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Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending down 11.5% in 2013, says Gartner

Apr 10, 14:20

Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending totaled US$33.8 billion in 2013, an 11.5% decline from 2012, according to Gartner. Wafer-level manufacturing equipment demand performed...

KYEC, Sigurd look to double-digit revenue gains in 2Q14

Apr 9, 22:12

IC backend service companies King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and Sigurd Microelectronics are expected to post double-digit revenue growth in the second quarter of 2014 thanks to increasing...

ASE performs better than expected in 1Q14

Newswatch - Apr 9, 11:52

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$54.7 billion (US$1.82 billion) for the first quarter of 2014, which were down 14.8% from the previous...

Samsung announces performance guidance for 1Q14

Newswatch - Apr 8, 15:44

Samsung Electronics has announced that its consolidated sales for the first quarter of 2014 are likely to reach KRW53 trillion (US$50.19 billion) or in a range of KRW51-55 trillion...

IC backend service firms to enjoy brisk sales in 2Q14

Apr 8, 15:05

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and other IC backend service companies are expected to enjoy brisk sales in the second quarter of...

Apple reportedly to develop baseband chips for iPhones in house, say sources

Apr 7, 22:28

Apple reportedly plans to form a R&D team to develop baseband processors for use in iPhones to be released in 2015 and will place the baseband chip orders with Samsung Electronics...

Taiwan March export value up on month, year, says MOF

Apr 7, 21:41

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$27.76 billion for March 2014, increasing by 30.4% on month and by 2.0% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$25.80 billion...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grew 5% in 2013, says Gartner

Apr 7, 14:27

Total worldwide semiconductor revenues reached US$315 billion in 2013, up 5% from 2012, according to Gartner. The combined revenues of the top 25 semiconductor vendors increased 6.9%...

Taiwan becomes largest source of China electronics imports in 2013, says MOEA

Apr 7, 12:07

China imported electronic devices and components worth US$307.04 billion in total in 2013 and Taiwan-based makers together accounted for 27.3%, making Taiwan become the largest source...

Taiwan March CPI up, says DGBAS

Apr 7, 09:53

Taiwan's March 2014 consumer price index (CPI) of 103.05 (2011 as base year) increased 0.19% on month and 1.61% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of 97.57%...

Each smartphone sold to contribute US$10 to TSMC revenues, say sources

Apr 3, 15:46

The contribution of each smartphone sold worldwide to the revenues of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to reach US$10 soon due to an increase in chips...

TSMC capacity booked to the end of 3Q14

Apr 2, 22:04

The production capacity of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been booked through the end of the third quarter of 2014 thanks to orders from handset solution and...

Digitimes Research: Tablet application processor shipments in China slip 2.7% in 1Q14

Apr 2, 12:11

Shipments of tablet-use application processors (AP) in China edged down 2.7% sequentially in the first quarter of 2014, affected by seasonality, according to preliminary findings...

Machvision sees strong orders from IC substrate sector

Apr 1, 22:28

Automatic optical inspection (AOI) tool maker Machvision expects orders from the IC substrate sector to be the growth driver for 2014, according to company chairman Wang Kuang-hsia...

PCB equipment supplier Ta Liang looks to strong sales in 1H14

Mar 31, 22:47

PCB and touch-panel equipment supplier Ta Liang Technology has said that demand for PCB manufacturing equipment has been strong in the first half of 2014, buoyed mainly by orders...

ASE, Inotera reportedly to set up 3D IC packaging joint venture

Mar 31, 21:48

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) reportedly plans to team up with Inotera Memories to set up a joint venture for handling TSV (through-silicon via) 3D IC packaging.

TSMC likely to launch 16nm FinFET+ process at year-end 2014

Mar 31, 15:46

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is likely to add two more advanced processes to its 16nm process portfolio in order to compete with the 14nm nodes to be released...

Lite-On Semi, Eris look to strong sales in 2014

Mar 31, 14:35

Discrete component suppliers Lite-On Semiconductor and Eris Technology expect strong sales in 2014 thanks to growing orders from the smartphone, tablet, LED lighting and wireless...

ASE, ChipMOS stepping into MEMS packaging sector

Newswatch - Mar 28, 16:00

IC backend service companies Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and ChipMOS Technologies have been strengthening their deployments in the MEMS packaging sector, according to...

Global semiconductor industry to remain strong in 2Q-3Q14, says TSMC chairman

Mar 28, 15:41

The global semiconductor industry will remain promising in the second and third quarters of 2014, according to Morris Chang, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...

UMC to begin delivering 28nm chips in 4Q14, say sources

Mar 27, 15:06

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) is expected to begin delivering 28nm chips using a gate-last HKMG process in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to industry sources.

SSD penetration rate bound to rise in 2014

Mar 26, 16:03

The recent roll-outs of new SSDs by Kingston Technology and Memoright will help ramp up the penetration rate of SSDs in the data storage device segment, according to industry sourc...

ChipMOS to debut on TSE in April

Mar 26, 15:39

IC backend service company ChipMOS Technologies plans to debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) in April with an initial price ranging NT$25-30 (US$0.82-0.98). The company posted...

Taiwan February manufacturing production index down on month, says MOEA

Mar 25, 11:19

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 88.04 for February 2014, decreasing 12.37% on month but increasing 0.94% on year, according to the Ministry of...

Capex of global semiconductor industry to reach US$62 billion in 2014

Mar 24, 22:33

Capex of the global semiconductor industry is expected to top US$62.2 billion in 2014 as increasing popularity of mobile devices has stirred demand for IC parts built by advanced...

PCB makers poised for strong sales

Mar 24, 14:20

PCB equipment suppliers Csun Manufacturing, Machvision, Chime Ball Technology and Ampoc Far-East are poised for strong sales in the second and third quarters of 2014, buoyed by capacity...

Taiwan February unemployment up on month, says DGBAS

Mar 24, 11:06

Taiwan had 470,000 jobless citizens in February 2014, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 4.09%, rising 0.07pp on month but down 0.15pp on year, according to statistics released...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$521 million in January-February, says MOEA

Mar 21, 10:23

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 475 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$521.93 million in January-February 2014,...

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

Mar 20, 19:43

Taiwan received export orders worth US$30.71 billion in total in February 2014, decreasing 15% on month but increasing 5.7% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...

International IDMs placing short lead-time orders at Taiwan wafer foundry houses

Mar 19, 21:45

International IDMs have joined IC design companies to place wafer orders at Taiwan foundry houses due to an upsurge in demand for IC parts from downstream device vendors, according...

Semi material, equipment suppliers brace for strong sales

Mar 19, 11:45

Semiconductor material and equipment suppliers are poised for brisk sales in the months ahead, buoyed by a number of factors, including an upward revision of Taiwan Semiconductor...

Micron to release more commodity DRAM packaging orders to Taiwan backend service suppliers

Mar 18, 21:37

Micron Technology reportedly plans to release more backend packaging orders for its commodity DRAM chips to Taiwan-based IC testing and packaging companies starting the first half...

Scientech sees net profits up over 40% in 2013

Mar 18, 15:23

Semiconductor equipment distributor and wafer reclamation service provider Scientech has reported net profits of NT$249 million (US$8.21 million) for 2013, increasing 41.5% from a...

Taiwan IC production value to grow 11.1% in 2014, say TSIA and IEK

Mar 18, 11:20

Taiwan's IC sector, consisting of designers, manufacturers, packaging and testing houses, generated production value of NT$1,888.6 billion (US$63.3 billion) in 2013, increasing 15.6%...

VIS to increase capital, acquire 8-inch fab

Mar 17, 13:11

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) plans to increase its capital by 22% to NT$1.26 billion (US$41.54 million) for capacity ramps, according to the wafer foundry house.

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    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...

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