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  • Last update: Tuesday 16 September 2014 [258 news items]

Aggressive LED fab investment drives 40% growth in equipment spending in 2011, says SEMI

Apr 6, 10:18

With the widespread adoption of LED technology in LCD backlight applications and growing interest in LEDs for general lighting purposes, LED manufacturers are poised to meet the soaring...

TSMC to start second phase of China fab construction, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 29, 13:51

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will soon break ground for the second phase construction of its 8-inch wafer plant in Songjiang, Shanghai (China), according to a...

Record capex leads to 28% fab equipment growth in 2011, says SEMI

Mar 3, 14:45

SEMI has updated data on over 200 facilities, including LED fabs. Using a thorough bottoms-up approach (tracking all projects fab by fab), the data reveal a 28% increase year-over-year...

Taiwan analog IC prices affected by TI 12-inch fab going on-line

Mar 2, 01:00

With Texas Instrument's (TI) 12-inch fab to soon commence production of analog ICs and the company lowering prices since the second half of 2010, a new analog IC price war is expected...

Japan fab tool book-to-bill slips below parity in January 2011

Feb 18, 15:33

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.99 in January 2011, down from 1.07 in December and the lowest since May 2009, according to the...

TSMC to ramp capacity at Fab 14, hire new staff

Feb 18, 11:24

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is currently equipping 12-inch tools at its Fab 14, Phase 4 facility located at the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP). Designed...

AUO Crystal sets up solar wafer fab in central Taiwan

Feb 11, 16:18

AU Optronics (AUO) subsidiary AUO Crystal Corp (ACC) will establish a solar wafer plant in Taiwan's Chungkang Export Processing Zone, under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

Powerchip sends 40nm process NAND flash samples to clients

Jan 12, 15:00

Powerchip Technology has already delivered samples of NAND flash chips built using a 40nm process to clients, according to the company, adding that its flash business will target...

TSMC spends more than NT$30 billion on fab gear in December

Stockwatch - Dec 31, 14:08

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has spent more than NT$30 billion (US$1.03 billion) on equipment procurement, cleanroom facilities and factory building construction...

Intel personnel change sparks speculation about future of Micron

Dec 30, 14:22

Michael Chen, director of Intel's Asia-Pacific embedded sales and ultra-mobility group, has reportedly resigned from the company. The news comes after comments were made by the CEO...

Gintech reportedly mulls joint venture fab for solar wafer production

Dec 23, 12:24

Solar cell maker Gintech Energy reportedly plans to team up with Taiwan Fertilizer, CTCI and a major Japanese solar company to set up a solar wafer manufacturing company capable of...

SAS semiconductor wafer subsidiary opens new wafer fab in US

Dec 22, 01:05

Globitech, a US-based subsidiary of Sino-American Silicon Production (SAS), has announced the inauguration of its second wafer fab on December 21. SAS chairman MK Lu indicated that...

New fab could be compatible with 18-inch production tools, says TSMC

Dec 20, 17:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has said it remains flexible on its yet-to-be-built "Fab 16" supporting equipment used to make chips on 18-inch wafers...

Taiwan government approves AUO 7.5G plan for China

Dec 17, 17:06

AU Optronics (AUO) announced today that it has obtained formal approval from the Investment Commission of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) to establish a 7.5G TFT-LCD production...

North America fab tool book-to-bill slips to 0.96 in November 2010, says SEMI

Dec 17, 16:11

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.96 in November 2010 compared to 0.98 in October and 1.06 a year ago, according to SEMI...

Intel, Micron to ramp delayed fab in 2Q11

Dec 17, 01:30

Micron Technology has disclosed that a new NAND flash fabrication facility in Singapore, which it invests in with Intel, is scheduled to commence volume production in the second quarter...

Fab spending to climb 18% in 2011, but uncertain outlook for new fab construction, says SEMI

Dec 8, 15:17

Worldwide fab spending is expected to increase by 18.3% in 2011 and by 9.5% in 2012, as a result of ongoing technology upgrades and continued capacity growth, according to SEMI.

Most important fab for LCD TV panel production is 8G, says DisplaySearch

Dec 6, 14:30

As panel makers expand, they are increasingly utilizing 8G fabs for LCD TV panel production, and the production of LCD TV panels at 8G increased to 41% in the third quarter of 2010,...

Taiwan to pass Japan as largest source of IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Nov 15, 13:53

It was not long ago that Taiwan was considered just a provider of back-end (assembly and test) services for the semiconductor industry. However, over the past two decades the country...

SMIC to acquire part of Wuhan fab ownership

Oct 29, 11:54

China-based foundry chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has said it has reached an agreement with the Wuhan municipal government to share the ownership...

Japan September 2010 fab tool book-to-bill slips to 1.14, says SEAJ

Oct 21, 14:35

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.14 in September 2010, down from 1.38 in August, according to new figures from the Semiconductor...

TI announces first wafer plant in China

Oct 15, 15:55

Texas Instruments (TI) has announced the opening of its first wafer plant in China, an 8-inch manufacturing facility located in the Chengdu High-tech Zone.

TSMC approved to produce on 0.13-micron in China

Sep 30, 02:10

An application by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to fabricate on 0.13-micron technology at its Songjiang 8-inch fab in Shanghai was approved by the Investment Commission...

TSMC expanding China 8-inch fab capacity, says company exec

Sep 23, 14:37

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is ramping up the monthly capacity at its Songjiang 8-inch fab in Shanghai to 50,000 wafers by the end of 2010 compared to the current...

TSMC vice chairman FC Tseng

TSMC aims to be top-5 PV module maker within five years

Sep 17, 01:20

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) aims to become one of the world's top-five solar cell makers within the next five years, said Rick Tsai, president of the company's...

Macronix signs NT$18 billion syndicated loan

Sep 17, 01:05

NOR flash and mask ROM chipmaker Macronix International has obtained a syndicated loan worth NT$18 billion (US$564 million) from 15 banks, to fund the smooth operation of its new...

Over 150 fab projects lead to strong 2010 and 2011, says SEMI

Sep 9, 11:45

More than 150 fab projects will contribute an estimated US$83 billion in spending , according to SEMI. The projects tracked include construction projects and equipment spending for...

Micron likely to buy SMIC Wuhan plant, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 3, 14:25

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) is in talks with Micron Technology about taking over the operation of a 12-inch fab in Wuhan, China, according to a Commercial...

TSMC to break ground for solar fab in September

Aug 30, 16:17

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to break ground for the construction of a new fab at the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) to produce thin-film solar PV modules,...

Macronix to spend NT$30 billion on 12-inch fab over two years, says president

Jul 28, 11:54

Macronix International will invest a total of almost NT$30 billion (US$936 million) in its recently-acquired 12-inch wafer fab at the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), northern Taiwan in...

Macronix president CY Lu

Nanya steps up 12-inch fab expansion

Jul 20, 11:18

DRAM maker Nanya Technology has ramped up wafer starts at its 12-inch fab to 40,000 units a month since July, and converted half of the production to 50nm, according to the company...

TSMC to boost Shanghai 8-inch fab capacity

Jul 19, 14:38

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revealed plans to expand production capacity at its Songjiang 8-inch fab in Shanghai (Fab 10) by two-thirds, to cater to strong...

TI buys fab from Spansion Japan, continues analog production expansion

Jul 15, 16:39

Texas Instruments (TI) has acquired two wafer fabs and manufacturing equipment located in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, from Spansion Japan for an undisclosed sum, according to the company...

Intel, Micron reportedly resume plan to build fab for NAND flash

Jul 15, 12:24

Industry sources have claimed that Intel and Micron Technology plan to break ground for a new NAND flash fabrication facility in Singapore by the end of 2010, raising concerns that...

TSMC to break ground for new 12-inch fab on July 16

Jul 14, 12:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will break ground soon for the construction of Fab 15 at the Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP), according to an invitation to the...

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