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GaAs foundry Wavetek positive about compound semiconductor market

Jan 18, 21:40

Taiwan-based Wavetek Microelectronics, a subsidiary of United Microelectronics (UMC) dedicated to providing 6-inch GaAs foundry services for fabless and IDM companies, has expressed...

Pure-play foundry market to increase at 7.6% CAGR over 2016-2021, says IC Insights

Jan 13, 14:55

The pure-play foundry market is forecast to play an increasingly stronger role in the worldwide IC market during the next five years, according to IC Insights. The pure-play IC foundry...

Win Semi posts record 2016 revenues

Jan 11, 11:22

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors' revenues for 2016 hit a record high of NT$13.61 billion (US$425.9 million), and net profits for the first three quarters of the year already exceeded...

Former UMC CEO to join Tsinghua Unigroup

Jan 10, 11:06

Shih-Wei Sun, ex-CEO of Taiwan-based pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC), will join China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup to serve as executive VP of worldwide operations,...

Former UMC CEO Shih-Wei Sun

Former TSMC senior executive becomes independent, non-executive director for SMIC

Dec 22, 12:10

Shang-yi Chiang, the former executive VP and co-chief operating officer overseeing R&D for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has been appointed by Semiconductor...

TSMC November revenues rise

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 15:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$93.03 billion (US$2.92 billion) for November 2016, up 46.7% on year and 2.1% sequentially...

TSMC lands new 28nm chip orders for UFS controllers

Dec 2, 11:14

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has obtained 28nm chip orders for UFS memory devices from SK Hynix, Silicon Motion Technology and Phison Electronics,...

TSMC planning 12nm process technology

Nov 28, 22:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is planning to roll out a 12nm process node to further enhance its competitiveness in the 28nm and more advanced technology segment,...

SMIC, IMECAS cooperate on MEMS R&D and foundry

Nov 16, 11:06

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and the Institute of Microelectronics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMECAS) have announced the signing of a cooperation agreement...

SMIC expects up to 7% revenue growth in 4Q16

Nov 7, 21:28

China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) expects to post revenue growth of 5-7% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2016, with gross margin...

Samsung intros 14LPU and 10LPU processes

Nov 4, 11:01

Samsung Electronics has expanded its advanced foundry process technology offerings with the fourth-generation 14nm process (14LPU) and the third-generation 10nm process (10LPU) to...

VIS expects 4Q16 sales to drop up to 3%

Nov 4, 10:58

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects its fourth-quarter revenues to decrease up to 3% or increase up to 1%, as the specialty IC foundry has seen clear order visibility...

UMC 28nm technology accounts for 21% of 3Q16 revenues

Oct 27, 12:04

United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its 28nm technology account for more than 20% of the foundry's total wafer sales for the first time.

Digitimes Research: Global IC foundry output value to rise at 5% CAGR over 2016-2021

Oct 11, 13:47

The global IC foundry industry output value will grow at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2016 to 2021, according to Digitimes Research.

UMC Xiamen subsidiary orders equipment from Applied, ASML

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 14:39

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced a total of NT$2.79 billion (US$88.47 million) spent on equipment from Applied Materials and ASML for the foundry's subsidiary United Semiconductor...

Specialty IC foundry VIS optimistic about 2H16

Oct 4, 11:05

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has expressed optimism about its performance in the second half of 2016 thanks to stronger-than-expected demand for...

Leading-edge leads the way in pure-play foundry growth, says IC Insights

Sep 28, 15:11

Growth in pure-play foundry sales for 2016 is forecast to be almost entirely due to sub-40nm feature size device sales, according to IC Insights. The leading-edge sub-40nm pure-play...

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.

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