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  • Last update: Friday 20 October 2017 [1075 news items]

Taiwan foundries seeing brisk demand from fabless firms

Oct 20, 15:46

Taiwan-based IC foundries including 8-inch ones have seen orders from their local fabless clients grow, which would indicate a particularly strong fourth quarter for Taiwan's IC industry,...

TSMC raises IC market forecasts for 2017

Oct 20, 14:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revised upward its forecasts for global foundry and overall IC market outlook for 2017 to a 7% and 16% growth, respectively,...

TSMC 7nm ready for mass production in 1H18

IC makers maximize 300mm, 200mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Oct 20, 10:19

With the prospects of large 450mm wafers going nowhere, IC manufacturers are increasing efforts to maximize fabrication plants using 300mm and 200mm diameter silicon substrates. The...

TSMC 3Q17 profits slip

Oct 19, 15:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported net profits of NT$89.93 billion (US$2.97 billion) on consolidated revenues of NT$252.11 billion for the third quarter...

TSMC saw profits drop on year in 3Q17

Will Mong-song Liang face another trade secrets lawsuit?

Oct 19, 12:49

Mong-song Liang, who had overseen advanced process R&D at TSMC and Samsung Foundry, has recently begun his new stint at another IC foundry, SMIC. In his new role, Liang is expected...

Samsung completes qualification of 8LPP process

Oct 19, 11:21

Samsung Electronics' 8nm FinFET process technology, the 8LPP (Low Power Plus), has been qualified and is ready for production, according to the company.

HiSilicon seeking second-source supplier for 7nm chips

Oct 18, 14:34

HiSilicon Technologies is seeking a second-source supplier for the fabrication of its 7nm chips, with Samsung Electronics, Globalfoundries and Intel striving for orders from the China-based...

Pure-play foundries boosting presence in China

Oct 12, 10:58

With the rise of fabless IC companies in China, demand for foundry services in the country has also increased. In total, pure-play foundry sales in China are expected to increase...

Service-oriented corporate culture counts most in foundry sector, says Morris Chang

Oct 11, 14:43

Once describing Intel and Samsung Electronics as "700-pound gorillas" when commenting on his company's two major competitors, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) chairman...

Morris Chang, chairman of TSMC

TSMC 3nm fab plan to create huge biz opportunities for supply chains

Oct 5, 14:06

The decision made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) to build its 3nm wafer fab in the Southern Taiwan Science Park has won acclaims from both member firms of the TSMC Grand...

Digitimes Research: Global foundry industry to see 6% CAGR in 2017-2022

Oct 5, 10:40

The production value of the global foundry industry is expected to grow by a CAGR of 6% to reach US$74.66 billion in 2022, the final year of a five-year forecast period, driven by...

The foundry sector will have stable growth through 2020

Staying focused on profitability: Q&A with UMC co-president SC Chien

Oct 2, 11:45

United Microelectronics (UMC) recently disclosed plans to expand its 28nm process offering by launching 28nm HPC and 28nm HPC Plus nodes, and introduce a further improved version...

UMC co-president SC Chien

China to install first EUV equipment as early as 2019, says ASML executive

Oct 2, 10:30

Major China-based IC foundries are already in talks with ASML about the installation of their first extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment for the manufacture of 7nm chips,...

country manager of ASML China

Samsung ready to mass produce MRAM chips using 28nm FD-SOI process

Sep 26, 11:32

Samsung Foundry will soon be ready to enter mass production of magnetoresistive random-access memory (MRAM) chips built using 28nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) process...

SMIC to build new plant in Ningbo

Sep 26, 11:07

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) plans to set up a new plant in Ningbo, China where the pure-play foundry will install its specialty process technology R&D and...

SMIC

Beijing, Shanghai IC sectors prospering

Sep 25, 15:30

The flourishing IC industries in Beijing and Shanghai has been pushing forward China's overall IC industry development, enabling the rapid rise of China in the global marketplace...

Tokyo Electron optimistic about etching equipment demand for 3D NAND, FinFET

Sep 22, 10:32

Etching equipment demand for the manufacture of 3D NAND flash memory and FinFET chips is expected to grow in 2018 and 2019, according to Tokyo Electron, which expects its share of...

Tokyo Electron eyeing larger share of global etching equipment market

Globalfoundries to roll out 12nm FinFET technology for high-performance devices

Sep 22, 10:30

Globalfoundries has announced plans to introduce a new 12nm leading-performance (12LP) FinFET semiconductor manufacturing process. The technology is expected to deliver better density...

TSMC to hold over 70% of PWM IC orders from Qualcomm

Sep 21, 14:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to grab 70-80% of the total orders for Qualcomm's new-generation power management ICs (PWM IC), according to industry...

qualcomm

DRAM bit growth to reach 19.6% in 2018, says DRAMeXchange

Sep 21, 11:01

Global DRAM bit production will grow just 19.6% in 2018, as major suppliers intend to slow down the pace of their capacity expansions and technology migrations for chip price stability,...

Leading-edge paves way for pure-play foundry growth, says IC Insights

Sep 20, 13:55

In 2017, the 7% increase in the total pure-play foundry market is forecast to be almost entirely due to an 18% jump in sub-40nm feature size device sales, according to IC Insights.

Intel provides 10nm updates, plan for 10nm FPGA

Sep 20, 10:49

Intel has provided updates for its 10nm process and plans for 10nm FPGAs, as well as the availability of its 64-layer 3D NAND for data center applications. The disclosures were made...

GigaDevice signs wafer supply contract with SMIC

Sep 19, 10:36

China-based GigaDevice Semiconductor, a maker of flash memory devices and microcontroller (MCU) chips, has signed a strategic agreement on the supply of wafers worth about CNY1.2...

Marketech seeing orders swell, says report

Sep 15, 12:22

Fab toolmaker Marketech International has seen its backlog of orders reach a record NT$13.6 billion (US$452 million), according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News...

IC packager ASE reportedly enters Amazon supply chain

Sep 15, 11:04

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has cut into the supply chain for Amazon's datacenter construction set to begin between 2017 and 2018, by providing 2.5D IC packaging services...

Fab equipment spending to increase 37% in 2017, says SEMI

Sep 14, 10:49

Fab equipment spending for 2017 is forecast to increase 37% to reach a record high of about US$55 billion, according to SEMI.

SEMICON Taiwan 2017: Focus on IoT, AI, smart applications

Sep 13, 14:28

The 22nd annual SEMICON Taiwan trade show has kicked off in Taipei, running from September 13-15, with this year's theme focusing on IoT, AI, smart manufacturing, smart transportation...

SEMICON Taiwan enters its 22nd year

TSMC starts equipment move-in at Nanjing plant

Sep 13, 14:21

TSMC on September 12 held a ceremony to mark the start of equipment move-in at its new 12-inch wafer plant in Nanjing, China.

TSMC chairman Morris Chang at the ceremony to mark the start of equipment move-in at the company's

ASML EUV equipment production to almost double in 2018

Sep 13, 14:16

ASML has disclosed annual production of its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems will increase to 20 units in 2018 from the current 12.

Samsung intros 11nm LPP process; 7nm LPP with EUV on schedule

Sep 12, 10:47

Samsung Electronics has added 11nm FinFET process technology (11LPP, Low Power Plus) to its advanced foundry process portfolio, offering customers with a wider range of options for...

TSMC August revenues increase 28%

Sep 8, 15:50

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced August consolidated revenues increased 28.4% sequentially to NT$91.92 billion (US$3.06 billion).

TSMC clarifies report on antitrust investigation

Sep 7, 10:39

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has responded to media reports indicating the company is facing EU and US antitrust investigations by saying it has not received...

Win Semi August revenues increase

Sep 6, 15:32

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.42 billion (US$47.2 million) for August 2017, up 17.4% on year and 3.6% sequentially.

Upstream material suppliers in new iPhone supply chain to see strong growth

Sep 4, 15:09

With Apple expected to launch its new iPhone soon, Taiwan players in the US vendor's smartphone supply chain are warming up to embrace a new round of business boom, with the upstream...

Apple is expected to launch the new iPhone soon

Most of 2017 capital spending will go to foundry and flash memory, says IC Insights

Sep 1, 11:28

Following a substantial increase in semiconductor capital expenditures during the first half of 2017, IC Insights raised its annual semiconductor capex forecast to a record high of...

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