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VIS posts 3Q15 EPS of NT$0.51, cautious about 4Q

Oct 30, 11:40

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its wafer shipments decline 15% sequentially in the third quarter eroding profitability during the quarter. Looking...

Digitimes Research: China foundry houses focusing on FD-SOI process

Oct 30, 11:04

Wafer foundry houses in China have stepped up efforts to develop Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI), or also called Ultra-Thin Body (UTB), processes for wafer production,...

Digitimes Research: HHGrace is a trend indicator of China 8-inch fabs

Oct 28, 11:17

Shanghai Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (HHGrace) is currently the second largest foundry house in China in terms of booth revenues and production capacity,...

Pure-play foundry market to grow 6% in 2015, says IC Insights

Oct 12, 16:03

The total pure-play foundry market is forecast to grow 6.1% to US$44.9 billion in 2015, according to IC Insights. The entire increase in pure-play foundry sales is forecast to be...

UMC September revenues slip to 19-month low

Oct 8, 16:02

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its September revenues fall to NT$10.43 billion (US$320 million) hitting a 19-month low.

SMIC growing its 28nm client base

Sep 18, 10:42

Broadcom and Huawei's subsidiary HiSilicon will become SMIC's 28nm customers, in addition to Qualcomm, according to Shiuh-Wuu Lee, executive VP of technology development for the China-based...

China, Taiwan-based IC foundries gearing up for MEMS market boom

Sep 14, 21:01

IC foundries based in China and Taiwan are all gearing up for rapid demand growth for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices driven by a new wave of expansion for the Internet...

TSMC posts decreased August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 10, 14:37

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$67.04 billion (US$2.06 billion) for August 2015, down 17% on month and...

VIS reports decreased August revenues

Sep 9, 20:38

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its August revenues fall to NT$1.69 billion (US$52.1 million) hitting a 29-month low.

Pure-play foundry sales to top US$12 billion in 4Q15, says IC Insights

Sep 1, 10:57

The pure-play foundry market is forecast to grow to an all-time high of US$12.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2015, following several quarters in which sales remained between US$11.3...

China semiconductor investment fund reportedly targets Globalfoundries

Aug 31, 16:01

China's National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund reportedly has targeted Globalfoundries for acquisition in order to allow China to secure 14nm FinFET foundry process...

Digitimes Research: China looks at 70% IC self-sufficiency in 2025

Aug 28, 10:28

China is aiming to improve the self-sufficiency rate for ICs in the nation to 40% in 2020, and boost the rate further to 70% in 2025, according to Digitimes Research.

China pushes for homegrown display driver IC industry

Aug 20, 21:44

China is looking to build a homegrown panel-use driver IC industry in Hefei, China, which will likely threaten Taiwan's IC driver IC sector, according to industry sources.

Taiwan IC production value slips 2.6% in 2Q15

Aug 14, 14:49

Taiwan's IC production value slid 2.6% sequentially to NT$555.9 billion (US$17.3 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center...

SMIC posts record 2Q15 revenues

Aug 13, 11:42

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported record revenues of US$546.6 million for the second quarter of 2015, and expects to post another...

TSMC says 16nm ramp on schedule

Aug 11, 16:07

TSMC has maintained that volume production and ramp of its 16nm process is proceeding smoothly in line with its schedule, amid media speculation indicating the foundry is seeing a...

IC foundry VIS expects 3Q15 revenues to fall

Aug 5, 10:45

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects its third-quarter revenues to fall 9.7-14.6% sequentially citing continued inventory correction in the supply...

VIS chairman and president Leuh Fang

TSMC cuts 2015 chip growth outlook

Jul 16, 22:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), at its July 16 investors meeting, gave a less-optimistic outlook for the third quarter of 2015, and has revised downward its forecast...

Mark Liu

TSMC, Samsung start A9 chip mass production

Jul 16, 14:28

TSMC and Samsung Foundry, which share orders for Apple's A9 application processors, have both started volume production of the chips, according to industry sources.

Chip equipment spending to continue growth through 2016, says SEMI

Jul 15, 15:17

SEMI has forecast that the total semiconductor equipment market will grow 7% in 2015 reaching US$40.2 billion, and expand another 4% to US$41.8 billion in 2016. Following strong growth...

UMC 2Q15 revenues up, VIS down

Stockwatch - Jul 10, 10:29

United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its second-quarter revenues rise about 1% sequentially and set a new record, while Vanguard International Semiconductor's (VIS) revenues dropped...

Digitimes Research: China IC foundry output value to rise 10.5% in 2015

Jul 9, 15:12

The output value of China's IC foundry industry is forecast to register a 10.5% increase in 2015 reaching US$3.9 billion, according to Digitimes Research.

Win Semi 2Q15 sales increase 10%

Jul 6, 21:54

Consolidated revenues at pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors came to NT$3.1 billion (US$100.2 million) in the second quarter of 2015, representing growth...

XMC likely to be China DRAM hub, says DRAMeXchange

Jul 1, 10:57

Wuhan, Hubei province will likely be chosen to develop China's home-grown DRAM industry, according to DRAMeXchange. Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (XMC), a local 12-inch...

IC manufacturers close or repurpose 83 wafer fabs from 2009-2014, says IC Insights

Jun 17, 15:59

Since the global economic recession of 2008-2009, the IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers...

VIS May revenues rise 5.8%

Jun 11, 10:04

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has announced consolidated revenues for May 2015 grew 5.8% from a year earlier to NT$2.05 billion (US$66 million).

Intel could also be TSMC customer, says Chang

Jun 9, 21:18

TSMC is dedicated to providing foundry services for logic IC providers worldwide, and mergers in the industry will have little impact on the foundry's operations, said company chairman...

TSMC looks to over 10% sales growth in 2015, says Chang

Jun 9, 16:00

TSMC is looking to post sales growth of more than 10% in 2015, said company chairman Morris Chang during a June 9 shareholders meeting.

Morris Chang

VIS shareholders approve 2014 dividend and elect new board of directors

Jun 8, 22:04

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has announced that the company's board of directors' decision to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$2.60 (US$0.08)...

Fab equipment growth continues into 2015, says SEMI

Jun 5, 15:45

Semiconductor fab equipment spending is expected to increase 11% to US$38.7 billion in 2015, and grow another 5% to US$40.7 billion in 2016, according to SEMI.

Cadence implementation and signoff tools certified on Intel 14nm Process

Jun 5, 15:09

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its implementation and signoff tools have achieved certification on the Intel 14nm process for customers of Intel Custom Foundry. Intel Custom...

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...

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