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TSMC likely to expand 28nm manufacturing capacity

Mar 20, 01:15

With current capacity for 28nm processes filled up, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is likely to expand the leading-edge process capacity later in 2012, according...

TSMC likely to expand leading-edge capacity later in 2012

Phison to upgrade manufacturing processes of eMMC, SSD, USB 3.0 controller ICs to 55nm in 2Q12

Mar 14, 01:05

Phison Electronics, a Taiwan-based design house of flash memory controller ICs, will gradually upgrade the manufacturing processes of eMMC, SSD and USB 3.0 controller ICs to 55nm...

Co-chiefs likely to run future TSMC, says Chang

Mar 6, 01:10

The board of directors at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will now implement its CEO succession plan after the promotion of three senior vice presidents to company...

TSMC is considering having more than one CEO to succeed Chang

Taiwan-based makers to outsource some China production to cope with wage hikes

Mar 5, 12:21

In the wake of rising wages in China, PC and component factories established there by Taiwan-based firms are looking to outsource labor-intensive portions of the manufacturing process...

TSMC seeing orders fill sub-40nm capacity

Mar 2, 11:14

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has enjoyed strong demand for sub-40nm node technologies tightening capacity for the advanced processes, according to industry sources...

TSMC reportedly seeing tight capacity for sub-40nm processes

Getac chairman expects 10-15 million ultrabook shipments in 2012, 50-60 million for 2013

Mar 1, 01:15

As ultrabooks fall to mainstream prices as well as the launch of Windows 8, Getac Technology chairman James Hwang expects total ultrabook shipments will reach 10-15 million units...

Getac to push rugged PC and notebook component businesses in 2012

Mar 1, 01:05

Getac Technology, after stopping its notebook OEM business, is turning its focus to the rugged PC industry, and is also pushing its car electronics and fiberglass chassis businesses...

Getac chairman

Globalfoundries to acquire ProMOS for NT$20-30 billion, say sources

Feb 24, 01:45

Globalfoundries reportedly has agreed to take over financially-troubled ProMOS Technologies for NT$20-30 billion (US$0.7-1 billion), according to industry sources. By adding ProMOS'...

ProMOS to delist from Taiwan stock market on March 26

Taiwan January manufacturing production index down

Feb 24, 01:00

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2006 as base year) of 113.58 for January 2012, decreasing 10.83% on month and 16.92% on year, according to statistics released by...

Thai floods continue to impact HDD manufacturing, says IHS

Feb 13, 16:28

Although hard disk drive (HDD) supplies in the first quarter commenced their recovery from the disastrous floods that struck Thailand in late 2011, a full recovery of production is...

20GW of solar PV manufacturing equipment to be replaced by 2016, says IMS Research

Feb 13, 11:11

Despite the outlook for the solar PV manufacturing equipment market remaining bleak in 2012, there could be a 20GW opportunity for the upgrade or replacement of existing capacity...

Component players see different worker return rates after Lunar New Year

Feb 7, 13:58

Foxconn Electronics's (Hon Hai Precision Industry's) plants in Shenzhen, Chongqing and Zhengzhou, China have all reportedly seen over 90% of their employees return to work after the...

Taiwan December manufacturing production index up slightly

Jan 20, 16:53

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2006 as base year) of 127.25 for December 2011, increasing 0.34% on month but decreasing 8.67% on year, according to statistics released...

Tainergy expects to turn profitable in 2012

Jan 3, 16:26

Tainergy Tech, the solar cell manufacturing subsidiary of Kenmec Mechanical Engineering, expects its operation to return to profitability in 2012. The market will rebound after hitting...

Taiwan November manufacturing production index down

Dec 23, 16:25

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2006 as base year) of 128.35 for November 2011, decreasing by 1.62% on month and by 4.22% on year, according to the Ministry of Economic...

China to begin making MOCVD equipment in early 2012

Dec 23, 10:45

To promote its LED industry, China will begin to manufacture MOCVD equipment within its own territory in early 2012 - a move which will lower the costs for the production LED epitaxial...

LED epitaxial wafer

TSMC to enter volume production on 18-inch wafers as early as 2015

Dec 23, 10:32

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will maintain its plans to begin trial production on 18-inch wafers in the 2013-2014 timeframe, with volume production slated for...

Asustek outsources motherboard orders to Cal-Comp Electronics

Dec 20, 01:10

Asustek Computer has recently added Taiwan-based Cal-Comp Electronics, an affiliate of Compal Electronics, as its motherboard manufacturing partner and is expected to outsource 5-6...

Ultrabook demand to trigger birth of thinner CCMs in 2012

Dec 13, 01:40

The thickness of compact camera modules (CCM), to satisfy demand of ultrabooks have a thickness of only 0.7- to 0.8-inch, is expected to shrink down from a standard size of 3-4mm...

Notebook supply chain expects to see improving gross margins for 2012

Dec 13, 01:25

Players in the notebook upstream supply chain expect their gross margin in 2012 to improve as notebook brand vendors are turning their focuses to ultrabooks, which have better profitability...

TSMC to report lower revenues

Dec 1, 01:20

Despite reports of brisk retail sales in the US during the Thanksgiving weekend, Taiwan's fabless IC companies and contract manufacturers do not expect a short-term rebound in orders,...

TSMC seeing tight capacity for 28nm processes

Nov 25, 01:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) continues to see orders heat up for advanced 28nm technology, despite a general slowdown in the semiconductor industry, according...

TSMC Fab 15 at CTSP

Foundries eyeing DRAM fabs

Nov 24, 01:30

DRAM chipmakers Powerchip Technology and ProMOS Technologies are reportedly considering selling fabs in order to preserve cash and strengthen their financial structures. Bidders for...

Taiwan October manufacturing production index up slightly

Nov 23, 17:02

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2006 as base year) of 131.01 for October 2011, increasing 1.77% on month and 1.34% on year, according to statistics released by the...

Compal reportedly receives extra orders from Lenovo and Dell

Nov 17, 01:20

Compal Electronics reportedly has received extra orders from Lenovo and Dell for 2011 and will become the two notebook vendors' largest ODM partner, according to sources from the...

Google to maintain a well-functioning Android ecosystem

Nov 10, 01:00

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt, commenting on concerns about the company's acquisition of Motorola during his visit to Taiwan on November 9, pointed out that the company will...

Taiwan September manufacturing index down sequentially

Oct 25, 09:40

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2006 as base year) of 128.47 for September 2011, decreasing 5.74% on month but increasing 1.99% on year, the Ministry of Economic Affairs...

Flood in Thailand unlikely to bring more orders to Taiwan ODMs

Oct 18, 01:25

Facing the flood that is impacting their production lines in Thailand, several digital still camera (DSC) brand vendors such as Nikon and Sony are likely to shift back the production...

HDD industry impacted by Thailand floods

Oct 13, 01:25

HDD players Western Digital, Seagate, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (HGST) and Toshiba have all been impacted by the floods in Thailand amid power shortages and a breakdown...

MStar, ALi September revenues up; Novatek, Richtek revenues down

Oct 7, 13:39

IC design houses MStar Semiconductor and ALi have reported strong sales for September as fellow companies Novatek Microelectronics and Richtek Technology have suffered a sequential...

GCL-Poly continues to lower costs for poly-Si production

Oct 6, 16:39

China-based integrated solar firm GCL-Poly Energy Holdings expects to lower its production of polycrystalline silicon to US$20/kg by the end of 2011 compared to US$21.8 in the first...

GCL-Poly CEO Shu Hua

TSMC to visit Apple for more talks

Oct 6, 01:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has sent a 60-member team, which includes staff from its IC design service partner Global UniChip, to Silicon Valley-based Apple...

TSMC groundbreaking ceremony for Fab 15

Demand from vendors for new manufacturing process affecting notebook ODM profits

Oct 6, 01:25

Notebook brand vendors such as Asustek Computer, Acer and Lenovo, which originally outsourced the assembly of their ultrabook panels and panel-bezels to their notebook ODM partners,...

Compal may lose Acer orders

Sep 29, 13:48

Commenting on revelations that Acer's major ODM partner Compal Electronics will establish a joint venture with Lenovo for manufacturing PC products, Acer vice president Scott Lin...

Qualcomm reportedly starts shipping baseband chips for Mango phones

Sep 29, 01:25

Qualcomm has secured orders for baseband chips from Nokia and Samsung Electronics for their upcoming Windows Phone (Mango)-based smartphones with shipments kicking off in September,...

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