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Nanya slashes Micron holdings to 2.55%

Sep 22, 10:28

Nanya Technology has shed more than half its stake in Micron Technology since June 2017, reducing its holdings in the US company to 2.55%.

AUO to stick to smart investment strategy, says chairman

Sep 21, 11:54

AU Optronics (AUO) will continue its "smart investment" policy focusing on improvement of operating efficiency and ramping up the ratio of value-added products to shore up its revenues...

AUO sees growing contribution from high-value products

Toshiba agrees to sell memory-chip unit to Bain Capital-led consortium

Sep 21, 10:33

Toshiba has agreed to sell its memory-chip business to KK Pangea, a special purpose acquisition company formed by a Bain Capital Private Equity-led consortium. The decision was made...

Taiwan foreign direct investment totals US$4.9 billion in January-August

Sep 20, 19:03

Taiwan approved 2,146 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) totaling US$4.866 billion in January-August 2017, respectively decreasing 5.59% and 26.56% on year, according...

Synopsys tapes out DesignWare, Interface IP for TSMC 7nm FinFET process

Sep 20, 13:33

Synopsys has announced the successful tape-out of a broad portfolio of DesignWare Foundation and Interface PHY IP for TSMC's 7nm process technology, including logic libraries, embedded...

SJSemi, Qualcomm announce qualification of 10nm ultra-high density wafer bumping technology

Sep 18, 11:08

China-based SJ Semiconductor has started the qualification of 10nm ultra-high density wafer bumping for Qualcomm, according to the companies. This represents SJSemi's further improvement...

China to enhance local memory industry development

Sep 13, 14:36

The China high-end IC Alliance (CHICA), which was set up by China's National Semiconductor Industry Investment Fund (known as the Big Fund) earlier in 2017, is looking to add another...

SEMICON Taiwan 2017: Focus on IoT, AI, smart applications

Sep 13, 14:28

The 22nd annual SEMICON Taiwan trade show has kicked off in Taipei, running from September 13-15, with this year's theme focusing on IoT, AI, smart manufacturing, smart transportation...

SEMICON Taiwan enters its 22nd year

Infineon invests in voice processor supplier XMOS

Sep 11, 15:05

Infineon has disclosed it has made a strategic minority investment in XMOS, a Bristol-based fabless semiconductor company that provides voice processors for IoT devices. Infineon...

Toshiba to break ground for new memory fab in 2018

Sep 11, 14:21

Toshiba has announced subsidiary Toshiba Memory has selected Kitakami City in Japan's Iwate prefecture as the next location to expand its flash memory operations. Construction of...

Chilisin revenues more than double in August

Sep 5, 13:44

Passive component firm Chilisin Electronics' consolidated revenues for August 2017 hiked 126.3% from a year earlier to NT$1.15 billion (US$38.3 million), thanks to recognized sales...

Nanya reduces Micron holdings to 3.3%

Sep 5, 10:52

Nanya Technology continues to sell more of its holdings in Micron Technology for the purpose of increasing the company's working capital and repaying loans.

Posiflex board approves plan for Portwell acquisition

Sep 4, 15:21

The board of industrial PC (IPC) maker Posiflex Technology has approved a plan to invest over NT$5.1 billion (US$173.4 million) to fully acquire Portwell, also an IPC player, for...

Posiflex announces acquisition of Portwell

Pegatron makes new investment in China

Sep 1, 12:28

Pegatron has announced that its three investment subsidiaries will invest a total of US$78.95 million in a newly established subsidiary that is wholly owned by Casetek Holding.

Pegatron subsidiaries investing in new firm in China

Appier obtains investment of US$33 million in series C round, says paper

Aug 30, 14:52

Taiwan-based AI (artificial intelligence)-based application developer Appier has raised venture capital funds of US$33 million in series C round from Japan-based SoftBank and LINE,...

GigaDevice draws investment from China state-backed fund

Aug 30, 13:25

China-based GigaDevice Semiconductor has obtained investment from China's National IC Industry Investment Fund, commonly known as the Big Fund, according to the maker of flash memory...

Taiwan approves 5-year NT$16 billion AI development plan

Aug 29, 10:41

The Taiwan government has approved a Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) proposal to undertake five strategic tasks with a 5-year budget of NT$16 billion (US$527 million) to...

MOST has worked out a five-year plan for Taiwan's AI development

Nidec to acquire SV Probe

Aug 29, 10:20

Japan-based Nidec has announced plans to acquire SV Probe, a Singapore-based probe card manufacturer, through subsidiary Nidec-Read. A stock purchase agreement has been reached between...

Nanya sells more stake in Micron

Aug 25, 10:58

Nanya Technology has sold more of its holdings in Micron Technology for a total of about US$35.52 million, according to the Taiwan-based DRAM chipmaker.

Another reform implementation drops India PC market to all-time low in 2Q17, says IDC

Aug 23, 15:12

The overall India traditional PC shipments for the second quarter 2017 stood at 1.75 million units, which is an 18.9% decline on quarter and an 18% drop over the same period last...

Taiwan sees foreign direct investment of US$4.4 billion in January-July, says MOEA

Aug 22, 11:36

Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has disclosed it approved 1,853 foreign direct investment projects (except from China) totaling US$4.407 billion in January-July 2017,...

Mitac to invest in India-based IT manufacturer

Aug 22, 11:08

Mitac Holding has announced a plan to invest in India-based Infopower Technologies and will become a major shareholder of the firm. Infopower is a manufacturer of printed circuit...

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Global 2Q17 NAND flash market posts 8% growth, says DRAMeXchange

Aug 22, 10:51

The worldwide NAND flash memory market posted revenues of US$13.22 billion in the second quarter of 2017, up 8% sequentially, according to DRAMeXchange.

Lenovo reports net loss of US$72 million for April-June 2017

Aug 18, 15:26

Lenovo has reported net loss of US$72 million for the fiscal first quarter ended June 30, 2017, during which the companmy recorded quarterly revenues of US$10 billion, flat on year,...

Toshiba says court order will not affect memory operations

Aug 16, 13:50

Toshiba has been ordered by a US court to resume Western Digital's access to certain Toshiba's databases, but this order will not affect the operations of its memory chip unit - Toshiba...

Qisda hospitals in China may turn profitable in 2017

Aug 15, 11:08

EMS provider Qisda has made non-operating investment in two hospitals in eastern China - Nanjing BenQ Hospital and Suzhou BenQ Hospital, and operations of the hospitals began to break...

Qisda chairman and president Peter Chan with MiBot

China lags behind US in AI investment, says research institute

Aug 15, 11:02

While China has attached much importance to AI (artificial intelligence) development, local companies have significantly lagged behind US counterparts in terms of investment in AI...

SPIL to invest US$25 million in China

Aug 15, 10:27

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has announced plans to invest indirectly a total of US$25 million in its newly-established wholly-owned subsidiary in China. Named Siliconware...

Foxconn sees over 7% on-year growth in July revenues

Aug 14, 15:21

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) has announced consolidated revenues for July at NT$315.06 billion (US$10.62 billion), down 0.02% on month, but up 7.53% on year, while...

Foxconn sees on-year revenue growth in July

Taiwan government to foster 30,000 startups in 3 years via direct investment

Aug 11, 15:19

Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC) has decided to make direct investments in tech startups, instead of offering them subsidies as done in the past, aiming to build sound...

Shanghai Huahong renames fabs

Aug 11, 11:35

Shanghai Huahong Group has renamed all the wafer fabs under the group. The move is to enhance the overall image of the group's IC manufacturing business, and enable its worldwide...

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Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to grow 10.2% in 2017, says Gartner

Aug 4, 14:22

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to increase 10.2% to US$77.7 billion in 2017, according to Gartner. This growth rate is up from Gartner's previous forecast of...

China-based Momenta attracts investment of US$46 million

Aug 4, 14:02

Momenta, a China-based start-up specializing in development of autonomous driving solutions, has attracted venture capital investment of US$46 million led by China-based NIO Capital...

Momenta founder and CEO Tsao Xu-dong (translated from Chinese)

Toshiba to invest in new fab without SanDisk

Aug 4, 10:00

Toshiba will invest in Fab 6 of its Yokkaichi operations in Mie (Japan) alone, after failing to reach an agreement with manufacturing partner Western Digital (formerly SanDisk) on...

Commentary: The US$30 billion question for Foxconn

Aug 3, 16:06

US president Donald Trump revealed at a meeting with a group of small-business leaders August 1 that Foxconn chairman Terry Gou told him privately that his company could invest as...

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    Samsung 3D V-NAND SSD

    Samsung Electronics has introduced a solid state drive (SSD) based on its 3D V-NAND technology. The new SSD, unveiled during a keynote at the Flash Memory Summit 2013 in California,...

    Photo: Company, Aug 19.

  • 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.

  • Intel+Xeon+7500+series+processor

    Intel Xeon 7500 series processor

    Intel launched the Xeon 7500 processor series. Expandable to include from two to 256 chips per server, the new Xeon processors have an average performance three times that of Intel's...

    Photo: Company, Apr 2.

  • Intel+Core+i5+CPU

    Intel Core i5 CPU

    Intel has introduced its new Intel Core family of processors for notebooks, desktops and embedded devices. The introduction of new Intel Core i7, i5 and i3 chips coincides with the...

    Photo: Company, Jan 8.

  • Applied+Materials+Solar+Technology+Center+in+China

    Applied Materials Solar Technology Center in China

    Applied Materials has opened an advanced solar research and demonstration facility in Xian, China. The Solar Technology Center is comprised of laboratory and office buildings covering...

    Photo: Company, Oct 30.

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