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Machvision January revenues surge 64%

Feb 8, 10:48

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has reported consolidated revenues of NT$70.66 million (US$2.3 million) for January 2017, up 63.7% from a year ago...

SPIL to enjoy another year of record revenues

Feb 8, 10:41

IC packaging specialist Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) will likely see its 2017 revenues hit a record high for the second consecutive year, according to market watchers.

Amkor to buy fellow packaging company Nanium

Feb 8, 10:39

Amkor Technology and Nanium, a Portugal-based IC backend house specializing in wafer-level fan-out (WLFO) packaging solutions, have entered into a definitive agreement for Amkor to...

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

Feb 7, 16:42

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$23.74 billion for January 2017, decreasing 7.6% on month but increasing 7.0% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$20.25...

Annual silicon volume shipments remain at record highs

Feb 7, 14:03

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 3% in 2016 when compared to 2015 area shipments, while silicon revenues increased by 1% on year, according to SEMI.

KYEC to post double-digit revenue growth in 2017

Feb 7, 13:59

IC testing company King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) is expected to enjoy double-digit revenue growth in 2017, with enhanced profitability, according to market watchers.

KYEC to enjoy another year of record revenues

Win Semi, VPEC to post brisk 2Q17 results

Feb 7, 11:03

GaAs IC foundry Win Semiconductors and epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) are set to enjoy brisk sales in the second quarter of 2017 as customers roll out...

Testing company Sigurd likely to post 10% revenue growth in 2017

Feb 7, 11:00

IC testing company Sigurd Microelectronics' revenues for 2017 are expected to increase 10% on year to set a new record high, according to market watchers.

China foundry reportedly headhunting from UMC

Feb 6, 14:54

A team of as many as 50 United Microelectronics (UMC) R&D engineers has been headhunted by Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), according to industry sources. The purpose is to help...

IC tesing solution provider CHPT reports increased revenues for January

Newswatch - Feb 6, 12:20

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) has reported revenues of NT$257 million (US$8.279 million) for January, increasing 26% from the previous month...

ASE orders equipment for NT$500 million

Stockwatch - Feb 3, 14:02

Packaging and testing company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has purchased equipment from Towa for a total of NT$500.44 million (US$16.1 million), according to a company...

Global semiconductor sales climb to record US$339 billion in 2016, says SIA

Feb 3, 14:00

The global semiconductor industry posted sales of US$338.9 billion in 2016, the highest-ever annual sales, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

Walton to post up to 5% revenue decrease in 1Q17, says report

Stockwatch - Feb 3, 13:59

Memory-IC backend specialist Walton Advanced Engineering is expected to see its first-quarter revenues buck their typical seasonal patterns, thanks to a ramp-up of orders placed by...

TSMC spends NT$13 billion on equipment

Stockwatch - Feb 3, 11:32

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has disclosed 17 separate purchases of equipment and factory construction.

TSMC chairman to resume work after sustaining minor injuries

Newswatch - Feb 2, 21:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has said that company chairman Morris Chang will return to work next week after sustaining minor injuries while on holiday in Hawa...

Global Unichip rolls out ASIC solutions for SSD

Feb 2, 15:18

Taiwan-based Global Unichip, a fabless ASIC design house, has rolled out its complete portfolio of solid state drive (SSD) ASIC solutions that cover application-specific front end...

Machvision posts NT$4.67 EPS for 2016

Feb 2, 14:55

Automated optical inspection (AOI) equipment specialist Machvision has reported net profits of NT$199 million (US$6.4 million) on record consolidated revenues of NT$810 million for...

Panasonic, UMC team up for 40nm ReRAM

Feb 2, 14:54

Panasonic Semiconductor Solutions (PSCS) announced recently it had reached an agreement with pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) on the joint development of mass production...

China MIC 2025 results for ICs likely to fall short of its goals, says IC Insights

Feb 2, 13:33

China's government has a long-term goal to become self-sufficient with regards to IC devices. Its "Made in China 2025" (MIC 2025) plan was published by the China State Council...

Samsung and Apple remain top global semiconductor customers, says Gartner

Feb 2, 10:43

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top-two semiconductor chip buyers in 2016, representing 18.2% of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner. Samsung and Apple together...

ASE looks to higher capex, revenues in 2017

Feb 2, 10:42

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) expects to post sequential revenue growth through the fourth quarter of 2017, with revenues for all of the year outperforming those reported...

ASE CFO Joseph Tung and COO Tien Wu

ASE posts NT$2.83 EPS for 2016

Jan 26, 16:58

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported net profits of NT$21.69 billion (US$692.3 million) for 2016 - the second-highest annual levels in the company's history. EPS...

Winbond buys equipment for NT$3.32 billion

Stockwatch - Jan 26, 10:23

Winbond Electronics, a memory chipmaker specializing in specialty DRAM and flash chips, has disclosed two purchases of machinery for NT$3.32 billion (US$105.9 million).

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio rises to 7-month high

Jan 25, 14:34

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment came to 1.06 in December 2016, the highest in seven months, compared with 0.96 in the prior month and 1.00...

Taiwan 4Q16 economic growth estimated at 2.58%, says DGBAS

Jan 25, 11:31

Taiwan's economic growth in GDP for fourth-quarter 2016 is estimated at 2.58%, upward adjusted by 0.21pp from the forecast made in November 2016, according to the Directorate General...

SPIL posts EPS of NT$3.19 for 2016

Jan 24, 21:58

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) saw its net profits increase 13.4% on year to NT$9.93 billion (US$316 million) in 2016 with EPS reaching NT$3.19. Non-operating gains led to...

Samsung chip business posts record operating profits for 4Q16

Jan 24, 15:07

Samsung Electronics has reported operating profits of KRW9.22 trillion (US$7.9 billion) for the fourth quarter of 2016 - the highest in 13 quarters - while its semiconductor business...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to grow 7.2% in 2017, says Gartner

Jan 24, 14:24

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$364.1 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.2% from 2016, according to Gartner. This represents a complete turnaround for the...

Hua Hong to intro 3rd-gen super-junction MOSFET process in 1H17

Jan 24, 11:05

Hua Hong Semiconductor is already engaged in the R&D of its third-generation super-junction MOSFET process platform, which will be introduced to the market globally in the first...

UMC to start shipping 14nm chips in 1Q17

Jan 24, 11:00

United Microelectronics (UMC) will begin commercial shipments of chips built using 14nm FinFET technology at the end of first-quarter 2017, according to the pure-play foundry.

Taiwan December manufacturing production index up on month, year, says MOEA

Jan 23, 22:10

Taiwan reported a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 113.93 for December 2016, increasing 0.65% on month and 7.46% on year, according to statistics released by...

Taiwan December unemployment rate down on month, year, says DGBAS

Jan 23, 21:52

Taiwan had 446,000 jobless citizens in December 2016, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.79% and representing a drop of 0.08 percentage points on month and on year as well, according...

PTI 1Q17 sales to beat seasonal patterns, says president

Jan 23, 21:47

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) expects its performance during the first quarter of 2017 to be stronger than the seasonal pattern seen historically, said...

UMC expects wafer shipments to drop 1% in 1Q17

Jan 23, 21:31

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects to post an about 1% sequential decrease in wafer shipments for the first quarter of 2017, when the company's capacity utilization rate will fall...

The synergy of NXP acquisition: An interview with Qualcomm president Derek Aberle

Jan 23, 12:19

Qualcomm agreed in late 2016 to buy NXP Semiconductor for about US$47 billion in the biggest-ever deal in the semiconductor industry - a move which clearly indicates Qualcomm's roadmap...

Qualcomm president
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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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