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Power transistors to see less volatility in second half of decade, says IC Insights

Jun 24, 16:07

Greater demand for energy efficiency in systems, cars, portable electronics and new connections to the Internet of Things (IoT) will steadily drive power transistor sales to new record-high...

Beijing to build new IC industrial park with total investment of CNY4 billion, says report

Jun 24, 14:54

A total investment of CNY4 billion (US$608 million) will be poured into the establishment of a new IC industrial park at the Zhongguancun (Haidian) Science Park in Beijing, according...

China makers count on government subsidies for profits, says report

Jun 24, 14:26

The amount of government subsidies received by major players in China's flat panel, semiconductor and LED industries reached 20-50% of their recurring net income in the latest three...

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

Jun 24, 10:31

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 109.35 for May 2016, increasing 5.90% on month and 1.93% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...

Marketech 2016 profits to hit 12-year high, says report

Stockwatch - Jun 23, 21:33

Automation equipment specialist Marketech International is expected to see its profits for 2016 climb to a 12-year high with EPS reaching between NT$3 (US$0.09) and NT$3.50, a Chinese-language...

Automotive semiconductor market grows slightly in 2015 while ranks shift, IHS says

Jun 23, 14:06

Despite slowing growth for the automotive industry and exchange rate fluctuations, the automotive semiconductor market grew at a modest 0.2% on year reaching US$29 billion in 2015,...

UMC announces investment in China firm

Jun 22, 16:20

Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) plans to invest up to US$50 million in China-based Wise Road Capital through a wholly-owned subsidiary Sino Paragon, according to a...

Dow Chemical continues to ramp up CMP production in Taiwan

Jun 22, 15:32

Dow Chemical held recently a groundbreaking ceremony for the fourth-phase expansion project of its chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) plant in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, according...

SMIC announces mass production for Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chips in Beijing

Jun 22, 14:24

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced that Qualcomm's Snapdragon 425 processor and MDM9x07 have passed customer qualification and begun mass production at...

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

Jun 22, 14:15

Taiwan had 449,000 jobless citizens in May 2016, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.84%, down 0.02pp on month but up 0.22pp on year, according to statistics released by the Directorate-General...

Sigurd to deal out cash dividend of NT$1.60 for 2015

Jun 22, 12:09

Testing company Sigurd Microelectronics has announced that plans to distribute a cash dividend of NT$1.60 (US$0.05) for 2015 have been approved by its shareholders.

UMC buys equipment from ASML

Stockwatch - Jun 22, 11:57

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the purchase of a batch of machinery equipment for NT$2.04 billion (US$63.57 million) from lithography system vendor ASML.

Hoya to shift LCD photomask production to Taiwan, Korea

Jun 21, 17:43

Japan-based Hoya, which has halted production of photomasks and other products at its Kumamoto plant since April 15 due to damage by earthquakes and an earthquake-induced fire in...

Wafer Works extends to CMOS-use wafers

Jun 21, 11:49

Wafer Works has extended production from wafers for making power management (PWM) ICs to CMOS process wafers for logic ICs, according to the company.

PTI says minimal impact from power outage at Xian plant

Stockwatch - Jun 21, 11:14

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) said in a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) that a power supply disruption at its Xian, China plant will not have...

Taiwan May export order value up on month, down on year, says MOEA

Jun 20, 21:24

Taiwan received export orders worth US$33.73 billion in total in May 2016, increasing 1.7% on month but decreasing 5.8% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$5 billion in January-May, says MOEA

Jun 20, 21:20

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 1,346 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$5.178 billion in January-May 2016, respectively...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts May 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.09, says SEMI

Jun 20, 11:38

The book-to-bill ratio for the North America semiconductor equipment industry stayed above parity for the sixth consecutive month in May 2016, according to industry association SEM...

A win-win for ASML and HMI

Jun 17, 09:56

ASML through its acquisition of Hermes Microvision (HMI) will further enhance its detection capabilities for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment, while the deal gives...

TSMC obtains land use rights in Nanjing

Stockwatch - Jun 17, 09:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has gained land use rights for a 449,500-square meter industrial site in the Nanjing Pukou Economic Development Zone, China, according...

UMC buys equipment for NT$2.33 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 16, 14:38

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the purchase of a batch of machinery equipment for NT$2.33 billion (US$71.86 million) from lithography system vendor ASML.

ASML to acquire Hermes Microvision

Jun 16, 12:06

ASML and Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI) have entered into an agreement under which ASML will acquire all outstanding shares of HMI in a cash transaction valued at about NT$100...

Chipbond looking to enhance non-driver IC offerings, says chairman

Jun 15, 14:48

LCD driver IC packaging specialist Chipbond Technology is looking to enhance its offerings for non-driver ICs. Sales generated from non-driver IC segments are expected to account...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$12 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 15, 10:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced machinery equipment purchases totaling NT$12.11 billion (US$373.41 million) from nine companies, Advanced Micro Fabrication...

Nineteen new fabs and lines to begin construction in 2016-17, says SEMI

Jun 14, 22:26

SEMI has forecast that 19 new fabs and lines will begin construction in 2016 and 2017. While semiconductor fab equipment spending is off to a slow start in 2016, it is expected to...

Shanghai Integrated Circuit Investment Fund completes 1st-round of fund-raising, says report

Jun 14, 16:02

The Shanghai Integrated Circuit Investment Fund (SICIF), one of the largest investment funds in China for the semiconductor industry, has completed the first round of fund-raising,...

Cleanroom constructor UIS 2Q16 revenues to rise, says report

Stockwatch - Jun 14, 15:22

Taiwan-based cleanroom maker United Information Systems (UIS) is expected to post revenue growth of nearly 10% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, according to a recent Chinese-language...

UMC completes 200m share repurchase

Stockwatch - Jun 14, 11:00

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the completion of its share repurchase program ahead of schedule.

IC backend service firm Chipbond looks to increased sales in 2Q16

Newswatch - Jun 13, 15:05

LED driver IC backend service provider Chipbond Technology has reported revenues of NT$1.42 billion (NT$43.93 million) for May, increasing 23.4%, but down 1.36% on year.

Samsung, TSMC to compete in 7nm

Jun 13, 14:31

Samsung Electronics will be Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) major competitor in the 7nm process segment, which will be an important area for the Taiwan-based foundry...

SMIC, Synopsys deliver 28nm HKMG low-power reference flow

Jun 13, 11:03

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Synopsys have announced immediate availability of their joint 28nm RTL-to-GDSII reference design flow. Developed through deep...

Topco Scientific sees revenues increase in May

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:16

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.014 billion (US$62.56 million) for May 2016, representing a 9.16% drop on month and 41.37% increase on year.

Specialty IC foundry VIS posts revenue increase in May

Jun 8, 16:08

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.21 billion (US$68.6 million) for May 2016, increasing 2.9% sequentially...

UMC May revenues rise 18% on month

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 15:18

United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.71 billion (US$394.8 million) for May 2016, up 18% on month but down 1.8% on year.

TSMC posts revenue growth in May

Jun 8, 14:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$73.58 billion (US$2.3 billion) for May 2016, up 4.9% on year and 10.1% sequentially.

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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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