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TSMC 'grand alliance' more powerful than China's 'red supply chain,' says Chang

Nov 10, 00:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) "grand alliance" with its ecosystem partners and customers has already been enhanced for years, while China's so-called...

Morris Chang

Taiwan October export value up on month, down on year, says MOF

Nov 9, 22:46

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$23.94 billion for October 2015, increasing 6.2% on month but decreasing 9.6% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$17.82...

ASE October revenues rise 5% on year

Nov 9, 22:28

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$27.75 billion (US$846.2 million) for October 2015, representing a 4.6% on-year increase but a 1.9%...

Topco Scientific posts Jan-Sep EPS of NT$4.40

Stockwatch - Nov 9, 22:24

Semiconductor materials distributor Topco Scientific has reported net profits of NT$715 million (US$21.8 million) for the first three quarters of 2015, with EPS coming to NT$4.40...

UMC October revenues drop on year

Stockwatch - Nov 9, 16:25

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.059 billion (US$368.36 million) for October 2015, representing a 15.67% increase on month and...

Tsinghua Unigroup to raise CNY80 billion for memory plant and acquisitions

Nov 9, 11:36

China-based Tongfang Guoxin Electronics, an affiliate of Tsinghua Unigroup, has announced a planned CNY80 billion (US$12.59 billion) private placement project, a step toward building...

Auto IC market to display strongest growth through 2019, says IC Insights

Nov 9, 11:11

From 2014 through 2019, the automotive IC market is forecast to increase at an average annual growth rate of 6.7%, highest among the six major end-use IC applications (computer, consumer,...

MediaTek, TSMC urge Taiwan government to ease restrictions on China investment in chipmakers

Nov 9, 11:02

The chairmen of MediaTek and TSMC both agree that Taiwan's government should be more liberal towards the issue of allowing China-based firms to invest in the local IC industry sectors,...

PTI October revenues rise

Stockwatch - Nov 6, 16:09

Powertech Technology Inc (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.965 billion (US$122.07 million) for October 2015, representing a 6.85% increase on month and 18.45% increase...

SPIL to form joint investment business with three other chipmakers

Nov 6, 14:37

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has disclosed plans to form a joint investment business with three other Taiwan-based chipmakers. The joint investment entity will mainly invest...

China semiconductor investment fund changes the rules of competition, says ASE COO

Nov 6, 14:06

China's national semiconductor industry investment fund has changed the rules of industrial competition, and backed by this fund China-based companies will definitely ramp up the...


Asian semiconductor equipment suppliers to lose market share in 2015, says Information Network

Nov 6, 10:53

Asia-based semiconductor equipment makers will see their combined share of the global equipment sales shrink in 2015, according to the Information Network.

SPIL October revenues rise 1.5%

Nov 6, 10:40

Packaging and testing company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.07 billion (US$217.62 million) for October 2015, up 1.5% sequentially...

China becoming a major investment market for Intel

Nov 5, 15:31

Intel Capital is estimated to invest a total of US$500 million in 2015. Prior to the end of October, Intel Capital had already invested US$168 million in China and with a separate...

Demand key to driving 2016 semiconductor market, says ASE COO

Nov 5, 11:43

The 2016 semiconducor market will be all about demand, according to Tien Wu, COO for IC backend house Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE).


Global semiconductor sales increase 1.5% in 3Q15, says SIA

Nov 4, 11:19

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$85.2 billion in the third quarter of 2015, up 1.5% sequentially but down 2.8% on year, according to SIA.

Digitimes Research: China tablet AP shipments to drop close to 30% on year in 4Q15

Nov 3, 22:11

Digitimes Research estimates that China's tablet AP shipments will reach 24.3 million units, staying flat from a quarter ago and down 29.6% on year, as related chip makers are not...

Taiwan to review ban on Chinese investment in local IC design sector

Nov 3, 11:14

Taiwan will asses the feasibility of lifting a ban on investments by China-based firms in the local IC design industry, according to officials from Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs...

ASE to grow revenues from Korea, says company COO

Nov 3, 11:03

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is looking to grow revenues generated from the market in Korea, where the Taiwan-based IC backend house has invested US$1 billion in building...

Commentary: Tsinghua Unigroup investment in PTI may trigger Taiwan policy change for semiconductor industry

Nov 3, 10:59

The investment of NT$19.4 billion (US$598 million) by China-based Tsinghua Unigroup to take a 25% stake in Taiwan's IC backend service company Powertech Technology (PTI) could lead...

Taiwan science parks post January-August total revenues of over NT$1.5 trillion, says MOST

Nov 2, 14:25

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

Tsinghu Unigroup to buy 25% stake in PTI for NT$19.4 billion

Nov 2, 11:02

China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup will invest a total of NT$19.4 billion (US$598 million) in Powertech Technology (PTI) through private placement, according to the Taiwan-based...

ChipMOS to expand business in China

Nov 2, 10:39

Acknowledging robust demand from China-based panel makers including BOE Technology and China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT), LCD driver IC backend houses such as ChipMOS Technologies...

Taiwan 3Q15 economic growth lowered to -1.01%, says DGBAS

Oct 30, 14:43

Taiwan's economic on-year GDP growth for third-quarter 2015 has been downward adjusted from 0.10% estimated in August 2015 to -1.01%, according to the Directorate General of Budget,...

VIS posts 3Q15 EPS of NT$0.51, cautious about 4Q

Oct 30, 11:40

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its wafer shipments decline 15% sequentially in the third quarter eroding profitability during the quarter. Looking...

Digitimes Research: China foundry houses focusing on FD-SOI process

Oct 30, 11:04

Wafer foundry houses in China have stepped up efforts to develop Fully Depleted Silicon-on-Insulator (FD-SOI), or also called Ultra-Thin Body (UTB), processes for wafer production,...

Brisk SiP shipments buoying EMS operation, says ASE

Oct 30, 11:01

The average utilization rate of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) IC ATM (assembly test and material) operation is expected to fall 4-6% sequentially in the fourth quarter...

ASE CFO Joseph Tung

Amkor posts revenue and profit decreases in 3Q15

Oct 29, 15:40

Packaging and testing company Amkor Technology has announced net profits of US$28 million, or US$0.12 per share, on revenues of US$734 million for the third quarter ended September...

UMC expects shipment fall in 4Q15

Oct 29, 10:09

IC foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post a shipment fall of less than 5% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2015, as a result of ongoing inventory adjustments within...

Sony and Toshiba sign MOU for transfer of certain semiconductor fabrication facilities

Oct 28, 22:17

Sony and Toshiba have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding that confirms their intent to negotiate the transfer to Sony of certain Toshiba owned semiconductor fabrication...

PTI expects steady growth in 4Q15

Oct 28, 22:12

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) expects to deliver steady growth in the fourth quarter of 2015, and is optimistic about its business outlook for first-quarter...

Asustek tops Taiwan-based global brands in 2015, says MOEA

Oct 28, 12:04

Asustek Computer has been appraised as the most valuable Taiwan-based global brand in 2015 with brand value of US$1.780 billion, achieving the status for three consecutive years,...

SPIL expects pull-in of short lead-time orders in 1Q16

Oct 28, 11:27

An influx of short lead-time orders for handset-related applications is expected to emerge in the first quarter of 2016, said Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) chairman Bough...

Bough Lin

Digitimes Research: HHGrace is a trend indicator of China 8-inch fabs

Oct 28, 11:17

Shanghai Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (HHGrace) is currently the second largest foundry house in China in terms of booth revenues and production capacity,...

Winbond posts revenue and profit decreases for 3Q15

Oct 27, 15:26

Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics, a manufacturer of specialty DRAM and flash memory chips, has reported on-year decreases of 4% and 24%, respectively, in revenues and profits for...

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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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  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

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    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.