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No large PV capital spending globally before 2015, says Applied Materials executive

Sep 30, 13:19

Global PV production capacity is not expected to significantly increase in the near future and therefore there will not be any large PV capital expenditure before 2015, according...

Applied Materials to merge with Tokyo Electron

Sep 25, 11:46

Applied Materials will merge with Tokyo Electron in an all-stock deal, which the companies claim will create a company with a combined stock market value of US$29 billion.

3D NAND, FinFET to drive semiconductor equipment market growth, says Applied Materials

Sep 6, 12:11

With chipmakers engaged in the development of 3D NAND and FinFET technologies, the global semiconductor market is set to expand another 25-35%, said an Applied Materials executive...

Erix Yu, president of Applied Materials Taiwan

Giga Solar Materials to set up PV power station in Japan

Stockwatch - Aug 30, 14:52

Giga Solar Materials, a Taiwan-based PV conductive paste maker, on August 29 announced the investment of JPY5.0 billion (US$51.0 million) to establish a ground-mounted PV power-generating...

Taiwan LCD materials industry shows increased output value in 2Q13

Aug 22, 20:52

The LCD materials industry in Taiwan had an output value of NT$15.53 billion (US$518.38 million) during the second quarter of 2013, up 12.5% on quarter and up 13.7% on year, according...

Semiconductor manufactruing has long way to go green, says ATMI executive

Aug 20, 15:47

Companies engaged in the semiconductor industry should be committed to minimizing the environmental impact of their manufacturing processes, such as using materials doing less harm...

Chris Kramer, ATMI senior vice president of materials solutions

TVs to drive growth of OLED materials market, says DisplaySearch

Aug 20, 14:17

Growing demand from large TV panels is expected to increase OLED material revenues at a compound annual growth rate of 67% through 2017, even as material revenue from mobile phones...

Green buildings fueling a return to traditional materials and methods, says Navigant Research

Aug 6, 14:31

As more and more construction projects seek green building certification or otherwise strive for exemplary environmental performance, demand is growing for materials that, by virtue...

Chi Mei Materials sees increased revenues in 2Q13

Jul 23, 16:37

Chi Mei Materials saw its revenues reach over NT$4.97 billion (US$166.23 million) in the second quarter of 2013, up 6.08% on quarter.

Applied lands 8.5G and 5.5G fab equipment orders from BOE

Jul 4, 14:00

Applied Materials announced recently that China-based LCD panel supplier BOE Technology has placed "significant" equipment orders for 8.5G and 5.5G production lines installed...

Chi Mei Materials expects 5-10% growth in 2H13 revenues

Jun 28, 11:27

Polarizer maker Chi Mei Materials Technology expects consolidated revenues for the second half of 2013 to increase 5-10% from the first half, Revenues for 2013 will rise 3-5% on year,...

BenQ Materials expects performance to improve in 2Q13

May 21, 16:00

BenQ Materials, a subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO) that largely focuses on producing polarizer products, expects its performance to improve on quarter during the second quarter 2013,...

CCL makers 2Q13 sales to rise

Apr 26, 16:03

Copper-clad laminate (CCL) manufacturers Elite Materials (EMC) and Iteq both expect to post sequential revenue growth in the second quarter buoyed by strong mobile device demand,...

Chimei Materials sees decreased performance in 1Q13, but expects a turnaround later in the year

Apr 24, 16:09

Chimei Materials has announced that its consolidated revenues reached NT$4.69 billion (US$157.5 million) in the first quarter of 2013, down 7.55% on quarter. Sources at the company...

CCL maker Elite Materials posts brisk sales in March

Apr 9, 22:07

CCL (copper-clad laminate) maker Elite Materials (EMC) saw its revenues grow 22.5% on month and 14% on year to NT$1.51 billion (US$49.35 million) in March, buoyed by strong demand...

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
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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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    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

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