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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

TSMC has no overcapacity concerns, says chairman

Feb 24, 01:20

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) only builds capacity to meet the needs of its customers, and the company's advanced processing technology also encourages it to ramp...

TSMC outputs 5,000 wafers on 28nm a month in 1Q11, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 22, 12:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has processed more 12-inch wafers on 28nm processes in the first quarter of 2011, with monthly output ramping up to 5,000 units on...

SMIC returns to profitability after 5 years of losses

Feb 18, 13:54

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has announced that it swung to net profits of US$13.1 million in 2010, after five years of losses.

VIS looks to power management IC for growth

Feb 18, 12:22

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects power management chips (PWM IC) to account for 20% of the company's total revenues in 2011, compared to 17%...

VIS January revenues up 12% on order rebound

Feb 10, 15:42

With LCD driver IC clients having completed inventory adjustments, specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw revenues increase 12.3% sequentially to NT$1.41...

TSMC, UMC post mixed January sales

Feb 10, 15:04

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has posted consolidated revenues of NT$ 35.37 billion (US$1.23 billion) for January 2011, up 1.4% on month and 17.4% on year.

GaAs foundries VPEC, AWSC and Win Semi report mixed January results

Feb 9, 01:50

GaAs foundry house Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) posted a new monthly sales record with NT$186 million (US$6.43 million) in January revenues, up 16.3% sequentially. Fellow...

IC foundry suppliers heading for record capex in 2011, says IC Insights

Feb 8, 13:21

A tremendous surge in capital spending plans among some of the largest pure-play and IDM foundries in 2011 may result in an overcapacity situation in the foundry business by the end...

VIS utilization rate to rise in 1Q11

Feb 1, 12:22

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects its capacity utilization rate will climb to 84-86% in the first quarter of 2011 compared to 73% in the previous quarter. The company...

TSMC more upbeat on sales, chip market outlook for 2011

Jan 28, 01:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) projects its consolidated revenues will climb over 20% in 2011, company chairman and CEO Morris Chang said during a January 27 investors...

Morris Chang

TSMC posts record 2010; plans US$7.8 billion in 2011 capex

Jan 27, 16:53

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated revenues and net profits for 2010 both hit all-time highs. Consolidated sales for the last quarter of...

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