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China foundries striving for more dummy wafer supplies

6h 42min ago

China-based logic IC and memory foundries including Nexchip Semiconductor and Rui-Li (transliterated from Chinese) Integrated Circuit have offered 20% higher prices than what their...

China foundries demanding more 12-inch test wafers

Episil planning to raise epi-wafer prices

8h ago

Taiwan-based Episil, which makes silicon epitaxial wafers as well as providing foundry services at its 5- and 6-inch wafer fabs, plans to revise upward its epi-wafer prices to reflect...

TSMC secures 7nm chip orders from Qualcomm

Jun 21, 21:36

TSMC has regained chip orders from Qualcomm for baseband chips produced on its 7nm process, but not application processors, according to industry sources.

Powerchip to restart NOR flash manufacturing

Jun 20, 14:23

Powerchip Technology has restarted its NOR flash production line amid tight supply of the memory.

Lite-On Semi seeing GPP diode orders ramp up

Jun 20, 14:13

Lite-On Semiconductor has seen orders of GPP (glass passivated package) bridge rectifiers surge 50-60% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, according to company president David...

Lite-On Semi president

Win Semi looks to 5G base station construction for 2018 growth

Jun 19, 16:40

With 5G base station construction set to kick off in 2018, GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors expects its business to enter another high-growth phase, according to company chairman...

MediaTek to hire 1,000 staff in 2017, says co-CEO

Jun 19, 14:19

MediaTek will recruit an additional 1,000 employees in 2017, said newly-appointed co-CEO Rick Tsai at the company's general shareholders meeting recently.

MediaTek co-CEOs

7nm foundry market to heat up in 2018

Jun 16, 16:03

IC foundries are gearing up for mass production of 7nm chips in 2018, as well as production for 7nm process technology using extreme ultraviolet (EUV), according to market observers...

UMC names co-presidents

Jun 14, 20:38

Pure-play wafer foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced that its board of directors has appointed senior VP SC Chien and Jason Wang as co-presidents of the company, following...

Lite-On Semi posts revenue growth in May

Jun 13, 17:43

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported consolidated revenues for May 2017 increased 3.9% sequentially and 7.4% on year to NT$971 million...

Packaging can extend physical limits of semiconductors, says TSMC chair

Jun 12, 15:41

Moore's Law will reach its physical limits in 8-10 years, but the development of advanced packaging technology will help extend innovations, according to Morris Chang, chairman of...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

CHPT revenues hit record for 3rd straight month

Jun 9, 15:54

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$278 million (US$9.2 million) for May 2017, hitting a monthly record...

Pure-play foundries post increased May revenues

Jun 9, 15:16

Taiwan-based pure-play foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported sequential...

TSMC 5nm chip production to take place in southern Taiwan

Jun 9, 14:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated its 5nm chip production will take place at its manufacturing site at the South Taiwan Science Park (STSP), although...

TSMC gearing up for sub-10nm process manufacturing

TSMC names new president for North America operation

Jun 8, 16:08

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has announced the promotion of a veteran executive, Dave Keller to president of TSMC North America. Rick Cassidy remains as CEO of TSMC...

More non-IC design houses to seek advanced capacity at foundry houses

Jun 8, 15:49

More patrons other than IC-design houses and IDMs are likely to flock to wafer foundry houses looking for advanced capacity for emerging applications such IoT, Big Data, self-driving...

MediaTek considers placing chip orders with Globalfoundries

Jun 7, 21:02

MediaTek is mulling placing chip orders with Globalfoundries using the foundry's 22nm FD-SOI process technology, according to industry sources.

TSMC orders equipment for NT$3 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 6, 15:46

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on June 5 disclosed a total of about NT$3.09 billion (US$102.8 million) spent on machinery equipment from ASML,...

SMIC eyeing top-3 spot in pure-play foundry segment

Jun 3, 09:32

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is aiming to become a global top-3 pure-play foundry chipmaker by 2020, according to the China-based company. In addition to advanced...

TSMC to start equipment move-in at Nanjing plant in September

May 30, 15:51

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) new 12-inch plant in Nanjing, China will be ready for equipment move-in in September 2017, according to the Taiwan-based foundry...

TSMC installed capacity for 2017 to rise 10%

Win Semi expands GaAs wafer manufacturing capacity by more than 20%

May 17, 21:38

Win Semiconductors, the world’s largest pure-play compound semiconductor foundry, has completed phase 2 expansion at its newest wafer fab, Fab C. This operation is now fitted...

TSMC capacity utilization ramping up

May 16, 11:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which had disappointing sales results in April, has seen its capacity utilization soar in May, according to industry...

SMIC expects revenues to drop 3-6% in 2Q17

May 11, 15:42

China-based pure-play foundry SMIC expects to post a sequential decrease of 3-6% in revenues for the second quarter of 2017, with gross margin ranging from 25% to 27%.

TSMC obtains 12nm chip orders from fabless firms

May 11, 11:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has secured 12nm chip orders from Nvidia, MediaTek, Silicon Motion Technology and HiSilicon for the fabless firms' different chip...

TSMC April revenues decrease

May 10, 14:19

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) revenues for April 2017 fell to a new low in 37 months.

UMC, VIS April revenues down

May 10, 10:55

Pure-play wafer foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its April revenues fall to a new low in 12 months, while fellow company Vanguard International Semiconductor's (VIS) April...

VIS expects to post another sequential drop in 2Q17 revenues

May 8, 23:06

Seasonality dragged down Vanguard International Semiconductor's (VIS) revenues in the first quarter of 2017, which saw a sequential decrease of about 5%. The specialty IC foundry...

Win Semi posts revenue growth in April

May 5, 15:25

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.25 billion (US$41.5 million) for April 2017, up 10.2% on year and 5.9% sequentially. The April revenues...

Former TSMC engineer indicted for trade secrets theft

May 3, 14:11

A former Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) engineer has been charged with stealing secrets from the pure-play foundry.

Win Semi expects to post 13-17% revenue growth in 2Q17

May 2, 11:34

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors expects to post a 13-17% sequential increase in consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2017, with gross margin set to be better than the...

Macronix reports profit for 1Q17

Apr 28, 11:47

Macronix International has reported its third consecutive profitable quarter enabling its net value per share to stay above NT$5 (US$0.17). The maker of flash and mask ROM memory...

UMC to roll out 22nm process as early as 2018

Apr 28, 11:46

Foundry chipmaker UMC has disclosed plans to roll out 22nm process technology as early as 2018. UMC has started IP development for its 22nm process, and expects to introduce the node...

UMC planning 22nm process technology

UMC expects flat performance in 2Q17

Apr 27, 11:08

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, when the foundry chipmaker's capacity utilization rate...

TSMC talks about its next growth drivers

Apr 25, 11:40

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is seeing robust growth in demand from the mobile computing, automotive electronics, IoT and high-performance computing sectors,...

Specialty DRAM prices to rise, says AP Memory

Apr 24, 11:33

AP Memory Technology has disclosed plans to raise its specialty DRAM (SRAM) prices. The memory design house also expressed optimism about demand for IoT applications that will offset...

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