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ASE, SPIL sign merger deal

Jul 1, 10:37

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) jointly announced on June 30 they have officially entered into a merger agreement reached on May...

ASE buys equipment from Teradyne

Stockwatch - Jun 30, 20:58

Packaging and testing company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has purchased equipment from automated test equipment supplier Teradyne for a total of NT$625.95 million (US$19.37...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$3 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 30, 10:03

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced purchases of manufacturing equipment and facilities totaling NT$3.05 billion (US$94.4 million) from Tokyo Electron,...

IC design houses allocating 28/40nm orders to UMC, SMIC

Jun 29, 10:59

IC design houses have allocated more of their 28/40nm chip orders to United Microelectronics (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) due to tight supply from Taiwan...

Automotive semiconductor market grows slightly in 2015 while ranks shift, IHS says

Jun 23, 14:06

Despite slowing growth for the automotive industry and exchange rate fluctuations, the automotive semiconductor market grew at a modest 0.2% on year reaching US$29 billion in 2015,...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts May 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.09, says SEMI

Jun 20, 11:38

The book-to-bill ratio for the North America semiconductor equipment industry stayed above parity for the sixth consecutive month in May 2016, according to industry association SEM...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$12 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 15, 10:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced machinery equipment purchases totaling NT$12.11 billion (US$373.41 million) from nine companies, Advanced Micro Fabrication...

Global semiconductor sales decrease in April, says SIA

Jun 8, 14:01

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$25.8 billion for the month of April 2016, a decrease of 1.0% from last month's...

Global 1Q16 semiconductor equipment billings fall 13%, says SEMI

Jun 7, 16:05

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$8.3 billion in the first quarter of 2016, according to SEMI. The billings figure is 3% higher than the prior quarter,...

TSMC buys equipment from HMI

Stockwatch - Jun 3, 16:07

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery equipment from Hermes Microvision (HMI), a provider of electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools...

Industrial semiconductor revenues increase in 2015, IHS says

Jun 1, 20:04

Industrial semiconductor revenues rose slightly in 2015 despite weakness in the overall semiconductor industry and, in particular, economic headwinds in China, which is a major global...

ASE, SPIL agree to set up JV holding company

May 27, 11:13

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have reached an agreement to establish a holding company, which will own both ASE and SPIL.

Lattice pASSPs to enter production in August

May 26, 10:52

Lattice Semiconductor's recently-announced programmable bridge device that supports leading protocols for mobile image sensors and displays will be ready for volume production in...

ASE, SPIL halt trading pending release of material information

May 25, 21:01

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have both announced they will enter a trading halt on May 26, pending the release of material...

ASE, SPIL in talks to form holding company

May 25, 10:52

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) are in talks about the feasibility of forming an industrial holding company, according to separate...

GlobalWafers to acquire wafer business unit from Topsil

May 23, 10:55

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers has disclosed it will acquire a 100% stake in the wafer business unit of Denmark-based Topsil Semiconductor Materials A/S at Danish...

TSMC mulling cutting 16/20nm prices

May 18, 11:08

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is considering dropping contract prices for its handset-IC clients to help ease the pressure of their declining ASPs and gross margins,...

IC Insights releases top-20 semiconductor suppliers in 1Q16

May 16, 10:23

IC Insights has released its list of the world's top-20 semiconductor suppliers including three pure-play foundries and six fabless companies in the first quarter of 2016.

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to fall 2.3% in 2016, says IDC

May 16, 10:00

Worldwide semiconductor revenues for 2016 will fall for a second consecutive year to US$324 billion, down 2.3% from the previous year according to IDC. Revenues are forecast to log...

SEMI reports 2015 semiconductor photomask sales of US$3.3 billion

May 11, 11:01

SEMI has reported that the worldwide semiconductor photomask market was US$3.3 billion in 2015. After increasing 3% in 2014, the photomask market increased 1% in 2015, according to...

Topco Scientific reports increased April revenues

Stockwatch - May 10, 11:23

Semiconductor materials distributor Topco Scientific has reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.22 billion (US$68.3 million) for April 2016, up 39.6% on year and 22.3% sequentially...

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to decline 2% in 2016, says Gartner

May 9, 21:32

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 2% to US$62.8 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is up from the estimated 4.7% decline in Gartner's previous...

NXP tops auto semiconductor vendor rankings, says Strategy Analytics

May 9, 21:24

NXP Semiconductors achieved a 14.2% share of the US$27.4 billion automotive semiconductor market in 2015, four-percentage points ahead of its nearest rivals Infineon and Renesas,...

Realtek Semiconductor reports increased revenues for April

Stockwatch - May 5, 16:13

Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.477 billion (US$107.43 million) for April 2016, representing a 1.03% increase on month and 31.27% increase on year.

Global semiconductor sales increase slightly in March, says SIA

May 3, 16:00

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$26.1 billion for the month of March 2016, a slight increase of 0.3% compared...

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...

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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.

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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.

  • 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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