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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.

TSMC mulling plans to buy equipment from Japan IDM, says report

Newswatch - Apr 20, 16:46

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to strike a deal with a Japan-based IDM company, under which the foundry would acquire production equipment from the IDM and...

Chip industry profitability hits decade high, says iSuppli

Mar 16, 10:19

Overall semiconductor supplier operating profitability rose to 21.4% in the fourth quarter of 2009, the highest level since fourth-quarter 2000 when it reached 24.7%, according to...

Survey highlights more IC suppliers consider switch to copper wire, says SEMI

Jan 28, 14:19

An increasing number of fabless chip companies and IDMs are considering copper wire for some new products, though a number of issues exist regarding this transition, according to...

Lite-On Semi reports on-year revenue decline in 2009

Jan 6, 14:59

Taiwan-based IDM Lite-On Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$804 million (US$25.23 million) for December 2009 and NT$8.67 billion for the year. Despite a 27% on-year...

Foundry sales to increase nearly twice as fast as total IC industry, says IC Insights

Oct 13, 14:55

Foundry IC sales will grow at nearly twice the rate of the overall IC industry over the next five years, according to IC Insights, adding that both pure-play and IDM foundry sales...

ASE 3Q09 gross margin expected to grow on more IDM outsourcing

Oct 8, 14:26

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is estimated to see its gross margin climb 3.3pp sequentially to 25% in the third quarter of 2009, in line with better revenue growth, according...

IC testing house Sigurd signs new customer; EPS to grow in 2010

Sep 29, 16:13

Sigurd Microelectronics has obtained orders for testing ICs used in consumer electronics, handsets and PCs from a US-based IDM, becoming the vendor's sole testing partner in Taiwan,...

Chipbond August 2009 revenues hit high

Newswatch - Sep 8, 14:39

Driver IC packaging and testing firm Chipbond Technology saw its monthly revenues hit a record of NT$640 million (US$19.5 million) in August, representing a 52.5% increase from NT$420...

MEMS IDMs pressured by low-priced China electronic sensors

Newswatch - Sep 2, 15:26

China's white-box handset makers have turned to use electronic sensors made by local companies instead of first-tier IDMs' MEMS sensors for their new products due to cost concern...

Bosch Sensortec MEMS sensors

Driver IC backend suppliers upbeat about 3Q09

Sep 2, 14:29

Chipbond Technology is performing better than previously expected in the third quarter of 2009, thanks to growing demand from IDM customers, according to the company. The driver IC...

Driver IC backend supplier Chipbond enjoys strong July profits

Aug 25, 17:07

Chipbond Technology has posted net profits of NT$81 million (US$2.46 million) for July 2009 roughly equal to its net profits of NT$81.65 million for the second quarter.

Chipbond and IST urge relaxation of driver-IC backend restrictions in China

Aug 14, 16:04

Chipbond Technology and International Semiconductor Technology (IST) have called for Taiwan to relax restrictions on LCD driver IC packaging and testing production in China. They...

Global Unichip vying for monitoring system, SSD markets

Aug 7, 12:29

Global Unichip has secured orders for high-speed interface solutions targeting the monitoring system and SSD markets which are usually led by IDMs such as IBM, and it expects to grab...

Global Unichip president Lai

Wafer Works reportedly taps MEMS substrate market

Aug 6, 15:07

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Wafer Works has recently begun supplying MEMS substrates in small volumes to IDM customers, such as STMicroelectronics, Freescale and Analog Devices...

Top backend houses to see revenues grow in 3Q09

Aug 3, 12:14

Amkor Technology is expected to see the strongest revenue growth among top packaging and testing houses in th third quarter, followed by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE),...

Lite-On Semi sees large growth in IC foundry, analog IC revenues

Jul 8, 16:10

Taiwan IDM Lite-On Semiconductor saw consolidated revenues of NT$149 million (US$4.5 million) from its 6-inch IC foundry service and analog IC manufacturing in June 2009, a rise of...

Chipbond gearing up 12-inch wafer bumping output: Q&A with chairman Fei-Jain Wu

Jun 30, 17:03

Gold bumping service provider, Chipbond Technology, which also offers COF/COG (chip-on-film/chip-on glass) turnkey services, has identified outsourcing of LCD driver-IC bumping and...

Chipbond chairman Fei-Jain Wu

TSMC gearing up for PWM IC market

Newswatch - Jun 19, 15:43

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is optimistic about the outlook for the power management (PWM) IC market and expects to grab a significant market share thanks to...

George Liu, director of the mainstream technology business development division at TSMC

Ardentec 2Q09 revenues expected to jump over 50%

Jun 5, 10:04

Wafer testing house Ardentec is expected to enjoy a jump in revenues of over 50% sequentially in the second quarter of 2009 followed by single-digit growth in the third quarter, following...

Ardentec wafer testing line

Semiconductor industry poised for growth in 2Q09, says IC Insights

Jun 2, 16:49

A cyclical bottom was reached in the first quarter of 2009, and semiconductor companies are increasingly optimistic about the second quarter, according to IC Insights.

Semiconductor manufacturing utilization set to rise in 2Q09, says iSuppli

May 8, 09:57

The global semiconductor manufacturing industry is expected to take one small step back from the precipice in the second quarter, as utilization rises for the first time in a year,...

Taiwan MEMS maker TMT acquires US-based Miradia

Apr 7, 15:06

Taiwan-based MEMS maker Touch Micro-system Technology (TMT) has acquired a 100% stake in California-based maker Miradia in an attempt to use the latter's patented technology to transform...

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