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Taiwan December manufacturing production index down on year, says MOEA

Jan 25, 11:52

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 105.76 for December 2015, increasing 3.43% on month but decreasing 5.52% on year, according to the Ministry of...

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

Jan 22, 10:36

Taiwan had 453,000 jobless citizens in December 2015, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.87% which dropped 0.04pp on month but rose 0.08pp on year, according to statistics released...

Pure-play foundries put capex focus on 10nm processes, says Applied executive

Jan 22, 09:57

The 2016 capex focus of pure-play IC foundries will be on 10nm process technology, according to Applied Materials Taiwan president Erix Yu. About half of the foundries' combined capex...

Applied Materials Taiwan president Erix Yu

ChipMOS Bermuda, ChipMOS Taiwan to merge

Jan 22, 09:55

ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda) has announced plans to merge with its 58.3%-owned subsidiary ChipMOS Technologies (ChipMOS Taiwan), with ChipMOS Taiwan to be the surviving company.

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of nearly US$4.8 billion in 2015, says MOEA

Jan 21, 14:57

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 3,789 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$4.797 billion in 2015, respectively increasing...

Semiconductor R&D growth slows in 2015, says IC Insights

Jan 21, 14:52

Semiconductor industry spending on research and development grew by just 0.5% in 2015, which was the smallest increase since the 2009 downturn year and significantly below the compound...

Vesper collaborates with Globalfoundries to deliver piezoelectric MEMS microphones

Jan 21, 14:09

Vesper has announced it is collaborating with Globalfoundries to deliver what the companies claim is the world's first commercially available piezoelectric MEMS microphones for smartphones,...

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

Jan 21, 11:08

Taiwan received export orders worth US$38.81 billion in total in December 2015, decreasing 4.8% on month and 12.3% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

SPIL engineer probed over suspected data theft

Jan 21, 11:06

Taiwan's Investigation Bureau has received a request from Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) to investigate an engineer suspected of stealing confidential company data.

ASE, SPIL set to report robust profits for 2015

Jan 20, 14:44

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is expected to see its 2015 profits hit the second-highest level in the company's history, while fellow packaging and testing company Siliconware...

HMI 2015 profits fall 28%

Jan 19, 16:12

Electron beam (e-beam) inspection tool and solution provider Hermes Microvision (HMI) has posted net profits of NT$2.32 billion (US$69.1 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$6.65...

VIS capacity utilization rate to rebound to 90% in 1Q16, says report

Stockwatch - Jan 18, 16:25

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) will see its capacity utilization rate rebound to 90% in the first quarter of 2016 and boost further to 100% in the...

TSMC expects to launch 5nm node 2 years after 7nm

Jan 18, 10:30

TSMC will be ready to roll out its 5nm process technology two years after the launch of its 7nm node, according to the pure-play foundry.

TSMC chairman Morris Chang is confident that the company will lead the 10nm foundry market segment

Certification service provider IST reports strong earnings for 2015

Newswatch - Jan 15, 15:41

Certification service provider Integrated Service Technology (IST) has reported net profits of NT$67 million (US$2 million) for the fourth quarter of 2015, down 27.7% on quarter but...

HMI posts EPS of NT$10.81 for November and December

Stockwatch - Jan 15, 15:07

Electron beam (e-beam) inspection tool and solution provider Hermes Microvision (HMI) has posted net profits of NT$766 million (US$22.8 million) for November and December, with EPS...

PTI shareholders approve planned investment from Tsinghua Unigroup

Jan 15, 14:28

Shareholders of Powertech Technology (PTI), a Taiwan-based memory backend specialist, have approved a private placement plan to raise additional capital at a provisional meeting on...

Samsung announces mass production of 14nm FinFET LPP

Jan 14, 22:03

Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of advanced logic chips utilizing its 14nm LPP (low-power plus) process, according to the South Korea-based chipmaker.

TSMC 2016 revenues to rise 5-10%, says co-CEO

Jan 14, 21:48

The global IC foundry market sector is set to log a 5% increase in 2016 while the overall semiconductor market will grow by a smaller 2%. TSMC's growth will continue to outperform...

TSMC reports 4Q15 EPS of NT$2.81

Jan 14, 15:56

TSMC has announced net profits of NT$72.84 billion (US$2.18 billion) on consolidated revenues of NT$203.52 billion for the fourth quarter of 2015. EPS for the quarter was NT$2.81...

Equipment maker Csun December sales rise to 12-month high

Jan 13, 22:20

PCB, LCD and semiconductor equipment supplier Csun Manufacturing saw its December 2015 revenues climb to a 12-month high of NT$521 million (US$15.6 million).

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to decline 4.7% in 2016, says Gartner

Jan 13, 11:05

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 4.7% to US$59.4 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is down from the 3.3% growth predicted by Gartner previ...

UMC representative leaves Motech board

Jan 13, 11:04

United Microelectronics (UMC), which obtained a 9% stake in Motech Industries after its solar-cell subsidiary Topcell Solar International merged with Motech, has resigned from Motech's...

Equipment maker Mirle reports strong sales for December

Newswatch - Jan 12, 21:41

Semiconductor and LCD panel equipment specialist Mirle Automation has reported revenues of NT$931 million (US$27.8 million) for December 2015, up 13.1% on month and 40.5% on year.

PTI 2016 revenues to rise 10%, says report

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 22:22

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) is expected to report revenue growth of 10% for 2016, thanks to brisk orders from Micron Technology and Toshiba, according...

Topco Scientific reports increased revenues for December

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 16:07

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.725 billion (US$51.59 million) for December 2015, representing a 7.92% increase on month and 1.83% increase on year.

Taiwan December export value down, says MOF

Jan 11, 12:37

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$22.06 billion for December 2015, decreasing 0.3% on month and 13.9% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$17.89 billion...

UMC buys more equipment for Xiamen fab

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 15:45

United Microelectronics (UMC) has purchased a total of NT$1.98 billion (US$59.5 million) worth of equipment from Murata Machinery and Applied Materials for its 12-inch wafer fab in...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues decline 1.9% in 2015, says Gartner

Jan 8, 15:16

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$333.7 billion in 2015, a 1.9% decrease from 2014 revenues of US$340.3 billion, according to Gartner. The top-25 semiconductor vendors'...

UMC December revenues down, VIS up

Jan 8, 15:13

Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported a 4% sequential decrease in December revenues, while specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor's (VIS)...

TSMC reports decreased December revenues

Jan 8, 14:54

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated revenues for December 2015 reached T$58.35 billion (US$1.75 billion), down about 8%...

Samsung and TSMC remain top in available wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Jan 8, 10:29

IC Insights has provided a ranking of the industry's 10 largest IC manufacturers in terms of installed capacity. Included in the list are four from North America, two from South Korea,...

SPIL says share price undervalued in ASE new bid

Jan 8, 10:18

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has argued that the price offered by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) for a further stake in the company is too low.

TSMC spends NT$6.55 billion on equipment and facilities

Stockwatch - Jan 8, 10:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced several purchases of machinery equipment and engineering facilities for a total of NT$6.55 billion (US$197 million)...

VPEC December revenues soar 27%

Jan 7, 21:16

Taiwan's Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC), a manufacturer of GaAs pi-wafers made to fabricate power amplifiers (PA) for consumer technology products such as smartphones and...

ASE revenues fall 18% in December

Jan 7, 21:12

IC packaging and testing house Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.53 billion (US$645.5 million) for December 2015, down 17.9% on...

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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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