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Testing solution provider CHPT reports strong earnings for 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 3, 16:11

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported net profits of NT$152 million (US$4.8 million) or NT$4.95 per share for the second quarter of 20...

Global 2Q16 semiconductor sales fall 6%, says SIA

Aug 3, 10:41

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$79.1 billion during the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 1.0% over the previous quarter but a decrease of 5.8% compared to the second...

VIS 3Q16 revenues likely to drop, says report

Aug 2, 20:10

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is likely to post a slight sequential drop in third-quarter revenues, due to a slowdown in orders for panel driver...

TSMC board approves US$3.79 billion for capacity expansion

Aug 2, 20:06

The board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved capital appropriations of approximately US$3.79 billion to expand capacity for advanced-node manufacturing,...

Testing company Sigurd reports strong pre-tax earnings for 2Q16

Newswatch - Aug 2, 15:02

IC backend service company Sigurd Microelectronics has announced pre-tax profits of NT$249 million (US$7.89 million) for the second quarter of 2016, up 61.7% from the previous quarter...

Chipbond 1H16 profits fall

Aug 2, 11:06

Driver-IC backend specialist Chipbond Technology has reported net profits of NT$596 million (US$18.9 million) for the first half of 2016, down 38.4% from a year earlier, while consolidated...

UMC qualifies 0.18-micron BCD process for auto chips

Aug 1, 21:53

United Microelectronics (UMC) has verified on silicon its 0.18-micron Bipolar CMOS DMOS (BCD) process for the most stringent AEC Q100 grade-0 automotive chips, according to the foundry...

TSMC capex hike to prompt capacity ramps by foundry houses in Taiwan and China

Aug 1, 16:20

Many wafer foundry houses in Taiwan and China are expected to join the race to ramp capacity after Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) announced recently that it will...

ASE remains optimistic about 2H16

Aug 1, 11:10

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reiterated the company's consolidated revenues will register sequential growth through the fourth quarter of 2016, staying optimistic...

ASE COO Tien Wu and CFO Joseph Tung

IC material distributor Topco sees profits up in 1H16

Newswatch - Aug 1, 10:57

IC material distributor Topco Scientific has reported net profits of NT$300 million (US$9.395 million) for the second quarter of 2016, up 4.5% sequentially and 27.1% on year. EPS...

HMI posts NT$7.68 EPS for 2Q16

Aug 1, 10:45

Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI), a provider of electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions, saw its second-quarter profits more than double on quarter with EPS reaching...

Global 2Q16 silicon wafer shipments rise, says SEMI

Jul 29, 15:57

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter of 2016 when compared to first-quarter 2016 area shipments, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers...

Taiwan 2Q16 economic growth estimated at 0.69%, says DGBAS

Jul 29, 15:42

Taiwan's GDP growth for second-quarter 2016 is estimated at 0.69%, upward adjusted by 0.21 pp from the forecast made in May 2016, according to the Directorate General of Budget, Accounting...

All Ring posts record revenues and profits for 2Q16

Jul 29, 13:54

Equipment maker All Ring Tech has reported net profits of NT$124 million (US$3.9 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$624 million for the second quarter of 2016. Both results hit...

KYEC posts record profits for 2Q16

Jul 28, 21:26

IC testing house King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has reported net profits of NT$847 million (US$26.5 million) for the second quarter of 2016 hitting a record high. EPS for the quarter...

SJSemi, Qualcomm announce mass production of 14nm wafer bumping

Jul 28, 15:40

SJ Semiconductor (SJSemi) has begun mass production of 14nm wafer bumping for Qualcomm, the companies have jointly announced. Mass production of 14nm wafer bumping in China is part...

UMC looks to 2-3% shipment growth in 3Q16

Jul 27, 21:34

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post 2-3% sequential growth in wafer shipments for the third quarter of 2016, with wafer ASPs staying flat.

SPIL reports NT$0.90 EPS for 2Q16

Jul 27, 21:32

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has announced net profits of NT$2.81 million (US$87.6 million) for the second quarter of 2016, up 75.1% sequentially but down 23.6% on year.

Pegatron automates factory in Shanghai, says chairman

Jul 27, 21:31

Pegatron Technology chairman TH Tung has commented on China-based media reports that Pegatron's factory in Shanghai, China has recruited fewer workers than in 2015, saying that Pegatron...

PTI posts profit growth in 2Q16

Jul 26, 21:58

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) has posted net profits of NT$1.13 billion (US$35.2 million) for the second quarter of 2016, up 20.1% sequentially, while consolidated...

Win Semi looks to low single-digit revenue growth in 3Q16

Stockwatch - Jul 26, 10:43

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors expects its third-quarter revenues to increase by a low single-digit percentage point sequentially, with gross margin maintained at the prior quarter's...

Panel cutting service provider Nanoplus to debut on Taiwan emerging stock market, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 25, 20:29

Nanoplus Tech, a Taiwan-invested nano particle/thermal materials and laser cutting technology developing company in Kunshan, China, will debut on Taiwan's emerging stock market in...

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

Jul 25, 10:31

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 108.76 for June 2016, decreasing 0.46% on month but increasing 1.58% on year, according to statistics released...

Ardentec to buy 75% stake in Giga

Jul 25, 10:28

Semiconductor wafer testing service provider Ardentec has agreed to acquire up to 75% of its Taiwan-based firm Giga Solution Tech for NT$24 (US$0.75) per share, or a total of about...

Gudeng lands wafer carrier orders from SMIC, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 22, 16:06

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer mainly specializing in mask solution products, has obtained wafer carrier orders from China-based...

Sensor sales keep hitting new records but price erosion curbs growth, says IC Insights

Jul 22, 15:10

Despite strong double-digit percentage increases in annual unit shipments, semiconductor sensor sales growth has become uncharacteristically lethargic because of steep price erosion...

Fab tool book-to-bill slips

Jul 22, 14:41

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.00 in June, down from 1.09 in May, according to SEMI.

Taiwan June unemployment rate up, says DGBAS

Jul 22, 10:57

Taiwan had 459,000 jobless citizens in June 2016, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.92%, up 0.08pp on month and 0.21pp on year, according to statistics released by the Directorate-General...

Micron to acquire Cando plant

Jul 21, 22:11

Micron Technology plans to buy touch panel maker Cando's plant in central Taiwan, which will be operated by Powertech Technology (PTI) to provide the US memory vendor packaging and...

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to drop 0.7% in 2016, says Gartner

Jul 21, 21:12

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decrease 0.7% to US$64.3 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is up from the estimated 2% decline in Gartner's previous...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$5.5 billion in January-June, says MOEA

Jul 21, 12:31

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 1,625 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$5.503 billion in January-June 2016, respectively...

STATS ChipPAC performing below expectations, says report

Jul 21, 12:20

The performance of STATS ChipPAC still has been lower than expected in recent quarters following its acquisition by China-based Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology for US$780...

ASML expects to post record sales for 2016

Jul 21, 12:13

Lithography equipment supplier ASML expects to post record sales for 2016. "The ultimate level will depend on the timing of our EUV revenue recognition and the size of the combined...

TSMC spends NT$2.2 billion on equipment

Stockwatch - Jul 21, 12:09

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) spent a total of NT$2.19 billion (US$68.2 million) on machinery equipment from Applied Materials, Daifuku, Entegris and Kashiyama,...

Taiwan June export order value up on month, down on year, says MOEA

Jul 20, 21:01

Taiwan received export orders worth US$35.70 billion in total in June 2016, increasing 5.9% on month but decreasing 2.4% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...

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  • Samsung+14nm+Exynos+chips

    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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