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Taiwan May manufacturing production index down on month, year, says MOEA

Jun 24, 20:02

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 107.49 for May 2015, decreasing 0.23% on month and 2.57% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...

SMIC to form R&D joint venture with Huawei, Qualcomm and Imec

Jun 24, 14:47

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), China's top foundry chipmaker, has announced plans to form a joint venture with Huawei, Qualcomm, and nano-electronics research institute...

IC backend set for tepid growth in 2H15, says ASE COO

Jun 24, 12:28

The global IC packaging and testing industry has been working through excessive inventory for almost two quarters, but is set for tepid growth in the second half of the year, according...

Taiwan sees decreased May export order value, says MOEA

Jun 23, 21:19

Taiwan received export orders worth US$35.79 billion in total in May 2015, decreasing 4.1% on month and 5.9% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic...

Digitimes Research: Korea-based LCD driver IC companies revenues fall for second straight year

Jun 23, 15:33

Combined revenues of South Korea's major display driver IC companies – Silicon Works, Lucid Display Technology (LDT), Technology Leaders and Innovators (TLI) and Clover Hitech...

PV equipment book-to-bill ratio stays below parity in 1Q15, says SEMI

Jun 23, 14:36

SEMI has reported that for the quarter ending March 31, 2015, the worldwide photovoltaic manufacturing equipment book-to-bill ratio remained below parity at 0.88.

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$1.7 billion in January-May, says MOEA

Jun 23, 12:32

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 1,443 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$1.718 billion in January-May 2015, respectively...

Winbond cautious about 2H15 DRAM market

Jun 22, 23:37

Inventory digestion will continue to take place in the global DRAM industry during the second half of 2015, according to Arthur Chiao, chairman for Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics...

Winbond chairman Arthur Chiao

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio slips below parity

Jun 22, 23:34

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment slid to 0.99 in May 2015 after having stayed above parity for four straight months.

ARM, UMC team to tape out Cortex-A based 14nm FinFET chip

Jun 22, 16:17

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced that it is collaborating with ARM to tape out a process qualification vehicle (PQV) test chip on the foundry's 14nm FinFET technology to...

Taiwan sees decreased May unemployment rate up, says DGBAS

Jun 22, 11:24

Taiwan had 420,000 jobless citizens in May 2015, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.62% which dropped 0.01pp on month and 0.23pp on year, according to statistics released by...

PTI 2Q15 revenues to rise 9-10%, says report

Newswatch - Jun 18, 10:30

Memory backend specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) is expected to post revenue growth of 9-10% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, Taiwan's Central News Agency (CNA)...

IC manufacturers close or repurpose 83 wafer fabs from 2009-2014, says IC Insights

Jun 17, 15:59

Since the global economic recession of 2008-2009, the IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers...

Chipbond to double capex in 2015, says report

Jun 17, 15:28

Chipbond Technology has budgeted a capex of NT$4 billion (US$129 million) for 2015, compared with the less than NT$2 billion allocated for 2014, according to a Chinese-language Liberty...

IC suppliers expect orders to flow in August

Jun 17, 14:56

Downstream clients are expected to step up their pace of orders between the end of July and early August as they are about to complete inventory clearance and begin preparing for...

Commentary: TSMC set to see more competition in 2H15

Jun 16, 20:03

TSMC chairman Morris Chang's remarks over the company and the semiconductor industry's business outlook have long served as a barometer for the capital market. But market response...

China to implement semiconductor investment plans with CNY600 billion in funding

Jun 16, 19:58

China has begun to implement its investment plans aiming to boost development of the local semiconductor industry, and will inject a total of CNY600 billion (US$96.6 billion) into...

Chip demand unlikely to rebound until August, says SPIL chair

Jun 16, 15:27

The semiconductor industry enjoyed a particularly strong first quarter followed by a particularly weak second quarter, according to Bough Lin, chairman for packaging and testing house...

MediaTek chairman urges government to actively support local chipmakers

Jun 15, 23:00

Mergers and acquisitions remain an effective strategy for chipmakers to be bigger to compete in the global marketplace, according to MediaTek chairman MK Tsai. For any chipmakers...

MK Tsai

TSMC looks to expand presence in CMOS image sensor field

Jun 15, 22:54

TSMC has teamed up with China-based GalaxyCore in the entry-level and mid-range CMOS image sensor (CIS) market segments, while partnering with InVisage Technologies of the US to supply...

Kinsus looks to see sales and earnings rebound in 2Q15

Jun 12, 11:19

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to see its revenues and earnings increase by 10% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed by a rebound in the...

Global 2015 semiconductor market less favorable, says VIS executive

Jun 11, 22:02

Handset makers are still working through some inventory issues while the IoT market boom has not yet arrived, said FC Tseng, vice chairman for specialty IC foundry Vanguard International...

FC Tseng

VIS May revenues rise 5.8%

Jun 11, 10:04

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has announced consolidated revenues for May 2015 grew 5.8% from a year earlier to NT$2.05 billion (US$66 million).

IC-equipment supplier Scientech sees May sales fall

Jun 10, 15:51

Taiwan-based Scientech has reported May revenues decreased 16% sequentially to NT$149 million (US$4.8 million), due to deferred shipments at the request of some customers.

TSMC May revenues increase 15%

Jun 10, 14:30

TSMC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$70.16 billion (US$2.26 billion) for May 2015, representing a 15.4% increase on year but 6.9% decrease on month.

Global 1Q15 semiconductor equipment billings decrease 6%, says SEMI

Jun 10, 13:42

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings decreased 6% on year to US$9.52 billion in the first quarter of 2015, according to SEMI. The billings figure is 7% higher...

UMC to expand production capacity in Taiwan and China

Jun 10, 11:07

Taiwan's United Microelectronics (UMC) is set to expand its production capacity at its wafer fabs in Taiwan and China, and will enhance R&D for specialty process technologies,...

UMC CEO Po Wen Yen

Niching May sales rise 18%

Jun 10, 10:46

Semiconductor packaging material and equipment distributor Niching Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$95 million (US$3.1 million) for May 2015, up 18% on month but...

Intel could also be TSMC customer, says Chang

Jun 9, 21:18

TSMC is dedicated to providing foundry services for logic IC providers worldwide, and mergers in the industry will have little impact on the foundry's operations, said company chairman...

ASE revenues increase in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 16:14

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$23.361 billion (US$750.55 million) for May 2015, representing a 6.05% increase on month and 16.16%...

Imagination, TSMC collaborate on IoT IP platforms

Jun 9, 16:12

Imagination Technologies has announced the company will work with TSMC to develop a series of advanced IP subsystems for the Internet of Things (IoT) to accelerate time to market...

Topco Scientific revenues down in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 16:03

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.424 billion (US$45.75 million) for May 2015, representing a 10.3% drop on month and 9.35% drop on year.

TSMC looks to over 10% sales growth in 2015, says Chang

Jun 9, 16:00

TSMC is looking to post sales growth of more than 10% in 2015, said company chairman Morris Chang during a June 9 shareholders meeting.

Morris Chang

PTI sees revenues decline on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:52

Powertech Technology Inc (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.431 billion (US$110.23 million) for May 2015, representing a 1.64% increase on month and 6.17% drop on yea...

TSMC shareholders approve 2014 dividend and elect board of directors

Jun 9, 14:36

Shareholders of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have approved the distribution of a NT$4.50 (US$0.14) cash dividend per common share for its 2014 operations.

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