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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...

TSMC July sales up 12%

Aug 10, 14:38

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$48.53 billion (US$1.62 billion) for July 2012, up 11.7% on month and 37% on year.

TSMC 40nm supply tightens on growing demand from MediaTek

Aug 10, 01:20

Demand for MediaTek's smartphone chips, which are mainly supplied to China-based clients, has been growing causing Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 40nm foundry...

MediaTek

SMIC posts record quarterly revenues

Aug 9, 14:26

China-based foundry chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported a record-high US$421.8 million in consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2012...

UMC July sales up

Aug 8, 15:03

Contract chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported revenues of NT$9.61 billion (US$321 million) for July 2012, up 3.5% on month and 9.1% on year.

VIS sees shipment drop in 3Q12

Aug 8, 01:45

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has posted brisk results for the second quarter of 2012, with revenues up 44% and profits jumping significantly on quarter. But looking...

GaAs firms report mixed results for July

Aug 7, 01:15

GaAs foundry houses Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) have both reported flat sequential growth in sales for July 2012. Sales at wafer supplier...

Chip industry undergoing structural shift, says UMC CEO

Jul 27, 01:10

The semiconductor industry is in the process of structural change, and United Microelectronics (UMC) has a big growth opportunity in the advanced chip segment, according to Shih-Wei...

UMC sees end-market demand uncertainty for 4Q12

UMC 2Q12 results beat guidance

Jul 25, 15:07

United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its revenue and gross margin results for the second quarter of 2012 slightly beat its guidance. Looking forwad, the IC foundry expects marginal sequential...

TSMC touting next-generation 20nm process in the US

Jul 12, 15:38

TSMC's sales representatives and its design service team, as well as a group of technical support staff from its IC design subsidiary Global Unichip, have been stationed in the US...

Morris Chang said that TSMC's 20nm would ramp faster and smoother

TSMC posts growth in 2Q12 sales

Jul 10, 14:24

Consolidated revenues at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) amounted to NT$128.06 billion (US$4.3 billion) in the second quarter of 2012, showing growth of 21.4% sequentially...

Lattice to work with UMC on 28nm

Jul 10, 12:24

Lattice Semiconductor has announced a long-term technology partnership with United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC). As part of this partnership, Lattice and UMC will continue work,...

Nuvoton 2Q12 sales up over 35% on quarter

Jul 10, 12:20

Nuvoton Technology, the logic IC subsidiary of Winbond Electronics, saw its consolidated revenues climb 36.5% sequentially to NT$2.24 billion (US$74.73 million) in the second quarter...

Nvidia, AMD unlikely to switch from TSMC to Samsung for 28nm foundry

Jul 9, 11:01

While Qualcomm has reportedly switched foundry orders for its 28nm-based Snapdragon S4 processors from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to Samsung Electronics because...

TSMC board approves NT$45 billion bond sale

Jun 14, 14:10

The board of directors of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved a plan to issue up to NT$45 billion (US$1.5 billion) of unsecured corporate bonds to help...

TSMC expresses caution about US economy

Jun 13, 10:45

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) chairman and CEO Morris Chang has expressed caution about the outlook for the US recovery. Chang told the company's shareholders...

Morris Chang cautious on US recovery

IC designer Sonix expects sales to grow on easing tight capacity

May 18, 14:27

IC design house Sonix Technology has seen a rebound in orders for its MCUs, multimedia chips and consumer ICs recently and expects an easing of tight capacity at foundries will enable...

GaAs foundry Win optimistic about 2Q12 outlook

May 17, 14:21

GaAs wafer foundry Win Semiconductors is optimistic over the business outlook for the second quarter of 2012 due to strong demand from its major clients including China-based RDA...

Power outage at MagnaChip causes shipment delays

May 11, 01:05

Recent power outages at specialty IC foundry MagnaChip Semiconductor have caused delivery delays. Companies affected by the event include Sonix Technology, Elan Microelectronics,...

UMC April revenues up 11%

May 8, 15:14

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced that revenues for April 2012 grew 11.4% sequentially to NT$9.12 billion (US$311.3 million).

28nm represents fundamental shift in foundry industry

May 3, 13:57

While the recent focus of attention concerning the roll out of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 28nm process has been on tight supply and yield issues, with fabless...

UMC posts better-than-expected 1Q12 results; sees growth in 2Q

Apr 25, 16:22

United Microelectronics (UMC), the world's second largest pure-play foundry supplier, has reported better-than-expected revenue and profit results for the first quarter of 2012. The...

UMC expects 2Q12 wafer shipments to rise 15%

Xilinx collaboration with TSMC said to extend to 20nm

Apr 17, 01:20

The successful roll-out of Xilinx devices on 28nm at TSMC has encouraged the FPGA design firm to utilize TSMC's 20nm technology for its next-generation products, with the tape-out...

Qualcomm, Nvidia said to approach other foundries for 28nm production

Apr 17, 01:05

The reported tight supply of chips built using TSMC's 28nm process technology is likely to drive Nvidia and Qualcomm toward other foundries as a second source, industry sources have...

AWSC 2Q12 shipments to climb over 30%

Apr 13, 10:33

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) is expected to post a shipment increase of more than 30% sequentially in the second quarter of 2012, driven by a ramp-up...

Pure-play foundry market set for 12% growth in 2012, IHS says

Apr 12, 10:57

Increasing electronics content in popular tablet and smartphone devices, and in ultrabook PCs will drive growth for the global semiconductor foundry business this year, according...

TSMC 1Q12 sales in line with guidance

Apr 10, 14:47

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$105.51 billion (US$3.57 billion) for January through March 2012, which came within the...

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