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SMIC signs license agreement for Invensas DBI technology

Mar 15, 20:01

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has executed a technology transfer and license agreement for Invensas' Direct Bond Interconnect (DBI) technology, according to the...

CPU IP provider Andes sees shares soar on TSE debut

Newswatch - Mar 15, 19:58

Taiwan-based CPU IP provider Andes Technology, of which MediaTek holds a 15% stake, saw its share price soar by 191.09% to close at NT$189.50 (US$6.14) from the initial price of NT$65.10...

HLMC 12-inch fab running at full capacity, says company VP

Mar 15, 15:41

China-based 12-inch wafer foundry Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) has seen its Fab 1 run at full capacity with order visibility extended to the second half of 2017, according...

HLMC VP Jack Shu

UMC-Synopsys collaboration speeds 14nm custom design

Mar 15, 09:56

Synopsys and United Microelectronics (UMC) have worked together to enable Synopsys Custom Compiler and Laker custom design tools to be used with UMC's 14nm FinFET process, according...

Micron Taiwan wins bid to buy Cando plant

Mar 15, 09:46

Micron Memory Taiwan, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Micron Technology, has won a bid to take over touch panel maker Cando's plant in Taichung (central Taiwan) and equipment installed...

Samsung to ramp 7nm in 2018

Mar 14, 22:13

Samsung Electronics demonstrated its foundry technology roadmap at the China Semiconductor Technology International Conference (CSTIC) held in Shanghai on March 12 disclosing its...

Ho-Kyu Kang, VP of Technology at Samsung

ASE, KYEC to see sales pick up in 2Q17

Mar 14, 22:11

IC packaging and testing houses Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) will see their sales pick up starting in April, as shipments to their main...

Global semiconductor equipment sales increase 13% in 2016, says SEMI

Mar 14, 22:09

Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled US$41.24 billion in 2016, up 13% from US$36.53 billion in 2015, according to SEMI. Total equipment bookings were 24%...

China 12-inch fab capacity set to boom

Mar 14, 12:20

With major China-based chipmakers set to build new 12-inch fabs, the overall 12-inch fab capacity in China is expected to peak over the next two to three years.

SMIC to enter 7nm R&D, says CEO

Mar 14, 12:14

China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is looking to start R&D for 7nm process technology later in 2017, according to company CEO and executive...

Win Semi reportedly obtains orders for Qualcomm GaAs devices

Newswatch - Mar 14, 12:11

Qualcomm has contracted Taiwan-based Win Semiconductors to manufacture its recently-announced GaAs power amplifier and RF solutions, according to a recent Chinese-language Commercial...

Semicon China 2017 kicks off with nearly 900 exhibitors

Mar 14, 12:10

SEMICON China 2017 is taking place at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) from March 14-16. SEMI expects over 60,000 attendees at the annual trade show that will feature...

TSMC lands orders for HPC chips from Nvidia, Qualcomm, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 13, 14:06

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has landed orders for high performance computing (HPC) chips for AI applications from Nvidia and Qualcomm, respectively, according...

Semiconductor shipments dominated by opto-sensor-discrete devices, says IC Insights

Mar 13, 10:38

Despite advances in integrated circuit technology and the blending of functions to reduce chip count within systems, the percentage split of IC and opto-sensor-discrete (O-S-D) shipments...

TSMC February revenues fall to 10-month low

Mar 13, 10:36

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its February revenues fall to a new 10-month low as a result of seasonal factors and fewer working days during the month.

Topco Scientific revenues up almost 11% on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:23

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.817 billion (US$58.51 million) for February 2017, representing a 4.23% drop on month and 10.57% increase on year.

ChipMOS profits hike in 4Q16

Mar 9, 22:41

ChipMOS Technologies, a provider of outsourced semiconductor assembly and test services, has reported net profits hiked 140.7% sequentially to NT$614 million (US$19.8 million) in...

VIS February revenues fall to 14-month low

Mar 9, 22:33

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its revenues fall to a 14-month low of about NT$1.9 billion (US$61.1 million) in February 2017. Revenues for the...

ShunSin posts EPS of NT$9.12 for 2016

Mar 9, 22:28

ShunSin Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) specializing in assembly and test of system-in-package (SiP) modules, has announced net profits...

UMC sees February revenues rise 26.77% on year

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 16:03

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.015 billion (US$387.66 million) for February 2017, representing a 5.04% drop on month and 26.77%...

TSMC China sees profits decline significantly in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 9, 14:20

TSMC China, a TSMC 8-inch subsidiary in Shanghai, yielded net profits of NT$6.094 billion (US$197.52 million) in 2016, a sharp decline of 30.19% from a year earlier, according to...

Samsung Xian fab output value exceeds SMIC in 2016

Mar 9, 10:30

Samsung Electronics' NAND flash fab in Xian, China generated CNY23.75 billion (US$3.44 billion) in output value in 2016 outpacing the total output value generated by SMIC's fabs estimated...

MediaTek sticking with TSMC for 7nm chips

Mar 9, 10:23

Despite experiencing unsatisfactory yield rates for TSMC's 10nm process, MediaTek will continue to partner with the foundry to make its next-generation flagship mobile chips, according...

PSI to spin off energy business

Mar 9, 10:08

Phoenix Silicon International (PSI) has disclosed plans to spin off its energy business, which will be transferred to a subsidiary specializing in batteries. The move is to focus...

Record spending for fab equipment expected in 2017 and 2018, says SEMI

Mar 8, 16:06

Fab equipment spending is expected to reach an industry all-time record, more than US$46 billion in 2017, according to SEMI. The record is expected to be broken again in 2018, nearing...

STATS ChipPAC Taiwan swings back to profitability in 2016

Newswatch - Mar 8, 14:55

IC backend service supplier STATS ChipPAC Taiwan Semiconductor has reported net profits of NT$611 million (US$19.78 million) for 2016 compared to a net loss of NT$164 million of a...

Taiwan February export value down on month, up on year, says MOF

Mar 7, 20:53

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$22.66 billion for February 2017, decreasing 4.5% on month but increasing 27.7% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$19.30...

Taiwan IC design service and IP providers seeing robust 10nm, 16nm chip demand in China

Mar 7, 20:52

Taiwan-based IC design service companies and silicon IP providers have recently enjoyed a ramp-up of demand for 10nm and 16nm products from their China-based customers, according...

Global January semiconductor sales rise 14%, says SIA

Mar 7, 15:36

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$30.6 billion for the month of January 2017, an increase of 13.9% compared to the January 2016 total of US$26.9 billion, according to the...

Taiwan February CPI down, says DGBAS

Mar 7, 14:05

Taiwan's February 2017 consumer price index (CPI) of 105.08 (2011 as base year) decreased 0.34% on month and 0.04% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of...

SPIL February revenues fall

Mar 7, 11:46

IC packaging specialist Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$6 billion (US$193.9 million) for February 2017, down 12.8% sequentially and...

Testing company Sigurd February revenues surge 19%

Mar 6, 22:09

IC testing company Sigurd Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues for February 2017 of NT$458 million (US$14.8 million), up 18.6% on year but down 9.8% sequentially.

Testing solution provider CHPT February revenues up 68% on year

Newswatch - Mar 6, 14:02

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported revenues of NT$262 million (US$8.446 million) for February, up 1.9% on month and 68% on year.

TSMC will continue to outgrow global chip industry, says chairman

Mar 3, 15:17

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to post 5-10% revenue growth in 2017, outperforming the global semiconductor industry's growth of 4-5%, according to...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Eleven companies forecast to account for 78% of semiconductor capex in 2017, says IC Insights

Mar 3, 14:45

Eleven companies are forecast to have semiconductor capex budgets greater than US$1 billion in 2017, and account for 78% of total worldwide semiconductor industry capital spending...

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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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