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Taiwan foundries may soon get green light for 12-inch fabs in China, says report

Newswatch - Aug 12, 21:13

Taiwan-based semiconductor companies may soon be allowed to operate 12-inch fabs in China, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report...

Silicon wafer shipments rise 2.5% in 2Q15, says SEMI

Aug 12, 21:11

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2015 when compared to first-quarter area shipments, according to SEMI.

TSMC board approves US$1.2 billion for advanced technology capacity expansion

Aug 11, 21:45

The board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved capital appropriations of approximately US$1.237 billion for expanding capacity for advanced-node manufacturing,...

TSMC says 16nm ramp on schedule

Aug 11, 16:07

TSMC has maintained that volume production and ramp of its 16nm process is proceeding smoothly in line with its schedule, amid media speculation indicating the foundry is seeing a...

Inspection tool maker HMI sees revenues down sharply in July

Newswatch - Aug 11, 15:31

Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, saw its revenues slide 90.97% on...

Topco revenues down on year in July, Scientech up

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 11:44

Semiconductor equipment and materials distributors Scientech and Topco Scientific have reported sequential decreases in July consolidated revenues at 18% and 0.7%, respectively.

ASE reports decreased July revenues

Stockwatch - Aug 10, 16:07

IC packaging and testing house Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.67 billion (US$684.5 million) for July 2015, down 12.7% sequenti...

Taiwan July export value down on year, says MOF

Aug 10, 15:57

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$23.55 billion for July 2015, increasing 2.1% on month but decreasing 11.9% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$19.93...

SMIC successfully makes Qualcomm chips in 28nm process

Aug 10, 15:52

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Qualcomm have achieved a major milestone in fabrication of 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processors, according to the companies...

TSMC and UMC July revenues up, VIS down

Aug 10, 15:36

Pure-play wafer foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) enjoyed revenue increases in July 2015, whereas Vanguard International...

Diode maker Eris reports decreased July revenues

Aug 7, 15:43

Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, has reported consolidated revenues for July 2015 declined 11.15% from a year earlier to NT$80.57...

Winbond, Macronix report increased July revenues

Aug 7, 15:15

Non-PC memory chipmakers Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported sequential increases in consolidated revenues for July 2015 of 2.7% and 1.6%, respectively.

HLMC, MediaTek reportedly in talks about extending cooperation to FinFET chips

Aug 7, 15:03

High-level executives of 12-inch foundry Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) have recently paid a visit to MediaTek to discuss with the Taiwan-based smartphone chip vendor about...

KYEC July sales hit record

Aug 7, 10:10

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), which provides wafer probe and final test services for chips such as LCD driver ICs, CMOS image sensors, MEMS, NFC and other mobile chip solutions, has...

SPIL reports decreased July revenues

Aug 7, 10:08

Packaging and testing house Silicon Precision Industries (SPIL) has announced consolidated revenues for July 2015 of NT$6.35 billion (US$200.5 million), down 7.6% on month and about...

4GB DDR3 contract prices to fall below US$20 in 3Q15, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 7, 10:07

Contract prices for 4GB DDR3 modules averaged US$20.5 in July compared with US$24 in June, representing a 15% fall, according to DRAMeXchange. Prices are set to drop below US$20 in...

PTI reports flat revenues for July

Stockwatch - Aug 7, 10:01

Memory backend specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported July consolidated revenues of NT$3.47 billion (US$109 million), up 0.8% on month.

Samsung cuts Intel's semiconductor sales lead to 16% in 2Q15, says IC Insights

Aug 6, 15:30

Samsung's growth rate in the second quarter of 2015 put the company closer to catching Intel and becoming the world's leading semiconductor supplier, according to IC Insights.

Scientech positive about 2H15

Aug 5, 15:30

Semiconductor equipment supplier Scientech has expressed optimism about its performance in the second half of 2015, as chipmakers look to upgrade their production lines and are eyeing...

IC backend service company Chipbond reports decreased profits for 2Q15

Newswatch - Aug 5, 15:03

IC backend service company Chipbond Technology has reported net profits of NT$418 million (US$13.24 million) for the second quarter of 2015, down 24% from NT$550 million recorded...

Taiwan July CPI drops

Aug 5, 11:26

Taiwan has reported its July 2015 consumer price index (CPI) of 103.71 (2011 as base year) decreased 0.13% on month and 0.66% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index...

IC foundry VIS expects 3Q15 revenues to fall

Aug 5, 10:45

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects its third-quarter revenues to fall 9.7-14.6% sequentially citing continued inventory correction in the supply...

VIS chairman and president Leuh Fang

Inspection service company Sporton posts revenue growth in July

Aug 4, 14:57

Taiwan-based Sporton International, which provides mobile device testing and certification services, has announced consolidated revenues for July 2015 increased 1.1% sequentially...

iPhone 5c successor to feature FinFET chips, say sources

Aug 4, 14:02

Apple is not expected to launch a successor to the iPhone 5c this year, but will instead introduce its next-generation budget smartphones in second-quarter 2016 with the devices coming...

LanMark posts profit for 1H15

Aug 3, 21:06

GaAs- and InP-based LD (laser diode) and PD (photo diode) epitaxial wafer maker LandMark Optoelectronics has reported net EPS of NT$7.22 (US$0.23) for first-half 2015.

Global chip sales rise 2% in 2Q15, says SIA

Aug 3, 21:02

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$84 billion in the second quarter of 2015, rising 1% sequentially and 2% on year, according to SIA.

Winbond 1H15 profits soar 65% beating market estimates

Aug 3, 15:48

Taiwan-based Winbond Electronics, a manufacturer of specialty DRAM and flash memory chips, has reported net profits for the first half of 2015 jumped 64.6% from a year earlier to...

HMI lowers 2015 revenue outlook, says report

Aug 3, 15:15

Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, has lowered its revenue growth forecast...

Semi equipment maker Acter posts strong earnings for 2Q15

Newswatch - Aug 3, 14:45

Semiconductor equipment supplier Acter has reported net profits of NT$154 million (US$4.87 million) for the second quarter of 2015, up 36% sequentially and 188% on year. EPS for the...

Win Semi expects 3Q15 sales to drop

Aug 3, 14:42

Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors has expressed caution about its performance in the third quarter, as some device industries are undertaking inventory...

Taiwan promoting recycling of household wastewater for industrial use

Jul 31, 15:53

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has been assisting industrial parks to set up disposal facilities to recycle household wastewater for use in production at the industrial...

ASE expects to post revenue growth through 4Q15

Jul 30, 21:57

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) will manage to post sequential revenue growth through the fourth quarter of 2015, according to company COO Tien Wu.

Hua Hong Semiconductor, QST announce 3-axis gyroscope SoC

Jul 30, 21:52

Hua Hong Semiconductor, a pure-play 200mm foundry, and Shanghai Quality Sensor Technology (QST) have jointly announced what they claim is the first 3-axis gyroscope SoC developed...

UMC slows 28nm ramp

Jul 30, 21:50

United Microelectronics (UMC) has decided to ramp up its 28nm production capacity at a slower pace due to a less-optimistic outlook for demand in the second half of 2015.

Low order visibility for 2H15, says SPIL chairman

Jul 30, 15:49

Bough Lin, chairman of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), has expressed caution about the semiconductor market prospects for the second half of 2015 due to low order visibili...

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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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