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Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of nearly US$749 million in January-February, says MOEA

Mar 23, 11:53

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 499 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$748.85 million in January-February 2015,...

Taiwan sees decreased February export order value, says MOEA

Mar 23, 11:50

Taiwan received export orders worth US$29.89 billion in total in February 2015, decreasing 23.4% on month and 2.7% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic...

Taiwan to cut power pricing 7.34%, says MOEA

Mar 23, 11:46

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) will have state-run Taiwan Power Company reduce electricity prices from an average rate of NT$3.1139 (US$0.099)/kWh currently to NT$2.8852/kWh,...

Taiwan semiconductor makers unaffected by water shortages

Mar 20, 16:24

Taiwan-based chipmakers including foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC), memory maker Inotera Memories, and IC packaging house...

SPIL to deal out cash dividend of NT$3 for 2014

Mar 20, 15:21

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has announced the distribution of a dividend per share of NT$3 (US$0.10) for its 2014 operations.

Global graphics card shipments in 1Q15 to fall 20-25%, say Taiwan vendors

Mar 20, 10:31

Global graphics card shipments in the first quarter of 2015 are expected to decrease on quarter by 20-25% due to stagnant demand for PCs. Shipments in the second quarter will continue...

Chipbond reports record revenues and profits for 2014

Mar 19, 22:46

LCD driver IC packaging and testing house Chipbond Technology has reported net profits of NT$2.55 billion (US$81 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$17.68 billion for 2014. Both...

Tongtai Machine 1Q15 sales expected to rise 5-10%

Mar 19, 22:37

Taiwan-based Tongtai Machine & Tool, a provider of PCB drilling and routing equipment, is expected to post revenue growth of 5-10% on year in the first quarter of 2015, according...

Digitimes Research: Samsung to adopt MediaTek APs for smartphones

Mar 18, 22:12

Samsung Electronics had talks with MediaTek over cooperation in the second half of 2014 and MediaTek is expected to become an application processor (AP) supplier of Samsung's smartphones...

Gudeng expects to post double-digit growth in 2015 sales

Mar 18, 22:05

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer specializing in mask solution products and wafer handling equipment, expects its revenues...

Global semiconductor equipment sales rise 18% in 2014, says SEMI

Mar 18, 16:02

SEMI has reported that worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled US$37.5 billion in 2014, representing a year-over-year increase of 18%.

Cadence and Intel collaborate to release 14nm library characterization reference flow

Mar 18, 15:15

Cadence Design Systems and Intel have delivered a 14nm library characterization reference flow for customers of Intel Custom Foundry, continuing their collaboration on enabling digital...

Xintec 12-inch wafer-level CSP ready for volume production in 2H15, says chairman

Mar 17, 20:01

Image sensor packaging house Xintec will have its 12-inch wafer-level chip-scale package (WL-CSP) line ready for volume production in the second half of 2015, according to company...

Xintec chairman Robert Kuan

Ardentec 2014 profits soar 43%

Mar 17, 19:53

Semiconductor wafer testing service provider Ardentec has reported net profits of NT$1.21 billion (US$38 million) for 2014, up 43.3% on year, while consolidated revenues climb to...

Faraday to downsize capital 40%

Mar 17, 19:51

Taiwan-based Faraday Technology, a fabless ASIC/SoC and silicon IP provider, has disclosed plans to downsize its capital by 40%.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top foundries combined revenues to rise 38.6% in 1Q15

Mar 16, 22:17

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will see their combined revenues increase 38.6% from a year earlier in the first quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research.

Recovering economies driving industrial semiconductor market growth, says IHS

Mar 16, 22:01

The industrial semiconductor market will post a 9.7% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next several years as revenues rise from US$34.8 billion in 2013 to US$55.2 billion...

Aurona enters supply chain of IC backend houses

Mar 16, 15:10

Taiwan-based Aurona Industries, a manufacturer of phenolic resins laminates, disclosed recently that the company has entered the supply chain of semiconductor assembly and test services...

IC-making equipment supplier Scientech reports increased February revenues

Mar 16, 13:02

Scientech has reported February consolidated revenues increased 6.4% sequentially to NT$185 million (US$5.85 million). The company credited the revenue growth to the recognized sales...

Win Semi looks to flat performance in 1Q15

Mar 16, 12:11

Win Semiconductors expects to report flat sequential growth in first-quarter revenues, with gross margin maintained at the levels during the second half of 2014. The GaAs pure-play...

UMC broadens 55nm eFlash platform with Faraday silicon IP

Mar 16, 10:56

Faraday Technology, a fabless ASIC/SoC and IP provider, and IC foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) have announced the availability of a set of low power consumption fundamental...

11 IC product categories to exceed total IC market growth in 2015, says IC Insights

Mar 13, 16:12

Eleven product categories, led by automotive special purpose logic, DRAM, and automotive application-specific analog devices, are expected to exceed the 7% growth rate forecast for...

LCD driver IC supply makers expect to see performances drive forward in 2Q15

Mar 13, 12:18

LCD driver IC supply makers in Taiwan expect to see their performances drive forward heading into the second quarter of 2015 as LCD TV and smartphone vendors begin unleashing new...

TSMC affiliate Xintec to list on OTC in end-March, says report

Newswatch - Mar 12, 22:53

Image sensor packaging house Xintec, an affiliate of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), will list on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at the end of March...

Shin-Etsu poised to invest JPY20 billion to expand silicone production in Thailand

Mar 12, 22:45

Japan-based Shin-Etsu Chemical has announced plans to expand production capacity at its silicone monomer and silicone polymer plants in Thailand, with a total investment of around...

Fab equipment spending to rise in 2015, says SEMI

Mar 11, 20:51

Worldwide fab equipment spending, which increased almost 20% in 2014, will rise 15% in 2015, according to SEMI. Growth will slow to only 2-4% in 2016, however, said SEMI.

Inspection tool maker HMI opens new plant in southern Taiwan

Mar 11, 16:02

Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, has announced the opening of a new plant at the...

HMI new plant in southern Taiwan

KYEC to post double-digit revenue growth in 2Q15, says report

Stockwatch - Mar 11, 15:03

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) is expected to post a double-digit sequential increase in consolidated revenues for the second quarter of 2015, according to a recent Chinese-language...

Equipment supplier Scientech optimistic about performance in 2015

Mar 10, 20:36

Semiconductor equipment distributor Scientech is optimistic about its performance in 2015, citing clear order visibility for its wet-process packaging equipment for 12- and 8-inch...

Inotera buys equipment from Hermes Microvision

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 20:22

DRAM chipmaker Inotera Memories has announced the acquisition of a batch of production equipment from Hermes Microvision (HMI) for NT$934.63 million (US$29.7 million).

TSMC February revenues fall 28% on month

Mar 10, 15:56

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$62.65 billion (US$1.99 billion) for February 2015, down 28.1% on month...

ASE reports on-year increase in February revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 15:13

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering has reported consolidated revenues of NT$18.982 billion (US$601.61 million) for February 2015, representing a 18.72% drop on month and 16.86% increase...

UMC, VIS report decreased February revenues

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 21:53

IC foundries United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported sequential decreases in consolidated revenues for February 2015 of 6.4% and...

ASE grabs SiP module orders for iPhone 6S and 7, says report

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 21:50

A recent Chinese-language Commercial Times report quoted sources from Apple's supply chain as saying that Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has obtained assembly...

MagnaChip to supply major Japan-based LCM maker with auto-qualified display driver ICs

Mar 9, 21:48

MagnaChip Semiconductor, a Korea-based designer and manufacturer of analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products, has announced that the company is now supplying a major Japan-based...

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    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...

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