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Digitimes Research: Tablet AP shipments in China to rise 4.7% in 4Q14

Nov 11, 20:11

Shipments of tablet-use application processors (AP) in China are forecast to rise 4.7% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014, according to Digitimes Research. Meanwhile, shipments...

UMC, VIS October revenues hit record highs

Nov 11, 13:51

Contract chipmakers United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have both reported record consolidated sales for October 2014.

ChipMOS looks to flat performance in 4Q14

Nov 10, 16:01

Packaging and testing house ChipMOS Technologies is expected to see its sales stay flat in the fourth quarter of 2014 , according to industry sources.

TSMC sales top NT$80 billion in October

Nov 10, 14:57

Monthly sales at contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) exceeded NT$80 billion (US$2.62 billion) for the first time in October 2014.

Topco revenues decrease on month in October

Stockwatch - Nov 10, 14:22

Topco has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.556 billion (US$51.87 million) for October 2014, representing a 1.56% drop on month and 26.64% increase on year.

TSMC to buy Qualcomm Taiwan factory for backend business expansion, says report

Newswatch - Nov 10, 13:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is mulling buying a Qualcomm factory in Taiwan as part of plans to expand its packaging and test business, according to a Chinese-language...

Taiwan October export value up, says MOF

Nov 10, 10:29

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$26.90 billion for October 2014, increasing 1.8% on month and 0.7% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$22.28 billion...

TI to open 300mm wafer bumping facility in Chengdu

Nov 10, 10:25

Texas Instruments has announced it will expand its manufacturing capacity in Chengdu, China, with a 300mm wafer bumping facility. The addition of this manufacturing process in Chengdu...

Top-20 IC suppliers sales to rise 9% in 2014 , says IC Insights

Nov 10, 10:23

IC Insights has disclosed a forecast sales ranking of the 2014 top-20 semiconductor (IC and OSD – optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) companies. It is expected to require...

ASE sees October revenues increase

Stockwatch - Nov 7, 16:40

ASE has reported consolidated revenues of NT$26.522 billion (US$884.07 million) for October 2014, representing a 3.42% increase on month and 27.74% increase on year.

China firm in talks to buy STATS ChipPAC

Nov 7, 10:49

Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology has made a non-binding proposal to STATS ChipPAC to acquire all the shares in STATS ChipPAC on a fully diluted basis for an aggregate purchase...

Demand for high-end packaging to stay strong in 4Q14, say materials suppliers

Nov 7, 10:47

Semiconductor materials suppliers expect demand for high-end packaging to remain strong and buoy their sales in the fourth quarter of 2014.

Synaptics reportedly trialing 55nm driver IC production

Nov 7, 10:42

Synaptics, following its acquisition of Renesas SP Drivers, recently started trial production of LCD driver ICs using TSMC's 55nm node, according to industry sources.

ASE payment to settle patent litigation with Tessera reduced

Nov 6, 19:51

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has issued a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) announcing that its payment to settle patent disputes with Tessera have been...

KYEC 4Q14 sales to fall up to 5%

Nov 6, 19:48

Consolidated revenues at IC testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) are expected to decrease by up to 5% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2014, compared to the larger decreases...

PTI reports on-month decrease in October revenues

Stockwatch - Nov 6, 16:13

PTI has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.347 billion (US$111.57 million) for October 2014, representing a 3.29% drop on month and 4.55% increase on year.

TSMC buys NT$1.4 billion of equipment from three suppliers

Stockwatch - Nov 5, 21:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery and engineering equipment from Kinmax Technology, Screen Semiconductor Solutions and Tokyo Electron...

Processing, sensing and communications semiconductor device portion of IoT set for rapid growth, says Gartner

Nov 4, 14:43

The processing, sensing and communications semiconductor device portion of the Internet of Things (IoT) will be a rapidly growing segment of the total semiconductor market, growing...

Global chip sales rise 8% in 3Q14, says SIA

Nov 4, 14:35

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$87 billion in the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 5.7% over the previous quarter and a jump of 8% compared to the third quarter...

Foundry chipmaker VIS expects flat shipment growth in 4Q14

Nov 4, 00:28

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has reported record consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2014, when wafer shipments registered an about 9% sequential growth....

Samsung, TSMC still competing for Apple A9 chip orders

Nov 4, 00:23

Samsung Electronics and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) are still in the race for orders for next-generation SoCs from Apple, which is expected to confirm the chip...

Taiwan 3Q14 economic growth rate adjusted to 3.78%, says DGBAS

Nov 3, 11:07

Taiwan's economic growth rate, on-year growth in GDP, in the third quarter of 2014 has been upward adjusted from 3.62% estimated in August 2014 to 3.78%, according to advance estimates...

Equipment supplier Scientech sees clear order visibility

Oct 31, 15:40

Semiconductor equipment supplier Scientech is positive about its business outlook for the fourth quarter of 2014 and for 2015, citing clear order visibility for its wet-process packaging...

Hermes Microvision posts January-September net EPS of NT$25.13

Oct 31, 14:00

E-beam inspection solution provider Hermes Microvision (HMI) has reported net profits of NT$598 million (US$19.66 million) for the third quarter of 2014, decreasing 0.71% from the...

Walton, Powertech to see slight drops in 4Q14 revenues

Oct 31, 12:33

Memory backend service providers Powertech Technology (PTI) and Walton Advanced Engineering are expected to see their consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014 decrease...

ASE nets NT$1.98 per share for January-September

Oct 30, 21:07

IC packaging and testing service provider Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) posted net EPS of NT$1.98 (US$0.065) for January-September 2014, the company announced at an October...

Equipment supplier Acter sees profits drop 93% on year in January-September

Oct 30, 14:50

Semiconductor equipment supplier Acter saw its new profits drop 93% on year to NT$25 million (US$822,612) in the first three quarters of 2014 due to a write-off of NT$220 million...

TSMC to trail Samsung by 14pp in FinFET in 2015, says Barclays

Oct 30, 10:57

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will have a 39% share in the FinFET process segment in 2015 compared to Samsung Electronics' 53%, according to an estimate of Barclays...

UMC posts net profits of NT$2.92 billion for 3Q14

Newswatch - Oct 29, 21:54

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reported net profits of NT$2.92 billion (US$96.08 million) or NT$0.23 per share on revenues of NT$35.21 billion for the third quarter...

Global semiconductor revenues to reach over US$400 billion in 2017, says GSA

Oct 29, 16:11

The global semiconductor industry was responsible for generating US$290 billion in annual revenues in 2012 with expectations that this number will exceed US$400 billion in 2017, according...

GSA executives

PTI sees profits up 146% on year in 3Q14

Oct 29, 12:01

IC backend service company Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported net profits of NT$958 million (US$31.52 million) for the third quarter of 2014, up 6.6% from the previous quarter...

Chip suppliers asking downstream vendors, OEMs to place long-term orders

Oct 29, 10:44

Chipset suppliers are asking downstream vendors and OEMs to place long-term chip orders of up to 6-12 months on concerns that wafer production will remain tight in fourth-quarter...

GlobalWafers debuts on Taiwan emerging stock market

Oct 28, 12:16

GlobalWafers started trading on Taiwan's emerging stock market on October 28 at an intial price of NT$60 (US$1.98) per share, according to the company.

Foundry houses in Taiwan and China ramping 8-inch wafer capacity for IoT applications

Oct 27, 22:19

Major wafer foundry houses in Taiwan and China are ramping up the capacity of their 8-inch fabs in order to grasp opportunities in the growing business opportunities derived from...

SPIL plans to set aside 2015 capital expenditure budget of NT$12 billion

Oct 27, 22:11

IC packaging and testing service provider Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) plans to set aside a capital expenditure budget of NT$12 billion (US$396 million) for 2015, decreasing...

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    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.

  • Nvidia+Tegra+4+processor

    Nvidia Tegra 4 processor

    Nvidia has introduced Tegra 4 for smartphones, tablets, gaming devices, auto infotainment and navigation systems, and PCs. Previously codenamed Wayne, Tegra 4 features 72 custom...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

  • 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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