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China AI unicorn Cambricon to launch smart chips using TSMC 16nm process

Nov 9, 15:20

China AI chip unicorn Cambricon Technologies plans to launch MLU machine learning series processor chips for cloud-based applications within the next 18 months, with the chips to...

VIS expects about flat revenue growth in 4Q17

Nov 8, 14:15

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects to post revenues ranging from NT$6.2 billion (US$205.4 million) to NT$6.6 billion in the fourth quarter of...

Strong demand prompts VIS to mull new fab plan

Nov 8, 14:08

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is evaluating the feasibility of establishing a new fab or buying an existing one to ramp up capacity to meet increasing...

VIS chairman Fang Leuh

ASE October revenues increase

Nov 8, 13:34

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$27.9 billion (US$924.1 million) for October 2017, up 7.6% on year and 2.6% sequentially.

TSMC 3nm fab construction to kick off in 2020, chairman says

Nov 6, 13:47

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) founder and chairman Morris Chang said at a recent company event that the pure-play foundry will start constructing its advanced...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Alibaba forays into CPU sector via investment in C-Sky Microsystems

Nov 6, 13:39

As part of its efforts to enhance its presence in the CPU sector, China tech giant Alibaba Group has invested in Hangzhou-based C-Sky Microsystems, an IC design house dedicated to...

Opto, sensor and discrete ICs to reach record US$75 billion in 2017, says IC Insights

Nov 3, 15:57

More than a dozen product categories in optoelectronics, sensors/actuators, and discretes semiconductors (O-S-D) are on track to set record-high annual sales this year, according...

China semiconductor players urged to take high ground in technology development

Nov 3, 14:58

China semiconductor players must strive hard to take the high ground in the development of advanced process technologies, high-value-added chips, and semiconductor and automation...

Fu Cheng, vice president of Zhaoxin Semiconductor

Gowin, TSMC team up for 28nm FPGA chips

Nov 3, 11:52

China-based Gowin Semiconductor has announced the development of its first 28nm FPGA product, the GW3AT-100, fabricated by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC).

Sesto eyeing automation business in Taiwan semi industry

Nov 2, 11:59

Singapore-based Sesto Robotics is an automated guided vehicle (AGV) and intelligent mobile robot (IMR) developer that recently participated in Semicon Taiwan 2017 to push its products...

Sesto CEO Michael Leong

Samsung capex to reach KRW46.2 trillion in 2017

Nov 1, 22:17

Samsung expects capital expenditure (capex) for 2017 to be approximately KRW46.2 trillion (US$41.5 billion), a significant increase from 2016. Capex for the semiconductor and display...

Global semiconductor industry posts highest-ever quarterly sales, says SIA

Nov 1, 13:52

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$107.9 billion in the third quarter of 2017, marking the industry's highest-ever quarterly sales and an increase of 10.2% compared to the...

China firms to invest CNY18 billion to develop 19nm DRAM technology

Oct 31, 15:00

China-based GigaDevice Semiconductor and Hefei RuiLi Integrated Circuit Manufacture (formerly Hefei ChangXin IC) will team up to develop 19nm DRAM process technology for the production...

China's DigaDevice and Hefei Ruili IC to jointly develop 19nm DRAM

Lead time for MOSFET chips extends

Oct 30, 12:16

Major MOSFET suppliers have extended delivery lead times to 13-18 weeks from 8-12 weeks as the supply of MOSFET chips has become tighter on rising demand for electric cars, according...

ASE likely to post record 4Q17 revenues

Oct 30, 11:36

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) expects sales of its core IC assembly test and material (ATM) business to register flat sequential growth in the fourth quarter, while sales...

ASE

China firms to expand global presence in entry-level FPGA market

Oct 27, 16:02

China-based FPGA chip suppliers including Shanghai Anlogic Information Technology, Shenzhen Pango Microsystems, Gowin Semiconductor, Xian Intelligence Silicon Tech and AGM Microelectronics...

GTC Taiwan 2017: Nvidia announces AI collaboration with Taiwan

Oct 27, 14:11

Nvidia at its GPU Technology Conference (GTC) Taiwan 2017 event on October 26 underscored its commitment to helping Taiwan jump start deep learning in an economy best known for its...

Nvidia to assist on AI development in Taiwan

Semiconductor firms eye edge-computing opportunities

Oct 26, 14:37

With edge computing promising to become an important part of cloud systems, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is eyeing the market opportunities with its advanced...

NXP, Metanoia collaborate on broadband access solutions

Oct 26, 12:21

NXP Semiconductors and Metanoia Communications have announced that Metanoia's proven ADSL2/2+, VDSL2 and G.fast (referred to collectively as xDSL) technology will be demonstrated...

Strong MOSFET demand to boost revenues at backend firm GEM Services in 4Q17

Oct 26, 11:46

Taiwan-based GEM Services, a backend house focusing exclusively on the power management semiconductor market, is expected to enjoy another quarter of record revenues driven by continued...

Globalfoundries to adopt EUV for 7nm FinFET

Oct 25, 14:05

Globalfoundries will first use EUV lithography technology in its 7nm FinFET node, and has started to work with AMD in the process development, said company CTO Gary Patton at a recent...

Taiwan analog IC firms to enjoy strong 4Q17

Oct 25, 13:33

Taiwan-based analog IC firms, particularly suppliers of MOSFET chips and fan motor driver ICs, are expected to enjoy a particularly strong fourth quarter of 2017, according to industry...

Realtek 3Q17 profits hit nearly 3-year high

Oct 25, 13:30

Networking IC design specialist Realtek Semiconductor has reported net profits for the third quarter of 2017 hit a nearly 3-year high of NT$1.15 billion (US$38 million). EPS for the...

Apple-TSMC partnership started from home dinner hosted by Morris Chang, says Jeff Williams

Oct 24, 16:11

Though a business partner of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for less than 10 years, Apple has become the largest customer of the world's largest foundry house in...

Apple COO Jeff Williams

Sony to expand CIS presence in car electronics market

Oct 24, 15:24

Sony has been strengthening its high-end CMOS image sensor (CIS) development and is looking to expand its presence in the car-use electronics market. The efforts are expected to bear...

SDI resumes production at China leadframe plant

Oct 24, 15:15

Taiwan-based Shuen Der Industry (SDI), a supplier of semiconductor leadframes, has resumed production at a China factory which was ordered to suspend and remediate polluted water.

Global semiconductor sector to see 4.5-5.5% CAGR in next decade, says Morris Chang

Oct 24, 15:11

The global semiconductor sector will grow 2-3pp more than the global GDP expansion and see a 4.5-5.5% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the next 10 years, with Taiwan Semiconductor...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang (far right) and guest speakers at the forum

North American semi equipment industry billings continue slide

Oct 24, 10:39

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a 6.9% sequential decrease in billings worldwide in September reaching a nine-month low of US$2.03 billion, according...

Taiwan OSAT firms busy packaging AMD GPUs for new iMacs

Oct 23, 15:42

While Apple has started to release more orders to AMD for high-end GPUs needed for new iMac series since September 2017, Taiwan-based outsourced semiconductor assembly and test (OSAT)...

TSMC raises IC market forecasts for 2017

Oct 20, 14:52

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has revised upward its forecasts for global foundry and overall IC market outlook for 2017 to a 7% and 16% growth, respectively,...

TSMC 7nm process ready for mass production in 1H18

IC makers maximize 300mm, 200mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Oct 20, 10:19

With the prospects of large 450mm wafers going nowhere, IC manufacturers are increasing efforts to maximize fabrication plants using 300mm and 200mm diameter silicon substrates. The...

TSMC 3Q17 profits slip

Oct 19, 15:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported net profits of NT$89.93 billion (US$2.97 billion) on consolidated revenues of NT$252.11 billion for the third quarter...

TSMC saw profits drop on year in 3Q17

IC Insights raises 2017 IC market forecast to 22% growth

Oct 19, 14:28

IC Insights has raised its IC market growth rate forecast for 2017 to 22%, up 6pp from its previous estimate of 16% growth.

Will Mong-song Liang face another trade secrets lawsuit?

Oct 19, 12:49

Mong-song Liang, who had overseen advanced process R&D at TSMC and Samsung Foundry, has recently begun his new stint at another IC foundry, SMIC. In his new role, Liang is expected...

HiSilicon seeking second-source supplier for 7nm chips

Oct 18, 14:34

HiSilicon Technologies is seeking a second-source supplier for the fabrication of its 7nm chips, with Samsung Electronics, Globalfoundries and Intel striving for orders from the China-based...

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