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  • Last update: Friday 15 December 2017 [12774 news items]

Downstream players scrambling to build up inventories amid tight wafer supply

Nov 29, 16:36

The semiconductor supply chain - especially chip vendors - as well as downstream distribution channels and end-market customers, are rushing to pile up inventories by the end of 2017,...

GlobalWafers inks deal with client for supply beyond 2020, says report

Nov 29, 14:09

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, a silicon wafer supplier, has signed a multiple-year contract with one of its customers to ensure its sufficient supply of silicon wafers after 2020, according...

China IC sector must develop large IDMs, says expert

Nov 28, 14:59

China's semiconductor industry must move to establish major IDM (integrated device manufacture) enterprises with global competitiveness to fill up the deficiency of domestic IDM deployments,...

IMECAS director Ye Tianchun

Cypress achieves aerospace-grade QML certification for 65nm and 40nm SRAM devices at UMC

Nov 28, 12:03

Cypress Semiconductor has claimed its 65nm and 40nm technology platforms are the industry's first to achieve Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) certification for their advance product...

UMC Xiamen fab approved to gain US$600 million in capital

Nov 28, 11:27

Taiwan's Investment Commission has approved an application filed by United Microelectronics (UMC) to indirectly inject a total of US$600 million into the pure-play foundry's new 12-inch...

Booming automobile electronics business to benefit Taiwan backend IC service firms

Nov 27, 16:29

Taiwan-based IC backend service firms including Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Etrend Hightech, Lingsen Precision Industries and GEM Services are to benefit from the ongoing...

ASE, SPIL to set up joint holding company in May 2018

Nov 27, 16:21

Taiwan IC packaging and testing specialists ASE and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) will convene provisional shareholders meetings in February 2018 and set up a joint holding...

Tsinghua Unigroup secures financial support to facilitate memory chip plant

Nov 27, 16:10

Tsinghua Unigroup has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Bank of Nanjing to facilitate the kickoff of the construction of a US$30 billion memory chip factory to be built...

Chroma ATE-invested firm receives ITRI technology transfer for semiconductor front-end process inspection

Nov 27, 12:53

Innovative Nanotech, a firm with investment from Chroma ATE, has signed a contract with Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) for nanoparticles monitoring technology tran...

Taiwan 3Q17 economic growth estimated at 3.10%

Nov 27, 11:33

Taiwan's economic growth for third-quarter 2017 is preliminarily estimated at 3.10%, 1.21pp higher than the 1.89% estimated in August, according to the Directorate General of Budget,...

Taiwan October manufacturing production index up

Nov 24, 13:57

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 113.87 for October 2017, increasing 0.33% sequentially and 3.10% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic...

ChipMOS Shanghai to grab backend orders for China homegrown 3D NAND chips

Nov 24, 12:33

ChipMOS Technologies (Shanghai), of which Tsinghua Unigroup is a major stakeholder, is expected to secure backend orders for 3D NAND flash chips developed by Yangtze River Storage...

China Big Fund planning second round of support for local IC sector

Nov 24, 11:24

China's National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund (known as the Big Fund) has raised an estimated CNY150-200 billion (US$22.8-30.4 billion) which will be spent for the...

China firm starts equipment move-in at DRAM fab, says report

Nov 23, 13:44

China-based Fujian Jin Hua Integrated Circuit, which broke ground for a new DRAM fab in July 2017, has started equipment move-in for the facility, according to a report from Taiwan's...

Global Unichip opens new office in Nanjing

Nov 23, 11:59

Taiwan-based Global Unichip, a fabless ASIC design house, has announced the opening of a new branch office in Nanjing, China where its major foundry partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

North American semi equipment industry billings fall for 4th consecutive month

Nov 23, 11:13

The three-month average of worldwide billings of North American equipment manufacturers decreased for the fourth consecutive month in October 2017.

Taiwan October unemployment down

Nov 22, 19:43

Taiwan had 443,000 jobless citizens in October 2017, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.75% which dropped 0.02pp sequentially and 0.20pp on year, according to the Directorate-General...

OSE looks to swing back to profitability in 2018

Nov 22, 15:46

Memory backend specialist Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE) is looking to return to profitability by the first half of 2018 due partly to increasing packaging and testing orders...

Moore's Law can last two more process generations, says MediaTek chair

Newswatch - Nov 22, 14:20

The Moore's Law that sets the pace of the semiconductor development can last two more generations, as the process technology may hit bottlenecks after advancing to 3nm node from the...

MediaTek chairman Tsai Ming-kai

KYEC to see more IC testing orders from major GPU, CPU vendors in 2018

Nov 22, 14:15

IC testing specialist King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) is expected to see its orders from major GPU and CPU vendors increase by more than 20% in 2018, amid intensifying AI chip deployments...

KYEC to enjoy more chip testing orders from Nvidia and Intel in 2018

Taiwan Tohcello to establish ICROS tape factory

Nov 21, 15:45

Taiwan Tohcello Functional Sheet, a newly established subsidiary of Japan-based Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello in Taiwan, has received approval to set up a plant in the Tainan campus of...

Qualcomm suspends IIoT development projects with Taiwan IT players, say sources

Nov 21, 14:58

Qualcomm may also temporarily suspend its cooperation with Taiwan-based IT players on the development of related Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications after it had decided...

Nova to see more orders from memory clients in 2018

Nov 21, 14:34

Taiwan-based Nova Technology, an expert in integrating water, gas and chemical engineering systems for semiconductor, photonics and other high-tech sectors, is expected to capture...

Nova Tech chairman Liang Chin-li

Taiwan October export order value hits record

Nov 21, 13:44

Taiwan received export orders totaling US$46.60 billion in October 2017, hitting the highest-ever monthly level and increasing 1.5% sequentially and 9.2% on year. The value grew on...

Samsung to unseat Intel as top semiconductor supplier in 2017, says IC Insights

Nov 21, 12:59

For the first time since 1993, the semiconductor industry is expected to witness a new number 1 supplier, according to IC Insights.

ASE to expand WLCSP capacity at Singapore plant, sources say

Nov 21, 12:56

In the wake of robust demand for wearable devices and automotive electronics applications, packaging and testing company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is set to expand...

SPIL to build new factory in China

Nov 21, 12:52

Packaging and testing company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has gained land use rights for a 147,097-square meter industrial site located at the Fujian (Jinjiang) IC Industrial...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$5.5 billion in January-October

Nov 20, 11:22

The Taiwan's government approved 2,719 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$5.523 billion in January-October 2017, decreasing 4.19% and...

Automotive electronics to see strongest growth through 2021, says IC Insights

Nov 17, 15:58

Automotive electronic system sales are forecast to rise by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2016 through 2021, which is the highest among six major end-use system...

SMIC founder to set up new CIDM in China

Nov 17, 13:56

Richard Chang, founder and former CEO of China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), has orchestrated the establishment of a new foundry house...

Richard Chang believes the concept of CIDM can be realized in China

Austria chipmaker ams partners with China firm to develop 3D sensing camera solutions

Nov 17, 13:17

Austria-based ams and China-based Ningbo Sunny Opotech, an optical image system solution provider, have announced a collaboration to jointly develop and market 3D sensing camera solutions...

Scientech to post record 4Q17 revenues

Nov 17, 12:13

Taiwan-based Scientech is likely to see its fourth-quarter revenues climb to a record high with profits rising over 30% sequentially, as its wafer reclaim business has enjoyed strong...

AI to bring opportunities, challenges for Taiwan semiconductor industry

Nov 16, 15:46

Artificial intelligence (AI) will bring huge business opportunities and challenges for Taiwan's semiconductor industry, and the industry will face fierce competition from China, where...

CC Wei, TSIA chairman and TSMC co-CEO

SMIC to start volume production of 14nm FinFET process in 2019

Nov 16, 15:44

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC), China's largest foundry, will kick off volume production of 14nm FinFET process technology in 2019 and launch its second-generation...

Next-gen iPad Pro to feature 7nm A11X chip, says report

Nov 16, 15:29

Speculation circulated recently in the chipmaking industry that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is gearing up for 7nm chip production for Apple's in-house designed...

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    Alfamation tester for automotive wireless chargers

    Alfamation has announced a new test system for manufacturing quality control of in-car wireless chargers. The new tester supports different charging standards, including Qi, PMA,...

    Photo: Company, Nov 15.

  • 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.

  • 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...

Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.