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Samsung said to ramp new fab in September

Jul 14, 01:00

Samsung Electronics is expected to open a new memory semiconductor fabrication plant in September, according to industry sources. Dubbed Line-16, the facility will be focused on the...

Flexible PCB makers in Taiwan and Japan expanding capacities

Jul 8, 11:56

While Taiwan-based flexible PCB makers including Flexium Interconnect, Career Technology, and Ichia Technologies have already undertaken expansion projects for capacity ramps, Japan-based...

PCB maker Tripod breaks ground for new plant in China

Jun 30, 01:05

Tripod Technology has recently begun construction of a new plant in Hubei Province, central China, according to the Taiwan-based PCB manufacturer. The new facility is scheduled to...

Fire breaks out at Formosa Epitaxy plant

Jun 29, 16:05

A fire broke out at an LED chip plant operated by Formosa Epitaxy in Taiwan on June 28. According to Formosa Epitaxy, the fire was put out quickly and no injuries were reported.

BOE unveils 8.5G LCD panel plant in Beijing

Jun 29, 11:04

BOE Technology, a China-based TFT-LCD panel maker, on June 28 held an opening ceremony for its 8.5G plant in Beijing, China, with volume production to kick off in the third quarter...

AUO Slovakia module plant dedicated

Jun 28, 16:50

AU Optronics (AUO) has announced the inauguration of AU Optronics Slovakia (AUO Slovakia) in Trencin, Slovak Republic. The ceremony was attended by AUO president of Display Business...

AUO obtains ISO 50001 for 8.5G plant

Jun 24, 10:29

Taiwan-based TFT-LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) on June 23 announced it has obtained ISO (International Organization for Standardization) 50001 energy management standard certification...

Taiwan government approves AUO plan to set up 8.5G flat panel plant in China

Jun 23, 01:40

Taiwan's Investment Commission under the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA) has approved an application filed by AU Optronics (AUO) to invest in China-based FullVision Optoelectronics...

New sapphire substrate plant to break ground in July, says SAS

Jun 17, 16:20

Taiwan-based wafer maker, Sino-American Silicon (SAS) stated there is stable demand for semiconductors and a slight return of demand for solar products at its shareholders meeting...

Elpida shifts partial capacity back to PC DRAM

Jun 17, 01:10

Elpida Memory has recently moved 20,000 to 30,000 12-inch wafers of capacity at its Hiroshima plant back to PC DRAM chips due to an unexpected slowing in orders for mobile DRAM used...

Taiwan's fourth nuclear power plant near completion

Jun 15, 10:38

State-run Taiwan Power Company (Taipower) has finished 93% of the construction of Taiwan's fourth nuclear power plant located in the northeastern coast, with main buildings and installation...

Foxconn May revenues down sequentially due to accident at Chengdu plant

Jun 13, 09:58

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) had non-consolidated revenues of NT$200.561 billion (US$6.95 billion) for May dropping 2.14% on month due to the impact of an explosion at its...

Flat panel maker CPT to sell CRT plant in Malaysia

Jun 9, 01:40

Chunghwa Picture Tubes (CPT) has signed an agreement to sell the land and factory of its CRT plant in Malaysia to Dijaya Corporation Berhad, a local land developer, for MYR391 million...

Samsung breaks ground for 7.5G plant in China

May 31, 16:19

Samsung Electronics has announced that the company recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 7.5 generation fabrication facility in Suzhou, China. Spanning an area of 600,000...

Wistron signs for setting up plant in western China, says report

May 30, 10:37

Taiwan-based ODM Wistron on May 27 signed with the government of Chongqing City, western China, to establish a plant to produce notebook and desktop PCs, LCD TVs and communications...

Foxconn Chengdu plant employee commits suicide, says paper

Newswatch - May 27, 15:18

A male employee at Foxconn Electronics' (Hon Hai Precision Industry's) plant in Chendgu, China, has committed suicide by jumping from the roof of his apartment, according to a Chinese-language...

Production of half-million iPads at risk from Foxconn plant explosion, says IHS iSuppli

May 24, 13:49

The explosion at Foxconn's plant in Chengdu, China, could result in a production loss of 500,000 Apple iPad 2 tablets in the second quarter, according to a new analysis from IHS iSuppli...

Taiwan PCB makers TPT, T-Flex to jointly set up plant in Suining

May 24, 13:40

Taiwan-based PCB maker Taiwan PCB Techvest (TPT) and its subsidiary T-Flex Techvest PCB will jointly set up a PCB production plant in Suining, a city located between Chengdu City...

Foxconn Chengdu plant produces less than 30% of total iPad 2 demand

May 23, 11:27

Production has been suspended at a Foxconn factory in Chengdu City, western China, following an explosion that left three dead and 15 injured on May 20. The plant recently started...

Accident at Foxconn's Chengdu plant not affecting iPad 2 assembly lines, says newspaper

Newswatch - May 22, 21:01

The explosion and consequent fire breaking out at Foxconn's production base of iPad 2 in Chengdu City, western China, has not affected the assembly lines of the tablet PC, according...

AUO 8.5G plant awarded first LEED Platinum certification

May 20, 01:30

AU Optronics on May 19 announced its 8.5G plant in the Houli site of the Central Taiwan Science Park has obtained LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environment Design) Platinum certification...

Wus China subsidiary looks to 10% revenue growth in 2011

May 13, 12:33

Wus Printed Circuit (Kunshan), a China subsidiary of PCB maker Wus Printed Circuit, has forecast a 10% growth in revenues for 2011 to CNY3.3 billion (US$507.71 million). In addition,...

Pegatron sees net losses in 1Q11

Apr 28, 01:20

Pegatron Technology has announced net losses of NT$559 million (US$19.38 million) for the first quarter of 2011 with EPS of negative NT$0.25 and gross margin of only 1.8%, all historical...

Wistron estimates over 10% growth in notebook and LCD TV shipments in 2Q11

Apr 28, 01:15

Wistron chairman Simon Lin, at the company's investors meeting on April 27, pointed out that the company's revenue performance in the first quarter of 2011 was lower than expected...

LDK plans to set up the world's largest module plant in 2011

Apr 27, 10:46

Unlike the vertical integration model of other China-based manufacturers, LDK proposed the "dumbbell shape" development model in 2009, which focuses on expanding capacities...

Asahi Glass to build plant in Brazil

Apr 26, 10:06

Asahi Glass (AGC) has said it is eyeing Brazil's construction and automotive glass markets. The Japan-based glass substrate supplier announced plans to invest JPY40 billion (US$470...

Samsung 7.5G LCD project in China heaping pressure on Taiwan rivals

Apr 22, 14:33

Samsung Electronics reportedly has said it may start construction of its 7.5G panel plant in China as early as in May 2011 with mass production of panels likely to begin in early...

IC packager ASE steps up investment in China

Apr 21, 01:20

Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing firm Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has revealed plans to invest a total of US$1.2 billion on manufacturing facilities in Shanghai,...

Memory module firm Silicon Power opens new plant

Apr 18, 12:10

Taiwan-based Silicon Power Computer & Communications, which produces NAND flash devices and DRAM modules as well as solid-state drives (SSD) and portable hard drives, has announced...

Ferric core maker Acme reports explosion at plant

Apr 14, 01:25

Taiwan-based Acme Electronics, which produces mainly ferrite cores, has reported an explosion at its plant in Miaoli County, northern Taiwan. Seven employees were injured.

GBM new PCB plant in Chongqing to come online in November

Apr 13, 15:40

PCB maker Global Brands Manufacture (GBM) will realize its plan to build a PCB plant in Chongqing, western China slated for volume production in November 2011, according to the com...

Unitech new PCB plant to begin volume production in November

Apr 11, 14:44

PCB maker Unitech Printed Circuit Board will begin to install production lines at its new plant in Ilan, northeast Taiwan in August with the commercial run of the plant slated for...

AUO may build polysilicon plant in Taiwan

Apr 7, 16:09

In the wake of Japan's March 11 massive earthquake, M.Setek, a subsidiary of AU Optronics (AUO), has closed down its solar-grade polysilicon plants in Sendai and Souma, due to disrupted...

ASE mulls plant expansion, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 6, 15:04

IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has submitted an application to Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA), seeking approval to invest US$800-900 million to...

LED chipmaker Tekcore to set up epitaxial wafer plant in Nanjing, says paper

Newswatch - Apr 1, 12:15

Taiwan-based LED chipmaker Tekcore has signed an agreement with the Nanjing Economic and Technological Development Zone to set up an epitaxial wafer plant in Nanjing, China, according...

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