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Ardentec signs NT$4 billion syndicated loan

Stockwatch - Dec 5, 11:06

Wafer probing specialist Ardentec has signed a NT$4 billion (US$125.4 million) syndicated loan agreement with eight local banks in Taiwan, according to a company filing with the Taiwan...

TSMC lands new 28nm chip orders for UFS controllers

Dec 2, 11:14

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has obtained 28nm chip orders for UFS memory devices from SK Hynix, Silicon Motion Technology and Phison Electronics,...

Falling smartphone IC ASPs discouraging device vendors from developing chips in-house

Dec 1, 15:09

Device vendors including Xiaomi, LG Electronics and Sony have all expressed their intention to develop smartphone chips in-house. Nevertheless, the average selling price for smartphone...

ChipMOS and Tsinghua Unigroup to form joint venture in Shanghai

Nov 30, 22:33

ChipMOS Technologies and Tsinghua Unigroup have announced an agreement to form a joint venture and to mutually terminate Tsinghua Unigroup's earlier private placement plan.

ChipMOS shares to halt trading on November 30

Nov 29, 22:42

Packaging and testing company ChipMOS Technologies will enter a trading halt on November 30, pending the release of material information, according to a company filing with the Taiwan...

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top foundries to enjoy particularly strong 4Q16

Nov 29, 14:21

Taiwan's top-three IC foundries will see their combined revenues drop only 0.6% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2016 indicating a particularly strong fourth quarter, according...

TSMC to post up to 3% sequential drop in 1Q17 revenues

Nov 28, 22:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to post up to a 3% sequential decrease in consolidated revenues in the first quarter of 2017, but will enjoy revenue...

TSMC planning 12nm process technology

Nov 28, 22:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is planning to roll out a 12nm process node to further enhance its competitiveness in the 28nm and more advanced technology segment,...

Taiwan 3Q16 economic growth estimated at 2.03%, says DGBAS

Nov 28, 13:09

Taiwan's economic growth rate for the third quarter of 2016 is estimated at 2.03%, adjusted 0.04pp from the forecast made in August 2016, according to the Directorate General of Budget,...

ASE, VisEra obtain packaging orders for under-glass fingerprint sensors from Synaptics, says report

Newswatch - Nov 25, 16:06

Taiwan-based Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and VisEra Technologies have both landed packaging orders for under-glass fingerprint sensors from Synaptics, according to a...

SMIC opens JV fab for analog and specialty IC manufacturing

Nov 25, 10:10

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has announced the official inauguration of Ningbo Semiconductor International (NSI), established by China IC Capital - a wholly-owned...

Taiwan October manufacturing production index up, says MOEA

Nov 23, 21:34

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 110.97 for October 2016, increasing 2.10% on month and 5.67% on year, according to statistics released by the...

Spreadtrum places 40nm chip orders with UMC Xiamen fab

Nov 23, 15:50

Spreadtrum Communications has placed 40nm chip orders with United Microelectronics' (UMC) recently-opened 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, China, according to industry sources.

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio slips below parity

Nov 23, 15:19

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment slid to 0.91 in October 2016 after having stayed above parity for 10 straight months.

Ardentec capex to exceed NT$5 billion over next 3 years

Nov 23, 11:31

Wafer probing specialist Ardentec's capex for the next three years are set to exceed NT$5 billion (US$157 million), according to company president Chi-ming Chang.

Japan chip gear orders rise 7% in October, says SEAJ

Nov 22, 21:59

Japan-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted JPY139.3 billion (US$1.3 billion) in orders in October 2016 (three-month average basis), up 7.3% from JPY129.85 billion in...

Taiwan October unemployment rate down on month, up on year, says DGBAS

Nov 22, 15:46

Taiwan had 464,000 jobless citizens in October 2016, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.95% which dropped 0.04pp point on month but rose 0.05pp on year, according to statistics...

Market for 10nm mobile chips to heat up in 2017

Nov 22, 10:54

Qualcomm, Samsung Electronics, MediaTek, Apple and Spreadtrum Communications are gearing up to roll out their 10nm mobile chips which will be shipped in smartphones during 2017.

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

Nov 21, 23:00

Taiwan received export orders worth US$42.68 billion in total in October 2016, decreasing 0.7% on month but increasing 0.3% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of nearly US$10.3 billion in January-October, says MOEA

Nov 21, 22:56

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 2,838 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$10.291 billion in January-October 2016,...

Qualcomm, Samsung collaborate on 10nm for Snapdragon 835 mobile chips

Nov 18, 15:41

Qualcomm and Samsung Electronics have extended their tie to manufacture Qualcomm's Snapdragon 835 mobile chips with Samsung's 10nm FinFET process technology, according to the compa...

ASE-SPIL merger still under review in China and US

Nov 18, 14:22

A proposed merger between Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) is still being reviewed by anti-trust authorities in China and the US...

Greatek 3Q16 EPS hits 8-quarter high

Nov 18, 12:16

Logic IC packaging firm Greatek Electronics' EPS for the third quarter of 2016 climbed to an 8-quarter high of NT$1.02 (US$0.03).

SMIC 28nm chip shipments to double in 4Q16

Nov 17, 10:18

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is expected to hike shipments of its 28nm process technology to 20 million chips in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 10 million units...

Taiwan FTC OKs ASE-SPIL merger

Nov 17, 10:12

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the proposed merger between Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL).

UMC unveils 12-inch fab in China

Nov 17, 10:08

United Microelectronics (UMC) on November 16 held an opening ceremony for a 12-inch wafer fab in Xiamen, China, according to the Taiwan-based pure-play foundry.

eMemory NeoFuse IP verified in TSMC 10nm FinFET process

Nov 17, 10:06

Taiwan-based eMemory, a logic NVM IP provider, has announced the successful demonstration of its security-enhanced NeoFuse IP in TSMC's 10nm FinFET process, along with IP design kits...

Taiwan IC production value to fall 4.8% in 4Q16, says IEK

Nov 16, 14:38

Taiwan's IC production value is forecast to decline 4.8% sequentially to NT$627.7 billion (US$19.8 billion) in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Industrial Economics and...

Nvidia and MediaTek fastest-growing semiconductor companies for 2016, says IC Insights

Nov 16, 14:06

The top-20 semiconductor companies' sales are forecast to increase by 3% in 2016, according to IC Insights. Among them, five companies are forecast to enjoy double-digit sales growth...

TSMC orders NT$2.4 billion worth of facility equipment for Nanjing site

Stockwatch - Nov 16, 11:09

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has disclosed its Nanjing subsidiary has ordered facility equipment from Taiwan Puritic and L&K Engineering (Suzhou) totaling...

SMIC, IMECAS cooperate on MEMS R&D and foundry

Nov 16, 11:06

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and the Institute of Microelectronics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IMECAS) have announced the signing of a cooperation agreement...

Equipment maker Foxsemicon posts record 3Q16 profits

Nov 16, 11:04

Semiconductor equipment maker Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group, has reported record net profits of NT$191 million (US$6.01 million) for the third...

Era of Silicon 4.0: TSIA chairman talks about virtual Moore's Law

Nov 16, 10:37

With 2015 being the 50th anniversary of Moore's Law, one of the hottest topics that has continued to be discussed up until now in the semiconductor industry has been whether Moore's...

Nicky Lu, chairman of the Taiwan Semiconductor Industry Association

Certification service provider IST acquires new factory for NT$356 million

Nov 15, 15:50

Taiwan-based Integrated Service Technology (IST), which offers full-scope verification and analysis services to the IC engineering industry with customers covering the whole spectrum...

Packaging material supplier Chang Wah 3Q16 profits rise 68%

Nov 15, 15:08

Packaging material and equipment supplier Chang Wah Electromaterials (CWE) has reported net profits of NT$152 million (US$4.8 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 67.8% sequentially,...

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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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