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Taiwan April export value down on month, says MOF

May 9, 16:28

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$26.6 billion for April 2014, decreasing 4.2% on month but increasing 6.2% on year, while the corresponding import value of US$24.06 billion...

TSMC extends 28nm production lead time to 16 weeks

May 9, 11:24

The lead time for production of 28nm chips at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has extended from 10 to 16 weeks, pushing clients to look for alternative suppliers,...

LCD driver IC suppliers looking for additional capacity at foundry houses

May 8, 14:08

LCD driver IC suppliers plan to snap up more capacity at wafer foundry houses due to tight production schedules at most foundries' 8-inch fabs, according to industry sources.

ASE revenues down slightly on month in April

Newswatch - May 8, 11:44

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported revenues of NT$19.02 billion (US$631.5 million) for April, down 4.3% sequentially but up 13.8% on year. For the first four months...

Kinsus sees steady earnings for 1Q14

May 7, 15:09

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology has reported net profits of NT$792 million (US$26.3 million) for the first quarter of 2014, up 0.9% sequentially and 4.3% on year...

MediaTek adding more 28nm chip orders at TSMC, UMC due to production defects at Globalfoundries

May 6, 21:54

MediaTek reportedly has been adding more 28nm chip orders at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) due to production defects...

Wah Lee 2Q14 revenues to grow 5-10% sequentially

Newswatch - May 6, 16:44

Semiconductor material distributor Wah Lee Industrial is expected to see its revenues expand 5-10% sequentially in the second quarter of 2014, buoyed by rising capacity utilization...

Taiwan April CPI up on month, year, says DGBAS

May 6, 16:11

Taiwan's April 2014 consumer price index (CPI) of 103.73 (2011 as base year) increased 0.66% on month and 1.05% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of 96.84%...

SPIL April revenues hit all time high

Newswatch - May 6, 14:47

IC backend service company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) saw its consolidated revenues rise 5.6% sequentially and 21.4% on year to a record high of NT$6.82 billion (US$226.56...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone application processor shipments in China dip over 4% sequentially in 1Q14

May 6, 10:38

Shipments of smartphone-use application processors in China slid 4.2% sequentially but grew 10.8% on year in the first quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research.

Robot maker Hiwin posts strong profit growth in 1Q14

May 5, 15:54

Hiwin Technologies, which focuses on the production of ballscrews, linear-motion devices and industrial robots, has reported net profits of NT$534 million (US$17.7 million) for the...

Hiwin chairman Eric Chuo

PTI to acquire Nepes in Singapore

May 2, 10:44

Powertec Technology (PTI) announced on April 29 that it has entered into a share purchase agreement with Nepes to acquire Nepes Pte Ltd (NPL) in Singapore.

VIS reports strong earnings for 1Q14

Newswatch - Apr 30, 15:26

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported net profits of NT$1.34 billion (US$44.41 million) for the first quarter of 2014, up 19% sequentially and 53% on year. The earnings...

Graphics card vendors look to 10-20% sequential drops in 2Q14 shipments

Apr 30, 15:01

Most graphics card vendors are expected to see shipments slip 10-20% sequentially in the second quarter of 2014 due to high inventory levels in retail channels, weak demand in China,...

Taiwan 1Q14 economic growth rate upward adjusted to 3.04%, says DGBAS

Apr 30, 14:51

Taiwan's economic growth rate, on-year growth in GDP, in the first quarter of 2014 has been upward adjusted from 3.02% estimated in February 2014 to 3.04%, according to advance estimates...

Equipment provider Scientech looks to 15-20% revenue growth in 2014

Apr 28, 14:50

Semiconductor equipment distributor and wafer reclamation service provider Scientech expects its revenues to grow 15-20% in 2014 despite a slowdown in sales in the first quarter,...

ASE looks to 6% sequential revenue gains in 2Q14

Apr 28, 13:40

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) expects its revenues to grow 6% sequentially in the second quarter of 2014, up from NT$54.7 billion (US$1.81 billion) posted in the previous...

UMC to begin producing 28nm dual-core chips for MediaTek in June

Apr 28, 10:36

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) reportedly will begin fabricating MediaTek's dual-core chips using its PolySiON 28nm process in June, according to industry sources.

IC substrate suppliers to compete for 20nm and below process orders in 2015

Apr 25, 14:33

IC substrate suppliers Ibiden, AT&S, Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Unimicron Technology are expected to compete fiercely for IC substrate orders using 20nm and below processes...

Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending to increase 12.2% in 2014, says Gartner

Apr 25, 12:15

Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending is projected to total US$37.5 billion in 2014, an increase of 12.2% from 2013 spending of US$33.5 billion, according to Gartner...

LCD equipment suppliers to see order visibility improve in 2014

Apr 24, 13:34

Taiwan-based LCD manufacturing equipment suppliers, including Mirle Automation, Csun Manufacturing and Gallant Precision Machining, have seen their order visibility improve recently...

Taiwan March manufacturing production index up, says MOEA

Apr 24, 11:55

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 104.66 for March 2014, increasing 18.85% sequentially and 3.5% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic...

UMC 28nm yield rates improving

Apr 23, 15:49

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has seen the yield rate of its 28nm production improve recently, with the process to begin generating revenues for the foundry house soon,...

Altera-TSMC tie-up to bring advanced packaging technology to Arria 10 FPGAs and SoCs

Newswatch - Apr 23, 15:13

Altera and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have signed a cooperation deal that will bring TSMC's patented, fine-pitch copper bump-based packaging technology to Altera's...

Intel looking to tap entry-level tablet market with Bay Trail-Entry

Apr 22, 19:24

In an attempt to tap China and other emerging markets for Android entry-level tablets, Intel will launch Bay Trail-Entry, a CPU platform specifically for use in entry-level tablets...

UMC hesitates to join Samsung-Globalfoundries 14nm process alliance

Apr 22, 15:04

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) reportedly is reluctant to join the Samsung Electronics-Globalfoundries alliance for the development of a 14nm FinFET process node despite...

Nanya PCB capacity utilization rate to hike in 2Q14

Apr 22, 14:28

The capacity utilization rates of Nanya PCB's PCB and IC substrate lines are expected to climb higher in the second quarter of 2014 compared to the previous quarter, buoyed by orders...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$833 million in January-March, says MOEA

Apr 22, 11:48

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has revealed it approved 773 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) totaling US$833.74 million in January-March 2014,...

Taiwan March unemployment down, says DGBAS

Apr 22, 11:43

Taiwan had 463,000 jobless citizens in March 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 4.03%, which dropped 0.06ppt sequentially and 0.14ppt on year, according to the Directorate-General...

Taiwan sees increased March export order value, says MOEA

Apr 21, 21:47

Taiwan received export orders worth US$37.94 billion in total in March 2014, increasing by 23.6% on month and by 5.9% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of...

Lumax looks to improving sales and profits in 2014

Apr 21, 14:22

Process control solution provider Lumax International is expected to see revenues and profits improve significantly in 2014, buoyed by orders from the semiconductor industry and Taiwan-invested...

TSMC to ramp IC packaging revenues to US$1 billion in 2015, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 21, 11:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) aims to ramp up its IC packaging revenues to US$1 billion in 2015 and to US$2 billion in 2016, according to a Chinese-language...

C Sun expects LCD, LED equipment to be main source of revenue growth in 1H14

Apr 18, 16:38

Taiwan-based production equipment maker C Sun expects TFT-LCD and LED equipment to be the main source of growth in its consolidated revenues for the first half of 204, the company...

Etron chairman urges Taiwan memory chipmakers to develop customized solutions for clients

Apr 18, 15:40

Taiwan-based memory chipmakers should optimize the advantage of their design capabilities and Taiwan's manufacturing capacity to develop customized memory chips for clients, according...

Etron chairman Nicky Lu

TSMC looks to post 21-23% sequential revenue gains in 2Q14

Apr 17, 21:23

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects its revenues to grow 21-23% sequentially to NT$180-183 billion (US$5.97-6.07 billion) in the second quarter of 2014.

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