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  • Last update: Tuesday 24 February 2015 [272 news items]

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...

Investment in Taiwan will help fix China's broken IC industry, says The Information Network

Jun 1, 16:49

China's cross-strait investment in Taiwan will help the island to survive the global crisis and at the same time help fix its own IC market, according to The Information Network.

CMO denies selling 8.5G fab equipment to China panel maker

May 19, 12:01

Taiwan-based LCD panel maker Chi Mei Optoelectronics (CMO) has denied selling 8.5G fab equipment to a China-based LCD panel maker, according to company sources.

TSMC reshuffles management, sets up new business organization

May 8, 12:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has recently reshuffled its management teams in Taiwan, China and Singapore to prepare for future deployment in the China market,...

TSMC

IM Flash likely to beat Hynix in 2009 ranking, says DRAMeXchange

Apr 20, 16:00

IM Flash Technologies, a joint venture between Intel and Micron Technology, may overtake Hynix Semiconductor and become the third-largest NAND flash supplier worldwide in 2009, according...

LCD utilization to rise to nearly 80% in 2Q09, says DisplaySearch

Apr 15, 11:49

Average LCD panel fab utilization fell to an all-time low of 50% in January 2009, according to DisplaySearch. February utilization was 62%, March increased to 69% and the second-quarter...

TSMC speeds up 12-inch fab expansion

Apr 13, 14:51

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has completed fourth-phase expansion to its 12-inch facility, Fab 12, at the Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), where production at the...

TSMC

Taiwan Memory not focusing on capacity, says economics minister

Apr 2, 12:24

Taiwan's economics minister Chii-ming Yiin has reiterated that the formation of Taiwan Memory Company (TMC) does not intend to build any wafer plants, but to develop a technology-independent...

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.

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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.

  • KLA%2DTencor+Archer+300+LCM+metrology+system

    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.

  • Applied+Materials+Solar+Technology+Center+in+China

    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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