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

Nov 24, 22:03

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 112.10 for October 2014, increasing by 2.76% on month and by 9.00% on year, according to statistics released...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.4 billion

Stockwatch - Nov 24, 21:55

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery and engineering equipment from cleanroom constructor United Information Systems...

Taiwan October unemployment rate down, says DGBAS

Nov 24, 10:41

Taiwan had 457,000 jobless citizens in October 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.95% which dropped 0.01pp on month and 0.29pp on year, according to statistics released...

TSMC to offer InFO packaging for 16nm chips in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 21, 16:11

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be able to offer its backend InFO (integrated fan-out) wafer-level packaging process for 16nm chips as soon as 2016, the Chinese-language...

Taiwan estimated to supply 20% of global IC packaging materials, says IEK

Nov 21, 15:37

Output from Taiwan-based IC packaging materials suppliers is forecast to account for about 20% of the global output in 2014 indicating the industry's less-competitive global presence...

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio stays below parity, says SEMI

Nov 21, 15:09

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment came to 0.93 in October 2014, staying below parity for the second consecutive month.

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of nearly US$4 billion in January-October, says MOEA

Nov 21, 10:43

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 2,932 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$3.957 billion in January-October 2014,...

China and US boost worldwide industrial semiconductor market in 2014, says IHS

Nov 21, 10:38

Continuing strength in China and a resurgent US economy are combining to drive accelerated growth in the worldwide market for semiconductors used in industrial applications in 2014,...

Asia Neo Tech expects sales growth in 4Q14

Nov 21, 10:32

Asia Neo Tech Industrial, a supplier of automated drying equipment and other machinery, expects to post sequential revenues growth in the fourth quarter of 2014.

USI raises funds

Nov 21, 10:31

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced that affiliate Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), which specializes in electronics design and design manufacture services,...

Taiwan October export order value hits record, says MOEA

Nov 20, 19:09

Taiwan received export orders worth US$44.91 billion in total in October 2014, historically the highest monthly level and increasing 3.7% on month and 13.4% on year, according to...

Commentary: Who will win in race for Apple A9 chip orders?

Nov 20, 11:21

There have been many speculations circulating about Apple's A9 processors, which are to be used in next-generation iPhone and iPad devices in 2015.

Automotive IC market to display strongest growth through 2018, says IC Insights

Nov 19, 21:38

Of the six major end-use applications for ICs, the automotive market is forecast to experience the strongest average annual revenue growth rate through 2018, according to IC Insigh...

TSMC buys Qualcomm Taiwan factory for US$85 million

Stockwatch - Nov 19, 15:58

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has acquired a Qualcomm factory in Longtan, northern Taiwan, for US$85 million, according to a company filing with the Taiwan Stock...

Commentary: Taiwan lags behind in development of high-power semiconductors

Nov 19, 11:42

Electric car, solar energy and smart grid manufacturing sectors have become the main focuses of industrial development for many countries recently, and the development of these sectors,...

Semiconductor wafer market to be steady over next 2-3 years, says GlobalWafers chairwoman

Nov 18, 14:36

As global demand for semiconductor-grade silicon wafers will steadily grow and global supply will not increase until 2017, the global market will remain steady over the next 2-3 years,...

IntelliEPI set for higher gross margin

Nov 17, 21:46

Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI), which supplies epitaxy-based compound semiconductor epi-wafers to the electronics and optoelectronics industries, has reported record...

ChipMOS posts revenue and profit growth in 3Q14

Nov 17, 10:59

ChipMOS Technologies Taiwan has reported growth in both revenues and profits for the third quarter of 2014. The IC backend house expects fourth-quarter sales to register flat growth...

Lite-On Semi 4Q14 sales to decrease

Nov 17, 10:59

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to post a 10-15% sequential decrease in fourth-quarter revenues, affected by seasonal factors, according...

Packaging material supplier Chang Wah swings to loss in 3Q14

Nov 17, 10:58

IC-packaging material and equipment supplier Chang Wah Electromaterials (CWE) has reported pre-tax losses of NT$17 million (US$553,000) for the third quarter of 2014, as affiliate...

Win Semi 3Q14 profits rise 71%

Nov 13, 21:19

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors saw its net profits increase 71% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014, while consolidated sales grew 24.7%. Strong orders for smartphone power...

Niching 3Q14 net profits soar 86% on year

Nov 13, 19:27

IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial saw its third-quarter net profits soar 86% from a year earlier, with revenues increasing 37%.

ChipMOS Taiwan, Thailin to merge

Nov 13, 10:06

ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda) announced on November 12 that its board of directors has approved a plan to merge its subsidiaries ChipMOS Taiwan and Thailin Semiconductor. The board...

TSMC board passes budget for capacity expansion

Nov 12, 22:09

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) board of directors has approved plans to spend US$5.57 billion to expand both advanced and mainstream technology capacities, and...

Semi material distributors Topco, Wah Lee 4Q14 sales to drop up to 5%

Nov 12, 22:06

Semiconductor material suppliers Topco Scientific and Wah Lee Industrial are expected to enjoy a particularly strong fourth quarter buoyed by the ramping of 20nm process products...

Chipmakers of Apple Watch supply chain gearing up production

Nov 12, 22:05

Chip suppliers involved in the supply chain of the Apple Watch are gearing up to start production for the upcoming wearable device, according to industry sources.

TSMC 16FinFET Plus process achieves risk production milestone

Nov 12, 16:08

TSMC has announced its 16nm FinFET Plus (16FF+) process is now in risk production. This enhanced version of TSMC's 16FF process operates 40% faster than the company's planar 20nm...

UTAC intros GQFN package for high-density applications

Nov 12, 15:22

UTAC, a Singapore-based semiconductor testing and assembly services provider, has announced that its new grid array flat no-lead (GQFN) package has received customer qualification...

Silicon wafer shipments increase in 3Q14, says SEMI

Nov 11, 20:22

SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments registered increases sequentially and on year in the third quarter of 2014.

Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments in China to rise 4.7% in 4Q14

Nov 11, 20:11

Shipments of tablet-use application processors (AP) in China are forecast to rise 4.7% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research. Meanwhile, shipments...

UMC, VIS October revenues hit record highs

Nov 11, 13:51

Contract chipmakers United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have both reported record consolidated sales for October 2014.

ChipMOS looks to flat performance in 4Q14

Nov 10, 16:01

Packaging and testing house ChipMOS Technologies is expected to see its sales stay flat in the fourth quarter of 2014 , according to industry sources.

TSMC sales top NT$80 billion in October

Nov 10, 14:57

Monthly sales at contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) exceeded NT$80 billion (US$2.62 billion) for the first time in October 2014.

Topco revenues decrease on month in October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:22

Topco has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.556 billion (US$51.87 million) for October 2014, representing a 1.56% drop on month and 26.64% increase on year.

TSMC to buy Qualcomm Taiwan factory for backend business expansion, says report

Newswatch - Nov 10, 13:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is mulling buying a Qualcomm factory in Taiwan as part of plans to expand its packaging and test business, according to a Chinese-language...

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