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Fab spending to climb 18% in 2011, but uncertain outlook for new fab construction, says SEMI

Dec 8, 15:17

Worldwide fab spending is expected to increase by 18.3% in 2011 and by 9.5% in 2012, as a result of ongoing technology upgrades and continued capacity growth, according to SEMI.

Lite-On Semi reports revenue drop for November

Dec 7, 01:35

Lite-On Semiconductor has announced consolidated revenues of NT$760 million (US$25 million) for November 2010, down 3.1% on month and 13.7% on year. The company attributed the sales...

Chip equipment sales to reach US$37.5 billion in 2010, says SEMI

Nov 30, 15:28

Worldwide semiconductor equipment sales are set to reach US$37.54 billion in 2010, a 136% jump from US$15.92 billion in 2009, according to SEMI. It previously estimated a 104% rise...

SEMI book-to-bill ratio drops below parity in October 2010

Nov 19, 16:09

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment slid to 0.98 in October 2010 from 1.03 in the prior month.

SEMI book-to-bill ratio drops to 1.03 in September 2010

Oct 22, 14:07

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment slid to 1.03 in September 2010, compared to 1.17 in August and 1.23 in July.

Win Semi 3Q10 pre-tax profits more than double on quarter

Oct 22, 10:11

GaAs wafer foundry Win Semiconductors posted pre-tax profits of NT$864 million (US$28 million) in the third quarter of 2010, which were more than double on quarter. The company credited...

AWSC, Win Semi enjoy further record sales in September

Oct 15, 01:25

GaAs wafer foundries Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) and Win Semiconductor saw their sales reach new historical records in September 2010, as demand for end-products...

Chip equipment makers conservative over 2011 business outlook

Sep 29, 14:37

Most semiconductor equipment makers are conservative about the business outlook for 2011 as wafer foundry houses have not yet set capex budgets for the coming year after they substantially...

AWSC, Win Semi revenues to grow 10% sequentially in 4Q10

Sep 28, 01:25

GaAs wafer foundries Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) and Win Semiconductor are likely to enjoy another month of record sales in September, thanks to continued-strong...

North America August chip-gear orders drop 1% on-month, says SEMI

Sep 17, 16:11

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.82 billion in orders in August 2010 (three-month average basis), down 1.1% from the revised level of US$1.84...

SEMI Taiwan sets up committee to promote local sourcing of semiconductor equipment

Sep 13, 14:03

SEMI Taiwan has formed a committee to promote the purchase of locally-made equipment and machinery by Taiwan-based semiconductor companies, especially wafer foundries. However, the...

VPEC, Win Semi ready to adopt BiHEMP process for production

Sep 13, 12:01

Pure-play 6-inch GaAs foundry Win Semiconductors and one of its epi-wafer suppliers, Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC), have both expressed optimism about demand for so-called...

Chip equipment billings climb 22% in 2Q10, says SEMI

Sep 9, 17:05

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.11 billion in the second quarter of 2010, according to SEMI. The billings figure is 22% higher than that in the...

Second-hand equipment market to remain hot through 2011, says Novellus exec

Sep 9, 11:49

Used semiconductor equipment has become a hot market, as companies look to expand their capacity at lower costs, or in the shortest time possible in order to meet urgent demand for...

Over 150 fab projects lead to strong 2010 and 2011, says SEMI

Sep 9, 11:45

More than 150 fab projects will contribute an estimated US$83 billion in spending , according to SEMI. The projects tracked include construction projects and equipment spending for...

North America chip gear book-to-bill ratio up in July 2010, says SEMI

Aug 20, 15:27

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.23 in July 2010, compared to 1.18 in June, according to SEMI. The book-to-bill of 1.23...

Silicon wafer shipments in 2Q10 soar 40% on year, says SEMI

Aug 6, 15:07

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments totaled 2.365 billion square inches in the second quarter of 2010, up 40% from a year earlier, according to SEMI. On a sequential basis, the...

Lite-On Semi revenues hit two-year high in July 2010

Aug 5, 17:11

Lite-On Semiconductor has announced consolidated revenues of NT$980 million (US$31 million) for July 2010, the company's highest monthly result since August 2008. The accumulated...

Chip gear book-to-bill ratios climb in June 2010

Jul 21, 11:52

Japan's semiconductor production equipment manufacturers have reported a book-to-bill ratio of 1.40 for June, up from 1.13 in May, according to the Semiconductor Equipment Association...

SEMI more upbeat about 2010 chip equipment market

Jul 14, 14:45

SEMI issued upbeat forecasts on the chip equipment business on July 13, when SEMICON West 2010 kicked off in San Francisco.

Lite-On Semi upbeat about 3Q10

Jul 6, 15:11

Lite-On Semiconductor, a CMOS image sensor (CIS) and discrete-IC specialist, has pointed out that the company's order momentum remains strong. Revenues for the third quarter will...

SEMI, SEAJ book-to-bill ratios stay strong in May 2010

Jun 21, 10:37

Japan's semiconductor production equipment manufacturers posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.13 in May 2010, up from 1.07 in April, according to the Semiconductor Equipment Association...

SEMI approves Taiwan FPD standards

Jun 11, 16:20

SEMI today announced the publication of four new FPD standards that originated from the Taiwan FPD Committee. Although Taiwan has previously contributed to standards efforts led by...

Chip equipment billings up 32% sequentially in 1Q10, says SEMI

Jun 9, 15:18

SEMI has reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$7.46 billion in the first quarter of 2010. The billings figure is 32% higher than that in...

North America chip-gear orders up 8% in April 2010, says SEMI

May 21, 14:01

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.44 billion in orders in April (three-month average basis), up 8.1% from the revised level of US$1.33 billion...

Silicon wafer shipments up 5% in 1Q10, says SEMI

May 14, 13:52

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased to 2,214 million square inches in the first quarter of 2010, a 5% increase from the 2,109 million square inches shipped during the...

North America chip gear book-to-bill ratio at 1.19 in March 2010, says SEMI

Apr 21, 11:50

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.19 in March 2010, having been above parity for nine months in a row.

Chip-gear book-to-bill almost flat in February 2010

Mar 21, 15:34

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.22 in February 2010 compared to 1.23 in January, according to SEMI.

Global semiconductor materials sales drop to US$34.6 billion in 2009, says SEMI

Mar 18, 11:06

The global semiconductor materials market contracted 19% in 2009 compared to 2008 as the semiconductor industry reacted quickly to deteriorating market conditions in the first part...

Chip market scale in China to double in 2010, says SEMI CEO

Mar 17, 12:14

The worldwide semiconductor equipment market will grow 47% in 2010, and the growth in China will be more than 100%, according to Stanley Myers, president and CEO of SEMI, speaking...

Global semiconductor equipment sales down 46% in 2009, says SEMI

Mar 11, 17:06

Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled US$15.92 billion in 2009, representing a 46% decline compared to US$29.52 billion posted in 2008, according to SEMI...

Fab spending heads for 88% growth in 2010, says SEMI

Mar 5, 14:20

Spending on worldwide fab projects, including construction, facilities and equipping, in 2010 could grow by 88% over 2009 levels, according to SEMI. The industry association previously...

Silicon wafer shipments bounce back in 2H09, says SEMI

Feb 24, 15:45

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased by 18% in 2009 when compared to 2008 area shipments, according to SEMI. The slide indicates improvement compared with the first half...

North America chip equipment orders top US$1 billion in January 2010, says SEMI

Feb 22, 10:12

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.13 billion in orders in January 2010 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.20, according...

Survey highlights more IC suppliers consider switch to copper wire, says SEMI

Jan 28, 14:19

An increasing number of fabless chip companies and IDMs are considering copper wire for some new products, though a number of issues exist regarding this transition, according to...

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