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Tsinghua Unigroup looking to buy stakes in SPIL and ChipMOS

Dec 14, 10:54

China's state-controlled Tsinghua Unigroup plans to spend a total of about US$2 billion to acquire stakes in ChipMOS Technologies Taiwan and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL)...

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm to enter server market with 24-core CPUs

Dec 11, 15:21

Qualcomm, which announced plans to begin developing ARM-based chips for servers in November 2014, has started delivering server-use CPU samples to potential clients and has also set...

TSMC to provide backend InFO packaging technology for Apple chips, says report

Newswatch - Dec 11, 10:48

TSMC is scheduled to move its integrated fan-out (InFO) wafer-level packaging technology to volume production in the second quarter of 2016. Apple will be among the first wave of...

ShunSin revenues to see up to 20% growth in 4Q15

Dec 10, 16:09

ShunSin Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) specializing in assembly and test of system-in-package (SiP) modules, is expected to post revenue...

TSMC November revenues fall

Dec 10, 15:26

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$63.43 billion (US$1.93 billion) for November 2015, down 22.4% on month and 12.2% on year...

New TSMC fab in China likely to target orders for driver ICs, touchscreen solutions

Dec 10, 11:02

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) planned 12-inch wafer fab in China could be vying for 16nm chip orders from China's local IC design houses specializing in the...

Commentary: TSMC new fab to boost China semiconductor industry

Dec 10, 10:44

The announcement by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to build a 12-inch wafer manufacturing facility in Nanjing, China heralds the establishment of a cluster of semiconductor...

SEMI cuts forecast for 2015, 2016 fab equipment spending

Dec 9, 20:21

SEMI has lowered its forecast for the global 2015 semiconductor fab equipment spending growth to 0.5% from the 5% estimated previously. The industry association also revised downward...

SMIC sets up regional headquarters in Shanghai

Dec 9, 20:19

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) announced recently that subsidiary SMIC Holdings has obtained approval from the Shanghai municipal government to set up its regional...

Asia pure-play foundries to generate combined US$40 billion in 2016, says TrendForce

Dec 9, 20:12

Combined revenues of Asia-based pure-play semiconductor foundries are forecast to exceed US$36 billion in 2015, and top US$40 billion in 2016, according to a report from TrendForce...

UMC sees November revenues drop

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 15:50

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$11.117 billion (US$338.5 million) for November 2015, representing a 7.81% drop on month and 3.62%...

Global 3Q15 semiconductor equipment billings increase 9%, says SEMI

Dec 9, 11:08

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.6 billion in the third quarter of 2015, according to SEMI. The billings figure is 9% higher than the same quarter...

HMI November revenues jump over 100%

Stockwatch - Dec 8, 21:49

Electron beam (e-beam) inspection tool and solution provider Hermes Microvision (HMI) has announced November revenues of NT$432 million (US$13.2 million), representing a 101% jump...

PTI reports increased revenues for November

Stockwatch - Dec 8, 15:57

Powertech Technology Inc (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.155 billion (US$126.65 million) for November 2015, representing a 4.8% increase on month and 28.04% increase...

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

Dec 8, 14:16

Taiwan's November 2015 consumer price index (CPI) of 104.47 (2011 as base year) decreased 0.69% on month but increased 0.53% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index...

ASE, SPIL report decreased November revenues

Dec 8, 10:53

IC packagers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have reported sequential decreases of 5.4% and 4.2% respectively in November consolidated...

Taiwan November export value down on month, year, says MOF

Dec 7, 23:09

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$22.13 billion for November 2015, decreasing 7.5% on month and 16.9% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$18.38 billion...

Taiwan MOEA confirms receipt of TSMC application for 12-inch fab in China

Dec 7, 23:04

The Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has confirmed it has received an application submitted by TSMC for establishing a 12-inch wafer manufacturing...

TSMC applies for 12-inch wafer fab and design service center in China

Dec 7, 15:29

TSMC today submitted an application to the Investment Commission of Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs for an investment project to build a wholly-owned 12-inch wafer manufacturing...

Global semiconductor sales increase in October, says SIA

Dec 7, 11:14

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$29.0 billion for the month of October 2015, 1.9% higher than the previous month's total of US$28.4 billion and 2.5% lower than the October...

Sony and Toshiba sign definitive agreements for transfer of semiconductor fabrication facilities

Dec 7, 11:12

Based on the memorandum of understanding entered into between Sony and Toshiba on October 28, 2015, the parties have signed definitive agreements to transfer to Sony and to Sony Semiconductor...

Inotera orders NT$2.55 billion of equipment

Stockwatch - Dec 4, 11:12

Inotera Memories recently announced two separate equipment purchases from KLA-Tencor and Tokyo Electron totaling about NT$2.55 billion (US$77.8 million).

IDM IC sales growth likely to outpace fabless in 2015, says IC Insights

Dec 4, 10:56

In 2010, for the first and only time on record thus far, IDM semiconductor sales growth (35%) outpaced fabless semiconductor company sales growth (29%), according to IC Insights....

TSMC to post another double-digit revenue increase in 2016, says co-CEO

Dec 4, 10:53

TSMC will post another double-digit revenue increase in 2016, with its growth continuing to outpace the industry's average growth, according to company president and co-CEO Mark Li...

KYEC buys equipment from Teradyne

Stockwatch - Dec 3, 11:26

Wafer probing service company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has purchased equipment from automated test equipment supplier Teradyne for a total of NT$517.81 million (US$15.8 million),...

Cadence unveils Virtuoso platform for 10nm processes

Dec 3, 11:19

Cadence Design Systems has announced the delivery of the new Virtuoso advanced-node platform that is enabled for all 10nm FinFET designs. This next-generation custom design platform...

TSMC expands production based on GaN Systems technololgy

Dec 3, 11:17

GaN Systems, a maker of gallium nitride power transistors, has announced that its foundry partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) has expanded production of products based...

UMC Xiamen fab to go online as early as 3Q16, says report

Dec 2, 11:44

Operations at United Microelectronics' (UMC) 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen are expected to kick off as early as third-quarter 2016, according to a report from Japan's Nikkei Asian...

TSMC orders NT$6.8 billion of equipment

Stockwatch - Dec 2, 11:29

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery and engineering equipment from Siemens Limited and ASML Hong Kong for a total...

HMI 2015 EPS likely to fall 20%, says report

Stockwatch - Dec 1, 16:06

Electron beam (e-beam) inspection tool and solution provider Hermes Microvision (HMI) is expected to report a 19.9% decline in 2015 EPS, according to a Chinese-language Commercial...

TSMC to dispose of Xintec shares

Nov 30, 22:59

TSMC has announced plans to sell its 5.1% ownership of Xintec. The 5.1% Xintec ownership is part of the 10.2% Xintec ownership TSMC obtained from its purchase of OmniVision Technologies'...

MediaTek to place foundry orders with SMIC, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 30, 15:58

MediaTek is considering to including China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) as one of its wafer foundry partners, according to a Chinese-language...

TSMC to dispose of more Motech shares

Nov 30, 15:29

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced plans to sell 29.16 million common shares of Motech Industries, or approximately 6% of the solar cell maker's paid-in-capital...

Taiwan 4Q15 economic growth rate forecast at 0.49%, says DGBAS

Nov 30, 13:55

Taiwan's economic growth rate, on-year growth in GDP, for the fourth quarter of 2015 is forecast at 0.49%, downward adjusted 1.41pp from the preceding forecast in August, according...

TSMC raises holdings in affiliate Xintec

Stockwatch - Nov 27, 10:06

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has hiked its holdings in affiliate Xintec to more than 51%, as a result of the addition of two new subsidiaries to TSMC, Xintec...

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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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