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  • Last update: Monday 25 April 2016 [1197 news items]

Taiwan university develops aluminum ball bonding technology

Apr 25, 10:42

While copper wire is considered a cheaper alternative to gold wire for ball wire bonding used in semiconductor packaging, a process based on aluminum wire has been developed by Taiwan's...

Aluminum wire developed for use in semiconductor packaging

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts March 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.15

Apr 25, 10:31

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.38 billion in orders worldwide in March 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.15,...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.29 billion

Stockwatch - Apr 22, 10:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery equipment and intangible assets from Hermes Microvision (HMI), Fortrend Engineering, Kilopass...

ASE, SPIL say supply not affected by Japan quake

Apr 19, 14:45

IC packagers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have said their supply chains will not be affected by two major earthquakes that...

TSMC to launch 7nm trial production in 1H17

Apr 19, 10:56

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is scheduled to launch 7nm trial production in the first half of 2017, company chairman Morris Chang said in a report sent to TSMC's...

Global 2015 semiconductor materials sales reach US$43.4 billion, says SEMI

Apr 18, 14:09

The global semiconductor materials market decreased 1.5% in 2015 compared to 2014 while worldwide semiconductor revenues decreased 0.2%, according to SEMI. The impact of exchange...

MStar unit to complete merger with Ilitek on June 1

Stockwatch - Apr 15, 11:42

MStar Semiconductor through a wholly-owned subsidiary will complete its merger with ILI Technology (Ilitek) on June 1, 2016, according to a filing issued by its parent company MediaTek...

TSMC reiterates revenue target for 2016

Apr 15, 11:23

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) target of 5-10% growth in 2016 consolidated revenues remains unchanged, according to the pure-play foundry.

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to decline 0.6% in 2016, says Gartner

Apr 13, 22:19

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$333 billion in 2016, a decrease of 0.6% from 2015, according to Gartner. This is following a decline of 2.3% in 2015 due...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$2 billion

Stockwatch - Apr 12, 14:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased engineering and facility equipment from Applied Materials, Fu Tsu Construction and Tokyo Electron for a total of about...

Topco Scientific March revenues increase

Stockwatch - Apr 8, 17:59

Semiconductor materials distributor Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$1.81 billion (US$55.9 million) for March 2016, up 10.3% on month and 7.4% on year.

Worldwide semiconductor revenues fall 2.3% in 2015, says Gartner

Apr 8, 12:23

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$334.8 billion in 2015, a 2.3% decrease from 2014, according to final results by Gartner.

Global 2015 semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment market drops 1%, says Gartner

Apr 8, 12:22

Worldwide semiconductor wafer-level manufacturing equipment revenue totaled US$33.6 billion in 2015, a 1% decrease from 2014, according to final results by Gartner. The top 10 vendors...

Global semiconductor sales dip slightly in February, says SIA

Apr 6, 11:41

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$26 billion for the month of February 2016, a decrease of 3.2% compared...

Global smiconductor market slumps in 2015, IHS says

Apr 6, 11:07

Global semiconductor revenues fell by 2% in 2015, according to IHS. Sequential quarterly growth was weak throughout every quarter of 2015, especially in the first quarter when the...

Chip orders from Apple slow, say sources

Mar 31, 10:50

Chip orders from Apple are relatively slow in the second quarter of 2016 compared to those in the same quarter in previous years, according to industry sources.

Taiwan FTC terminates ASE-SPIL takeover bid

Mar 24, 11:17

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has decided to terminate its review of an application submitted by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) to acquire additional Siliconware...

US leads growing global industrial semiconductor market, IHS says

Mar 23, 22:13

The industrial semiconductor market will post an 8% CAGR, as revenues rise from US$43.5 billion in 2014 to US$59.5 billion in 2019, according to IHS. Increased capital spending and...

TSMC buys equipment from Applied, Lam

Stockwatch - Mar 23, 22:04

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery and engineering equipment from Applied Materials and Lam Research for a total of about NT$2.88...

TSMC likely to raise 2016 capex

Mar 21, 22:04

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is likely to revise upward its capex for 2016 as equipment purchases thus far this year have been made in advance, according to industry...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts February 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.05, says SEMI

Mar 18, 14:21

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.26 billion in orders worldwide in February 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05,...

ASE looking to form industrial holding company

Mar 18, 11:08

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, which already holds 25% of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), has announced the failure of its tender offer for another 24.71% stake in SPIL...

ASE fails to gain antitrust approval for SPIL bid

Mar 17, 11:57

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) will be unable to win antitrust approval in Taiwan by March 17 - the deadline of its tender offer for another 24.71% stake in Siliconware...

SEMI reports 2015 semiconductor equipment sales of US$36.5 billion

Mar 15, 21:48

SEMI has reported that worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled US$36.53 billion in 2015, representing an on-year decrease of 3%. Total equipment bookings...

Imec opens new 300mm cleanroom

Mar 14, 11:43

Nanoelectronics research center imec has announced the opening of a new 300mm cleanroom. With this 4,000-square meter new facility, imec's semiconductor research cleanrooms now totals...

GaN and SiC power semiconductor market to top US$1 billion in 2020, says IHS

Mar 9, 22:16

The emerging market for silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) power semiconductors is forecast to pass the US$1 billion mark in five years, energized by demand from hybrid...

Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed 1 trillion devices in 2018, says IC Insights

Mar 8, 15:45

Total unit shipments of semiconductors which include ICs and opto-sensor-discrete (O-S-D) devices are forecast to continue their upward march and top one trillion units for the first...

Global semiconductor sales off to sluggish start in 2016, says SIA

Mar 8, 15:00

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$26.9 billion for the month of January 2016, 2.7% lower than the previous month's...

Digitimes Research: Smartphone APs to face fierce competition in China in 2016

Mar 4, 12:39

Observing China's mobile market in 2016, Digitimes Research expects smartphone AP price competition to grow fiercer, while Qualcomm and MediaTek will continue to push Internet of...

President-elect vows to safeguard Taiwan semiconductor industry

Mar 4, 11:26

The Taiwan government must form a "national team" in cooperation with local enterprises to meet increasing challenges amid the rising supply chain from China, president-elect...

President elect Tsai Ing-wen visiting HSP

SPIL says management on the same page regarding ASE takeover bid

Mar 3, 16:44

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has published a statement in Taiwan's local newspapers saying management is on the same page with the company's chairman Bough Lin regarding...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts January 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.08, says SEMI

Feb 25, 11:08

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.32 billion in orders worldwide in January 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.08,...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.7 billion

Stockwatch - Feb 24, 11:16

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased facility equipment from M+W High Tech Projects Taiwan and United Integrated Services (UIS) for a total of about NT$2.72...

Semiconductor capital spending declines in 2015, says IC Insights

Feb 23, 15:46

According to IC Insights, total worldwide semiconductor industry capital spending is forecast to show low single-digit growth in 2016 after registering a 1% decline in 2015. Last...

ASE, KYEC make equipment purchases

Stockwatch - Feb 22, 23:56

IC packaging and testing houses Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) have both announced equipment purchases via their respective company filings...

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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.

  • Samsung+ePoP+memory+for+smartphones

    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.

  • Applied+SEMVision+G6+defect+analysis+system+

    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.

  • Cypress+EZ%2DUSB+FX3

    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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