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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...

Foundries seeing slower growth in wafer starts for 3Q11, say sources

Jun 20, 11:16

Contract chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have seen their clients cut back on wafer starts for the third...

UMC sees ASP pressure in 2H11

Jun 16, 01:15

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reiterated its forecasts released on April 27 that the foundry will see flat growth sequentially in both shipments and ASPs in the second...

SMIC hires former Chartered exec to lead Americas operations

Jun 16, 01:05

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) announced on June 15 the appointment of Michael Rekuc as president of SMIC Americas, effective immediately. Rekuc will...

TSMC May revenues up 5.4% on year

Jun 10, 15:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated revenues for May 2011 of NT$36.71 billion (US$1.28 billion), up 5.4% on year.

UMC posts slight drop in May revenues

Jun 8, 16:56

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced revenues of NT$9.4 billion (US$328 million) for May 2011, down 1.7% on month to reach the second lowest level...

Samsung qualifies 28nm LP process for high-performance mobile applications

Jun 7, 17:01

Samsung Electronics has announced that its foundry business qualified 28nm low-power (LP) process with High-k Metal Gate (HKMG) technology and is ready for risk production. Additionally,...

ProMOS shifting focus away from PC DRAM, says chairman

May 31, 10:38

Taiwan-based DRAM maker ProMOS Technologies has been shifting its focus from the PC DRAM market while enforcing its presence in the niche-market DRAM business, according to company...

ProMOS chairman ML Chen

SMIC posts 1Q11 profits; 65nm sales contribution rise

May 20, 10:54

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has reported net profits of US$10.2 million on consolidated revenues of US$370.6 million for the first quarter of 2011,...

Spansion, SMIC expand foundry agreement

May 17, 11:07

Spansion and Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) will extend their current foundry arrangement to expand 65nm capacity and include the manufacture of Spansion's...

TSMC posts flat growth in April consolidated revenues

May 10, 15:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$37.13 billion (US$1.3 billion) for April 2011, down 0.5% on month but up 9.8% on year.

Powerchip reportedly lands foundry orders from NOR chip vendors, says paper

Newswatch - May 10, 13:55

Taiwan-based DRAM chipmaker Powerchip Technology, which has put more emphasis on foundry manufacturing, has grabbed orders for NOR flash memory from Spansion and Silicon Storage Technology...

UMC posts flat revenues for April

May 9, 16:05

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced net sales of NT$9.56 billion (US$335 million) for April 2011, down 0.22% sequentially but up 2.6% on year.

VIS posts drop in April revenues

May 9, 11:39

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has announced revenues of NT$1.28 billion (US$45 million) for April 2011, down 3.5% sequentially and 4.1% on year.

TSMC to ramp new 12-inch fab ahead of schedule

May 6, 01:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has begun equipment move-in for the phase 1 facility of a new 12-inch fab (Fab 15) with volume production of 28nm technology products...

VIS posts 1Q11 EPS of NT$0.24, sees slight drop in 2Q shipments

May 2, 10:33

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has posted sales of NT$3.99 billion (US$139 million) for the first quarter of 2011, up 17% on quarter and 12% on year. Net profits for the...

TSMC says target for 10% EPS CAGR in 2011-15 unchanged

Apr 29, 10:17

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated its target for a 10% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for EPS in 2011-2015, with a 20% ROE (return on equity).

Morris Chang

UMC cuts global chip outlook for 2011

Newswatch - Apr 28, 10:52

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has revised downward its growth forecast for the global semiconductor market to 5% this year from its previous estimate of 5%-10% growth,...

UMC CEO Shin-Wei Sun
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