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MediaTek shifts half of its 16nm chip orders away from TSMC, says report

Jun 27, 10:57

Half of MediaTek's 16nm chip orders placed with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be shifted to Globalfoundries, according to a report from Taiwan's TechNe...

SMIC mass producing 28nm HKMG chips

Jun 26, 20:45

Semiconductor Manufacturing International's (SMIC) 28nm HKMG process has entered its mass production stage, according to company CEO Haijun Zhao. SMIC will move forward making chips...

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ICRD and ASML sign pact to establish training center in Shanghai

Jun 26, 15:50

Shanghai Integrated Circuit Research and Development Center (ICRD), a public research consortium dedicated to the advancement of the semiconductor industry in China, and chip-making...

China foundries striving for more dummy wafer supplies

Jun 26, 15:14

China-based logic IC and memory foundries including Nexchip Semiconductor and Rui-Li (transliterated from Chinese) Integrated Circuit have offered 20% higher prices than what their...

China foundries demanding more 12-inch test wafers

Episil planning to raise epi-wafer prices

Jun 26, 13:56

Taiwan-based Episil, which makes silicon epitaxial wafers as well as providing foundry services at its 5- and 6-inch wafer fabs, plans to revise upward its epi-wafer prices to reflect...

Taiwan May manufacturing production index up, says MOEA

Jun 23, 16:30

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 111.78 for May 2017, increasing 6.75% on month and 2.02% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...

Taiwan May unemployment rate down, says DGBAS

Jun 22, 22:14

Taiwan had 431,000 jobless citizens in May 2017, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.66%, down 0.01pp on month and 0.18pp on year, according to statistics released by the Directorate-General...

Samsung mass producing Exynos-branded IoT solution

Jun 22, 22:13

Samsung Electronics has announced the start of mass production of its first Exynos-branded IoT solution, the Exynos i T200.

Global industrial semiconductor revenues rise 4% in 2016, says IHS

Jun 22, 15:53

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues grew 3.8% on year to US$43.5 billion in 2016, according to IHS Markit.

TSMC secures 7nm chip orders from Qualcomm

Jun 21, 21:36

TSMC has regained chip orders from Qualcomm for baseband chips produced on its 7nm process, but not application processors, according to industry sources.

Taiwan science parks post January-April total revenues of over NT$758 billion, says MOST

Jun 21, 19:02

Government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$758.531 billion (US$25.05 billion)...

Taiwan sees increased May export order value, says MOEA

Jun 20, 19:50

Taiwan received export orders worth US$36.81 billion in total in May 2017, increasing 3.4% on month and 9.1% on year, and marking the 10th consecutive month of on-year growth, according...

GlobalWafers teaming up with Ferrotec to expand 8-inch wafer supply

Jun 20, 15:15

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers is teaming up with Ferrotec to ramp up new 8-inch wafer capacity, according to company chairperson Doris Hsu.

GlobalWafers chairperson Doris Hsu

Powerchip to restart NOR flash manufacturing

Jun 20, 14:23

Powerchip Technology has restarted its NOR flash production line amid tight supply of the memory.

Handset IC sales to top total personal computing in 2017, says IC Insights

Jun 20, 14:21

The ongoing slump in shipments of standard PCs along with the drop-off in tablets are setting the stage for handset IC sales to finally surpass IC revenues in total personal computing...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$3.3 billion in January-May, says MOEA

Jun 20, 14:19

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 1,260 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$3.316 billion in January-May 2017, decreasing...

Global Unichip rolls out HBM2 total solution

Jun 19, 19:38

Global Unichip has successful taped out a 16nm, second-generation high bandwidth memory (HBM) PHY and controller with verified interposer design and CoWoS package. The ultra-high...

Win Semi looks to 5G base station construction for 2018 growth

Jun 19, 16:40

With 5G base station construction set to kick off in 2018, GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors expects its business to enter another high-growth phase, according to company chairman...

Chipbond to see revenues peak in 3Q17

Jun 19, 15:20

Chipbond Technology, a backend house specializing in LCD driver ICs, is expected to see its third-quarter revenues peak for 2017 driven by a pull-in of orders from Japan-based clients,...

North American semi equipment industry billings rise in May

Jun 16, 16:15

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$2.27 billion in billings worldwide in May 2017 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI. The billings...

7nm foundry market to heat up in 2018

Jun 16, 16:03

IC foundries are gearing up for mass production of 7nm chips in 2018, as well as production for 7nm process technology using extreme ultraviolet (EUV), according to market observers...

SEMI sees record fab spending for 2017, 2018

Jun 15, 22:45

SEMI has predicted record spending for fab construction and fab equipment in 2017 and 2018. Korea, Taiwan and China will all see large investments, and spending in Europe will also...

Topco to see revenues peak in 3Q17

Jun 15, 22:42

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to see its revenues peak for 2017 in the third quarter driven by robust demand for silicon wafers and photoresist solutions,...

PWM IC backend firm GEM Services to post single-digit revenue growth in 2017

Jun 15, 13:37

Taiwan-based GEM Services, a backend house focusing exclusively on the power management semiconductor market, is forecast to post single-digit revenue growth in 2017 driven by strong...

Globalfoundries launches 7LP FinFET process

Jun 14, 20:56

Globalfoundries has announced the availability of its 7nm leading-performance (7LP) FinFET semiconductor technology, delivering a 40% generational performance boost to meet the needs...

UMC names co-presidents

Jun 14, 20:38

Pure-play wafer foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced that its board of directors has appointed senior VP SC Chien and Jason Wang as co-presidents of the company, following...

Lite-On Semi posts revenue growth in May

Jun 13, 17:43

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported consolidated revenues for May 2017 increased 3.9% sequentially and 7.4% on year to NT$971 million...

Toppan welcomes partnership with China firms

Jun 13, 15:22

Toppan Printing welcomes the potential for China-based companies to become partners, according to the Japan-based photomask vendor. Toppan is looking to work closely with China-based...

Intel sees fierce competition in manufacturing process

Jun 13, 13:49

Intel is confident about chips made on its 14nm process, but is lagging behind competitors on the 10nm node. Its 10nm Cannonlake processors will not become available until the second...

Digitimes Research: China striving to raise IC self-sufficiency

Jun 13, 13:29

China is striving to substantially improve the self-sufficiency rate for ICs in the nation. With strong government support, manufacturing capacities at China-based IC foundries and...

Packaging can extend physical limits of semiconductors, says TSMC chair

Jun 12, 15:41

Moore's Law will reach its physical limits in 8-10 years, but the development of advanced packaging technology will help extend innovations, according to Morris Chang, chairman of...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Topco Scientific revenues drop 4% on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 12, 14:46

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.933 billion for May 2017, representing a 2.99% increase on month and 4.01% drop on year.

CHPT revenues hit record for 3rd straight month

Jun 9, 15:54

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$278 million (US$9.2 million) for May 2017, hitting a monthly record...

Pure-play foundries post increased May revenues

Jun 9, 15:16

Taiwan-based pure-play foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported sequential...

TSMC 5nm chip production to take place in southern Taiwan

Jun 9, 14:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated its 5nm chip production will take place at its manufacturing site at the South Taiwan Science Park (STSP), although...

TSMC gearing up for sub-10nm process manufacturing
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    Samsung 14nm Exynos chips

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of Exynos 7 Quad 7570, the company's newest mobile application processor (AP) built on 14nm process technology for the budget smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Aug 31.

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    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.

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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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    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.

  • 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...

Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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