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TSMC raises holdings in affiliate Xintec

Stockwatch - Nov 27, 10:06

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has hiked its holdings in affiliate Xintec to more than 51%, as a result of the addition of two new subsidiaries to TSMC, Xintec...

ASE to expand workforce at Chungli facility

Nov 26, 10:22

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) will expand the workforce at its manufacturing site in Chungli, northern Taiwan to 15,000 from the current 9,000, as sales generated from...

ASE orders equipment from UIS

Stockwatch - Nov 20, 10:28

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has purchased a batch of machinery and engineering equipment from cleanroom constructor United Information Systems (UIS) for about NT$383...

ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild for US$2.4 billion

Nov 19, 10:39

ON Semiconductor and Fairchild Semiconductor International have entered into an agreement for ON Semiconductor to acquire Fairchild for US$20.00 per share in an all cash transaction...

Taiwan semiconductor production value to rise 4% in 2016, says IEK

Nov 18, 11:14

Taiwan's semiconductor industries are expected to generate total production value of NT$2.34 trillion (US$71.3 billion) in 2016, up 4.1% on year, according to the Industrial Economics...

TSMC to invest in Tela for US$65 million

Stockwatch - Nov 12, 10:31

TSMC Partners, a TSMC unit engaged in making investments in semiconductor companies, will buy about 10 million shares of Tela Innovations for US$6.24 a share or a total of US$65 million,...

MediaTek, TSMC urge Taiwan government to ease restrictions on China investment in chipmakers

Nov 9, 11:02

The chairmen of MediaTek and TSMC both agree that Taiwan's government should be more liberal towards the issue of allowing China-based firms to invest in the local IC industry sectors,...

China semiconductor investment fund changes the rules of competition, says ASE COO

Nov 6, 14:06

China's national semiconductor industry investment fund has changed the rules of industrial competition, and backed by this fund China-based companies will definitely ramp up the...


Asian semiconductor equipment suppliers to lose market share in 2015, says Information Network

Nov 6, 10:53

Asia-based semiconductor equipment makers will see their combined share of the global equipment sales shrink in 2015, according to the Information Network.

Demand key to driving 2016 semiconductor market, says ASE COO

Nov 5, 11:43

The 2016 semiconducor market will be all about demand, according to Tien Wu, COO for IC backend house Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE).


Global semiconductor sales increase 1.5% in 3Q15, says SIA

Nov 4, 11:19

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$85.2 billion in the third quarter of 2015, up 1.5% sequentially but down 2.8% on year, according to SIA.

Sony and Toshiba sign MOU for transfer of certain semiconductor fabrication facilities

Oct 28, 22:17

Sony and Toshiba have entered into a non-binding memorandum of understanding that confirms their intent to negotiate the transfer to Sony of certain Toshiba owned semiconductor fabrication...

IC Insights cuts 2015 IC market forecast to negative

Oct 26, 15:11

IC Insights has lowered its 2015 IC market forecast from 1% growth to negative 1%, citing a slowing China economy, strong US dollar, and falling DRAM ASPs.

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to decrease 1% in 2015, says Gartner

Oct 19, 15:52

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 1% to US$63.9 billion in 2015, according to Gartner. This is a down from the 2.5% growth predicted in Gartner's previous...

AMD, Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics to establish semiconductor assembly and test JV

Oct 19, 14:25

AMD and Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics (NFME) have announced the signing of a definitive agreement to create a joint venture combining AMD's high-volume assembly, test, mark, and...

TSMC cuts 2015 chip growth forecast to zero

Oct 16, 10:36

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has cut its 2015 outlook for the global semiconductor industry to zero growth. It is the third time the foundry has lowered its chip...

TSMC co-CEOs Mark Liu and CC Wei

Court dismisses legal action filed by ASE against SPIL

Oct 14, 11:40

A district court in Taiwan has dismissed a legal action filed by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) to seek an injunction to prevent Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL)...

SPIL will seek approval for a proposed a strategic alliance with Foxconn

Worldwide semiconductor sales to fall in 2015, says Gartner

Oct 13, 16:02

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$337.8 billion in 2015, a decline of 0.8% from 2014, according to Gartner. This is the first decline in revenues since 2012...

Holtek intros new MCUs and other products for IoT

Oct 13, 15:29

Microcontroller (MCU) supplier Holtek Semiconductor has showcased a series of new products targeted at IoT applications.

Taiwan LCD driver IC firms look to post more than 10% revenue decreases in 4Q15

Oct 7, 22:17

LCD driver IC design specialists including Novatek Microelectronics, Himax Technologies, Sitronix Technology, Fitipower Integrated Technology, Raydium Semiconductor and FocalTech...

Realtek reports increased September revenues

Stockwatch - Oct 6, 15:47

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.04 billion (US$93.5 million) for September 2015, representing growth of 18.3% on month...

Global semiconductor sales decrease slightly in August, says SIA

Oct 5, 22:05

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$27.7 billion in August, down 0.5% from the previous month when sales were US$27.9 billion, according to SIA.

Auto, industrial chip orders falling

Oct 5, 15:34

Auto and industrial chip orders have seen a dramatic fall in the fourth quarter of 2015, according to industry sources in Taiwan.

Taiwan high court rules in favor of ASE in pollution case

Sep 30, 11:43

The Kaohsiung branch of Taiwan's high court has overturned a district court ruling by acquitting Advanced Semiconductor Engineering and its five employees of pollution charges in...

M&A activity continues through uncertain business climate, says IC Insights

Sep 29, 10:01

In July 2015, IC Insights examined the huge surge of M&A activity in the IC industry during the first six months of 2015. In just the first half of 2015, announced semiconductor...

Equipment vendors launch cost-saving programs for clients looking to migrate to 10nm

Sep 25, 15:05

Semiconductor equipment companies including Applied Materials, ASML and Lam Research have launched refurbish and spare parts programs to help their clients save manufacturing costs...

ASE opposes SPIL-Foxconn tie-up

Sep 24, 10:16

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has issued a statement expressing its opposition to Siliconware Precision Industries' (SPIL) share-swap deal with Foxconn Electronics (Hon...

ASE obtains 25% SPIL shares

Sep 23, 11:28

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) announced on September 22 it has purchased 25% shares of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), achieving its acquisition goal.

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts August book-to-bill ratio of 1.06

Sep 21, 15:45

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.67 billion in orders worldwide in August 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.06,...

SMIC, China National Fund and Qualcomm sign letter of intent to invest in SJsemi

Sep 17, 11:21

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) announced on September 16 that the company has signed a letter of intent with China Integrated Circuit Industry Investment Fund (CICIIF)...

SPIL finds more reasons to partner with Foxconn, says Lin

Sep 17, 11:19

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) believes that its vertical alliance with Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will generate better outcomes than a horizontal alliance...

The chairmen of Foxconn and SPIL present

Global 2Q15 semiconductor equipment billings reach US$9.4 billion, says SEMI

Sep 15, 15:12

SEMI has reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.4 billion in the second quarter of 2015.

Equipment spending slows but still positive in 2015 and 2016, says SEMI

Sep 10, 15:44

Front-end fab equipment spending (including new, used, and in-house) is projected to increase 5% in 2015 to US$37 billion, and rise another 6.6% in 2016 to US$39.4 billion, according...

Power modules growing in power semiconductor market, says IHS

Sep 9, 20:42

The global power module market is projected to comprise nearly one-third (30%) of the power semiconductor market by 2019, growing at twice the rate of power discretes, from 2014 to...

Lite-On Semi posts increased August revenues

Sep 9, 15:09

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, saw its August revenues increase about 7% on month thanks to rising sales generated from non-PC applications.

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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.

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    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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