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  • Last update: Wednesday 19 March 2014 [63 news items]

International IDMs placing short lead-time orders at Taiwan wafer foundry houses

Mar 19, 21:45

International IDMs have joined IC design companies to place wafer orders at Taiwan foundry houses due to an upsurge in demand for IC parts from downstream device vendors, according...

Fabless-foundry model remains major trend, says Qualcomm executive

Sep 5, 12:02

The fabless-foundry business model is still a major trend in the semiconductor industry, whereas the IDM model that achieves efficiency through vertical integration has proven it...

Qualcomm

Apple the driving force behind Samsung foundry business, says IC Insights

Aug 21, 15:37

IC Insights has published its ranking of the forecast 2012 top 12 IC foundries (pure-play and IDM). TSMC, by far, is expected to remain the leading foundry. TSMC's 2012 sales are...

Japan IDMs to increase outsourcing of logic IC backend processing

Aug 17, 11:35

Major Japan-based IDM companies including Renesas, Sony and Toshiba are set to increase outsourcing of backend processing for logic ICs, and have approached existing and potential...

Ardentec seeking more outsourcing from US, Japan-based IDMs

Jun 28, 14:43

Ardentec, a Taiwan-based provider of wafer and mixed-signal IC testing services, has been eager to obtain orders from US- and Japan-based IDM firms. The testing house is looking to...

IHS raises forecast for 2012 chip market growth

Apr 26, 11:13

IHS iSuppli has revised upward its growth forecast for the 2012 semiconductor market to 4.3% from the 3.3% estimated previously, citing strong ongoing consumer demand for wireless...

Ardentec to post sales growth in 2Q12 on order pick-up

Apr 20, 12:02

Testing specialist Ardentec is expected to see its monthly revenues rise sequentially through June, thanks to rising orders for logic ICs and stable growth in business with IDM companies...

Semiconductor industry revenues to endure slow growth in 2012, IHS says

Feb 1, 10:51

With global economic prospects remaining uncertain and semiconductor inventory not moving quickly enough to stimulate new production, the worldwide chip market is expected to suffer...

ASE, Amkor expanding to compete for IDM orders

Oct 7, 01:25

In view of increased outsourcing demand by IDM companies, IC packagers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Amkor Technology has been expanding their operations to vie for...

SPIL concerned about client overbooking, cautious about 3Q11

Jun 23, 13:50

The Japan disaster in March prompted IDM and fabless companies to overbook chips, but the inventory build-up has not been consumed due to a slow second quarter, according to Bough...

SPIL chairman Bough Lin

SPIL turning focus to SiP packaging, IDM orders

Jun 23, 01:30

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) is stepping up the development of system-in-package (SiP) specifically for use in handsets, and has been more actively expanding its IDM client...

KYEC lands new order for FRAM

May 26, 01:00

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has obtained orders from Ramtron International, a supplier of non-volatile ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM), according to the chip assembly and...

Packaging and testing house Sigurd breaks ground for new factory, says report

Newswatch - Mar 31, 14:32

IC packaging and testing house Sigurd Microelectronics has broken ground on a new factory building located next to its existing production site in Hsinchu, northern Taiwan, according...

TSMC more concerned about influence on global IC supply chain by Japan crisis

Mar 28, 12:23

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) does not recognize itself as a beneficiary of increased outsourcing by Japan-based IDMs, which have seen production at their domestic...

Outsourced IC backend growth accelerating, says Digitimes Research

Mar 25, 15:11

The total market for semiconductor packaging and testing services grew 17.7% to US$44.755 billion in 2010, according to Digitimes Research. This represents the largest growth since...

UMC to provide foundry services for Sanken Electric

Mar 11, 01:05

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reached an agreement with Sanken Electric, under which the pure-play foundry will manufacture power semiconductor products for the Japan-based...

Only 10 participants in 300mm wafer capacity space, says IC Insights

Mar 7, 10:57

Semiconductor industry capital spending is becoming more concentrated, with a greater percentage of spending coming from a shrinking number of companies, according to IC Insights...

Foundry capacity tight in 1Q11, say IC distributors

Jan 18, 11:51

Total chip inventory throughout the supply chain has slid to a safety stock level, after one quarter of inventory corrections at companies, according to sources at IC distributors,...

ASE raises capex for 2011, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 17, 14:24

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has internally raised its capex budget to US$900 million for 2011 from the US$700 million estimated originally, according to a Chinese-language...

TSMC first pure-play foundry to join top-10 R&D spenders, says IC Insights

Jan 14, 16:25

The now well known trend of IC manufacturers abandoning the IDM fab business model to become fabless or fab-lite has resulted in, or is the result of, depending on the point of view,...

China market: SMIC lands more IDM orders

Jan 13, 01:40

Foundry chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has grabbed more chip orders targeted mainly at China from international IDM companies, according to...

Powerchip sends 40nm process NAND flash samples to clients

Jan 12, 15:00

Powerchip Technology has already delivered samples of NAND flash chips built using a 40nm process to clients, according to the company, adding that its flash business will target...

SPIL 4Q10 sales down 5% on quarter

Jan 6, 02:00

Chip packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) saw consolidated revenues total NT$15.48 billion (US$530 million) in the fourth quarter of 2010, down 5.1% sequentially and meeting...

Eight wafer fabs to be shut down in 2011, says SEMI

Jan 5, 01:40

Fifteen wafer fabs were shut down in 2010 and eight more will see a similar fate in 2011, according to SEMI. As more IDM companies aim to cut costs and become fab-lite and fabless,...

Wafer probing service companies see stronger orders from IDMs

Jan 5, 01:20

Wafer probing service companies King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) and Ardentec will see better than expected revenues in the first quarter of 2011 despite the period being the...

IC packagers see stronger-than-expected 1Q11

Jan 4, 13:56

IC packaging and testing houses will see demand for the first quarter of 2011 stronger than the same period in previous years, when revenues were usually dragged down by 10-15% sequentially,...

KYEC expects IDM orders to boost sales in 2011

Dec 30, 01:20

IC backend testing and assembly firm King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) expects more than 30% of its revenues to come from international IDM clients in 2011, up from 25% in 2010,...

TI capacity expansion to benefit wafer probing company Ardentec

Dec 28, 01:00

More than 50% of Ardentec's revenues now come from IDM clients, especially from major client Texas Instruments (TI). Ardentec, a wafer probing service provider, indicated that orders...

TSMC sees influx of orders from IDMs, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 14, 15:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has seen its IDM clients increase orders since the fourth quarter of 2010, according to a Chinese-language Commercial Times report...

Taiwan testing firms turn focus to outsourcing orders from IDMs

Nov 22, 12:33

Taiwan's King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC), Sigurd Microelectronics and Ardentec are expected to focus on gaining more outsourcing from international IDMs in 2011, according to...

TSMC to benefit most from IDM outsourcing, says Digitimes Research

Sep 17, 14:10

With its lead in advanced process capacity, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to be the largest beneficiary of increased outsourcing by IDMs, Nobunaga...

Orders from China and Japan trigger growth for TSMC, UMC

Aug 19, 15:09

With more IDMs in Japan going fabless, and development of China's IC design industry rising toward maturity, industry watchers expect both Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...

Foundry quotes for mature processes rise 10-15%, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 13, 16:50

Taiwan-based analog IC designers including Richtek Technology, Global Mixed-code Technology (GMT), Anpec Technology and Leadtrend Technology are willing to accept higher quotes in...

Foundry revenues to grow 40% in 2010, says iSuppli

May 12, 11:53

After a year that was decidedly skewed by macroeconomic forces impacting the entire electronics value chain, pure-play foundry suppliers will see revenues jump by 39.5% this year...

TSMC, UMC seeing growing demand from IDMs

May 7, 16:01

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have both revealed that demand from their IDM customers is growing.

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