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Top-20 IC suppliers sales to rise 9% in 2014 , says IC Insights

Nov 10, 10:23

IC Insights has disclosed a forecast sales ranking of the 2014 top-20 semiconductor (IC and OSD – optoelectronic, sensor, and discrete) companies. It is expected to require...

Demand for high-end packaging to stay strong in 4Q14, say materials suppliers

Nov 7, 10:47

Semiconductor materials suppliers expect demand for high-end packaging to remain strong and buoy their sales in the fourth quarter of 2014.

ASE payment to settle patent litigation with Tessera reduced

Nov 6, 19:51

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has issued a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) announcing that its payment to settle patent disputes with Tessera have been...

TSMC buys NT$1.4 billion of equipment from three suppliers

Stockwatch - Nov 5, 21:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery and engineering equipment from Kinmax Technology, Screen Semiconductor Solutions and Tokyo Electron...

Processing, sensing and communications semiconductor device portion of IoT set for rapid growth, says Gartner

Nov 4, 14:43

The processing, sensing and communications semiconductor device portion of the Internet of Things (IoT) will be a rapidly growing segment of the total semiconductor market, growing...

Global chip sales rise 8% in 3Q14, says SIA

Nov 4, 14:35

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$87 billion in the third quarter of 2014, an increase of 5.7% over the previous quarter and a jump of 8% compared to the third quarter...

Equipment supplier Acter sees profits drop 93% on year in January-September

Oct 30, 14:50

Semiconductor equipment supplier Acter saw its new profits drop 93% on year to NT$25 million (US$822,612) in the first three quarters of 2014 due to a write-off of NT$220 million...

Global semiconductor revenues to reach over US$400 billion in 2017, says GSA

Oct 29, 16:11

The global semiconductor industry was responsible for generating US$290 billion in annual revenues in 2012 with expectations that this number will exceed US$400 billion in 2017, according...

GSA executives

Flurry of mergers and acquisitions reshape the automotive semiconductor supplier landscape, says IHS

Oct 23, 16:07

Capped by the recent announcement that Qualcomm would buy CSR PLC, the automotive semiconductor industry recently has been undergoing a wave of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity...

China companies to raid talent from Taiwan semiconductor industry

Oct 22, 15:14

China-based companies reportedly plan to raid talent from Taiwan's semiconductor industry offering monthly pay equal or higher than five-fold that received in Taiwan currently, according...

North America semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 0.94 in September, says SEMI

Oct 21, 22:33

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.17 billion in orders worldwide in September 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.94,...

Pulsed RF power semiconductor device markets to exceed US$300 million by 2019, says ABI Research

Sep 23, 16:10

Markets for pulsed RF power devices up to 18GHz are expected to show continued growth over the next five years despite the current economic turmoil and cuts in defense spending. While...

Global semiconductor market expects over 3% on-year growth in 2015, says MIC

Sep 18, 16:15

Global semiconductor market value is estimated to reach approximately US$336.3 billion units in 2015, up 3.1% in comparison to 2014, delighted by the arrival of the Apple Watch and...

Lumax to ramp up semiconductor sales in 2H14

Sep 11, 15:41

Process control solution provider Lumax International is expected to ramp up sales of semiconductor products to 25% of its total revenues in the second half of 2014 compared to 10%...

Glass wafers and interposers: What new Corning semiconductor technology means for the market

Sep 11, 15:06

As a leader in glass technology development, Corning has been looking to expand the way glass is used in the market through creating new semiconductor glass-based wafer products....

China to post highest growth in semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending in 2014

Sep 3, 12:05

While Taiwan will remain globally the largest spender on semiconductor manufacturing equipment in 2014, the rise of the semiconductor industry in China will give the country the highest...

Digitimes Research: Korea kicks off semiconductor development projects

Sep 1, 14:35

Aiming at becoming the world's second largest system IC producer in 2025, Korea has mapped out a seven-point development project to develop related IC products, including core architecture...

UMC makes investments in Fujitsu Semiconductor subsidiary

Newswatch - Aug 29, 15:54

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has said it will invest JPY5 billion (US$48.1 million) in a new subsidiary set up by Fujitsu Semiconductor. UMC will hold a 9.3% stake in...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.07 in July, says SEMI

Aug 27, 15:41

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.41 billion in orders worldwide in July 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.07,...

Scientech to ramp wet-process semiconductor equipment

Aug 21, 22:03

Equipment supplier Scientech has had its 12-inch wet-process semiconductor equipment verified by IC backend service firms, paving the way for the firm to ramp up shipments beginning...

Taiwan semiconductor supply chain to be affected by Apple CPU orders

Aug 15, 15:51

The impact of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's production of Apple CPUs and related peripheral chips on the supply chain of Taiwan's semiconductor industry will widen...

North America semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.09 in June, says SEMI

Jul 24, 11:34

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.47 billion in orders worldwide in June 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.09,...

TSMC to lose out to competitors in 14/16nm process segment in 2015, says chairman

Jul 16, 22:03

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will lose out to competitors in the 14/16nm process segment in terms of market share in 2015 but will regain its leading market position...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Digitimes Research: China unveils new semiconductor industry development guidelines

Jun 30, 15:50

The China government has been offering tax incentives to promote the development of its semiconductor industry since the implementation of its 12th five-year economic development...

Dialog reportedly discontinues cooperation with Richtek

Jun 18, 21:45

Dialog Semiconductor reportedly has temporarily suspended its cooperation with Richtek Technology for the development of power management solutions, while shifting its focus to cooperate...

Digitimes Research: Korea semiconductor companies to ramp up capital spending in 2H14

Jun 17, 16:26

Semiconductor capital spending by Samsung Electronics has topped the world's semiconductor companies for the fourth straight year since 2010. In 2014, Samsung's semiconductor capex...

UMC to expand foundry capacity to fend off competition from SMIC, say sources

Jun 13, 11:30

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will ramp up its capacity for 40nm processes in order to fend off increasing competition from China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International...

Digitimes Research: South Korea sees increasing semiconductor exports to Vietnam

Jun 12, 15:28

As labor costs in China are gradually rising, IT players have started turning to establish production lines in Vietnam, increasing the country's demand for upstream semiconductors...

Global semiconductor production edges down sequentially in 1Q14, says WSTS

May 28, 12:01

Global sales of semiconductor products totaled US$78.5 billion in the first quarter of 2014, down 1.8% sequentially but up 11.4% on year, according to data compiled by WSTS.

Lite-On Semiconductor to expand capacity at 4-inch fab

May 12, 21:49

Taiwan-based discrete device and contact image sensor maker Lite-On Semiconductor will invest NT$800-900 million (US$26.5-29.8 million) to expand annual foundry capacity at its 4-inch...

Holtek Semiconductor to hike stake in Gingy Technology

Apr 28, 21:50

Taiwan-based MCU design house Holtek Semiconductor will increase its stake in Gingy Technology, a Taiwan-based developer of optical fingerprint identification solutions, from 19.5%...

Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending to increase 12.2% in 2014, says Gartner

Apr 25, 12:15

Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending is projected to total US$37.5 billion in 2014, an increase of 12.2% from 2013 spending of US$33.5 billion, according to Gartner...

Lumax looks to improving sales and profits in 2014

Apr 21, 14:22

Process control solution provider Lumax International is expected to see revenues and profits improve significantly in 2014, buoyed by orders from the semiconductor industry and Taiwan-invested...

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending down 11.5% in 2013, says Gartner

Apr 10, 14:20

Worldwide semiconductor capital equipment spending totaled US$33.8 billion in 2013, an 11.5% decline from 2012, according to Gartner. Wafer-level manufacturing equipment demand performed...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grew 5% in 2013, says Gartner

Apr 7, 14:27

Total worldwide semiconductor revenues reached US$315 billion in 2013, up 5% from 2012, according to Gartner. The combined revenues of the top 25 semiconductor vendors increased 6.9%...

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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    Fujitsu FM3 family of 32-bit microcontrollers

    Fujitsu Semiconductor has announced the release of 44 microcontrollers, the initial offering of chips from its new FM3 family of 32-bit general-purpose RISC microcontrollers using...

    Photo: Company, Nov 8.

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