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Equipment supplier Mirle sees profits more than double in 1H13

Aug 15, 10:46

Equipment supplier Mirle Automation has reported net profits of NT$211 million (US$7.04 million) for the first half of 2013, up 109% from a year earlier. The earnings translated into...

WLAN and Bluetooth dominate market for wireless-enabled industrial automation equipment, says IMS Research

Aug 12, 13:40

More than half of all wireless-enabled industrial automation equipment shipped in 2012 used Bluetooth or 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN (WLAN) technology, with the two entrenched standards...

PCB equipment suppliers Machvision, Chime Ball post strong earnings in 1H13

Aug 6, 16:19

PCB equipment suppliers Machvision and Chime Ball Technology both have reported strong earnings for the first half of 2013, but are conservative about the business outlook for the...

SEMI book-to-bill ratio rises to 1.10 for June

Jul 19, 11:13

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.10 in June, up from 1.08 in May, according to the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials...

Lenovo begins marketing storage equipment

Jul 17, 20:49

Lenovo stepped into developing storage devices through a partnership with EMC in 2012 and has begun marketing related products targeting small- to medium-size businesses and media...

Nokia Siemens offers lowest prices for China Mobile procurement

Jul 17, 11:48

Nokia Siemens Networks has offered the lowest prices in a bid to supply 207,000 TD-LTE base stations to China Mobile, according to China-based tech.sina.com.

PCB equipment maker Csun 2Q13 revenues gain over 80% sequentially

Jul 10, 21:58

Semiconductor and PCB manufacturing equipment provider Csun Manufacturing saw its revenues edge down 6.5% on month and 2.5% on year to NT$363 million (US$12.08 million) in June. However,...

Chip equipment spending to rise 21%, says SEMI

Jul 10, 13:45

Semiconductor equipment spending for 2014 will reach US$43.98 billion, up 21% from the US$36.29 billion estimated for 2013, according to SEMI. The forecast indicates that 2014 will...

Inspection tool maker HMI posts record 2Q13 revenues

Jul 8, 21:46

Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, saw its second-quarter revenues hit a record high...

Applied lands 8.5G and 5.5G fab equipment orders from BOE

Jul 4, 14:00

Applied Materials announced recently that China-based LCD panel supplier BOE Technology has placed "significant" equipment orders for 8.5G and 5.5G production lines installed...

IC-making equipment market to rise through 4Q13, says The Information Network

Jun 25, 12:36

The global semiconductor equipment market should end 2013 in the black, according to market research firm The Information Network.

IC manufacturing equipment spending to slip 5% in 2013, says Gartner

Jun 21, 15:51

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending is projected to total US$35.8 billion in 2013, a 5.5% decrease from 2012 spending of US$37.8 billion, according to Gartner.

PCB equipment makers Csun, Ampoc 2Q13 sales to rise

Jun 18, 13:37

Buoyed by a pull-in of equipment orders from the PCB sector, Csun Manufacturing and Ampoc Far East are expected to see their second-quarter sales rise significantly on quarter, according...

Laser Tek to begin shipping automated optical inspection equipment in 3Q13

Jun 13, 22:16

Laser Tek, a supplier of passive component materials and production equipment, is expected to begin shipping its new AOI (automated optical inspection) equipment to passive component...

Global 1Q13 fab tool billings and bookings drop from year ago, says SEMI

Jun 13, 11:25

SEMI has reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$7.31 billion in the first quarter of 2013. The billings figure is 8% higher than the fourth...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan MOCVD capacity to account for 28% of global total in 2013

Jun 10, 12:18

Global MOCVD equipment capacity is still in oversupply while prices of LED light bulbs continue to fall. Among all global operational MOCVD tools, Taiwan-based makers account for...

Fab equipment spending to soar in 2H13, says SEMI

Jun 6, 12:46

Fab equipment spending for the second half of 2013 is expected to be much stronger with a 32% growth rate or US$18.5 billion compared to the first half of the year, according to SEMI...

Z-Com aims to supply 30% of Wi-Fi hot-spot equipment to China Mobile in 2013

Jun 4, 20:15

Z-Com, a Taiwan-based maker of broadband wireless Internet-access devices and provider of wireless/mobile data solutions, aims to land orders from China Mobile, China's largest mobile...

Digitimes Research: South Korea display equipment firms to see rising revenues in 2013

May 31, 11:33

For the third consecutive year, AMOLED capex at South Korea-based Samsung Display will exceed LCD panel capex in 2013. Samsung Display has been investing in OLED production and increasingly...

Commentary: EU telecom equipment probe against China is unnecessary

May 28, 10:28

The telecom industry believes that by the end of 2013, China will likely issue 4G licenses to telecom carriers, and hence many equipment firms have been eager to gain share of the...

Equipment maker Acter sees profits down in 1Q13

May 17, 16:05

Cleanroom equipment maker Acter has reported net profits of NT$114 million (US$3.82 million) for the first quarter of 2013, decreasing 33.9% from a year earlier. First-quarter EPS...

Scientech looks to strong sales of reclaim wafers, semiconductor equipment in 2H13

May 13, 15:30

Semiconductor equipment distributor and wafer reclaim service provider Scientech expects demand for manufacturing equipment from the semiconductor and LED industries to continue to...

TSMC reiterates plans for 18-inch wafer manufacturing

May 10, 10:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated plans to build its first 450mm (18-inch) pilot production lines, which will offer FinFET transistor technology at...

TSMC talks about plans for 18-inch wafer manufacturing

China Mobile to procure equipment of 200,000 TD-LTE base stations through open bid

May 7, 10:19

China Mobile will start an open-bid competition process as early as in mid-May to procure equipment of 200,000 TD-LTE base stations as well as equipment of 110,000 TD-SCDMA base stations...

Z-Com scores points in tapping China Wi-Fi hot spot equipment market

May 6, 15:48

Taiwan-based broadband wireless Internet-access solution provider Z-Com, having supplied Wi-Fi hot spot equipment for large events in China including the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games...

Equipment supplier Csun expects strong 2Q13

Apr 30, 12:13

A rebound in orders lifted Csun Manufacturing's book-to-bill ratio to 1.52 at the end of the first quarter, indicating that the company's shipments and revenues will grow robustly...

KYEC, Giga Solution see in-house developed equipment attract new orders

Apr 26, 11:22

IC testing houses King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) and Giga Solution Tech have both developed their own manufacturing equipment, which is helping the companies attract new orders,...

PCB inspection equipment maker Machvision reports strong earnings for 1Q13

Newswatch - Apr 24, 16:04

PCB and IC substrate inspection equipment maker Machvision has reported net profits of NT$50.5 million (US$1.69 million) for the first quarter of 2013, up 112.3% sequentially but...

Fab tool book-to-bill ratios mixed

Apr 22, 14:25

The book-to-bill ratio for North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers grew to 1.14 in March 2013, while Japan's ratio slipped below parity.

TSMC rising 2013 capex to benefit equipment and material suppliers

Apr 22, 13:31

The decision by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to raise its 2013 capex to US$9.5-10 billion, from US$9 billion set previously, will benefit Taiwan-based suppliers...

Equipment suppliers Acter, Lumax see orders piling up

Apr 12, 15:03

Taiwan-based cleanroom and turn-key equipment supplier Acter and process control solution vendor Lumax International have both seen their orders continue to pile up recently as local...

PCB equipment makers Ampoc, Csun see order visibility extend to 3Q13

Apr 10, 22:09

PCB manufacturing equipment makers Ampoc Far East and Csun Manufacturing both are expected to see their revenues grow substantially in the second quarter as the two companies have...

IC material distributor Topco reports EPS NT$5.40 for 2012

Apr 2, 16:14

Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, has reported net profits of NT$804 million (US$28.86 million) for 2012, decreasing 15.5% from the previous...

TSMC to install 20nm fab equipment ahead of schedule, says report

Apr 2, 11:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to begin installing production equipment at its 20nm-capable facilities on April 20, about two months ahead of schedule, according...

ProMOS, Globalfoundries agree on sale of 12-inch fab equipment

Mar 28, 16:22

Taiwan-based ProMOS Technologies announced on March 28 that the company has agreed with Globalfoundries on the sale of more than 1,000 items of production equipment installed at its...

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