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Topco Scientific revenues up almost 11% on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 10, 16:23

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.817 billion (US$58.51 million) for February 2017, representing a 4.23% drop on month and 10.57% increase on year.

ChipMOS profits hike in 4Q16

Mar 9, 22:41

ChipMOS Technologies, a provider of outsourced semiconductor assembly and test services, has reported net profits hiked 140.7% sequentially to NT$614 million (US$19.8 million) in...

VIS February revenues fall to 14-month low

Mar 9, 22:33

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw its revenues fall to a 14-month low of about NT$1.9 billion (US$61.1 million) in February 2017. Revenues for the...

ShunSin posts EPS of NT$9.12 for 2016

Mar 9, 22:28

ShunSin Technology, a subsidiary of Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) specializing in assembly and test of system-in-package (SiP) modules, has announced net profits...

UMC sees February revenues rise 26.77% on year

Stockwatch - Mar 9, 16:03

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.015 billion (US$387.66 million) for February 2017, representing a 5.04% drop on month and 26.77%...

TSMC China sees profits decline significantly in 2016, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 9, 14:20

TSMC China, a TSMC 8-inch subsidiary in Shanghai, yielded net profits of NT$6.094 billion (US$197.52 million) in 2016, a sharp decline of 30.19% from a year earlier, according to...

Samsung Xian fab output value exceeds SMIC in 2016

Mar 9, 10:30

Samsung Electronics' NAND flash fab in Xian, China generated CNY23.75 billion (US$3.44 billion) in output value in 2016 outpacing the total output value generated by SMIC's fabs estimated...

MediaTek sticking with TSMC for 7nm chips

Mar 9, 10:23

Despite experiencing unsatisfactory yield rates for TSMC's 10nm process, MediaTek will continue to partner with the foundry to make its next-generation flagship mobile chips, according...

PSI to spin off energy business

Mar 9, 10:08

Phoenix Silicon International (PSI) has disclosed plans to spin off its energy business, which will be transferred to a subsidiary specializing in batteries. The move is to focus...

Record spending for fab equipment expected in 2017 and 2018, says SEMI

Mar 8, 16:06

Fab equipment spending is expected to reach an industry all-time record, more than US$46 billion in 2017, according to SEMI. The record is expected to be broken again in 2018, nearing...

STATS ChipPAC Taiwan swings back to profitability in 2016

Newswatch - Mar 8, 14:55

IC backend service supplier STATS ChipPAC Taiwan Semiconductor has reported net profits of NT$611 million (US$19.78 million) for 2016 compared to a net loss of NT$164 million of a...

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

Mar 7, 20:53

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$22.66 billion for February 2017, decreasing 4.5% on month but increasing 27.7% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$19.30...

Taiwan IC design service and IP providers seeing robust 10nm, 16nm chip demand in China

Mar 7, 20:52

Taiwan-based IC design service companies and silicon IP providers have recently enjoyed a ramp-up of demand for 10nm and 16nm products from their China-based customers, according...

Global January semiconductor sales rise 14%, says SIA

Mar 7, 15:36

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$30.6 billion for the month of January 2017, an increase of 13.9% compared to the January 2016 total of US$26.9 billion, according to the...

Taiwan February CPI down, says DGBAS

Mar 7, 14:05

Taiwan's February 2017 consumer price index (CPI) of 105.08 (2011 as base year) decreased 0.34% on month and 0.04% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of...

SPIL February revenues fall

Mar 7, 11:46

IC packaging specialist Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$6 billion (US$193.9 million) for February 2017, down 12.8% sequentially and...

Testing company Sigurd February revenues surge 19%

Mar 6, 22:09

IC testing company Sigurd Microelectronics has reported consolidated revenues for February 2017 of NT$458 million (US$14.8 million), up 18.6% on year but down 9.8% sequentially.

Testing solution provider CHPT February revenues up 68% on year

Newswatch - Mar 6, 14:02

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported revenues of NT$262 million (US$8.446 million) for February, up 1.9% on month and 68% on year.

TSMC will continue to outgrow global chip industry, says chairman

Mar 3, 15:17

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to post 5-10% revenue growth in 2017, outperforming the global semiconductor industry's growth of 4-5%, according to...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Eleven companies forecast to account for 78% of semiconductor capex in 2017, says IC Insights

Mar 3, 14:45

Eleven companies are forecast to have semiconductor capex budgets greater than US$1 billion in 2017, and account for 78% of total worldwide semiconductor industry capital spending...

Apple redesigns fingerprint ID solution for OLED iPhone, say sources

Mar 3, 11:15

Apple has selected neither Synaptics' Natural ID touch fingerprint sensor nor Qualcomm's Sense ID fingerprint technology for its new OLED iPhones, and decided to use its own Authentec...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top-3 foundries see combined revenues fall 7.6% on quarter in 1Q17

Mar 2, 22:06

Combined revenues of Taiwan's top-3 foundries: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), are...

Foundry 10nm yield rates still unsatisfactory

Mar 2, 14:26

Unsatisfactory yield rates for foundries' 10nm FinFET technologies have pushed back smartphone SoC suppliers' schedules to ship their next-generation products, according to industry...

Chipbond net profits fall to 5-year low

Mar 1, 21:20

LCD driver IC backend specialist Chipbond Technology saw its net profits fall to a five-year low of NT$1.99 billion (US$64.7 million) in 2016.

TSMC seeking stake in Toshiba chip business to expand into 3D NAND sector

Mar 1, 21:17

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is looking to expand into the 3D NAND sector through investing in Toshiba's memory business, according to industry...

Winbond mulls opening 12-inch wafer fab in Singapore, says report

Feb 24, 13:51

Winbond Electronics has been approached by the Singapore government to set up a manufacturing site locally, and the Taiwan-based maker of specialty DRAM and flash memory is considering...

Taiwan maintains largest share of global IC wafer fab capacity, says IC Insights

Feb 24, 11:07

Taiwan led all regions/countries in wafer capacity with 21.3% share, a slight decrease from 21.7% in 2015 when the country first became the global wafer capacity leader, according...

Taiwan January unemployment rate down, says DGBAS

Feb 24, 10:54

Taiwan had 445,000 jobless citizens in January 2017, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.78% which dropped 0.01pp on month and 0.09pp on year, according to statistics released...

Taiwan January manufacturing production index down on month, up on year, says MOEA

Feb 24, 10:52

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 106.13 for January 2017, decreasing 6.81% on month but increasing 3.80% on year, according to statistics released...

Transition to 18-inch wafers remains years away, says Applied

Feb 24, 10:33

It is unlikely to see 450mm (18-inch) wafer fabrication technology become mature over the next three years, according to Applied Materials CEO Gary Dickerson. The chipmaking industry's...

Applied CEO Gary Dickerson

TSMC on track to move 5nm to risk production in 1H19

Feb 24, 09:55

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is on track to start risk production of 5nm chips in the first half of 2019, said company co-CEO Mark Liu at its annual supply chain...

TSMC co-CEO Mark Liu

VIS expects to post up to 5% revenue decrease in 1Q17

Feb 23, 22:24

Seasonality will drag down specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor's (VIS) revenues in the first quarter of 2017, which are forecast to decrease 1-5% sequentially...

UMC enters mass production for 14nm chips

Feb 23, 22:23

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the availability of mass production for ICs built using the foundry's most-advanced 14nm FinFET technology.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts US$1.86 billion in January billings

Feb 23, 10:38

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.86 billion in billings worldwide in January 2017 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI.

Globalfoundries announces availability of 45nm RF SOI to advance 5G mobile communications

Feb 23, 10:31

Globalfoundries has announced the availability of its 45nm RF SOI (45RFSOI) technology offering, making it the first foundry to announce an advanced, 300mm RF silicon solution to...

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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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