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TSMC raises IC market forecasts for 2017

Oct 20, 14:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revised upward its forecasts for global foundry and overall IC market outlook for 2017 to a 7% and 16% growth, respectively,...

TSMC 7nm process ready for mass production in 1H18

Plant construction geared up at major China memory bases

Oct 2, 16:05

China's three major memory production bases, Wuhan, Fujiang and Hefei, are seeing construction of DRAM and NAND flash manufacturing plants moving into high gear, with the No. 1 plant...

Yangtze Memory Tech (YMTC) holds a topping-out ceremony for a new plant

DRAM transition to EUV for sub-10nm node remains a financial challenge

Sep 27, 15:59

Major DRAM chipmakers will continue to use multiple patterning exposure techniques for their 1x/1y nodes, but a question mark is still hanging over the prospect of their switch to...

SEMICON Taiwan 2017: Brewer Science showcasing innovative materials for EUV and 3D IC manufacturing

Sep 14, 13:44

With the semiconductor-manufacturing industry needing the high computing power that can only be achieved through advanced node logic and memory, as well as the heterogeneous-integration...

SEMICON Taiwan 2017: KLA-Tencor showcasing reticle blank inspection tools

Sep 13, 14:44

At the ongoing SEMICON Taiwan 2017, KLA-Tencor is showcasing its new FlashScan reticle blank inspection product line which represents the company's entry into the dedicated reticle...

ASML EUV equipment production to almost double in 2018

Sep 13, 14:16

ASML has disclosed annual production of its extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography systems will increase to 20 units in 2018 from the current 12.

Samsung intros 11nm LPP process; 7nm LPP with EUV on schedule

Sep 12, 10:47

Samsung Electronics has added 11nm FinFET process technology (11LPP, Low Power Plus) to its advanced foundry process portfolio, offering customers with a wider range of options for...

ASML opens branch office in Nanjing

Aug 24, 11:51

ASML has announced the opening of a new branch office in Nanjing, China where its major client TSMC is constructing a new 12-inch wafer plant.

ASML opens branch office in Nanjing

Globalfoundries demos 2.5D HBM solution

Aug 16, 09:33

Globalfoundries has demonstrated silicon functionality of a 2.5D packaging solution for its 14nm FinFET FX-14 integrated design system for application-specific integrated circuits...

Globalfoundries intros solution leveraging 2.5D packaging with low-latency

Commentary: Can Samsung Foundry unseat TSMC?

Aug 3, 21:20

Samsung Foundry has unveiled an aggressive sub-10nm roadmap that scales down to 4nm, and claimed it is looking to unseat United Microelectronics (UMC) as the world's second-largest...

TSMC is the leader in the pure-play foundry sector

Marketech to enjoy robust OEM orders, says report

Jul 24, 13:55

Taiwan-based Marketech International is set to enjoy a ramp-up of OEM orders from ASML for a component used in the fab tool vendor's extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment...

TSMC expanding number of equipment suppliers for 7nm

Jul 18, 22:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expanding the number of suppliers of equipment for its 7nm process in a bid to maintain an ecosystem pricing balance, according...

TSMC 7nm technology ready for volume production in 2018

Brewer Science, Arkema partner to develop high-chi DSA materials for advanced node patterning

Jul 12, 22:35

Brewer Science has announced the extension of its partnership with Arkema to develop second-generation directed self-assembly (DSA) materials using high-x (chi) block copo...

7nm foundry market to heat up in 2018

Jun 16, 16:03

IC foundries are gearing up for mass production of 7nm chips in 2018, as well as production for 7nm process technology using extreme ultraviolet (EUV), according to market observers...

Packaging can extend physical limits of semiconductors, says TSMC chair

Jun 12, 15:41

Moore's Law will reach its physical limits in 8-10 years, but the development of advanced packaging technology will help extend innovations, according to Morris Chang, chairman of...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

ASML secures pull-in of EUV equipment orders

Apr 20, 13:52

ASML has landed a pull-in of EUV lithography equipment orders with its backlog reaching 21 units, according to the company.

HMI posts NT$7.68 EPS for 2Q16

Aug 1, 10:45

Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI), a provider of electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions, saw its second-quarter profits more than double on quarter with EPS reaching...

UMC buys equipment from ASML

Stockwatch - Jun 22, 11:57

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced the purchase of a batch of machinery equipment for NT$2.04 billion (US$63.57 million) from lithography system vendor ASML.

A win-win for ASML and HMI

Jun 17, 09:56

ASML through its acquisition of Hermes Microvision (HMI) will further enhance its detection capabilities for extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography equipment, while the deal gives...

ASML to acquire Hermes Microvision

Jun 16, 12:06

ASML and Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI) have entered into an agreement under which ASML will acquire all outstanding shares of HMI in a cash transaction valued at about NT$100...

Inspection tool maker HMI looks to 25-35% revenue growth in 2015

Mar 5, 22:13

Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, expects its sales to increase 25-35% in 2015 thanks...

Cymer extends DUV for 14nm with new products

Feb 26, 13:44

Cymer, an ASML company developing lithography light sources used by chipmakers to pattern advanced semiconductor chips, has announced the shipment of its first XLR 700ix light source...

SK Hynix, Toshiba team up for nanoimprint lithography

Feb 5, 21:01

SK Hynix and Toshiba have announced they have struck a deal to jointly develop nanoimprint lithography (NIL), a candidate for the next-generation lithography technology.

ASML lands EUV tool orders from TSMC

Nov 25, 16:01

Lithography system vendor ASML announced on November 24 that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has ordered two NXE:3350B EUV systems for delivery in 2015 with the...

Contrel invests in PSS production using soft mask photolithography

Oct 31, 12:12

Contrel Technology, which makes TFT-LCD, PV and LED inspection and testing equipment, will invest in production of PSS (patterned sapphire substrate) using soft mask photolithography...

Chime Ball Technology shipping direct-imaging exposure lithography equipment

Jan 9, 15:41

PCB equipment supplier Chime Ball Technology, in cooperation with US-based Maskless Lithography, has delivered its newly developed direct-imaging (DI) exposure equipment to clients...

TSMC R&D VP recognized for contributions to lithographic manufacturing

Jun 26, 15:02

Burn J Lin, VP of R&D at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has been recognized for his invention of liquid immersion lithography. The breakthrough allows the...

TSMC reiterates plans for 18-inch wafer manufacturing

May 10, 10:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated plans to build its first 450mm (18-inch) pilot production lines, which will offer FinFET transistor technology at...

TSMC talks about plans for 18-inch wafer manufacturing

GIS to expand lithography process-based production to develop thin-film type products

Dec 26, 15:17

Touch screen maker GIS, which is a subsidiary of the Foxconn Group, is reportedly planning to increase its capacitive thin-film type capacity for producing more lithography process-based...

ASML reportedly purchasing more components from Taiwan

Nov 14, 11:13

Lithography tool vendor ASML has increased its component orders to Taiwan makers, and also added new suppliers, according to industry sources.

ASML to acquire litho light source supplier Cymer

Oct 18, 10:25

ASML and Cymer have entered into a definitive agreement under which ASML will acquire all outstanding shares of Cymer in a cash-and-stock transaction currently valued at EUR1.95 billion...

TSMC joins Intel to play part of ASML co-investment program

Aug 6, 10:29

TSMC on August 5 announced that the firm has joined ASML's customer co-investment program, aimed at accelerating the development and industrialization of key next-generation semiconductor...

Touch panel makers expanding lithography capacity

Jun 1, 16:32

As touch-enabled devices' screens are becoming thinner with slimmer bezels, some touch panel makers are expanding lithography capacity for their thin-film process, sources said.

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Can Nikon or Canon ever again catch ASML? asks Information Network

Apr 3, 11:12

A decade ago it was a three company race to achieve dominance in the semiconductor lithography market, but ASML has emerged as the clear leader with no signs of relinquishing its...

ASML updates EUV progress

Mar 2, 01:05

ASML has been developing the next generation of its NXE-series EUV lithography machines, the 3300 series, according to Peter Jenkins, VP of marketing at the Dutch fab tool supplier...

Peter Jenkins of ASML
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    IMEC EUV sensor dies

    IMEC has successfully qualified a chipset consisting of custom high-quality EUV sensor dies. These are now being integrated in ASML's NXE:3100 EUV lithography tools in the field,...

    Photo: Company, Oct 13.

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    KLA-Tencor Archer 300 LCM metrology system

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