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Commentary: The arrival of post-Morris Chang era

Oct 3, 16:12

TSMC chairman Morris Chang's retirement announcement comes at a perfect timing as the foundry house is to celebrate its 30-year anniversary on October 23, 2017. While Chang is to...

All feasts must come to an end: Q&A with TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Oct 3, 15:22

Just three days after announcing an encouraging decision that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will build its 3nm wafer fab in Taiwan, the firm's chairman Morris...

Morris Chang (right), chairman of TSMC

Plant construction geared up at major China memory bases

Oct 2, 16:05

China's three major memory production bases, Wuhan, Fujiang and Hefei, are seeing construction of DRAM and NAND flash manufacturing plants moving into high gear, with the No. 1 plant...

Yangtze Memory Tech (YMTC) holds a topping-out ceremony for a new plant

Morris Chang to retire from TSMC in June 2018

Oct 2, 15:01

Morris Chang, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has announced that he will retire from the foundry house in June 2018.

Morris Chang to retire from TSMC in June 2018

Commentary: Triple-win decision for TSMC to build 3nm wafer fab in Taiwan

Oct 2, 14:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has recently decided to set up the world's first 3nm wafer fab in the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) after gaining government...

Staying focused on profitability: Q&A with UMC co-president SC Chien

Oct 2, 11:45

United Microelectronics (UMC) recently disclosed plans to expand its 28nm process offering by launching 28nm HPC and 28nm HPC Plus nodes, and introduce a further improved version...

UMC co-president SC Chien

China to install first EUV equipment as early as 2019, says ASML executive

Oct 2, 10:30

Major China-based IC foundries are already in talks with ASML about the installation of their first extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment for the manufacture of 7nm chips,...

country manager of ASML China

ShunSin obtains orders for fingerprint sensor modules from China

Oct 2, 10:21

ShunSin Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) specializing in assembly and test of system-in-package (SiP) modules, has obtained new orders...

TSMC announces plan to build 3nm fab in Taiwan

Sep 29, 17:10

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) today announced that following careful evaluation, the company's planned advanced 3nm fab will be located in the Tainan Science Park...

Taiwan unveils 4-year science, technology development plan

Sep 29, 16:07

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has unveiled the 2017-2020 National Science and Technology Development Plan to boost digital economy development and use of smart...

Where is Mong-song Liang taking SMIC: down the Samsung or TSMC path?

Sep 29, 14:42

SMIC has declined to confirm whether Mong-song Liang is working for it although industry players across the Taiwan Strait have claimed thta the former TSMC R&D guru is working...

It remains to be seen how SMIC is going to develop its advanced processes

Power transistor growth returns after volatile period, says IC Insights

Sep 29, 11:37

Since the 2009 semiconductor downturn and strong 2010 recovery year, power transistor sales have been rocked by market volatility, falling in three of the last five years because...

SMIC, Sanechips announce NB-IoT solution

Sep 29, 10:48

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Sanechips Technology (formerly ZTE Microelectronics Technology) have announced the launch of RoseFinch7100, which the companies...

Backend firm Lingsen enjoys strong orders for MEMS microphones

Sep 28, 14:49

Taiwan-based backend service company Lingsen Precision Industries has enjoyed brisk orders for MEMS microphones for use in smart speakers and voice assistants, according to industry...

Globalfoundries, Samsung promoting FD-SOI technology in China

Sep 28, 12:03

Globalfoundries and Samsung have both expressed optimism about chip demand for automotive and IoT applications in China, and are promoting their respective fully-depleted silicon-on-insulator...

Former Samsung executive joins SMIC

Sep 28, 11:05

Mong-song Liang has recently joined Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and led the China-based foundry's R&D department, according to industry sources.

DRAM transition to EUV for sub-10nm node remains a financial challenge

Sep 27, 15:59

Major DRAM chipmakers will continue to use multiple patterning exposure techniques for their 1x/1y nodes, but a question mark is still hanging over the prospect of their switch to...

Moore's Law has come to its end, says Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang

Sep 27, 14:57

Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang has said that with the emergence of GPU computing following the decline of the CPU era, Moore's Law has come to an end, stressing that his company's...

Jensen Huang, CEO of Nvidia

MEMS sensor demand for smartphones, automotive surging

Sep 26, 15:42

MEMS sensor demand for smartphones and automotive applications has been surging, according to sources at Taiwan-based IC backend houses, which have enjoyed a ramp-up of orders placed...

Aemulus rolls out 5G test solutions

Sep 26, 13:01

Malaysia-based automated test equipment (ATE) company Aemulus has announced the availability of its new test solutions for 5G wireless.

Aemulus Far East GM Sean Lin

Samsung ready to mass produce MRAM chips using 28nm FD-SOI process

Sep 26, 11:32

Samsung Foundry will soon be ready to enter mass production of magnetoresistive random-access memory (MRAM) chips built using 28nm fully depleted silicon-on-insulator (FD-SOI) process...

SMIC to build new plant in Ningbo

Sep 26, 11:07

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) plans to set up a new plant in Ningbo, China where the pure-play foundry will install its specialty process technology R&D and...

SMIC

Sigurd to enter board of Winstek

Sep 26, 10:30

Winstek Semiconductor (formerly STATS ChipPAC Taiwan Semiconductor) is scheduled to hold a shareholders meeting on November 15 to re-elect its board of directors. Sigurd Microelectronics...

Beijing, Shanghai IC sectors prospering

Sep 25, 15:30

The flourishing IC industries in Beijing and Shanghai has been pushing forward China's overall IC industry development, enabling the rapid rise of China in the global marketplace...

Taiwan IC backend firms to enjoy strong 4Q17

Sep 25, 11:57

A ramp-up of orders for communications chips, as well as TV panel-use driver ICs and TDDI (touch with display driver) chips, will enable Taiwan-based IC backend firms to enjoy a particularly...

Taiwan August unemployment rate down on year

Sep 25, 10:26

Taiwan had 461,000 jobless citizens in August 2017, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.89% which rose 0.05pp sequentially but dropped 0.19pp on year, according to the Directorate-General...

Taiwan August manufacturing production index up

Sep 25, 10:22

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 117.21 for August 2017, increasing 3.62% sequentially and 4.03% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic...

Taiwan science park January-June revenues reach NT$1.152 trillion

Sep 22, 14:58

Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1.152 trillion (US$38.09 billion)...

Infineon to sell Newport manufacturing site to Neptune 6

Sep 22, 14:52

Infineon Technologies and a private company trading under the name Neptune 6 have announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Neptune 6 will acquire IR Newport,...

North American semi equipment industry billings fall to 4-month low in August

Sep 22, 12:36

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a 3.9% sequential decrease in billings worldwide in August reaching a four-month low of US$2.18 billion, according...

Globalfoundries Chengdu fab nears completion

Sep 22, 11:47

Global foundries will hold a "topping out" ceremony to celebrate a major milestone of the construction of its new 12-inch wafer plant in Chengdu, China at the end of October, according...

Globalfoundries looking to ramp new 12-inch wafer plant in Chengdu in 2018

Supply of 12-inch silicon wafers to stay tight through 2019

Sep 22, 11:11

The global supply of 12-inch silicon wafers will further tighten over the next two years, when new fabs in China are set to come online, according to industry sources.

12-inch wafer supply to remain tight through 2019

Tokyo Electron optimistic about etching equipment demand for 3D NAND, FinFET

Sep 22, 10:32

Etching equipment demand for the manufacture of 3D NAND flash memory and FinFET chips is expected to grow in 2018 and 2019, according to Tokyo Electron, which expects its share of...

Tokyo Electron eyeing larger share of global etching equipment market

Globalfoundries to roll out 12nm FinFET technology for high-performance devices

Sep 22, 10:30

Globalfoundries has announced plans to introduce a new 12nm leading-performance (12LP) FinFET semiconductor manufacturing process. The technology is expected to deliver better density...

KYEC grabs testing orders for analog, PA chips from Murata

Sep 21, 15:18

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has recently obtained testing orders for analog chips and power amplifiers (PA) from Murata Manufacturing, according to industry sources.

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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.

  • 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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