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PTI reports increased revenues for December

Stockwatch - Jan 7, 15:55

Powertech Technology Inc (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.973 billion (US$119.49 million) for December 2015, representing a 4.39% drop on month and 24.9% increase...

Global semiconductor sales dip slightly in November, says SIA

Jan 6, 21:21

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$28.9 billion for November 2015, 0.3% lower than the previous month's total of US$29.0 billion and 3% down from the November 2014 total...

Taiwan December CPI down on month, up on year, says DGBAS

Jan 6, 21:16

Taiwan's December 2015 consumer price index (CPI) of 103.70 (2011 as base year) decreased 0.74% on month but increased 0.14% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index...

UMC orders equipment for Xiamen fab

Stockwatch - Jan 6, 20:56

United Microelectronics (UMC) has purchased NT$1.05 billion (US$31.8 million) worth of equipment from KLA-Tencor for its 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, according to a company filing...

SPIL December revenues increase

Jan 5, 21:24

Packaging and testing house Silicon Precision Industries (SPIL) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$6.93 billion (US$209 million) for December 2015, representing increases of...

TSMC buys equipment from Marketech, Applied Materials

Stockwatch - Jan 4, 11:01

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) spent a total of NT$1.83 billion (US$55.3 million) on machinery equipment from Yankey Engineering, Marketech International and Applied...

Scientech to start delivering 12-inch single-wafer process tools to TSMC

Newswatch - Dec 31, 10:32

Semiconductor equipment supplier Scientech will begin shipping its in-house developed wet benches and single-wafer process tools for the production of 12-inch wafers to Taiwan Semiconductor...

ASE says bid for more SPIL shares to take place as scheduled

Dec 29, 11:07

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has maintained that its plan to buy an additional 24.71% stake in SPIL through a tender offer will be carried out as scheduled.

Intel completes acquisition of Altera

Dec 29, 10:52

Intel on December 28 announced that it has completed the acquisition of Altera, a provider of field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology.

SPIL to evaluate ASE acquisition proposal

Stockwatch - Dec 28, 23:02

Taiwan-based Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has canceled a scheduled provisional shareholder meeting to seek approval for its planned alliance with China's Tsinghua Unigroup,...

ASE dismisses speculation about Ardentec acquisition

Stockwatch - Dec 28, 16:22

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has posted a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) dismissing a Chinese-language Commercial Times report indicating Ardentec...

KYEC to sign NT$5 billion syndicated loan

Stockwatch - Dec 28, 10:51

The board of directors of IC testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) recently approved a plan to sign a NT$5 billion (US$151.5 million) syndicated loan with a consortium of local...

Sigurd to acquire TSI for NT$17.50 per share

Dec 25, 11:00

Testing company Sigurd Microelectronics has announced plans to acquire its fellow Taiwan-based firm Test-Serv (TSI) for NT$17.50 (US$0.54) per share, or a total of approximately NT$1.4...

ChipMOS to expand production capacity for LCD driver ICs

Dec 24, 15:15

Packaging and testing company ChipMOS Technologies is expected to expand production capacity for LCD driver ICs during 2016 as the company is positive about Ultra HD TV demand, according...

No justification for ASE to take over SPIL, says SPIL

Dec 24, 13:41

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has responded to Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) latest offer for the company saying SPIL does not see any justification for ASE...

Taiwan November manufacturing production index down, says MOEA

Dec 23, 21:50

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 102.1 for November 2015, decreasing 2.74% on month and 5.03% on year, according to statistics released by the...

Taiwan November unemployment rate up, says DGBAS

Dec 23, 15:01

Taiwan had 457,000 jobless citizens in November 2015, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.91% and rising 0.01pp on month and 0.02pp on year, according to statistics released by...

ASE seeking to buy another 25% stake in SPIL

Dec 23, 11:51

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), which has already purchased 25% shares of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), has announced new plans to acquire another 25% stake in...

TSMC on equipment buying spree

Stockwatch - Dec 23, 11:02

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has spent more than US$700 million on semiconductor capital equipment in recent weeks, according to filings issued by the pure-play...

PTI buys equipment for NT$624 million

Stockwatch - Dec 22, 17:09

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology has purchased a batch of electrical and engineering equipment and facilities from Jiu Han Engineering for about NT$624 million (US$19...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan IC foundry capacity utilization rate to fall in 4Q15

Dec 22, 11:47

Utilization rates at Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will fall further to 85.8% in the fourth quarter of 2015 - the lowest level in 13 quarters, according to Digitimes Research.

Taiwan November export order value down on month, year, says MOEA

Dec 21, 21:30

Taiwan received export orders worth US$40.76 billion in total in November 2015, decreasing 4.2% on month and 6.3% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$4.1 billion in January-November, says MOEA

Dec 21, 21:26

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 3,412 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$4.128 billion in January-November 2015,...

SPIL responds to ASE offer

Dec 21, 16:07

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has confirmed on December 14 that the company received a proposal submitted by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) to acquire all outstanding...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts November book-to-bill ratio of 0.96, says SEMI

Dec 18, 15:20

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.24 billion in orders worldwide in November 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.96,...

Taiwan science parks post January-October revenues of over NT$1.9 trillion, says MOST

Dec 18, 12:00

The government-run Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP) generated combined revenues of NT$1.92 trillion (US$58.53...

Cymer delivers 2nd gen solution for reduction of neon consumption on ArF light sources

Dec 17, 19:03

Cymer, an ASML company engaged in the development of lithography light sources used by chipmakers to pattern advanced semiconductor chips, has announced the availability of its second-generation...

UMC board approves capex for 28nm capacity expansion

Stockwatch - Dec 16, 22:20

The board of directors of United Microelectronics (UMC) has approved a capex of NT$12.57 billion (US$383.5 million) to mainly expand the foundry's 28nm manufacturing capacity.

TSMC orders NT$1.4 billion of equipment

Stockwatch - Dec 16, 19:38

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery and engineering equipment from Applied Materials and Disco for a total of about...

Semiconductor equipment sales to slip in 2015, says SEMI

Dec 15, 16:13

Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will decrease 0.6% to US$37.3 billion in 2015, according to SEMI. But in 2016, nominal positive growth is expected resulting...

Advanced semiconductor packaging drives materials consumption through 2019, says SEMI

Dec 15, 15:54

The US$18 billion semiconductor packaging materials will undergo steady single-digit unit volume growth for many material segments through 2019, including laminate substrates, IC...

SMIC and M31 introduce differentiated IP solutions for storage controller applications

Dec 15, 10:53

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced the company will expand its IP portfolio with M31 Technology's differentiated high-speed interface...

Should Taiwan open its IC design industry to China capital?

Dec 14, 23:28

Taiwan has come to a turning point as whether it should open its IC design industry to China investment. The issue arises now as China-based Tsinghua Unigroup wants to buy a 25% stake...

DuPont, Dow agree to merge

Dec 14, 23:10

DuPont and Dow Chemical have jointly announced that their boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement under which the companies will combine in an all-stock merger...

ASE proposes to acquire all SPIL shares

Dec 14, 23:03

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has proposed to acquire all outstanding shares of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) for NT$55 (US$1.67) each. ASE currently holds a...

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  • 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.

  • KLA%2DTencor+2910+series+optical+inspection+system+and+eDR%2D7100+e%2Dbeam+review+tool

    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.

  • Applied+SEMVision+G6+defect+analysis+system+

    Applied SEMVision G6 defect analysis system

    Applied Materials has announced a suite of new defect review and classification technologies for its SEMVision family of products to accelerate time to yield for leading-edge chip...

    Photo: Company, Jul 15.

  • 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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