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TSMC capacity utilization ramping up

May 16, 11:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which had disappointing sales results in April, has seen its capacity utilization soar in May, according to industry...

Ardentec 1Q17 profits hike over 100%

May 15, 22:25

Taiwan-based Ardentec, which specializes in testing services for logic and memory chips, has reported net profits surged 115% on year to NT$228 million (US$7.6 million) in the first...

IntelliEPI to expand production capacity in 3Q17

May 15, 22:19

Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI), which supplies epitaxy-based compound semiconductor epi-wafers to the electronics and optoelectronics industries, has disclosed plans...

Sumco says new capacity to arrive in 2019

May 15, 21:59

Sumco expects its additional new capacity to come online in 2019 at the earliest, according to the Japan-based silicon wafer vendor, adding that it will enhance and optimize its existing...

Tong Hsing reports decreased earnings for 1Q17

May 15, 16:12

IC test service and ceramic substrate supplier Tong Hsing Electronic Industries has reported net profits of NT$89.15 million (US$2.96 million) for the first quarter of 2017, down...

Tong Hsing president Heinz Ru

ChipMOS expects revenue growth in 2Q17

May 12, 12:22

ChipMOS Technologies, a backend house targeting the LCD driver IC and memory chip sectors, expects rising sales generated from the LCD driver IC and mixed-signal chip sectors in the...

Lite-On Semi 2Q17 revenues likely to grow up to 15%

May 11, 19:51

Market watchers now expect revenues at Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, to increase up to 15% sequentially in the second quarter of 2017.

SMIC expects revenues to drop 3-6% in 2Q17

May 11, 15:42

China-based pure-play foundry SMIC expects to post a sequential decrease of 3-6% in revenues for the second quarter of 2017, with gross margin ranging from 25% to 27%.

Certification service firms IST, MA-tek post revenue growth in April

May 11, 15:13

Integrated Service Technology (IST) and Material Analysis Technology (MA-tek), two Taiwan-based certification service providers, have both reported on-year revenue growth for April...

TSMC obtains 12nm chip orders from fabless firms

May 11, 11:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has secured 12nm chip orders from Nvidia, MediaTek, Silicon Motion Technology and HiSilicon for the fabless firms' different chip...

Sumco lowering wafer shipments to XMC, say sources

May 11, 11:01

Sumco has reportedly cut its wafer shipments to Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (XMC), and given priority to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Intel and...

Topco Scientific revenues drop 15% on year in April

Stockwatch - May 10, 16:00

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.877 billion (US$62.04 million) for April 2017, representing a 1.03% increase on month and 15.34% drop on year.

TSMC April revenues decrease

May 10, 14:19

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) revenues for April 2017 fell to a new low in 37 months.

TSMC board approves US$1.27 billion for advanced technology capacity expansion

May 10, 10:57

The board of directrors of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved capital appropriations of US$1.269 billion for the purpose of upgrading and expanding capacity...

UMC, VIS April revenues down

May 10, 10:55

Pure-play wafer foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its April revenues fall to a new low in 12 months, while fellow company Vanguard International Semiconductor's (VIS) April...

VIS seeking 8-inch fab equipment from memory chipmakers

May 9, 20:43

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is looking to expand its 8-inch fabs, and has approached several memory makers to buy their second-hand equipment,...

Infineon rides automotive wave into top-10 semi supplier ranking, IC Insights says

May 9, 14:57

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-10 semiconductor sales leaders excluding pure-play foundries in the first quarter of 2017. In total, the top-10 semiconductor...

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

May 8, 23:07

Taiwan recorded a total export value of US$24.32 billion for April 2017, decreasing 5.4% on month but increasing 9.4% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$21.53...

VIS expects to post another sequential drop in 2Q17 revenues

May 8, 23:06

Seasonality dragged down Vanguard International Semiconductor's (VIS) revenues in the first quarter of 2017, which saw a sequential decrease of about 5%. The specialty IC foundry...

PTI April revenues increase

May 8, 23:00

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.36 billion (US$144.4 million) for April 2017, up 20.7% on year and 2.1% sequenti...

ASE April revenues down 10% on-month

May 8, 22:55

Packaging and testing company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$20.49 billion (US$678.7 million) for April 2017, down about 10% sequentially...

Taiwan April CPI up on month, year, says DGBAS

May 8, 16:17

Taiwan's April 2017 consumer price index (CPI) of 104.94 (2011 as base year) increased 0.27% on month and 0.12% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of 85.20...

SPIL April revenues decrease

May 8, 15:49

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$6.55 billion (US$217.4 million) for April 2017, down 1.7% on month and about 4% on year...

Win Semi posts revenue growth in April

May 5, 15:25

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.25 billion (US$41.5 million) for April 2017, up 10.2% on year and 5.9% sequentially. The April revenues...

SMIC urges Taiwan chipmakers to partner with China-based peers

May 5, 11:24

The Taiwan government should encourage its local chipmakers to collaborate with their China-based peers to create a win-win for both sides' semiconductor industries, according to...

New competitor in MLO field will not affect CHPT 2017 performance

May 4, 22:48

In response to rival MJC Probe (MPI) developing proprietary multi-layer organic (MLO) technology for probe cards, Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) president Scott Huang said...

LandMark Optoelectronics begins large-volume shipments of 10G epitaxial wafers

May 4, 15:56

LandMark Optoelectronics, a maker of GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers used to produce laser diodes, photo detectors and other optical communication components, has begun large-volume...

Xintec reports 7th consecutive quarterly loss in 1Q17

May 4, 14:14

Specialty-IC packaging specialist XinTec has reported a seventh consecutive quarterly loss in the first quarter of 2017, in which net losses came to NT$248 million (US$8.23 million)...

Former TSMC engineer indicted for trade secrets theft

May 3, 14:11

A former Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) engineer has been charged with stealing secrets from the pure-play foundry.

Semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment revenues up 11% in 2016, says Gartner

May 3, 11:13

Worldwide semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment (WFE) revenues totaled US$37.4 billion in 2016, an 11.3% increase from 2015, according to final results by Gartner. The...

Global semiconductor sales rise 18% in March, says SIA

May 2, 19:53

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$30.9 billion for the month of March 2017, an increase of 18.1% compared to the March 2016 total of US$26.2 billion and 1.6% more than...

CHPT 1Q17 profits jump 70%

May 2, 19:51

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported net profits jumped 70% from a year earlier to NT$188 million (US$6.3 million) in the first quarter...

Taiwan 1Q17 economic growth estimated at 2.56%, says DGBAS

May 2, 15:16

Taiwan's economic growth rate for the first quarter of 2017 is estimated at 2.56%, upward adjusted 0.11pp from the preliminary estimate made in February 2017, according to the Directorate...

KYEC positive about 3Q17 outlook

May 2, 14:20

IC testing company King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) will see its sales hit bottom for 2017 in April, according to company chairman CK Lee. Sales will reach their peak for 2017...

Samsung poised to become largest semi supplier in 2Q17, says IC Insights

May 2, 11:38

After nearly a quarter of a century, the semiconductor industry could see a new number-one supplier in the second quarter of 2017. If memory market prices continue to hold or increase...

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    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...

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