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Taiwan November unemployment rate down on month, year, says DGBAS

Dec 22, 12:02

Taiwan had 455,000 jobless citizens in November 2016, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.87% which dropped 0.08 percentage point on month and 0.04 percentage point on year, according...

Taiwan sees increased November export order value, says MOEA

Dec 21, 13:21

Taiwan received export orders worth US$43.62 billion in total in November 2016, increasing 2.2% on month and 7.0% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic...

MediaTek dismisses report of cut in 10nm chip orders

Dec 21, 11:19

MediaTek has dismissed a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report indicating the company plans to cut its 10nm chip orders by nearly 50%.

Ex-TSMC CEO Tsai reportedly to join Tsinghua Unigroup

Dec 21, 11:17

Rick Tsai, ex-chairman for Chunghwa Telecom (CHT) and ex-CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC), reportedly will join China's state-owned Tsinghua Unigroup to assist in...

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TSMC buys equipment for NT$6.57 billion

Stockwatch - Dec 21, 11:13

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has spent a total of NT$6.57 billion (US$123.4 million) this week on equipment from eight suppliers, according...

Wafer Works to set up 8-inch fab in China

Dec 21, 11:09

The Shanghai subsidiary of silicon wafer supplier Wafer Works plans to expand its capital by CNY700 million (US$102 million) by selling new shares to a Henan-based industrial development...

LCD equipment maker Csun reports earnings for November

Newswatch - Dec 21, 11:07

Semiconductor and LCD equipment supplier Csun Manufacturing has reported net profits of NT$15 million (US$469,050) for November, up 167.2% from a year earlier. The earnings translated...

Certification service provider IST acquires factory from SPIL

Stockwatch - Dec 20, 15:13

Taiwan-based Integrated Service Technology (IST), which offers full-scope verification and analysis services to the IC engineering industry with customers covering the whole spectrum...

Taiwan foreign direct investment tops US$10.6 billion in January-November, says MOEA

Dec 20, 14:48

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 3,093 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$10.634 billion in January-November 2016,...

Cypress shipping MCUs based on eCT embedded flash memory manufactured at UMC

Dec 20, 11:36

Cypress Semiconductor has begun volume shipments of microcontrollers (MCUs) containing its proprietary 40nm embedded charge-trap (eCT) flash manufactured at United Microelectronics...

Nova Technology 2017 revenues likely to rise 20% or more

Dec 20, 11:18

Taiwan-based Nova Technology, which supplies fab tool services for wafer fabs and LCD plants, is expected to enjoy 20% or more revenue growth on year in 2017 with higher profits,...

Globalfoundries Greater China head reportedly to leave

Dec 19, 16:14

Joe Chen, VP of sales for Greater China at Globalfoundries, has submitted his resignation that will be effective from December 20, according to industry sources.

Globalfoundries adds new partners to FDXcelerator program

Dec 19, 15:26

Globalfoundries has announced the addition of eight new partners to its growing FDXcelerator program. They are Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), Amkor Technology, Infosys,...

Number of chipmakers using 300mm wafers less than half those using 200mm wafers, says IC Insights

Dec 16, 16:06

Prior to 2008, 200mm wafers were used in more cases for manufacturing ICs than any other wafer size. However, since 2008, the majority of IC fabrication has taken place on 300mm wafers,...

NA semiconductor equipment industry posts November book-to-bill ratio of 0.96, says SEMI

Dec 16, 15:41

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.96 in November 2016, compared with 0.91 in the prior month and 0.96 a year ago, according...

Wafer carrier orders to boost Gudeng revenues and profits in 2017, says report

Dec 16, 10:24

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer mainly specializing in mask solution products, has obtained new wafer carrier orders from...

Faraday announces 55nm eFlash-based ASIC solution

Dec 16, 10:20

Faraday Technology has announced its 55nm eFlash-based ASIC solution is ready to support better MCU performance, and has already achieved multiple design wins for products such as...

UMC to buy stake in holding company of Hejian

Stockwatch - Dec 16, 10:08

United Microelectronics' (UMC) board of directors has approved plans to buy an additional stake in Best Elite International, a holding company of Hejian Technology (Suzhou), for up...

SPIL approves NT$15.5 billion for 2017 capex

Stockwatch - Dec 15, 15:45

The board of directors of IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has approved plans to budget NT$15.5 billion (US$485.5 million) in capex for 2017, which will be utilized...

KYEC to halve capex for 2017

Stockwatch - Dec 15, 10:14

Testing company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has unveiled plans to allocate NT$4.42 billion (US$139.2 million) in capex for 2017, down from about NT$9 billion in 2016.

China to join top-3 semiconductor equipment spenders for first time, says SEMI

Dec 14, 21:46

Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase 8.7% to US$39.7 billion in 2016, according to SEMI. In 2017, another 9.3% growth is expected,...

PTI to enjoy particularly strong 1Q17

Dec 14, 21:42

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) is expected to enjoy a particularly strong first quarter of 2017 thanks to robust demand for DRAM and NAND flash chips, and...

Certification service provider IST seeing strong demand from China and Taiwan

Dec 14, 11:02

Demand from China's and Taiwan's semiconductor markets has been strong boosting revenues at certification service provider Integrated Service Technology (IST), which saw revenues...

Commentary: Silicon wafer industry headed for consolidation

Dec 13, 12:30

With Siltronic reportedly drawing interest from China's state-backed industry group, the global silicon wafer industry is expected to go through a period of consolidation in 2017.

UMC November revenues up, VIS down

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 16:02

Pure-play wafer foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its November revenues hit a 3-month high, whereas Vanguard International Semiconductor's (VIS) revenues decreased 3.8% on...

TSMC November revenues rise

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 15:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$93.03 billion (US$2.92 billion) for November 2016, up 46.7% on year and 2.1% sequentially...

Topco Scientific sees November revenues rise

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 15:37

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.977 billion (US$62.15 million) for November 2016, representing a 12.07% increase on month and 23.7% increase on year.

ASE to raise funds through issuing new shares, bonds

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 11:58

Taiwan-based Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has disclosed plans to issue new shares and unsecured corporate bonds. Proceeds from the share and bond issues will be used to...

Chipbond set to report record 4Q16 revenues

Dec 8, 22:10

Packaging and testing company Chipbond Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.63 billion (US$51.3 million) for November 2016, hitting a monthly record for the third...

Qualcomm begins commercial sampling of 10nm server chips

Dec 8, 10:47

Qualcomm, through subsidiary Qualcomm Datacenter Technologies, has announced commercial sampling of 10nm server processors. The Qualcomm Centriq 2400 series has up to 48-cores, and...

Prices of 12-inch blank wafers to rise 10-20% in 1Q17

Dec 8, 10:43

Chipmakers including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Micron Technology have been informed by their upstream suppliers that prices...

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Imec demos vertically stacked GAA silicon nanowire CMOS transistors

Dec 7, 22:17

Nanoelectronics research center imec has reported for the first time the CMOS integration of vertically stacked gate-all-around (GAA) silicon nanowire MOSFETs. Key in the integration...

ASE IC ATM revenues rise in November

Dec 7, 22:12

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) saw its consolidated revenues decrease 1.3% from a year earlier in November 2016, while sales generated from its core IC ATM (assembly test...

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

Dec 7, 22:09

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$25.34 billion for November 2016, decreasing 5.3% on month but increasing 12.1% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$21.07...

PTI revenues hit record for 4th straight month

Dec 7, 22:06

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.61 billion (US$145 million) for November 2016, hitting a monthly record for the...

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    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...

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