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Taiwan sees decreased February export value, says MOF

Mar 9, 21:42

Taiwan recorded a total export value of US$19.86 billion for February 2015, decreasing by 20.9% on month and by 6.7% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$15.30...

PTI revenues increase on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 15:21

Powertech Technology Inc (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.942 billion (US$93.11 million) for February 2015, representing a 8.24% drop on month and 3.77% increase on...

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

Mar 9, 11:12

Taiwan's February 2015 consumer price index (CPI) of 102.66 (2011 as base year) increased 0.36% on month but decreased 0.19% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index...

KYEC expects 2015 sales to rise

Mar 6, 15:46

Backend house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) expects its 2015 sales to outperform last year's levels, thanks to continued strong demand for mobile devices and rising demand for auto...

SPIL February sales rise 16.2%

Mar 6, 14:19

Consolidated revenues at IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) increased 16.2% on year to NT$6.48 billion (US$205.7 million) in February 2015.

SMIC gearing up for 28nm production

Mar 6, 13:59

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has made massive equipment purchases for installing 28nm production lines, according to sources in the semiconductor industry. The...

Inspection tool maker HMI looks to 25-35% revenue growth in 2015

Mar 5, 22:13

Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, expects its sales to increase 25-35% in 2015 thanks...

Tong Hsing 2015 capex to top NT$1.5 billion

Mar 4, 16:11

Tong Hsing Electronic Industries, which provides assembly and test services for niche ICs and produces ceramic substrates for the manufacture of LEDs, expects its capex for 2015 to...

Digitimes Research: South Korea sees worldwide memory market share reaching 57.1% in 4Q14

Mar 4, 15:38

South Korea's production value for memory products, mainly DRAM and NAND flash chips, has been increasing for three consecutive quarters and reached KRW13.17 trillion (US$11.97 billion)...

Foundry houses in China, Taiwan set to compete for specialty process orders

Mar 3, 21:01

Competition by foundry houses in China and Taiwan on specialty BSI (backside illuminated) technology is heating up after China-based SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International)...

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

Mar 3, 20:55

Taiwan received export orders worth US$39.04 billion in total in January 2015, decreasing 11.7% on month but increasing 8.1% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...

Global semiconductor industry posts highest-ever January sales, says SIA

Mar 3, 20:52

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$28.5 billion for the month of January 2015, the industry's highest-ever January total and an increase of 8.7% from January 2014 when sales...

SMIC starts mass production for CMOS image sensors

Mar 2, 21:00

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has started mass production for two backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS image sensors using 0.13-micron process technology, according...

MediaTek founds investment arm with US$300 million

Mar 2, 14:52

MediaTek has announced the launch of MediaTek Ventures – a new strategic investment arm within the company. Headquartered in Hsinchu, Taiwan, MediaTek Ventures will initially...

TSMC, MediaTek move up in semiconductor R&D, says IC Insights

Mar 2, 10:33

Pure-play foundry TSMC and fabless chipmaker MediaTek both moved up in IC Insights' 2014 ranking of semiconductor companies by R&D spending. TSMC increased its R&D budget...

Taiwan January unemployment rate down on month, year, says DGBAS

Feb 26, 14:01

Taiwan had 430,000 jobless citizens in January 2015, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.71%, down 0.08pp on month and 0.31pp on year, according to statistics released by the...

Commentary: 14nm FinFET process, Galaxy S6 crucial to Samsung semiconductor business

Feb 26, 14:00

The debut of Samsung Electronics's new flagship smartphone the Galaxy S6 at the upcoming MWC 2015 will mark the world's first smartphone powered by a 14nm 3D FinFET processor and...

Cymer extends DUV for 14nm with new products

Feb 26, 13:44

Cymer, an ASML company developing lithography light sources used by chipmakers to pattern advanced semiconductor chips, has announced the shipment of its first XLR 700ix light source...

Win Semi 1Q15 sales to rise over 50%, says report

Stockwatch - Feb 26, 13:11

GaAs pure-play foundry Win Semiconductors is expected to see its first-quarter revenues increase 50-55% on year, with gross margin also outpacing the 30% posted during the same period...

ASE orders equipment for NT$1.3 billion

Stockwatch - Feb 25, 21:03

IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has purchased machinery and equipment from Advantest and Premtek International for a total of about NT$1.31 billion (US$41.75...

ASML, TSMC reach milestone in EUV productivity

Feb 25, 19:50

ASML has confirmed that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has successfully exposed more than 1000 wafers on an NXE:3300B EUV system in a single day, an important step...

Xilinx unveils 16nm UltraScale+ family of FPGAs

Feb 25, 14:08

Xilinx has announced its 16nm UltraScale+ family of FPGAs, 3D ICs and MPSoCs, combining new memory, 3D-on-3D and multi-processing SoC (MPSoC) technologies. The UltraScale+ family...

Digitimes Research: Government-led investment funds to drive China IC design growth

Feb 25, 12:15

China's government policies for supporting the local IC design industry have put less emphasis on intervention measures such as offering tax breaks, providing direct financial support,...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$313 million in January, says MOEA

Feb 24, 19:53

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 277 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$313.16 million in January 2015, increasing...

Globalfoundries, IMEC to jointly develop RF solutions for IoT applications

Feb 24, 11:02

Globalfoundries has announced a partnership with IMEC for joint research on future radio architectures and designs for highly-integrated mobile devices and IoT applications.

Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed one trillion devices in 2017, says IC Insights

Feb 24, 11:01

Total semiconductor unit shipments (integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discrete, or O-S-D, devices) are forecast to continue their upward march through the current cyclical period...

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio rises

Feb 24, 10:53

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment rose to 1.03 in January 2015 from 0.99 in the prior month.

Digitimes Research: Qualcomm antitrust probe reshapes patent licensing in China

Feb 17, 15:46

China's anti-trust investigation of Qualcomm has come to an end with the US chip vendor making concessions in order control damage to its operations in the country. The fine for the...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$3.5 billion

Stockwatch - Feb 17, 10:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased facility and engineering equipment from Hitachi High-Technologies, Hitachi Kokusai Electric, ASML, Applied Materials...

Taiwan 4Q14 economic growth rate upward adjusted to 3.35%, says DGBAS

Feb 16, 21:46

Taiwan's economic growth rate, on-year growth in GDP, for the fourth quarter of 2014 has been upward adjusted from 3.17% estimated in January 2015 to 3.35%, according to the Directorate...

Digitimes Research: Global IC foundry output value to rise 12% in 2015

Feb 16, 20:48

Output value for the global IC foundry industry is forecast to reach US$54.8 billion in 2015, up 12% from US$49 billion in 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Global Unichip expects 1Q15 sales to grow on-quarter

Feb 16, 20:23

Global Unichip, an IC design service provider partnering with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), expects to report a sequential increase in first-quarter revenues...

Samsung announces mass production of 14nm FinFET mobile chips

Feb 16, 18:52

Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of mobile application processors built using 14nm FinFET process technology.

Testing solution provider Chroma Ate nets NT$3.51 per share in 2014

Feb 16, 16:19

Chroma Ate, which provides integrated and customized solutions for test and measurement instruments, has reported a 9% increase in net profits for 2014. Net EPS came to NT$3.51 (US...

ASE to create more than 6,500 jobs in northern Taiwan

Feb 13, 15:49

With a new plant coming on line, more than 6,500 jobs will be created at Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) manufacturing site in Chungli, northern Taiwan, chairman Jason...

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    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.

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    Photo: Company, Oct 11.

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    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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    Photo: Company, Jul 15.

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