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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...


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...

Win Semi 1Q15 sales rise 3.5%

Apr 8, 21:22

Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors saw its first-quarter revenues increase 3.5% sequentially bucking seasonal trends.

SEMI reports 2014 semiconductor materials sales of US$44.3 billion

Apr 7, 13:59

The global semiconductor materials market increased 3% in 2014 compared to 2013, while worldwide semiconductor revenues increased 10%, according to SEMI. Revenues of US$44.3 billion...

Foundry chipmaker Powerchip developing SoC for IoT

Mar 31, 10:45

Taiwan-based Powerchip Technology is developing a single-chip solution integrating embedded flash memory and ARM-based processors, targeting Internet of Things (IoT), according to...

Qualcomm, MediaTek shifting some 28nm chip orders away from TSMC

Mar 27, 10:42

Qualcomm and MediaTek have both shifted some of their 28nm chip orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to other foundry chipmakers that offer cheaper quotes,...

TSMC to supply chips for rumored iPhone 6S and 6C

Mar 25, 22:32

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will remain the major processor supplier for Apple in the second half of 2015 as the foundry will supply 20nm chips for an upcoming...

Win Semi looks to flat performance in 1Q15

Mar 16, 12:11

Win Semiconductors expects to report flat sequential growth in first-quarter revenues, with gross margin maintained at the levels during the second half of 2014. The GaAs pure-play...

SMIC gearing up for 28nm production

Mar 6, 13:59

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has made massive equipment purchases for installing 28nm production lines, according to sources in the semiconductor industry. The...

Foundry houses in China, Taiwan set to compete for specialty process orders

Mar 3, 21:01

Competition by foundry houses in China and Taiwan on specialty BSI (backside illuminated) technology is heating up after China-based SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International)...

Commentary: 14nm FinFET process, Galaxy S6 crucial to Samsung semiconductor business

Feb 26, 14:00

The debut of Samsung Electronics's new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S6 at the upcoming MWC 2015 will mark the world's first smartphone powered by a 14nm 3D FinFET processor and...

Digitimes Research: Global IC foundry output value to rise 12% in 2015

Feb 16, 20:48

Output value for the global IC foundry industry is forecast to reach US$54.8 billion in 2015, up 12% from US$49 billion in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

SMIC expects to post 2-5% revenue growth in 1Q15

Feb 10, 11:01

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) expects to post revenue growth of 2-5% sequentially in the first quarter of 2015, with gross margin reaching...

VIS expects 1-3% decrease in 1Q15 shipments

Feb 10, 10:58

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to report a 1-3% sequential decrease in wafer shipments for the first quarter of 2015. ASP for the quarter...

IC design houses to increase wafer orders for 2Q15

Jan 30, 16:09

A number of Taiwan-based IC design houses have decided to book more wafer orders for the second quarter of 2015 due to tight production capacity at wafer foundry houses, according...

UMC looks to wafer shipment and ASP growth in 1Q15

Jan 28, 22:10

United Microelectronics (UMC) has forecast its wafer shipments will rise 2-3% sequentially in the first quarter of 2015, as its capacity utilization rate will hover around 90%, and...

UMC expects to enjoy a particularly strong 1Q15

TSMC 4Q14 sales beat guidance

Jan 12, 11:07

Consolidated revenues at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) totaled NT$222.52 billion (US$6.97 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2014, beating the company's guidance...

IC designers ordering 8-inch wafer capacity in advance

Jan 6, 22:11

Fabless IC firms have decided to place orders for 8-inch wafer capacity for the year's hot seasons in the first quarter of 2015, as they anticipate 8-inch foundry capacity will remain...

UMC allowed to invest in 12-inch foundry in China

Jan 6, 10:45

United Microelectronics' (UMC) application to invest in a 12-inch foundry in Xiamen, China has been approved by Taiwan's investment commission. UMC is allowed to invest a total of...

Globalfoundries reportedly to likely delay 14nm ramp-up

Dec 30, 14:17

Globalfoundries has stopped deliveries of tools for 14nm to its fab, which would delay the foundry's production ramp-up of the process by one to two quarters, according to an industry...

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...

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...

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