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Scientech deepens development of 3D IC, wafer-level packaging equipment

Jan 31, 16:04

Taiwan-based semiconductor equipment distributor Scientech has deepened its development of 3D IC packaging and wafer-level packaging equipment, expecting some of its equipment to...

Globalfoundries, TI beat rivals to buy Powerchip 12-inch fab equipment

Jan 29, 22:00

Globalfoundries and Texas Instruments (TI) reportedly have defeated a group of Taiwan-based niche memory chip providers to win the rights for the purchase of a major portion of the...

Globalfoundries, TI in bid to purchase Powerchip 12-inch fab equipment

Jan 28, 22:59

Globalfoundries and Texas Instruments (TI) have both provided offers to acquire part of the equipment installed at Powerchp Technology's P3 12-inch plant, bringing uncertainty to...

TSMC demands suppliers deliver equipment in advance for 28nm node

Jan 24, 15:26

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly has demanded its equipment suppliers deliver in advance the front-end equipment needed for its 28nm process due to brisk...

Scientech application for TSE listing approved

Jan 23, 19:50

Scientech, a Taiwan-based distributor of semiconductor equipment, has received approval for its application to be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). Official listing is scheduled...

FPCB maker Flexium to raise 2013 capex

Jan 18, 12:38

Flexible PCB manufacturer Flexium Interconnect expects its capex for 2013 to top the NT$1.7-1.8 billion (US$58.73-62.18 million) it spent in the previous year, with plans to upgrade...

Equipment supplier Mirle eyeing 30% growth in orders from China

Jan 16, 22:18

Mirle Automation is set to see orders for its automation equipment from China surge another 30% in 2013 as it recorded in a year earlier. The company currently also has a backlog...

Equipment maker Gudeng posts 24.6% sales growth in 2012

Jan 11, 13:55

IC front-end tool supplier Gudeng Precision Industrial has reported revenues of NT$930 million (US$32.1 million) for 2012, up 24.55% on year.

Advantest integrated test cell adopted by Marvell

Jan 9, 14:42

Advantest has installed the first evaluation unit of its new test cell at Marvell, integrating its T2000 EPP (enhanced performance package) and M4841 dynamic test handler, according...

IC material distributor Topco 1Q13 sales to decrease 10%

Jan 4, 15:55

Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, is expected to report an about 10% sequential decline in revenues for the first quarter of 2013 due to seasonal...

China solar equipment firm JYT succeeds in suing LDK for breaching contract, say reports

Dec 28, 11:27

China-based JYT Corporation has announced a verdict from China' International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission finding that LDK needs to pay CNY293 million (US$46 million)...

Inspection tool supplier HMI reportedly secures orders from Intel

Dec 27, 21:39

E-beam inspection equipment supplier Hermes Microvision (HIM) has secured orders from Intel, according to industry sources. With the addition of new orders placed by a world leading...

Solar equipment market suffers oversupply

Dec 21, 12:10

Oversupply in the downstream solar market has been causing the supply of crystal growing furnaces to exceed demand by 100%. In addition, cheap second-hand equipment has been available...

Inspection tool supplier HMI to expand capacity

Dec 13, 22:18

Acknowledging huge demand for electron beam inspection equipment, Hermes Microvision (HMI) has unveiled plans to build a new production factory in Southern Taiwan.

Chip equipment billings slip in 3Q12, says SEMI

Dec 12, 22:12

SEMI has reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.06 billion in the third quarter of 2012, down 12% sequentially and 15% from a year ago.

Some China-based makers plan to sell solar cell equipment in Taiwan

Dec 12, 12:00

China-based integrated solar makers have considered measures to cope with the impact of US anti-dumping and anti-subsidy tariffs, and some of them plan to sell solar cell production...

Semiconductor equipment sales to drop over 10% in 2012, says SEMI

Dec 6, 20:41

Global sales for semiconductor equipment are forecast to contract 12.2% to US$38.2 billion in 2012, according to SEMI. Sales went up 9% in 2011, following a larger 151% increase in...

Mirle in talks to ink supply contracts with China-based panel makers

Dec 4, 14:26

Mirle Automation reportedly is accelerating its talks with two major China-based panel makers in order to ink TFT LCD equipment supply contracts for 2013. The equipment maker is also...

Mobile communications equipment market set for double-digit growth in 2012, says IHS

Nov 29, 14:09

The market for mobile communications equipment will grow 13% in 2012, propelled by climbing shipments of mobile handsets and tablets, particularly devices supporting the 4G LTE wireless...

Powerchip may sell 12-inch fab equipment and land separately

Nov 28, 21:31

Powerchip Technology may tear down its P3 12-inch fab and sell the production equipment and land separately if it cannot liquidate the plant in one lot. Potential buyers including...

Advantest introduces T2000 IMS testing equipment in Taiwan

Nov 14, 21:23

Advantest, a Japan-based provider of IC testing total solutions, on November 14 introduced the T2000 IMS (integrated massive parallel test solution), designed to achieve lowest-cost...

Flat panel display equipment market expected to recover substantially in 2013, says DisplaySearch

Nov 2, 12:29

Flat panel display (FPD) manufacturing equipment spending fell 69% on year in 2012 to US$3.8 billion, making 2012 the weakest year in history for FPD equipment makers. Despite the...

Semiconductor equipment maker Gudeng to post another record sales quarter

Nov 1, 14:45

Revenues at IC front-end tool supplier Gudeng Precision Industrial are likely to register another sequential increase in the fourth quarter of 2012, after climbing to record high...

FPCB makers increase equipment purchases

Oct 25, 15:51

Flexible PCB makers, including Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology, have been increasing their orders for UV laser drilling machines and dispensers due to strong demand...

PCB testing equipment suppliers TRI, Machvision post mixed results for January-September period

Oct 25, 15:21

PCB testing equipment vendor Test Research (TRI) saw its consolidated revenues increase 34.7% on year to NT$4.56 billion (US$155.48 million) for the first nine months of 2012, while...

Equipment maker Mirle 3Q12 sales dip

Oct 24, 12:02

Mirle Automation has announced that consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2012 slipped 1.1% sequentially to NT$1.32 billion (US$45 million). Accumulated revenues for January-September...

Epson showcases business-use printing equipment at 2012 TIGAX

Oct 19, 16:42

Seiko Epson is exhibiting five models of business-use printing equipment at the 2012 Taipei International Graphic Arts Exhibition (TIGAX) taking place during October 18-21, according...

PCB maker Apex to increase investment in Thailand

Oct 19, 12:19

PCB manufacturer Apex Circuit International plans to increase total investment in its new plant in Thailand by 25% to THB5 billion (US$163.2 million), with the additional capex to...

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...

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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