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Power semiconductor market revenues decline in 2015, says IHS

Aug 12, 12:36

Overall revenues for the power semiconductors market globally dropped slightly in 2015, due primarily to macroeconomic factors and application-specific issues, according to IHS Mar...

Toppan Photomasks approves new advanced production capacity and technology project for 65nm to 14nm nodes in China

Aug 11, 22:16

Toppan Photomasks (TPI) has announced the approval of the next phase of investment for its recently expanded factory in Shanghai, China operated under Toppan Photomasks Company Limited,...

Sigurd sees earnings up 65.8% on year in 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 11, 13:55

IC backend service company Sigurd Microelectronics saw its net profits grow 65.8% on year to NT$199 million (US$6.42 million) in the second quarter of 2016. EPS stood at NT$0.55 for...

Powerchip nets NT$1.39 in 1Q16 EPS

Aug 11, 10:27

Foundry chipmaker Powerchip Technology has reported net profits of NT$3.08 billion (US$99.6 million) for the first half of 2016, down 45% from a year ago. EPS for the six-month period...

Chipbond posts revenue growth for July

Aug 11, 10:18

LCD driver IC packaging specialist Chipbond Technology saw its July revenues climb to a 16-month high of NT$1.5 billion (US$43.4 million).

TSMC posts decreased July revenues

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 10:16

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$76.39 (US$2.46 billion) for July 2016, down 6.1% sequentially and 5.6% on year.

SMIC expects another quarter of record revenues

Aug 11, 10:11

China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) expects to post revenue growth of 8-11% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016, with gross margin...

Fingerprint sensor orders filling 8-inch fab capacity

Aug 10, 11:13

Foundries have seen a ramp-up of orders for fingerprint-recognition sensor chips which are filling their 8-inch fab capacity, according to industry sources.

TSMC grabs chip orders for new Apple Watch, says report

Newswatch - Aug 9, 21:10

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will replace Samsung as the sole supplier of chips for the new Apple Watch starting the second half of 2016, according to a report...

UMC July revenues down, VIS up

Stockwatch - Aug 9, 21:09

Pure-play wafer foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its July revenues hit a 3-month low, whereas Vanguard International Semiconductor's (VIS) revenues increased about 3% on...

Topco Scientific reports on-year increase in July revenues

Stockwatch - Aug 9, 15:47

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.754 billion (US$55.82 million) for July 2016, representing a 8.15% drop on month and 16.53% increase on year.

PTI to make additional investment in China subsidiary

Aug 9, 11:48

Powertech Technology (PTI) has announced plans to inject an additional US$25 million into Powertech Semiconductor (Xian), its subsidiary responsible for backend services for memory...

ASE posts slight revenue decrease

Aug 9, 11:42

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.59 billion (US$685.7 million) for July 2016, down 0.9% sequentially and 0.4% on year.

VIS expects up to 3% drop in 3Q16 revenues

Aug 9, 11:02

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects its third-quarter revenues to decrease up to 3% or increase 1% sequentially despite the period being the traditionally...

TSMC to begin volume production for MediaTek 10nm chips in 1Q17, say sources

Aug 9, 10:57

MediaTek's Helio X30 SoC designed for mid-range and high-end smartphones will be ready for volume production in the first quarter of 2017. The chips will be built by TSMC using the...

Taiwan sees increased July export value

Aug 8, 22:24

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$24.12 billion for July 2016, increasing 5.4% on month and 1.2% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$20.51 billion rose...

Taiwan July CPI up, says DGBAS

Aug 8, 12:41

Taiwan's July 2016 consumer price index (CPI) of 105.02 (2011 as base year) increased 0.22% on month and 1.23% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of 84.87...

China firms set up alliance to integrate development of semiconductor industry

Aug 8, 11:14

A total of 27 semiconductor companies and related organizations in China have formed a High-End Chip Alliance (HECA) aimed at vertically integrating the development of China's semiconductor...

GlobalWafers sees large sequential growth in 2Q16

Aug 5, 11:21

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers on August 4 reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.903 billion (US$122 million), growing 7.02% on quarter, gross margin of 26.87%,...

Ardentec 2Q16 profits more than double

Aug 5, 10:44

IC testing house Ardentec saw its net profits surge 113% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016. EPS for the quarter came to NT$0.49 (US$0.02).

Win Semi enjoys another month of record revenues

Aug 5, 10:40

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.23 billion (US$38.8 million) for July 2016, a sales record for the fifth consecutive month. The figure...

KYEC July revenues hit record for 5th straight month

Aug 5, 10:39

IC testing house King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.8 billion (US$56.9 million) for July 2016, hitting a monthly record for the fifth...

GaAs IC foundry AWSC July revenues fall

Aug 4, 16:08

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) saw its July 2016 revenues fall to the lowest levels since March 2014.

Huge 2H16 spending surge expected from Samsung, TSMC and Intel, says IC Insights

Aug 4, 15:31

IC Insights has forecast that semiconductor industry capital spending will increase by only 3% in 2016 after declining by 2% in 2015. However, driven by the top three spenders, Samsung,...

Faraday 12.5G SerDes PHY debuts on UMC 28HPC process

Aug 4, 15:01

Faraday Technology and United Microelectronics (UMC) have jointly announced the availability of Faraday's 12.5Gbps programmable SerDes PHY IP on UMC's 28HPC process technology. The...

Sigurd July revenues hit record for 2nd straight month

Aug 3, 22:55

Taiwan-based testing company Sigurd Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues of NT$509 million (US$16 million) for July 2016, hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive...

IC material testing firm Material Analysis Technology sees profits up in 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 3, 22:54

IC material testing company Material Analysis Technology (MA-tek) saw its net profits grow 43.9% on quarter and 77.2% on year to NT$66 million (US$2.08 million) in the second quarter...

HMI shareholders OK acquisition by ASML

Aug 3, 16:12

Shareholders of Hermes Microvision (HMI) have approved the proposed acquisition of the company by ASML, according to the Taiwan-based fab toolmaker.

Testing solution provider CHPT reports strong earnings for 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 3, 16:11

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported net profits of NT$152 million (US$4.8 million) or NT$4.95 per share for the second quarter of 20...

Global 2Q16 semiconductor sales fall 6%, says SIA

Aug 3, 10:41

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$79.1 billion during the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 1.0% over the previous quarter but a decrease of 5.8% compared to the second...

VIS 3Q16 revenues likely to drop, says report

Aug 2, 20:10

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is likely to post a slight sequential drop in third-quarter revenues, due to a slowdown in orders for panel driver...

TSMC board approves US$3.79 billion for capacity expansion

Aug 2, 20:06

The board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved capital appropriations of approximately US$3.79 billion to expand capacity for advanced-node manufacturing,...

Testing company Sigurd reports strong pre-tax earnings for 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 2, 15:02

IC backend service company Sigurd Microelectronics has announced pre-tax profits of NT$249 million (US$7.89 million) for the second quarter of 2016, up 61.7% from the previous quarter...

Chipbond 1H16 profits fall

Aug 2, 11:06

Driver-IC backend specialist Chipbond Technology has reported net profits of NT$596 million (US$18.9 million) for the first half of 2016, down 38.4% from a year earlier, while consolidated...

UMC qualifies 0.18-micron BCD process for auto chips

Aug 1, 21:53

United Microelectronics (UMC) has verified on silicon its 0.18-micron Bipolar CMOS DMOS (BCD) process for the most stringent AEC Q100 grade-0 automotive chips, according to the foundry...

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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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