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Samsung posts profit drop in 4Q13

Jan 24, 12:40

Samsung Electronics has reported operating profits for the fourth quarter of 2013 slip 18.2% sequentially and about 6% on year to KRW8.31 trillion (US$7.71 billion), while sales were...

Apple and Samsung remain biggest semiconductor buyers, says IHS

Jan 24, 11:04

Apple and Samsung Electronics remained the world's largest buyers of semiconductor chips in 2013, but the intensifying battle between the two for the hearts and minds of consumers...

Taiwan December manufacturing production index up, says MOEA

Jan 24, 10:17

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 103.36 for December 2013, increasing 3.02% on month and 5.07% on year, according to statistics released by the...

Global IC foundry sales rise 14% in 2013, says IC Insights

Jan 23, 15:39

Total IC foundry revenues grew to US$42.8 billion in 2013, a 14% increase from US$37.6 billion in 2012 and eight points more than the 6% growth displayed by the total IC market, according...

Foxconn plans to take over IC design house Socle

Jan 22, 22:02

An investment arm of Foxconn Electronics reportedly plans to acquire IC design house Socle Technology, in which Globalfoundries has a portion of shares, according to industry sourc...

Former Foxconn employees probed for bribery

Jan 22, 15:53

The Taipei District Prosecutors Office has begun taking legal action against a group of former employees and suppliers of Hon Hai Precision Industry (Foxconn Electronics) alleged...

Ardentec lands orders for 20nm chips from TSMC, says report

Newswatch - Jan 22, 14:19

Semiconductor wafer testing service provider Ardentec has secured orders for 20nm chips from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to a Chinese-language Economic...

Taiwan December unemployment rate drops, says DGBAS

Jan 22, 11:55

Taiwan had 469,000 jobless citizens in December 2013, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 4.08% which dropped by 0.08 ppt sequentially and 0.10 ppt on year, according to the Directorate-General...

Toshiba launches new subsidiary after completing acquisition of OCZ assets

Jan 22, 11:51

Toshiba has finalized the purchase of all assets of OCZ Technology, making it a wholly-owned subsidiary. Effective immediately, the subsidiary will operate independently as OCZ Storage...

ASE, SPIL to post mixed results for 1Q14

Jan 21, 12:10

IC packaging and testing service providers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) are expected to report a 10-15% decline and flat growth,...

Taiwan sees US$4.9 billion in foreign direct investment in 2013, says MOEA

Jan 21, 11:21

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 3,206 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) totaling US$4.933 billion in 2013, respectively increasing by 17.09%...

Taiwan December export order value hits record for second straight time, says MOEA

Jan 20, 23:00

Taiwan received export orders worth US$42.31 billion in total in December 2013, hitting a monthly record for the second consecutive time and increasing by 3.1% on month and by 7.4%...

Rising popularity of LTE phones to buoy Sporton 2014 sales

Jan 20, 11:18

Taiwan-based Sporton International, which provides mobile device testing and certification services, expects to enjoy another record breaking year in 2014 buoyed by booming demand...

TSMC mobile chip sales to grow more than 35% in 2014, says Morris Chang

Jan 17, 12:22

TSMC's revenues generated from the mobile device sector are expected to increase more than 35% in 2014, buoyed by the rising popularity of smartphones and tablets, and rising silicon...

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TSMC expects another record year

Jan 16, 15:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), the world's biggest contract chipmaker, has reported record consolidated revenues and profits for 2013. 2014 will be another record...

Powerchip returns to profitability in 2013

Jan 16, 14:09

Having transformed its operation from a DRAM maker to a provider of foundry services mainly for memory and logic ICs, Taiwan-based Powerchip Technology returned to profitability in...

ARM and UMC extend 28nm IP partnership to target cost-effective mobile and consumer applications

Jan 14, 14:47

ARM and UMC have announced an agreement to offer the ARM Artisan physical IP platform along with POP IP for UMC's 28nm high-performance low-power (HLP) process technology.

Digitimes Research: Foundry sector to outperform overall semiconductor industry in 2014

Jan 14, 14:33

The global IC foundry sector is forecast to increase almost 9% in output value in 2014, while output value for the overall semiconductor industry will grow by a smaller 5.2%, according...

Semiconductor packaging materials market to approach US$21 billion by 2017, says SEMI

Jan 14, 14:00

The market for semiconductor packaging materials, including thermal interface materials, is expected to maintain its US$20 billion value through 2017 despite shifts away from the...

Semiconductor industry sees shift in spending trends, says SEMI

Jan 14, 12:01

Spending trends for the semiconductor industry have changed. Before 2009, capacity expansion corresponded closely to fab equipment spending. Now more money is spent on upgrading existing...

TSMC to produce fingerprint sensors for next-generation iPhone at 12-inch fab

Jan 13, 21:31

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly will begin producing fingerprint sensors for Apple's next-generation iPhone at its 12-inch fab using a 65nm process in...

GaAs firms sales to rebound in end-1Q14

Jan 13, 15:11

GaAs IC foundries Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC), and GaAs epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) are expected to see their...

Topco upbeat for 2014

Jan 13, 13:20

Topco Scientific is set to enjoy brisk sales in 2014, powered by the deployment of advanced processes at wafer foundry houses and a rebound in capacity utilization rates in the memory...

SPIL, KYEC post slight drops in 4Q13 sales

Jan 10, 15:40

Consolidated sales at IC packaging and testing houses Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) registered sequential drops of 1.3% and 3.7%,...

TSMC 4Q13 sales fall 10%, but meet guidance

Jan 10, 15:08

Consolidated revenues at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) declined 10.3% sequentially to NT$145.81 billion (US$4.855 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2013, but the...

UMC, VIS 4Q13 sales meet guidance

Jan 9, 21:43

Contract chipmakers United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported mixed revenue results for December 2013, but both firms' fourth-quarter...

Intel reportedly places 28nm chip orders with TSMC, Globalfoundries and UMC

Jan 9, 20:10

Intel has contracted Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to manufacture its forthcoming Atom mobile processor series codenamed SoFIA, and also placed orders for entry-level...

ASE striving to resume normal operations at plant partially shut down over pollution

Stockwatch - Jan 9, 14:09

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is striving to resume normal operations at its K7 factory located in Kaohisung, southern Taiwan, which the company has been ordered to shut...

Samsung, TSMC and Micron top list of IC industry capacity leaders, says IC Insights

Jan 9, 12:19

IC Insights has provided a ranking of the industry's 10 largest IC manufacturers in terms of installed capacity. Included in the list are four from North America, two from South Korea,...

Globalfoundries names ex-Motorola CEO as new chief

Jan 8, 14:26

Globalfoundries has appointed Sanjay Jha as the company's new chief executive officer, according to the contract chipmaker.

Inspection tool maker HMI posts record December sales

Jan 8, 14:13

Consolidated revenues at Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, soared 114% on month...

Taiwan December export value up sequentially, down on year, says MOF

Jan 7, 20:43

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$25.59 billion for December 2013, increasing 2.8% on month but decreasing 1.9% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$24.18...

Global semiconductor sales continue to climb in November, says SIA

Jan 7, 13:54

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$27.24 billion for the month of November 2013, an increase of 6.8% over November 2012 when sales were US$25.51 billion and an uptick of...

ASE, Micron rumored to set up joint venture fab in China

Jan 7, 11:34

Rumors have circulated in the industry that IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and memory chipmaker Micron Technology will set up a joint venture fab in Xi'an, China...

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

Jan 6, 09:35

Taiwan's December 2013 consumer price index (CPI) of 102.93 (2011 as base year) decreased 0.1% on month but increased 0.33% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index...

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