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Taiwan September CPI up, says DGBAS

Oct 5, 14:56

Taiwan's September 2016 consumer price index (CPI) of 105.46 (2011 as base year) increased 0.45% on month and 0.33% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$1.36 billion

Stockwatch - Oct 5, 14:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased machinery equipment from Tokyo Electron, United Integrated Services and Topco Quartz Products for a total of NT$1.36...

SPIL, KYEC grabs orders for MediaTek 10nm chips

Oct 5, 12:34

Backend houses Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) have obtained orders for MediaTek's new 10nm chips set to roll out in the first quarter...

IC testing device provider CHPT posts record 3Q16 revenues

Oct 4, 11:19

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) saw its September revenues climb to a record high of NT$267 million (US$8.52 million). Revenues for the third...

Global semiconductor sales rise 3.5% in August, says SIA

Oct 4, 11:17

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$28 billion for the month of August 2016, an increase of 3.5% compared to the previous month's total of US$27.1 billion and an uptick of...

Specialty IC foundry VIS optimistic about 2H16

Oct 4, 11:05

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has expressed optimism about its performance in the second half of 2016 thanks to stronger-than-expected demand for...

Intel building 14nm chips for Spreadtrum

Oct 3, 22:00

Intel is making 14nm application processors for Spreadtrum Communications with sample shipments starting in October, and the pair is eyeing orders from Samsung Electronics, according...

MediaTek Helio 30X to be first TSMC 10nm chip, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 3, 15:00

MediaTek's next-generation Helio X30 high-end smartphone solution will be the first chip to be rolled out from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's 10nm production lines,...

Equipment maker Foxsemicon vying for orders from OLED sector

Oct 3, 11:14

Semiconductor equipment maker Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group, is vying for orders for automation equipment for OLED panel production, according...

Innovation to keep Moore's Law alive, says TSMC co-CEO

Sep 30, 11:19

TSMC will continue to innovate to keep Moore's Law alive, and maintaining the company's technology leadership is always a fundamental strategy, said TSMC co-CEO Mark Liu at a recent...

TSMC co-CEO Mark Liu

Taiwan IC industry to increase 7% in 2016, says TSIA chairman

Sep 30, 11:08

Although the worldwide IC industry output value will decline 2.4% in 2016, the output value of Taiwan's IC industry will maintain growth, according to Nicky Lu, chairman of the Taiwan...

TSIA chairman Nicky Lu

Leading-edge leads the way in pure-play foundry growth, says IC Insights

Sep 28, 15:11

Growth in pure-play foundry sales for 2016 is forecast to be almost entirely due to sub-40nm feature size device sales, according to IC Insights. The leading-edge sub-40nm pure-play...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.32 billion

Stockwatch - Sep 28, 14:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased machinery equipment from Advanced Thermal Sciences (ATS), Tokyo Electron and Applied Materials for a total of NT$2.32...

PTI buys wafer-level packaging equipment

Stockwatch - Sep 28, 14:08

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology has purchased wafer-level packaging equipment from Ultratech SE Asia for NT$544 million (US$17 million), according to a company...

Taiwan August manufacturing production index up on month, year, says MOEA

Sep 27, 19:47

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 112.50 for August 2016, increasing 2.27% on month and 8.35% on year, according to statistics released by the...

Kenmec secures more than NT$3 billion worth of automation equipment orders, says report

Stockwatch - Sep 27, 15:16

Kenmec Mechanical Engineering has a backlog of orders totaling more than NT$3 billion (US$95.5 million) on strong orders for automation equipment from China and Taiwan, according...

Foxconn could expand SiP business with Sharp chip unit

Sep 27, 10:14

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is in the process of integrating Sharp into its group, including Sharp's chip unit, which is a difficult part to combine with. Nevertheless,...

China HLMC to build new 12-inch fab

Sep 26, 15:38

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) is expected to announce by the end of 2016 the construction of its second 12-inch plant, which will directly enter 28nm production, according...

Cadence, TSMC advance 7nm FinFET designs for mobile and HPC platforms

Sep 26, 15:00

Cadence Design Systems has announced several important deliveries in its collaboration with TSMC to advance 7nm FinFET designs for mobile and high-performance computing (HPC) platf...

Value of semiconductor industry M&A agreements already over US$50 billion, says IC Insights

Sep 23, 15:29

After an historic surge in semiconductor merger and acquisition agreements in 2015, the torrid pace of transactions has eased (until recently), but 2016 is already the second-largest...

Cadence delivers integrated system design solution for TSMC InFO packaging technology

Sep 23, 10:55

Cadence Design Systems has announced the immediate availability of an integrated system design solution for TSMC's advanced wafer-level integrated fan-out (InFO) packaging technology,...

Taiwan sees increased August export order value, says MOEA

Sep 22, 22:16

Taiwan received export orders worth US$37.93 billion in total in August 2016, increasing 8.3% on month and on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

Taiwan August unemployment rate up, says DGBAS

Sep 22, 14:41

Taiwan had 480,000 jobless citizens in august 2016, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 4.08%, rising 0.06pp on month and 0.18pp on year, according to statistics released by the...

MediaTek likely to roll out 2 10nm chip versions, says report

Newswatch - Sep 22, 10:47

MediaTek is considering rolling out two versions of its 10nm chips, the Helio X30 for high-end smartphones and the X35 for the lower-end segment, according to a Chinese-language Economic...

M31 partnering with TSMC to offer MIPI PHY solutions

Sep 22, 10:38

Silicon IP provider M31 has announced the development of its new MIPI M-PHY Gear3 IP on TSMC's 40LP and 28nm HPC+ process nodes. The 40LP M-PHY has been widely adopted by customers...

Backend firms seeing tight supply

Sep 22, 10:33

IC backend houses have recently seen their supply fall short of demand as their delivery times have extended to more than two weeks, up from 4-7 days, according to industry sources...

China SITRI 8-inch fab ready for MEMS manufacturing

Sep 21, 15:06

The government-sponsored Shanghai Industrial Technology Research Institute (SITRI) has its 8-inch wafer fab targeted specifically at the manufacture of MEMS parts with volume production...

iPhone 7 materials costs higher than previous versions, IHS says

Sep 21, 14:47

The bill of materials (BOM) for an iPhone 7 equipped with 32GB of NAND flash memory carries US$219.80 in bill of materials costs, according to a preliminary estimate from IHS Marki...

Chipbond 3Q16 gross margin to reach 26%, says report

Sep 21, 14:06

Chipbond Technology is expected to see its third-quarter gross margin reach the highest quarterly level since 2015, buoyed by strong shipments for high-margin power amplifiers, according...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$6.6 billion in January-August

Sep 21, 10:55

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 2,273 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) totaling US$6.627 billion in January-August 2016, respectively decreasing...

Taiwan Photon Source inaugurated

Sep 20, 12:14

Taiwan's National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC) on September 19 held a ceremony for starting operation of Taiwan Photon Source (TPS), a synchrotron radiation facility...

Part of Taiwan Photon Source under National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center

Applied Materials, IME to advance R&D in fan-out wafer-level packaging

Sep 20, 00:46

Applied Materials and the Institute of Microelectronics (IME), a research institute under Singapore's Agency for Science, Technology and Research, have announced a five-year extension...

ASE a major SiP backend provider for Apple, say sources

Sep 20, 00:44

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), through its Shanghai-based subsidiary Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), has obtained SiP (system-in-package) backend orders for Wi-Fi,...

Globalfoundries unveils plan for 7nm FinFET manufacturing

Sep 19, 15:10

Globalfoundries has announced plans to deliver a new leading-edge 7nm FinFET semiconductor technology, which provides more processing power for data centers, networking, premium mobile...

US fab-tool book-to-bill ratio stays above parity, says SEMI

Sep 19, 14:55

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.03 in August 2016, having been above parity for nine months in a row, according to the...

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  • Samsung+14nm+Exynos+chips

    Samsung 14nm Exynos chips

    Samsung Electronics has begun mass production of Exynos 7 Quad 7570, the company's newest mobile application processor (AP) built on 14nm process technology for the budget smartphone...

    Photo: Company, Aug 31.

  • 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.

  • 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...

China smartphone touch-panel industry 2016 forecast
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