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TSMC discloses NT$4.4 billion worth of facility construction for Nanjing site

Stockwatch - Jul 1, 10:55

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has spent NT$4.4 billion (US$136.7 million) on factory building construction with China Construction First Division Group Construction...

ASE, SPIL sign merger deal

Jul 1, 10:37

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) jointly announced on June 30 they have officially entered into a merger agreement reached on May...

Short lead-time orders set to buoy UMC 3Q16 revenues

Jul 1, 10:26

A pull-in of short lead-time orders for 28nm and 40nm chips will buoy revenues at pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) during the third quarter of 2016, according to industry...

ASE buys equipment from Teradyne

Stockwatch - Jun 30, 20:58

Packaging and testing company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has purchased equipment from automated test equipment supplier Teradyne for a total of NT$625.95 million (US$19.37...

UMC orders equipment for Xiamen fab

Stockwatch - Jun 30, 14:25

United Microelectronics (UMC) has purchased NT$562.88 million (US$17.42 million) worth of equipment from ASML for its 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, according to a company filing with...

TSMC 3Q16 revenues to rise almost 20%, says report

Newswatch - Jun 30, 10:04

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to post nearly 20% sequential growth in third-quarter revenues, as shipments for Apple's A10 processors will kick off...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$3 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 30, 10:03

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced purchases of manufacturing equipment and facilities totaling NT$3.05 billion (US$94.4 million) from Tokyo Electron,...

ASE expects merger with SPIL to create synergies

Jun 30, 10:01

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) expects its merger with Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) to create synergies, and both companies will be able to derive considerable...

IC design houses allocating 28/40nm orders to UMC, SMIC

Jun 29, 10:59

IC design houses have allocated more of their 28/40nm chip orders to United Microelectronics (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) due to tight supply from Taiwan...

ASE seeing better sales in 2H16

Jun 28, 13:53

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) expects to post sequential revenue growth through the fourth quarter of 2016, according to company COO Tien Wu. Revenues for the second half...

ASE COO Tien Wu

UMC to enjoy full utilization of 28nm capacity through 4Q16, says report

Jun 28, 11:15

United Microelectronics (UMC) is expected to enjoy full utilization of 28nm production capacity through the fourth quarter of 2016, thanks to rising orders from Qualcomm and Marvell,...

Winbond buys equipment for NT$2.06 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 28, 11:05

Winbond Electronics has disclosed three purchases of machinery equipment from Applied Materials, Lam Research and Tokyo Electron for a total of NT$2.06 billion (US$63.37 million),...

Intel to initialize 3rd wave of layoffs that could affect Taiwan suppliers

Jun 27, 15:36

Intel will start its third wave of layoffs at the end of June, targeting mainly its worldwide sales and marketing units. The move is expected to affect players in Taiwan's supply...

Intel tightening up its personnel

ASE, SPIL vow to execute joint share-swap deal

Jun 27, 13:54

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) now expect to start the execution of a joint share-exchange MoU reached between the two companies...

Fab toolmakers seeing significant 12-inch fab expansion in China

Jun 27, 12:39

Capacity expansions are expected to take place at more than 10 12-inch wafer fabs in China over the next five years, according to sources at semiconductor equipment providers, which...

SMIC to buy 70% of LFoundry

Jun 27, 11:01

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reached an agreement with LFoundry Europe (LFE) and Marsica Innovation (MI) to acquire a 70% stake in LFoundry for EUR49 million...

Power transistors to see less volatility in second half of decade, says IC Insights

Jun 24, 16:07

Greater demand for energy efficiency in systems, cars, portable electronics and new connections to the Internet of Things (IoT) will steadily drive power transistor sales to new record-high...

Beijing to build new IC industrial park with total investment of CNY4 billion, says report

Jun 24, 14:54

A total investment of CNY4 billion (US$608 million) will be poured into the establishment of a new IC industrial park at the Zhongguancun (Haidian) Science Park in Beijing, according...

China makers count on government subsidies for profits, says report

Jun 24, 14:26

The amount of government subsidies received by major players in China's flat panel, semiconductor and LED industries reached 20-50% of their recurring net income in the latest three...

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

Jun 24, 10:31

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 109.35 for May 2016, increasing 5.90% on month and 1.93% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...

Marketech 2016 profits to hit 12-year high, says report

Stockwatch - Jun 23, 21:33

Automation equipment specialist Marketech International is expected to see its profits for 2016 climb to a 12-year high with EPS reaching between NT$3 (US$0.09) and NT$3.50, a Chinese-language...

Automotive semiconductor market grows slightly in 2015 while ranks shift, IHS says

Jun 23, 14:06

Despite slowing growth for the automotive industry and exchange rate fluctuations, the automotive semiconductor market grew at a modest 0.2% on year reaching US$29 billion in 2015,...

UMC announces investment in China firm

Jun 22, 16:20

Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) plans to invest up to US$50 million in China-based Wise Road Capital through a wholly-owned subsidiary Sino Paragon, according to a...

Dow Chemical continues to ramp up CMP production in Taiwan

Jun 22, 15:32

Dow Chemical held recently a groundbreaking ceremony for the fourth-phase expansion project of its chemical mechanical polishing (CMP) plant in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, according...

SMIC announces mass production for Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 chips in Beijing

Jun 22, 14:24

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced that Qualcomm's Snapdragon 425 processor and MDM9x07 have passed customer qualification and begun mass production at...

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

Jun 22, 14:15

Taiwan had 449,000 jobless citizens in May 2016, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.84%, down 0.02pp on month but up 0.22pp on year, according to statistics released by the Directorate-General...

Sigurd to deal out cash dividend of NT$1.60 for 2015

Jun 22, 12:09

Testing company Sigurd Microelectronics has announced that plans to distribute a cash dividend of NT$1.60 (US$0.05) for 2015 have been approved by its shareholders.

UMC buys equipment from ASML

Stockwatch - Jun 22, 11:57

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the purchase of a batch of machinery equipment for NT$2.04 billion (US$63.57 million) from lithography system vendor ASML.

Hoya to shift LCD photomask production to Taiwan, Korea

Jun 21, 17:43

Japan-based Hoya, which has halted production of photomasks and other products at its Kumamoto plant since April 15 due to damage by earthquakes and an earthquake-induced fire in...

Wafer Works extends to CMOS-use wafers

Jun 21, 11:49

Wafer Works has extended production from wafers for making power management (PWM) ICs to CMOS process wafers for logic ICs, according to the company.

PTI says minimal impact from power outage at Xian plant

Stockwatch - Jun 21, 11:14

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) said in a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) that a power supply disruption at its Xian, China plant will not have...

Taiwan May export order value up on month, down on year, says MOEA

Jun 20, 21:24

Taiwan received export orders worth US$33.73 billion in total in May 2016, increasing 1.7% on month but decreasing 5.8% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$5 billion in January-May, says MOEA

Jun 20, 21:20

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 1,346 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$5.178 billion in January-May 2016, respectively...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts May 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.09, says SEMI

Jun 20, 11:38

The book-to-bill ratio for the North America semiconductor equipment industry stayed above parity for the sixth consecutive month in May 2016, according to industry association SEM...

A win-win for ASML and HMI

Jun 17, 09:56

ASML through its acquisition of Hermes Microvision (HMI) will further enhance its detection capabilities for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment, while the deal gives...

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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...

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