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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...

Analysts see chip recovery encouraging fab spending and ASPs

Sep 10, 11:27

IC Insights in its recent research forecast wafer fab capacity utilization will soon return to pre-crisis levels, signaling an upcoming rise in IC ASPs. In addition, SEMI has revised...

Macronix not yet decided on 12-inch fab, says chairman

Sep 9, 14:51

Taiwan-based mask ROM and NOR flash maker Macronix International Company (MXIC) is still evaluating alternative ways to establish a 300mm (12-inch) wafer fab, according to company...

Macronix' chairman Miin Wu

Commentary: Chartered takeover price is almost TSMC capex for 2 years

Sep 8, 16:38

Morris Chang might have been surprised to learn that Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing will be sold to Advanced Technology Investment Company (ATIC) for a high price of US$3.9...

Taiwan LCD panel makers worried by government ban on China fabs

Sep 4, 16:52

Competitors' latest plans to set up next-generation LCD fabs in China have worried Taiwan makers, who are still forbidden by the island nation's government to invest in front-end...

LCD panel makers gearing up fab construction in China, says Displaybank

Sep 3, 14:29

Leading TFT-LCD panel makers including LG Display (LGD), Sharp and Samsung Electronics are actively seeking advancement into China. Displaybank said that the trend can be seen as...

Spansion says partnership with SMIC remains unchanged

Sep 2, 15:06

Spansion has claimed its foundry agreement with Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) is still valid, though the schedule to ramp 65nm production at SMIC's...

Spansion production line

Macronix mulling NT$160 billion investment in fab construction, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 31, 14:34

Taiwan-based mask ROM and NOR flash chipmaker Macronix International (MXIC) has proposed plans to build two 12-inch fabs with a total investment of NT$160 billion (US$4.86 billion),...

Samsung plans to add an 8-inch wafer plant to CIS production

Newswatch - Aug 11, 11:43

Samsung Electronics plans to allocate one more 8-inch fab (Line 8) for CMOS image sensor (CIS) production, as it expects CIS demand will grow significantly, according to market sou...

IDT to go fabless, transfers chip production to TSMC

Aug 7, 09:39

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on August 6 announced they have entered into an agreement to transfer product fabrication...

HHNEC and GSMC proposed 12-inch fab placed on hold again

Aug 6, 12:16

Long-proposed plans for China-based wafer foundries Hua Hong NEC (HHNEC) and Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (GSMC) to jointly set up a 300mm (12-inch) fab has reportedly...

Tzu-Yin Chiu, president and CEO of HHNEC

Samsung and Toshiba affect memory spot pricing, says inSpectrum

Jul 31, 16:26

Spot prices of both DRAM and NAND flash enjoyed a big sequential jump this week (July 27-31) upon news that Samsung Electronics raised its DDR2 prices and Toshiba suffered from a...

Taiwan government denies report of relaxed rules on fab investment in China

Jul 30, 10:10

Officials from the Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) under Taiwan's Economics Ministry have denied a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report that indicated...

Pure-play foundry to underperform market in 2009, says iSuppli

Jul 27, 09:46

For 2009, the global pure-play foundry business is expected to underperform the total semiconductor industry, according to iSuppli. The current forecast is for the pure-play foundry...

AUO raises capex budget for 2009

Jul 24, 14:16

AU Optronics (AUO) has revised upward its capex for 2009 from NT$50-60 billion (US$1.52-1.83 billion) to NT$70-75 billion as its is ramping up output at fab L8A, plans to start up...

Winbond remains cautious about expansion

Jul 16, 14:45

Winbond Electronics, a Taiwan-based DRAM maker that has diversified its products to include niche memory and NOR flash, has said its capital spending for 2009 may be less than its...

TSMC 8-inch fab to offer turnkey MEMS manufacturing process

Jul 14, 10:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) next week will announce that its manufacturing process for MEMS ICs can be wholly completed at its 8-inch fab (Fab3). The development...

Chip fab spending to grow 61% in 2010, says SEMI

Jul 9, 16:20

Total fab spending worldwide is poised to grow 61.5% in 2010, following a 50.7% drop in 2009, according to SEMI. The association previously predicted the overall fab spending would...

Winbond completes transition to 300mm fab production

Jul 8, 14:09

Taiwan's Winbond Electronics, which has shifted its focus from standard DRAM to niche memory and NOR flash, has recently completed its migration to 300mm wafer fab production, according...

SMIC strengthens deployment in MEMS segment

Jun 25, 16:01

China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has upgraded its MEMS department to an independent business unit. The company stated that it will begin volume...

ProMOS to sign supply agreement with Elpida, sources say

Jun 17, 11:53

ProMOS Technologies will sign a DRAM supply agreement with Elpida Memory soon, forming a partnership that may be key to success of the Taiwan government-led Taiwan Memory Company...

ProMOS facilities at CTSP

Chip equipment industry poised for growth, says Gartner

Jun 17, 10:28

The outlook for the semiconductor equipment industry is beginning to improve, as it appears capital equipment spending has bottomed out in the second quarter of 2009, according to...

Macronix seeking partnership for 12-inch fab

Jun 12, 16:53

Taiwan's Macronix International, a mask ROM and NOR flash chipmaker, is looking to forge a partnership with a foundry to help complete its 12-inch fab plan, according to company chairman...

Macronix chairman Miin Wu

Semiconductor fab spending to decline by 51% in 2009, says SEMI

Jun 10, 12:07

Spending on front-end fabs (construction and equipping) has seen a consistent quarterly decline since 2008, and on an annual basis is expected to fall by 51% in 2009, according to...

TSMC continuing 12-inch fab expansion

Jun 9, 15:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is continuing to expand its 12-inch wafer foundry capacity, aiming at an 11% increase from 2008 and to account for 42% of its aggregate...

Taiwan mulling plans to relax fab investment in China

Jun 8, 15:48

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) is evaluating plans to lift bans in its policies regarding investment ceilings and 12-inch wafer fab investment in China, according to...

John Hsuan

Intel on track to commence operations at China fab in 2010

Jun 8, 14:56

Intel is scheduled to kick off operation at its 300mm fab in Dalian, China, in 2010, according to the company. The chip giant also said it is looking to integrate its assembly and...

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies and Foxlink commence operations at Taiwan mirasol display fab

Jun 5, 10:58

Qualcomm MEMS Technologies (QMT), a wholly owned subsidiary of Qualcomm, has announced that a dedicated mirasol display fab in the Longtan Science Park in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan...

AMEC obtains ruling in dispute with Applied

Jun 2, 16:46

Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment (AMEC) has obtained a ruling on a summary judgment motion it filed in its trade secret dispute with Applied Materials, according to the China-based...

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    KLA-Tencor 2910 series optical inspection system and eDR-7100 e-beam review tool

    KLA-Tencor has announced the new 2910 series optical wafer defect inspection platform with NanoPoint technology and the new eDR-7100 electron-beam wafer defect review system. Meeting...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

  • KLA%2DTencor+Surfscan+SP3

    KLA-Tencor Surfscan SP3

    KLA-Tencor has announced a new generation in the Surfscan family of wafer defect and surface quality inspection systems: the Surfscan SP3. As the first unpatterned wafer inspection...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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    KLA-Tencor Archer 300 LCM metrology system

    KLA-Tencor has introduced the Archer 300 LCM Metrology system, which offers precision and measurement speed significantly better than that of its predecessor - the Archer 200, and...

    Photo: Company, Jun 25.

  • Applied+iSYS+

    Applied iSYS

    Applied Materials has unveiled what it claims is the industry's first fully-integrated abatement and vacuum pumping solution for controlling emissions in the semiconductor fab. ...

    Photo: Company, Dec 2.

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    Applied Materials Solar Technology Center in China

    Applied Materials has opened an advanced solar research and demonstration facility in Xian, China. The Solar Technology Center is comprised of laboratory and office buildings covering...

    Photo: Company, Oct 30.

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