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Win Semi sets sales record for sixth straight month

Newswatch - Nov 4, 15:15

Win Semiconductors, a major GaAs IC foundry, enjoyed another month of record sales in October thanks to continued-strong shipments of products used in smartphones.

UMC approved to hold stake in Hejian

Nov 2, 01:00

Contract chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced that the company has received approval from Taiwan's Investment Commission under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA)...

Xilinx shipping new FPGA built on TSMC 28nm process

Oct 27, 10:12

Xilinx has announced the first shipments of its Virtex-7 2000T FPGA, the first product using 2.5D IC stacked packaging technology. The chip is built on TSMC's 28nm HPL (low power...

Vincent Tong, company senior VP of worldwide quality and new product introduction

Powerchip 3Q11 loss widens

Oct 20, 11:56

Losses have widened at Taiwan-based Powerchip Technology amid persisting oversupply of DRAM chips and dramatic price drops.

VIS, Chipbond post drops in 3Q11 revenues

Oct 11, 12:08

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), a major LCD driver IC foundry service provider, and driver-IC packaging and testing specialist Chipbond Technology both saw their third-quarter...

Powerchip September revenues up on foundry biz growth

Oct 5, 15:13

Powerchip Technology's revenues climbed by almost 10% sequentially in September 2011, thanks to increasing orders from its OEM customers.

Foundries offer discount for IC designers

Sep 27, 14:11

Pure-play wafer foundries in Taiwan and China reportedly have offered special discounts to their fabless IC clients, due to particularly low utilization rates that are likely to persist...

Apple said to have contracted with TSMC

Sep 16, 01:05

Apple has recently signed a foundry partnership agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), industry sources have claimed. Under the terms of the agreement,...

Morris Chang

Globalfoundries secures 28nm orders from over 30 clients

Sep 15, 01:20

Globalfoundries has revealed plans to move its 28nm node technologies to volume production starting the first quarter of 2012. The foundry noted that it has been contracted to make...

UMC develops 0.18-micron MTP technology

Sep 14, 14:40

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced that under a joint development with IC design house Yield Microelectronics (YMC), it has developed a new 0.18-micron multiple-time programmable...

TSMC expects 3Q11 sales to beat guidance

Sep 9, 14:41

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced that consolidated revenues grew 6.2% sequentially and 0.7% from a year ago to NT$37.64 billion (US$1.29 billion) in...

Foundry utilization to remain below 85%, says report

Newswatch - Sep 8, 11:28

Global pure-play semiconductor foundry utilization is unlikely to rise above 85% over the next six months, as the industry continues to work through excessive inventory, the Chinese-language...

UMC may see operating loss in 4Q11, say analysts

Sep 6, 11:33

Taiwan-based foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) is likely to see its third-quarter 2011 operation fall short of its forecast made in early August, and suffer an operating...

UMC HQ

Dongbu HiTek launches 180nm processes for analog, power and mixed-signal chips

Aug 30, 17:01

Dongbu HiTek, a South Korea-based contract chipmaker, has announced the availability of two new specialized process technologies at the 180nm node for implementing advanced analog,...

GaAs foundry AWSC 2Q11 profits double

Aug 26, 15:02

Gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) has reported net profits of NT$33.1 million (US$1.1 million) for the second quarter of 2011, up 101%...

SPIL vying for CPU back-end orders from Apple

Aug 26, 11:07

Packaging and testing firm Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) is likely to snatch outsourcing orders for Apple's new processor dubbed A6, according to industry sources.

X-Fab, Micronas sign foundry deal

Aug 25, 14:40

Analog/mixed-signal IC foundry X-Fab Silicon Foundries and Micronas, a supplier of application-focused sensor and IC system solutions for automotive electronics, have announced the...

MediaTek asks for additional capacity from UMC due to increased orders for MT6573 chip

Aug 24, 01:05

Due higher than expected orders for its MT6573 3.75G smartphone chip, MediaTek has asked for additional foundry capacity equivalent to several thousands of wafers from United Microelectronics...

Taiwan wafer foundry industry set for stagnated recovery, says paper

Newswatch - Aug 15, 15:43

The wafer foundry industry in Taiwan is expected to enter a period of "stagnated recovery" soon with foundry houses likely to post zero growth, in terms of the NT dollar,...

UMC encourages employees to take holiday amid demand slowdown

Newswatch - Aug 15, 10:35

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has encouraged certain employees stationed at some of its wafer fabs, which are seeing lower utilization rate, to begin taking annual leave...

SMIC swings to loss in 2Q11; gives cautious outlook

Aug 11, 10:21

China-based contract chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC) has reported net losses of US$3.8 million for the second quarter of 2011, compared to profits...

Silicon wafer prices to stay flat in 3Q11, says Topco chairman

Aug 9, 15:01

Suppliers of semiconductor-grade silicon wafers, who had originally planned to further raise their quotes by 10-20% in the third quarter as they did in the second, will be unable...

UMC July revenues down 4% on month

Aug 9, 14:47

Contract chipmaker United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported revenues of NT$8.81 billion (US$303 million) for July 2011, down 4.1% on month.

SMIC names new CEO

Aug 8, 12:02

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has announced the appointment of Tzu-Yin Chiu as CEO and executive director, effective immediately.

GaAs foundry AWSC migrating to 6-inch wafers

Jul 22, 01:10

GaAs foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) is expected to convert all of its production capacity to 6-inch wafers in the third quarter of 2011, according to industry...

SMIC appoints new chairman, acting CEO

Jul 18, 10:37

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has announced the appointment of Zhang Wenyi as chairman, an executive director of the board, and acting CEO of the company...

Globalfoundries ready to move in equipment at new fabs

Jul 14, 16:27

Globalfoundries has announced that its newly constructed cleanrooms in New York and Dresden are ready for the installation of 300mm semiconductor wafer fabrication equipment. Achieving...

Samsung Foundry tapes out 20nm

Jul 13, 01:00

Samsung Electronics has announced that its foundry business, Samsung Foundry, successfully taped-out a test chip based on its 20nm process with high-k metal gate (HKMG) technology...

Specialty IC foundry VIS posts drop in June revenues

Jul 8, 12:13

Foundry chipmaker Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), which specializes in analog/mixed-signal and logic ICs, has announced revenues for June 2011 slid 2.2% sequentially to...

TSMC to lose Liang, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 7, 15:09

Mong-Song Liang will resign from the faculty of National Tsinghua University (Hsinchu, northern Taiwan) at the end of July, and is ready for his new career at Korea-based Samsung...

Powerchip June revenues up 3% on-month

Jul 4, 16:51

Taiwan-based Powerchip Technology has announced revenues of NT$4.18 billion (US$145 million) for June, up 2.65% on month. Company spokesperson Eric Tang attributed the growth to increased...

VIS reportedly offers to buy ProMOS 12-inch fab

Jul 4, 11:46

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), a Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) affiliate specializing in analog/mixed-signal and logic ICs, has offered to acquire...

ProMOS 12-inch fab at CTSP, central Taiwan

SMIC likely to face top management shake-up, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 1, 10:29

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) president and CEO David NK Wang, along with other top executives including CFO Gary Tseng, chief business officer Chris...

TSMC 2Q11 sales expected to meet guidance

Jun 23, 01:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) consolidated revenues are expected to meet the company's guidance of NT$109-111 billion (US$3.8-3.9 billion), according to market...

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    Taiwan's semiconductor industry has begun to out-run its global peers, once more, in 2006. This followed a trough in 2004, caused by over-inventory, plus volatility in memory pricing...

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