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VPEC 1Q13 profits jump 94%

Apr 30, 15:28

Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC), a Taiwan-based supplier of GaAs epi-wafers for fabricating power amplifiers (PA), saw its first-quarter profits soar 94.1% sequentially with...

Win Semi expects smartphone PAs to drive revenue growth

Apr 30, 10:34

GaAs device foundry Win Semiconductors has seen demand for smartphone-use power amplifiers (PA) strengthen, and expects the pull-in of orders to buoy its sales performance in 2013.

SMIC names new COO

Apr 29, 10:18

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), China's top chipmaker, has announced that VP of North Operations Haijun Zhao has been appointed chief operating officer effective...

TSMC MEMS foundry biz expanding, says Yole

Apr 26, 10:29

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) MEMS foundry business enjoyed an approximately 80% rise in 2012, achieving around US$42 million in sales. The significant growth...

Global IC foundry market rises 16% in 2012, says Gartner

Apr 25, 13:53

The worldwide semiconductor foundry market totaled US$34.6 billion in 2012, a 16.2% increase from 2011, according to Gartner.

IC distributor Topco looks to post 5-10% sequential sales gains in 2Q13

Apr 17, 15:56

IC equipment and materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to see its revenues grow 5-10% sequentially in the second quarter of 2013 after sales gained 1.2% on quarter and...

Pure-play foundries and fabless suppliers star performers, says IC Insights

Mar 29, 11:37

In a ranking compiled by IC Insights, pure-play foundries and fabless companies emerged as the star performers in 2012, according to the market research firm.

TSMC to raise additional NT$100 billion in 2Q13

Mar 27, 15:09

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been engaged in fundraising activities aimed at enhancing its ability to finance technology upgrades and capacity expansions,...

TSMC 2013 capex to reach a record US$9 billion

Nuvoton 2Q13 revenues to surge over 30% on quarter

Mar 21, 14:36

Nuvoton Technology is expected to see its revenues soar over 30% sequentially in the second quarter of 2013 with an EPS of higher than NT$1 for the three-month period, powered by...

TSMC facing increased competition at 28nm

Mar 21, 11:50

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is facing increased competition in the 28nm market, as rival companies have entered mass production of 28nm chips and are able to...

TSMC facing increased competition in the 28nm market

TSMC to issue corporate bonds overseas, says report

Newswatch - Mar 18, 14:34

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to issue US$1.5 billion worth of unsecured corporate bonds overseas, according to a recent Economic Daily News report...

GaAs firms post mixed results in February

Mar 14, 15:45

GaAs IC foundries Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC) have both reported decreased revenues for February, while upstream epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics...

UMC to buy back shares

Stockwatch - Mar 14, 12:32

United Microelectronics (UMC) has unveiled plans to buy back up to NT$15.5 billion (US$447 million) of its shares and distribute them to employees. The share buyback will be the first...

Nuvoton expects double-digit growth for 32-bit MCU shipments in 2013

Feb 8, 14:34

Nuvoton Technology expects shipments of its ARM Cortex M-based 32-bit MCUs to continue to grow by a double-digit rate in 2013 after the MCU shipments were doubled in 2012, according...

Powerchip to end P3 fab production at end of 1Q13

Feb 7, 13:47

Powerchip Technology, as most of the production equipment at its 12-inch P3 fab has been sold to Globalfoundries and Texas Instruments, will end production at the fab at the end of...

SMIC ends 2012 with record revenues

Feb 7, 11:54

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) saw its revenues climb to a record US$485.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Revenues for the entire year also hit an all-time...

ESMT to acquire part of Powerchip foundry fab

Stockwatch - Jan 21, 22:31

Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT), a Taiwan-based provider of niche-market memory chips, has announced plans to buy part of the facilities at one of Powerchip Technology's...

Samsung moves up in foundry ranking

Jan 16, 10:37

IC Insights has released its 2012 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) remained the leader while Samsung Electronics surpassed...

TSMC 1Q13 sales to drop 7-11%

Jan 11, 15:48

A seasonal slowdown in orders for smartphones and tablets will drag down sales at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the first quarter of 2013. The foundry is expected...

Specialty IC foundry VIS 2012 revenues second highest ever

Jan 10, 21:07

Analog and mixed-signal IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported NT$17.16 billion (US$593.7 million) in revenues for 2012, growing 13% on year and setting...

Globalfoundries to build US$2 billion R&D center in New York

Jan 9, 11:57

Globalfoundries has announced plans to invest nearly US$2 billion to build a technology development center at its Fab 8 campus in Saratoga County, New York. The facility will increase...

Win Semi, VPEC December sales rise

Jan 7, 22:03

GaAs foundry Win Semiconductors and Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC), a supplier of GaAs epi-wafers, have both reported sequential growth in sales for December 2012.

Digitimes Research: Greater China foundry capacity utilization rate to continue slide in 1H13

Dec 26, 11:52

Utilization rates at leading IC foundries in Greater China will remain under downward pressure during the first half of 2013, as the top-3 players' continued efforts to expand their...

UMC to issue NT$10 billion of non-secured corporate bonds

Newswatch - Dec 25, 11:35

United Microelectronics (UMC) plans to issue NT$10 billion (US$344 million) in non-secured corporate bonds. The proceeds from the bond issue will be used to strengthen its working...

TSMC could build new fabs anywhere, says chairman

Dec 21, 15:20

In response to rumors that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) could follow Globalfoundries in building a wafer fab in New York, TSMC chairman and CEO Morris Chang has...

Morris Chang

UMC, VIS November sales down

Dec 7, 16:50

Foundry chipmakers United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have both reported decreases in November 2012 revenues from the previous...

Globalfoundries to buy stake in UMC, report says

Newswatch - Dec 6, 14:19

Globalfoundries reportedly will buy a stake in fellow foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), and the next move for the pair is to form a strategic alliance,...

TSMC disposes of more SMIC shares

Dec 3, 21:49

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced on December 3 that it had disposed of approximately 234 million shares of Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC)...

Apple CPU orders raise concerns over TSMC production capacity

Nov 28, 11:47

The semiconductor industry is now more concerned about how Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacture Company (TSMC) is going to distribute its production capacity, and what proportion of revenues...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan foundry capacity utilization to fall in 4Q12

Nov 27, 12:04

Utilization rates at Taiwan's top-3 IC foundries will average 84.8% in the fourth quarter of 2012, down from 94.8% in the prior quarter, according to Digitimes Research's latest findings...

UMC restructures executive team

Nov 20, 13:47

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics has announced the appointment of Po-Wen Yen to the position of CEO, effective immediately. Former CEO Shih-Wei Sun has been promoted to company...

Powerchip accelerates shift to non-DRAM field, says new chair

Nov 13, 15:05

Powerchip Technology has stepped up its efforts to transform into a foundry chipmaker focused on non-PC DRAM products, according to newly-appointed chairman Steve Chen.

TSMC October sales hit all-time high

Nov 9, 15:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$49.94 billion (US$1.7 billion) for October 2012, a record high, up 15.2% sequentially and...

GaAs foundries post mixed October revenues

Nov 6, 14:38

GaAs foundry Win Semiconductors has reported flat sequential growth in consolidated revenues for October 2012, while revenues at Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC) registered...

Specialty IC foundry VIS revises 2012 capex

Oct 29, 22:40

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has revised upward its capex target for 2012 to NT$1.5-1.6 billion (US$51-55 million) from the NT$650 million estimated previously. The...

VIS chairman Chang Ching-chu
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