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Worldwide semiconductor foundry market grows 16.1% in 2014, says Gartner

Apr 17, 11:08

The worldwide semiconductor foundry market grew 16.1% in 2014 to achieve US$46.9 billion in revenues, according to final results by Gartner.

Digitimes Research: China foundry houses to optimize specialty processes for IoT

Apr 15, 11:36

China-based foundry houses, including Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), XMC and Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing, are expected to focus on developing specialty...

Capacity utilization rates at foundry houses to dip slightly in 2Q15

Apr 14, 21:43

Capacity utilization rates at Taiwan-based wafer foundries are expected to drop slightly in the second quarter of 2015 as IC design houses have reduced their wafer orders amid slack...

UMC, VIS report increased March revenues

Apr 10, 15:15

Contract chipmakers United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported on-year increases in consolidated revenues for March 2015 of 12.6% and...

TSMC March sales rise 15%

Apr 10, 14:32

Pure-play IC foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$72.27 billion (US$2.32 billion) for March 2015, up 15.4% on month and...

Win Semi 1Q15 sales rise 3.5%

Apr 8, 21:22

Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors saw its first-quarter revenues increase 3.5% sequentially bucking seasonal trends.

SEMI reports 2014 semiconductor materials sales of US$44.3 billion

Apr 7, 13:59

The global semiconductor materials market increased 3% in 2014 compared to 2013, while worldwide semiconductor revenues increased 10%, according to SEMI. Revenues of US$44.3 billion...

Foundry chipmaker Powerchip developing SoC for IoT

Mar 31, 10:45

Taiwan-based Powerchip Technology is developing a single-chip solution integrating embedded flash memory and ARM-based processors, targeting Internet of Things (IoT), according to...

Qualcomm, MediaTek shifting some 28nm chip orders away from TSMC

Mar 27, 10:42

Qualcomm and MediaTek have both shifted some of their 28nm chip orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to other foundry chipmakers that offer cheaper quotes,...

TSMC to supply chips for rumored iPhone 6S and 6C

Mar 25, 22:32

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will remain the major processor supplier for Apple in the second half of 2015 as the foundry will supply 20nm chips for an upcoming...

Win Semi looks to flat performance in 1Q15

Mar 16, 12:11

Win Semiconductors expects to report flat sequential growth in first-quarter revenues, with gross margin maintained at the levels during the second half of 2014. The GaAs pure-play...

SMIC gearing up for 28nm production

Mar 6, 13:59

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has made massive equipment purchases for installing 28nm production lines, according to sources in the semiconductor industry. The...

Foundry houses in China, Taiwan set to compete for specialty process orders

Mar 3, 21:01

Competition by foundry houses in China and Taiwan on specialty BSI (backside illuminated) technology is heating up after China-based SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International)...

Commentary: 14nm FinFET process, Galaxy S6 crucial to Samsung semiconductor business

Feb 26, 14:00

The debut of Samsung Electronics's new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S6 at the upcoming MWC 2015 will mark the world's first smartphone powered by a 14nm 3D FinFET processor and...

Digitimes Research: Global IC foundry output value to rise 12% in 2015

Feb 16, 20:48

Output value for the global IC foundry industry is forecast to reach US$54.8 billion in 2015, up 12% from US$49 billion in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

SMIC expects to post 2-5% revenue growth in 1Q15

Feb 10, 11:01

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) expects to post revenue growth of 2-5% sequentially in the first quarter of 2015, with gross margin reaching...

VIS expects 1-3% decrease in 1Q15 shipments

Feb 10, 10:58

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to report a 1-3% sequential decrease in wafer shipments for the first quarter of 2015. ASP for the quarter...

IC design houses to increase wafer orders for 2Q15

Jan 30, 16:09

A number of Taiwan-based IC design houses have decided to book more wafer orders for the second quarter of 2015 due to tight production capacity at wafer foundry houses, according...

UMC looks to wafer shipment and ASP growth in 1Q15

Jan 28, 22:10

United Microelectronics (UMC) has forecast its wafer shipments will rise 2-3% sequentially in the first quarter of 2015, as its capacity utilization rate will hover around 90%, and...

UMC expects to enjoy a particularly strong 1Q15

TSMC 4Q14 sales beat guidance

Jan 12, 11:07

Consolidated revenues at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) totaled NT$222.52 billion (US$6.97 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2014, beating the company's guidance...

IC designers ordering 8-inch wafer capacity in advance

Jan 6, 22:11

Fabless IC firms have decided to place orders for 8-inch wafer capacity for the year's hot seasons in the first quarter of 2015, as they anticipate 8-inch foundry capacity will remain...

UMC allowed to invest in 12-inch foundry in China

Jan 6, 10:45

United Microelectronics' (UMC) application to invest in a 12-inch foundry in Xiamen, China has been approved by Taiwan's investment commission. UMC is allowed to invest a total of...

Globalfoundries reportedly to likely delay 14nm ramp-up

Dec 30, 14:17

Globalfoundries has stopped deliveries of tools for 14nm to its fab, which would delay the foundry's production ramp-up of the process by one to two quarters, according to an industry...

IC design service firms partnering with foundry houses to solicit orders for advanced processes

Dec 24, 22:59

Taiwan-based Global Unichip and Alchip Technologies, two IC design service companies partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), have stepped up efforts to lure...

Qualcomm, MediaTek to diversify foundry sources, say industry watchers

Dec 19, 10:56

Qualcomm will contract both Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to manufacture its 1Xnm chips, whereas MediaTek is also likely to have more than...

14nm process to bring healthy competition among foundries: Q&A with Globalfoundries senior VP Chuck Fox

Dec 18, 14:35

The move by Globalfoundries to acquire IBM's semiconductor business unit and to team up with Samsung Electronics to aggressively step into the 14nm process market indicates the US-based...

Chuck Fox, globalfoundries

IC foundries gearing up for 8-inch fab expansions

Dec 17, 11:10

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is looking to expand production capacity at its 8-inch wafer fab in Shenzhen, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

UMC 4Q14 sales expected to rise

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 21:33

Consolidated sales at United Microelectronics (UMC) for the fourth quarter of 2014 are expected to outperform the previous quarter's levels, and beat the company's guidance of an...

Global IC foundry sales to rise 12% in 2015, says TSMC co-CEO

Dec 4, 21:21

The global IC foundry market is forecast to increase 12% in 2015, outpacing the overall semiconductor sector's 5% growth, said TSMC's co-CEO Mark Liu at the company's 14th annual...

TSMC will outperform the worldwide IC foundry market in 2015, says company co-CEO Liu

Fujitsu newly-formed foundry companies start operations

Dec 4, 11:36

Fujitsu semiconductor has announced that its newly-formed foundry companies have started operations.

AWSC responds to media reports on 4Q14 sales

Stockwatch - Dec 3, 14:36

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) has posted a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) stating it was not the source of Chinese-language reports from...

TSMC to hold annual supply chain forum on December 4

Dec 2, 14:25

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will hold its annual supply chain management forum on December 4, and is expected to reveal the latest developments on its 16nm and...

Gemtek Technology to adopt Cloud Foundry operational model

Nov 28, 15:05

Wireless networking/communication device maker Gemtek Technology, in order to transform its business operation, will adopt Cloud Foundry, a business operational model of integrating...

Taiwan IC designers see demand slowing down

Nov 24, 22:06

Demand for PC, 3G phone and consumer electronics ICs has slowed down recently, due to seasonal weakness, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC design houses.

TSMC board passes budget for capacity expansion

Nov 12, 22:09

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) board of directors has approved plans to spend US$5.57 billion to expand both advanced and mainstream technology capacities, and...

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