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28nm HPM production lines at TSMC, UMC to run at full capacity until 3Q16, says paper

Newswatch - May 24, 15:44

Both the 28nm HPM (high performance mobile computing) production lines at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will run...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top-foundry combined revenues to rise 8% in 2Q16

May 24, 14:09

Combined revenues of Taiwan's major foundries: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) are...

Digitimes Research: China smartphone AP shipments to grow 11.3% sequentially in 2Q16

May 24, 11:08

Having digested their excessive inventory, smartphone vendors have stepped up the pace of placing chip orders in the second quarter of 2016, according to Digitimes Research. Smartphone...

Taiwan April manufacturing production index down on month, year, says MOEA

May 23, 22:38

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 102.68 for April 2016, decreasing 5.99% on month and 4.50% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...

Chip suppliers cautious about unit production for upcoming iPhone

May 23, 22:37

Chip suppliers are looking to enter production starting mid-June for the upcoming new iPhone series slated for launch in September 2016, but are generally less optimistic on their...

Kinsus to post brisk sales in 2Q and 3Q, says report

Stockwatch - May 23, 22:35

IC substrate supplier Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to post double-digit sequential revenue growth in both the second and third quarters, according to a recent Chinese-language...

China firm proposes to buy Aixtron

May 23, 22:33

Aixtron has announced that the company and China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund (FGC) have entered into an agreement under which FGC will take over Aixtron through its indirect...

China market: Lenovo to use Samsung Exynos CPUs

May 23, 15:24

ZUK, a handset subsidiary of Lenovo, is to roll out a new smartphone powered by a Samsung Electronics Exynos 8890 processor, according to company CEO Chang Cheng.

Walton announces stock buyback

May 23, 14:37

Memory-IC packaging and testing house Walton Advanced Engineering has announced plans to repurchase as many as five million shares at prices between NT$8 (US$0.25) and NT$12 per share...

Taiwan April unemployment rate up on year, says DGBAS

May 23, 14:02

Taiwan had 451,000 jobless citizens in April 2016, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.86% which dropped 0.03pp on month but rose 0.23pp on year, according to the Directorate-General...

Taiwan April export order value down, says MOEA

May 23, 11:57

Taiwan received export orders worth US$33.16 billion in total in April 2016, decreasing 9.5% on month and 11.1% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic...

GlobalWafers to acquire wafer business unit from Topsil

May 23, 10:55

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers has disclosed it will acquire a 100% stake in the wafer business unit of Denmark-based Topsil Semiconductor Materials A/S at Danish...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US1.5 billion in January-April, says MOEA

May 20, 14:20

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 1,019 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$1.533 billion in January-April 2016, respectively...

Chip demand from Apple disappointing, say sources

May 20, 11:34

Chip orders from Apple have been relatively slow in the second quarter of 2016 compared to the same quarter in previous years, due to poor sales of the vendor's existing iPhone and...

ARM announces 10nm test chip

May 19, 10:17

ARM has announced the first multicore, 64-bit ARMv8-A processor test chip based on TSMC's 10FinFET process technology. Simulation benchmarks show impressive power and efficiency gains...

TSMC mulling cutting 16/20nm prices

May 18, 11:08

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is considering dropping contract prices for its handset-IC clients to help ease the pressure of their declining ASPs and gross margins,...

SPIL 2016 growth to outpace industry average, says chairman

May 17, 21:11

Siliconware Precision Industries' (SPIL) sales for 2016 will continue to grow and outpace the industry average, according to company chairman Bough Lin.

Global 1Q16 silicon wafer shipments increase on quarter, says SEMI

May 17, 15:02

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the first quarter of 2016 when compared to fourth-quarter 2015 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group...

Intel obtains up to 50% of modem chip orders for upcoming iPhone

May 16, 22:27

Intel will supply up to 50% of the modem chips for use in the new iPhones slated for launch in September 2016, according to industry sources.

UIS 1Q16 profits surge

May 16, 22:26

Taiwan-based cleanroom maker United Information Systems (UIS) has reported net profits of NT$325 million (US$9.95 million) for the first quarter of 2016, up 76.6% on quarter and 68.4%...

Quake-hit facilities to resume production by end-May, says Sony

May 16, 15:09

Sony's sensor production was affected by earthquakes on April 14, 2016 and subsequent earthquakes in Japan's Kumamoto region, but is set to resume operations by the end of May, according...

ChipMOS secures NT$13.2 billion syndicated loan

May 16, 15:05

ChipMOS Technologies has signed a five-year syndicated loan for NT$13.2 billion (US$404.5 million) with 10 local banks in Taiwan, according to the packaging and testing company.

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q16

May 16, 10:23

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and six fabless companies in the first quarter of 2016.

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to fall 2.3% in 2016, says IDC

May 16, 10:00

Worldwide semiconductor revenues for 2016 will fall for a second consecutive year to US$324 billion, down 2.3% from the previous year according to IDC. Revenues are forecast to log...

UMC to help develop DRAM manufacturing technology for China firm

Stockwatch - May 16, 09:59

Fujian Jin Hua Integrated Circuit and Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (UMC) have signed a technology cooperation agreement for UMC to develop DRAM related technologies for Jin...

SMIC expects to post 3-7% revenue increase in 2Q16

May 13, 09:59

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) expects to post revenue growth of 3-7% sequentially in the second quarter of 2016, with gross margin ranging from 25% to 27%.

Cypress adopts Cadence design tools for 40nm auto ICs

May 12, 13:46

Cypress Semiconductor has selected the full Cadence RTL-to-signoff digital design flow and complete Spectre circuit simulation platform for all of its 40nm automotive chip designs,...

Automotive electronics system demand fails to boost auto IC market in 2015, says IC Insights

May 12, 10:25

With discussion increasingly focused on autonomous vehicles and vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) and vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication, demand is rising for electronic systems...

UMC to buy back shares

Stockwatch - May 11, 21:24

United Microelectronics (UMC) has disclosed plans to buy back up to NT$83.98 billion (US$2.58 billion) of its shares and distribute them to employees.

STATS ChipPAC fan-out wafer-level packaging shipments exceed 1 billion units

May 11, 14:45

STATS ChipPAC has shipped over one billion fan-out wafer level packages (FOWLP), also known in the industry as embedded wafer-level ball grid array (eWLB), according to the company...

SEMI reports 2015 semiconductor photomask sales of US$3.3 billion

May 11, 11:01

SEMI has reported that the worldwide semiconductor photomask market was US$3.3 billion in 2015. After increasing 3% in 2014, the photomask market increased 1% in 2015, according to...

TSMC board approves US$4.1 billion for capacity expansion

May 10, 22:56

The board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved capital appropriations of approximately US$4.101 billion to expand capacity for advanced-node manufacturing,...

KYEC posts profit rise in 1Q16

May 10, 22:50

Wafer probing service company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has reported net profits of NT$603 million (US$18.5 million) for the first quarter of 2016, up 30.3% sequentially and 0.6%...

TSMC April revenues fall 11% on year

May 10, 14:12

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$66.84 billion (US$2.06 billion) for April 2016, down 11.3% on year and 8.5% sequentially.

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to decline 2% in 2016, says Gartner

May 9, 21:32

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 2% to US$62.8 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is up from the estimated 4.7% decline in Gartner's previous...

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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