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Worldwide wafer fab equipment spending to decline 8.9% in 2012, Gartner says

Jun 25, 16:07

Worldwide wafer fab equipment spending is on pace to total US$33 billion in 2012, a decline of 8.9% from 2011 spending of US$36.2 billion, according to Gartner. The market will return...

North America fab tool book-to-bill continues slide, says SEMI

Jun 22, 14:29

The book-to-bill ratio for North America-made semiconductor equipment slipped for the second consecutive month but remained above one, according to SEMI.

Csun, Chroma eyeing LED equipment market

Jun 21, 01:15

Eyeing the potential of the LED lighting market, equipment firms Csun Manufacturing and Chroma ATE are both showcasing related products at LED Lighting Taiwan 2012. Csun has been...

Wang Baiwei, Csun general manager

3D IC to bring business opportunities for Taiwan semiconductor equipment makers

Jun 20, 01:05

3D IC is expected to afford business opportunities for Taiwan-based makers of semiconductor production equipment because processes and corresponding equipment for 3D ICs have not...

Chairman Hsu Chin-jung for Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision

Limited funds and lack of capacity expansion plans plague solar equipment sector

Jun 18, 12:45

On June 13, the world's second largest solar equipment firm, Germany-based Centrotherm, issued a statement indicating financial troubles of its credit lines. The firm noted that negotiations...

solar equipment

Commentary: Solar material and equipment firms competing with customers

Jun 18, 12:19

The large turbulences in the solar market have caused abnormal conditions in the industry. The contract price of polysilicon has reached an all-time low, nearly as low as the spot...

solar equipment

Chip equipment billings down 9% in 1Q12, says SEMI

Jun 13, 16:55

SEMI has reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$10.61 billion in the first quarter of 2012, down 9% from a year ago.

Fab equipment spending to rise in 2012 and hit record in 2013, says SEMI

Jun 7, 11:26

Semiconductor fab equipment spending will enjoy positive growth in 2012, and climb further to hit an all-time high in 2013, according to SEMI.

Taiwan market: Vee TIME to procure 2,000 WiMAX base stations

Jun 6, 14:41

Vee TIME, a WiMAX operator in the southern half of Taiwan, will procure 2,000 base stations to expand its WiMAX network, as well as the networks of Tatung InfoComm and Vmax Telecom,...

Equipment makers Mirle, Acter see booming orders from China

Jun 5, 15:14

Automation equipment maker Mirle Automation and clean room equipment maker Acter both have seen orders received by their subsidiaries in China increase substantially, pushing the...

Gemtek developing G.hn-enabled networking equipment

May 31, 15:44

Network equipment maker Gemtek Technology has ventured into the development of networking devices supporting the next-generation G.hn technology and will begin shipments to telecom...

North America fab tool book-to-bill slips in April 2012, says SEMI

May 23, 14:56

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.10 in April 2012, down from 1.12 in March, according to SEMI.

Hermes Microvision lists on OTC market

May 22, 14:43

Semiconductor inspection equipment supplier Hermes Microvision (HMI) debuted on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market on May 21 with an initial price of NT$208 (US$7.03) per...

CMI, AUO see decreasing production costs due to declining equipment depreciation costs

May 22, 01:35

Chimei Innolux (CMI) and AU Optronics (AUO), the two largest Taiwan-based makers of TFT-LCD panels, will have decreasing production costs mainly through gradual reduction in depreciation...

TXC expected to see robust growth in 3Q12

May 18, 14:27

Quartz crystal device maker TXC is expected to post substantial sequential growth in third-quarter sales driven by shipments to the smartphone and network communications equipment...

China Telecom procures PON equipment in large volume

May 18, 11:19

China Telecom has finished 2012 open-bid procurement of PON equipment, with China-based vendors ZTE and FiberHome Technologies as well as Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell being major...

Holy Stone hiking in-house MLCC production

May 16, 01:00

Holy Stone Enterprise, a Taiwan-based supplier of multi-layer ceramic capacitors, is increasing in-house production from 33% of its total revenues currently to a target of 40% in...

Hermes Microvision set for OTC listing

May 3, 12:20

Semiconductor inspection equipment supplier Hermes Microvision (HMI) will list on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market on May 21 at an initial price of NT$200 (US$6.85), according...

Equipment supplier Lumax posts EPS of NT$1.71 in 1Q12

Apr 30, 15:20

Semiconductor process control service supplier Lumax International has reported net profits of NT$184 million (US$6.27 million) for the first quarter of 2012, up 52% sequentially...

Japan semiconductor equipment firms gain share in 2011, says The Information Network

Apr 25, 14:08

Japan-based semiconductor equipment suppliers gained share against US manufacturers in 2011 despite a weak Japanese Yen, The Information Network has observed.

Spending on PV equipment to reach bottom of cycle in 2Q12, says Solarbuzz

Apr 17, 15:00

Equipment spending by tier-one solar manufacturers is poised to resume in 2013 with strong double-digit annual growth rates forecast out to 2016, according to Solarbuzz. This upturn...

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,...

FPD equipment maker All Ring Tech posts losses for 2011

Apr 5, 14:12

All Ring Tech, a maker of manufacturing equipment for passive components, FPD and LED products, has reported net losses of NT$226 million (US$7.67 million) or NT$3.52 per share on...

North America fab tool book-to-bill climbs above parity

Mar 26, 10:22

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.01 in February 2012, above parity for the first time in 17 months, according to figures...

IC manufacturing equipment spending to decline in 2012, says Gartner

Mar 22, 16:41

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending is projected to total US$38.9 billion in 2012, an 11.6% decline from 2011 spending of US$44 billion, according to Gartner.

ASML unseats Applied in semiconductor equipment ranking, says VLSI

Mar 16, 14:25

VLSI Research has released its 2011 top semiconductor equipment suppliers ranking. During the year, Advantest closed its acquisition of Verigy in July and Applied Materials acquired...

DSLR camera lenses become major shipment force for Kinko Optical

Mar 15, 01:35

With camera brand vendors including Canon, Nikon, Panasonic and Sony aggressively pushing into the DSLR camera and mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera (MILC) industries, upstream...

Fab equipment spending poised to hit record in 2013, says SEMI

Mar 12, 16:06

Semiconductor fab equipment spending will remain flat at US$38.85 billion in 2012, but climb to a record US$45.5 billion in 2013, according to estimates made by SEMI.

Passive component providers looking to increasing demand from telecom, server and STB sectors

Mar 9, 15:13

Passive components providers including TXC, Lelon Electronics, Chilisin Electronics and Nichidenbo are likely to benefit from the recent rebound in demand from the set-top box (STB),...

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...

TSMC

ASML updates EUV progress

Mar 2, 01:05

ASML has been developing the next generation of its NXE-series EUV lithography machines, the 3300 series, according to Peter Jenkins, VP of marketing at the Dutch fab tool supplier...

Peter Jenkins of ASML

Chroma expects green energy testing equipment to drive growth in 2012 revenues

Feb 22, 01:10

Chroma ATE, a Taiwan-based provider of automated testing solutions, expects its electric and electronic testing equipment used for PV inverters and LED lighting products to be its...

ZyXEL lands orders for VDSL2 CPE, MSAN equipment from Chunghwa Telecom

Feb 21, 10:01

ZyXEL Communications, a vendor of broadband networking/communication devices/equipment, has won an open bid for supply of 360,000 units of VDSL2 CPE (customer premises equipment)...

Mirle, Kenmec expect demand pickup in 2H12

Feb 14, 15:46

Flat-panel display (FPD) equipment specialists Mirle Automation and Kenmec Mechanical Engineering expect customer demand to pick up in the second half of 2012. Both firms are cautious...

20GW of solar PV manufacturing equipment to be replaced by 2016, says IMS Research

Feb 13, 11:11

Despite the outlook for the solar PV manufacturing equipment market remaining bleak in 2012, there could be a 20GW opportunity for the upgrade or replacement of existing capacity...

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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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