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Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to dip 0.3% in 2016, says Gartner

Oct 13, 10:43

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decrease 0.3% to US$64.6 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is up slightly from the estimated 0.7% decline in Gartner's...

Taiwan chip vendors strive to lower costs

Oct 13, 10:12

Taiwan-based chip suppliers are in talks with their foundry partners about possible ways to cut costs, including reducing silicon area and the number of masks, according to industry...

Chipmakers continue to maximize 300mm and 200mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Oct 11, 15:14

Enormous financial and technology hurdles continue to plague the development of 450mm wafers, and ambitious goals to put 450mm wafers to use have been scaled back. IC manufacturers...

Taiwan sees decreased September export value, says MOF

Oct 11, 13:52

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$22.56 billion for September 2016, decreasing 8.5% on month and 1.8% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$18.19 billion...

Digitimes Research: Global IC foundry output value to rise at 5% CAGR over 2016-2021

Oct 11, 13:47

The global IC foundry industry output value will grow at a CAGR of 5.2% from 2016 to 2021, according to Digitimes Research.

UMC, VIS 3Q16 revenues beat guidance

Stockwatch - Oct 11, 11:08

Both United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) saw third-quarter revenues beat the companies' estimates given previously.

ASE reports flat 3Q16 revenues

Stockwatch - Oct 11, 11:06

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) saw its consolidated revenues dip 0.1% from a year earlier in the third quarter of 2016, while sales generated from its core IC ATM (assembly...

HMI to delist from TSE on November 22

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 15:59

Hermes Microvision (HMI) will be delisted from the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on November 22, the date when its acquisition by ASML becomes effective, according to the electron beam...

Lite-On Semi sees September revenues hit 6-year high

Newswatch - Oct 7, 15:57

Discrete and analog IC component maker Lite-On Semiconductor saw its consolidated revenues grow 2.6% on month and 12.63% on year to 6-year high of NT$945 million (US$30.09) in Sept...

Chipbond posts record September revenues

Oct 7, 15:56

Driver-IC backend specialist Chipbond Technology saw its September revenues hit a record high of NT$1.61 billion (US$51.1 million).

TSMC 3Q16 revenues beat guidance

Oct 7, 15:41

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its third-quarter revenues increase 17.4% sequentially, beating its guidance of 14.5-16% growth.

UMC Xiamen subsidiary orders equipment from Applied, ASML

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 14:39

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced a total of NT$2.79 billion (US$88.47 million) spent on equipment from Applied Materials and ASML for the foundry's subsidiary United Semiconductor...

PTI September revenues hit record for 2nd straight month

Oct 7, 10:50

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$4.37 billion (US$138.7 million) for September 2016, hitting a monthly record for...

ASE breaks ground for new factory building in Kaohsiung

Oct 7, 10:37

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), a provider of semiconductor assembly and test services, has announced that it has held a groundbreaking ceremony at the site of its K24 building...

TSMC spends NT$6.43 billion on equipment

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 15:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has spent NT$6.43 billion (US$204.8 million) on manufacturing equipment and facilities from eight suppliers, according to filings...

SPIL, KYEC post record 3Q16 revenues

Oct 6, 10:44

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) both saw their third-quarter revenues hit record highs of NT$21.96 billion (US$698.1 million) and...

Applied Materials intros e-beam review system for OLED and LCD manufacturing

Oct 6, 10:10

Applied Materials has introduced a high-resolution inline e-beam review (EBR) system. Applied has combined its scanning electron microscope (SEM) capabilities used in semiconductor...

Taiwan September CPI up, says DGBAS

Oct 5, 14:56

Taiwan's September 2016 consumer price index (CPI) of 105.46 (2011 as base year) increased 0.45% on month and 0.33% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index (WPI) of...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$1.36 billion

Stockwatch - Oct 5, 14:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased machinery equipment from Tokyo Electron, United Integrated Services and Topco Quartz Products for a total of NT$1.36...

SPIL, KYEC grabs orders for MediaTek 10nm chips

Oct 5, 12:34

Backend houses Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) and King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) have obtained orders for MediaTek's new 10nm chips set to roll out in the first quarter...

IC testing device provider CHPT posts record 3Q16 revenues

Oct 4, 11:19

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Technology (CHPT) saw its September revenues climb to a record high of NT$267 million (US$8.52 million). Revenues for the third...

Global semiconductor sales rise 3.5% in August, says SIA

Oct 4, 11:17

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$28 billion for the month of August 2016, an increase of 3.5% compared to the previous month's total of US$27.1 billion and an uptick of...

Specialty IC foundry VIS optimistic about 2H16

Oct 4, 11:05

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has expressed optimism about its performance in the second half of 2016 thanks to stronger-than-expected demand for...

Intel building 14nm chips for Spreadtrum

Oct 3, 22:00

Intel is making 14nm application processors for Spreadtrum Communications with sample shipments starting in October, and the pair is eyeing orders from Samsung Electronics, according...

MediaTek Helio 30X to be first TSMC 10nm chip, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 3, 15:00

MediaTek's next-generation Helio X30 high-end smartphone solution will be the first chip to be rolled out from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's 10nm production lines,...

Equipment maker Foxsemicon vying for orders from OLED sector

Oct 3, 11:14

Semiconductor equipment maker Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group, is vying for orders for automation equipment for OLED panel production, according...

Innovation to keep Moore's Law alive, says TSMC co-CEO

Sep 30, 11:19

TSMC will continue to innovate to keep Moore's Law alive, and maintaining the company's technology leadership is always a fundamental strategy, said TSMC co-CEO Mark Liu at a recent...

TSMC co-CEO Mark Liu

Taiwan IC industry to increase 7% in 2016, says TSIA chairman

Sep 30, 11:08

Although the worldwide IC industry output value will decline 2.4% in 2016, the output value of Taiwan's IC industry will maintain growth, according to Nicky Lu, chairman of the Taiwan...

TSIA chairman Nicky Lu

Leading-edge leads the way in pure-play foundry growth, says IC Insights

Sep 28, 15:11

Growth in pure-play foundry sales for 2016 is forecast to be almost entirely due to sub-40nm feature size device sales, according to IC Insights. The leading-edge sub-40nm pure-play...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.32 billion

Stockwatch - Sep 28, 14:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased machinery equipment from Advanced Thermal Sciences (ATS), Tokyo Electron and Applied Materials for a total of NT$2.32...

PTI buys wafer-level packaging equipment

Stockwatch - Sep 28, 14:08

Packaging and testing company Powertech Technology has purchased wafer-level packaging equipment from Ultratech SE Asia for NT$544 million (US$17 million), according to a company...

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

Sep 27, 19:47

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 112.50 for August 2016, increasing 2.27% on month and 8.35% on year, according to statistics released by the...

Kenmec secures more than NT$3 billion worth of automation equipment orders, says report

Stockwatch - Sep 27, 15:16

Kenmec Mechanical Engineering has a backlog of orders totaling more than NT$3 billion (US$95.5 million) on strong orders for automation equipment from China and Taiwan, according...

Foxconn could expand SiP business with Sharp chip unit

Sep 27, 10:14

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is in the process of integrating Sharp into its group, including Sharp's chip unit, which is a difficult part to combine with. Nevertheless,...

China HLMC to build new 12-inch fab

Sep 26, 15:38

Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) is expected to announce by the end of 2016 the construction of its second 12-inch plant, which will directly enter 28nm production, according...

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    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.

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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.

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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.

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    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.

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    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...

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    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...

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