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TSMC capacity utilization ramping up

May 16, 11:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which had disappointing sales results in April, has seen its capacity utilization soar in May, according to industry...

Ardentec 1Q17 profits hike over 100%

May 15, 22:25

Taiwan-based Ardentec, which specializes in testing services for logic and memory chips, has reported net profits surged 115% on year to NT$228 million (US$7.6 million) in the first...

Sumco says new capacity to arrive in 2019

May 15, 21:59

Sumco expects its additional new capacity to come online in 2019 at the earliest, according to the Japan-based silicon wafer vendor, adding that it will enhance and optimize its existing...

TSMC obtains 12nm chip orders from fabless firms

May 11, 11:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has secured 12nm chip orders from Nvidia, MediaTek, Silicon Motion Technology and HiSilicon for the fabless firms' different chip...

Sumco lowering wafer shipments to XMC, say sources

May 11, 11:01

Sumco has reportedly cut its wafer shipments to Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing (XMC), and given priority to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Intel and...

TSMC April revenues decrease

May 10, 14:19

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) revenues for April 2017 fell to a new low in 37 months.

TSMC board approves US$1.27 billion for advanced technology capacity expansion

May 10, 10:57

The board of directrors of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved capital appropriations of US$1.269 billion for the purpose of upgrading and expanding capacity...

SMIC urges Taiwan chipmakers to partner with China-based peers

May 5, 11:24

The Taiwan government should encourage its local chipmakers to collaborate with their China-based peers to create a win-win for both sides' semiconductor industries, according to...

Former TSMC engineer indicted for trade secrets theft

May 3, 14:11

A former Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) engineer has been charged with stealing secrets from the pure-play foundry.

Semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment revenues up 11% in 2016, says Gartner

May 3, 11:13

Worldwide semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment (WFE) revenues totaled US$37.4 billion in 2016, an 11.3% increase from 2015, according to final results by Gartner. The...

Acer pushing MR, VR hardware

May 2, 12:02

Acer’s mixed reality (MR) head-mounted display (HMD) that it developed jointly with Microsoft has recently begun shipments and the company has already shipped around 1,000 units...

UMC expects flat performance in 2Q17

Apr 27, 11:08

United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its wafer shipments and ASPs to stay flat sequentially in the second quarter of 2017, when the foundry chipmaker's capacity utilization rate...

Micron talks about its integrated global operations

Apr 26, 15:37

Micron Technology has been actively allocating its global resources to enhance its DRAM and NAND flash product lines, according to Wayne Allan, VP of global manufacturing at the US-based...

Wayne Allan, VP of global manufacturing at Micron

TSMC talks about its next growth drivers

Apr 25, 11:40

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is seeing robust growth in demand from the mobile computing, automotive electronics, IoT and high-performance computing sectors,...

Silicon wafer suppliers seeking long-term contracts

Apr 25, 11:18

Silicon wafer suppliers have advised their semiconductor customers to sign long-term contracts amid tight supply, according to industry sources.

Galaxy S8 materials costs highest by far compared to previous versions, IHS teardown reveals

Apr 24, 20:32

The new Samsung Galaxy S8 equipped with 64 gigabytes (GB) of NAND flash memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) cost that comes out to US$301.60, much higher than for previous versions...

Taiwan sees increased March manufacturing production index, says MOEA

Apr 24, 19:35

Taiwan recorded manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 115.18 for March 2017, increasing 17.23% on month and 4.70% on year, according to statistics released by the...

AMEC aims to grow revenues to CNY2 billion in 2020

Apr 24, 11:28

Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment (AMEC) aims to grow its revenues to CNY2 billion (US$290.4 million) in 2020, and is striving to be among the world's top-5 semiconductor equipment...

AMEC CEO Gerald Yin

Several China 12-inch fabs put construction on hold

Apr 21, 11:42

Several 12-inch fab projects implemented by China-based emerging chipmakers have been put on hold raising speculation about the country's overambitious plans to revamp the local chipmaking...

Powerchip chairman expects long-term DRAM shortage

Apr 20, 22:20

The supply of DRAM memory is likely to stay tight for a substantial period of time, according to Frank Huang, chairman for Taiwan-based pure-play foundry Powerchip Technology.

RDA chip shipments for IoT applications top 1 million units

Apr 20, 14:21

RDA Microelectronics has seen cumulative shipments of its chip solutions for IoT applications top one million units, according to the China-based chip provider.

RDA CEO Shuran Wei

PTI to enjoy robust demand for NAND flash

Apr 20, 10:25

Robust demand for NAND flash memory will boost revenues at packaging and testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) in the second half of 2017, according to industry sources.

MediaTek slashes 28nm chip orders to TSMC, says report

Newswatch - Apr 19, 15:03

Speculation has circulated in the semiconductor market that MediaTek recently cut its 28nm chip orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for June, July and August...

Intel to build second Spreadtrum chip

Apr 19, 14:56

Intel and Spreadtrum Communications have extended their foundry ties under which Intel will start making another 14nm chip for the China-based mobile SoC supplier, according to industry...

4GB DDR4 contract prices to rise 12.5% in 2Q17, says DRAMeXchange

Apr 18, 16:20

Average contract prices for 4Gb DDR4 modules will rise to US$27 in the second quarter of 2017 from US$24 in the first quarter, a 12.5% increase, according to DRAMeXchange.

Zhaoxin to partner with TSMC

Apr 12, 11:36

Shanghai Zhaoxin Semiconductor is scheduled to roll out its in-house developed ZX-D series processors that will be built using a 28nm process technology by Shanghai Huali Microelectronics...

Yangtze River Storage mulling development of DRAM tech in-house

Apr 11, 10:16

Yangtze River Storage Technology (YMTC) is considering developing its own DRAM manufacturing technology, and may enter directly 18/20nm production, according to the China-based memory...

TSMC orders equipment for nearly NT$5 billion

Stockwatch - Apr 6, 20:01

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on April 5 disclosed a total of nearly NT$5 billion (US$164.4 million) spent on machinery equipment from ASML and...

Advantech modularizes manufacturing process at China factory

Mar 27, 16:14

Industrial computing solution provider Advantech has modularized manufacturing process at its factory in Kunshan, eastern China, to cope with frequent changes in production for small-volume...

Taiwan February manufacturing production index down on month, up on year, says MOEA

Mar 24, 10:38

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 98.15 for February 2017, decreasing 7.21% on month but increasing 13.97% on year, according to statistics released...

Advantech offers modularized industrial computers

Mar 17, 16:05

Advantech has offered modularized industrial computers for making customized products that are characterized by diverse models and small volumes, according to the company.

Compeq Manufacturing revenues increase almost 40% on year in February

Stockwatch - Mar 7, 16:08

Compeq Manufacturing has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.676 billion (US$119.03 million) for February 2017, representing a 5.06% drop on month and 39.38% increase on year.

Senyun to rent plants at CTSP for lens manufacturing, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 24, 15:39

Gigabyte Technology-invested optical component maker Senyun Precision Optical has been approved for an investment project for Central Taiwan Science Park and will rent plants there...

Taiwan January manufacturing production index down on month, up on year, says MOEA

Feb 24, 10:52

Taiwan recorded a manufacturing production index (2011 as base year) of 106.13 for January 2017, decreasing 6.81% on month but increasing 3.80% on year, according to statistics released...

Transition to 18-inch wafers remains years away, says Applied

Feb 24, 10:33

It is unlikely to see 450mm (18-inch) wafer fabrication technology become mature over the next three years, according to Applied Materials CEO Gary Dickerson. The chipmaking industry's...

Applied CEO Gary Dickerson
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