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TSMC names new president for North America operation

Jun 8, 16:08

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has announced the promotion of a veteran executive, Dave Keller to president of TSMC North America. Rick Cassidy remains as CEO of TSMC...

More non-IC design houses to seek advanced capacity at foundry houses

Jun 8, 15:49

More patrons other than IC-design houses and IDMs are likely to flock to wafer foundry houses looking for advanced capacity for emerging applications such IoT, Big Data, self-driving...

Taiwan sees increased May export value, says MOF

Jun 8, 14:10

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$25.52 billion for May 2017, increasing 5% on month and 8.4% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$22.07 billion grew 2.5%...

Global semiconductor sales increase 21% in April 2017, says SIA

Jun 7, 21:53

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$31.3 billion for the month of April 2017, an increase of 20.9% from the April 2016 total of US$25.9 billion and 1.3% more than the previous...

ASE, PTI post increased May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 7, 21:19

IC backend houses Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Powertech Technology (PTI) have reported sequential increases in consolidated revenues for May 2017 of 9.6% and 2.4%,...

MediaTek considers placing chip orders with Globalfoundries

Jun 7, 21:02

MediaTek is mulling placing chip orders with Globalfoundries using the foundry's 22nm FD-SOI process technology, according to industry sources.

Taiwan inspection equipment makers Machvision, Utechzone post brisk May revenues

Jun 7, 15:19

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialists Machvision and Utechzone have both reported brisk revenue results for May 2017, and are set to enjoy a particularly strong...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$3 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 6, 15:46

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on June 5 disclosed a total of about NT$3.09 billion (US$102.8 million) spent on machinery equipment from ASML,...

Korea replaces Taiwan as largest semiconductor equipment market

Jun 6, 14:55

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached a record US$13.1 billion in the first quarter of 2017, according to SEMI. The billings figure was 14% higher than...

Apple, Amazon to join Foxconn bid to acquire Toshiba semi unit, says report

Newswatch - Jun 6, 14:19

Apple and Amazon will participate in Foxconn Electronics' bid to acquire Toshiba's semiconductor business, Foxconn chairman Terry Guo told the Japan-based Nikkei Asian Review.<...

Taiwan May CPI up on month, year, says DGBAS

Jun 6, 14:07

Taiwan's May 2017 consumer price index (CPI) of 105.03 (2011 as base year) increased 0.10% on month and 0.59% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of 84.12...

KYEC revenues to rise through September

Jun 5, 23:04

Market watchers expect King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) to enjoy sequential revenue growth through September. The IC testing company will likely see its second-quarter revenues...

SPIL May revenues rise 7%

Jun 5, 23:02

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) saw its May revenues increase 6.7% sequentially to NT$6.99 billion (US$232.4 million).

IBM, Globalfoundries and Samsung build new transistor for 5nm technology

Jun 5, 22:20

IBM on June 5 announced that the company and its research alliance partners Globalfoundries and Samsung, and equipment suppliers have developed an industry-first process to build...

TSMC to foray into next generation memory market, says report

Newswatch - Jun 5, 11:44

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will further enhance its competiveness by stepping into production of next generation memory chips in addition to current mainstream...

Robust NOR flash demand to boost 3Q17 performance at backend firms

Jun 5, 10:22

Taiwan-based backend service companies including ChipMOS Technologies, Walton Advanced Engineering and Lingsen Precision Industries are expected to post brisk revenue results for...

SMIC eyeing top-3 spot in pure-play foundry segment

Jun 3, 09:32

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is aiming to become a global top-3 pure-play foundry chipmaker by 2020, according to the China-based company. In addition to advanced...

Taiwan semiconductor production value to grow 3.5% in 2017

Newswatch - Jun 2, 11:00

The production value of Taiwan's semiconductor industry is expected to amount to NT$2.4 trillion (US$79.74 billion) in 2017, up 3.5% from a year earlier, compared to 7.1% growth projected...

PTI optimistic about memory-dominated packaging

Jun 2, 10:30

The era of memory-dominated packaging technology has arrived, and heterogeneous stacking with memory and logic devices has become a trend, according to DK Tsai, chairman and CEO for...

Fifteen chipmakers to spend more than US$1 billion on capex, says IC Insights

Jun 2, 10:29

There are 15 companies forecast to have semiconductor capital expenditures of more than US$1 billion in 2017, up from 11 in 2016 and only eight in 2013, according to IC Insights.

ARM rolls out new solutions to accelerate AI adoption

Jun 1, 15:21

ARM has launched a series of processor cores, the high-end Cortex-A75 and mid-range Cortex-A55 chips, and the Mali-G72 graphics chip, aimed to accelerate AI adoption.

ARM looking to work with its partners to ship the next 100 billion ARM-based chips by 2021

PTI increases stake in Tera Probe to nearly 60%

Jun 1, 15:20

Taiwan-based Powertech Technology (PTI), which has struck a deal with Micron Technology to take up the US vendor's stake in Japan-based wafer testing specialist Tera Probe, has announced...

Taiwan 1Q17 economic growth estimated at 2.60%, says DGBAS

May 31, 14:02

Taiwan's economic growth rate for the first quarter of 2017 is estimated at 2.60%, upward adjusted by 0.04pp from the preliminary estimate made in April 2017, according to the Directorate...

MediaTek launches MT7622 4x4 802.11n/Bluetooth 5.0 SoC with dedicated network accelerator

May 31, 12:57

MediaTek has introduced what it calls the world's first 4x4 802.11n and Bluetooth 5.0 system-on-chip featuring a dedicated Wi-Fi network accelerator. The MediaTek MT7622 was created...

TSMC to start equipment move-in at Nanjing plant in September

May 30, 15:51

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) new 12-inch plant in Nanjing, China will be ready for equipment move-in in September 2017, according to the Taiwan-based foundry...

TSMC installed capacity for 2017 to rise 10%

CHPT to provide solutions for special-purpose PCBs

May 30, 15:43

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has disclosed plans to develop new solutions for the manufacture of special-purpose PCBs with total investment...

Topco 2017 revenues to rise over 10%

May 30, 15:42

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to post more than 10% revenue growth in 2017 driven by robust demand for silicon wafers and photoresist solutions, according...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts US$2.17 billion in April billings

May 30, 15:41

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$2.17 billion in billings worldwide in April 2017 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI. The billings...

2017 automotive IC market on pace for record year, says IC Insights

May 30, 15:40

Electronic systems that improve vehicle performance; that add comfort and convenience; and that warn, detect, and take corrective measures to keep drivers safe and alert are being...

The enterprise platform revolution of 2017: An opportunity for Taiwan vendors to take the lead

May 30, 15:37

With all the overcooked buzz about mobility, IoT and other consumer-oriented market speak, it is easy to forget the less sexy, but far more profitable and strategically important...

TSMC set to move 7nm to volume production in 2018

May 25, 22:14

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is set to move its 7nm process technology to volume production in 2018, an improved version of the 7nm process using extreme ultraviolet...

ASE lands FOWLP packaging orders from Infineon, says paper

Newswatch - May 24, 12:08

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reportedly secured orders for providing fan-out wafer-level packaging (FOWLP) service for Infineon Technologies' power management (PWM)...

ChipMOS reportedly lands gold bumping orders for AMOLED driver ICs from Samsung

Newswatch - May 24, 10:51

ChipMOS Technologies reportedly has landed orders from Samsung Electronics for providing gold bumping services on 12-inch wafers fabricated to produce AMOLED driver ICs to be used...

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

May 23, 22:39

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 104.11 for April 2017, decreasing 10.02% on month but increasing 0.79% on year, according to statistics released...

Globalfoundries and Chengdu partner to expand FD-SOI ecosystem in China

May 23, 22:37

Globalfoundries and the Chengdu municipality have announced an investment to spur innovation in China's semiconductor industry. The partners plan to build a FD-SOI ecosystem including...

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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