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TSMC to deal out cash dividend of NT$3 for 2013

Feb 18, 21:05

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) board of directors on February 18 adopted a proposal recommending the distribution of a NT$3 (US$0.09) cash dividend per common...

SMIC 4Q13 profits fall 68.5%

Feb 18, 14:54

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported net profits of US$14.7 million on consolidated sales of US$491.8 million for the fourth quarter...

VIS sees 2-4% growth in 1Q14 shipments

Feb 18, 12:23

IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), which specializes in analog/mixed-signal and logic chips, expects to report 2-4% sequential growth in wafer shipments for the...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top foundries combined revenues to drop 6% in 1Q14

Feb 17, 16:21

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will see their combined revenues drop 6.2% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014, due to seasonal factors and continued inventory adjustments at...

TSMC 2Q14 sales to rise 15-20%, says report

Newswatch - Feb 17, 15:16

A rebound in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 28nm process utilization rate and a ramp-up of 20nm production capacity will allow the foundry to post 15-20% sequential...

Testing solution provider Chroma Ate posts 2013 EPS of NT$3.21

Feb 17, 12:26

Chroma Ate, which provides integrated and customized solutions for test and measurement instruments, has announced net profits for 2013 increased 31% to NT$1.18 billion (US$39 million)...

Topco, Wahlee post sales growth in January

Feb 14, 16:03

Semiconductor material distributors Topco Scientific and Wahlee Industrial both saw their sales increase in January, indicating a particularly strong first quarter, according to industry...

Intel to launch Haswell Refresh 1 month early

Feb 14, 10:53

Intel originally planned to launch Haswell Refresh and 9-series chipsets in May but has changed its plans to launch the CPUs in April, according to Taiwan-based DIY motherboard mak...

AMD will not launch Kabini in China, say Taiwan makers

Feb 14, 10:34

AMD is expected to launch its APU platform Kabini at the end of March in emerging markets except China because AMD has already lowered prices for many APU models to compete with Intel...

Synopsys, Realtek and UMC collaborate on single-chip Ultra HD smart TV SoC

Feb 14, 10:21

Synopsys, Realtek Semiconductor and United Microelectronics (UMC) announced on February 12 that their collaboration has resulted in first-pass silicon success of Realtek's RTD2995...

Intel to cut a deal with Apple for Fab 42?

Feb 13, 14:27

With shipments of desktop and notebooks in the doldrums since 2010, Intel's PC processor business has been in decline. Meanwhile, AMD and others are taking aim at the Intel-dominated...

Specialty IC foundry VIS likely to post strong 1Q14

Feb 13, 13:27

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is expected to enjoy a particularly strong first quarter of 2014, thanks to growing demand for panel driver ICs used...

SPIL to grow sales of silver wire-bonding packaging in 2014

Feb 12, 11:49

Chip packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) expects the development of its silver wire-bonding packaging business to bear fruit in 2014.

Industrial electronic chip market turns around in 2013 with double-digit growth, says IHS

Feb 12, 11:44

Global industrial electronics chip revenues for 2013 amounted to US$33.7 billion, a 11% rise from US$30.4 billion in 2012, according to IHS. The double-digit increase shows that the...

Powerchip reportedly looking to take over Renesas SP Drivers

Feb 12, 11:40

Powerchip Technology reportedly is looking to gain more control over Renesas SP Drivers (RSP), a LCD driver joint venture set up by Renesas Electronics, Sharp and Powerchip.

Silicon wafer revenues decline in 2013, says SEMI

Feb 11, 15:51

Worldwide silicon wafer revenues declined by 13% in 2013 compared to 2012, while silicon wafer area shipments increased 0.4%, according to SEMI.

TSMC shifts to 8-inch processing to produce fingerprint sensors for next-generation iPhone

Feb 11, 12:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will use its 8-inch processing, instead of 12-inch, to produce fingerprint sensors for Apple's next-generation iPhone due to concerns...

ASE January sales decrease, SPIL flat

Feb 10, 21:40

Chip packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) saw its January sales decrease 13% on month, while fellow firm Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) reported flat sequential...

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

Feb 10, 20:35

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$24.31 billion for January 2014, decreasing by 7.9% on month and by 5.3% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$21.34 billion...

TSMC, UMC January sales rise

Feb 10, 15:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) have announced increases in January consolidated revenues from a year ago of 8.4% and 6.5%, resp...

Chip packager ASE expects 1Q14 shipments to drop 12-15%

Feb 10, 14:03

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), the world's largest chip packaging and testing company, expects its first-quarter shipments to decrease 12-15% sequentially due to seasonal...

ASE CFO Joseph Tung

Hermes Microvision to see revenues hit new high in 2014

Feb 7, 15:59

E-beam inspection tool supplier Hermes Microvision (HMI) is expected to see its revenues grow 20-30% on year to a new high in 2014, buoyed by orders from clients in Taiwan, the US...

Semiconductor industry posts record sales in 2013, says SIA

Feb 7, 10:15

Worldwide semiconductor sales came to US$305.6 billion in 2013, up 4.8% from the 2012 total of US$291.6 billion, and hitting an annual record, according to SIA.

Taiwan January CPI up on month, year, says DGBAS

Feb 6, 13:49

Taiwan's January 2014 consumer price index (CPI) of 103.19 (2011 as base year) increased 0.24% on month and 0.76% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of 96.89%...

Wah Lee to see strong sales of silicon wafers in 1Q14

Feb 5, 14:22

Semiconductor material distributor Wah Lee Industrial is expected to see its revenues decrease within a range of 5% in the first quarter of 2014 thanks to strong sales of silicon...

300mm capacity dominates but life remains for 200mm wafer fabs, says IC Insights

Feb 5, 10:48

Nearly all new fab upgrade and construction activity has to do with 300mm wafer processing, but there is still plenty of life remaining in 200mm fabs, according to IC Insights.

Top-13 foundries account for 91% of total foundry sales in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 29, 16:18

IC Insights has released its 2013 top IC foundries (pure-play and IDM) ranking. In total, the top 13 foundries represented 91% of total foundry sales in 2013.

Taiwan 4Q13 economic growth rate upward adjusted to 2.92%, says DGBAS

Jan 29, 10:06

Taiwan's economic growth rate, on-year growth in GDP, in the fourth quarter of 2013 has been upward adjusted from 1.22% forecast in November 2013 to 2.92%, according to estimates...

Kinsus posts 2013 EPS of NT$7.23

Jan 28, 15:58

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology has announced net profits for 2013 increased 15.2% to NT$3.22 billion (US$106 million). The earnings translated into a net EPS of...

Tablet processor market to rise 23% in 2014, says IHS

Jan 28, 11:54

Strong growth in the processor market for tablet devices this year and beyond will draw increasing competition from suppliers eager to throw their hat into the ring, including the...

SPIL expects 1Q14 revenues to drop 4-8%

Jan 27, 20:40

IC backend house Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has forecast consolidated revenues for the the first quarter of 2014 will decrease 4-8% sequentially, as production utilization...

Mobile PCs and smartphones to be top revenue opportunities for IC suppliers in emerging high-speed wireless device market, says IHS

Jan 27, 15:50

Mobile PCs and smartphones will represent the top revenue opportunities for high-speed wireless integrated circuit (IC) suppliers by 2018, as these devices are projected to be the...

Amkor, STATS ChipPAC and ASE to share backend orders for Apple A8 chip, say sources

Jan 27, 14:55

Amkor Technology and STATS ChipPAC have each obtained 40% of the total packaging orders placed by Apple for its next-generation A8 processor, with the remaining 20% will be taken...

UMC expects wafer shipments to rise slightly in 1Q14

Jan 27, 12:05

Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its first-quarter wafer shipments to register a marginal increase sequentially, but wafer ASPs are likely to fall about 4%...

SMIC readies 28nm chip production

Jan 27, 12:02

Semiconductor Manufacturing International's (SMIC) 28nm technology has been process frozen, and the company has successfully entered the multi project wafer (MPW) stage to support...

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    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.

  • Nvidia+Tegra+4+processor

    Nvidia Tegra 4 processor

    Nvidia has introduced Tegra 4 for smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, auto infotainment and navigation systems, and PCs. Previously codenamed Wayne, Tegra 4 features 72 custom...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

  • Computex+2012%3A+ASRock+reveals+the+new+Z77+Extreme9+motherboard

    Computex 2012: ASRock reveals the new Z77 Extreme9 motherboard

    The Z77 Extreme9 motherboard combines materials and overclockable configurations. The LED design is clad in air-channeling heatsink and south bridge, delivering heat dissipation...

    Photo: Company, Jun 11.

  • 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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