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Global 2Q16 semiconductor equipment billings increase 26%, says SEMI

Sep 14, 14:57

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$10.5 billion in the second quarter of 2016, according to SEMI. The billings figure was 26% higher than the prior...

CWTC listed on Taiwan OTC

Sep 14, 14:55

Chang Wah Technology (CWTC), which manufactures LED leadframe packaging materials, started trading on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market at an initial price of NT$102 (US$3.22)...

Entegris optimistic about equipment demand from Taiwan foundries

Sep 13, 21:23

Taiwan-based IC foundries including TSMC and UMC will continue to build additional capacity and advance their technologies for a larger pie of the foundry space, which will further...

Bertrand Loy, CEO for Entegris

Focusing on silicon technologies will be the future road for Taiwan, says Stan Shih

Sep 13, 14:06

Commenting on Taiwan IT industry's next step, Acer co-founder Stan Shih at a forum hosted by Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on September 12, said the country...

Stan Shih, Acer co-founder

Qualcomm opens Shanghai facility for semiconductor test manufacturing

Sep 12, 21:51

Qualcomm has announced the opening of Qualcomm Communication Technologies (Shanghai), a semiconductor test facility in the Waigaoqiao (WGQ) free-trade zone in Shanghai, and its first...

Equipment maker GPM enters technical partnership with SPP

Sep 12, 21:00

Taiwan-based Gallant Precision Machining (GPM), which mainly makes equipment for the manufacture of display panels and semiconductors, has announced the signing of a technical cooperation...

Topco Scientific reports increased revenues for August

Stockwatch - Sep 12, 15:52

Semiconductor material supplier Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.846 billion (US$58.12 million) for August, up 5.24% on month and 20.01% on year.

Samsung putting capex focus on OLED could lose major foundry client

Sep 12, 15:52

Qualcomm, a major foundry client of Samsung, has become aware of the risks associated with Samsung putting its capex focus on the OLED panel market, and is considering coming back...

Chipbond reports revenue growth for Agust

Sep 12, 11:03

LCD driver IC packaging specialist Chipbond Technology has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.55 billion (US$49 million) for August 2016, up 6.1% on year and 3.3% sequentially.

TSMC reports record August revenues

Sep 9, 15:13

Consolidated revenues at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) increased 23.5% sequentially and 40.7% from a year ago to NT$94.31 billion (US$3 billion) in August 2016,...

Apple pulls in chip orders for new Apple Watch, say sources

Sep 9, 11:47

Apple has increased chip and component orders for its new Apple Watch Series 2 products with monthly shipment volumes for August and September both surpassing two million units, according...

IC Insights cuts IoT semiconductor market forecast

Sep 9, 10:54

IC Insights has trimmed back its semiconductor forecast for Internet of Things system functions over the next four years by about US$1.9 billion, mostly because of lower sales projections...

MagnaChip begins volume production for Himax PWM ICs

Sep 9, 10:52

MagnaChip Semiconductor has begun volume production for power management chips designed by Himax Technologies using MagnaChip's specialty 0.18-micron BCD process, according to the...

Globalfoundries unveils 12nm FD-SOI process

Sep 9, 10:51

Globalfoundries has unveiled a new 12nm FD-SOI semiconductor technology. Building on the success of its 22FDX offering, the company's next-generation 12FDXplatform is designed for...

Global semiconductor sales rebound in July, says SIA

Sep 9, 10:49

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$27.1 billion for the month of July 2016, an increase of 2.6% compared to the...

Taiwan sees increased August export value

Sep 8, 15:07

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$24.66 billion for August 2016, increasing 2.2% on month and 1% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$20.67 billion rose...

Samsung lowering foundry quotes to vie for orders

Sep 8, 14:46

Samsung has cut its foundry quotes to vie for new orders particularly for LCD driver ICs, power management ICs and CMOS image sensors, according to industry sources.

TSMC looks to nearly 10% revenue growth in 2016, says co-CEO

Sep 8, 13:51

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to enjoy a nearly 10% revenue increase in 2016, according to company co-CEO Mark Liu.

Mark Liu of TSMC

PTI posts record August revenues

Sep 8, 10:55

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) saw its August revenues climb to a record high of NT$4.24 billion (US$135.8 million).

ASE posts revenue growth for August

Sep 8, 10:35

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$23.92 billion (US$765.4 million) for August 2016, up 10.8% sequentially and 4.4% on year.

ASE optimistic about SiP, demand for mid- and high-end smartphones

Sep 7, 15:04

Chip demand for mid- and high-end smartphones is set to be higher than expected in 2016, while demand for SiP (system-in-package) remains robust, according to Advanced Semiconductor...

ASE COO Tien Wu

Fab equipment spending trending upwards in 2016 and 2017, says SEMI

Sep 7, 13:44

SEMI has published an August update of its world fab forecast report, which shows increased equipment spending, reaching 4.1% on-year in 2016 and 10.6% in 2017.

IC testing device provider CHPT reports increased sales for August

Newswatch - Sep 7, 12:34

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported revenues of NT$256.14 million (US$8.226 million) for August, up 5.44% on month and 53.99% on year...

SEMICON Taiwan 2016: Advanced packaging remains in the spotlight

Sep 7, 12:22

Semicon Taiwan 2016 will kick off in Taipei from September 7-9, with advanced packaging remaining a major focus.

TSMC set to move 7nm to volume production in 1Q18

Sep 7, 12:16

TSMC's 7nm technology will outperform rivals' in terms of area, performance and power, according to Simon Wang, senior director of business development for TSMC. The foundry is scheduled...

Simon Wang, senior director of business development for TSMC

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

Sep 6, 12:28

Taiwan's August 2016 consumer price index (CPI) of 104.99 (2011 as base year) decreased 0.03% on month but increased 0.57% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI)...

KYEC enjoys another month of record revenues

Sep 6, 12:12

IC testing house King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.82 billion (US$58.1 million) for August 2016, hitting a record high for the sixth...

SPIL August revenues rise

Sep 6, 12:10

IC backend house Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$7.43 billion (US$237 million) for August 2016, up 10.7% on year and 1.6% sequentia...

UMC, APM team up for MEMS foundry services

Sep 5, 21:01

Taiwan-based United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced it is teaming up with dedicated MEMS foundry Asia Pacific Microsystems (APM) to provide enhanced MEMS manufacturing services...

Calitech breaks into Intel supply chain

Sep 5, 16:05

Taiwan-based Calitech, which provides key parts for semiconductor front-end equipment, has cut into the supply chain of Intel by shipping CMP retainer rings to Applied Materials'...

MediaTek rumored to receive RFQ for wireless charging chip from Apple, says paper

Newswatch - Sep 5, 16:02

Apple reportedly has issued a request for quotation (RFQ) to MediaTek recently for wireless charging chips for an iPhone case, according to a Chinese-language Economic Daily News...

Fujitsu licenses Nantero technology to produce NRAM

Sep 5, 14:43

Fujitsu Semiconductor and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor have reached an agreement with US-based Nantero to license Nantero's technology for NRAM, non-volatile RAM using carbon nanotubes,...

Intel begins shipping Kaby Lake notebook CPUs

Sep 5, 12:16

Intel has begun delivering its next-generation notebook-use Kaby Lake processors and will start shipping comparable desktop-use CPUs by year-end 2016, according to sources from Taiwan...

Win Semi cuts 3Q16 revenue guidance

Stockwatch - Sep 5, 10:53

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors has revised downward its revenue guidance for the third quarter of 2016, citing a slowdown in demand for smartphones as well as appreciation of...

Foundry capacity utilization to drop in 4Q16

Sep 5, 10:44

TSMC and other pure-play foundries will see their capacity utilization to fall in the fourth quarter of 2016, with second-tier foundry players under pressure to fill their capacity,...

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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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