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Worldwide semiconductor revenues grow 1.5% in 2016, says Gartner

Jan 18, 21:43

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$339.7 billion in 2016, a 1.5% increase from 2015 revenues of US$334.8 billion, according to preliminary results by Gartner. The top-25...

GaAs foundry Wavetek positive about compound semiconductor market

Jan 18, 21:40

Taiwan-based Wavetek Microelectronics, a subsidiary of United Microelectronics (UMC) dedicated to providing 6-inch GaAs foundry services for fabless and IDM companies, has expressed...

TSMC could build plant in the US, says Chang

Jan 13, 10:40

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) chairman Morris Chang has said the company has not ruled out building a wafer fab in the US in response to Donald Trump's plans to...

Morris Chang on the sidelines of the quarterly investors meeting

WPG, WT Micro post record 2016 revenues

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 10:51

Taiwan-based IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics both saw their 2016 revenues reach record-high levels.

ASE posts record 4Q16 revenues

Jan 10, 11:08

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$77.13 billion (US$2.4 billion) for the fourth quarter of 2016, up about 6% sequentially and 2.1%...

Global chip sales rise 7% in November, says SIA

Jan 5, 10:23

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$31 billion for November 2016, an increase of 7.4% from the November 2015 total of US$28.9 billion and 2% more than the October 2016 total...

EPA passes environmental impact assessment for TSMC 10nm facilities

Dec 30, 11:17

Taiwan's Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) has approved an environmental impact assessment on land designated for construction of 10nm production facilities by Taiwan...

HPE Taiwan optimistic about Taiwan server market

Dec 29, 14:31

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE) Taiwan chairman Jon Wang expects Taiwan's server market to enjoy good growth in 2017 with an improved economy and new cloud applications such as IoT...

HPE Taiwan chairman Jon Wang

Foundries 10nm yield rates lower-than-expected

Dec 23, 11:20

Both Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) and Samsung's 10nm processes have reached lower-than-expected yield rates, according to industry sources.

Lenovo lands datacenter server orders from TSMC with help from Compal

Dec 22, 12:31

Lenovo is cooperating with Compal Electronics to land orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) for datacenter servers with orders reportedly lasting through July...

NA semiconductor equipment industry posts November book-to-bill ratio of 0.96, says SEMI

Dec 16, 15:41

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.96 in November 2016, compared with 0.91 in the prior month and 0.96 a year ago, according...

China to join top-3 semiconductor equipment spenders for first time, says SEMI

Dec 14, 21:46

Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase 8.7% to US$39.7 billion in 2016, according to SEMI. In 2017, another 9.3% growth is expected,...

Prices of 12-inch blank wafers to rise 10-20% in 1Q17

Dec 8, 10:43

Chipmakers including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Micron Technology have been informed by their upstream suppliers that prices...

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Top-5 semiconductor vendors to hold a combined 41% market share in 2016, says IC Insights

Dec 7, 13:53

Vigorous M&A activity in 2015 and 2016 has reshaped the landscape of the semiconductor industry, with the top companies now controlling a much greater percentage of market share,...

Global October chip sales increase, says SIA

Dec 6, 21:11

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$30.5 billion for the month of October 2016, an increase of 3.4% from the previous month's total of US$29.5 billion and 5.1% higher than...

Global 3Q16 semiconductor equipment billings rise, says SEMI

Dec 6, 14:14

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$11 billion in the third quarter of 2016, according to SEMI. The billings figure was 5% higher than the prior quarter,...

ASE-SPIL merger still under review in China and US

Nov 18, 14:22

A proposed merger between Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) is still being reviewed by anti-trust authorities in China and the US...

China investment funds wooing Taiwan IC vendors

Nov 18, 14:17

More semiconductor investment funds backed by local governments in China have stepped up their contact with Taiwan-based IC vendors, aiming to lure them to establish IC-design companies...

SMIC 28nm chip shipments to double in 4Q16

Nov 17, 10:18

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is expected to hike shipments of its 28nm process technology to 20 million chips in the fourth quarter of 2016 from 10 million units...

Taiwan FTC OKs ASE-SPIL merger

Nov 17, 10:12

Taiwan's Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has approved the proposed merger between Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL).

Nvidia and MediaTek fastest-growing semiconductor companies for 2016, says IC Insights

Nov 16, 14:06

The top-20 semiconductor companies' sales are forecast to increase by 3% in 2016, according to IC Insights. Among them, five companies are forecast to enjoy double-digit sales growth...

TSMC orders NT$2.4 billion worth of facility equipment for Nanjing site

Stockwatch - Nov 16, 11:09

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has disclosed its Nanjing subsidiary has ordered facility equipment from Taiwan Puritic and L&K Engineering (Suzhou) totaling...

Dialog Semiconductor, Energous team to accelerate wireless charging adoption

Nov 9, 11:21

Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly-integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth low energy (LE) technology, has announced...

7nm process is essential for semi industry: Q&A with Globalfoundries CTO Gary Patton

Nov 7, 11:41

Gary Patton, a 30-year veteran in the semiconductor industry, joined Globalfoundries as CTO in July 2015. He now shoulders the responsibility of building up the foundry house's 7nm...

Globalfoundries CTO Gary Patton

Lattice Semiconductor to be acquired for US$1.3 billion

Nov 4, 15:49

Lattice Semiconductor and Canyon Bridge Capital Partners, an affiliate of Canyon Bridge, have signed a definitive agreement under which Canyon Bridge Capital Partners will acquire...

Holtek seeing brisk orders for 4Q16

Nov 3, 10:03

Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops standard microcontrollers (MCU) and consumer electronics IC solutions, has said orders for mobile power devices remain strong while...

Samsung Austin Semiconductor announces more than US$1 billion investment

Nov 2, 11:49

Samsung Austin Semiconductor has announced plans to invest more than US$1 billion by the first half of 2017 to enhance its current system LSI production and meet growing demand for...

Global 3Q16 semiconductor sales increase 11.5%, says SIA

Nov 1, 22:00

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has announced that worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$88.3 billion for the third quarter of 2016, marking the industry's highest-ever...

ASE nets NT$0.72 per share for 3Q16

Oct 28, 11:07

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported net profits of NT$5.51 billion (US$173.9 million) for the third quarter of 2016, up 27% sequentially but down 14% on year. EPS...

ASE looks to sequential revenue growth through 4Q16

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...

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