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Globalfoundries announces design infrastructure for 14nm FinFET process

Jun 3, 12:15

In collaboration with design ecosystem partners, Globalfoundries has announced the availability of digital design flows for customers designing on its latest manufacturing technology...

UMC developing 18nm process technology

Jun 2, 12:04

Taiwan-based contract chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) internally has made a decision to move to 18nm process technology from 28nm, as the foundry finds it tougher and would...

ARM de-risks design cycle for IoT chips

Jun 2, 11:45

ARM has unveiled a new hardware subsystem to enable the fast and efficient development of chips for smart connected devices. The ARM IoT subsystem for ARM Cortex-M processors is optimized...

Computex 2015: ASE to showcase SiP solutions

Jun 1, 15:49

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced it will be showcasing system-in-package (SiP) solutions for consumer applications at the Computex Taipei 2015. These SiP applications...

Avago acquisition of Broadcom creates new semiconductor powerhouse, IHS says

May 29, 14:04

Merger activity in the semiconductor industry moved to a new level with the announcement of the agreement for Avago Technologies to acquire Broadcom, according to IHS Technology.

Xilinx working with TSMC on 7nm chips

May 29, 09:37

Xilinx has disclosed the company is working with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on the 7nm process and 3D IC technology for its next generation of all programmable...

NXP to sell RF power amplifier unit to JAC Capital for US$1.8 billion

May 28, 21:02

NXP Semiconductors has announced an agreement that will facilitate the sale of its RF Power business to China's state-owned Jianguang Asset Management (JAC Capital). Under the terms...

Semi-equipment component maker Calitech debuts on Taiwan ESB

May 28, 20:57

Taiwan-based Calitech, which provides key parts for semiconductor front-end equipment, recently started trading on Taiwan's emerging stock market.

TSMC to triple 16nm chip capacity by end-2016, says co-CEO

May 28, 15:52

TSMC is set to move its 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) process to commercial production in the second half of 2015, and plans to introduce a compact version of the 16FF+ process in early...

TSMC co-CEO CC Wei

M31 teams up with Imagination

May 28, 11:37

Silicon IP provider M31 Technology has announced a collaboration with Imagination Technologies. The companies will focus on low-power technologies for the IoT, wearables and other...

TSMC to beat Samsung in 10nm race

May 27, 22:03

TSMC is confident that the company will beat Samsung Electronics in ramping up production on its 10nm lines, according to the Taiwan-based foundry.

UMC holds technology forum in Japan

May 27, 20:03

United Microelectronics (UMC) on May 27 held its 2015 Japan Technology Forum to showcase the company's IoT and automotive IC manufacturing solutions to Japan-based semiconductor co...

TSMC to build 10nm pilot line in June, says report

Newswatch - May 26, 22:07

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is scheduled to establish a 10nm pilot line at its 12-inch wafer plant in Hsinchu (Fab 12), northern Taiwan, in June, according to...

HMI slips to loss in April

Stockwatch - May 26, 16:04

Following various Taiwan-based media outlets reporting market watchers' optimistic earnings forecasts for Hermes Microvision (HMI), which has recently boosted the share price of the...

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

May 26, 15:08

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 107.39 for April 2015, decreasing 5.01% on month but increasing 1.15% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic...

HMI EPS for 2015 to rise

Stockwatch - May 25, 22:05

Inspection equipment manufacturer Hermes Microvision (HMI) is expected to report an EPS of NT$55.45 (US$1.82) for 2015, compared with NT$45.60 in 2014, a recent Chinese-language Economic...

Taiwan 1Q15 economic growth rate downward adjusted to 3.37%, says DGBAS

May 25, 11:09

Taiwan's economic growth rate, on-year growth in GDP, for the first quarter of 2015 has been downward adjusted from 3.46% estimated in April 2015 to 3.37%, according to the Directorate...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.04 in April, says SEMI

May 22, 15:23

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted US$1.57 billion in orders in April 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.04, according to...

Gudeng enters mass production of mask cases for LCDs

May 22, 15:18

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer specializing in mask solution products and wafer handling equipment, has entered mass production...

iPhone shipments to reach over 230 million in 2015, says firm

May 22, 10:57

The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the next iPhone, rumored to be called iPhone 6S, will enter mass production in June 2015 and be shipped in the third quarter of the year, with...

Taiwan unemployment rate down in April, says DGBAS

May 22, 10:52

Taiwan had 421,000 jobless citizens in April 2015, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.63% which dropped 0.09pp on month and 0.28pp on year, according to the Directorate-General...

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q15

May 21, 21:32

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and four fabless companies in the first quarter of 2015.

Xintec profits soar in 1Q15

Stockwatch - May 21, 21:23

Taiwan's Xintec, an affiliate of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) specializing in packaging services for CMOS image sensors as well as MEMS and fingerprint sensors,...

Applied announces breakthrough technology for patterning copper interconnects at 10nm and beyond

May 21, 21:22

Applied Materials has announced its Applied Endura Cirrus HTX PVD (physical vapor deposition) system with breakthrough technology for patterning copper interconnects at 10nm and beyond...

Cirrus Logic shifts orders to TSMC

May 21, 21:05

Cirrus Logic has reportedly shifted its orders back to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) from Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), as the audio chip provider...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$1.5 billion in January-April, says MOEA

May 21, 14:49

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has revealed it approved 1,162 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) totaling US$1.517 billion in January-April 2015,...

2014 banner year for global industrial semiconductors, says IHS

May 21, 11:04

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues totaled US$40.4 billion in 2014, up from US$34.3 billion in 2013, according to IHS. The 18% increase follows solid growth of 13% in 2013,...

Taiwan sees decreased April export order value, says MOEA

May 20, 21:03

Taiwan received export orders worth US$37.32 billion in total in April 2015, decreasing 2.9% on month and 4% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic...

Qualcomm to step out of TSMC top-5 client list in 2H15

May 20, 20:59

Qualcomm may not serve as one of the top-five clients for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the second half of 2015 as the US-based chipmaker has placed more 14nm...

TSMC to manufacture fingerprint sensors for next iPhone

May 20, 20:56

TSMC will reportedly manufacture fingerprint sensors for use in the next-generation iPhone series at its 12-inch wafer fabs using 65nm process technology, according to industry sou...

Powerchip obtains NT$15 billion syndicated loan

May 20, 14:36

Foundry chipmaker Powerchip Technology has signed a three-year, NT$15 billion (US$491.9 million) syndicated loan contract with a banking consortium, according to the company.

Power management semiconductor market rises 7% in 2014, says IHS

May 19, 22:16

After less-than-stellar market growth in 2013, the market for power management semiconductors surged in 2014. Even after a seasonal revenue decline of roughly 5% in the fourth quarter...

GaAs IC firms look to strong growth in 2H15

May 19, 22:09

GaAs IC foundries Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC), and GaAs epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) are set to report significant...

Digitimes Research: South Korea memory-IC industry output value rises 31% in 1Q15

May 19, 22:01

The production value of South Korea's memory chip industry soared 31% from a year earlier to almost KRW13 trillion (US$11.9 billion) in the first quarter of 2015, according Digitimes...

Silicon wafer shipments increase in 1Q15, says SEMI

May 19, 15:57

SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments registered increases of 3.4% sequentially and 11.6% on year in the first quarter of 2015.

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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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