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IC design service firms partnering with foundry houses to solicit orders for advanced processes

Dec 24, 22:59

Taiwan-based Global Unichip and Alchip Technologies, two IC design service companies partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), have stepped up efforts to lure...

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Qualcomm, MediaTek to diversify foundry sources, say industry watchers

Dec 19, 10:56

Qualcomm will contract both Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to manufacture its 1Xnm chips, whereas MediaTek is also likely to have more than...

14nm process to bring healthy competition among foundries: Q&A with Globalfoundries senior VP Chuck Fox

Dec 18, 14:35

The move by Globalfoundries to acquire IBM's semiconductor business unit and to team up with Samsung Electronics to aggressively step into the 14nm process market indicates the US-based...

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IC foundries gearing up for 8-inch fab expansions

Dec 17, 11:10

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is looking to expand production capacity at its 8-inch wafer fab in Shenzhen, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

UMC 4Q14 sales expected to rise

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 21:33

Consolidated sales at United Microelectronics (UMC) for the fourth quarter of 2014 are expected to outperform the previous quarter's levels, and beat the company's guidance of an...

Global IC foundry sales to rise 12% in 2015, says TSMC co-CEO

Dec 4, 21:21

The global IC foundry market is forecast to increase 12% in 2015, outpacing the overall semiconductor sector's 5% growth, said TSMC's co-CEO Mark Liu at the company's 14th annual...

TSMC will outperform the worldwide IC foundry market in 2015, says company co-CEO Liu

Fujitsu newly-formed foundry companies start operations

Dec 4, 11:36

Fujitsu semiconductor has announced that its newly-formed foundry companies have started operations.

AWSC responds to media reports on 4Q14 sales

Stockwatch - Dec 3, 14:36

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) has posted a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) stating it was not the source of Chinese-language reports from...

TSMC to hold annual supply chain forum on December 4

Dec 2, 14:25

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will hold its annual supply chain management forum on December 4, and is expected to reveal the latest developments on its 16nm and...

Gemtek Technology to adopt Cloud Foundry operational model

Nov 28, 15:05

Wireless networking/communication device maker Gemtek Technology, in order to transform its business operation, will adopt Cloud Foundry, a business operational model of integrating...

Taiwan IC designers see demand slowing down

Nov 24, 22:06

Demand for PC, 3G phone and consumer electronics ICs has slowed down recently, due to seasonal weakness, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

TSMC board passes budget for capacity expansion

Nov 12, 22:09

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) board of directors has approved plans to spend US$5.57 billion to expand both advanced and mainstream technology capacities, and...

UMC, VIS October revenues hit record highs

Nov 11, 13:51

Contract chipmakers United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have both reported record consolidated sales for October 2014.

TSMC to buy Qualcomm Taiwan factory for backend business expansion, says report

Newswatch - Nov 10, 13:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is mulling buying a Qualcomm factory in Taiwan as part of plans to expand its packaging and test business, according to a Chinese-language...

Foundry chipmaker VIS expects flat shipment growth in 4Q14

Nov 4, 00:28

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported record consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2014, when wafer shipments registered an about 9% sequential growth....

Chip suppliers asking downstream vendors, OEMs to place long-term orders

Oct 29, 10:44

Chipset suppliers are asking downstream vendors and OEMs to place long-term chip orders of up to 6-12 months on concerns that wafer production will remain tight in fourth-quarter...

Foundry houses in Taiwan and China ramping 8-inch wafer capacity for IoT applications

Oct 27, 22:19

Major wafer foundry houses in Taiwan and China are ramping up the capacity of their 8-inch fabs in order to grasp opportunities in the growing business opportunities derived from...

UMC lands 28nm LTE chip orders from Qualcomm, say sources

Oct 14, 11:42

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has obtained orders for 5-band 10-mode LTE chips based on a 28nm process from Qualcomm, with shipments to begin in the fourth quarter of...

UMC to build 12-inch fab in Xiamen, keep 28/14nm production in Taiwan

Oct 13, 13:56

Having reached an agreement to invest in a 12-inch fab in Xiamen, China recently, United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has insisted that it will keep its advanced manufacturing...

Wafer supplies to affect 4Q14 performance at Taiwan-based IC design houses

Oct 13, 11:48

Some Taiwan-based LCD driver and analog IC vendors have indicated that their performance for the fourth quarter of 2014 will hinge on the supply of 8-inch wafers from major foundry...

China-based foundry house XMC ties up with Spansion to develop 3D NAND flash chips

Oct 1, 13:56

China-based 12-inch wafer foundry house XMC reportedly has teamed up with Spansion to jointly develop and produce 3D NAND flash chips, with trial production to begin in 2016 and volume...

China foundry houses wooing orders from Taiwan IC suppliers

Sep 29, 12:35

China-based foundry houses, including Shanghai Huali Microelectronics, XMC and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), have stepped up efforts to solicit foundry...

Leading-edge IC foundry market forecast to increase 72% in 2014, says IC Insights

Sep 26, 16:18

Of the big-four pure-play foundries (i.e., TSMC, GlobalFoundries, UMC, and SMIC), TSMC is the only one that is expected to have a higher revenue-per-wafer figure in 2014 than in 2010...

Xian SinoChip reportedly uses Powerchip foundry services

Sep 23, 12:27

China-based Xian SinoChip Semiconductors, a memory and digital SoC design and testing service company, reportedly has outsourced its wafer production to Powerchip Technology using...

China promoting development of MEMS industry

Sep 16, 14:59

In view of strong demand for MEMS components from China-based smartphone vendors, the China government has been promoting the development of the local MEMS industry by teaming up...

UMC reports flat performance for August

Sep 9, 22:52

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported revenues of NT$11.42 billion (US$381.82 million) for August, down 1.1% sequentially but up 3.8% on year. For the first eight...

UMC

Production schedules at 12-inch fabs begin to loosen

Aug 28, 12:07

While most 8-inch fabs of major foundries are expected to run at full capacity until the end of 2014, production schedules at 12-inch fabs, particularly those of second-tier foundry...

Digitimes Research: Revenues of top-3 Taiwan foundry houses to leap 13% on quarter in 3Q14

Aug 20, 10:37

Combined revenues of the top-three Taiwan-based foundry houses are expected to top US$8.47 billion in the third quarter of 2014, increasing 13.4% from the previous quarter, according...

Taiwan semiconductor supply chain to be affected by Apple CPU orders

Aug 15, 15:51

The impact of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's production of Apple CPUs and related peripheral chips on the supply chain of Taiwan's semiconductor industry will widen...

Wafer foundry houses seeking better cooling solutions

Aug 14, 11:00

Wafer foundry houses reportedly have been seeking cooperation with cooling module makers looking to apply cooling solutions into chips during the manufacturing process. So far the...

More IC vendors seeking wafer production capacity at foundry houses other than TSMC

Aug 12, 13:53

More fabless IC design houses are seeking wafer production capacity at Samsung Electronics, Globalfoundries, United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing...

UMC to ramp 28nm wafer capacity

Aug 1, 14:58

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to ramp up its capacity for 28nm 12-inch wafers to 12,000 units by the fourth quarter of 2014 and further expand to 25,000 units in...

Macronix to start 8-inch OEM wafer business

Jul 31, 15:04

NOR flash supplier Macronix International plans to cash in on the tight production at 8-inch fabs by starting an 8-inch OEM wafer business, according to company president CY Lu. The...

Macronix president CY LU

UMC looks to 1-5% wafer shipment growth in 3Q14

Jul 31, 11:11

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) expects its wafer shipments to grow within a range of 5% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014 as its capacity utilization rate has reached...

UMC to post single-digit revenue growth in 3Q14

Jul 30, 14:33

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) is expected to post a sequential single-digit revenue growth in the third quarter of 2014, propelled by 28nm orders from smartphone solution...

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