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

Mar 22, 13:37

Taiwan had 453,000 jobless citizens in February 2017, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.85% which rose 0.07pp on month but dropped 0.10pp on year, according to statistics released...

UMC Xiamen fab gearing up for 28nm chip production

Stockwatch - Mar 22, 11:13

United Microelectronics' 12-inch foundry subsidiary in Xiamen, China will be ready for 28nm chip production in the second quarter of 2017 vying for orders from China's local handset...

Micron to establish backend site for DRAM in Taiwan

Mar 21, 21:03

Micron Technology has announced that on March 14 it successfully won the auction for Cando assets, which will be utilized in establishing a back-end site for Micron Taiwan. Micron...

China semi equipment industry working hard to play catch-up

Mar 21, 14:09

It is hard for China-based semiconductor equipment suppliers to catch up with their bigger international peers in terms of technology, according to Zhao Jinrong, CEO for Naura Technology...

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

Mar 20, 22:39

Taiwan received export orders worth US$33.75 billion in total in February 2017, decreasing 6.2% on month but increasing 22.0% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$571 million in January-February, says MOEA

Mar 20, 22:16

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 453 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$571.57 million in January-February 2017,...

Gudeng seeing robust 12-inch fab equipment orders from China

Mar 20, 21:44

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer specializing in mask solution products and wafer handling equipment, has enjoyed a pull-in...

TSMC enlisted US as potential site for 3nm chip production, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 20, 15:44

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has officially enlisted the US as an optional location to build a new manufacturing fab for production of 3nm chips, according to...

MOSFET chip supply to fall short of demand in 2H17

Mar 20, 15:33

The global supply of MOSFET chips is set to fall short of demand in the second half of 2017 as a result of a growing number of MOSFETs for new CPU platforms coupled with sluggish...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts US$1.97 billion in Feb billings

Mar 17, 14:06

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.97 billion in billings worldwide in February 2017 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI.

AMD to launch Ryzen 5-series CPUs in April

Mar 17, 12:40

Having just released its Ryzen 7 processors, AMD is planning to launch Ryzen 5 desktop-use CPUs on April 11, including 6-core 12-threads 1600X and 1600 and quad-core 8-threads 1500X...

AMD to launch Ryzne 5 processors in April

Semicon China: Chipmakers talk about Moore's Law and China's fast-growing IC industry

Mar 17, 11:17

At Semicon China 2017, executives at chip giant Intel, IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, equipment vendors ASML, Lam Research and Tokyo Electron (TEL), and nano-electronics...

Mentor Graphics announces further certification of design tools for TSMC 12FFC and 7nm processes

Mar 17, 11:01

TSMC has certified its Calibre Platform (Calibre nmDRC, Calibre Multi-Patterning, Calibre nmLVS, Calibre YieldEnhancer with SmartFill, and Calibre xACT tools), as well as the Analog...

Zhaoxin to roll out 16nm CPU in 2018

Mar 17, 10:49

Shanghai Zhaoxin Semiconductor plans to introduce a 16nm 8-core 3GHz PC processor series in 2018, according to company vice president Cheng Fu.

ASML strikes deal with China equipment maker

Mar 16, 14:25

ASML has signed an MoU with Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment (SMEE), under which ASML and SME will initially explore the potential sourcing of certain modules for ASML lithography...

Samsung on track for 10nm FinFET process production ramp-up

Mar 16, 14:06

Samsung Electronics has announced its production ramp-up of the 10nm FinFET process technology is on track with steady high yield to meet customer needs on schedule.

MediaTek to roll out 12nm product in 2H17

Mar 16, 14:04

MediaTek plans to roll out a new mobile SoC solution built by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) using the foundry's 12nm process technology in the second half of 2017,...

SMIC signs license agreement for Invensas DBI technology

Mar 15, 20:01

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has executed a technology transfer and license agreement for Invensas' Direct Bond Interconnect (DBI) technology, according to the...

CPU IP provider Andes sees shares soar on TSE debut

Newswatch - Mar 15, 19:58

Taiwan-based CPU IP provider Andes Technology, of which MediaTek holds a 15% stake, saw its share price soar by 191.09% to close at NT$189.50 (US$6.14) from the initial price of NT$65.10...

HLMC 12-inch fab running at full capacity, says company VP

Mar 15, 15:41

China-based 12-inch wafer foundry Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) has seen its Fab 1 run at full capacity with order visibility extended to the second half of 2017, according...

HLMC VP Jack Shu

UMC-Synopsys collaboration speeds 14nm custom design

Mar 15, 09:56

Synopsys and United Microelectronics (UMC) have worked together to enable Synopsys Custom Compiler and Laker custom design tools to be used with UMC's 14nm FinFET process, according...

Micron Taiwan wins bid to buy Cando plant

Mar 15, 09:46

Micron Memory Taiwan, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Micron Technology, has won a bid to take over touch panel maker Cando's plant in Taichung (central Taiwan) and equipment installed...

Samsung to ramp 7nm in 2018

Mar 14, 22:13

Samsung Electronics demonstrated its foundry technology roadmap at the China Semiconductor Technology International Conference (CSTIC) held in Shanghai on March 12 disclosing its...

Ho-Kyu Kang, VP of Technology at Samsung

ASE, KYEC to see sales pick up in 2Q17

Mar 14, 22:11

IC packaging and testing houses Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) will see their sales pick up starting in April, as shipments to their main...

Global semiconductor equipment sales increase 13% in 2016, says SEMI

Mar 14, 22:09

Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled US$41.24 billion in 2016, up 13% from US$36.53 billion in 2015, according to SEMI. Total equipment bookings were 24%...

China 12-inch fab capacity set to boom

Mar 14, 12:20

With major China-based chipmakers set to build new 12-inch fabs, the overall 12-inch fab capacity in China is expected to peak over the next two to three years.

SMIC to enter 7nm R&D, says CEO

Mar 14, 12:14

China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is looking to start R&D for 7nm process technology later in 2017, according to company CEO and executive...

Win Semi reportedly obtains orders for Qualcomm GaAs devices

Newswatch - Mar 14, 12:11

Qualcomm has contracted Taiwan-based Win Semiconductors to manufacture its recently-announced GaAs power amplifier and RF solutions, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial...

Semicon China 2017 kicks off with nearly 900 exhibitors

Mar 14, 12:10

SEMICON China 2017 is taking place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from March 14-16. SEMI expects over 60,000 attendees at the annual trade show that will feature...

TSMC lands orders for HPC chips from Nvidia, Qualcomm, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 13, 14:06

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has landed orders for high performance computing (HPC) chips for AI applications from Nvidia and Qualcomm, respectively, according...

Semiconductor shipments dominated by opto-sensor-discrete devices, says IC Insights

Mar 13, 10:38

Despite advances in integrated circuit technology and the blending of functions to reduce chip count within systems, the percentage split of IC and opto-sensor-discrete (O-S-D) shipments...

TSMC February revenues fall to 10-month low

Mar 13, 10:36

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its February revenues fall to a new 10-month low as a result of seasonal factors and fewer working days during the month.

Topco Scientific revenues up almost 11% on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:23

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.817 billion (US$58.51 million) for February 2017, representing a 4.23% drop on month and 10.57% increase on year.

ChipMOS profits hike in 4Q16

Mar 9, 22:41

ChipMOS Technologies, a provider of outsourced semiconductor assembly and test services, has reported net profits hiked 140.7% sequentially to NT$614 million (US$19.8 million) in...

VIS February revenues fall to 14-month low

Mar 9, 22:33

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its revenues fall to a 14-month low of about NT$1.9 billion (US$61.1 million) in February 2017. Revenues for the...

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    Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of Exynos 7 Quad 7570, the company's newest mobile application processor (AP) built on 14nm process technology for the budget smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Aug 31.

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    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...

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