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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...

SMIC raises guidance for 1Q12

Apr 10, 11:34

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), China's top contract chipmaker, has announced upward revisions to its revenue and gross margin guidance for the first...

TSMC to revise 2012 capex, says Chang

Apr 10, 01:25

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will announce its revised capex budget for 2012 at its upcoming investors meeting on April 26, according to company chairman and...

TSMC breaks ground for Phase 5 of Fab 14 at STSP, southern Taiwan

Commentary: Diversifying a must for DRAM firms

Apr 5, 14:31

Elpida Memory's bankruptcy filing reflects the fact that companies must diversify to cope with trends in the evolution of customer behavior and usage. The DRAM memory industry currently...

Falling PC demand encouraging DRAM makers to diversify

IC foundry market grows 5.1% in 2011, says Gartner

Mar 30, 16:45

The worldwide semiconductor foundry market totaled US$29.8 billion in 2011, a 5.1% increase from 2010, according to Gartner. The semiconductor supply chain experienced some impact...

Tight foundry capacity stabilizes ASP for IC designers

Mar 27, 11:29

With tight capacities at foundry service providers, major Taiwan-based IC design houses expect the short supply to give their downstream customers less bargaining power and help maintain...

SMIC secures US$600 million syndicated loan

Mar 19, 11:52

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), China's largest semiconductor foundry, has announced that SMIC (Beijing) has signed a syndicated loan agreement for a total of US$600...

Richtek, GMT March revenues to rise

Mar 16, 01:05

Analog IC suppliers Richtek Technology and Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) are expected to see their March revenues rise substantially on month, thanks to brisk orders and sufficient...

Rexchip foundry capacity influential on DRAM pricing, say Taiwan makers

Mar 14, 01:30

While Japan-based DRAM maker Elpida Memory has filed for bankruptcy protection and will start its restructuring process, Elpida's disposal of the DRAM foundry capacity belonging to...

UMC sees revenues decline for February

Newswatch - Mar 9, 11:10

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) had revenues of NT$7.52 billion (US$254.68 million) for February, down 6.6% on month and 16.5% on year, according to company data.

TSMC seeing orders fill sub-40nm capacity

Mar 2, 11:14

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has enjoyed strong demand for sub-40nm node technologies tightening capacity for the advanced processes, according to industry sources...

TSMC reportedly seeing tight capacity for sub-40nm processes

DRAM firms' entry into foundry market could lead to oversupply, says VIS chair

Feb 21, 12:20

With Taiwan-based DRAM chipmakers allocating more of their 12-inch capacities to produce non-memory products on an OEM basis, oversupply might surface in some foundry segments of...

VIS chairman Chang Ching-chu

TSMC sees sub-40nm capacity nearly booked up

Feb 15, 12:39

With new 4G smartphones, tablet PCs and ultrabooks set to hit market shelves during the second quarter of 2012, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has seen orders placed...

TSMC seeing orders pull in

VIS January sales up slightly on shipment rise

Feb 13, 15:47

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), a Taiwan-based foundry service provider specializing in LCD driver ICs and other analog/mixed-signal chips, has announced revenues for...

SMIC posts larger loss in 4Q11

Feb 9, 13:35

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), China's largest contract chipmaker, saw its net losses widen to US$165.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2011 from US$88.1 million...

SMIC posts another quarter of losses

UMC 4Q11 profits fall on lower revenues

Feb 8, 15:51

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced operating profits declined 45.3% sequentially to NT$840 million (US$28.5 million) in the fourth quarter of 2011 with revenues...

UMC 4Q11 profits shrink

Semiconductor industry revenues to endure slow growth in 2012, IHS says

Feb 1, 10:51

With global economic prospects remaining uncertain and semiconductor inventory not moving quickly enough to stimulate new production, the worldwide chip market is expected to suffer...

Chip inventory declines as suppliers adjust to slow market conditions, says IHS

Jan 5, 09:36

Chip inventories held by semiconductor suppliers declined in the third quarter of 2011, putting a halt to the steady expansion of the previous seven quarters, as the industry cut...

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