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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...

Hua Hong, Grace complete merger

Jan 2, 15:49

Hua Hong Semiconductor and Grace Semiconductor, China's second- and third-largest contract chipmakers, have jointly announced the completion of a merger between the two companies...

Taiwan foundries cut prices 10-15%

Dec 30, 01:10

Taiwan-based foundry service providers have cut their prices for wafers built on mature node processes to reflect lower production costs, according to sources at IC design firm. The...

Digitimes Research: Samsung foundry capacity to jump in 2012

Dec 19, 12:12

Based on Samsung Electronics' expansion plan for its logic foundry segment, the Korea-based vendor will stand a chance of beating United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Globalfoundries...

Samsung booth

Samsung Austin Semiconductor ramps new 12-inch fab

Dec 6, 12:05

Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Samsung Electronics' only wafer fabrication plant located outside Korea, has announced the completion of its 300mm automated fab, S2.

Digitimes Research: Top foundries in Greater China to see slight growth in 2011 revenues

Dec 1, 14:13

Following a strong recovery in 2010, Digitimes Research expects the top-three foundry chipmakers in Greater China to see their combined revenues grow at a modest 3% rate in 2011.

Digitimes Research: 2011 revenues at major Greater-China IC foundries up 3%

TSMC seeing tight capacity for 28nm processes

Nov 25, 01:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) continues to see orders heat up for advanced 28nm technology, despite a general slowdown in the semiconductor industry, according...

TSMC Fab 15 at CTSP

Specialty IC foundry VIS reports revenue decline for October

Nov 9, 11:55

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported an 8.3% sequential decrease in October revenues, citing lower shipments.

TSMC board passes budget for advanced capacity expansion

Nov 9, 10:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) board of directors on November 8 approved a capex appropriation of US$1.06 billion specifically for increasing advanced technology...

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.

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  • Foundry overview - Sep 2006

    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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    Foundry service providers primarily produce chips based on their customers’ or third-party firms’ intellectual property (IP). Some foundry firms also provide other types...

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