Getac shipping video solution products to US

Aug 17, 15:38

Ruggedized PC vendor Getac has successfully tapped into the police and law enforcement equipment market in the US with its Getac video solution (GVS) products.

James Hwang, Getac chairman

Free Bionics enters Japan market with motion assistance robot

Aug 16, 10:58

Taiwan-based wearable motion assistance robot developer Free Bionics has recently signed contracts with medical equipment distributor USCI Japan for it to promote its robots to major...

Taiwan Chelic 2Q17 revenues rise 58% sequentially

Aug 15, 16:03

Pneumatic automation component maker Taiwan Chelic has reported its second-quarter 2017 consolidated revenues reached NT$418 million (US$14.09 million), up 58.33% sequentially, with...

DRAM contract prices to continue growth in 3Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 11, 11:37

DRAM contract prices, which began to rise in the second half of 2016, continue their growth in the second half of 2017. Prices are set to continue rising in the third quarter, according...

Sumco to expand production capacity for 300mm silicon wafers

Aug 9, 14:09

Sumco has announced plans to expand production capacity for 300mm silicon wafers by 110,000 units per month. The additional capacity is expected to come online in the first half of...

TSMC approves new capex spending for capacity expansion

Aug 9, 12:26

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved the appropriation of around US$3.15 billion, which includes funding for new facilities construction with costs estimated...

Himax to start producing 3D sensing solutions as early as 2018

Aug 8, 10:34

Himax Technologies has expressed optimism about the growth prospects for its non-driver IC business, most notably with its structure light integrated solution for 3D sensing and wafer-level...

Himax enhancing its product mix for profit improvement

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to grow 10.2% in 2017, says Gartner

Aug 4, 14:22

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to increase 10.2% to US$77.7 billion in 2017, according to Gartner. This growth rate is up from Gartner's previous forecast of...

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    Foxconn green-tunnel datacenter

    Foxconn has unveiled its fourth-generation eco-friendly industrial park in Guiyang, China featuring a green-tunnel datacenter and facilities for food safety testing, development of...

    Photo: Ninelu Tu, DIGITIMES, Jul 11.

  • Lantiq+GEMINAX+XXS+V3+chipset

    Lantiq GEMINAX XXS V3 chipset

    Lantiq has announced its latest generation chipset for ADSL linecards. Implemented in 65nm process technology, the new GEMINAX XXS V3 chipset offers high-level integration with...

    Photo: Company, Dec 8.

  • FormFactor+300mm+full%2Dwafer+test+solution+for+DRAM

    FormFactor 300mm full-wafer test solution for DRAM

    FormFactor has introduced its next-generation 300mm (12-inch) full-wafer-contact probe card for DRAM devices - the SmartMatrix 100 probe solution. Incorporating a proprietary probe...

    Photo: Company, Dec 11.

  • Transcend+64GB+CompactFlash+card

    Transcend 64GB CompactFlash card

    Transcend Information has introduced high-capacity 400X CompactFlash cards with capacities ranging up to 64GB. The new 400X CF cards delivers fast transfer rates of up to 90MB/s...

    Photo: Company, Nov 26.

  • Applied+HCT+Diamond+Squarer+for+solar+wafers+

    Applied HCT Diamond Squarer for solar wafers

    Applied Materials has introduced ts new HCT Diamond Squarer system, which can reduce the cost of squaring silicon ingots by up to one-third while offering at least twice the cutting...

    Photo: Company, Oct 7.

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