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IC manufacturers close or repurpose 83 wafer fabs from 2009-2014, says IC Insights

Jun 17, 15:59

Since the global economic recession of 2008-2009, the IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers...

Chipbond to double capex in 2015, says report

Jun 17, 15:28

Chipbond Technology has budgeted a capex of NT$4 billion (US$129 million) for 2015, compared with the less than NT$2 billion allocated for 2014, according to a Chinese-language Liberty...

IC suppliers expect orders to flow in August

Jun 17, 14:56

Downstream clients are expected to step up their pace of orders between the end of July and early August as they are about to complete inventory clearance and begin preparing for...

Commentary: TSMC set to see more competition in 2H15

Jun 16, 20:03

TSMC chairman Morris Chang's remarks over the company and the semiconductor industry's business outlook have long served as a barometer for the capital market. But market response...

China to implement semiconductor investment plans with CNY600 billion in funding

Jun 16, 19:58

China has begun to implement its investment plans aiming to boost development of the local semiconductor industry, and will inject a total of CNY600 billion (US$96.6 billion) into...

Chip demand unlikely to rebound until August, says SPIL chair

Jun 16, 15:27

The semiconductor industry enjoyed a particularly strong first quarter followed by a particularly weak second quarter, according to Bough Lin, chairman for packaging and testing house...

MediaTek chairman urges government to actively support local chipmakers

Jun 15, 23:00

Mergers and acquisitions remain an effective strategy for chipmakers to be bigger to compete in the global marketplace, according to MediaTek chairman MK Tsai. For any chipmakers...

MK Tsai

TSMC looks to expand presence in CMOS image sensor field

Jun 15, 22:54

TSMC has teamed up with China-based GalaxyCore in the entry-level and mid-range CMOS image sensor (CIS) market segments, while partnering with InVisage Technologies of the US to supply...

Kinsus looks to see sales and earnings rebound in 2Q15

Jun 12, 11:19

IC substrate maker Kinsus Interconnect Technology is expected to see its revenues and earnings increase by 10% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, buoyed by a rebound in the...

Global 2015 semiconductor market less favorable, says VIS executive

Jun 11, 22:02

Handset makers are still working through some inventory issues while the IoT market boom has not yet arrived, said FC Tseng, vice chairman for specialty IC foundry Vanguard International...

FC Tseng

VIS May revenues rise 5.8%

Jun 11, 10:04

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has announced consolidated revenues for May 2015 grew 5.8% from a year earlier to NT$2.05 billion (US$66 million).

IC-equipment supplier Scientech sees May sales fall

Jun 10, 15:51

Taiwan-based Scientech has reported May revenues decreased 16% sequentially to NT$149 million (US$4.8 million), due to deferred shipments at the request of some customers.

TSMC May revenues increase 15%

Jun 10, 14:30

TSMC has reported consolidated revenues of NT$70.16 billion (US$2.26 billion) for May 2015, representing a 15.4% increase on year but 6.9% decrease on month.

Global 1Q15 semiconductor equipment billings decrease 6%, says SEMI

Jun 10, 13:42

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings decreased 6% on year to US$9.52 billion in the first quarter of 2015, according to SEMI. The billings figure is 7% higher...

UMC to expand production capacity in Taiwan and China

Jun 10, 11:07

Taiwan's United Microelectronics (UMC) is set to expand its production capacity at its wafer fabs in Taiwan and China, and will enhance R&D for specialty process technologies,...

UMC CEO Po Wen Yen

Niching May sales rise 18%

Jun 10, 10:46

Semiconductor packaging material and equipment distributor Niching Industrial has reported consolidated revenues of NT$95 million (US$3.1 million) for May 2015, up 18% on month but...

Intel could also be TSMC customer, says Chang

Jun 9, 21:18

TSMC is dedicated to providing foundry services for logic IC providers worldwide, and mergers in the industry will have little impact on the foundry's operations, said company chairman...

ASE revenues increase in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 16:14

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$23.361 billion (US$750.55 million) for May 2015, representing a 6.05% increase on month and 16.16%...

Imagination, TSMC collaborate on IoT IP platforms

Jun 9, 16:12

Imagination Technologies has announced the company will work with TSMC to develop a series of advanced IP subsystems for the Internet of Things (IoT) to accelerate time to market...

Topco Scientific revenues down in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 16:03

Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.424 billion (US$45.75 million) for May 2015, representing a 10.3% drop on month and 9.35% drop on year.

TSMC looks to over 10% sales growth in 2015, says Chang

Jun 9, 16:00

TSMC is looking to post sales growth of more than 10% in 2015, said company chairman Morris Chang during a June 9 shareholders meeting.

Morris Chang

PTI sees revenues decline on year in May

Stockwatch - Jun 9, 15:52

Powertech Technology Inc (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.431 billion (US$110.23 million) for May 2015, representing a 1.64% increase on month and 6.17% drop on yea...

TSMC shareholders approve 2014 dividend and elect board of directors

Jun 9, 14:36

Shareholders of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have approved the distribution of a NT$4.50 (US$0.14) cash dividend per common share for its 2014 operations.

Cadence, TSMC collaborate on IoT IP subsystem

Jun 9, 11:20

Cadence Design Systems has announced that it is collaborating with TSMC on the development of an Internet of Things (IoT) IP subsystem demonstration platform for TSMC's ultra-low...

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

Jun 8, 22:10

Taiwan reported total export value of US$25.63 billion for May 2015, increasing 9.1% on month but decreasing 3.8% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$20.21 billion...

VIS shareholders approve 2014 dividend and elect new board of directors

Jun 8, 22:04

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has announced that the company's board of directors' decision to distribute a cash dividend per share of NT$2.60 (US$0.08)...

Three trends driving optoelectronics market growth through 2019

Jun 8, 22:02

Over the past 15 years, strong growth in optoelectronics has been fueled by several different product categories at different times. Laser transmitters for high-speed optical networks...

UMC reports on-year increase in May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 8, 16:03

United Microelectronics Corporation has reported consolidated revenues of NT$12.931 billion (US$415.8 million)for May 2015, representing a 0.69% drop on month and 8.39% increase on...

UMC promotes solutions for IoT in China

Jun 8, 15:24

United Microelectronics (UMC) recently held a technology forum in Shanghai, China, with the theme focused on the foundry's technology and manufacturing solutions for Internet of Things...

Fab equipment growth continues into 2015, says SEMI

Jun 5, 15:45

Semiconductor fab equipment spending is expected to increase 11% to US$38.7 billion in 2015, and grow another 5% to US$40.7 billion in 2016, according to SEMI.

Cadence implementation and signoff tools certified on Intel 14nm Process

Jun 5, 15:09

Cadence Design Systems has announced that its implementation and signoff tools have achieved certification on the Intel 14nm process for customers of Intel Custom Foundry. Intel Custom...

ASE buys new factory buildings for NT$2.5 billion

Jun 5, 11:08

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has acquired two new factory buildings nearby its operations in the Nantze Export Processing Zone, Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, for a total...

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

Jun 5, 10:37

Taiwan's May 2015 consumer price index (CPI) of 103.14 (2011 as base year) increased 0.24% on month but decreased 0.73% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI)...

ASMedia expects great 2H15 from USB 3.1 business

Jun 4, 22:00

Commenting on the USB 3.1 business, president of Taiwan-based connector chip design house ASMedia Chewei Lin pointed out that although Intel has delayed the launch of its next-generation...

Rohm to produce motor controller for emerging markets in October

Jun 4, 16:04

Japan-based semiconductor maker Rohm will start mass producing a power-saving motor controller for white appliances for emerging markets in October. The product will be manufactured...

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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.

  • 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.

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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.

  • 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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