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Xilinx ships 16nm chips ahead of schedule

Oct 2, 15:24

Xilinx has announced it is shipping 16nm multiprocessor SoCs (MPSoC) to customers a quarter ahead of schedule. The early release of the Zynq UltraScale+ MPSoC enables Xilinx customers...

Globalfoundries developing 10nm in-house

Oct 2, 10:57

Globalfoundries plans to develop 10nm process technology in-house instead of relying on licensing from Samsung, according to industry sources.


Upgraded components in iPhone 6S Plus costs Apple an extra US$16 per device, says IHS

Oct 1, 10:07

Upgraded components in the new iPhone 6S Plus cost US$16 more than the components in the earlier iPhone 6 Plus. The bill of materials (BOM) for an iPhone 6S Plus equipped with 16GB...

Taiwan high court rules in favor of ASE in pollution case

Sep 30, 11:43

The Kaohsiung branch of Taiwan's high court has overturned a district court ruling by acquitting Advanced Semiconductor Engineering and its five employees of pollution charges in...

Taiwan IC design firms to post gross margin decreases in 3Q15

Sep 30, 11:08

Most Taiwan-based fabless IC firms are expected to report sequential decreases of 1pp to 2pp in gross margins for the third quarter of 2015, due to falling chip prices, according...

ASE argues SPIL shares offered to Foxconn at low price

Sep 29, 20:30

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has argued that the implied price of Siliconware Precision Industries' (SPIL) new shares to be issued and sold to Foxconn Electronics (Hon...

SPIL to seek shareholders approval for stock-swap deal with Foxconn

Sep 29, 15:24

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) will hold a shareholders meeting on October 15, seeking approval for an increase in the company's authorized share capital and its planned...

M&A activity continues through uncertain business climate, says IC Insights

Sep 29, 10:01

In July 2015, IC Insights examined the huge surge of M&A activity in the IC industry during the first six months of 2015. In just the first half of 2015, announced semiconductor...

Equipment vendors launch cost-saving programs for clients looking to migrate to 10nm

Sep 25, 15:05

Semiconductor equipment companies including Applied Materials, ASML and Lam Research have launched refurbish and spare parts programs to help their clients save manufacturing costs...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan 3Q15 top foundries combined revenues to fall

Sep 25, 14:30

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries are experiencing a particularly weak third quarter with their combined revenues set to decrease 0.8% sequentially and 3.7% on year, according to Digitimes...

GlobalWafers listed on OTC

Sep 25, 14:25

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers started trading on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at an initial price of NT$61.5 (US$1.88) per share on September...

IC backend houses to stay cautious as TSMC warns of sales drop in 4Q15

Sep 25, 12:28

With Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) forecasting a sequential decline in fourth-quarter revenues, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and other backend companies...

Taiwan August manufacturing production index down, says MOEA

Sep 24, 15:55

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 104.28 for August 2015, decreasing 4.73% on month and 5.52% on year, according to statistics released by the...

ASE opposes SPIL-Foxconn tie-up

Sep 24, 10:16

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has issued a statement expressing its opposition to Siliconware Precision Industries' (SPIL) share-swap deal with Foxconn Electronics (Hon...

TSMC expects sales drop in 4Q15

Sep 23, 16:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced that its third-quarter revenues will exceed its guidance given in mid-July, thanks to a more favorable US dollar exchange...

Cadence offers design tools for TSMC InFO packaging

Sep 23, 15:58

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its Allegro system-in-package (SiP) and physical verification system (PVS) implementation technologies have been enabled for TSMC's integrated...

UMC enters volume production for touchscreen controllers using 0.11-micron eFlash process

Sep 23, 15:55

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the volume production of chips for touchscreen controller applications, built using the foundry's 0.11-micron eFlash process.

Taiwan August employment stable, says DGBAS

Sep 23, 12:27

Taiwan had 456,000 jobless citizens in August 2015, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.90% which rose 0.08 percentage point on month but dropped 0.18 percentage point on year,...

ASE obtains 25% SPIL shares

Sep 23, 11:28

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) announced on September 22 it has purchased 25% shares of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), achieving its acquisition goal.

SPIL dismisses rumors about merger talks with three other backend houses

Sep 23, 11:14

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has dismissed rumors, saying it is not in talks for a share-swap merger with ChipMOS Technologies, King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) and...

Ardentec to post single-digit sequential revenue growth in 3Q15, says report

Newswatch - Sep 21, 21:09

Semiconductor wafer testing service provider Ardentec is expected to post single-digit sequential growth in revenues for the third quarter of 2015, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA)...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$2.7 billion in January-August, says MOEA

Sep 21, 20:48

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 2,434 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$2.726 billion from January to August 2015,...

Taiwan August export order value down on month, year, says MOEA

Sep 21, 20:40

Taiwan received export orders worth US$35.03 billion in total in August 2015, decreasing 3.5% on month and 8.3% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic...

Microcontroller market growth tied to rise in IoT applications

Sep 21, 20:34

The market for microcontroller units (MCUs) used in Internet of things (IoT) applications is on the rise, which is having a positive effect on overall MCU market growth, according...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts August book-to-bill ratio of 1.06

Sep 21, 15:45

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.67 billion in orders worldwide in August 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.06,...

Large-screen smartphones erode total personal computing unit growth, says IC Insights

Sep 21, 15:16

Five years ago, touchscreen tablets began pouring into the personal computing marketplace, stealing growth from standard personal computers and signaling the start of what has been...

SPIL employees protest against ASE takeover bid

Sep 18, 16:16

In Taiwan, over 200 employees of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) rallied in front of the Ministry of Labor (MOL) headquarters on September 18, expressing concerns that their...

Over 200 SPIL employees protest against ASE takeover bid

ASE acquisition of SPIL shares reaches required minimum

Sep 18, 15:25

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced that its acquisition of the Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) common shares and ADRs (American depositary receipts) already...

Recent executive changes at chipmakers

Sep 18, 11:31

There were executive changes recently at chipmakers including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Micron Technology, which have drawn...

SMIC growing its 28nm client base

Sep 18, 10:42

Broadcom and Huawei's subsidiary HiSilicon will become SMIC's 28nm customers, in addition to Qualcomm, according to Shiuh-Wuu Lee, executive VP of technology development for the China-based...

SMIC to make Freescale chips designed specifically for China

Sep 18, 10:36

Freescale Semiconductor has announced that a series of its i.MX family of applications processors tailored to the China market will be manufactured at Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Cadence announces IP portfolio for TSMC 10nm FinFET process

Sep 17, 15:46

Cadence Design Systems has announced an intellectual property (IP) portfolio for TSMC's 10nm FinFET (N10) process. Cadence has already secured multiple design wins with this portfolio...

SMIC, China National Fund and Qualcomm sign letter of intent to invest in SJsemi

Sep 17, 11:21

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) announced on September 16 that the company has signed a letter of intent with China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund (CICIIF)...

SPIL finds more reasons to partner with Foxconn, says Lin

Sep 17, 11:19

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) believes that its vertical alliance with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will generate better outcomes than a horizontal alliance...

The chairmen of Foxconn and SPIL present

MEMS firm mCube expects shipments to double in 2H15

Sep 16, 12:18

Silicon Valley-based mCube shipped a total of 30 million MEMS motion sensors in the first half of 2015. Shipments are expected to double to 60 million units in the second half of...

Ben Lee, president and CEO for mCube
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  • Panasonic+GaN+power+transistors

    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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