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Equipment suppliers Acter, Lumax brace for strong sales in 2H14

Jul 18, 15:56

Cleanroom supplier Acter and process control solution provider Lumax International are expected to see their revenues grow quarter-on-quarter in the second half of 2014, based on...

TSMC to speed up development of 10nm process

Jul 9, 12:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to speed up the development of its 10nm process to fend off competition from Samsung Electronics, which reportedly has landed...

Wafer foundry houses to benefit from rising wearable device market

Jun 25, 15:22

Wafer foundry houses including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) are expected to benefit from the rise of the wearable...

UMC to expand foundry capacity to fend off competition from SMIC, say sources

Jun 13, 11:30

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will ramp up its capacity for 40nm processes in order to fend off increasing competition from China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International...

18-inch wafer foundry process likely to delay to 2018

Jun 12, 14:33

The arrival of the era of 18-inch wafer foundry processes may not come until 2018 as Intel reportedly has slowed down the development of 18-inch wafers, while semiconductor equipment...

Foundry houses, IC design vendors vying for fingerprint sensor orders

May 26, 15:11

Wafer foundry houses as well as more Taiwan-based IC vendors will vie for the growing fingerprint identification sensor orders from the smartphone sector in the second half of 2014,...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top-3 foundry houses perform well in 1Q14

May 19, 14:52

Despite the impact of seasonality and inventory adjustments at PC and consumer electronics product clients, the top-three Taiwan-based wafer foundry houses still managed to ramp up...

TSMC extends 28nm production lead time to 16 weeks

May 9, 11:24

The lead time for production of 28nm chips at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has extended from 10 to 16 weeks, pushing clients to look for alternative suppliers,...

LCD driver IC suppliers looking for additional capacity at foundry houses

May 8, 14:08

LCD driver IC suppliers plan to snap up more capacity at wafer foundry houses due to tight production schedules at most foundries' 8-inch fabs, according to industry sources.

PTI to acquire Nepes in Singapore

May 2, 10:44

Powertec Technology (PTI) announced on April 29 that it has entered into a share purchase agreement with Nepes to acquire Nepes Pte Ltd (NPL) in Singapore.

Global semiconductor industry to remain strong in 2Q-3Q14, says TSMC chairman

Mar 28, 15:41

The global semiconductor industry will remain promising in the second and third quarters of 2014, according to Morris Chang, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...

International IDMs placing short lead-time orders at Taiwan wafer foundry houses

Mar 19, 21:45

International IDMs have joined IC design companies to place wafer orders at Taiwan foundry houses due to an upsurge in demand for IC parts from downstream device vendors, according...

Dongbu HiTek confirms volume production of Foveon 39-megapixel image sensors

Mar 5, 16:02

Dongbu HiTek has announced that its specialized foundry processing is enabling the volume production of enhanced CMOS image sensor (CIS) chips developed by Foveon for its parent company,...

TSMC remains key foundry partner for 28nm chips, says MediaTek

Feb 25, 16:05

In response to recent market speculation indicating that MediaTek is shifting some of its 28nm chip orders to Globalfoundries and United Microelectronics (UMC), MediaTek president...

TSMC to deal out cash dividend of NT$3 for 2013

Feb 18, 21:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) board of directors on February 18 adopted a proposal recommending the distribution of a NT$3 (US$0.09) cash dividend per common...

SMIC 4Q13 profits fall 68.5%

Feb 18, 14:54

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported net profits of US$14.7 million on consolidated sales of US$491.8 million for the fourth quarter...

VIS sees 2-4% growth in 1Q14 shipments

Feb 18, 12:23

IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), which specializes in analog/mixed-signal and logic chips, expects to report 2-4% sequential growth in wafer shipments for the...

Specialty IC foundry VIS likely to post strong 1Q14

Feb 13, 13:27

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is expected to enjoy a particularly strong first quarter of 2014, thanks to growing demand for panel driver ICs used...

TSMC, UMC January sales rise

Feb 10, 15:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) have announced increases in January consolidated revenues from a year ago of 8.4% and 6.5%, resp...

Top-13 foundries account for 91% of total foundry sales in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 29, 16:18

IC Insights has released its 2013 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. In total, the top 13 foundries represented 91% of total foundry sales in 2013.

UMC expects wafer shipments to rise slightly in 1Q14

Jan 27, 12:05

Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its first-quarter wafer shipments to register a marginal increase sequentially, but wafer ASPs are likely to fall about 4%...

Global IC foundry sales rise 14% in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 23, 15:39

Total IC foundry revenues grew to US$42.8 billion in 2013, a 14% increase from US$37.6 billion in 2012 and eight points more than the 6% growth displayed by the total IC market, according...

Digitimes Research: Foundry sector to outperform overall semiconductor industry in 2014

Jan 14, 14:33

The global IC foundry sector is forecast to increase almost 9% in output value in 2014, while output value for the overall semiconductor industry will grow by a smaller 5.2%, according...

IC supply chain looks to improved December performance

Dec 16, 12:14

Most Taiwan-based wafer foundry houses, IC backend service companies and IC design houses are expected to report improved sales for December as compared to the previous month due...

TSMC moves 16nm FinFET to risk production

Dec 12, 19:41

TSMC's 16nm FinFET has entered risk production, with volume production scheduled to kick off within one year, according to the foundry chipmaker. Newly-appointed co-CEO Mark Liu said...

Mark Liu, the newly-appointed co-CEO of TSMC, says volume production of 16nm FinFET chips will kick

PCB equipment supplier Csun braces for strong sales in 1Q14

Dec 11, 14:43

PCB, FDP and semiconductor manufacturing equipment supplier Csun Manufacturing is expected to see its sales post significant sequential growth in the first quarter of 2014 buoyed...

VIS November sales slip 2%

Dec 10, 09:38

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has announced November consolidated revenues slid 1.7% to NT$1.78 billion, due to unfavorable exchange rates.

Hermes Microvision shipping e-beam inspection tools for 1Xnm processes

Dec 4, 22:05

E-beam inspection tool supplier Hermes Microvision (HMI) has begun shipping its eScan 500-series inspection tools for 1Xnm processes, which help ramp up its revenues in 2014, according...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top foundries to see combined revenues decrease in 4Q13

Nov 29, 10:32

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will see their combined revenues decline 9.4% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2013, due mainly to a fall in product ASPs, according to Digitimes...

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TSMC 28nm capacity utilization unlikely to rebound soon

Nov 21, 14:05

A rebound in the capacity utilization rate of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's 28nm process is likely to be delayed to the end of the first quarter or early in the second...

TSMC seeing order visibility weaken

Nov 8, 11:43

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is set to report a more than 10% sequential decline in fourth-quarter revenues, as order visibility at the foundry house has weakened...

VIS cautious on spending

Nov 5, 14:20

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to allocate about NT$800 million (US$27.2 million) for capex in 2013, down from the company's previously-estimated...

TSMC seeing utilization rate of 28nm processes fall

Nov 1, 11:40

IC foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) capacity utilization of its 28nm processes has fallen to 70% due to a slowdown in orders for high-end mobile chips,...

UMC 3Q13 earnings nearly double on-quarter

Oct 31, 11:48

United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its third-quarter net profits surge 91.8% sequentially, as a result of revenue growth and falling operating expenses.

UMC 28nm process yields improving, says company CEO Po-Wen Yen

SMIC 3Q13 sales and profits drop on quarter

Oct 23, 11:11

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced net profits of US$42.5 million on sales of US$534.3 million for the third quarter of 2013. Sales...

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