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VIS expects 1-3% decrease in 1Q15 shipments

Feb 10, 10:58

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to report a 1-3% sequential decrease in wafer shipments for the first quarter of 2015. ASP for the quarter...

TSMC set to step up investment in central Taiwan

Feb 9, 21:47

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has disclosed plans to invest more than NT$500 billion (US$16 billion) in its manufacturing site at the Central Taiwan Science Park...

TSMC

ASE looks to 12-15% revenue drop in 1Q15

Feb 9, 11:32

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported record consolidated revenues and profits for 2014. For 2015, the IC backend house expects its quarterly sales to register sequential...

ASE CFO Joseph Tung

PTI reports increased revenues for January

Stockwatch - Feb 5, 21:30

Consolidated sales at Powertech Technology (PTI) increased 0.8% on month and 4.2% on year to NT$3.21 billion (US$101.7 million) in January 2014.

ARM intros mobile chip designs for 2016

Feb 4, 19:23

ARM has announced mobile processor and GPU designs targeting the high-end market for smartphones and mobile devices. Devices with the technology suite are expected to enter the market...

TSMC to offer InFO-WLP technology for 16nm chips, eyeing Apple orders

Feb 4, 13:45

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will have its backend integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging (WLP) technology ready for 16nm chips, eyeing orders for Apple's...

ChipMOS to provide testing services for TDDI chips

Feb 4, 13:43

ChipMOS Technologies will start to install testing equipment for TDDI (touch with display driver) chips in the second quarter of 2015, according to the backend house. The number of...

ASE to make further investment in Kaohsiung, says report

Stockwatch - Feb 4, 10:39

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) plans to invest a total of almost NT$100 billion (US$3.2 billion) in its manufacturing site in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, over the next four...

Global semiconductor industry posts record sales in 2014, says SIA

Feb 3, 20:21

The global semiconductor industry posted record sales totaling US$335.8 billion in 2014, an increase of 9.9% from the 2013 total of US$305.6 billion, according to SIA.

Applied positive about IoT

Feb 3, 19:57

Ultra-low power technology will become important thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data, according to Applied Materials Taiwan president Erix Yu. The two trends will...

Applied Materials Taiwan president

Accretech and ChipMOS to cooperate on process automation and equipment development

Feb 2, 21:54

ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda), a provider of outsourced semiconductor assembly and test services, has signed a Letter of Intent to cooperate on the development of new equipment and...

Sony to boost production capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors

Feb 2, 21:53

Sony has announced plans to invest in Sony Semiconductor in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2016 in order to increase production capacity for stacked CMOS image sensors. Sony Semiconductor...

IC design houses to increase wafer orders for 2Q15

Jan 30, 16:09

A number of Taiwan-based IC design houses have decided to book more wafer orders for the second quarter of 2015 due to tight production capacity at wafer foundry houses, according...

Memory suppliers account for more than 60% of 300mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Jan 29, 19:45

IC Insights has published a ranking of the industry's largest IC manufacturers in terms of installed 300mm wafer start capacity in 2014. Included in the list are four companies from...

SPIL gearing up for fan-out WLP

Jan 29, 19:39

Siliconware Precision Industries' (SPIL) fan-out type wafer level packaging (WLP) will be ready for mass production in 2016, company chairman Bough Lin said during a January 28 investors...

SPIL 2014 profits almost double

Jan 29, 19:35

Packaging and testing company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has reported net profits of NT$11.73 billion (US$375.7 million) for 2014, up 99.1% from a year earlier. Earnings...

UMC looks to wafer shipment and ASP growth in 1Q15

Jan 28, 22:10

United Microelectronics (UMC) has forecast its wafer shipments will rise 2-3% sequentially in the first quarter of 2015, as its capacity utilization rate will hover around 90%, and...

UMC expects to enjoy a particularly strong 1Q15

PTI profits soar in 2014

Jan 28, 15:33

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) swung to net profits of NT$3.24 billion (US$104.3 million) from losses of NT$3.21 billion in 2013. Net EPS for 2014 came to...

Intel cooperates with Spreadtrum, Rockchip to tap China mobile chip solution market

Jan 28, 15:18

Intel has closely cooperated with China-based IC design houses Spreadtrum Communications and Rockchip Electronics to promote its platforms in the China market in order to compete...

Lite-On Semi looks to flat performance in 1Q15

Jan 27, 21:39

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to report flat sequential growth in first-quarter sales bucking seasonal trends, according to market...

Taiwan December manufacturing production index up on month, year, says MOEA

Jan 26, 23:23

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 111.45 for December 2014, increasing by 3.74% on month and by 7.29% on year, according to statistics released...

North America semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 0.98 in December, says SEMI

Jan 26, 10:47

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.37 billion in orders worldwide in December 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.98,...

Cypress licenses 40nm embedded flash IP to UMC

Jan 23, 10:19

Cypress Semiconductor and United Microelectronics (UMC) have jointly announced that UMC licensed Cypress's SONOS (silicon-oxide-nitride-oxide-silicon) embedded flash memory intellectual...

Samsung and Apple remain top semiconductor customers, says Gartner

Jan 23, 09:57

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2014, representing a combined semiconductor demand of 17%, according to Gartner. Samsung and Apple together...

PCB equipment makers Csun, Ampoc sales to show steady growth in 1H15

Jan 22, 20:10

Csun Manufacturing and Ampoc Far East are both expected to report flat or slight growth in the first half of 2015, thanks to continued brisk orders for wet-process PCB manufacturing...

IC market CAGR rebounds but growth remains below 30-year average, says IC Insights

Jan 22, 15:51

Judging from the IC market size at the beginning and end of each decade since the 1980s and the corresponding CAGR for each 10-year period, IC Insights has recognized the importance...

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

Jan 22, 15:46

Taiwan had 439,000 jobless citizens in December 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.79% and down 0.1pp on month and 0.29pp on year, according to statistics released by the...

Equipment maker Mirle to post 20% revenue growth in 2015

Jan 21, 15:37

Mirle Automation currently has a backlog of orders totaling NT$3.8 billion (US$120 million), with order visibility stretching to third-quarter 2015. The supplier of automatic systems...

UMC and Cadence collaborate to deliver 28nm design reference flow for ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore-based SoC

Jan 21, 13:49

Cadence Design Systems has announced that United Microelectronics (UMC) used its implementation and signoff tools to produce a silicon-ready 28nm ARM Cortex-A7 MPCore-based System-on-Chip...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$5.7 billion in 2014, says MOEA

Jan 21, 11:58

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 3,577 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) totaling US$5.770 billion in 2014, respectively increasing 11.57%...

Inspection service company Sporton looks to revenue growth in 1H15

Jan 21, 11:44

Taiwan-based Sporton International, which provides mobile device testing and certification services, expects to generate on-year revenue growth in the first half of 2015 thanks to...

Taiwan December export order value marks second high, says MOEA

Jan 20, 20:17

Taiwan received export orders worth US$44.23 billion in total in December 2014, the second highest monthly figure on record with growth of 1.6% on month and 4.5% on year, according...

ChipMOS to allocate 30-40% of capex for driver-IC testing

Jan 19, 21:31

Packaging and testing firm ChipMOS Technologies will allocate 30-40% of its planned capex for 2015 for upgrading its production lines for LCD driver ICs, according to the company.

Worldwide semiconductor sales to rise 5% in 2015, says Gartner

Jan 19, 10:49

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$358 billion in 2015, a 5.4% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. The forecast is down from the research firm's previous...

Equipment supplier Scientech positive about 1Q15

Jan 19, 10:45

Semiconductor equipment supplier Scientech is positive about its business outlook for the first quarter of 2015, citing brisk demand for advanced process manufacturing.

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