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  • Last update: Monday 17 March 2014 [250 news items]

TSMC and PSC deny equipment purchase rumors

Apr 1, 10:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation (PSC) have dismissed recent rumors that the DRAM maker intends to sell its equipment to the...

DRAM spot prices surge on fab shutdown speculation, says inSpectrum

Mar 27, 15:48

Spot prices for DRAM have surged by over 20% for the week of March 23-27, mainly driven by news about potential shutdown at fabs in Taiwan, according to inSpectrum.

DRAM chipmakers Nanya and Inotera gain capital support from Formosa Plastics

Mar 23, 11:50

Taiwan's Nanya Technology and Inotera Memories have received additional capital of over NT$10 billion (US$296 million) from parent company the Formosa Plastics Group, according to...

Inotera HQ

Wintek not ready to resume operation of fab 2

Mar 17, 15:23

Taiwan small- to medium-size LCD panel maker Wintek has said that there is no time table for resumption of operations at its second 3G plant, fab 2, despite an improvement in the...

TI reportedly to suspend some fabs in March

Feb 11, 11:16

Texas Instruments (TI) is looking to temporarily halt production at some of its fabs in March, according to sources with Taiwan's IC distributors. The fabs to be suspended handle...

SanDisk and Toshiba to halt production

Dec 16, 15:31

SanDisk has announced flash-wafer production cuts at its joint venture manufacturing facilities in Yokkaichi, Japan. In the mean time, Toshiba also announced an adjustment to production...

AUO claims Taiwan's first 46-inch LCD TV panel from 8.5G line

Dec 16, 01:00

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced that it has successfully turned on Taiwan's very first 46-inch LCD TV panel produced by the company's 8.5G facilities at its Taichung Science Park...

AUO turned on Taiwan first 46-inch LCD TV panel in its 8.5G fab

AMD refutes China fab rumors

Dec 11, 17:17

AMD has refuted rumors from the China market that The Foundry Company was seeking out partners in the local market to build a new fab in China or cooperate with local players for...

AUO to delay LCD panel fab construction

Dec 11, 16:49

AU Optronics (AUO) has confirmed that it is postponing its schedule to build two new-generation LCD panel fabs at the Central Taiwan Science Park for at least six months. The LCD...

ProMOS to sell 12-inch equipment; phasing out 8-inch production

Dec 10, 01:20

ProMOS Technologies plans to sell part of the machinery equipment located at its 12-inch fabs. The company also announced plans to gradually phase out of commodity DRAM production...

ProMOS chairman ML Chen

SMIC to deploy MEMS 8-inch line at Chengdu fab

Dec 8, 14:57

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has internally approved that the company's deployment into MEMS business will be operated at its 8-inch fab in Chengdu,...

DRAM maker ProMOS denies suspension of 12-inch fab in HSP

Newswatch - Dec 5, 15:22

Taiwan-based DRAM maker ProMOS Technologies has denied a media report stating that the company's 8- and 12-inch fabs in the Hsinchu SciencePark (HSP) have been forced to suspend operations...

Semiconductor fab spending to decline by 41% in 2008, says SEMI

Dec 2, 12:00

Worldwide fab capacity is expected to grow by 5% in 2008 and is currently expected to increase between 4-5% in 2009, according to SEMI.

Applied Materials introduces aerial imaging to boost lithography productivity

Dec 1, 10:54

Applied Materials has announced its Applied Aera2 for lithography system. Using the system's IntenCD technology in the fab, semiconductor manufacturers can improve wafer critical...

Intel raids skilled staff from SMIC and Hynix for Fab 68 in China

Nov 27, 14:11

Intel has completed first-round recruitment of staff for its 12-inch fab in Dalian, China (Fab 68) amid the rising wave of layoffs and production cuts by global semiconductor players,...

Kingston to build new plant in Taiwan in 2009

Nov 14, 01:05

Memory module maker Kingston Technology plans to expand production capacity in Taiwan next year to support growing shipments, the company has revealed.

Commentary: Samsung's planned production of monitor panel at 8G fab to leave minor competitors struggling more

Nov 3, 11:51

Samsung Electronics' plan to roll out LCD monitor panels from its 8G fab is promising more threats to the survival of minor players who are already coming strong pressure from competitors'...

IPS Alpha 8G LCD fab project on schedule

Oct 31, 15:31

IPS Alpha Technology has revealed that its 8G LCD plant project in Himeji City, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan, is on schedule, having already begun construction in July 2008.

IPS Alpha's energy-saving TV panel

Samsung to build 11G LCD fab as early as 2010

Oct 30, 12:28

Samsung Electronics will continue to invest in next generation LCD panel plants, with the prospects of starting to build an 11G fab as early as 2010-2011, according Won-Kie Chang,...

Samsung VP

MEMS mass production to lead to increased foundry outsourcing: Q&A with Siimpel CEO Chee Kwan

Oct 20, 16:48

Increasing global demand for smartphones has resulted in related advancements in handset functionality and increased competition among component suppliers. In August of this year,...

Chee Kwan

Nanya Technology to reduce 8-inch fab output; delays 12-inch fab expansion

Oct 17, 15:05

Taiwan DRAM maker Nanya Technology will reportedly reduce output at its 8-inch fab by turning down orders that generate low profits, according to sources close to the company. Expansion...

Innolux secures NT$30 billion loan for 6G LCD fab

Sep 26, 11:40

Innolux Display has secured a syndicated bank loan for NT$30 billion (US$936.65 million) chiefly to fund its 6G LCD panel fab project in Chunan, northern Taiwan.

CMO not confident about LCD market in 2009, but 8.5G fab to start production as scheduled

Sep 26, 11:36

Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) will start volume production at its 8.5G fab in 2009 as scheduled although it does not have too much confidence in next year's LCD panel market, according...

CMO 10th anniversary

Renesas plans to sell German fab to Silicon Foundry Holding

Sep 25, 11:54

Renesas Technology is planning a sale of its production facility in Germany - Renesas Semiconductor Europe (Landshut) – to Silicon Foundry Holding (SFH), a newly established...

SMIC and Wuhan city government to kick off operations of 12-inch fab on September 22

Sep 19, 15:21

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and Wuhan city government (Hubei province, China) will jointly kick off official operation of the 12-inch wafer fab built...

TSMC, UMC slowing down 12-inch fab expansion

Sep 10, 01:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), and other foundries are slowing their 12-inch fab expansion, showing no signs of active...

Aptina negotiating with Taiwan wafer fabs and DRAM makers for CMOS image sensor manufacturing

Sep 5, 01:00

Aptina, a CMOS image sensor making subsidiary of Micron which was officially spun-off on October 3, is reportedly in negotiations with Taiwan-based wafer fabs and DRAM makers to outsource...

Seventy fab projects brighten semiconductor industry outlook in 2009

Aug 27, 10:19

According to the World Fab Forecast report, recently released by SEMI, a projected decline in world semiconductor fab equipment spending of 20% is expected for 2008, but a rebound...

AUO to announce expansion plans on Wednesday, paper says

Aug 26, 12:37

KY Lee, chairman of AU Optronics (AUO), will have a meeting with Taiwan's Premier Liu Chao-shiuan on Wednesday to discuss the LCD panel maker's major expansion projects in Taiwan,...

Taiwan government decides site for AUO's NT$500 billion LCD fab projects

Aug 21, 12:20

The Taiwan government has selected a site in the central region of the island nation where AU Optronics (AUO) will invest NT$500 billion (US$15.91 billion) to build its next generation...

Relaxed restrictions welcomed in Taiwan, but indifference remains about actually building 12-inch wafer fabs in China

Aug 5, 01:10

Leading pure-play foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), as well as DRAM maker Powerchip Semiconductor Corporation...

Taiwan likely to allow 12-inch fab investment in China in September

Jul 30, 12:13

Taiwan semiconductor players that wish to establish 12-inch wafer fab in China are expected to hear good news in September. Taiwan president Ma Ying-Jeou reasserted that the relaxation...

Elpida and Numonyx sign foundry deal for NOR flash production at 12-inch fab

Jul 10, 12:14

Elpida Memory and Numonyx, the NOR flash joint venture (JV) of Intel and STMicroelectronics, announced they have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to enter into a foundry agreement...

SAS guides 10% sequential sales growth in 3Q

Jun 20, 15:16

During a June 19 investors conference, Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) chairman MK Lu guided third-quarter sales are to grow 10% on quarter.


AUO yet to get land for 10G fab

Jun 20, 11:11

AU Optronics (AUO) cannot be certain when it can start constructing its 10G LCD panel line as it is still waiting for government help to find a plot of suitable land in Taiwan for...

AUO executives at shareholders meeting
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    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...

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