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IC design service firms partnering with foundry houses to solicit orders for advanced processes

Dec 24, 22:59

Taiwan-based Global Unichip and Alchip Technologies, two IC design service companies partnered with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), have stepped up efforts to lure...

SMIC joins China group for STATS ChipPAC takeover

Dec 23, 14:19

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) will be part of a group of China-based investors looking to buy STATS ChipPAC. The IC foundry has announced that its subsidiary SilTech...

Global semiconductor market set for strongest growth in four years in 2014, says IHS

Dec 23, 11:02

Worldwide semiconductor market revenues are on track to achieve a 9.4% expansion in 2014, with broad-based growth across multiple chip segments driving the best industry performance...

TSMC has to find long-term perspective for China investment, says Chang

Dec 22, 16:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has to develop a long-term perspective about investing in China, said company chairman Morris Chang, in response to the China government-led...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Wahlee signs NT$3 billion syndicated loans for business expansion

Dec 17, 15:34

Semiconductor material distributor Wahlee Industrial has signed a NT$3 billion (US$95.9 million) 5-year syndicated loan agreement with a banking consortium, with the new funds to...

Global 3Q14 semiconductor equipment billings rise 15% on year, says SEMI

Dec 16, 22:05

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings increased 15% on year to US$8.82 billion in the third quarter of 2014, according to SEMI. However, the figure is 8% lower...

ASE Kaohsiung plant allowed to resume operations

Dec 16, 11:21

The K7 factory of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) located in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan - suspended for months in the wake of major pollution violations - has been allowed...

TSMC November sales slip 10%

Dec 10, 21:30

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced consolidated sales of NT$72.28 billion (US$2.32 billion) for November 2014, down 10.5% sequential...

ASE November sales stay high

Stockwatch - Dec 10, 10:43

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated sales for November decreased 4.8% from a record high posted in the previous month. Sales for the first 11 months...

Realtek sees mild on-month increase in November revenues

Stockwatch - Dec 8, 15:51

Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.571 billion (US$82.94 million) for November 2014, representing a 2.75% increase on month and 0.34% drop on year.

Global IC foundry sales to rise 12% in 2015, says TSMC co-CEO

Dec 4, 21:21

The global IC foundry market is forecast to increase 12% in 2015, outpacing the overall semiconductor sector's 5% growth, said TSMC's co-CEO Mark Liu at the company's 14th annual...

TSMC will outperform the worldwide IC foundry market in 2015, says company co-CEO Liu

Global chip sales rise 9.6% in October, says SIA

Dec 4, 11:38

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for October 2014 reached US$29.7 billion, an increase of 9.6% from a year ago when sales were US$27.1 billion, according to SIA. Compared to the...

Fujitsu newly-formed foundry companies start operations

Dec 4, 11:36

Fujitsu semiconductor has announced that its newly-formed foundry companies have started operations.

Global semiconductor equipment sales to rise 19% in 2014, says SEMI

Dec 3, 22:19

Global sales of semiconductor equipment are forecast to increase 19.3% to US$38 billion in 2014, according to SEMI.

AWSC responds to media reports on 4Q14 sales

Stockwatch - Dec 3, 14:36

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) has posted a filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) stating it was not the source of Chinese-language reports from...

TSMC to hold annual supply chain forum on December 4

Dec 2, 14:25

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will hold its annual supply chain management forum on December 4, and is expected to reveal the latest developments on its 16nm and...

Commentary: MediaTek offers food for thought about investing in China

Nov 27, 15:03

The announcement by MediaTek that it will invest in a private equity fund led by SummitView Capital and the Shanghai city government indicates that the Taiwan-based smartphone solution...

LED lighting marks a new era: Q&A with Hubie Notohamiprodjo, SSL products marketing director, Dialog Semiconductor

Nov 26, 14:17

With the global LED lighting application market taking off, and business opportunities emerging fast, semiconductor firms, particularly LED driver IC vendors, around the globe have...

Hubie Notohamiprodjo, SSL product marketing director

TSMC to grab 40-50% of A9 chip orders

Nov 26, 13:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to secure a combined 40-50% of Apple's A9 processor orders for next-generation iPad and iPhone devices, according to...

Soitec, SK Innovation team up for semiconductor materials

Nov 25, 16:11

France-based Soitec and SK Innovation of Korea have signed an agreement to establish an alliance focused on accelerating innovation in the area of semiconductor materials for information...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.4 billion

Stockwatch - Nov 24, 21:55

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery and engineering equipment from cleanroom constructor United Information Systems...

Taiwan estimated to supply 20% of global IC packaging materials, says IEK

Nov 21, 15:37

Output from Taiwan-based IC packaging materials suppliers is forecast to account for about 20% of the global output in 2014 indicating the industry's less-competitive global presence...

China and US boost worldwide industrial semiconductor market in 2014, says IHS

Nov 21, 10:38

Continuing strength in China and a resurgent US economy are combining to drive accelerated growth in the worldwide market for semiconductors used in industrial applications in 2014,...

USI raises funds

Nov 21, 10:31

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has announced that affiliate Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), which specializes in electronics design and design manufacture services,...

Commentary: Taiwan lags behind in development of high-power semiconductors

Nov 19, 11:42

Electric car, solar energy and smart grid manufacturing sectors have become the main focuses of industrial development for many countries recently, and the development of these sectors,...

Wahlee nets NT$4.01 per share for January-September

Nov 17, 11:01

Semiconductor material distributor Wahlee Industrial has reported net profit for the first three quarters of 2014 grew 7.5% on year to NT$988 million (US$32.3 million). EPS for the...

Lite-On Semi 4Q14 sales to decrease

Nov 17, 10:59

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, is expected to post a 10-15% sequential decrease in fourth-quarter revenues, affected by seasonal factors, according...

WiseChip Semiconductor developing quasi-candela OLED lighting

Nov 14, 16:01

OLED display maker WiseChip Semiconductor has developed low-color-temperature quasi-candela OLED lighting technology through cooperation with Taiwan's National Tsing Hua University...

Application of low-color-temperature quasi-candela OLED lighting

ChipMOS Taiwan, Thailin to merge

Nov 13, 10:06

ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda) announced on November 12 that its board of directors has approved a plan to merge its subsidiaries ChipMOS Taiwan and Thailin Semiconductor. The board...

Semi material distributors Topco, Wah Lee 4Q14 sales to drop up to 5%

Nov 12, 22:06

Semiconductor material suppliers Topco Scientific and Wah Lee Industrial are expected to enjoy a particularly strong fourth quarter buoyed by the ramping of 20nm process products...

Top-20 IC suppliers sales to rise 9% in 2014 , says IC Insights

Nov 10, 10:23

IC Insights has disclosed a forecast sales ranking of the 2014 top-20 semiconductor (IC and OSD – optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) companies. It is expected to require...

Demand for high-end packaging to stay strong in 4Q14, say materials suppliers

Nov 7, 10:47

Semiconductor materials suppliers expect demand for high-end packaging to remain strong and buoy their sales in the fourth quarter of 2014.

ASE payment to settle patent litigation with Tessera reduced

Nov 6, 19:51

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has issued a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) announcing that its payment to settle patent disputes with Tessera have been...

TSMC buys NT$1.4 billion of equipment from three suppliers

Stockwatch - Nov 5, 21:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery and engineering equipment from Kinmax Technology, Screen Semiconductor Solutions and Tokyo Electron...

Processing, sensing and communications semiconductor device portion of IoT set for rapid growth, says Gartner

Nov 4, 14:43

The processing, sensing and communications semiconductor device portion of the Internet of Things (IoT) will be a rapidly growing segment of the total semiconductor market, growing...

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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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    Fujitsu FM3 family of 32-bit microcontrollers

    Fujitsu Semiconductor has announced the release of 44 microcontrollers, the initial offering of chips from its new FM3 family of 32-bit general-purpose RISC microcontrollers using...

    Photo: Company, Nov 8.

  • Samsung+S2+Portable+3%2E0

    Samsung S2 Portable 3.0

    Samsung Electronics has announced its new 2.5-inch external hard disk drive (HDD), the S2 Portable 3.0. The new Samsung external HDD features an on-board SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface...

    Photo: Company, Aug 26.

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