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Globalfoundries, TI in bid to purchase Powerchip 12-inch fab equipment

Jan 28, 22:59

Globalfoundries and Texas Instruments (TI) have both provided offers to acquire part of the equipment installed at Powerchp Technology's P3 12-inch plant, bringing uncertainty to...

Lenovo and Sharp winding down talks on LCD TV plant acquisition

Jan 22, 16:12

Lenovo and Sharp are reportedly winding down talks about Lenovo acquiring an LCD TV assembly plant in Nanjing from Sharp, according to industry sources.

Wistron unlikely to buy Sharp TV plant in Malaysia, says sources

Jan 18, 14:34

Wistron is unlikely to buy Sharp's TV assembly plant in Malaysia as speculated although Sharp is currently an ODM client for the Taiwan-based company, according to industry watcher...

Powerchip likely to keep P3 fab

Jan 18, 10:28

High-level executives at Powerchip Technology and several Taiwan-based niche-market memory suppliers together visited Taiwan's Industrial Development Bureau (IDB) under the Ministry...

Compeq building new PCB plant in China

Jan 14, 15:15

PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing is building a new plant in Chongqing, China with the first-phase construction slated for completion in mid-2014, according to industry sources.

Iteq to expand capacity at Taiwan plant

Jan 7, 21:56

Iteq has unveiled plans to invest a total of NT$4.5 billion (US$155 million) to build new capacity for copper-clad laminates (CCL) and flexible CCLs at its factory site in Taoyuan...

CCL maker EMC to expand capacity at China plant

Jan 3, 21:13

Copper clad-laminate (CCL) maker Elite Material (EMC) has unveiled plans to invest CNY160 million (US$25.7 million) to expand capacity at its plant in Zhongshan (Guangdong province,...

PCB maker Compeq to build new plant in China

Nov 30, 16:10

PCB maker Compeq Manufacturing has secured a land lot in Chongqing to set up its second PCB plant in China, according to the company.

GBM to open new plant in China

Nov 26, 22:06

PCB manufacturer Global Brands Manufacture (GBM) is scheduled to inaugurate a new plant in Chongqing, western China on November 28, according to the company. Capacity at the facility...

Foxconn reportedly plans to set up plants in US

Nov 8, 12:37

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) reportedly plans to establish manufacturing plants in the US and is currently conducting evaluations in cities such as Detroit and...

Terry Guo, Foxconn chairman

GBM begins trial PCB production at new plant in Chongqing

Nov 7, 14:14

PCB manufacturer Global Brands Manufacture (GBM) has begun trial production at its new PCB plant in Chongqing, China with plans to hold an official opening ceremony at the end of...

ProMOS to sell fab by year-end, become fabless

Nov 6, 11:11

ProMOS Technologies has announced plans to sell its 12-inch wafer plant and related facilities through open bidding by the end of 2012, in a move to become a fabless memory-IC comp...

ProMOS to become fabless

PCB maker Apex to increase investment in Thailand

Oct 19, 12:19

PCB manufacturer Apex Circuit International plans to increase total investment in its new plant in Thailand by 25% to THB5 billion (US$163.2 million), with the additional capex to...

CSOT 8.5G plant to increase monthly LCD panel shipments to 130,000 substrates by year-end 2012

Oct 2, 10:39

China-based China Star Optoelectronics Technology (CSOT) will increase its monthly shipments of TFT LCD panels equivalent to 130,000 substrates from its 8.5G plant by the end of 2013,...

STATS ChipPAC receives compensation for damage caused by Thai flooding

Oct 2, 01:20

STATS ChipPAC has reached a property damage insurance settlement of US$26.7 million with its insurers as compensation for its plant and equipment damaged by flooding in Thailand.

Unity Opto begins construction of Beijing plant

Sep 26, 15:43

Taiwan-based LED packaging house Unity Opto began construction of its plant in Beijing on September 25, 2012. The plant will be operated by the firm's Beijing subsidiary and expects...

Substrate maker Leatec inaugurates new plant

Sep 26, 15:42

Alumina substrate maker Leatec Fine Ceramics has kicked off commercial production of its new plant in Taoyuan, northern Taiwan, which will focus on the production of ceramic materials...

GBM to ramp new China plant in November

Sep 11, 15:03

PCB manufacturer Global Brands Manufacture (GBM) will soon commence commercial operations at its new plant in Chongqing, central China in November 2012 with monthly capacity of 600,000...

BOE eyes team up with Formosa Epitaxy, Unity Opto to set up LED epitaxial wafer plant

Aug 17, 11:27

China-based LED firms have been producing low-priced LED chips causing oversupply in the upstream LED chip segment to continue. China-based panel maker BOE recently announced plans...

China market: BOE to set up new 8.5G plant in Hefei

Aug 17, 01:25

China-based flat panel maker BOE Technology plans to build up a new 8.5G plant in Hefei with a capital input of CNY28.5 billion (US$4.47 billion). Volume production is slated for...

Hirose completes lithium iron phosphate powder plant

Jul 26, 01:40

Hirose Tech, a Taiwan-based maker of flat panel display inspection and measurement equipment, has completed construction of a new plant for the production of lithium iron phosphate...

LED firm Genesis steps up investment in China

Jul 20, 11:11

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Genesis Photonics is scheduled to invest US$35 million in 2012 in China on the construction of its plant in Kunshan, southern China. The plant is expected...

Genesis

Eversol completes first mono-like solar power plant in Taiwan

Jul 4, 01:50

Solar wafer and PV system firm Eversol announced on July 3 the completion of Taiwan's first mono-like solar PV power plant in Chunghua. The firm reported an internal rate of return...

J Touch plant in China to reach 90% capacity in September

Jun 28, 15:05

The newly inaugurated touch panel plant of J Touch in Changsha, China will reach 90% of its capacity in September, as it is ramping up its supply of touch panels for low-end smartphones...

Unimicron to invest over NT$10 billion to build IC substrate plant, says report

Newswatch - Jun 22, 15:12

Unimicron Technology plans to invest more than NT$10 billion (US$334 million) to build a new plant to produce IC substrates, with volume production expected to kick off in the third...

Taiwan to benefit from TFT LCD plant expansion in China

Jun 22, 01:10

China-based panel manufacturers are continuing to expand TFT LCD and AMOLED production plants, which sources say will bring in extra sales for Taiwan-based equipment vendors.

Chimei Innolux to speed up production at 8.5G plant

Jun 13, 01:15

Chimei Innolux (CMI) has been seeing full capacity and rising orders. The surge of orders has prompted he firm to speed up production at its 8.5G plant. The firm predicts by the end...

CMI

Taiwan government to buy land for TSMC 18-inch plant, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 12, 16:07

Taiwan's Council for Economic Planning and Development (CEPD) has approved a project to assist Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to construct an 18-inch wafer fab...

Csun completes construction of new plant in Taichung, Taiwan

May 31, 15:02

LCD and PCB equipment maker Csun Manufacturing completed construction of its new plant in Taichung, central Taiwan recently. The plant will produce equipment for the TFT LCD, PCB...

Osram plans LED assembly plant in China

May 29, 01:40

Osram has signed a contract with the Wuxi New District Administrative Commit-tee to build a new assembly plant in the Chinese province of Jiangsu. LED chips will be packaged in housings...

Foxconn, Sharp to build 6G LTPS panel plant in Chengdu, says paper

Newswatch - May 25, 11:30

Foxconn Electronics plans to team up with Sharp to build a 6G LTPS (low temperature poly-silicon) panel plant in Chengdu, China, the Chinese-language Commercial Times quoted...

BOE plans second 8.5G plant

May 16, 01:30

China-based TFT-LCD panel maker BOE plans to build its second 8.5G plant in Hefei, China. BOE has one 8.5G plant in Beijing. Industry sources noted that BOE plans to use half of the...

Apple reportedly books up half of mobile DRAM capacity at Elpida Hiroshima plant

May 15, 01:40

Apple has recently placed huge orders for mobile DRAM memory with Elpida Memory's 12-inch plant in Hiroshima (Japan), securing about 50% of the total chips produced at the facility,...

Leatec to build new ceramic substrate plant in Kunshan

May 14, 14:15

Passive component maker Leatec Fine Ceramic plans to set up a new plant in Kunshan, China for the production of high-end ceramic substrates of LED lighting, back-light and in-car...

Fire breaks out at GCE PCB plant in China

Apr 20, 11:19

Taiwan-based PCB maker Gold Circuit Electronics (GCE) has halted production at one of its Changshu, China factories after a fire broke out at the facility in the early hours of April...

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