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  • Last update: Monday 12 September 2016 [923 news items]

Samsung putting capex focus on OLED could lose major foundry client

Sep 12, 15:52

Qualcomm, a major foundry client of Samsung, has become aware of the risks associated with Samsung putting its capex focus on the OLED panel market, and is considering coming back...

Samsung lowering foundry quotes to vie for orders

Sep 8, 14:46

Samsung has cut its foundry quotes to vie for new orders particularly for LCD driver ICs, power management ICs and CMOS image sensors, according to industry sources.

UMC, APM team up for MEMS foundry services

Sep 5, 21:01

Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced it is teaming up with dedicated MEMS foundry Asia Pacific Microsystems (APM) to provide enhanced MEMS manufacturing services...

Foundry capacity utilization to drop in 4Q16

Sep 5, 10:44

TSMC and other pure-play foundries will see their capacity utilization to fall in the fourth quarter of 2016, with second-tier foundry players under pressure to fill their capacity,...

AWSC announces stock buyback

Stockwatch - Sep 1, 12:28

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC) has announced plans to repurchase five million shares, or 3.56% of the company's outstanding shares, at between NT$36 (US$1.13)...

SMIC expects another quarter of record revenues

Aug 11, 10:11

China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) expects to post revenue growth of 8-11% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016, with gross margin...

VIS expects up to 3% drop in 3Q16 revenues

Aug 9, 11:02

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects its third-quarter revenues to decrease up to 3% or increase 1% sequentially despite the period being the traditionally...

TSMC to begin volume production for MediaTek 10nm chips in 1Q17, say sources

Aug 9, 10:57

MediaTek's Helio X30 SoC designed for mid-range and high-end smartphones will be ready for volume production in the first quarter of 2017. The chips will be built by TSMC using the...

GaAs IC foundry AWSC July revenues fall

Aug 4, 16:08

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) saw its July 2016 revenues fall to the lowest levels since March 2014.

TSMC capex hike to prompt capacity ramps by foundry houses in Taiwan and China

Aug 1, 16:20

Many wafer foundry houses in Taiwan and China are expected to join the race to ramp capacity after Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced recently that it will...

UMC looks to 2-3% shipment growth in 3Q16

Jul 27, 21:34

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post 2-3% sequential growth in wafer shipments for the third quarter of 2016, with wafer ASPs staying flat.

Win Semi looks to low single-digit revenue growth in 3Q16

Stockwatch - Jul 26, 10:43

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors expects its third-quarter revenues to increase by a low single-digit percentage point sequentially, with gross margin maintained at the prior quarter's...

TSMC says no impact from SoftBank ARM acquisition

Jul 19, 21:29

SoftBank's acquisition of ARM announced recently will have no impact on TSMC's ongoing collaboration with ARM, according to the Taiwan-based foundry. TSMC added it expects to further...

China IC foundry capacity growing fast, says SEMI

Jul 14, 09:56

Among all regions, China has the world's second-largest foundry capacity and is the fastest growing market, according to a recent SEMI report.

GaAs IC foundry Win Semi June revenues hit record high

Jul 5, 16:23

Gallium-arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.22 billion (US$37.7 million) for June 2016, up 17.7% on year and hitting a record high...

Short lead-time orders set to buoy UMC 3Q16 revenues

Jul 1, 10:26

A pull-in of short lead-time orders for 28nm and 40nm chips will buoy revenues at pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) during the third quarter of 2016, according to industry...

UMC buys equipment for NT$2.33 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 16, 14:38

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the purchase of a batch of machinery equipment for NT$2.33 billion (US$71.86 million) from lithography system vendor ASML.

UMC completes 200m share repurchase

Stockwatch - Jun 14, 11:00

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the completion of its share repurchase program ahead of schedule.

Specialty IC foundry VIS posts revenue increase in May

Jun 8, 16:08

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.21 billion (US$68.6 million) for May 2016, increasing 2.9% sequentially...

UMC May revenues rise 18% on month

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:18

United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.71 billion (US$394.8 million) for May 2016, up 18% on month but down 1.8% on year.

UMC to buy back shares

Stockwatch - May 11, 21:24

United Microelectronics (UMC) has disclosed plans to buy back up to NT$83.98 billion (US$2.58 billion) of its shares and distribute them to employees.

TSMC April revenues fall 11% on year

May 10, 14:12

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$66.84 billion (US$2.06 billion) for April 2016, down 11.3% on year and 8.5% sequentially.

UMC reports decreased April revenues

May 9, 15:07

IC foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$10.76 billion (US$332 million) for April 2016, down 17.3% on year and 16.7% sequentially.

VIS expects to post up to 5% revenue growth in 2Q16

May 5, 09:43

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to post revenue growth of up to 5% in the second quarter of 2016.

GaAs IC foundry Win Semi 1Q16 EPS hits record

Apr 28, 12:06

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors saw its net EPS climb to a record high of NT$1.41 (US$0.04) in the first quarter of 2016.

Apple drives entire foundry sales increase at TSMC in 2015 says IC Insights

Apr 27, 15:42

IC Insights has released its 2015 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. TSMC, by far, was the leader with US$26.4 billion in sales last year.

TSMC hires Merrill Lynch senior analyst, says report

Newswatch - Apr 25, 14:01

A senior analyst with Merrill Lynch has been hired by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to play a role in the pure-play foundry's business strategy development, according...

Powerchip nets NT$4.64 in 2015 EPS

Apr 22, 10:58

Foundry chipmaker Powerchip Technology has reported net profits of NT$10.28 billion (US$318.7 million) for 2015 with EPS coming to NT$4.64. The year also marked the third consecutive...

TSMC reiterates revenue target for 2016

Apr 15, 11:23

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) target of 5-10% growth in 2016 consolidated revenues remains unchanged, according to the pure-play foundry.

Global IC foundry market grows 4.4% in 2015, says Gartner

Apr 13, 21:57

Breaking a three-year double-digit-growth streak, the worldwide semiconductor foundry market grew 4.4% in 2015 to achieve US$48.8 billion in revenues, according to final results by...

UMC to post brisk 2Q16 results

Apr 12, 14:33

IC foundry UMC is expected to enjoy significant revenue and profit growth sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, thanks to a ramp-up of orders from its fabless clients as well...

Specialty IC foundry VIS March revenues rise to 12-month high

Apr 8, 15:28

Analog and mixed-signal IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.18 billion (US$67.2 million) for March 2016, up 7.8% sequentially...

GaAs IC foundry Win Semi 1Q16 revenues rise

Apr 7, 20:57

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.12 billion (US$134.4 million) for March 2016, up 7.2% on year and hitting a record high. Revenues for...

VIS 1Q16 results to meet guidance

Newswatch - Mar 31, 14:33

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is expected to see its first-quarter results meet the guidance given at the end of January, with revenues to increase...

GaAs IC foundry Win Semi to reduce capital by 30%

Newswatch - Mar 21, 11:20

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors plans to reduce its capital by NT$1.79 billion (US$55.35 million) or 30% to NT$4.177 billion in order to improve its financial structure and shore...

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