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Applied Materials advances ion implant technology for 3D chip architectures

Jul 2, 13:31

Applied Materials has announced the Applied Varian VIISta 900 3D system, a medium-current ion implantation tool developed for manufacturing FinFET and 3D NAND designs at sub-2Xnm...

Samsung/Globalfoundries team reportedly lands 14nm orders from Qualcomm, Apple

Jul 1, 13:53

The Samsung Electronics and Globalfoundries team reportedly has landed orders for its 14nm FinFET process from Qualcomm and Apple, with related foundry services to begin in early...

GlobalFoundries to upgrade Singapore fab from 8-inch to 12-inch, says senior VP

Jun 30, 22:07

GloablFoundries will upgrade its 8-inch fab in Singapore to a 12-inch fab mainly by having equipment moved from a 12-inch fab in Taiwan that it acquired from Taiwan-based DRAM maker...

Digitimes Research: China unveils new semiconductor industry development guidelines

Jun 30, 15:50

The China government has been offering tax incentives to promote the development of its semiconductor industry since the implementation of its 12th five-year economic development...

SMIC establishes 12-inch CIS supply chain in China

Jun 30, 14:07

The 12-inch color filter and microlens array production line of Toppan SMIC Electronics (Shanghai) (TSES), a joint venture between Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation...

Taiwan science parks see January-April 2014 total revenues down 1.19% on year, says MOST

Jun 27, 10:38

The three science parks developed and operated by the government in Taiwan: Hsinchu Science Park (HSP), Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) and Central Taiwan Science Park (CTSP),...

ASE optimistic about 2H14

Jun 26, 14:39

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is optimistic about its business prospects for the second half of 2014 as current demand for IC backend services is still outpacing the industry's...

ASE COO Tien Wu (Right)

China-based Changjiang narrows gap with Taiwan IC backend service firms

Jun 26, 12:16

China-based IC backend service company Changjiang Electronics Technology has shifted its focus to more advanced technologies such as wafer-level, FC CSP and bumping packaging processes,...

Capacity utilization rates of 90/55nm processes at foundries begin to slide

Jun 25, 22:01

The capacity utilization rates of 90/55nm processes at some foundry houses in Taiwan and China reportedly have begun to slip, raising concerns of double-booking by some IC design...

Wafer foundry houses to benefit from rising wearable device market

Jun 25, 15:22

Wafer foundry houses including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) are expected to benefit from the rise of the wearable...

STATS ChipPAC puts up for sale

Jun 25, 10:40

STATS ChipPAC, the world's fourth-largest IC backend service company, has put itself up for sale with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Changjiang Electronics Technology,...

TSMC to operate at full capacity in 2H14

Jun 24, 22:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will operate at full capacity in the third and fourth quarters, with revenues generated from 20nm processes to account for 10% of...

Taiwan May manufacturing production index up, says MOEA

Jun 24, 12:21

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 109.64 for May 2014, increasing 3.64% sequentially and 5.30% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

Taiwan May unemployment rate hits 72-month low, says DGBAS

Jun 23, 22:04

Taiwan had 443,000 jobless citizens in May 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.85% which was the lowest monthly level since June 2008 and dropped by 0.06 percentage point...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$1.5 billion in January-May, says MOEA

Jun 23, 10:17

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 1,360 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$1.503 billion in January-May 2014, respectively...

Taiwan May export order value down on month, up on year, says MOEA

Jun 23, 10:15

Taiwan received export orders worth US$38.02 billion in total in May 2014, decreasing 2.2% on month but increasing 4.7% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of...

Digitimes Research: Spreadtrum finding smartphone AP business difficult

Jun 19, 16:44

China-based Spreadtrum's application processor (AP) shipments have been dropping since China Mobile began subsidizing dual-core smartphones, as opposed to single-core models, in June...

Digitimes Research: Korea semiconductor companies to ramp up capital spending in 2H14

Jun 17, 16:26

Semiconductor capital spending by Samsung Electronics has topped the world's semiconductor companies for the fourth straight year since 2010. In 2014, Samsung's semiconductor capex...

KYEC to hike 2014 capital expenditure

Jun 17, 15:21

Wafer testing service provider King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) plans to increase its capex budget for 2014 from NT$5 billion (US$166 million) to NT$6 billion to expand testing capacity...

UMC to expand foundry capacity to fend off competition from SMIC, say sources

Jun 13, 11:30

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will ramp up its capacity for 40nm processes in order to fend off increasing competition from China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International...

Digitimes Research: South Korea sees increasing semiconductor exports to Vietnam

Jun 12, 15:28

As labor costs in China are gradually rising, IT players have started turning to establish production lines in Vietnam, increasing the country's demand for upstream semiconductors...

18-inch wafer foundry process likely to delay to 2018

Jun 12, 14:33

The arrival of the era of 18-inch wafer foundry processes may not come until 2018 as Intel reportedly has slowed down the development of 18-inch wafers, while semiconductor equipment...

Testing instrument supplier Chroma reports decreased revenues for May

Jun 12, 12:13

Chroma ATE, which provides integrated and customized solutions for test and measurement instruments, has reported revenues of NT$835 million (US$27.84 million) for May, down 3.6%...

UMC to enter trial production of 14nm FinFET process in 1H15

Jun 12, 11:44

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will continue to develop advanced processes with plans to enter trial production of 14nm FinFET products in the first half of 2015, according...

Niching sees revenues up in May

Jun 11, 15:51

IC packaging material and tool distributor Niching Industrial has reported revenues of NT$101 million (US$3.37 million) for May, up 20% on month and 45% on year. May's sales were...

TSMC revenues down in May, but 2Q14 performance in line with expectations

Jun 11, 11:17

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced revenues of NT$60.79 billion (US$2.03 billion) for May, a decrease of 1.8% from the previous month but an increase...

STMicroelectronics eyeing IoT market

Jun 10, 15:02

The market for IoT (Internet of Things) devices is expected to stage a major uptick in the next 2-3 years. STMicroelectronics is ready to offer an assortment of key components such...

STMicroelectronics executive vice president Francois Guibert

ASE reports revenue gains for May

Newswatch - Jun 10, 14:06

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported revenues of NT$20.11 billion (US$670.49 million) for May, up 5.8% on month and 15.3% on year. Accumulated revenues of 2014 through...

Taiwan May export value up slightly on month, year, says MOF

Jun 9, 21:51

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$26.67 billion for May 2014, increasing by 0.3% on month and by 1.4% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$21.38 billion,...

UMC May revenues hit record

Jun 9, 21:50

Taiwan-based wafer foundry service provider United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) on June 9 reported consolidated revenues of NT$11.930 billion (US$396 million) for May, a record...

Aviacomm adopts M31 MIPI M-PHY IP for 4G-LTE RF transceiver solutions

Jun 9, 11:20

M31 Technology and Aviacomm have jointly announced the availability of M31's MIPI M-PHY-based DigRF v4 interface for Aviacomm's 4G-LTE RF transceivers for mobile devices.

Taiwan bracing for strong economic performance in 2H14, says TSMC chairman

Jun 6, 16:08

Taiwan's economic performance in the second half of 2014 will be better than that in the previous half year as well as a year earlier, according to Morris Chang, chairman of Taiwan...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Trends in mobile computing technologies and component packaging

Jun 6, 10:18

2.5D interposer packaging technologies are being used in products ranging from Intel's Haswell/Broadwell processors to AMD's mobile high-performance GPU chips. DDR4, which is about...

Taiwan May CPI up, says DGBAS

Jun 5, 15:58

Taiwan's May 2014 consumer price index (CPI) of 103.89 (2011 as base year) increased 0.14% on month and 1.61% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of 96.91%...

SPIL revenues set new record in May

Newswatch - Jun 5, 11:57

IC backend service company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) saw its consolidated revenues hit a new high for the second straight month in May, totaling NT$7.42 billion (US$246.92...

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