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Testing equipment supplier Zen Voce to list on Taiwan OTC securities market

7h 3min ago

Zen Voce Corporation (ZVC), a Taiwan-based IC testing equipment supplier, will debut on the Taiwan over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at an initial price of NT$22 (US$0.69) per share...

SPIL to meet 4Q14 guidance

8h 16min ago

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) is expected to see its fourth-quarter sales meet the company's guidance of a 3-9% sequential decrease to NT$19.7-21 billion (US$620.5-661.4...

Ardentec responds to report on 2014 earnings

Stockwatch - Dec 25, 22:26

Semiconductor wafer testing service provider Ardentec has issued a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) saying it was not the source of a Chinese-language Commercial Times...

VIA to return to profitability in 2015, says company president

Dec 25, 15:39

Despite the fact that VIA Technologies has been demoted to a full-cash delivery stock by the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE), company president Chen Wen-Chi is still optimistic about...

Chen Wen-Chi, VIA president

UMC board approves capex for capacity expansion

Stockwatch - Dec 25, 14:51

The board of directors of United Microelectronics (UMC) has approved an additional capital expenditure (capex) budget of NT$9.34 billion (US$293.8 million) for building new production...

IC design service firms partnering with foundry houses to solicit orders for advanced processes

Dec 24, 22:59

Taiwan-based Global Unichip and Alchip Technologies, two IC design service companies partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), have stepped up efforts to lure...

VIS profits to rise on strong demand, report says

Stockwatch - Dec 24, 10:55

Contract chipmaker Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) will continue to see its profits soar in 2015, as its 8-inch fab capacity remains tight due to strong demand, according...

Korea and Taiwan companies control 56% of global 300mm fab capacity, says IC Insights

Dec 24, 10:48

South Korea- and Taiwan-based chip companies are well known for manufacturing prowess when it comes to efficiently fabricating huge amounts of IC wafers. Most of the IC industry's...

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

Dec 23, 21:28

Taiwan reported a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 107.58 for November 2014, decreasing by 4.13% on month but increasing by 6.92% on year, according to statistics...

Digitimes Research: China to become large predator for IC businesses during 2016-2020

Dec 23, 16:06

While related policies and regulations chartered to the development of semiconductor industry in China, as defined in the nation's 13th Five-Year Plan for the period from 2016 to...

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio rises above parity, says SEMI

Dec 23, 15:14

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment rose to 1.02 in November 2014 from 0.93 in the prior month.

UTAC said to set up 12-inch wafer-level packaging line in Taiwan

Dec 23, 15:13

United Test and Assembly Center (UTAC), a Singapore-based assembly and test company, will continue its investment in Taiwan in 2015 by setting up a 12-inch wafer-level packaging line,...

SMIC joins China group for STATS ChipPAC takeover

Dec 23, 14:19

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) will be part of a group of China-based investors looking to buy STATS ChipPAC. The IC foundry has announced that its subsidiary SilTech...

PSI to list on Taiwan emerging stock market

Dec 23, 11:03

Phoenix Silicon International (PSI) will start trading on the Emerging Stock Board of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on December 23, with a planned listing price of $55 (US$1.74),...

Global semiconductor market set for strongest growth in four years in 2014, says IHS

Dec 23, 11:02

Worldwide semiconductor market revenues are on track to achieve a 9.4% expansion in 2014, with broad-based growth across multiple chip segments driving the best industry performance...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$4.4 billion in January-November, says MOEA

Dec 22, 21:56

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 3,223 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$4.433 billion in January-November 2014,...

Taiwan November export order value down sequentially, up on year, says MOEA

Dec 22, 21:54

Taiwan received export orders worth US$43.51 billion in total in November 2014, decreasing by 3.1% on month but increasing by 6.0% on year, according to statistics released by the...

HLMC said to invest NT$100 billion to build new fab

Dec 22, 21:36

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) will invest around NT$100 billion (US$3.2 billion) to build a new 12-inch wafer fab in 2015, according to industry sources.

TSMC has to find long-term perspective for China investment, says Chang

Dec 22, 16:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has to develop a long-term perspective about investing in China, said company chairman Morris Chang, in response to the China government-led...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Taiwan November unemployment rate down, says DGBAS

Dec 22, 15:32

Taiwan had 451,000 jobless citizens in November 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.89% which dropped by 0.06pp on month and by 0.27pp on year, according to the Directorate-General...

Dow CMP pad plant in Taiwan to operate at full capacity in 2015

Dec 19, 16:00

Dow Chemical expects its CMP (chemical mechanical polishing) solution and pad production plant in Chunan, northern Taiwan, to operate at full capacity through 2015, according to the...

Dow Chunan plant manager KM Chen

Demand for 8-inch fab equipment rises

Dec 19, 11:09

Demand for 8-inch fab tools, particularly used equipment, has risen significantly, as foundries are gearing up for their 8-inch fab expansion to grasp the rising IoT opportunity,...

Qualcomm, MediaTek to diversify foundry sources, say industry watchers

Dec 19, 10:56

Qualcomm will contract both Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to manufacture its 1Xnm chips, whereas MediaTek is also likely to have more than...

SMIC builds Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chips using 28nm

Dec 18, 21:59

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Qualcomm have achieved a major milestone in the fabrication of 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processors, according to the companies...

Globalfoundries and Cadence deliver first SoC enablement solution featuring ARM Cortex-A17 processor in 28nm-SLP process

Dec 18, 21:58

Cadence Design Systems and Globalfoundries have jointly announced the delivery of quad-core silicon built around the ARM Cortex-A17 processor implemented using Globlfoundries' 28nm...

Taiwan science parks January-October total revenues up 3.61% on year, says MOST

Dec 18, 21:56

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

PV equipment book-to-bill ratio stays below parity in 3Q14, says SEMI

Dec 18, 21:40

SEMI has reported the worldwide PV manufacturing equipment billings billings reached US$264 million in the third quarter of 2014, down 17% on quarter but up 36% on year.

14nm process to bring healthy competition among foundries: Q&A with Globalfoundries senior VP Chuck Fox

Dec 18, 14:35

The move by Globalfoundries to acquire IBM's semiconductor business unit and to team up with Samsung Electronics to aggressively step into the 14nm process market indicates the US-based...

Chuck Fox, globalfoundries

SMIC Shenzhen 8-inch fab goes into operation

Dec 17, 20:43

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has begun operations at its Shenzhen 200mm (8-inch) wafer fab, according to the China-based IC foundry.

TSMC chairman disagrees with Alibaba chairman on lack of entrepreneurs in Taiwan

Dec 17, 16:11

Executive chairman Jack Ma for China-based Alibaba Group, in a speech delivered in Taipei on December 15, said that there have been no new entrepreneurs in Taiwan in the past 15 years...

IC foundries gearing up for 8-inch fab expansions

Dec 17, 11:10

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is looking to expand production capacity at its 8-inch wafer fab in Shenzhen, while Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Global 3Q14 semiconductor equipment billings rise 15% on year, says SEMI

Dec 16, 22:05

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings increased 15% on year to US$8.82 billion in the third quarter of 2014, according to SEMI. However, the figure is 8% lower...

Global business prospects are optimistic in 2015, says TSMC chairman

Dec 16, 16:13

Morris Chang, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has said that he is optimistic about the business prospects for 2015.

James Clifford joins AMD as senior vice president of Global Operations

Dec 16, 14:52

AMD has announced James Clifford has joined the company as senior vice president of Global Operations, reporting to president and CEO Lisa Su. Clifford will be responsible for overseeing...

ASE Kaohsiung plant allowed to resume operations

Dec 16, 11:21

The K7 factory of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) located in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan - suspended for months in the wake of major pollution violations - has been allowed...

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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.

  • 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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