News tagged foundry
Last update: Thursday 11 August 2016 [918 news items]
UMC opens Korea office
Jun 13, 11:23
United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the opening of a new office in South Korea to expand business regionally and provide support to local customers.
UMC meets 1Q13 guidance; sees growth in 2Q
May 8, 15:47
Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its first-quarter results come in line with its guidance, and has given its positive outlook for the second quarter.
VIS expects to post 10-13% shipment rise in 2Q13
May 6, 21:55
IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), which specializes in analog/mixed-signal and logic chips, expects to report 11-13% sequential growth in wafer shipments for...
Intel signs another foundry customer
May 6, 11:30
Microsemi has announced it is leveraging Intel's foundry technology for the development of advanced high-performance digital ICs and system-on-chip (SoC) solutions using Intel's 22nm...
VPEC 1Q13 profits jump 94%
Apr 30, 15:28
Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC), a Taiwan-based supplier of GaAs epi-wafers for fabricating power amplifiers (PA), saw its first-quarter profits soar 94.1% sequentially with...
SMIC names new COO
Apr 29, 10:18
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), China's top chipmaker, has announced that VP of North Operations Haijun Zhao has been appointed chief operating officer effective...
TSMC MEMS foundry biz expanding, says Yole
Apr 26, 10:29
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) MEMS foundry business enjoyed an approximately 80% rise in 2012, achieving around US$42 million in sales. The significant growth...
TSMC to raise additional NT$100 billion in 2Q13
Mar 27, 15:09
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been engaged in fundraising activities aimed at enhancing its ability to finance technology upgrades and capacity expansions,...
TSMC facing increased competition at 28nm
Mar 21, 11:50
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is facing increased competition in the 28nm market, as rival companies have entered mass production of 28nm chips and are able to...
GaAs firms post mixed results in February
Mar 14, 15:45
GaAs IC foundries Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC) have both reported decreased revenues for February, while upstream epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics...
UMC to buy back shares
Stockwatch - Mar 14, 12:32
United Microelectronics (UMC) has unveiled plans to buy back up to NT$15.5 billion (US$447 million) of its shares and distribute them to employees. The share buyback will be the first...
SMIC ends 2012 with record revenues
Feb 7, 11:54
Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) saw its revenues climb to a record US$485.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Revenues for the entire year also hit an all-time...
ESMT to acquire part of Powerchip foundry fab
Stockwatch - Jan 21, 22:31
Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT), a Taiwan-based provider of niche-market memory chips, has announced plans to buy part of the facilities at one of Powerchip Technology's...
Samsung moves up in foundry ranking
Jan 16, 10:37
IC Insights has released its 2012 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) remained the leader while Samsung Electronics surpassed...
TSMC 1Q13 sales to drop 7-11%
Jan 11, 15:48
A seasonal slowdown in orders for smartphones and tablets will drag down sales at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the first quarter of 2013. The foundry is expected...
Win Semi, VPEC December sales rise
Jan 7, 22:03
GaAs foundry Win Semiconductors and Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC), a supplier of GaAs epi-wafers, have both reported sequential growth in sales for December 2012.
TSMC could build new fabs anywhere, says chairman
Dec 21, 15:20
In response to rumors that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) could follow Globalfoundries in building a wafer fab in New York, TSMC chairman and CEO Morris Chang has...
UMC, VIS November sales down
Dec 7, 16:50
Foundry chipmakers United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have both reported decreases in November 2012 revenues from the previous...