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UMC to unveil new facilities at Fab 12A ahead of schedule

May 6, 11:26

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has revealed it will hold a ceremony to officially kick off operations of the phase-three and phase-four production facilities at its 12-inch...

AUO acquires 4.5G LTPS fab from Toshiba Mobile Display

Apr 27, 10:37

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) on April 26 announced the acquisition of a 100% stake in Singapore-based AFPD, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan-based Toshiba...

Macronix to invest up to NT$20 billion, hire staff for new 12-inch fab

Apr 19, 10:37

Mask ROM and NOR flash supplier Macronix International will invest NT$15-20 billion (US$478-638 million) in its newly-acquired 12-inch fab over the next two years, according to company...

Macronix to buy ProMOS 12-inch fab for NT$8.5 billion

Apr 16, 16:21

The board of directors of Macronix International has approved plans to buy ProMOS Technologies' 12-inch fab located at the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) for NT$8.5 billion (US$271 mil...

ProMOS and Macronix to finalize 12-inch fab transaction soon

Apr 15, 10:50

ProMOS Technologies has reportedly entered the final phase of negotiations to sell its 12-inch fab at the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) to Macronix International Company (MXIC) with...

ProMOS HSP site

AUO to submit supplemental information for China LCD fab application

Apr 14, 15:39

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has finished its preliminary examination of AU Optronics' (AUO) application to set up a 7.5G front-end LCD panel production plant in Kunshan...

ProMOS to announce sale of 12-inch fab to Macronix in early April, say sources

Mar 30, 12:23

ProMOS Technologies is set to announce the sale of a 12-inch wafer fab to Macronix International Company (MXIC) in early April, according to industry sources. The income from the...

TSMC breaks ground on fab for LED lighting business

Mar 25, 14:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) today held a groundbreaking ceremony for its LED lighting R&D center and fab in the Hsinchu Science Park, setting an important...

Taiwan players may get green light for 12-inch fabs in China by 2012, says TSMC chairman

Newswatch - Mar 23, 15:25

Taiwan-based semiconductor companies may be allowed to operate 12-inch fabs in China within two years, according to Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Toshiba to build new NAND fab in Japan

Mar 23, 14:49

Toshiba has announced that it will construct a fab for producing NAND flash memory next to its Yokkaichi Operations in Mie Prefecture, Japan. Construction of the new fab (Fab 5) will...

Fab spending heads for 88% growth in 2010, says SEMI

Mar 5, 14:20

Spending on worldwide fab projects, including construction, facilities and equipping, in 2010 could grow by 88% over 2009 levels, according to SEMI. The industry association previously...

UMC to step up hiring for 12-inch fab expansion

Mar 5, 10:10

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has recently announced plans to add a total of 1,000 engineers for its Fab 12A, a 12-inch wafer fab located at the Southern Taiwan Science...

Nanya to ramp 12-inch output to 50,000 wafers by year-end 2010

Mar 4, 11:50

Nanya Technology plans to ramp up wafer starts at its 12-inch fab from the current 30,000 units to 50,000 units by year-end 2010, according to Jih Lien, president of Taiwan's largest...

ProMOS set to ink deal to sell 12-inch fab

Newswatch - Mar 1, 16:09

DRAM maker ProMOS Technologies has recently made the decision to sell its 12-inch (300mm) wafer fab located at the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) to mask ROM and NOR flash maker Macronix...

PSC reportedly decided on new China fab, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 22, 16:38

DRAM maker Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC) has decided to resume its China fab project, and selected Xuzhou, Jiangsu Province as the location for the 8-inch facility, according...

Intel reportedly to start production at China fab in October

Newswatch - Feb 9, 13:49

Intel will kick off volume production of 65nm-made chipsets at its new fab in Dalian, China in October, according to reports from the Chinese media. The chip giant reportedly has...

Samsung to add 8-inch CIS fab

Feb 4, 16:58

Samsung Electronics plans to add one more 8-inch fab for CMOS image sensor (CIS) production in 2010 to satisfy increasing market demand, according to industry sources.

TSMC spends NT$6 billion on equipment and fab construction

Feb 3, 10:54

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced on February 2 that it has spent nearly NT$6 billion (US$187.18 million) for front-end equipment procurement, cleanroom...

Shanghai government to invest in new HHNEC-GSMC 12-inch fab

Jan 22, 11:00

The Shanghai municipal government will invest 4.5 billion yuan (US$658.7 million) in a new 12-inch (300mm) wafer fab to be built by a joint venture of Hua Hong NEC (HHNEC) and Grace...

TSMC to ramp capacity at Fab 12 in 3Q10

Jan 19, 14:45

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has held a beam-raising ceremony to mark the completion of its fifth-phase 12-inch fab (Fab 12) construction at the Hsinchu Science...

SMIC Wuhan fab to expand foundry services

Dec 30, 16:45

Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing, a 12-inch fab managed by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), has revealed plans to expand from memory chip manufacturing...

Fab tool supplier Gudeng gears up for 450mm wafer transition

Dec 28, 11:23

Taiwan's Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer mainly specializing in mask solution products, has been involved in the industry's efforts in...

SMIC will not give up Chengdu, Wuhan fabs, says CEO

Dec 22, 14:27

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) CEO David NK Wang has denied reports saying the foundry is considering giving up two government-invested wafer fabs located...

Macronix mulling plans to buy 12-inch fab from ProMOS, say sources

Dec 8, 15:32

Mask ROM and NOR flash maker Macronix International Company (MXIC) is planning to purchase an existing 300mm (12-inch) fab, possibly from DRAM maker ProMOS Technologies, and invest...

Aptina adds Micron 8-inch fab in Japan to its production line

Nov 20, 16:45

Aptina Imaging plans to use Micron Technology's 8-inch fab in Japan as a CMOS image sensor (CIS) production site since it is still unable to immediately support short lead-time orders...

Aptina CEO David Orton

SMIC completes construction on multiple fabs in Shenzhen

Nov 20, 10:45

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has completed construction of its new and separate 200mm (8-inch) and 300mm (12-inch) fabs in Shenzhen, China. David NK Wang made...

SMIC headquartered in Shanghai

TSMC board approves US$2.5 billion for 12-inch capacity expansion

Nov 11, 12:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced its board of directors on November 10 approved a budget of around US$2.24 billion to expand advanced technology capacity...

TSMC to pour US$6 billion into 12-inch fab expansion, say equipment suppliers

Oct 28, 12:09

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to invest up to US$6 billion in the fifth- and fourth-phase capacity expansion at its 12-inch Fab 12 and Fab 14, respectively,...

CSMC inks licensing deal with IBM for 0.18-micron RF CMOS process

Oct 21, 15:57

CSMC Technologies, a China-based specialty foundry provider, has signed an agreement with IBM to license its proprietary 0.18-micron radio frequency (RF) CMOS process. The process...

UMC ramping 45/40nm at Fab 12i

Oct 9, 10:33

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has begun implementing a capacity expansion project for 45/40nm production at its Singapore-based 300mm (12-inch) wafer fab - Fab 12i, according...

TI opens 300mm analog fab in US

Oct 6, 14:46

Texas Instruments (TI) has announced the opening of its manufacturing facility in Richardson, Texas. The chipmaker said it expects to begin moving equipment into the facility in Oc...

TSMC to ramp capacity at Fab 14 for Intel Atom opportunity

Sep 25, 17:09

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has scheduled a ramp up of monthly capacity at its 300mm (12-inch) wafer fab (Fab 14) located in southern Taiwan at the Tainan Science...

BOE Tech ups investment in China 6G LCD fab

Sep 18, 14:46

China's BOE Technology has more than quintupled its investment to nine billion yuan (US$1.32 billion) in a 6G LCD panel fab project in the China city of Hefei, according to a company...

Chip equipment bookings up for fifth consecutive month, says SEMI

Sep 18, 10:28

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$599 million in orders in August 2009 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.03, according...

Monitor panel production moving to 6G and larger fabs, says DisplaySearch

Sep 17, 15:46

As panel manufacturers increase production of 16:9 aspect ratio and larger LCD monitor panels, their third-quarter 2009 plans indicate that 56% of LCD monitor panels are expected...

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