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Record capex leads to 28% fab equipment growth in 2011, says SEMI

Mar 3, 14:45

SEMI has updated data on over 200 facilities, including LED fabs. Using a thorough bottoms-up approach (tracking all projects fab by fab), the data reveal a 28% increase year-over-year...

SEMI book-to-bill ratio slips again

Feb 23, 14:48

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.85 in January 2011, compared to 0.90 in December 2010 and 0.97 in November, according...

Silicon wafer shipments reach record levels in 2010, says SEMI

Feb 10, 10:44

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2010 increased 40% from 2009, while revenues grew by 45% over the same period, according to SEMI.

Lite-On Semi posts flat growth in January consolidated revenues

Feb 9, 13:53

Lite-On Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$720 million (US$25 million) for January 2011, almost flat from NT$717 million in December. The figure showed a 15% decline...

GaAs foundries VPEC, AWSC and Win Semi report mixed January results

Feb 9, 01:50

GaAs foundry house Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) posted a new monthly sales record with NT$186 million (US$6.43 million) in January revenues, up 16.3% sequentially. Fellow...

SEMI, SEAJ book-to-bill ratios slip in December 2010

Jan 21, 14:06

North America-based semiconductor production equipment makers posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.90 in December, down from 0.97 in November, according to SEMI. Meanwhile, data gathered...

Eight wafer fabs to be shut down in 2011, says SEMI

Jan 5, 01:40

Fifteen wafer fabs were shut down in 2010 and eight more will see a similar fate in 2011, according to SEMI. As more IDM companies aim to cut costs and become fab-lite and fabless,...

Smartphone demand to buoy AWSC, Win Semi 2011 shipments

Jan 4, 15:57

Taiwan-based GaAs foundries Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) and Win Semiconductors will enjoy rising shipments in 2011, benefiting from the continued growth expected...

SAS looks to semi, sapphire wafers for 2011 growth

Dec 23, 01:05

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) expects sales of sapphire wafer materials to account for 5-6% of revenues in 2011 compared to about 2% estimated for 2010, according to company...

North America fab tool book-to-bill slips to 0.96 in November 2010, says SEMI

Dec 17, 16:11

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.96 in November 2010 compared to 0.98 in October and 1.06 a year ago, according to SEMI...

Chip gear billings and bookings rise in 3Q10, says SEMI

Dec 15, 16:21

Chip manufacturing equipment billings and bookings worldwide enjoyed both sequential and on-year growth in the third quarter of 2010, according to SEMI.

GaAs wafer foundry Win Semi to boost capacity in 2011

Dec 10, 01:25

GaAs wafer foundry Win Semiconductors has revealed plans to ramp up capacity in 2011 in anticipation for brisk power amplifier (PA) demand coming from the smartphone sector. The company...

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...

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