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Taiwan foundries seeing brisk demand from fabless firms

Oct 20, 15:46

Taiwan-based IC foundries including 8-inch ones have seen orders from their local fabless clients grow, which would indicate a particularly strong fourth quarter for Taiwan's IC industry,...

TSMC raises IC market forecasts for 2017

Oct 20, 14:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revised upward its forecasts for global foundry and overall IC market outlook for 2017 to a 7% and 16% growth, respectively,...

TSMC 7nm ready for mass production in 1H18

IC makers maximize 300mm, 200mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Oct 20, 10:19

With the prospects of large 450mm wafers going nowhere, IC manufacturers are increasing efforts to maximize fabrication plants using 300mm and 200mm diameter silicon substrates. The...

IC Insights raises 2017 IC market forecast to 22% growth

Oct 19, 14:28

IC Insights has raised its IC market growth rate forecast for 2017 to 22%, up 6pp from its previous estimate of 16% growth.

Goodix obtains fingerprint sensor orders for new Huawei devices

Oct 18, 14:47

Goodix Technology has obtained fingerprint sensor orders from Huawei for the newly-unveiled Mate 10 devices, according to the China-based IC design house.

Kinsus 4Q17 revenues to rise by up to 20%, says report

Oct 18, 14:36

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to enjoy an up to 20% sequential increase in fourth-quarter 2017 revenues, driven mainly by a ramp-up of orders for substrate-like...

Yield rates for iPhone X components improving

Oct 17, 11:00

Yield rates for certain iPhone X components have improved and become more stable, and shipments of the smartphone are set to grow substantially after October, according to sources...

iPhone X components supply has become stable

ACTT complete IoT solutions available on SMIC 55nm eFlash platform

Oct 13, 10:54

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Chengdu Analog Circuit Technology (ACTT) have jointly announced the availability of ACTT's analog IP solutions on SMIC's 55nm...

Chipbond posts record 3Q17 revenues

Oct 13, 10:52

Chipbond Technology's consolidated revenues climbed to a record high of about NT$5 billion (US$165.3 million) in the third quarter of 2017. Market watchers expect the company to post...

Taiwan IC designers to rely on emerging markets for 4Q17 growth

Oct 13, 10:45

Taiwan-based IC design houses have seen orders from China's smartphone market slow down, but orders from vendors launching handsets in emerging markets like India have surged recently,...

Himax reportedly supplying WLO chips for iPhone X face ID

Oct 12, 15:10

Fabless IC firm Himax Technologies has begun shipments of chips based on wafer-level optics (WLO) technology to Apple, according to industry sources. The solution is reportedly a...

ASE, SPIL 3Q17 revenues increase

Oct 12, 11:01

IC packagers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have reported sequential increases of 11.9% and 7.5%, respectively, in consolidated...

Pure-play foundries boosting presence in China

Oct 12, 10:58

With the rise of fabless IC companies in China, demand for foundry services in the country has also increased. In total, pure-play foundry sales in China are expected to increase...

TSMC 3nm fab plan to create huge biz opportunities for supply chains

Oct 5, 14:06

The decision made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) to build its 3nm wafer fab in the Southern Taiwan Science Park has won acclaims from both member firms of the TSMC Grand...

Plant construction geared up at major China memory bases

Oct 2, 16:05

China's three major memory production bases, Wuhan, Fujiang and Hefei, are seeing construction of DRAM and NAND flash manufacturing plants moving into high gear, with the No. 1 plant...

Yangtze Memory Tech (YMTC) holds a topping-out ceremony for a new plant

Staying focused on profitability: Q&A with UMC co-president SC Chien

Oct 2, 11:45

United Microelectronics (UMC) recently disclosed plans to expand its 28nm process offering by launching 28nm HPC and 28nm HPC Plus nodes, and introduce a further improved version...

UMC co-president SC Chien

China to install first EUV equipment as early as 2019, says ASML executive

Oct 2, 10:30

Major China-based IC foundries are already in talks with ASML about the installation of their first extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment for the manufacture of 7nm chips,...

country manager of ASML China

Power transistor growth returns after volatile period, says IC Insights

Sep 29, 11:37

Since the 2009 semiconductor downturn and strong 2010 recovery year, power transistor sales have been rocked by market volatility, falling in three of the last five years because...

MEMS sensor demand for smartphones, automotive surging

Sep 26, 15:42

MEMS sensor demand for smartphones and automotive applications has been surging, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC backend houses, which have enjoyed a ramp-up of orders placed...

Sigurd to enter board of Winstek

Sep 26, 10:30

Winstek Semiconductor (formerly STATS ChipPAC Taiwan Semiconductor) is scheduled to hold a shareholders meeting on November 15 to re-elect its board of directors. Sigurd Microelectronics...

Beijing, Shanghai IC sectors prospering

Sep 25, 15:30

The flourishing IC industries in Beijing and Shanghai has been pushing forward China's overall IC industry development, enabling the rapid rise of China in the global marketplace...

Taiwan IC backend firms to enjoy strong 4Q17

Sep 25, 11:57

A ramp-up of orders for communications chips, as well as TV panel-use driver ICs and TDDI (touch with display driver) chips, will enable Taiwan-based IC backend firms to enjoy a particularly...

Taiwan fabless IC firms seeing orders pull in from China

Sep 25, 10:51

Taiwan-based fabless chipmakers including suppliers of LCD driver ICs, consumer electronics ICs, PC peripherals, networking and communications chips, have recently seen orders from...

Robust memory, panel demand to drive Supreme sales growth in 2H17

Sep 22, 12:35

Taiwan-based Supreme Electronics, a major IC distributor for Samsung Electronics, is expected to report strong results for the second half of 2017 driven by rising memory prices and...

Supply of 12-inch silicon wafers to stay tight through 2019

Sep 22, 11:11

The global supply of 12-inch silicon wafers will further tighten over the next two years, when new fabs in China are set to come online, according to industry sources.

12-inch wafer supply to remain tight through 2019

TSMC to hold over 70% of PWM IC orders from Qualcomm

Sep 21, 14:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to grab 70-80% of the total orders for Qualcomm's new-generation power management ICs (PWM IC), according to industry...

qualcomm

Leading-edge paves way for pure-play foundry growth, says IC Insights

Sep 20, 13:55

In 2017, the 7% increase in the total pure-play foundry market is forecast to be almost entirely due to an 18% jump in sub-40nm feature size device sales, according to IC Insights.

Edom 3Q17 revenues to increase over 20% sequentially

Sep 19, 13:56

Edom Technology, which distributes products for chip vendors such as Nvidia and Skyworks, is expected to report over 20% revenue growth sequentially for the third quarter of 2017,...

SMIC, Brite and Synopsys team up for IoT platform

Sep 19, 11:40

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), Brite Semiconductor and Synopsys have teamed up to develop a platform that enables designers, system integrators and OEMs to accelerate...

MJC striving for more orders for logic chips from Taiwan

Sep 19, 11:02

Specializing in the manufacture of wafer probe cards for testing DRAM and flash memory chips, Micronics Japan (MJC) has recently put increased focus on its logic IC testing business...

MJC looking to expand probe card business in non-memory fields

Talent counts most in China IC development, says former SMIC CEO

Sep 18, 14:32

The most critical key to achieving a breakthrough in the development of China's semiconductor industry rests with talent, instead of funds, markets or government policy support, according...

Richard Zhang, former CEO of SMIC

IC Insights finds continued adversarial relationship between DRAM buyers and suppliers

Sep 15, 12:27

The DRAM market has been historically the most volatile of the major IC product segments, according to IC Insights, adding that the average selling price (ASP) for DRAM has more than...

IC packager ASE reportedly enters Amazon supply chain

Sep 15, 11:04

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has cut into the supply chain for Amazon's datacenter construction set to begin between 2017 and 2018, by providing 2.5D IC packaging services...

SEMICON Taiwan 2017: Brewer Science showcasing innovative materials for EUV and 3D IC manufacturing

Sep 14, 13:44

With the semiconductor-manufacturing industry needing the high computing power that can only be achieved through advanced node logic and memory, as well as the heterogeneous-integration...

Gudeng obtains FOUP orders from China 12-inch foundries

Sep 14, 11:37

Gudeng Precision Industrial has obtained front opening unified pod (FOUP) orders from a number of 12-inch foundries including United Semiconductor (Xiamen), Huali Microelectronics...

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    Samsung 14nm chips for wearables

    Samsung Electronics has announced mass production of the Exynos 7 Dual 727 mobile application processor (AP) designed specifically for wearable devices with 14nm FinFET process technology...

    Photo: Company, Oct 18.

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    Samsung Bio-Processor

    Samsung Electronics has announced it is mass producing an all-in-one advanced system logic chip for the health-oriented wearables market, the Bio-Processor. The Samsung Bio-Processor...

    Photo: Company, Jan 5.

  • KLA%2DTencor+2910+series+optical+inspection+system+and+eDR%2D7100+e%2Dbeam+review+tool

    KLA-Tencor 2910 series optical inspection system and eDR-7100 e-beam review tool

    KLA-Tencor has announced the new 2910 series optical wafer defect inspection platform with NanoPoint technology and the new eDR-7100 electron-beam wafer defect review system. Meeting...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

  • KLA%2DTencor+Surfscan+SP3

    KLA-Tencor Surfscan SP3

    KLA-Tencor has announced a new generation in the Surfscan family of wafer defect and surface quality inspection systems: the Surfscan SP3. As the first unpatterned wafer inspection...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

  • ZMDI+ZSSC3008+sensor+IC

    ZMDI ZSSC3008 sensor IC

    Zentrum Mikroelektronik Dresden (ZMDI), a supplier of analog and mixed-signal solutions for automotive, industrial and medical applications, has introduced the ZSSC3008 sensor signal...

    Photo: Company, Jul 14.

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