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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

UMC meets 1Q11 guidance, cautious about 2Q

Apr 27, 16:38

United Microelectronics (UMC) has said its first-quarter 2011 results came in line with its guidance. However, the contract chipmaker expressed caution about its outlook for the second...

TSMC utilization rate drops to 85-90% in 2Q11

Apr 25, 14:03

With orders from the communications sector slowing down, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to generate a 5% drop sequentially in total wafer starts in...

Intel names preferred quality supplier award winners for 2010

Apr 20, 11:21

Intel has announced 16 recipients of the Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award, which is part of a company program that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous...

SMIC to draw investment from China wealth fund

Apr 19, 10:26

Contract chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has announced a definitive investment agreement between the company and China Investment Corporation...

Specialty IC foundry VIS 1Q11 revenues below guidance

Apr 11, 12:44

Taiwan-based Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), a pure-play foundry specializing in analog/mixed-signal and logic ICs, has announced NT$1.32 billion (US$46 million) in revenues...

UMC March revenues up 6% on-month

Apr 8, 15:44

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) saw revenues increase 6.4% on month to NT$9.59 billion (US$332 million) in March 2011, ending a five-month streak of sequential decreases.

UMC gearing up for 12-inch capacity expansion, says report

Newswatch - Apr 6, 14:20

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to allocate almost 90% of company capex for 2011 to expand capacity at its 12-inch wafer plants, Fab 12A and Fab 12i, according to...

GaAs foundry Win Semi preps for listing on TSE, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 28, 15:07

Win Semiconductors, a major GaAs IC foundry, will soon submit an application to list its stock on the main board of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE), according to a Chinese-language...

AWSC March revenues set to climb over 40% sequentially

Mar 25, 01:00

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) is expected to enjoy a sequential growth of more than 40% in revenues in March 2011, thanks to a warming up in orders,...

GaAs IC foundry Win announce NT$7 billion in 2010 consolidated revenues

Mar 22, 01:55

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors announced that 2010 consolidated revenues rose 45% from 2009 to NT$7.059 billion (US$238.7 million), a new record. The company's first-quarter revenues...

UMC to buy Hejian shares for US$87 million

Stockwatch - Mar 17, 15:57

Taiwan-based pure-play foundry United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to acquire an up to 30% stake in its China-based counterpart Hejian Technology, with a total transaction...

AWSC to see revenues recover in March

Mar 16, 01:30

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) expects revenues to recover in March 2011 thanks to power amplifier (PA) maker Skyworks resuming normal orders.

China-based CRM sets up marketing subsidiary in Taiwan

Mar 15, 14:10

China Resources Microelectronics (CRM), a China-based provider of IC design, foundry, packaging/testing services and manufacturing of discrete devices, has initially invested NT$10...

Digitimes Insight: SEH plant suspension may hit global wafer supply chain

Mar 14, 15:52

While the massive tremor that ravaged the northeastern part of Japan did not cause damage to Japan's major production sites for DRAM and flash memory products, it may disrupt the...

UMC to provide foundry services for Sanken Electric

Mar 11, 01:05

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reached an agreement with Sanken Electric, under which the pure-play foundry will manufacture power semiconductor products for the Japan-based...

VIS cuts shipment growth forecast for 1Q11

Mar 10, 01:00

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has revised downward its shipment growth forecast for first-quarter 2011 to 20-22% from the previous estimate of 30%,...

UMC February revenues up 4% on year

Mar 8, 16:01

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced revenues of NT$9.01 billion (US$307 million) for February 2011, up 4.3% on year. On a sequential basis, however, UMC revenues...

TSMC sales target for 2011 unchanged, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 8, 15:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated that its target of 20% growth in 2011 sales, and earnings-before-tax growth of 20% on a long-term basis remain unchanged,...

Record capex leads to 28% fab equipment growth in 2011, says SEMI

Mar 3, 14:45

SEMI has updated data on over 200 facilities, including LED fabs. Using a thorough bottoms-up approach (tracking all projects fab by fab), the data reveal a 28% increase year-over-year...

Powerchip approved to extend maturity of loans for six months

Stockwatch - Mar 2, 12:09

Taiwan's Powerchip Technology has received approval to extend the maturity of its mid- and long-term loans for six months, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange...

iPad 2 to benefit PA makers and Taiwan GaAs foundry houses

Mar 2, 01:10

Component suppliers are expected to benefit from the iPad 2 's imminent launch. Both TriQuint Semiconductor and Skyworks Solutions will be the new Apple device's GaAs power amplifier...

Powerchip enjoys boost in foundry orders, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 24, 14:49

With fabless LCD driver IC firms upgrading their production from 8- to 12-inch fabs, Powerchip Technology's business shift towards a foundry model makes it an alternative supplier...

Emerging markets to drive China foundries' growth: Q&A with Digitimes Research analyst Nobunaga Chai

Feb 24, 10:21

China's foundries may not be able to compete head-to-head against the industry's global top-three players in the most advanced process technologies, but their opportunities lie elsewhere...

Nobunaga Chai
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