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iPhone shipments to reach over 230 million in 2015, says firm

May 22, 10:57

The 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch versions of the next iPhone, rumored to be called iPhone 6S, will enter mass production in June 2015 and be shipped in the third quarter of the year, with...

Taiwan unemployment rate down in April, says DGBAS

May 22, 10:52

Taiwan had 421,000 jobless citizens in April 2015, equivalent to an unemployment rate of 3.63% which dropped 0.09pp on month and 0.28pp on year, according to the Directorate-General...

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q15

May 21, 21:32

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and four fabless companies in the first quarter of 2015.

Xintec profits soar in 1Q15

Stockwatch - May 21, 21:23

Taiwan's Xintec, an affiliate of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) specializing in packaging services for CMOS image sensors as well as MEMS and fingerprint sensors,...

Applied announces breakthrough technology for patterning copper interconnects at 10nm and beyond

May 21, 21:22

Applied Materials has announced its Applied Endura Cirrus HTX PVD (physical vapor deposition) system with breakthrough technology for patterning copper interconnects at 10nm and beyond...

Cirrus Logic shifts orders to TSMC

May 21, 21:05

Cirrus Logic has reportedly shifted its orders back to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) from Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), as the audio chip provider...

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$1.5 billion in January-April, says MOEA

May 21, 14:49

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has revealed it approved 1,162 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) totaling US$1.517 billion in January-April 2015,...

2014 banner year for global industrial semiconductors, says IHS

May 21, 11:04

Worldwide industrial semiconductor revenues totaled US$40.4 billion in 2014, up from US$34.3 billion in 2013, according to IHS. The 18% increase follows solid growth of 13% in 2013,...

Taiwan sees decreased April export order value, says MOEA

May 20, 21:03

Taiwan received export orders worth US$37.32 billion in total in April 2015, decreasing 2.9% on month and 4% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic...

Qualcomm to step out of TSMC top-5 client list in 2H15

May 20, 20:59

Qualcomm may not serve as one of the top-five clients for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the second half of 2015 as the US-based chipmaker has placed more 14nm...

TSMC to manufacture fingerprint sensors for next iPhone

May 20, 20:56

TSMC will reportedly manufacture fingerprint sensors for use in the next-generation iPhone series at its 12-inch wafer fabs using 65nm process technology, according to industry sou...

Powerchip obtains NT$15 billion syndicated loan

May 20, 14:36

Foundry chipmaker Powerchip Technology has signed a three-year, NT$15 billion (US$491.9 million) syndicated loan contract with a banking consortium, according to the company.

Power management semiconductor market rises 7% in 2014, says IHS

May 19, 22:16

After less-than-stellar market growth in 2013, the market for power management semiconductors surged in 2014. Even after a seasonal revenue decline of roughly 5% in the fourth quarter...

GaAs IC firms look to strong growth in 2H15

May 19, 22:09

GaAs IC foundries Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC), and GaAs epi-wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) are set to report significant...

Digitimes Research: South Korea memory-IC industry output value rises 31% in 1Q15

May 19, 22:01

The production value of South Korea's memory chip industry soared 31% from a year earlier to almost KRW13 trillion (US$11.9 billion) in the first quarter of 2015, according Digitimes...

Silicon wafer shipments increase in 1Q15, says SEMI

May 19, 15:57

SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments registered increases of 3.4% sequentially and 11.6% on year in the first quarter of 2015.

Digitimes Research: Taiwan top foundries to see revenues fall 4.5% in 2Q15

May 19, 15:13

Taiwan's major IC foundries will see their combined revenues decrease 4.5% sequentially in the second quarter of 2015, according to Digitimes Research. Weaker-than-expected smartphone...

ARM, UMC launch new 55nm ULP physical IP solution for energy-efficient IoT applications

May 18, 21:51

ARM and United Microelectronics (UMC) have jointly announced the availability of a new ARM Artisan physical IP solution on 55nm to accelerate the development of ARM processor-based...

Winbond, Macronix dismiss speculation over likely acquisition targets

Stockwatch - May 18, 21:49

Winbond Electronics and Macronix International are reportedly being targeted by China-based venture capital firm SummitView Capital for acquisition. In response, both Taiwan-based...

Phison nets NT$4.52 per share for 1Q15

Stockwatch - May 18, 21:48

Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, a provider of NAND flash device controller ICs, has reported a net EPS of NT$4.52 (US$0.15) for the first quarter of 2015 compared with NT$4.15 a...

China venture capital firm may target Macronix, Winbond for acquistion, says paper

Newswatch - May 18, 15:48

China-based venture capital firm SummitView Capital may switch its acquisition targets to Macronix International or Winbond Electronics as its attempt to buy US-based memory chip...

Tong Hsing sees profits down over 30% in 1Q15

Newswatch - May 18, 10:55

IC test service and ceramic substrate supplier Tong Hsing Electronic Industries saw its net profits decline 37.7% on quarter and 33.3% on year to NT$209 million (US$6.87 million)...

ASE and TDK team up for IC embedded substrates

May 15, 15:38

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and TDK have announced that the companies will enter into an agreement to establish a joint venture company to manufacture IC embedded substrates...

Japan sees bankruptcies down 18% on year in April, but overall debt rises, says research firm

May 14, 22:21

The number of enterprise filing for bankruptcy in Japan was down 18% on year to reach 748 cases in April, but enterprises' overall debts were up 37% on year to reach JPY192.8 billion...

Packaging material supplier Chang Wah to distribute cash dividend of NT$3.50 for 2014

May 14, 16:45

Packaging material and equipment supplier Chang Wah Electromaterials (CWE) has decided to deal out a cash dividend per share of NT$3.50 (US$0.11) for 2014.

KYEC optimistic about 3Q15

May 13, 21:29

IC testing company King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) expects to deliver steady performance in the second quarter of 2015, and is optimistic about its business outlook for the second half...

SPIL to see sales rebound in May, says paper

May 13, 21:25

IC packaging and testing company Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), which saw its revenues decrease 6.6% sequentially in April, is expected to see its May revenues rebound,...

TSMC to make SSD controller chips for Apple, say sources

May 13, 15:28

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly has landed SSD controller chip orders from Apple, in addition to recent orders from Marvell Technology and Phison Electronics,...

TI strengthens analog market share, says IC Insights

May 13, 10:36

Texas Instruments (TI) was again the leading supplier of analog devices in 2014 with US$8.1 billion in sales, and increased its analog market share to 18%, while Skyworks Solutions...

Global 1Q15 DRAM revenues fall 7.5%, says DRAMeXchange

May 12, 22:06

Sales in the global DRAM market in the first quarter of 2015 fell 7.5% from the fourth quarter of 2014 on lower chip prices and weak end-market demand, according to DRAMeXchange.

UMC to raise US$600 million via ECB issue

May 12, 22:03

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced plans to raise US$600 million via a Euro convertible bond (ECB) issue, which will take place on the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) starting...

SMIC 1Q15 profits more than double

May 12, 21:52

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) saw its first-quarter 2015 profits more than double, with gross margin reaching a 10-year high of 29.4%.

HMI April revenues fall

May 12, 21:47

Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, has reported consolidated revenues for April 2015...

Certification service company IST reports sequential revenue decline for April

May 12, 21:41

Certification service provider Integrated Service Technology (IST) has reported revenues of NT$156 million (US$5.07 million) for April 2015, down 13.57% on month but up 3.33% on ye...

VIS, Chipbond report decreased revenues for April

May 12, 14:56

IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) and backend house ChipbondTechnology, both of which have more than 50% of their sales generated from the panel driver IC sector,...

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    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.

  • 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.

  • 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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