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IoT boosts embedded systems growth, says IC Insights

Dec 12, 15:15

Since 2006, there have been more embedded systems, industrial equipment, sensor devices, instruments, meters, cameras, animals, and other objects connected to the Internet than humans...

GW Instek expects sales from Europe to rise 30% in 2015

Dec 11, 22:08

Taiwan-based test and measurement instrument maker GW Instek has been eagerly expanding its sales in overseas markets and expects sales generate from the European market to increase...

Globalfoundries striving to win orders from Qualcomm and Apple

Dec 11, 10:58

Globalfoundries is striving to be among the major contract chipmakers of Qualcomm and Apple, vying for 14nm chip orders from the two vendors, according to industry sources.

TSMC November sales slip 10%

Dec 10, 21:30

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated sales of NT$72.28 billion (US$2.32 billion) for November 2014, down 10.5% sequential...

GlobalWafers 8-inch wafer supply 20% short of demand, says president

Dec 10, 15:03

GlobalWafers, a semiconductor wafer subsidiary maker of Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products, has seen its supply of 8-inch wafers fall short of demand by...

KYEC looks to high single-digit growth in 1Q15 sales

Dec 10, 11:43

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) expects first-quarter 2015 sales to grow at high single digits sequentially, citing strong demand for chips used in smartphones and other mobile device...

PTI January-November sales rise 7%

Stockwatch - Dec 10, 11:08

Memory-IC packaging and testing house Powertech Technology (PTI) saw its cumulative 2014 sales through November increase 7% from a year earlier to NT$36.86 billion (US$1.18 billion)...

Inspection tool maker HMI November sales soar

Stockwatch - Dec 10, 10:49

Consolidated revenues at Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, soared 135% sequentially...

ASE November sales stay high

Stockwatch - Dec 10, 10:43

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated sales for November decreased 4.8% from a record high posted in the previous month. Sales for the first 11 months...

UMC 4Q14 sales expected to rise

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 21:33

Consolidated sales at United Microelectronics (UMC) for the fourth quarter of 2014 are expected to outperform the previous quarter's levels, and beat the company's guidance of an...

Taiwan November export value down on month, says MOF

Dec 9, 15:45

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$26.68 billion for November 2014, decreasing 0.8% sequentially but increasing 3.7% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$22.46...

New capacity to buoy KYEC profitability, says paper

Stockwatch - Dec 9, 11:32

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has broken ground for the second-phase construction of its new plant in Tongluo, central Taiwan, with completion scheduled for the end of 2015. The arrival...

Cellphones continue to be largest driver of IC sales, says IC Insights

Dec 5, 14:13

The total production value of electronic systems is projected to increase 5% in 2014 to US$1.49 trillion and climb to about US$1.82 trillion in 2018, which represents a compound annual...

Global IC foundry sales to rise 12% in 2015, says TSMC co-CEO

Dec 4, 21:21

The global IC foundry market is forecast to increase 12% in 2015, outpacing the overall semiconductor sector's 5% growth, said TSMC's co-CEO Mark Liu at the company's 14th annual...

TSMC will outperform the worldwide IC foundry market in 2015, says company co-CEO Liu

Global chip sales rise 9.6% in October, says SIA

Dec 4, 11:38

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for October 2014 reached US$29.7 billion, an increase of 9.6% from a year ago when sales were US$27.1 billion, according to SIA. Compared to the...

Fujitsu newly-formed foundry companies start operations

Dec 4, 11:36

Fujitsu semiconductor has announced that its newly-formed foundry companies have started operations.

Global semiconductor equipment sales to rise 19% in 2014, says SEMI

Dec 3, 22:19

Global sales of semiconductor equipment are forecast to increase 19.3% to US$38 billion in 2014, according to SEMI.

Micron, PTI partner for assembly and packaging services in China

Stockwatch - Dec 3, 22:10

Micron Technology and Powertech Technology (PTI) have entered into a series of agreements forming the basis of a long-term strategic relationship for assembly and packaging services...

UMC orders equipment from Applied Materials

Stockwatch - Dec 3, 15:28

United Microelectronics (UMC) has purchased a batch of production equipment from Applied Materials for NT$827 million (US$26.6 million), according to a company filing with the Taiwan...

AWSC responds to media reports on 4Q14 sales

Stockwatch - Dec 3, 14:36

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) has posted a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) stating it was not the source of Chinese-language reports from...

IC backend firms cautious about 2015 capex plans

Dec 2, 15:52

Having spent big in 2014, major Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing houses are cautious with their capital expenditures (capex) for 2015.

HiSilicon expands adoption of Cadence tools and IP for advanced-node FinFET designs

Dec 2, 14:38

Cadence Design Systems announced on December 1 that HiSilicon Technologies has signed an agreement to significantly expand its use of the Cadence digital and custom/analog flows for...

TSMC to hold annual supply chain forum on December 4

Dec 2, 14:25

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will hold its annual supply chain management forum on December 4, and is expected to reveal the latest developments on its 16nm and...

Taiwan 4Q14 economic growth downwardly adjusted to 2.83%, says DGBAS

Dec 1, 21:54

Taiwan's on-year economic growth rate has been downwardly adjusted for the fourth quarter of 2014 from the 3.08% estimated in August 2014 to 2.83%, according to the Directorate General...

Cymer unveils new DUV immersion light source

Dec 1, 15:54

Cymer, an ASML company, has announced its new argon fluoride (ArF) immersion light source, the XLR 700ix. Built on the XLR platform, the 700ix provides improvements in bandwidth,...

Mirle, Hiwin expect sales growth in 2015

Dec 1, 10:22

LCD panel equipment specialist Mirle Automation and automation equipment maker Hiwin Technologies expect sales to grow in 2015 thanks to strong orders placed by their China-based...

YoungTek 4Q14 sales to fall up to 10%

Dec 1, 10:18

YoungTek Electronics, which provides backend services for LED and IC testing and sorting, is expected to post an up to 10% sequential decrease in fourth-quarter revenues due to a...

Co-Tech looking to diversify products

Nov 28, 14:53

Co-Tech Copper Foil has developed copper oxide powders for use in HDI manufacturing, with volume shipments slated for the second quarter of 2015, according to the copper foil maker...

COF tape supply likely to fall short

Nov 28, 14:51

As the number of suppliers decreases, global supply of chip-on-film (COF) tapes has shrunk significantly, according to industry sources. Supply may fall short in 2015, as demand for...

COF tape supply likely to fall short of demand in 2015

Wage rates in eastern China rise in November

Nov 28, 12:36

The local government in Jiangsu Province, eastern China, increased wage rates on November 1, much later than other cities, to avoid imposing a heavy burden on electronics factories...

IC suppliers gear up for automobile memory chip market

Nov 28, 10:19

With the global automobile electronics market set for strong growth in 2015, a number of semiconductor firms including Micron Technology, Spansion, Micronix International, Winbond...

ChipMOS 2015 capex to stay flat

Nov 27, 15:30

ChipMOS Technologies, which specializes in assembly and test services for LCD driver ICs and memory chips, is expected to maintain its 2015 capex at near 2014 levels, according to...

Commentary: MediaTek offers food for thought about investing in China

Nov 27, 15:03

The announcement by MediaTek that it will invest in a private equity fund led by SummitView Capital and the Shanghai city government indicates that the Taiwan-based smartphone solution...

TSMC to grab 40-50% of A9 chip orders

Nov 26, 13:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to secure a combined 40-50% of Apple's A9 processor orders for next-generation iPad and iPhone devices, according to...

ASML lands EUV tool orders from TSMC

Nov 25, 16:01

Lithography system vendor ASML announced on November 24 that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has ordered two NXE:3350B EUV systems for delivery in 2015 with the...

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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...

2015 China IC design market forecast
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