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SEMICON Taiwan 2015 to kick off with more than 700 exhibitors

Aug 28, 10:38

The 20th annual SEMICON Taiwan tradeshow will kick off on September 2 and run through September 4 at the TWTC Nangang Exhibition Hall. The show will host more than 700 exhibiting...

Semiconductor equipment suppliers brace for layoffs

Aug 28, 10:31

Layoffs could hit the global semiconductor equipment industry later in 2015, with some players considering cutting 10-15% of their workforce, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: China looks at 70% IC self-sufficiency in 2025

Aug 28, 10:28

China is aiming to improve the self-sufficiency rate for ICs in the nation to 40% in 2020, and boost the rate further to 70% in 2025, according to Digitimes Research.

SPIL receives tender offer from ASE

Aug 26, 15:25

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) on August 25 announced it has received notice of an unsolicited tender offer by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) to buy a major stake...

Digitimes Research: China government to support development of MCUs, CPUs, memory chips

Aug 26, 11:09

The China government will support local IC-design companies' development in the MCU, CPU,FPGA, MEMS and memory chips sectors through acquisitions during its current five-year economic...

Taiwan top court rules in favor of TSMC in lawsuit against ex-R&D director

Aug 25, 22:09

Taiwan's top court has ruled in favor of TSMC in a trade secret case against Liang Mong-song, a former senior director of R&D at TSMC. Liang has been accused of revealing TSMC's...

Commentary: ASE purchase of SPIL shares is positive

Aug 25, 16:18

Plans by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) to buy up to 25% of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) for an amount likely exceeding NT$30 billion (US$919 million) may be...

TSMC to cease solar manufacturing operations

Aug 25, 14:51

TSMC has announced that TSMC Solar, its 100%-owned subsidiary, will cease manufacturing operations at the end of August 2015 as TSMC believes that its solar business is no longer...

Taiwan July manufacturing production index up on month, down on year, says MOEA

Aug 24, 22:11

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 108.96 for July 2015, increasing 1.81% on month but decreasing 3.11% on year, according to statistics released...

TSMC stays neutral on ASE's bid for SPIL shares

Aug 24, 22:10

TSMC would not comment on Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) recently-announced bid to take up a major stake in Siliconware Precision (SPIL), according to the contract chip...

TSMC growing its 16nm client base

Aug 24, 16:30

Foundry chipmaker TSMC has been actively pursuing 16nm FinFET chip orders in order to gain a majority of market share in the FinFET segment starting 2016, according to market sourc...

ASE seeking to buy up to 25% stake in SPIL

Aug 24, 11:04

Semiconductor assembly and test company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is not seeking involvement in the operation of Siliconware Precision (SPIL) despite its bid to take...

ASE CFO

Taiwan July unemployment rate up on month, down on year, says DGBAS

Aug 24, 11:02

Taiwan had 445,000 jobless citizens in July 2015, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.82% which rose 0.11pp on month but dropped 0.20pp on year, according to statistics released...

North America semiconductor equipment industry posts July book-to-bill ratio of 1.02, says SEMI

Aug 21, 14:46

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.59 billion in orders worldwide in July 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.02,...

Ardentec 1H15 profits rise 8%

Stockwatch - Aug 21, 14:44

Semiconductor wafer testing service provider Ardentec has reported net profits of NT$517 million (US$16.1 million) for the first half of 2015, up 8.2% on year. EPS for the six-month...

Taiwan science parks post January-June total revenues of over NT$1 trillion, says MOST

Aug 21, 14:21

The three science parks developed and operated by Taiwan's government, Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP), generated...

Second-tier IC foundries face low utilization in 4Q15

Aug 21, 10:51

Second-tier IC foundries will struggle to maintain their capacity utilization rates above 60% in the fourth quarter of 2015, due to disappointing demand for smartphones, tablets,...

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China pushes for homegrown display driver IC industry

Aug 20, 21:44

China is looking to build a homegrown panel-use driver IC industry in Hefei, China, which will likely threaten Taiwan's IC driver IC sector, according to industry sources.

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$2.3 billion in January-July, says MOEA

Aug 20, 21:38

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 2,068 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$2.310 billion in January-July 2015, increasing...

Taiwan July export order value down, says MOEA

Aug 20, 21:36

Taiwan received export orders worth US$36.29 billion in total in July 2015, decreasing 0.8% on month and 5% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

China IC foundries, backend firms soliciting orders from Taiwan

Aug 20, 21:11

China-based IC foundries including Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), and backend firms such as Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology...

MCU shipments surge but falling prices sap sales growth, says IC Insights

Aug 20, 15:58

Microcontrollers (MCU) are in the middle of an incredible wave of unit growth, but unprecedented price erosion is keeping a lid on the increase of revenues, according to IC Insight...

GlobalWafers to expand capacity

Aug 20, 10:45

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers will expand production capacity through removing bottlenecks in existing production equipment, acquiring fellow makers, forming...

Startups and small electronics companies offer semiconductor vendors fast and stable growth, says Gartner

Aug 19, 20:35

Semiconductor companies need to diversify their sales strategy to focus on the large number of smaller organizations that offer fast and stable growth, rather than relying on big...

Macronix gearing up for automotive flash memory

Aug 19, 15:35

Macronix International has expanded its flash offerings to include solutions for automotive electronics, and aims to break into the world's top-two automotive NOR flash chipmakers...

Macronix chairman Miin Wu

Qualcomm still supplies modem chips for next iPhone, sources claim

Aug 17, 21:23

Qualcomm will still supply all the modem chips needed for the upcoming iPhone, but Apple is mulling multiple suppliers of modem chips for its 2017 series, industry sources have cla...

Taiwan 2Q15 economic growth rate downward adjusted to 0.52%, says DGBAS

Aug 17, 10:24

Taiwan's economic growth rate, on-year growth in GDP, for the second quarter of 2015 has been downward adjusted from 0.64% estimated in July, to 0.52%, according to the Directorate...

TV-panel driver IC suppliers remain pessimistic

Aug 14, 15:43

Panel-use LCD driver IC design houses and related backend suppliers have been conservative about demand for LCD TVs during the second half of 2015 despite the period being a traditional...

Taiwan IC production value slips 2.6% in 2Q15

Aug 14, 14:49

Taiwan's IC production value slid 2.6% sequentially to NT$555.9 billion (US$17.3 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center...

SMIC posts record 2Q15 revenues

Aug 13, 11:42

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported record revenues of US$546.6 million for the second quarter of 2015, and expects to post another...

Taiwan foundries may soon get green light for 12-inch fabs in China, says report

Newswatch - Aug 12, 21:13

Taiwan-based semiconductor companies may soon be allowed to operate 12-inch fabs in China, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report...

Silicon wafer shipments rise 2.5% in 2Q15, says SEMI

Aug 12, 21:11

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2015 when compared to first-quarter area shipments, according to SEMI.

TSMC board approves US$1.2 billion for advanced technology capacity expansion

Aug 11, 21:45

The board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved capital appropriations of approximately US$1.237 billion for expanding capacity for advanced-node manufacturing,...

TSMC says 16nm ramp on schedule

Aug 11, 16:07

TSMC has maintained that volume production and ramp of its 16nm process is proceeding smoothly in line with its schedule, amid media speculation indicating the foundry is seeing a...

Inspection tool maker HMI sees revenues down sharply in July

Newswatch - Aug 11, 15:31

Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, saw its revenues slide 90.97% on...

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    Panasonic GaN power transistors

    Panasonic has announced that it will launch the industry's smallest enhancement-mode gallium nitride (GaN) power transistors (X-GaN) package. The GaN is encapsulated into 8x8 dual-flat...

    Photo: Company, May 20.

  • Samsung+Exynos+7+Octa

    Samsung Exynos 7 Octa

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of mobile application processors built using 14nm FinFET process technology. Samsung's 14nm FinFET process will be adopted by its Exynos...

    Photo: Company, Feb 24.

  • New+EVG+roll%2Dto%2Droll+system

    New EVG roll-to-roll system

    EV Group (EVG), a supplier of wafer bonding and lithography equipment for the MEMS, nanotechnology and semiconductor markets, has introduced the EVG570R2R, which the company claims...

    Photo: Company, Oct 11.

  • 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.

  • Applied+SEMVision+G6+defect+analysis+system+

    Applied SEMVision G6 defect analysis system

    Applied Materials has announced a suite of new defect review and classification technologies for its SEMVision family of products to accelerate time to yield for leading-edge chip...

    Photo: Company, Jul 15.

  • 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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