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PTI expects steady growth in 4Q15

Oct 28, 22:12

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) expects to deliver steady growth in the fourth quarter of 2015, and is optimistic about its business outlook for first-quarter...

Asustek tops Taiwan-based global brands in 2015, says MOEA

Oct 28, 12:04

Asustek Computer has been appraised as the most valuable Taiwan-based global brand in 2015 with brand value of US$1.780 billion, achieving the status for three consecutive years,...

SPIL expects pull-in of short lead-time orders in 1Q16

Oct 28, 11:27

An influx of short lead-time orders for handset-related applications is expected to emerge in the first quarter of 2016, said Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) chairman Bough...

Bough Lin

Digitimes Research: HHGrace is a trend indicator of China 8-inch fabs

Oct 28, 11:17

Shanghai Huahong Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (HHGrace) is currently the second largest foundry house in China in terms of booth revenues and production capacity,...

Winbond posts revenue and profit decreases for 3Q15

Oct 27, 15:26

Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics, a manufacturer of specialty DRAM and flash memory chips, has reported on-year decreases of 4% and 24%, respectively, in revenues and profits for...

High resolution displays contribute to rising revenues for driver chip vendors, IHS says

Oct 26, 22:43

Annual revenues for driver integrated circuits (ICs) will peak at US$6.8 billion in 2017, due mainly to the demand for higher resolution displays in smartphones and other applications,...

Snapdragon Flight expected to expand drone market

Oct 26, 22:34

Qualcomm in September 2015 unveiled Snapdragon Flight, a total-solution reference platform specifically for developing drones for various uses, and the reference platform is expected...

IC Insights cuts 2015 IC market forecast to negative

Oct 26, 15:11

IC Insights has lowered its 2015 IC market forecast from 1% growth to negative 1%, citing a slowing China economy, strong US dollar, and falling DRAM ASPs.

Driver IC backend houses see utilization rates fall to 70-80%, says report

Newswatch - Oct 26, 14:16

LCD driver IC packaging and testing houses Chipbond Technology and ChipMOS Technologies have both seen their capacity utilization rates fall to 70-80%, due mainly to poor TV sales...

Taiwan September manufacturing production index down, says MOEA

Oct 26, 11:14

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 102.74 for September 2015, decreasing 1.24% on month and 5.60% on year, according to statistics released by...

North America fab tool book-to-bill continues growth, says SEMI

Oct 23, 15:47

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.07 in September 2015, up for the third consecutive month, according to SEMI.

Utilization rates at 8-inch fabs rise

Oct 23, 15:38

Taiwan-based IC foundries have recently landed a pull-in of orders for LCD driver ICs, analog chips and consumer ICs lifting capacity utilization rates at their 8-inch fabs, according...

Taiwan September unemployment rate down, says DGBAS

Oct 22, 11:45

Taiwan had 454,000 jobless citizens in September 2015, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.89% which dropped 0.01pp on month and 0.07pp on year, according to the Directorate-General...

Foundries asking LCD driver IC firms to switch to 12-inch wafers

Oct 22, 11:29

IC foundries have requested their LCD driver IC clients to upgrade to 12-inch process in order to provide a stable supply for analog ICs, fingerprint sensors, MCUs, mixed-signal ICs,...

Lam to buy KLA-Tencor for US$10.6 billion

Oct 22, 11:21

Lam Research and KLA-Tencor have entered into an agreement for Lam to acquire all outstanding KLA-Tencor shares in a cash-and-stock transaction, according to the companies.

Silicon wafer shipments to grow modestly, says SEMI

Oct 22, 11:19

Silicon wafer shipments to the global semiconductor industry are forecast to increase at a modest pace in 2015, 2016 and 2017, according to SEMI.

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

Oct 21, 11:23

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has revealed it approved 2,769 foreign direct investment projects (excluding those from China) totaling US$3.313 billion in January-September...

Taiwan September export order value down on year, says MOEA

Oct 21, 11:14

Taiwan received export orders worth US$41.35 billion in September 2015, increasing 18.0% on month but decreasing 4.5% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).

200mm wafer fab capacity to reach 5.4 million wspm in 2018, says SEMI

Oct 21, 10:42

Worldwide 200mm semiconductor wafer fab capacity is forecast to reach 5.2 million wafer starts per month (wspm) in 2015, and will expand to 5.4 million wspm in 2018, according to...

Mentor Graphics Veloce VirtuaLAB adds protocols for networking designs

Oct 20, 16:59

Mentor Graphics has announced its Veloce VirtuaLAB Ethernet environment with support for 25Gb, 50Gb and 100Gb Ethernet designs. VirtuaLAB is Mentor Graphics' platform for delivering...

Construction of Powerchip JV fab in China begins

Oct 20, 16:15

Taiwan-based foundry Powerchip Technology and the Hefei city government of China's Anhui province on October 20 held a groundbreaking ceremony for a CNY13.5 billion (US$2.1 billion)...


Samsung Xian fab generates CNY11.51 billion in January-August output value, says China paper

Oct 20, 15:18

Samsung's 12-inch wafer fab in Xian, China generated a total of CNY11.509 billion (US$1.81 billion) in the first eight months of 2015, according to China-based newspaper Xian...

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to decrease 1% in 2015, says Gartner

Oct 19, 15:52

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 1% to US$63.9 billion in 2015, according to Gartner. This is a down from the 2.5% growth predicted in Gartner's previous...

Powerchip fab construction to begin in China

Oct 19, 15:46

A groundbreaking ceremony for a new 12-inch wafer fab in Hefei, China, in which Taiwan's Powerchip Technology is investing, will take place on October 20.

AMD, Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics to establish semiconductor assembly and test JV

Oct 19, 14:25

AMD and Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics (NFME) have announced the signing of a definitive agreement to create a joint venture combining AMD's high-volume assembly, test, mark, and...

SPIL will continue to work on planned strategic alliance with Foxconn, says chairman

Oct 16, 16:00

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), which has failed to get enough support from its shareholders for a share-swap deal with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry),...

TSMC cuts 2015 chip growth forecast to zero

Oct 16, 10:36

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has cut its 2015 outlook for the global semiconductor industry to zero growth. It is the third time the foundry has lowered its chip...

TSMC co-CEOs Mark Liu and CC Wei

TSMC reports 3Q15 EPS of NT$2.91

Oct 15, 15:35

TSMC has announced net profits of NT$75.33 billion (US$2.34 billion) on consolidated revenues of NT$212.51 billion for the third quarter of 2015. EPS for the quarter came to NT$2.9...

28nm and below process technologies account for a combined 48% of TSMC 3Q15 revenues

SPIL fails to gain shareholder approval for tie-up with Foxconn

Oct 15, 14:38

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has failed to gain the required support from shareholders for two resolutions that were necessary for SPIL to carry out a proposed share-swap...

SPIL employees rally in Taichung

TSMC rolls out low-cost version of 16nm FinFET

Oct 15, 10:33

TSMC has quietly rolled out a compact, low-power version of its 16nm FinFET fabrication process - 16nm FinFET Compact (16FFC). With the availability of three series of its 16nm FinFET...

Samsung eyeing 14nm chip orders from HiSilicon

Oct 15, 10:29

Samsung Electronics is offering HiSilicon Technologies lower prices for its 14nm FinFET production in a bid to vie for mobile chip orders from the China-based fabless vendor, according...

TSMC seeing brisk demand for 16nm chips from China

Oct 14, 15:41

Almost 10 China-based IC design houses have already entered design-in process using TSMC's 16nm FinFET technology, which is ready for rapid demand growth in China, according to Roger...

Roger Luo

Court dismisses legal action filed by ASE against SPIL

Oct 14, 11:40

A district court in Taiwan has dismissed a legal action filed by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) to seek an injunction to prevent Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL)...

SPIL will seek approval for a proposed a strategic alliance with Foxconn

Equipment maker Mirle revenues hit 33-month high in September

Newswatch - Oct 13, 23:04

LCD panel equipment specialist Mirle Automation saw its revenues grow 7.3% on month and 34% on year to a 33-month high of NT$745 million (US$22.95 million) in September.

Worldwide semiconductor sales to fall in 2015, says Gartner

Oct 13, 16:02

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$337.8 billion in 2015, a decline of 0.8% from 2014, according to Gartner. This is the first decline in revenues since 2012...

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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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