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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...

China IC foundries move toward specific process manufacturing, says Digitimes Research

Sep 27, 15:15

China-based IC foundries, except Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), have moved to enhanced their specific process offerings...

Foundry to drive semiconductor market growth in 2013, says Applied CEO

Sep 21, 01:35

The pure-play semiconductor foundry business will continue to boom in 2013 thanks to rising demand coming from the smartphone, ultrabook and other mobile device sectors, according...

Applied CEO identifies the foundry sector as a key factor driving the overall chip market in 2013

Renesas to shift foundry orders away from Powerchip, report says

Newswatch - Sep 19, 14:07

Renesas Electronics is looking to shift its foundry orders for driver ICs used in Apple's iOS devices to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), and will discontinue its...

Taiwan foundry capacity utilization tops 95% in 2Q12, says Digitimes Research

Sep 12, 13:44

Utilization rates at Taiwan's major IC foundries averaged 95.5% in the second quarter of 2012, up substantially from 76.7% in the first, according to Digitimes Research. The data...

TSMC expects 3Q12 sales to slightly top guidance

Sep 11, 01:10

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced sales results for August 2012, and said that overall revenues for the ongoing third quarter are set to slightly exceed...

MEMS foundry APM sees growth ahead

Sep 7, 13:55

MEMS wafer foundry Asia Pacific Microsystems (APM) expects its sales revenues to surpass the breakeven point in 2013 as shipments will boost on the upcoming rollouts of customers'...

Front-end fab equipment spending to grow 17% in 2013, says SEMI

Sep 6, 11:38

Total fab spending for equipment needed to ramp fabs, upgrade technology nodes, and expand or change wafer size could increase 16.7% in 2013 to reach a new record high of US$42.7...

TSMC reportedly cuts stake in SMIC

Newswatch - Sep 6, 11:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has sold off almost 191 million shares of Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) at HK$0.291 (US$0.04) each, cutting its...

Wafer foundry houses to drive semiconductor equipment demand in 2H12

Sep 6, 01:35

Demand for semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the second half of 2012 will come mainly from the needs of wafer foundry houses to push advanced manufacturing processes into commercial...

Taiwan IC backend firms look to expand in Korea

Sep 4, 01:00

Recent moves by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Ardentec suggest that Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing houses are looking to expand their presence in South Korea,...

OmniVision reportedly mulls buying stake in China foundry

Aug 27, 11:14

CMOS image sensor vendor OmniVision Technologies is looking to buy a stake in Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing, a 12-inch wafer fab in China, according to industry sources.

Powerchip capital reduction application approved

Aug 23, 15:41

Powerchip Technology has completed and gained approval for an application to make a 60% cut in its paid-in capital allowing the net worth of its shares to rise to NT$2.15 (US$0.07)...

UMC to raise investment in GaAs foundry subsidiary

Newswatch - Aug 21, 16:28

United Microelectronics (UMC) will invest up to NT$600 million (US$20 million) to buy new shares issued by its GaAs foundry subsidiary Wavetek Microelectronics, according to a company...

Apple the driving force behind Samsung foundry business, says IC Insights

Aug 21, 15:37

IC Insights has published its ranking of the forecast 2012 top 12 IC foundries (pure-play and IDM). TSMC, by far, is expected to remain the leading foundry. TSMC's 2012 sales are...

Taiwan GaAs firms cautious about 3Q12

Aug 17, 14:03

Taiwan-based gallium arsenide (GaAs) companies have turned more cautious about their performance during the third quarter of 2012, despite brisk demand coming from the smartphone...

VIS seeing orders from TSMC fall, says report

Newswatch - Aug 16, 15:46

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), which has been working closely with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on processes development and outsourcing schemes,...

TSMC to allocate US$2.4 billion to grow advanced technology capacity

Aug 15, 10:18

The board of directors of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on August 14 approved capital appropriations totaling about US$2.41 billion for expanding and upgrading...

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