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Digitimes Research: China looks at 70% IC self-sufficiency in 2025

8h 5min ago

China is aiming to improve the self-sufficiency rate for ICs in the nation to 40% in 2020, and boost the rate further to 70% in 2025, according to Digitimes Research.

China pushes for homegrown display driver IC industry

Aug 20, 21:44

China is looking to build a homegrown panel-use driver IC industry in Hefei, China, which will likely threaten Taiwan's IC driver IC sector, according to industry sources.

Taiwan IC production value slips 2.6% in 2Q15

Aug 14, 14:49

Taiwan's IC production value slid 2.6% sequentially to NT$555.9 billion (US$17.3 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center...

SMIC posts record 2Q15 revenues

Aug 13, 11:42

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported record revenues of US$546.6 million for the second quarter of 2015, and expects to post another...

TSMC says 16nm ramp on schedule

Aug 11, 16:07

TSMC has maintained that volume production and ramp of its 16nm process is proceeding smoothly in line with its schedule, amid media speculation indicating the foundry is seeing a...

IC foundry VIS expects 3Q15 revenues to fall

Aug 5, 10:45

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects its third-quarter revenues to fall 9.7-14.6% sequentially citing continued inventory correction in the supply...

VIS chairman and president Leuh Fang

TSMC cuts 2015 chip growth outlook

Jul 16, 22:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), at its July 16 investors meeting, gave a less-optimistic outlook for the third quarter of 2015, and has revised downward its forecast...

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TSMC, Samsung start A9 chip mass production

Jul 16, 14:28

TSMC and Samsung Foundry, which share orders for Apple's A9 application processors, have both started volume production of the chips, according to industry sources.

Chip equipment spending to continue growth through 2016, says SEMI

Jul 15, 15:17

SEMI has forecast that the total semiconductor equipment market will grow 7% in 2015 reaching US$40.2 billion, and expand another 4% to US$41.8 billion in 2016. Following strong growth...

UMC 2Q15 revenues up, VIS down

Stockwatch - Jul 10, 10:29

United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its second-quarter revenues rise about 1% sequentially and set a new record, while Vanguard International Semiconductor's (VIS) revenues dropped...

Digitimes Research: China IC foundry output value to rise 10.5% in 2015

Jul 9, 15:12

The output value of China's IC foundry industry is forecast to register a 10.5% increase in 2015 reaching US$3.9 billion, according to Digitimes Research.

Win Semi 2Q15 sales increase 10%

Jul 6, 21:54

Consolidated revenues at pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors came to NT$3.1 billion (US$100.2 million) in the second quarter of 2015, representing growth...

XMC likely to be China DRAM hub, says DRAMeXchange

Jul 1, 10:57

Wuhan, Hubei province will likely be chosen to develop China's home-grown DRAM industry, according to DRAMeXchange. Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (XMC), a local 12-inch...

IC manufacturers close or repurpose 83 wafer fabs from 2009-2014, says IC Insights

Jun 17, 15:59

Since the global economic recession of 2008-2009, the IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers...

VIS May revenues rise 5.8%

Jun 11, 10:04

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has announced consolidated revenues for May 2015 grew 5.8% from a year earlier to NT$2.05 billion (US$66 million).

Intel could also be TSMC customer, says Chang

Jun 9, 21:18

TSMC is dedicated to providing foundry services for logic IC providers worldwide, and mergers in the industry will have little impact on the foundry's operations, said company chairman...

TSMC looks to over 10% sales growth in 2015, says Chang

Jun 9, 16:00

TSMC is looking to post sales growth of more than 10% in 2015, said company chairman Morris Chang during a June 9 shareholders meeting.

Morris Chang

VIS shareholders approve 2014 dividend and elect new board of directors

Jun 8, 22:04

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has announced that the company's board of directors' decision to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$2.60 (US$0.08)...

Fab equipment growth continues into 2015, says SEMI

Jun 5, 15:45

Semiconductor fab equipment spending is expected to increase 11% to US$38.7 billion in 2015, and grow another 5% to US$40.7 billion in 2016, according to SEMI.

Cadence implementation and signoff tools certified on Intel 14nm Process

Jun 5, 15:09

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its implementation and signoff tools have achieved certification on the Intel 14nm process for customers of Intel Custom Foundry. Intel Custom...

TSMC to beat Samsung in 10nm race

May 27, 22:03

TSMC is confident that the company will beat Samsung Electronics in ramping up production on its 10nm lines, according to the Taiwan-based foundry.

UMC to raise US$600 million via ECB issue

May 12, 22:03

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced plans to raise US$600 million via a Euro convertible bond (ECB) issue, which will take place on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) starting...

SMIC 1Q15 profits more than double

May 12, 21:52

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) saw its first-quarter 2015 profits more than double, with gross margin reaching a 10-year high of 29.4%.

Commentary: Huali Microelectronics sets new milestone for entering memory chip segment

May 7, 14:43

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), a 12-inch wafer foundry under the China-based Shanghai Huahong Group, has reached a milestone by snapping up foundry orders from Taiwan-based...

Utilization rates at 8-inch fabs falling

May 7, 10:04

Capacity utilization rates at 8-inch wafer fabs have fallen at a faster-than-expected pace recently prompting foundry houses to lower their quotes, according to sources at Taiwan-based...

Winbond reportedly to place orders with China 12-inch foundry

May 6, 21:55

Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics will likely place orders with Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), a 12-inch wafer foundry in China, according to industry sources.

VIS expects 2Q15 sales and gross margin to drop

May 4, 12:11

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to post sequential decreases in revenues and gross margin for the second quarter of 2015, due to "sluggish...

UMC expects flat performance in 2Q15

Apr 29, 21:40

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, while sales generated from 28nm process...

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Win Semi to downsize capital 20%

Apr 23, 11:03

Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors has announced plans to reduce paid-in capital by NT$1.487 billion (US$48 million), or 20%, to NT$5.947 billion.

Win Semi expects to post double-digit growth in 2Q15 sales

Apr 21, 21:00

Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors expects to report a double-digit sequential increase in second-quarter revenues, with gross margin staying high at the...

Worldwide semiconductor foundry market grows 16.1% in 2014, says Gartner

Apr 17, 11:08

The worldwide semiconductor foundry market grew 16.1% in 2014 to achieve US$46.9 billion in revenues, according to final results by Gartner.

Digitimes Research: China foundry houses to optimize specialty processes for IoT

Apr 15, 11:36

China-based foundry houses, including Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), XMC and Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing, are expected to focus on developing specialty...

Capacity utilization rates at foundry houses to dip slightly in 2Q15

Apr 14, 21:43

Capacity utilization rates at Taiwan-based wafer foundries are expected to drop slightly in the second quarter of 2015 as IC design houses have reduced their wafer orders amid slack...

UMC, VIS report increased March revenues

Apr 10, 15:15

Contract chipmakers United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported on-year increases in consolidated revenues for March 2015 of 12.6% and...

TSMC March sales rise 15%

Apr 10, 14:32

Pure-play IC foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$72.27 billion (US$2.32 billion) for March 2015, up 15.4% on month and...

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