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Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$2.7 billion in January-August, says MOEA

Sep 21, 20:48

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 2,434 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$2.726 billion from January to August 2015,...

Taiwan August export order value down on month, year, says MOEA

Sep 21, 20:40

Taiwan received export orders worth US$35.03 billion in total in August 2015, decreasing 3.5% on month and 8.3% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic...

Microcontroller market growth tied to rise in IoT applications

Sep 21, 20:34

The market for microcontroller units (MCUs) used in Internet of things (IoT) applications is on the rise, which is having a positive effect on overall MCU market growth, according...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts August book-to-bill ratio of 1.06

Sep 21, 15:45

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.67 billion in orders worldwide in August 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.06,...

Large-screen smartphones erode total personal computing unit growth, says IC Insights

Sep 21, 15:16

Five years ago, touchscreen tablets began pouring into the personal computing marketplace, stealing growth from standard personal computers and signaling the start of what has been...

SPIL employees protest against ASE takeover bid

Sep 18, 16:16

In Taiwan, over 200 employees of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) rallied in front of the Ministry of Labor (MOL) headquarters on September 18, expressing concerns that their...

Over 200 SPIL employees protest against ASE takeover bid

ASE acquisition of SPIL shares reaches required minimum

Sep 18, 15:25

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced that its acquisition of the Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) common shares and ADRs (American depositary receipts) already...

Recent executive changes at chipmakers

Sep 18, 11:31

There were executive changes recently at chipmakers including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Micron Technology, which have drawn...

SMIC growing its 28nm client base

Sep 18, 10:42

Broadcom and Huawei's subsidiary HiSilicon will become SMIC's 28nm customers, in addition to Qualcomm, according to Shiuh-Wuu Lee, executive VP of technology development for the China-based...

SMIC to make Freescale chips designed specifically for China

Sep 18, 10:36

Freescale Semiconductor has announced that a series of its i.MX family of applications processors tailored to the China market will be manufactured at Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Cadence announces IP portfolio for TSMC 10nm FinFET process

Sep 17, 15:46

Cadence Design Systems has announced an intellectual property (IP) portfolio for TSMC's 10nm FinFET (N10) process. Cadence has already secured multiple design wins with this portfolio...

SMIC, China National Fund and Qualcomm sign letter of intent to invest in SJsemi

Sep 17, 11:21

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) announced on September 16 that the company has signed a letter of intent with China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund (CICIIF)...

SPIL finds more reasons to partner with Foxconn, says Lin

Sep 17, 11:19

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) believes that its vertical alliance with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will generate better outcomes than a horizontal alliance...

The chairmen of Foxconn and SPIL present

MEMS firm mCube expects shipments to double in 2H15

Sep 16, 12:18

Silicon Valley-based mCube shipped a total of 30 million MEMS motion sensors in the first half of 2015. Shipments are expected to double to 60 million units in the second half of...

Ben Lee, president and CEO for mCube

Foxconn, SPIL to complete share exchange on December 1

Sep 16, 12:16

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) are scheduled to hold a press conference on September 16 to announce that the pair has...

Digitimes Research: Spreadtrum to push new AP for 2H15, threatening MediaTek and Qualcomm

Sep 15, 15:18

With cooperation with Intel, China-based smartphone application processor (AP) supplier Spreadtrum is expected to start pushing 64-bit 8-core 5-mode 4G products for the mid-range...

Global 2Q15 semiconductor equipment billings reach US$9.4 billion, says SEMI

Sep 15, 15:12

SEMI has reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.4 billion in the second quarter of 2015.

China, Taiwan-based IC foundries gearing up for MEMS market boom

Sep 14, 21:01

IC foundries based in China and Taiwan are all gearing up for rapid demand growth for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) devices driven by a new wave of expansion for the Internet...

TSMC secures A10 chip orders from Apple, says report

Sep 14, 16:20

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will be the exclusive supplier of Apple's next-generation A10 processors with volume production to kick off starting March 2016,...

Companies maximize 300mm, 200mm wafers; slow progress on 450mm, says IC Insights

Sep 14, 10:52

Worldwide capacity by wafer size was dominated by 300mm wafers in 2014, and is forecast to continue increasing through 2019, according to IC Insights.

Topco Scientific reports revenues for August 2015

Stockwatch - Sep 10, 16:01

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.538 billion (US$47.21 million) for August 2015, representing a 2.19% increase on month and 0.15% drop on year.

Equipment spending slows but still positive in 2015 and 2016, says SEMI

Sep 10, 15:44

Front-end fab equipment spending (including new, used, and in-house) is projected to increase 5% in 2015 to US$37 billion, and rise another 6.6% in 2016 to US$39.4 billion, according...

TSMC posts decreased August revenues

Stockwatch - Sep 10, 14:37

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$67.04 billion (US$2.06 billion) for August 2015, down 17% on month and...

KYEC August revenues slip 3%

Sep 9, 21:10

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), which provides wafer probe and final test services for mainly mobile chip solutions, saw its August revenues slip 3.3% sequentially.

Power modules growing in power semiconductor market, says IHS

Sep 9, 20:42

The global power module market is projected to comprise nearly one-third (30%) of the power semiconductor market by 2019, growing at twice the rate of power discretes, from 2014 to...

VIS reports decreased August revenues

Sep 9, 20:38

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its August revenues fall to NT$1.69 billion (US$52.1 million) hitting a 29-month low.

UMC August revenues fall 4% on month

Stockwatch - Sep 9, 15:53

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.19 billion (US$374.7 million) for August 2015, down 4% on month but up 6.8% on year.

Lite-On Semi posts increased August revenues

Sep 9, 15:09

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, saw its August revenues increase about 7% on month thanks to rising sales generated from non-PC applications.

China August export, import values down on year

Sep 9, 14:16

China recorded export value of CNY1.20 trillion (US$189 billion) and import value of CNY836.1 billion in August, respectively decreasing 6.1% and 14.3% on year, according to statistics...

E-beam inspection tool maker HMI sees significant revenue growth in August

Newswatch - Sep 8, 21:35

Electron beam (e-beam) inspection tool and solution provider Hermes Microvision (HMI) has announced revenues of NT$474 million (US$14.46 million) for August, increasing 170% on month...

Global July chip sales drop slightly, says SIA

Sep 8, 15:38

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors were US$27.9 billion for July 2015, a decrease of 0.9% from July 2014 when sales were...

ASE, SPIL report increased August revenues

Sep 8, 15:05

IC packaging and testing houses Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have reported sequential increases of 5.8% and 5.7%, respectively,...

Taiwan August CPI up on month, says DGBAS

Sep 8, 11:40

Taiwan's August 2015 consumer price index (CPI) of 104.38 (2011 as base year) increased 0.63% sequentially but decreased 0.45% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index...

Taiwan August export value up on month, down on year, says MOF

Sep 7, 22:22

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$23.93 billion for August 2015, increasing 1.6% on month but decreasing 14.8% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$19.97...

Sporton posts increased August revenues

Sep 7, 16:15

Taiwan-based Sporton International, which provides mobile device testing and certification services, has announced consolidated revenues for August 2015 increased 6.5% on year and...

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  • 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.

  • Applied+SEMVision+G6+defect+analysis+system+

    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...

China Internet TV and OTT market developments
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