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

May 5, 22:13

Taiwan's April 2015 consumer price index (CPI) of 102.91 (2011 as base year) increased 0.48% on month but decreased 0.8% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI)...

GlobalWafers nets NT$1.40 per share for 1Q15

May 4, 21:58

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers recorded consolidated revenues of NT$4.044 billion (US$132 million), gross margin of 25.20%, net operating profit of NT$688 million,...

China investors near deal to acquire OmniVision

May 4, 21:29

OmniVision Technologies, a developer of CMOS image sensors for mobile devices, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by a group of China-based investors including...

VIS expects 2Q15 sales and gross margin to drop

May 4, 12:11

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to post sequential decreases in revenues and gross margin for the second quarter of 2015, due to "sluggish...

ASE expects to double SiP revenues in 2015

May 4, 12:09

IC packaging and testing house Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) expects to more than double sales generated from its SiP (system-in-package) business in 2015, according to...

PTI net profits up nearly 30% on year in 1Q15

Newswatch - May 4, 12:00

Memory backend service company Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported net profits of NT$771 million (US$25.08 million) for the first quarter of 2015, down 1.8% sequentially but up...

IC testing firm Ardentec performs strongly in 1Q15

Newswatch - May 4, 11:58

Semiconductor wafer testing service provider Ardentec has reported net profits of NT$306 million (US$9.95 million) for the first quarter of 2015, decreasing 15% sequentially but up...

ASE nets NT$0.58 per share for 1Q15

Apr 30, 16:06

IC packaging and testing house Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported net profits of NT$4.47 billion (US$146 million) for the first quarter of 2015, up 30% on year...

Samsung reports decreased profits for 1Q15

Apr 30, 13:38

Samsung Electronics has reported net profits of KRW4.63 trillion (US$4.35 billion) for the first quarter of 2015, down 38.2% from the KRW7.49 trillion of a year earlier. Meanwhile,...

UMC expects flat performance in 2Q15

Apr 29, 21:40

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, while sales generated from 28nm process...

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Semiconductor market unlikely to pick up until 3Q15, says SPIL chairman

Apr 29, 21:39

Bough Lin, chairman of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), has predicted that the semiconductor market is unlikely to return to its seasonal growth pattern until the third quarter...

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Applied, Tokyo Electron terminate merger deal

Apr 28, 14:32

Applied Materials and Tokyo Electron have agreed to terminate their merger plan, according to the companies. No termination fees will be payable by either party.

HMI 1Q15 profits hit lowest in 10 quarters

Apr 27, 15:10

Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, saw its first-quarter profits fall...

Communications and computer systems to drive IC sales across all regions, says IC Insights

Apr 27, 15:05

Communication and computer systems are forecast to account for the greatest percentage of IC sales in every geographic region – Americas, Europe, Japan and Asia-Pacific –...

AMD to launch Godavari APUs at end of May, say Taiwan makers

Apr 27, 11:04

AMD will launch Godavari series APUs at the end of May to compete with Intel's Broadwell and Skylake platforms, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers.

Applied chairman among candidates for TSMC board of directors

Apr 27, 10:59

TSMC has announced eight candidates for its board of directors, including Michael Splinter, chairman for Applied Materials.

Taiwan IC backend production value to rise 4.9% in 2015, says IEK

Apr 24, 14:59

The production value of Taiwan's IC packaging and testing industry sector is forecast to register increases of 5.7% and 3.2%, respectively, in 2015, according to the government-funded...

Gartner cuts forecast for 2015 chip market growth

Apr 24, 10:16

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to reach US$354 billion in 2015, a 4% increase from 2014, according to Gartner. However, the prediction is down from Gartner's previous...

Intel to help vendors launch inexpensive tablets, say Taiwan makers

Apr 23, 22:30

Intel will offer new RDAs (reference designs for Android) in the second half of 2015 to help partnering vendors, including China-based white-box ones, launch inexpensive 7-, 8- and...

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

Apr 23, 20:34

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 112.84 for March 2015, increasing 23.99% on month 6.97% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...

VIA posts seventh consecutive quarterly loss in 1Q15

Newswatch - Apr 23, 14:05

VIA Technologies has reported a net loss of NT$375 million (US$12.09 million) for the first quarter of 2015, the seventh consecutive quarter of operating losses recorded by the IC...

Taiwan March unemployment rate up on month, down on year, says DGBAS

Apr 23, 13:43

Taiwan had 431,000 jobless citizens in March 2015, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.72% which rose 0.03pp on month but dropped 0.31pp on year, according to statistics released...

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio rises

Apr 23, 11:13

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.10 in March 2015, having been above parity for three months in a row, according to the...

Win Semi to downsize capital 20%

Apr 23, 11:03

Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors has announced plans to reduce paid-in capital by NT$1.487 billion (US$48 million), or 20%, to NT$5.947 billion.

Intel to launch quad-core SoFIA LTE chips in 4Q15, say Taiwan makers

Apr 22, 22:29

Intel will move ahead the launch of its 4G chip, the SoFIA LTE, to the fourth quarter of 2015 and the SoFIA LTE 2 in the second quarter of 2016, according to industry sources in Ta...

IoT to drive semiconductor growth, says TSMC co-CEO

Apr 22, 10:52

Internet of Things (IoT) will be the semiconductor industry's next growth driver, spurring demand for chip components for use in applications particularly automotive, medical/healthcare...

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Two STATS ChipPAC subsidiaries in Taiwan merge

Apr 21, 21:04

IC testing house STATS ChipPAC Taiwan Semiconductor (SCT), a 52%-hold subsidiary of STATS ChipPAC, will complete its acquisition of STATS ChipPAC Taiwan, a wholly-owned subsidiary...

Win Semi expects to post double-digit growth in 2Q15 sales

Apr 21, 21:00

Pure-play gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundry Win Semiconductors expects to report a double-digit sequential increase in second-quarter revenues, with gross margin staying high at the...

Applied intros photomask etch solution for quadruple patterning at 10nm and beyond

Apr 21, 16:09

Applied Materials has announced the Applied Centura Tetra Z Photomask Etch system for etching next-generation optical lithographic photomasks needed by the industry to continue multiple...

Taiwan chipmakers unaffected by earthquake

Apr 21, 15:56

Taiwan-based chipmakers including foundries TSMC and UMC, and IC packager ASE have said that their operations have not been affected by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the...

Global semiconductor market increases 9% in 2014, says IHS

Apr 21, 15:14

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grew by 9.2% in 2014, coming in just slightly below the 9.4% growth estimated previously, according to IHS. The year ended on a strong note with the...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of US$1.236 billion in January-March, says MOEA

Apr 20, 22:00

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 853 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$1.236 billion in January-March 2015, respectively...

Taiwan sees increased March export order value, says MOEA

Apr 20, 21:59

Taiwan received export orders worth US$38.43 billion in total in March 2015, increasing 28.6% on month and 1.3% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic...

TSMC to open new fab for 10nm manufacturing in mid-2016, says chairman

Apr 20, 15:42

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will break ground for a new fab at its 12-inch wafer plant in central Taiwan in June 2015. The fab is designed to manufacture chips...

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Is Japan losing its influence in global semiconductor market?, asks IC Insights

Apr 20, 15:10

In 2014, there were only two Japan-based companies – Toshiba and Renesas – among the top-10 semiconductor suppliers. Assuming the NXP/Freescale merger is completed later...

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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.

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    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...

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    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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    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

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