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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...

Taiwan IC design houses see lower 1Q11 gross margins

Jan 27, 15:33

Taiwan-based IC design houses are cautious about their gross margin performance during the first quarter of 2011, due to concerns that their foundry partners are considering raising...

ProMOS restructures business groups, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 24, 14:00

ProMOS Technologies has reorganized its business groups as it strives to diversify its product line beyond DRAM, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN)...

Ranks of leading-edge chip foundries dwindle, says iSuppli

Jan 24, 10:23

By the end of 2011, there may be only three remaining sources for high-volume and leading-edge semiconductor foundry manufacturing: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC),...

UMC to volume produce MEMS products in 2011

Jan 20, 02:10

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) announced on January 19 the company has produced custom MEMS sensor products, with volume production scheduled for later in 2011.

More hiring expected at TSMC in 2011, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 18, 14:07

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will likely hire more than 6,500 new employees in 2011, for new manufacturing operations in Taiwan, the Chinese-language Commercial...

Foundry capacity tight in 1Q11, say IC distributors

Jan 18, 11:51

Total chip inventory throughout the supply chain has slid to a safety stock level, after one quarter of inventory corrections at companies, according to sources at IC distributors,...

Shanghai Huali 12-inch fab pilot run delayed to end of 2011, says China media

Jan 17, 16:58

Construction of a 12-inch wafer fab by Shanghai Huali Microelectronics, which is majority-owned by the Shanghai government, has experienced delays, according to China media reports...

TSMC first pure-play foundry to join top-10 R&D spenders, says IC Insights

Jan 14, 16:25

The now well known trend of IC manufacturers abandoning the IDM fab business model to become fabless or fab-lite has resulted in, or is the result of, depending on the point of view,...

Ardentec to set up subsidiary in Korea

Jan 14, 01:55

Wafer probing service provider Ardentec plans to invest NT$353 million (US$12.2 million) to set up a wholly-owned subsidiary in South Korea, eyeing orders from local foundry chipmakers,...

IBM, Samsung announce joint research for future chips

Jan 13, 14:20

IBM and Samsung have jointly announced they will collaborate on basic research into new semiconductor materials, manufacturing processes and other technologies. The agreement calls...

China market: SMIC lands more IDM orders

Jan 13, 01:40

Foundry chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has grabbed more chip orders targeted mainly at China from international IDM companies, according to...

TSMC 4Q10 sales top guidance

Jan 10, 15:04

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) turned in NT$110.14 billion (US$3.77 billion) in fourth-quarter consolidated sales, higher than its target of NT$107-109 billion.

Specialty IC foundry VIS sees December sales rebound

Jan 10, 10:53

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw revenues increase 21.7% on month to NT$1.26 billion (US$43 million) in December 2010, ending a three-month streak of sequential decreases...

UMC December revenues up 9.5% on year

Jan 7, 14:57

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced revenues of NT$10.18 billion (US$345 million) for December 2010, up 9.53% from a year earlier. On a sequential...

TSMC reportedly sees Nvidia orders increase by 60%

Jan 6, 01:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly has seen its Nvidia orders increase by 60% mainly because of strong demand for Tegra 2 processors. TSMC declined to comment...

GaAs foundries post mixed 4Q10 results

Jan 5, 01:00

GaAs foundry house Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) saw revenues for December 2010 slip 15.5% sequentially to NT$153 million (US$5.25 million), yet fourth-quarter revenues...

VIS expected to post growth in 1Q11 revenues

Jan 3, 11:06

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is expected to enjoy single-digit revenue growth sequentially in the first quarter of 2011, buoyed by a pick-up in...

TSMC spends more than NT$30 billion on fab gear in December

Stockwatch - Dec 31, 14:08

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has spent more than NT$30 billion (US$1.03 billion) on equipment procurement, cleanroom facilities and factory building construction...

Episil seeing epi-wafer orders pick up, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 29, 16:09

Taiwan-based Episil Technologies, which makes silicon epitaxial wafers as well as providing foundry services at its 5- and 6-inch wafer fabs, has seen its epi-wafer production utilization...

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  • Foundry overview - Sep 2006

    Taiwan's semiconductor industry has begun to out-run its global peers, once more, in 2006. This followed a trough in 2004, caused by over-inventory, plus volatility in memory pricing...

  • Foundry industry overview - Jan 2005

    Foundry service providers primarily produce chips based on their customers’ or third-party firms’ intellectual property (IP). Some foundry firms also provide other types...

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