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TSMC tops listed Taiwan-based makers in 2015 R&D spending, says MOEA

Apr 18, 11:26

Wafer foundry service provider Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expended NT$65.5 billion (US$1.99 billion) on R&D in 2015, the largest among all Taiwan-based...

China market: HiWafer Semi ramps up 6-inch GaAs chip fab, says paper

Apr 18, 11:15

China-based Chengdu HiWafer Semiconductor has commenced operation at its 6-inch GaAs chip fab, which in return will help China reduce its reliance on imports of high-end frequency...

Number of 300mm IC wafer fabs expected to reach 100 in 2016, says IC Insights

Apr 18, 01:22

In 2008, 300mm wafers took over as the industry's primary wafer size in terms of total surface area used. The number of 300mm wafer fabrication facilities in operation continues to...

TSMC reiterates revenue target for 2016

Apr 15, 11:23

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) target of 5-10% growth in 2016 consolidated revenues remains unchanged, according to the pure-play foundry.

TSMC 1Q16 profits fall 18%

Apr 14, 15:52

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced net profits of NT$64.78 billion (US$2 billion) on consolidated revenues of NT$203.50 billion for...

UMC qualifies Cadence Virtuoso LDE analyzer for its 28HPC process

Apr 14, 14:41

Cadence Design Systems has announced that the company's Virtuoso layout-dependent effects (LDE) analyzer has been qualified by United Microelectronics (UMC) to support the foundry's...

ASE grabs major SiP module orders for second-generation Apple Watch, sources say

Apr 14, 14:03

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), already a provider of SiP (system-in-package) modules for the first-generation Apple Watch, has reportedly grabbed the majority of SiP module...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to decline 0.6% in 2016, says Gartner

Apr 13, 22:19

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$333 billion in 2016, a decrease of 0.6% from 2015, according to Gartner. This is following a decline of 2.3% in 2015 due...

Global IC foundry market grows 4.4% in 2015, says Gartner

Apr 13, 21:57

Breaking a three-year double-digit-growth streak, the worldwide semiconductor foundry market grew 4.4% in 2015 to achieve US$48.8 billion in revenues, according to final results by...

Taiwan forms IoT alliance

Apr 13, 11:51

Taiwan-based enterprises and research/academic organizations on April 12 announced the formation of the Asia IoT Alliance (AIoTA) in an attempt to promote IoT applications across...

HMI March revenues rebound

Apr 13, 11:09

Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI), a provider of electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions, saw its March revenues rebound to more than NT$700 million (US$21.7 million)...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$2 billion

Stockwatch - Apr 12, 14:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased engineering and facility equipment from Applied Materials, Fu Tsu Construction and Tokyo Electron for a total of about...

UMC to post brisk 2Q16 results

Apr 12, 14:33

IC foundry UMC is expected to enjoy significant revenue and profit growth sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, thanks to a ramp-up of orders from its fabless clients as well...

TSMC likely to bring forward 7nm schedule, says report

Newswatch - Apr 12, 11:02

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to detail its roadmap for 7nm process, including a revised production schedule for the node technology, at an investors...

Taiwan March export value up on month, down on year, says MOF

Apr 11, 21:46

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$22.72 billion for March 2016, increasing 27.8% on month but decreasing 11.4% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$18.22...

UMC March revenues increase

Apr 11, 15:46

United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.92 billion (US$399 million) for March 2016, up 36.3% sequentially and 1.6% on year.

Topco Scientific March revenues increase

Stockwatch - Apr 8, 17:59

Semiconductor materials distributor Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.81 billion (US$55.9 million) for March 2016, up 10.3% on month and 7.4% on year.

Specialty IC foundry VIS March revenues rise to 12-month high

Apr 8, 15:28

Analog and mixed-signal IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.18 billion (US$67.2 million) for March 2016, up 7.8% sequentially...

TSMC March revenues rise

Apr 8, 15:08

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues for March 2016 increased 22.7% sequentially and 1.1% from a year ago to NT$73.09...

PTI, KYEC post revenue growth for March

Apr 8, 15:04

Memory and logic IC backend house Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported March revenues increased 10.5% sequentially and 8.6% on year, while fellow company King Yuan Electronics...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues fall 2.3% in 2015, says Gartner

Apr 8, 12:23

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$334.8 billion in 2015, a 2.3% decrease from 2014, according to final results by Gartner.

Global 2015 semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment market drops 1%, says Gartner

Apr 8, 12:22

Worldwide semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment revenue totaled US$33.6 billion in 2015, a 1% decrease from 2014, according to final results by Gartner. The top 10 vendors...

Asustek reduces demand for Intel-developed smartphone platforms

Apr 8, 12:17

Asustek Computer has added platforms developed by Qualcomm and Taiwan-based MediaTek for its ZenFone-series smartphones, reducing the proportion of platforms developed by Intel, its...

iPhone SE is 3 iPhone generations rolled into 1, IHS teardown reveals

Apr 7, 21:16

A preliminary estimate by IHS and its teardown and cost benchmarking service shows that the iPhone SE smartphone costs about US$160 to build. The US version of an entry-level iPhone...

ASE March revenues rise on year, SPIL down

Apr 7, 20:59

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues for March 2016 increased 5.5% on year to NT$23.55 billion (US$726.7 million), while fellow packaging and...

GaAs IC foundry Win Semi 1Q16 revenues rise

Apr 7, 20:57

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.12 billion (US$134.4 million) for March 2016, up 7.2% on year and hitting a record high. Revenues for...

Global Unichip reports brisk March results

Apr 6, 16:12

IC design services provider Global Unichip has reported March revenues soared 13.8% sequentially and 81.4% from a year earlier to NT$926 million (US$28.5 million).

Global semiconductor sales dip slightly in February, says SIA

Apr 6, 11:41

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$26 billion for the month of February 2016, a decrease of 3.2% compared...

Global smiconductor market slumps in 2015, IHS says

Apr 6, 11:07

Global semiconductor revenues fell by 2% in 2015, according to IHS. Sequential quarterly growth was weak throughout every quarter of 2015, especially in the first quarter when the...

Taiwan MOEA confirms receipt of Tsinghua Unigroup application to invest in PTI, says report

Newswatch - Apr 1, 16:12

The Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) on March 31 confirmed it has received an application submitted by China-based Tsinghua Unigroup to invest...

China backend houses expand into advanced-process segment

Apr 1, 13:58

China-based IC packaging and testing houses are vying for more orders, particularly those requiring advanced technologies, from Taiwan-based IC design houses, according to industry...

Synopsys Custom Compiler deployed at ST to boost IP development productivity

Mar 31, 15:32

Synopsys has announced that STMicroelectronics is deploying Custom Compiler for custom design, initially starting with 28nm FD-SOI IP development. After an extensive evaluation and...

Taiwan IC design houses could benefit from Foxconn-Sharp takeover

Mar 31, 15:12

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has reached a deal to take over Japan-based Sharp, which could bring in more business opportunities for Taiwan-based IC design houses,...

GlobalWafers to expand capacity in 2016

Mar 31, 14:37

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers has set aside a capital expenditure budget of NT$2 billion (US$60.6 million) for expanding annual production capacity for 8-inch...

VIS 1Q16 results to meet guidance

Newswatch - Mar 31, 14:33

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is expected to see its first-quarter results meet the guidance given at the end of January, with revenues to increase...

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  • 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.

  • Applied+SEMVision+G6+defect+analysis+system+

    Applied SEMVision G6 defect analysis system

    Applied Materials has announced a suite of new defect review and classification technologies for its SEMVision family of products to accelerate time to yield for leading-edge chip...

    Photo: Company, Jul 15.

  • 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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