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Inspection tool supplier HMI seeing clear order visibility

Oct 18, 21:23

Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI) has seen its order visibility extend to the first quarter of 2013, according to industry sources. The transition to more advanced manufacturing...

Wafer fab equipment spending to decline 13.3% in 2012, says Gartner

Oct 2, 15:56

Global wafer fab equipment spending is on pace to total US$31.4 billion in 2012, a decline of 13.3% from 2011 spending of US$36.2 billion, according to Gartner. The research firm...

STATS ChipPAC receives compensation for damage caused by Thai flooding

Oct 2, 01:20

STATS ChipPAC has reached a property damage insurance settlement of US$26.7 million with its insurers as compensation for its plant and equipment damaged by flooding in Thailand.

Digitimes Research: China-based Elec-Tech ramping up LED chip capacity

Sep 27, 14:20

China-based Elec-Tech's LED revenues have been increasig, with the business segement's contribution reaching around 32% of total revenues in first-half 2012. A further breakdown shows...

Taiwan government to offer NT$10 billion loans to support green-energy industry

Sep 25, 12:21

Taiwan government's National Development Fund (NDF) will offer 15-year loans totaling NT$10 billion (US$338 million) to finance exports of green-energy products, including solar,...

North America IC equipment industry book-to-bill ratio hits 9-month low, says SEMI

Sep 25, 10:43

The book-to-bill ratio of North American semiconductor equipment makers slid to 0.84 for August 2012, hitting the lowest level since November 2011, according to data compiled by SE...

Mag.Layers expected to post slight growth in 3Q12 sales

Sep 21, 15:49

Inductor and power choke manufacturer Mag.Layers Scientific-Technics is expected to post a slight sequential growth in sales in the third quarter of 2012, thanks to seasonality in...

Scientech sees increasing 1H12 gross margin due to sales growth of in-house produced equipment

Sep 21, 10:32

Equipment maker Scientech noted that the firm's share in high-end LED wet bench processes has exceeded 50%. The firm expects the LED market to continue expanding. Scientech's new...

MOCVD equipment price falling

Sep 17, 10:50

The upstream LED chip market has been in oversupply causing the price of MOCVD equipment to drop 30-40% compared to the price two years ago.

Laser Tek to post profit growth on rising sales of high-margin products

Sep 14, 16:18

Laser Tek, a supplier of passive component materials and production equipment, is expected to report revenue growth of 15-20% sequentially for the third quarter of 2012. Rising sales...

Taiwan solar firms reportedly plan to move equipment back from China

Sep 13, 01:35

China-based solar firms are currently facing anti-dumping investigations in the EU. Many Taiwan-based firms that have set up plants in China are also included as targets of the investigation...

Digitimes Research: Demand for MOCVD equipment in China to account for 68% of total global demand in 2012

Sep 7, 13:58

Digitimes Research predicts Asia-based firms will take up 90% of market demand for MOCVD equipment in 2012, an increase of 10 basis points compared to 2011. In particular, equipment...

Front-end fab equipment spending to grow 17% in 2013, says SEMI

Sep 6, 11:38

Total fab spending for equipment needed to ramp fabs, upgrade technology nodes, and expand or change wafer size could increase 16.7% in 2013 to reach a new record high of US$42.7...

Wafer foundry houses to drive semiconductor equipment demand in 2H12

Sep 6, 01:35

Demand for semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the second half of 2012 will come mainly from the needs of wafer foundry houses to push advanced manufacturing processes into commercial...

Csun to start shipping new equipment for LED manufacturing in 4Q12

Aug 30, 01:30

Csun Manufacturing is scheduled to start shipping its new turnkey equipment for the manufacture of patterned sapphire substrates (PSS) in the fourth quarter of 2012 and expects overall...

Equipment maker GPM eyeing return to profits

Aug 24, 14:27

Taiwan-based Gallant Precision Machining (GPM), which mainly makes equipment for the manufacture of display panels as well as semiconductors, expects to return to profitability in...

Scientech positive about growth for semiconductor, LED equipment

Aug 23, 14:50

As the semiconductor industry moves to 28nm, 20nm and below process technologies, demand for equipment used to make more advanced chips is set to boom allowing Scientech to work toward...

Scientech president Ming-chi Hsu

PCB equipment maker CBT expects sales growth to continue in 3Q12

Aug 21, 14:40

Chime Ball Technology (CBT), a Taiwan-based supplier of automatic exposure machines and other equipment for the manufacture of PCBs, saw its revenues grow 57.5% sequentially in the...

Laser Tek sales to peak in 3Q12

Aug 21, 01:55

Laser Tek, a supplier of passive component materials and production equipment, is expected to see its quarterly sales climb to the highest level of 2012 in the third quarter, according...

Chroma eying demand for LED lighting automated testing equipment

Aug 8, 01:35

Chroma ATE, a Taiwan-based provider of in-house-developed automated testing solutions and equipment, is looking to demand for automated equipment of testing LED lighting devices arising...

China-based solar firms buying unused second-hand thin-film solar equipment

Aug 6, 10:35

Solar firms have been looking for unused second-hand solar equipment. Currently, polysilicon equipment is under negotiation, while thin-film equipment has been sold due to existing...

Solar equipment firms reportedly cut R&D expenses

Aug 3, 11:51

The low demand in the solar market has been hitting every segment including solar equipment firms. As customers refuse to expand capacity, equipment firms have been lacking capital...

Demand for unused second-hand solar equipment exists in Taiwan, says industry source

Jul 25, 16:23

China solar firms have been reportedly selling their equipment. Equipment firms noted that around 80% of Taiwan's solar cell firms need equipment that can help them upgrade the pro...

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China solar firms reportedly to sell equipment in 3Q12

Jul 25, 01:50

Second-hand equipment from some China-based solar firms may arrive on the market in the third quarter. According to industry sources, around 10 solar firms in China reportedly hope...

IC inspection equipment maker HMI sees order visibility extend to year-end 2012

Jul 13, 12:19

Semiconductor inspection equipment supplier Hermes Microvision (HMI) has reported strong revenue gains for the second quarter of 2012 and has also seen its order visibility extending...

Archers Systems to supply equipment for thin-film and HIT solar cell makers

Jul 12, 01:40

Archers Systems, a Taiwan-based equipment provider for solar, display and integrated circuits, has revealed plans to target customers that produce thin-film solar and heterojunction...

solar panels

Chip equipment market to contract in 2012, says SEMI

Jul 11, 11:36

Worldwide semiconductor equipment sales will reach US$42.4 billion in 2012, down from US$43.5 billion in 2011, according to SEMI.

Equipment maker Mirle reports revenue declines for June

Jul 10, 15:19

Panel production and industrial automation equipment maker Mirle Automation has reported revenues of NT$337 million (US$11.24 million) for June, down 1.9% on month and 34.9% on yea...

CHT to procure broadband network equipment worth over NT$3.0 billion in 2H12, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 9, 15:58

Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) has raised its target coverage ratio for its 100Mbps asymmetrical broadband Internet-access service from 30% originally to 70% in 2012, and therefore has to...

China-based telecom equipment vendors poised to launch enterprise tablet PCs, says IBM Taiwan

Jul 6, 15:35

While international vendors are preparing to launch Windows 8 consumer tablet PCs later in the second half of 2012, China-based vendors of telecom equipment are poised to launch enterprise...

LDK equipment supplier files for arbitration

Jul 6, 10:19

LDK's equipment supplier JYT Corporation recently requested arbitration that LDK pay CNY789,600 (US$124,208) and losses in interest rates of CNY38,400 and all fees occurred during...

solar equipment

Equipment firms hope to see demand return at beginning of 2013

Jul 6, 10:16

The solar industry predicts demand and supply equilibrium will be reached in 2014, but equipment firms hope to see orders rebound in the beginning of 2013. Equipment firms indicated...

solar equipment

Some China-based solar makers unable to take deliveries of equipment

Jul 3, 14:49

Solar equipment firms have been facing financial troubles as customers have not been able to take deliveries. The oversupply problem in the solar market has been causing downstream...

solar equipment

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.

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