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  • Last update: Wednesday 24 December 2014 [267 news items]

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.

Fab tool supplier Gudeng posts 20% sales growth in May

Jun 11, 15:18

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer mainly specializing in mask solution products, saw its May revenues increase about 20% sequentially...

Samsung to build new 12-inch fab for logic ICs

Jun 8, 14:42

Samsung Electronics has unveiled plans to build a new fabrication line in Hwaseong, South Korea, to meet the growing demand for logic products.

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.

UMC holds groundbreaking ceremony for new facilities at 12-inch fab

May 24, 16:26

United Microelectronics (UMC) on May 24 held a groundbreaking ceremony for the fifth and sixth phase (P5 and P6) construction of its 12-inch plant located in southern Taiwan. Equipment...

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.

UMC to break ground for new factories at Fab 12A

May 15, 12:09

United Microelectronics (UMC) will soon break ground for the fifth and sixth phase construction of its 12-inch fab located at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP), according to...

Commentary: AUO halting new fab plans puts government policy in dilemma

Apr 19, 01:00

Taiwan's National Science Council (NSC), which has overseen the establishment of major science industry parks in Taiwan over the past years, has been pushed into a political storm...

TSMC in race to buy ProMOS fab

Apr 16, 10:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has entered the race to buy the 12-inch wafer fab of ProMOS Technologies, which is seeking new funds and investors to restructure...

UMC to break ground for new factory buildings at 12-inch fab in May

Apr 10, 01:30

United Microelectronics (UMC) is scheduled to hold a groundbreaking ceremony for new factory buildings (Phase 5 and 6) at its 12-inch Fab 12A located at the Southern Taiwan Science...

UMC is set to break ground for new facilities at its 12-inch fab in southern Taiwan

TSMC begins further expansion of Fab 14

Apr 9, 12:03

TSMC on April 9 held a groundbreaking ceremony at the South Taiwan Science Park in Tainan for Phase 5 of its Fab 14 Gigafab. Following TSMC's Fab 12 Phase 6 in Hsinchu, this facility...

TSMC to fab Dialog chips used in Apple devices, says report

Newswatch - Mar 30, 11:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which reportedly has cut into the supply chain for the existing iPhones and iPads through providing foundry services for Broadcom,...

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...

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.

North America fab tool book-to-bill up in January 2012, says SEMI

Feb 24, 12:31

North American-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.95 for January 2012, up from 0.85 in the prior month and scoring the highest since May...

Globalfoundries to acquire ProMOS for NT$20-30 billion, say sources

Feb 24, 01:45

Globalfoundries reportedly has agreed to take over financially-troubled ProMOS Technologies for NT$20-30 billion (US$0.7-1 billion), according to industry sources. By adding ProMOS'...

ProMOS to delist from Taiwan stock market on March 26

Japan fab tool book-to-bill climbs above parity

Jan 31, 15:10

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.20 in December 2011, above parity for the first time in 10 months, according to figures from...

Chip fab spending set to decline in 2012, says SEMI

Jan 11, 15:47

Semiconductor fab equipment spending is expected to decline by approximately 11% in 2012, according to SEMI's preliminary forecast. Spending is projected to drop in the first half...

Japan fab tool book-to-bill nears 1.0, says SEAJ

Dec 20, 14:33

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.97 for November 2011, up from 0.83 in October, according to new figures from the Semiconductor...

TSMC to begin third-phase construction at Fab 15

Dec 9, 01:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will soon break ground for the third phase construction of its new 12-inch wafer plant in central Taiwan. according to an invitation...

Samsung Austin Semiconductor ramps new 12-inch fab

Dec 6, 12:05

Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Samsung Electronics' only wafer fabrication plant located outside Korea, has announced the completion of its 300mm automated fab, S2.

Toshiba to shut three fabs, cutting chip production

Dec 1, 01:05

Toshiba on November 30 announced a reorganization of its semiconductor production facilities in Japan, aimed at reinforcing the operating structure and profitability of its discrete,...

TSMC seeing tight capacity for 28nm processes

Nov 25, 01:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) continues to see orders heat up for advanced 28nm technology, despite a general slowdown in the semiconductor industry, according...

TSMC Fab 15 at CTSP

ON Semiconductor to shut Japan fab

Oct 18, 16:53

ON Semiconductor has announced plans to close its wafer manufacturing facility located in Aizu, Japan, by the end of June 2012.

TSMC Solar readies new CIGS fab

Oct 17, 10:59

TSMC Solar, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, has announced that it recently completed equipment move-in in preparation for commercial production...

ProMOS completes sale of 8-inch fab in China

Oct 3, 13:48

ProMOS Technologies has announced that the company completed its sale of an 8-inch wafer fab in Chongqing, China for CNY100 million (US$15.7 million).

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Samsung new memory fab goes on line

Sep 23, 01:30

Samsung Electronics has announced that its new memory semiconductor fabrication facility, Line-16, at its Nano City Complex in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi Province, has commenced operations...

Rexchip might ramp R2 for Elpida

Sep 16, 01:20

Elpida Memory is likely to remove some of its production lines from Japan to Rexchip Electronics's second 12-inch fab, R2, which has been left idle since the shell construction was...

SEMI downgrades forecast for 2011 fab-tool spending, but still sees record year

Sep 7, 10:47

SEMI's latest statistics suggests that capital expenditure will increase to US$41.1 billion in 2011, the highest on record, according to the industry association. The prediction is...

Globalfoundries, Samsung extend fab sync

Sep 2, 01:00

Globalfoundries and Samsung Electronics have jointed announced they expect to broaden collaboration, and synchronize global semiconductor fabrication facilities to produce chips based...

Intel investment reduction plans may affect PC and semiconductor players

Sep 1, 01:15

Intel, facing weak PC performance, reportedly is considering to temporarily halt its plans to upgrade to a 22nm process at Fab 24, and has decided to delay the launch of its next-generation...

IDT to sell Oregon fab for US$26 million

Aug 30, 13:56

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has announced that it intends to sell its Hillsboro, Oregon wafer fabrication facility and related assets to Alpha and Omega Semiconductor (AOS),...

Macronix allocates more capacity to flash production

Jul 28, 17:00

Macronix International has said that capacity at its newly-opened 12-inch fab has almost all shifted to NOR flash production to meet demand for new orders. The capacity was originally...

Samsung said to ramp new fab in September

Jul 14, 01:00

Samsung Electronics is expected to open a new memory semiconductor fabrication plant in September, according to industry sources. Dubbed Line-16, the facility will be focused on the...

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