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Taiwan IC backend production value to rise 4.9% in 2015, says IEK

Apr 24, 14:59

The production value of Taiwan's IC packaging and testing industry sector is forecast to register increases of 5.7% and 3.2%, respectively, in 2015, according to the government-funded...

Gartner cuts forecast for 2015 chip market growth

Apr 24, 10:16

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$354 billion in 2015, a 4% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. However, the prediction is down from Gartner's previous...

Intel to help vendors launch inexpensive tablets, say Taiwan makers

Apr 23, 22:30

Intel will offer new RDAs (reference designs for Android) in the second half of 2015 to help partnering vendors, including China-based white-box ones, launch inexpensive 7-, 8- and...

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

Apr 23, 20:34

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 112.84 for March 2015, increasing 23.99% on month 6.97% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...

VIA posts seventh consecutive quarterly loss in 1Q15

Newswatch - Apr 23, 14:05

VIA Technologies has reported a net loss of NT$375 million (US$12.09 million) for the first quarter of 2015, the seventh consecutive quarter of operating losses recorded by the IC...

Taiwan March unemployment rate up on month, down on year, says DGBAS

Apr 23, 13:43

Taiwan had 431,000 jobless citizens in March 2015, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.72% which rose 0.03pp on month but dropped 0.31pp on year, according to statistics released...

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio rises

Apr 23, 11:13

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.10 in March 2015, having been above parity for three months in a row, according to the...

Win Semi to downsize capital 20%

Apr 23, 11:03

Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors has announced plans to reduce paid-in capital by NT$1.487 billion (US$48 million), or 20%, to NT$5.947 billion.

Intel to launch quad-core SoFIA LTE chips in 4Q15, say Taiwan makers

Apr 22, 22:29

Intel will move ahead the launch of its 4G chip, the SoFIA LTE, to the fourth quarter of 2015 and the SoFIA LTE 2 in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources in Ta...

IoT to drive semiconductor growth, says TSMC co-CEO

Apr 22, 10:52

Internet of Things (IoT) will be the semiconductor industry's next growth driver, spurring demand for chip components for use in applications particularly automotive, medical/healthcare...

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Two STATS ChipPAC subsidiaries in Taiwan merge

Apr 21, 21:04

IC testing house STATS ChipPAC Taiwan Semiconductor (SCT), a 52%-hold subsidiary of STATS ChipPAC, will complete its acquisition of STATS ChipPAC Taiwan, a wholly-owned subsidiary...

Win Semi expects to post double-digit growth in 2Q15 sales

Apr 21, 21:00

Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors expects to report a double-digit sequential increase in second-quarter revenues, with gross margin staying high at the...

Applied intros photomask etch solution for quadruple patterning at 10nm and beyond

Apr 21, 16:09

Applied Materials has announced the Applied Centura Tetra Z Photomask Etch system for etching next-generation optical lithographic photomasks needed by the industry to continue multiple...

Taiwan chipmakers unaffected by earthquake

Apr 21, 15:56

Taiwan-based chipmakers including foundries TSMC and UMC, and IC packager ASE have said that their operations have not been affected by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the...

Global semiconductor market increases 9% in 2014, says IHS

Apr 21, 15:14

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grew by 9.2% in 2014, coming in just slightly below the 9.4% growth estimated previously, according to IHS. The year ended on a strong note with the...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of US$1.236 billion in January-March, says MOEA

Apr 20, 22:00

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 853 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$1.236 billion in January-March 2015, respectively...

Taiwan sees increased March export order value, says MOEA

Apr 20, 21:59

Taiwan received export orders worth US$38.43 billion in total in March 2015, increasing 28.6% on month and 1.3% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic...

TSMC to open new fab for 10nm manufacturing in mid-2016, says chairman

Apr 20, 15:42

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will break ground for a new fab at its 12-inch wafer plant in central Taiwan in June 2015. The fab is designed to manufacture chips...

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Is Japan losing its influence in global semiconductor market?, asks IC Insights

Apr 20, 15:10

In 2014, there were only two Japan-based companies – Toshiba and Renesas – among the top-10 semiconductor suppliers. Assuming the NXP/Freescale merger is completed later...

PTI to post sales growth through 3Q15

Apr 20, 14:45

Memory packaging and testing house Powertech Technology (PTI) is expected to post sequential revenue growth through the third quarter of 2015, according to market observers.

Taiwan science park January-February total revenues top NT$365 billion, says MOST

Apr 20, 10:46

The three science parks developed and operated by the government in Taiwan, Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP),...

TSMC targets 10% revenue CAGR over next 5 years

Apr 17, 16:16

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is targeting a 10% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) for both revenues and profits over the next five years, according to the pure-play...

PCB equipment supplier Symtek reports strong earnings for 2014

Newswatch - Apr 17, 15:10

PCB and FPD equipment supplier Symtek Automation Asia (SAA) has reported net profit of NT$227 million (US$7.3 million) or NT$5.16 per share for 2014.

Worldwide semiconductor foundry market grows 16.1% in 2014, says Gartner

Apr 17, 11:08

The worldwide semiconductor foundry market grew 16.1% in 2014 to achieve US$46.9 billion in revenues, according to final results by Gartner.

PTI, FATC post mild revenue increases in 1Q15

Apr 17, 11:04

Memory packaging and testing houses Powertech Technology (PTI) and Formosa Advanced Technologies (FATC) have reported on-year increases of 2.2% and 6.8%, respectively, in consolidated...

TSMC expects sales drop in 2Q15

Apr 17, 10:37

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects its revenues to decrease 7-8% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015. The pure-play IC foundry has also cut its annual...

TSMC expects 2Q15 sales to drop

TSMC hopes to build wholly-owned 12-inch fab in China

Apr 16, 21:59

TSMC would prefer to set up its own 12-inch wafer fab in China, and management is evaluating the feasibility "aggressively," according to the Taiwan-based contract chipma...

TSMC evaluating plans to set up 12-inch fab in China

Commentary: TSMC to lag UMC, Powerchip to build 12-inch fab in China

Apr 16, 14:22

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) may not only lag behind rival United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) but also Powerchip Technology in the race to build 12-inch...

SEMI reports 2014 semiconductor photomask sales of US$3.2 billion

Apr 16, 13:48

SEMI has reported that the worldwide semiconductor photomask market was US$3.2 billion in 2014 and is forecast to reach US$3.4 billion in 2016.

Inspection firm Sporton to distribute high dividends for 2014

Newswatch - Apr 15, 22:52

Shareholders of inspection service company Sporton International have approved the company's plan to distribute a dividend of NT$6 for 2014, including NT$5.80 in cash and NT$0.20...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge pricier to build, cheaper to buy than comparable Apple iPhone 6 Plus, says IHS

Apr 15, 21:43

The recently released Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is the most expensive Galaxy S line smartphone yet built, but has a lower retail price than a comparable iPhone 6 Plus, according to a...

Digitimes Research: China foundry houses to optimize specialty processes for IoT

Apr 15, 11:36

China-based foundry houses, including Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), XMC and Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing, are expected to focus on developing specialty...

Capacity utilization rates at foundry houses to dip slightly in 2Q15

Apr 14, 21:43

Capacity utilization rates at Taiwan-based wafer foundries are expected to drop slightly in the second quarter of 2015 as IC design houses have reduced their wafer orders amid slack...

Powerchip reportedly to set up 12-inch wafer fab in China

Apr 14, 11:32

Powerchip Technology will partner with the Hefei city government to set up a joint-venture fab in the capital city of China's Anhui Province, according to industry sources. The JV...

Gudeng obtains exclusive right to sell SOI wafers for KST

Apr 14, 11:28

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer specializing in mask solution products and wafer handling equipment, has stepped into the...

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    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.

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    Photo: Company, Feb 24.

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    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.

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    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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