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PTI expects another quarter of record revenues in 4Q17

Oct 24, 13:51

Robust demand for flash memory chips will buoy further sales performance at Powertech Technology (PTI) in the fourth quarter of 2017, said the memory backend specialist at an October...

Smartphones and other mobile devices continue to boost memory chip demand

Taiwan September unemployment down

Oct 24, 11:58

Taiwan had 445,000 jobless citizens in September 2017, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.77% which dropped 0.1pp sequentially and 0.22pp on year, according to the Directorate-General...

North American semi equipment industry billings continue slide

Oct 24, 10:39

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a 6.9% sequential decrease in billings worldwide in September reaching a nine-month low of US$2.03 billion, according...

Taiwan September manufacturing production index up on year

Oct 24, 10:07

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 114.10 for September 2017, decreasing 2.71% sequentially but increasing 5.36% on year, according to the Ministry...

Taiwan OSAT firms busy packaging AMD GPUs for new iMacs

Oct 23, 15:42

While Apple has started to release more orders to AMD for high-end GPUs needed for new iMac series since September 2017, Taiwan-based outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT)...

Taiwan September export order value hits record

Oct 23, 11:48

Taiwan received export orders totaling US$45.92 billion in September 2017, hitting the highest-ever monthly level with increases of 12.6% sequentially and 6.9% on year, according...

TSMC marks 30th anniversary

Oct 23, 11:09

TSMC is holding its 30th Anniversary Celebration Forum and Concert in Taipei, Taiwan on October 23, inviting the many customers, colleagues, suppliers, investors, and partners from...

Taiwan foundries seeing brisk demand from fabless firms

Oct 20, 15:46

Taiwan-based IC foundries including 8-inch ones have seen orders from their local fabless clients grow, which would indicate a particularly strong fourth quarter for Taiwan's IC industry,...

TSMC raises IC market forecasts for 2017

Oct 20, 14:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revised upward its forecasts for global foundry and overall IC market outlook for 2017 to a 7% and 16% growth, respectively,...

TSMC 7nm process ready for mass production in 1H18

ASML 3Q17 sales exceed guidance on extra EUV deliveries

Oct 20, 13:29

ASML has announced net sales of EUR 2.45 billion (US$2.89 billion) for the third quarter of 2017, up 16.5% from EUR2.1 billion in the prior quarter. The Dutch fab tool vendor now...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of US$5.2 billion in January-September

Oct 20, 11:48

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 2,494 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$5.186 billion in January-September 2017,...

IC makers maximize 300mm, 200mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Oct 20, 10:19

With the prospects of large 450mm wafers going nowhere, IC manufacturers are increasing efforts to maximize fabrication plants using 300mm and 200mm diameter silicon substrates. The...

TSMC 3Q17 profits slip

Oct 19, 15:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported net profits of NT$89.93 billion (US$2.97 billion) on consolidated revenues of NT$252.11 billion for the third quarter...

TSMC saw profits drop on year in 3Q17

IC Insights raises 2017 IC market forecast to 22% growth

Oct 19, 14:28

IC Insights has raised its IC market growth rate forecast for 2017 to 22%, up 6pp from its previous estimate of 16% growth.

Will Mong-song Liang face another trade secrets lawsuit?

Oct 19, 12:49

Mong-song Liang, who had overseen advanced process R&D at TSMC and Samsung Foundry, has recently begun his new stint at another IC foundry, SMIC. In his new role, Liang is expected...

Samsung completes qualification of 8LPP process

Oct 19, 11:21

Samsung Electronics' 8nm FinFET process technology, the 8LPP (Low Power Plus), has been qualified and is ready for production, according to the company.

HiSilicon seeking second-source supplier for 7nm chips

Oct 18, 14:34

HiSilicon Technologies is seeking a second-source supplier for the fabrication of its 7nm chips, with Samsung Electronics, Globalfoundries and Intel striving for orders from the China-based...

Xintec to swing to profit in 4Q17, says report

Oct 17, 15:05

Image sensor packaging specialist Xintec is expected to return to profitability in the fourth quarter of 2017 with revenues likely to increase around 30% sequentially to nearly NT$1.3...

SEMI forecasts record silicon wafer shipments

Oct 17, 15:01

Worldwide shipments of polished and epitaxial silicon wafers are forecast to total 11.448 billion square inches in 2017, exceeding the market high set in 2016, according to SEMI.

Linde LienHwa making new gas production investments in Taiwan

Oct 17, 11:55

Linde LienHwa, a joint venture between the Germany-based Linde Group and Taiwan-based LienHwa Industrial, is a manufacturer of bulk and electronic specialty gases used during the...

Linde LienHwa's new electronics R&D center in Taichung, Taiwan

Yield rates for iPhone X components improving

Oct 17, 11:00

Yield rates for certain iPhone X components have improved and become more stable, and shipments of the smartphone are set to grow substantially after October, according to sources...

iPhone X components supply has become stable

Mong-song Liang becomes SMIC co-CEO

Oct 17, 10:40

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced the appointment of Haijun Zhao and Mong-song Liang as the company's co-chief executive officers and executive directo...

KYEC obtains key backend orders from MediaTek

Oct 16, 13:24

Testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has obtained orders for MediaTek's major products for 2018, including 12nm mobile SoCs, and chips solutions for voice assistant devices...

Samsung vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon to resign

Oct 16, 11:05

Samsung Electronics has announced vice chairman Oh-Hyun Kwon plans to resign as the head of the company's device solutions business and will not seek re-election as a member of the...

Demand for 12-inch silicon wafers to surge in China

Oct 13, 14:23

Demand for blank 12-inch silicon wafers is set to increase to 1.1-1.3 million pieces per month in China in 2018, up from the current 500,000 units, according to local media.

Dual leadership should become long-term management model at TSMC, says Morris Chang

Oct 13, 12:00

The dual leadership to be enforced at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) starting from June 2018 should remain a long-term management model for a big company like TSMC,...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

ON Semi looking to fully own Fujitsu fab

Oct 13, 10:58

Fujitsu Semiconductor and ON Semiconductor have announced an agreement that ON Semi will purchase a 30% incremental share of Fujitsu's 8-inch wafer fab in Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan, resulting...

Gartner raises 2017 chip market growth forecast again

Oct 13, 10:56

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$411.1 billion in 2017, an increase of 19.7% from 2016, according to Gartner. This represents the strongest growth since the...

ACTT complete IoT solutions available on SMIC 55nm eFlash platform

Oct 13, 10:54

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Chengdu Analog Circuit Technology (ACTT) have jointly announced the availability of ACTT's analog IP solutions on SMIC's 55nm...

Chipbond posts record 3Q17 revenues

Oct 13, 10:52

Chipbond Technology's consolidated revenues climbed to a record high of about NT$5 billion (US$165.3 million) in the third quarter of 2017. Market watchers expect the company to post...

Taiwan September export value hits record

Oct 12, 14:52

Taiwan export value totaled US$28.90 billion in September 2017, hitting the highest-ever monthly level and increasing 4.1% sequentially and 28.1% on year, according to the Ministry...

Wireless charging: Q&A with Steven Tateosian, director of IoT and Security Solutions at NXP

Oct 12, 13:42

The launch of Apple's iPhone 8 and iPhone X has highlighted wireless charging, a function that will also be featured in other smartphine vendors' upcoming models. However, besides...

NXP's Director of IoT and Security Solutions Steven Tateosian,

Morris Chang sees hurdle for semiconductor development in China

Oct 12, 13:20

While China is aggressively accelerating the development of its semiconductor industry, a hidden barrier will gradually surface to affect its development, in that many countries will...

Morris Chang, chairman of TSMC

ASE, SPIL 3Q17 revenues increase

Oct 12, 11:01

IC packagers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have reported sequential increases of 11.9% and 7.5%, respectively, in consolidated...

Pure-play foundries boosting presence in China

Oct 12, 10:58

With the rise of fabless IC companies in China, demand for foundry services in the country has also increased. In total, pure-play foundry sales in China are expected to increase...

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    Alfamation tester for automotive wireless chargers

    Alfamation has announced a new test system for manufacturing quality control of in-car wireless chargers. The new tester supports different charging standards, including Qi, PMA,...

    Photo: Company, Nov 15.

  • Samsung+14nm+Exynos+chips

    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.

  • Panasonic+GaN+power+transistors

    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.

  • New+EVG+roll%2Dto%2Droll+system

    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.

  • 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...

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China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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