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TSMC cuts foundry growth outlook for 2017

Apr 14, 12:14

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revised downward its forecast for 2017 global foundry growth to 5% from 7% due to elevated inventory in the supply chain.

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TSMC confirms it is not bidding for Toshiba memory-chip unit

Apr 14, 11:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has decided to not participate in bid for Toshiba's memory-chip business, the Taiwan-based foundry has confirmed.

TSMC expects 2Q17 revenues to fall 8-9%

Apr 13, 15:43

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company expects to post an 8-9% sequential drop in consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2017.

Zhaoxin to partner with TSMC

Apr 12, 11:36

Shanghai Zhaoxin Semiconductor is scheduled to roll out its in-house developed ZX-D series processors that will be built using a 28nm process technology by Shanghai Huali Microelectronics...

China fab toolmakers targeting advanced-node production

Apr 12, 11:32

Naura Technology (formerly Beijing Sevenstar Electronics) has started shipping ion etch equipment for the manufacture of 14nm chips to chipmakers, while Advanced Micro-Fabrication...

Global semiconductor photomask market increases 2% in 2016, says SEMI

Apr 11, 15:35

SEMI has reported that the worldwide semiconductor photomask market was US$3.32 billion in 2016. After increasing 1% in 2015, the photomask market grew 2% in 2016.

Tsinghua Unigroup breaks ground for Nanjing plant

Apr 11, 10:45

Tsinghua Unigroup has recently broken ground for a memory plant in Nanjing which will be engaged in the manufacture of 3D NAND flash and DRAM chips, according media reports from Ch...

Certification service provider IST posts record March revenues

Apr 11, 10:37

Certification service provider Integrated Service Technology (IST) saw its March revenues climb to a record high of NT$243 million (US$7.9 million), while revenues at fellow company...

ChipMOS 1Q17 revenues slip 2%

Apr 11, 10:27

ChipMOS Technologies, a backend house targeting the LCD driver IC and memory chip sectors, saw its first-quarter revenues slip about 2% sequentially and outperform its estimate of...

Taiwan sees increased March export value, says MOF

Apr 10, 23:43

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$25.71 billion for March 2017, increasing 13.5% on month and 13.2% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$21.78 billion...

ASE 1Q17 revenues rise 6.7%

Apr 10, 23:38

IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) saw its consolidated revenues increase 6.7% from a year earlier in the first quarter of 2017, while sales generated from its core...

TSMC 1Q17 revenues miss guidance

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 16:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its first-quarter revenues miss its target range, whereas fellow foundry companies United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard...

PTI revenues increase in March

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:56

Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.268 billion (US$139.35 million) for March 2017, representing a 6.61% increase on month and 19.71% increase on...

Topco Scientific reports increased revenues for March

Stockwatch - Apr 10, 15:50

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.857 billion (US$60.63 million) for March 2017, representing a 2.23% increase on month and 2.5% increase on year.

SPIL, KYEC March revenues increase

Apr 10, 11:20

IC packaging and testing houses Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) have reported on-year revenue growth of 3.9% and 6.7%, respectively,...

Taiwan March CPI down on month, up on year, says DGBAS

Apr 7, 11:05

Taiwan's March 2017 consumer price index (CPI) of 104.66 (2011 as base year) decreased 0.37% on month but increased 0.18% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI)...

Powerchip JV fab in China ready for trial production in June

Apr 7, 10:57

Powerchip Technology's joint venture fab in Hefei, China will be ready for trial production in June 2017, according to Frank Huang, CEO for the Taiwan-based pure-play foundry.

TSMC withdraws bid for Toshiba memory-chip unit

Apr 7, 10:54

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has decided to withdraw its offer for Toshiba's NAND flash memory business leaving Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry)...

Win Semi posts revenue growth for March

Apr 7, 10:49

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.18 billion (US$38.8 million) for March 2017, up 17.6% sequentially and 6% on year.

TSMC orders equipment for nearly NT$5 billion

Stockwatch - Apr 6, 20:01

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on April 5 disclosed a total of nearly NT$5 billion (US$164.4 million) spent on machinery equipment from ASML and...

Micron takes actions to protect trade secrets, says paper

Apr 6, 16:10

US-based Micron Technology has taken legal actions against former employees in Taiwan who allegedly stole the company's trade secrets and technologies to help China-based firms develop...

TSMC Nanjing fab gearing up for opening

Apr 6, 11:14

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will soon strike deals with a number of equipment, materials and components companies that will support production at its new 12-inch...

Sigurd posts increased March revenues

Apr 6, 10:54

IC testing company Sigurd Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues for March 2017 of NT$493 million (US$16.2 million), up 7.6% sequentially and 5.4% on year.

Global semiconductor sales rise 16.5% in February, says SIA

Apr 5, 15:24

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$30.4 billion for February 2017, an increase of 16.5% compared to the February 2016 total of US$26.1 billion, according to the Semiconductor...

CHPT posts record revenues for 1Q17

Apr 5, 15:13

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) saw its March revenues climb to a record high of NT$271 million (US$8.9 million), driven by brisk demand from...

Backend firms Walton, Lingsen seeing brisk NOR flash demand

Apr 5, 15:10

Taiwan-based backend service companies Lingsen Precision Industries and Walton Advanced Engineering have both landed orders for NOR flash memory from Macronix International and Winbond...

Global semiconductor materials market grows 2.4% in 2016, says SEMI

Apr 5, 14:24

The global semiconductor materials market increased 2.4% in 2016 compared to 2015 while worldwide semiconductor revenues grew 1.1%, according to SEMI.

2016 marks year of recovery for global semiconductor market, IHS says

Apr 5, 11:14

The worldwide semiconductor market showed signs of recovery in 2016 following a down year in 2015, according to IHS Markit. In 2016, the market posted a year-end growth rate of 2%...

Faraday intros 40eHV and 40LP SRAM compiler

Apr 5, 11:12

Faraday Technology, a Taiwan-based ASIC design service and IP provider, has announced the enhancement of its memory compiler IP offerings on both UMC 40eHV and 40LP processes.

ASE to deal out cash dividend of NT$1.40 for 2016

Stockwatch - Apr 5, 11:10

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) board of directors has adopted a proposal recommending the distribution of a NT$1.40 (US$0.05) cash dividend per share for 2016, when the...

VIS mulling fab tools purchases

Stockwatch - Mar 31, 09:58

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is considering acquiring production equipment from its fellow foundry companies, according to the Taiwan-based 8-inch IC foundry.

IC Insights more than doubles 2017 IC market growth forecast

Mar 30, 15:04

IC Insights has raised its worldwide IC market growth forecast for 2017 to 11%, more than twice its original 5% outlook. The IC research firm has made a substantial upgrade to the...

New Wafer Works China plant to come online in 2018, says report

Newswatch - Mar 29, 22:53

Taiwan-based silicon wafer supplier Wafer Works is expected to start operating its new plant in Zhengzhou, China which will be dedicated to producing 8-inch wafers in the first quarter...

Hua Hong seeing robust smart-card chip demand

Mar 29, 14:12

Hua Hong Semiconductor, a China-based pure-play 8-inch foundry, expects its shipments for smart-card chips to continue enjoying robust growth in 2017.

Cleanroom constructor UIS posts record NT$6.52 in 2016 EPS

Mar 29, 14:12

Taiwan-based cleanroom maker United Information Systems (UIS) has reported a net EPS of NT$6.52 (US$0.22) on consolidated revenues of NT$15.43 billion for 2016. Both numbers hit record...

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  • Samsung+14nm+Exynos+chips

    Samsung 14nm Exynos chips

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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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