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Global semiconductor materials market falls for first time in three years

Apr 9, 10:54

The global market for semiconductor materials for both wafer fabrication and packaging declined in 2012 for the first time in three years, according to data compiled by SEMI. Worldwide...

IC material distributor Topco reports EPS NT$5.40 for 2012

Apr 2, 16:14

Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, has reported net profits of NT$804 million (US$28.86 million) for 2012, decreasing 15.5% from the previous...

Samsung Galaxy S4 carries US$236 bill of materials, IHS teardown reveals

Mar 20, 13:45

The HSPA+ version of Samsung Electronics' Galaxy S4 smartphone carries a US$236 bill of materials (BOM), up significantly from the Galaxy S3, due to major upgrades in the display,...

Applied Materials to set up panel technology laboratories in Taiwan

Mar 14, 11:07

US-based Applied Materials will establish advanced display technology laboratories in the Southern Taiwan Science Park to introduce display and touch panel technologies including...

Acer to adopt recycled materials in products

Mar 11, 22:45

Acer will cooperate with Wistron to adopt recycled materials such as plastic into their products and the company also plans to cut its carbon emissions by 30% by 2015 and 60% by 20...

Laser Tek order visibility extends to June

Feb 19, 15:54

Laser Tek, a supplier of passive component materials and production equipment, has seen order visibility for its laser equipment extend to June indicating strong sales in the first...

Equipment distributors Topco, Scientech to see brisk 1Q13 sales

Feb 19, 15:37

Sales at Taiwan-based IC equipment and materials distributors Topco Scientific and Scientech both registered double-digit on-year revenue growth in January 2013. Both are expected...

Chi Mei Materials polarizer products expected to bring steady revenues in 1Q13

Jan 17, 15:15

Chi Mei Materials is expected to see steady revenues in the first quarter of 2013 as its polarizer products are expected to be used in new 39- and 50-inch TV panels made by Innolux...

IC material distributor Topco 1Q13 sales to decrease 10%

Jan 4, 15:55

Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, is expected to report an about 10% sequential decline in revenues for the first quarter of 2013 due to seasonal...

Sources at Applied Materials deny rumors of company opening AMOLED research center in Taiwan

Dec 14, 14:43

Sources at flat panel display solutions provider Applied Materials have denied rumors that the company will set up a research center in Taiwan specifically aimed at developing AMOLED...

Chi Mei Materials reports October financials

Nov 26, 22:17

TFT-LCD polarizer maker Chi Mei Materials has reported that its October consolidated revenues reached NT$1.75 billion (US$60.1 million), an on-month decrease of 1.3%.

Low-end iPad Mini carries US$188 BOM, says IHS

Nov 6, 15:17

The base model of Apple's new iPad Mini with Wi-Fi only and 16G of NAND flash memory carries a bill of materials (BOM) of US$188, according to research firm IHS. When the US$10.00...

Thintech Materials awaits conductive paste certification from customers

Nov 6, 11:08

Thintech Materials, Taiwan's largest supplier of aluminum target material with a market share of over 50%, has revealed that it has sent samples of its aluminum and silver-aluminum...

Topco 3Q12 profits up almost 40%

Nov 2, 14:58

Net profits at Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, registered a 38.4% sequential increase in the third quarter of 2012, while revenues slipped...

Materials for touch screens in short supply

Oct 26, 10:39

Due to the recent releases of tablets by Apple, Microsoft and Samsung Electronics as well as a recent explosion at a chemical plant in Japan, upstream thin-film type touch screen...

Topco, Wahlee 4Q12 sales to slip under 5%

Oct 12, 14:51

Semiconductor materials distributors Topco Scientific and Wahlee Industrial are expected to see their fourth-quarter sales decrease under 5% on quarter due to seasonality, according...

Applied Materials plans job cuts

Oct 4, 14:19

Semiconductor equipment vendor Applied Materials has announced a plan to realign its global workforce. The plan is expected to complete by the end of the third quarter of fiscal 2013,...

Quotes for fiber glass fabrics to rise

Sep 27, 13:52

Quotes for fiber glass fabrics, one of the key raw materials for the production of PCBs, will rise 5% or more in October 2012, according to industry sources.

Digitimes Research: Trends in TFT-LCD and specialized materials

Sep 25, 14:00

TFT-LCD panel prices have been decreasing in recent times due to oversupply and global economic instability. This has caused product prices in drop in upstream supply chains and companies...

Foundry to drive semiconductor market growth in 2013, says Applied CEO

Sep 21, 01:35

The pure-play semiconductor foundry business will continue to boom in 2013 thanks to rising demand coming from the smartphone, ultrabook and other mobile device sectors, according...

Applied CEO identifies the foundry sector as a key factor driving the overall chip market in 2013

Laser Tek to post profit growth on rising sales of high-margin products

Sep 14, 16:18

Laser Tek, a supplier of passive component materials and production equipment, is expected to report revenue growth of 15-20% sequentially for the third quarter of 2012. Rising sales...

IC materials firms spend more on R&D, says Dow exec

Sep 10, 12:08

With semiconductor companies constantly upgrading to the latest advanced technologies, related production materials suppliers are required to raise the technological bar and provide...

Dow Chemical to push sales performance in Taiwan

Aug 31, 12:38

Peter Sykes, president of Dow Chemical for the Greater China region announced at a press conference in Taiwan on August 30 that the chemical company is aiming to double its sales...

Chimei Materials focuses on polarizing films for 50-inch TV panel products

Aug 27, 16:35

Chimei Materials is looking to bump up its profits in the second half of this year by providing polarzing films for use in 50-inch TV panels, according to industry sources.

Taiwan IC packaging materials market to see 5% shipment rise in 3Q12

Aug 24, 10:39

Taiwan's semiconductor packaging materials industry is expected to generate NT$23.78 billion (US$794 million) in production value in the third quarter of 2012, with shipments up 5%...

Laser Tek sales to peak in 3Q12

Aug 21, 01:55

Laser Tek, a supplier of passive component materials and production equipment, is expected to see its quarterly sales climb to the highest level of 2012 in the third quarter, according...

Quanta aiming to move all notebook production lines to Chongqing by 2014

Aug 16, 01:25

Quanta Computer is aiming to move all its notebook production lines except those for Apple's products to Chongqing, China within two years and estimates that its notebook shipments...

IC materials distributor Topco to post single-digit revenue growth in 3Q12

Aug 14, 14:44

Semiconductor materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to register a single-digit revenue growth in the third quarter of 2012 as a slowdown in the solar and engineering...

Chimei Materials to release new products in 4Q12

Jul 25, 01:05

Chimei Innolux's (CMI) new 39- and 50-inch panels are seeing increasing sales, giving its polarizer supplier, Chimei Materials, a bump in revenues along with motivation to release...

Demand for touch panel materials increases

Jul 20, 12:33

Touch screen panel materials such as ITO, OCA and cover lens are in high demand due to increasing tablet and smartphone shipments, according to sources.

Tablet demand increases

Suppliers of passive component materials see order visibility extend to three months

Jul 16, 14:49

Passive component materials suppliers, including Leatec Fine Ceramics, Liton Technology and Prosperity Dielectrics, have all seen their order visibility extend to three months, assuring...

Daxin Materials lists on TSE

Jul 16, 10:53

Daxin Materials, a Taiwan-based design house of specialty chemicals used in TFT-LCD and touch panels as well as solar and LED products, began listing on the Taiwan Stock Exchange...

IC materials distributors Topco, Wah Lee post strong revenue gains in 2Q12

Jul 12, 01:55

IC materials distributors Topco Scientific and Wah Lee Industrial saw their revenues soar 23% and 10%, respectively, in the second quarter of 2012, and the two companies are positive...

Chimei Materials to boost revenue with small- and medium-sized panel polarizers

Jul 4, 01:05

Chi Mei Materials, a TFT-LCD polarizer maker under the Chimei Innolux Group, said that 20% of 2012 revenues will come from polarizers used in small and medium-sized panels.

Chimei Materials

Daxin to see increased revenues from touch screen panel materials

Jul 3, 01:35

Daxin Materials, a subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO), estimates it will see increased revenues in the second half of this year as it is now focusing more on materials for touch screen...

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    Applied SEMVision G6 defect analysis system

    Applied Materials has announced a suite of new defect review and classification technologies for its SEMVision family of products to accelerate time to yield for leading-edge chip...

    Photo: Company, Jul 15.

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    MSI P55A Fuzion for Intel platform and 870A Fuzion for AMD platform

    Micro-Star International (MSI) has introduced new mainstream Fuzion series motherboards, the P55A Fuzion for the Intel platform and 870A Fuzion for the AMD platform. The boards feature...

    Photo: Company, Jul 7.

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    Applied Reflexion GT

    Applied Materials has launched its Applied Reflexion GT system for advanced metal CMP applications. Key to the new system is its dual-mode architecture, enabling two wafers to be...

    Photo: Company, Dec 4.

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    KLA-Tencor 8900 inspection system

    KLA-Tencor has extended its product offerings in the CMOS image sensor (CIS) market by announcing the 8900 defect inspection system. The new 8900 offers selectable illumination...

    Photo: Company, Oct 19.

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    Applied HCT Diamond Squarer for solar wafers

    Applied Materials has introduced ts new HCT Diamond Squarer system, which can reduce the cost of squaring silicon ingots by up to one-third while offering at least twice the cutting...

    Photo: Company, Oct 7.

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