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Solid capacitor makers to further expand capacity for 2011

Apr 22, 15:06

With the supply of solid capacitors from Nippon Chemi-con having been reduced after the March 11 earthquake, Taiwan-based solid capacitor makers, including Taiwan Chinsan Electronic...

Toshiba reportedly to halve NAND flash output in May, June

Apr 20, 12:14

Toshiba has notified its clients that the company plans to slash its total NAND flash output by 50% in May and June, due to limited availability of blank wafers and other raw materials...

ChipMOS reports growth in 1Q11 revenues

Apr 19, 16:52

IC packaging and testing firm ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda) has reported NT$1.57 billion (US$53.3 million) in March 2011 revenues, up 15.7% sequentially and 20.9% on year. Revenues...

Prices for aluminum capacitors to hike 5-15% in 2Q11, say Taiwan makers

Apr 19, 12:02

Prices for aluminum electrolytic capacitors are expected to hike by 5-15% in the second quarter 2011 due to the shortage of the passive components caused by the Japan earthquake in...

PCB makers facing longer lead times for laser drills

Apr 18, 16:01

The already-tight supply of laser drills, which are used to make equipment used in the production of high-end PCBs such as any-layer HDI boards, may worsen in the near future due...

NAND price rally slows in 1H April

Apr 18, 11:54

Contract prices for 32Gb and 64Gb MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash chips rose 2-3% in the first half of April, while those for lower-density 16Gb and 8Gb parts were up about 1%,...

Supply of handset image sensors hit by Japan earthquake, says IHS iSuppli

Apr 15, 10:36

The recent earthquake in Japan is impacting the production of CMOS image sensors at two facilities in the country, affecting the supply of these parts to the mobile phone market,...

Korea, Taiwan chipmakers turn to local wafer producers for support

Apr 14, 12:15

Korea- and Taiwan-based foundry houses and memory-IC manufacturers have obtained support from their local producers of blank silicon wafers as failure of supplies from Japan still...

UMC says Japan fab unaffected by aftershocks

Apr 13, 14:10

United Microelectronics Corporation's (UMC) 8-inch wafer plant in Chiba Prefecture has not been affected by the latest aftershocks that struck Japan, continuing to run at normal capacity,...

LED bulb penetration in Japan rising due to earthquake

Apr 13, 10:42

As the earthquake hitting northeastern Japan is expected to raise energy-saving awareness, LED bulbs' share in Japan's lighting market increased from 17% in early March 2011 to 26%...

FPCB makers more upbeat for 2Q11 outlook

Apr 12, 15:09

Three Taiwan-based flexible PCB (FPCB) makers Career Technology, Flexium Interconnect and Ichia Technologies have posted sequential gains in March revenues. All of them are optimistic...

Sony Ericsson handset shipments partially affected by earthquake, say industry sources

Apr 12, 11:39

Sony Ericsson will reduce shipments, or delay the launch in some markets, for three Android-based smartphones due to short supply of some key components, including those from the...

DRAM contract prices up in 1H April as PC OEMs advance procurement

Apr 12, 11:22

DRAM contract prices have gone up by about 6% in the first half of April, as PC OEMs are advancing their procurement schedules for the high season amid anticipated shortages, according...

Corning to maintain LCD glass production levels in Japan

Apr 12, 10:15

Corning has said that the company plans to maintain production levels at its Shizuoka and Sakai City LCD glass facilities during Sharp Corporation's temporary production curtailment...

TSMC downgrades 2011 chip growth forecast, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 7, 11:17

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has lowered its forecast for the growth of the global semiconductor market (excluding memory) to 4% from the 7% previously estimated,...

Glass yarn prices to rise on Japan supply disruption

Apr 7, 11:05

Quotes for fiber glass yarns are likely to increase in April, mainly due to failure of supplies from Japan, according to industry sources.

Major BT resin producers recovering from Japan earthquake, say IC substrate makers

Apr 7, 01:55

Major producers of bismaleimide-triazine (BT) resin, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical (MGC) and Hitachi Chemical, are recovering faster than expected from the suspension of operations caused...

IHS iSuppli raises semiconductor forecast for 2011

Apr 6, 10:32

The latest IHS iSuppli semiconductor forecast for 2011, issued on March 30, calls for annual semiconductor revenue growth of 7%, up from the 5.8% expansion predicted in the previous...

Digitimes Insight: Japan earthquake has limited impact on MEMS industry supply chain

Apr 1, 13:55

Microelectromechanical system (MEMS) applications range from automotive, industrial, military, and popular consumer electronics (CE) products such as smartphones and tablet PCs. Disruption...

MEMS market leaders share, 2010

IC prices likely to rebound in 2Q11, say sources

Mar 31, 15:38

Taiwan-based IC design houses are expected to see a rebound in chip prices in the second quarter 2011 as clients from the end market have softened their positions in price negotiations...

Network equipment makers asked to prepare parts and components for rebuilding projects in Japan

Mar 31, 01:40

A number of Taiwan-based network equipment makers have been asked by clients in Japan as well as other international telecom equipment players to prepare additional parts and components...

Apple to absorb increasing costs created by Japan earthquake

Mar 31, 01:35

Although Japan's power brownout policy is seriously affecting the operations of Japan-based upstream component makers, causing related upstream components to see price rises, since...

Motherboard prices to see second wave of increases in May

Mar 31, 01:15

Motherboard prices, affected by upstream component shortages caused by the Japan earthquake, are set to rise for the second time this year after mid-April, according to sources from...

BT resin supply expected to return to normal in May

Mar 31, 01:00

Recovery work at Mitsubishi Gas Chemical's (MGC) Fukushima facility is progressing more quickly than expected, sources at Taiwan-based chip packaging and testing houses have claimed...

Spansion increases outsourcing proportion to SMIC, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 30, 15:52

NOR chip vendor Spansion will increase the proportion of its outsourcing to Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) to avoid potential supply chain disruptions,...

ASE shipments affected by material supply interruptions, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 30, 15:02

Major IC packaging house Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) will have to postpone a portion of its shipments scheduled for the second quarter of 2011 to the third quarter, due...

Digitimes Insight: Japan earthquake has no significant impact on touch panel industry

Mar 30, 14:18

Overall supply of touch panel materials has seen limited impact from the massive earthquake and tsunami that hit northeastern Japan, as most of the production plants are located in...

Japan major touch panel makers

Taiwan lowers 2011 economic growth due to Japan earthquake

Mar 30, 11:16

Taiwan's Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD) on March 29 released an official assessment of the impact of Japan's disaster on Taiwan's economy, indicating that Taiwan's...

TPK sees no material shortages

Mar 29, 16:06

Touch panel solution maker TPK Touch Solutions remains optimistic regarding its business, seeing no impact from the Japan disaster. With 30-45 days of material inventory, TPK does...

Prices for 12-inch blank wafers to rise 15% in 3Q11, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 29, 14:34

Prices for 12-inch blank wafers are likely to rise by more than 15% in the third quarter of 2011, prompted by concerns over supply constraints stemming from the March 11 earthquake...

Shortage of ITO material and delay of equipment to affect LTPS and AMOLED capacity expansion

Mar 29, 01:40

Supply of ITO materials and NF3 gas is reportedly in shortage due to the Japan earthquake, and shipments for equipment from Nikon and Canon reportedly have been delayed also due to...

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...

Digitimes Insight: Earthquake may impact entry-level OLED applications

Mar 28, 11:09

The massive earthquake and tsunami that struck the northeast coast of Japan have not had significant impact on OLED material supply, but may affect entry-level OLED panel applications,...

Damage to Japan-based OLED suppliers

Elpida says parts and materials sufficient until end-July

Mar 28, 10:55

Elpida Memory has disclosed the latest details regarding the company's product supply situation, 17 days after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

Japan earthquake helps component makers raise prices

Mar 25, 16:36

Taiwan-based upstream component makers have recently been seeing their clients aggressively checking their supply statues and damage from the Japan earthquake in order to secure supplies,...

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