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Second-tier IC foundries face low utilization in 4Q15

Aug 21, 10:51

Second-tier IC foundries will struggle to maintain their capacity utilization rates above 60% in the fourth quarter of 2015, due to disappointing demand for smartphones, tablets,...


China pushes for homegrown display driver IC industry

Aug 20, 21:44

China is looking to build a homegrown panel-use driver IC industry in Hefei, China, which will likely threaten Taiwan's IC driver IC sector, according to industry sources.

Taiwan attracts foreign direct investment of over US$2.3 billion in January-July, says MOEA

Aug 20, 21:38

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) approved 2,068 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) with a total value of US$2.310 billion in January-July 2015, increasing...

Taiwan July export order value down, says MOEA

Aug 20, 21:36

Taiwan received export orders worth US$36.29 billion in total in July 2015, decreasing 0.8% on month and 5% on year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

China IC foundries, backend firms soliciting orders from Taiwan

Aug 20, 21:11

China-based IC foundries including Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Huali Microelectronics (HLMC), and backend firms such as Jiangsu Changjiang Electronics Technology...

MCU shipments surge but falling prices sap sales growth, says IC Insights

Aug 20, 15:58

Microcontrollers (MCU) are in the middle of an incredible wave of unit growth, but unprecedented price erosion is keeping a lid on the increase of revenues, according to IC Insight...

GlobalWafers to expand capacity

Aug 20, 10:45

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers will expand production capacity through removing bottlenecks in existing production equipment, acquiring fellow makers, forming...

Startups and small electronics companies offer semiconductor vendors fast and stable growth, says Gartner

Aug 19, 20:35

Semiconductor companies need to diversify their sales strategy to focus on the large number of smaller organizations that offer fast and stable growth, rather than relying on big...

Macronix gearing up for automotive flash memory

Aug 19, 15:35

Macronix International has expanded its flash offerings to include solutions for automotive electronics, and aims to break into the world's top-two automotive NOR flash chipmakers...

Macronix chairman Miin Wu

Qualcomm still supplies modem chips for next iPhone, sources claim

Aug 17, 21:23

Qualcomm will still supply all the modem chips needed for the upcoming iPhone, but Apple is mulling multiple suppliers of modem chips for its 2017 series, industry sources have cla...

Taiwan 2Q15 economic growth rate downward adjusted to 0.52%, says DGBAS

Aug 17, 10:24

Taiwan's economic growth rate, on-year growth in GDP, for the second quarter of 2015 has been downward adjusted from 0.64% estimated in July, to 0.52%, according to the Directorate...

TV-panel driver IC suppliers remain pessimistic

Aug 14, 15:43

Panel-use LCD driver IC design houses and related backend suppliers have been conservative about demand for LCD TVs during the second half of 2015 despite the period being a traditional...

Taiwan IC production value slips 2.6% in 2Q15

Aug 14, 14:49

Taiwan's IC production value slid 2.6% sequentially to NT$555.9 billion (US$17.3 billion) in the second quarter of 2015, according to the Industrial Economics and Knowledge Center...

SMIC posts record 2Q15 revenues

Aug 13, 11:42

China-based IC foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has reported record revenues of US$546.6 million for the second quarter of 2015, and expects to post another...

Taiwan foundries may soon get green light for 12-inch fabs in China, says report

Newswatch - Aug 12, 21:13

Taiwan-based semiconductor companies may soon be allowed to operate 12-inch fabs in China, according to a recent Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) report...

Silicon wafer shipments rise 2.5% in 2Q15, says SEMI

Aug 12, 21:11

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2015 when compared to first-quarter area shipments, according to SEMI.

TSMC board approves US$1.2 billion for advanced technology capacity expansion

Aug 11, 21:45

The board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved capital appropriations of approximately US$1.237 billion for expanding capacity for advanced-node manufacturing,...

TSMC says 16nm ramp on schedule

Aug 11, 16:07

TSMC has maintained that volume production and ramp of its 16nm process is proceeding smoothly in line with its schedule, amid media speculation indicating the foundry is seeing a...

Inspection tool maker HMI sees revenues down sharply in July

Newswatch - Aug 11, 15:31

Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, saw its revenues slide 90.97% on...

Topco revenues down on year in July, Scientech up

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 11:44

Semiconductor equipment and materials distributors Scientech and Topco Scientific have reported sequential decreases in July consolidated revenues at 18% and 0.7%, respectively.

ASE reports decreased July revenues

Stockwatch - Aug 10, 16:07

IC packaging and testing house Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$21.67 billion (US$684.5 million) for July 2015, down 12.7% sequenti...

Taiwan July export value down on year, says MOF

Aug 10, 15:57

Taiwan recorded total export value of US$23.55 billion for July 2015, increasing 2.1% on month but decreasing 11.9% on year, while the corresponding total import value of US$19.93...

SMIC successfully makes Qualcomm chips in 28nm process

Aug 10, 15:52

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) and Qualcomm have achieved a major milestone in fabrication of 28nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processors, according to the companies...

TSMC and UMC July revenues up, VIS down

Aug 10, 15:36

Pure-play wafer foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) enjoyed revenue increases in July 2015, whereas Vanguard International...

Diode maker Eris reports decreased July revenues

Aug 7, 15:43

Taiwan-based Eris Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of rectifier diodes, has reported consolidated revenues for July 2015 declined 11.15% from a year earlier to NT$80.57...

Winbond, Macronix report increased July revenues

Aug 7, 15:15

Non-PC memory chipmakers Winbond Electronics and Macronix International have reported sequential increases in consolidated revenues for July 2015 of 2.7% and 1.6%, respectively.

HLMC, MediaTek reportedly in talks about extending cooperation to FinFET chips

Aug 7, 15:03

High-level executives of 12-inch foundry Shanghai Huali Microelectronics (HLMC) have recently paid a visit to MediaTek to discuss with the Taiwan-based smartphone chip vendor about...

KYEC July sales hit record

Aug 7, 10:10

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), which provides wafer probe and final test services for chips such as LCD driver ICs, CMOS image sensors, MEMS, NFC and other mobile chip solutions, has...

SPIL reports decreased July revenues

Aug 7, 10:08

Packaging and testing house Silicon Precision Industries (SPIL) has announced consolidated revenues for July 2015 of NT$6.35 billion (US$200.5 million), down 7.6% on month and about...

4GB DDR3 contract prices to fall below US$20 in 3Q15, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 7, 10:07

Contract prices for 4GB DDR3 modules averaged US$20.5 in July compared with US$24 in June, representing a 15% fall, according to DRAMeXchange. Prices are set to drop below US$20 in...

PTI reports flat revenues for July

Stockwatch - Aug 7, 10:01

Memory backend specialist Powertech Technology (PTI) has reported July consolidated revenues of NT$3.47 billion (US$109 million), up 0.8% on month.

Samsung cuts Intel's semiconductor sales lead to 16% in 2Q15, says IC Insights

Aug 6, 15:30

Samsung's growth rate in the second quarter of 2015 put the company closer to catching Intel and becoming the world's leading semiconductor supplier, according to IC Insights.

Scientech positive about 2H15

Aug 5, 15:30

Semiconductor equipment supplier Scientech has expressed optimism about its performance in the second half of 2015, as chipmakers look to upgrade their production lines and are eyeing...

IC backend service company Chipbond reports decreased profits for 2Q15

Newswatch - Aug 5, 15:03

IC backend service company Chipbond Technology has reported net profits of NT$418 million (US$13.24 million) for the second quarter of 2015, down 24% from NT$550 million recorded...

Taiwan July CPI drops

Aug 5, 11:26

Taiwan has reported its July 2015 consumer price index (CPI) of 103.71 (2011 as base year) decreased 0.13% on month and 0.66% on year, while the corresponding wholesale price index...

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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...

Display panels for wearable devices
Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2015

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