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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

TSMC to post growth over next 4 years, says CEO

Oct 26, 11:25

TSMC expects to post growth, or even strong growth, from 2013 to 2016, as the foundry's technological leadership will allow it to attract more orders for chips used in smartphones...

Morris Chang sees company growth in the years ahead

Topco conservative about 4Q12 performance

Oct 24, 12:31

Semiconductor materials distributor Topco Scientific expects its revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 to stay flat or decline within a range of 5% from the level recorded in the...

Inspection tool supplier HMI seeing clear order visibility

Oct 18, 21:23

Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI) has seen its order visibility extend to the first quarter of 2013, according to industry sources. The transition to more advanced manufacturing...

Silterra 0.18-micron embedded flash technology enters mass production

Oct 16, 16:12

Malaysia-based IC foundry Silterra has announced the production release of its 0.18-micron embedded flash technology, dubbed C18E. Silterra has licensed SuperFlash technology from...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan foundry growth to reach 6.2% in 2013

Oct 16, 14:07

The semiconductor foundry industry in Taiwan is forecast to register growth of 11.8% and 6.2% in output value in 2012 and 2013, respectively, according to Digitimes Research. Growth...

IHS warns of IC foundry slowdown after strong 2Q12

Oct 5, 11:02

Pure-play foundry semiconductor manufacturers enjoyed a robust second quarter following the enthusiastic consumer purchasing of wireless products like handsets and tablets, but the...

Wafer fab equipment spending to decline 13.3% in 2012, says Gartner

Oct 2, 15:56

Global wafer fab equipment spending is on pace to total US$31.4 billion in 2012, a decline of 13.3% from 2011 spending of US$36.2 billion, according to Gartner. The research firm...

Globalfoundries 28/32nm foundry capacity hits as high as 80,000 wafers

Oct 2, 15:15

Globalfoundries' combined capacity for 28/32nm chips has climbed to 60,000-80,000 wafers a month, according to Michael Noonen, the foundry's executive VP for marketing and sales.

Globalfoundries excutive VP for marketing and sales Michael Noonen

Win Semi 3Q12 sales down 12% sequentially

Oct 2, 12:23

Win Semiconductors has announced consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2012 slipped 12.4% on quarter. However, market watchers expect the GaAs foundry to see sales rebound...

Samsung, STMicro announce foundry deal

Oct 2, 01:15

Samsung Electronics' foundry business has been selected by STMicroelectronics to provide it with products at the 32/28nm process nodes, according to the Korea-based chipmaker. The...

TSMC 3Q12 sales likely to grow over 10%

Sep 28, 11:58

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to report sales growth of more than 10% sequentially for the third quarter of 2012, beating the foundry's guidance given...

Touchscreen controller ICs in tight supply

Sep 28, 01:15

A recent upsurge in demand for touchscreen controller ICs from smartphone, tablet and notebook makers in China has resulted in a short supply of the controller chips, which is unlikely...

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