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IC design houses to increase wafer orders for 2Q15

Jan 30, 16:09

A number of Taiwan-based IC design houses have decided to book more wafer orders for the second quarter of 2015 due to tight production capacity at wafer foundry houses, according...

Memory suppliers account for more than 60% of 300mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Jan 29, 19:45

IC Insights has published a ranking of the industry's largest IC manufacturers in terms of installed 300mm wafer start capacity in 2014. Included in the list are four companies from...

SPIL gearing up for fan-out WLP

Jan 29, 19:39

Siliconware Precision Industries' (SPIL) fan-out type wafer level packaging (WLP) will be ready for mass production in 2016, company chairman Bough Lin said during a January 28 investors...

SPIL 2014 profits almost double

Jan 29, 19:35

Packaging and testing company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has reported net profits of NT$11.73 billion (US$375.7 million) for 2014, up 99.1% from a year earlier. Earnings...

UMC looks to wafer shipment and ASP growth in 1Q15

Jan 28, 22:10

United Microelectronics (UMC) has forecast its wafer shipments will rise 2-3% sequentially in the first quarter of 2015, as its capacity utilization rate will hover around 90%, and...

UMC expects to enjoy a particularly strong 1Q15

PTI profits soar in 2014

Jan 28, 15:33

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) swung to net profits of NT$3.24 billion (US$104.3 million) from losses of NT$3.21 billion in 2013. Net EPS for 2014 came to...

Intel cooperates with Spreadtrum, Rockchip to tap China mobile chip solution market

Jan 28, 15:18

Intel has closely cooperated with China-based IC design houses Spreadtrum Communications and Rockchip Electronics to promote its platforms in the China market in order to compete...

Lite-On Semi looks to flat performance in 1Q15

Jan 27, 21:39

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to report flat sequential growth in first-quarter sales bucking seasonal trends, according to market...

Taiwan December manufacturing production index up on month, year, says MOEA

Jan 26, 23:23

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 111.45 for December 2014, increasing by 3.74% on month and by 7.29% on year, according to statistics released...

North America semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 0.98 in December, says SEMI

Jan 26, 10:47

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.37 billion in orders worldwide in December 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.98,...

Cypress licenses 40nm embedded flash IP to UMC

Jan 23, 10:19

Cypress Semiconductor and United Microelectronics (UMC) have jointly announced that UMC licensed Cypress's SONOS (silicon-oxide-nitride-oxide-silicon) embedded flash memory intellectual...

Samsung and Apple remain top semiconductor customers, says Gartner

Jan 23, 09:57

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2014, representing a combined semiconductor demand of 17%, according to Gartner. Samsung and Apple together...

PCB equipment makers Csun, Ampoc sales to show steady growth in 1H15

Jan 22, 20:10

Csun Manufacturing and Ampoc Far East are both expected to report flat or slight growth in the first half of 2015, thanks to continued brisk orders for wet-process PCB manufacturing...

IC market CAGR rebounds but growth remains below 30-year average, says IC Insights

Jan 22, 15:51

Judging from the IC market size at the beginning and end of each decade since the 1980s and the corresponding CAGR for each 10-year period, IC Insights has recognized the importance...

Taiwan December unemployment rate down on month, year, says DGBAS

Jan 22, 15:46

Taiwan had 439,000 jobless citizens in December 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.79% and down 0.1pp on month and 0.29pp on year, according to statistics released by the...

Equipment maker Mirle to post 20% revenue growth in 2015

Jan 21, 15:37

Mirle Automation currently has a backlog of orders totaling NT$3.8 billion (US$120 million), with order visibility stretching to third-quarter 2015. The supplier of automatic systems...

UMC and Cadence collaborate to deliver 28nm design reference flow for ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore-based SoC

Jan 21, 13:49

Cadence Design Systems has announced that United Microelectronics (UMC) used its implementation and signoff tools to produce a silicon-ready 28nm ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore-based System-on-Chip...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$5.7 billion in 2014, says MOEA

Jan 21, 11:58

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 3,577 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) totaling US$5.770 billion in 2014, respectively increasing 11.57%...

Inspection service company Sporton looks to revenue growth in 1H15

Jan 21, 11:44

Taiwan-based Sporton International, which provides mobile device testing and certification services, expects to generate on-year revenue growth in the first half of 2015 thanks to...

Taiwan December export order value marks second high, says MOEA

Jan 20, 20:17

Taiwan received export orders worth US$44.23 billion in total in December 2014, the second highest monthly figure on record with growth of 1.6% on month and 4.5% on year, according...

ChipMOS to allocate 30-40% of capex for driver-IC testing

Jan 19, 21:31

Packaging and testing firm ChipMOS Technologies will allocate 30-40% of its planned capex for 2015 for upgrading its production lines for LCD driver ICs, according to the company.

Worldwide semiconductor sales to rise 5% in 2015, says Gartner

Jan 19, 10:49

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$358 billion in 2015, a 5.4% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. The forecast is down from the research firm's previous...

Equipment supplier Scientech positive about 1Q15

Jan 19, 10:45

Semiconductor equipment supplier Scientech is positive about its business outlook for the first quarter of 2015, citing brisk demand for advanced process manufacturing.

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to increase 0.8% in 2015, says Gartner

Jan 19, 10:43

Despite strong growth of 12.9% in 2014, worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to only grow 0.8% to US$65.7 billion in 2015, according to Gartner.

Chipbond, ChipMOS 1Q15 sales to drop 5-10%

Jan 19, 10:36

LCD driver IC packaging and testing houses Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies are both expected to see their first-quarter 2015 sales decrease 5-10% sequentially, compared...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 ships as scheduled for Xiaomi and LG product launches

Jan 16, 16:14

Qualcomm's top-notch product in 2015, the Snapdragon 810, has been rumored to have defects and see unstable mass production with some media even speculating that volume production...

TSMC to prevail in FinFET segment in 2016 and beyond, says company chairman

Jan 16, 15:49

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will gain a majority of market share in the FinFET segment in 2016 although it will lose out to rival Samsung Electronics in 2015,...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Samsung and Globalfoundries reportedly win majority of A9 orders

Jan 15, 23:17

Samsung Electronics and Globalfoundries have secured a combined 70% of orders for Apple's A9 processors with their 14nm FinFET technology, according to industry sources.

Globalfoundries and Linear to offer joint analog solution for wearables and MEMS sensors markets

Jan 15, 23:17

Contract chipmaker Globalfoundries and Linear Dimensions Semiconductor, which specializes in low-power analog and mixed-signal integrated circuits, have announced that they are working...

ASE announces spin-off of subsidiary USI

Jan 15, 23:16

The board of directors of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) on January 15 passed resolutions to spin off its subsidiary Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), as part of an...

TSMC reports 4.8% increase in 4Q14 net income

Jan 15, 16:09

TSMC has announced consolidated revenues of NT$222.52 billion (US$6.96 billion), net income of NT$79.99 billion, and diluted earnings per share (EPS) of NT$3.08 (US$0.50 per ADR unit)...

Taiwan 2015 export value to grow 3.58% on year, says TAITRA

Jan 14, 23:11

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$295.2 billion for 2014, increasing on year by 2.75%, and the value for 2015 is expected to increase by 3.58% on year, according to Taiwan...

Samsung said to dump Qualcomm chip in Galaxy S6

Jan 14, 23:10

Rumors have circulated in the industry that Samsung Electronics will dump Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor for use in its next-generation Galaxy S-series flagship smartphone, in...

TSMC sales likely to disappoint in 2Q15

Jan 14, 23:07

TSMC's sales for second-quarter 2015 will likely be affected by a slowdown in processor orders for Apple's iPhone 6 devices and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 overheating issues, according...

TSMC to face tough questions on Qualcomm orders

Jan 14, 16:07

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is to face a slew of tough questions to be asked by institutional investors at its upcoming investors conference to be held on January...

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  • 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.

  • Nvidia+Tegra+4+processor

    Nvidia Tegra 4 processor

    Nvidia has introduced Tegra 4 for smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, auto infotainment and navigation systems, and PCs. Previously codenamed Wayne, Tegra 4 features 72 custom...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

  • Computex+2012%3A+ASRock+reveals+the+new+Z77+Extreme9+motherboard

    Computex 2012: ASRock reveals the new Z77 Extreme9 motherboard

    The Z77 Extreme9 motherboard combines materials and overclockable configurations. The LED design is clad in air-channeling heatsink and south bridge, delivering heat dissipation...

    Photo: Company, Jun 11.

  • 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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