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ASE ready to enter volume production of fan-out wafer-level packaging

Oct 26, 11:54

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reportedly obtained orders for fan-out wafer-level packaging (FOWLP) from Qualcomm, MediaTek and HiSilicon with volume production set...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts September book-to-bill ratio of 1.05

Oct 24, 11:18

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted US$1.60 billion in orders worldwide in September 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05,...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to dip 0.9% in 2016, says Gartner

Oct 17, 21:42

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$332 billion in 2016, a decrease of 0.9% from 2015, according to Gartner. This represents two consecutive years of revenue...

Taiwan FTC to hold public hearing on ASE-SPIL merger

Oct 13, 14:29

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has said it will arrange a public hearing on Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) planned merger with Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL)...

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to dip 0.3% in 2016, says Gartner

Oct 13, 10:43

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decrease 0.3% to US$64.6 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is up slightly from the estimated 0.7% decline in Gartner's...

UMC Xiamen subsidiary orders equipment from Applied, ASML

Stockwatch - Oct 7, 14:39

United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced a total of NT$2.79 billion (US$88.47 million) spent on equipment from Applied Materials and ASML for the foundry's subsidiary United Semiconductor...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$1.36 billion

Stockwatch - Oct 5, 14:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased machinery equipment from Tokyo Electron, United Integrated Services and Topco Quartz Products for a total of NT$1.36...

Global semiconductor sales rise 3.5% in August, says SIA

Oct 4, 11:17

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$28 billion for the month of August 2016, an increase of 3.5% compared to the previous month's total of US$27.1 billion and an uptick of...

Equipment maker Foxsemicon vying for orders from OLED sector

Oct 3, 11:14

Semiconductor equipment maker Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group, is vying for orders for automation equipment for OLED panel production, according...

Taiwan IC industry to increase 7% in 2016, says TSIA chairman

Sep 30, 11:08

Although the worldwide IC industry output value will decline 2.4% in 2016, the output value of Taiwan's IC industry will maintain growth, according to Nicky Lu, chairman of the Taiwan...

TSIA chairman Nicky Lu

TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.32 billion

Stockwatch - Sep 28, 14:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased machinery equipment from Advanced Thermal Sciences (ATS), Tokyo Electron and Applied Materials for a total of NT$2.32...

Foxconn could expand SiP business with Sharp chip unit

Sep 27, 10:14

Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) is in the process of integrating Sharp into its group, including Sharp's chip unit, which is a difficult part to combine with. Nevertheless,...

Value of semiconductor industry M&A agreements already over US$50 billion, says IC Insights

Sep 23, 15:29

After an historic surge in semiconductor merger and acquisition agreements in 2015, the torrid pace of transactions has eased (until recently), but 2016 is already the second-largest...

Backend firms seeing tight supply

Sep 22, 10:33

IC backend houses have recently seen their supply fall short of demand as their delivery times have extended to more than two weeks, up from 4-7 days, according to industry sources...

China-based GigaDevice reportedly buys plant from Memoright

Sep 20, 15:08

Beijing-based GigaDevice Semiconductor has reportedly taken over a Memoright plant located in Wuhan, which could pave the way for the China-based NOR flash vendor to step into the...

BOE reportedly sets up new R&D team for bio-sensors

Sep 20, 01:00

China-based BOE has teamed up at least 100 engineers engaged in R&D for bio-sensors, according to industry sources. A business unit has also been set up under BOE to focus on...

ASE a major SiP backend provider for Apple, say sources

Sep 20, 00:44

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), through its Shanghai-based subsidiary Universal Scientific Industrial (USI), has obtained SiP (system-in-package) backend orders for Wi-Fi,...

Global 2Q16 semiconductor equipment billings increase 26%, says SEMI

Sep 14, 14:57

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$10.5 billion in the second quarter of 2016, according to SEMI. The billings figure was 26% higher than the prior...

Qualcomm opens Shanghai facility for semiconductor test manufacturing

Sep 12, 21:51

Qualcomm has announced the opening of Qualcomm Communication Technologies (Shanghai), a semiconductor test facility in the Waigaoqiao (WGQ) free-trade zone in Shanghai, and its first...

IC Insights cuts IoT semiconductor market forecast

Sep 9, 10:54

IC Insights has trimmed back its semiconductor forecast for Internet of Things system functions over the next four years by about US$1.9 billion, mostly because of lower sales projections...

Global semiconductor sales rebound in July, says SIA

Sep 9, 10:49

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$27.1 billion for the month of July 2016, an increase of 2.6% compared to the...

ASE optimistic about SiP, demand for mid- and high-end smartphones

Sep 7, 15:04

Chip demand for mid- and high-end smartphones is set to be higher than expected in 2016, while demand for SiP (system-in-package) remains robust, according to Advanced Semiconductor...


Fujitsu licenses Nantero technology to produce NRAM

Sep 5, 14:43

Fujitsu Semiconductor and Mie Fujitsu Semiconductor have reached an agreement with US-based Nantero to license Nantero's technology for NRAM, non-volatile RAM using carbon nanotubes,...

AWSC announces stock buyback

Stockwatch - Sep 1, 12:28

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC) has announced plans to repurchase five million shares, or 3.56% of the company's outstanding shares, at between NT$36 (US$1.13)...

Calitech plans Taiwan OTC listing

Newswatch - Sep 1, 12:13

Taiwan-based Calitech, which provides key parts for semiconductor front-end equipment, plans to list on the local over-the-counter (OTC) market at the end of September.

TSMC orders equipment for NT$21.3 billion

Stockwatch - Aug 29, 21:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) purchased machinery equipment from Ebara, ASML and Applied Materials for a total of NT$21.3 billion (US$669.7 million), according...

TOK steps up investment in Taiwan

Aug 29, 21:02

Tokyo Ohka Kogyo (TOK) is looking to expand its investment in Taiwan, which will become the Japan-based vendor's production hub for the East Asia market, according to the manufacturer...

GlobalWafers to acquire 100% stake in SunEdison Semiconductor

Aug 18, 14:26

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers on August 18 announced that it has signed to acquire a 100% stake in US-based SunEdison Semiconductor for US$12 per share, 44.9%...

MediaTek, AMD sales surge in 2Q16, says IC Insights

Aug 17, 11:09

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers in the second quarter of 2016, and identified MediaTek and AMD as the fastest-growing companies.

Power semiconductor market revenues decline in 2015, says IHS

Aug 12, 12:36

Overall revenues for the power semiconductors market globally dropped slightly in 2015, due primarily to macroeconomic factors and application-specific issues, according to IHS Mar...

PTI to make additional investment in China subsidiary

Aug 9, 11:48

Powertech Technology (PTI) has announced plans to inject an additional US$25 million into Powertech Semiconductor (Xian), its subsidiary responsible for backend services for memory...

VIS expects up to 3% drop in 3Q16 revenues

Aug 9, 11:02

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects its third-quarter revenues to decrease up to 3% or increase 1% sequentially despite the period being the traditionally...

Realtek looks to brisk sales in 3Q16

Stockwatch - Aug 8, 15:45

Realtek Semiconductor expects its sales to remain strong in the third quarter of 2016 due to steady orders for PC-use, Wi-Fi, STB chips and TV controller ICs, according to the comp...

China firms set up alliance to integrate development of semiconductor industry

Aug 8, 11:14

A total of 27 semiconductor companies and related organizations in China have formed a High-End Chip Alliance (HECA) aimed at vertically integrating the development of China's semiconductor...

Global 2Q16 semiconductor sales fall 6%, says SIA

Aug 3, 10:41

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$79.1 billion during the second quarter of 2016, an increase of 1.0% over the previous quarter but a decrease of 5.8% compared to the second...

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