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  • Last update: Friday 15 December 2017 [1636 news items]

IC substrates distributor Niching upbeat about 2018 performance

Dec 15, 16:32

Taiwan-based semiconductor packaging material and equipment distributor Niching Industrial is optimistic about its 2018 performance due to rising demand for memory IC substrates,...

Semiconductor equipment market to break record in 2017, says SEMI

Dec 13, 13:49

SEMI has projected that worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will increase 35.6% to US$55.9 billion in 2017, marking the first time that the semiconductor...

IC distributor ANSTek sees bright prospect for 1H18

Dec 11, 16:05

Taiwan semiconductor sales agent Answer Technology (ANSTek) expects bright business prospects for the first half of 2018, as it has secured high-end, lucrative product lines including...

Tech infringement lawsuits casting clouds on China memory sector

Dec 11, 14:18

China's memory industry is moving at full throttle to develop its own production technology, but its development pace is likely to be dragged down by emerging trade secrets and technology...

China gets big boost in semiconductor equipment localization

Dec 8, 16:10

China has taken a big stride forward in the localization of semiconductor equipment needed to support domestic chip production, as some major equipment makers have achieved technological...

TSMC Nanjing fab to start volume production in May 2018

Dec 8, 15:06

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will see its 12-inch wafer fab in Nanjing, China start volume production in May 2018, more than one quarter ahead of its original...

Power chip packager GEM sees record revenues for 4Q17

Dec 7, 17:53

Taiwan power semiconductor packaging and testing specialist GEM Services is expected to see its revenues for the fourth quarter of 2017 hit a new quarterly high of NT$800 million...

Global semiconductor industry continues upward trend in 3Q17, says IHS Markit

Dec 1, 14:02

The semiconductor industry continued its upward trend in the third quarter of 2017, notching a 12% sequential growth to US$113.9 billion with strength across all application markets,...

Digitimes Research: SiC, GaN power semiconductor markets to grow fast through 2025

Nov 30, 16:15

While silicon remains the mainstream power semiconductor material, silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) are seen more suitable for power semiconductor devices needed by...

Cleanroom constructor UIS seeing orders swell, says report

Nov 30, 13:45

Taiwan-based cleanroom maker United Information Systems (UIS) has seen its backlog of orders reach NT$17.67 billion (US$588.92 million), according to a report by Taiwan's Central...

China IC sector must develop large IDMs, says expert

Nov 28, 14:59

China's semiconductor industry must move to establish major IDM (integrated device manufacture) enterprises with global competitiveness to fill up the deficiency of domestic IDM deployments,...

IMECAS director Ye Tianchun

Cypress achieves aerospace-grade QML certification for 65nm and 40nm SRAM devices at UMC

Nov 28, 12:03

Cypress Semiconductor has claimed its 65nm and 40nm technology platforms are the industry's first to achieve Qualified Manufacturers List (QML) certification for their advance product...

ASE, SPIL to set up joint holding company in May 2018

Nov 27, 16:21

Taiwan IC packaging and testing specialists ASE and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) will convene provisional shareholders meetings in February 2018 and set up a joint holding...

Chroma ATE-invested firm receives ITRI technology transfer for semiconductor front-end process inspection

Nov 27, 12:53

Innovative Nanotech, a firm with investment from Chroma ATE, has signed a contract with Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) for nanoparticles monitoring technology tran...

ChipMOS Shanghai to grab backend orders for China homegrown 3D NAND chips

Nov 24, 12:33

ChipMOS Technologies (Shanghai), of which Tsinghua Unigroup is a major stakeholder, is expected to secure backend orders for 3D NAND flash chips developed by Yangtze River Storage...

China Big Fund planning second round of support for local IC sector

Nov 24, 11:24

China's National Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund (known as the Big Fund) has raised an estimated CNY150-200 billion (US$22.8-30.4 billion) which will be spent for the...

Global Unichip opens new office in Nanjing

Nov 23, 11:59

Taiwan-based Global Unichip, a fabless ASIC design house, has announced the opening of a new branch office in Nanjing, China where its major foundry partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

OSE looks to swing back to profitability in 2018

Nov 22, 15:46

Memory backend specialist Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE) is looking to return to profitability by the first half of 2018 due partly to increasing packaging and testing orders...

Moore's Law can last two more process generations, says MediaTek chair

Newswatch - Nov 22, 14:20

The Moore's Law that sets the pace of the semiconductor development can last two more generations, as the process technology may hit bottlenecks after advancing to 3nm node from the...

MediaTek chairman Tsai Ming-kai

Nova to see more orders from memory clients in 2018

Nov 21, 14:34

Taiwan-based Nova Technology, an expert in integrating water, gas and chemical engineering systems for semiconductor, photonics and other high-tech sectors, is expected to capture...

Nova Tech chairman Liang Chin-li

Samsung to unseat Intel as top semiconductor supplier in 2017, says IC Insights

Nov 21, 12:59

For the first time since 1993, the semiconductor industry is expected to witness a new number 1 supplier, according to IC Insights.

ASE to expand WLCSP capacity at Singapore plant, sources say

Nov 21, 12:56

In the wake of robust demand for wearable devices and automotive electronics applications, packaging and testing company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is set to expand...

Automotive electronics to see strongest growth through 2021, says IC Insights

Nov 17, 15:58

Automotive electronic system sales are forecast to rise by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.4% from 2016 through 2021, which is the highest among six major end-use system...

SMIC founder to set up new CIDM in China

Nov 17, 13:56

Richard Chang, founder and former CEO of China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), has orchestrated the establishment of a new foundry house...

Richard Chang believes the concept of CIDM can be realized in China

Austria chipmaker ams partners with China firm to develop 3D sensing camera solutions

Nov 17, 13:17

Austria-based ams and China-based Ningbo Sunny Opotech, an optical image system solution provider, have announced a collaboration to jointly develop and market 3D sensing camera solutions...

AI to bring opportunities, challenges for Taiwan semiconductor industry

Nov 16, 15:46

Artificial intelligence (AI) will bring huge business opportunities and challenges for Taiwan's semiconductor industry, and the industry will face fierce competition from China, where...

CC Wei, TSIA chairman and TSMC co-CEO

SMIC to start volume production of 14nm FinFET process in 2019

Nov 16, 15:44

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp (SMIC), China's largest foundry, will kick off volume production of 14nm FinFET process technology in 2019 and launch its second-generation...

Next-gen iPad Pro to feature 7nm A11X chip, says report

Nov 16, 15:29

Speculation circulated recently in the chipmaking industry that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is gearing up for 7nm chip production for Apple's in-house designed...

Samsung overtakes Intel as semiconductor leader in 3Q17, says IHS

Nov 16, 11:29

In the second quarter of 2017, Intel remained the market leader in pure semiconductor revenues, generated by the sale of its own products, according to IHS Markit. But the leadership...

Samsung huge chip capex for 2017 shows move to defend its memory dominance

Nov 16, 11:20

After spending US$11.3 billion in semiconductor capex last year, Samsung announced that its 2017 outlays for the semiconductor group are expected to more than double to US$26 billion...

TSMC board passes US$4.29 billion budget for capacity expansion

Nov 15, 14:18

The board of directors of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved a budget of about US$4.29 billion mainly to construct new fab facilities and expand production...

China IC firm sets milestone with rollout of 3D NAND flash

Nov 15, 14:16

Yangtze River Storage Technology (YMTC) under the Tsinghua Unigroup has successfully developed 32-layer 3D NAND flash chips, marking a new milestone and major technological breakthrough...

YMTC has unveiled 3D NAND flash memory

Synopsys extends help for Taiwan AI development

Nov 14, 14:21

Synopsys has signed a letter-of-intent (LOI) with a Taiwan government-run research lab to form a strategic partnership to help the country develop an artificial intelligence (AI)...

HY Electronic to acquire major stake in TGI

Nov 14, 11:33

Power discrete component supplier HY Electronic specializing in diode products has disclosed plans to acquire a 70% stake in Taiwan GPP (TGI) for NT$350 million (US$11.52 million).

HY Electronic to acquire major stake in TGI to strengthen its vertical integration

Taiwan IC designers vying for 8-inch foundry supply

Nov 10, 16:14

Taiwan fabless IC firms are aggresively vying to secure capacity at 8-inch foundries to meet increasing orders in 2018, particularly for MCU and MOSFET chips needed to support a variety...

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    Samsung V-NAND SSDs

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is adding three TCO-optimized, high-performance SSDs, based on 3-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, to its portfolio of...

    Photo: Company, Aug 27.

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    Samsung ePoP memory for smartphones

    Samsung Electronics is mass producing ePoP (embedded package on package) memory, a single memory package consisting of 3GB LPDDR3 DRAM, 32GB eMMC and a controller. For use in high-end...

    Photo: Company, Feb 10.

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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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    Cypress EZ-USB FX3

    Cypress Semiconductor has introduced its first USB 3.0 controller, the EZ-USB FX3 targeted at video and imaging, printing, scanning and a variety of applications that need higher...

    Photo: Company, Apr 14.

  • Micron+V100+pico+projection+engine

    Micron V100 pico projection engine

    Micron Technology's first pico projection engine, the V100, is designed to cater to the microdisplay needs of consumer video, handset, digital camera and other consumer markets for...

    Photo: Company, Dec 8.

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Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
  • China AMOLED panel capacity expansion forecast, 2016-2020

    This Digitimes Research Special Report examines the China AMOLED industry, focusing on the expansion capacity of the makers, the current implementation plans of major smartphone vendors in the market and the technological hurdles faced by the China makers.

  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.