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  • Last update: Friday 17 November 2017 [1614 news items]

Commentary: Innovation is key to survival for Taiwan IC designers

Aug 29, 15:38

Due to lackluster business performances recorded by most Taiwan IC design houses in the first half of 2017, the overall production value of Taiwan's IC design industry will see only...

E-paper startup Linfiny to focus on e-notebook development

Aug 29, 14:09

EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper startup Linfiny, a joint venture between E Ink Holdings (EIH) and Sony Semiconductor Solutions, will officially kick off its operations in the...

EIH expects the e-notebook market to expand in 2H17

Samsung to expand NAND chip capacity in China

Aug 29, 13:57

Samsung Electronics has disclosed plans to expand production capacity at its NAND flash memory wafer fab in Xian, northwest China for a total of US$7 billion over the next three ye...

Nidec to acquire SV Probe

Aug 29, 10:20

Japan-based Nidec has announced plans to acquire SV Probe, a Singapore-based probe card manufacturer, through subsidiary Nidec-Read. A stock purchase agreement has been reached between...

Xintec loss widens in 1H17

Aug 25, 11:34

Image sensor packaging specialist Xintec saw its losses widen to NT$609 million (US$20 million) in the first half of 2017, with EPS reaching negative NT$2.25.

China AI startup Cambricon receives new funding of US$100 million

Aug 24, 15:35

China-based AI chip startup Cambricon Technologies has newly raised US$100 million in series A round funding to support its development of advanced AI chips, which is expected to...

ASML opens branch office in Nanjing

Aug 24, 11:51

ASML has announced the opening of a new branch office in Nanjing, China where its major client TSMC is constructing a new 12-inch wafer plant.

ASML opens branch office in Nanjing

Semiconductor industry capital spending to rise 20% in 2017, says IC Insights

Aug 24, 10:15

IC Insights has revised its outlook for semiconductor industry capital spending to 20% growth in 2017. Spending for the first half of 2017 was already 48% greater than a year ago,...

Semiconductor market to grow 17% in 2017, says WSTS

Aug 23, 14:34

The worldwide semiconductor market is forecast to grow by 17% to US$397 billion in 2017, according to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS). WSTS estimated previously a...

China could enhance its position in post-Moore's Law era, says former TSMC COO

Aug 23, 14:04

China's semiconductor industry could have a chance of strengthening its position in the post-Moore's Law era, according to Shang-yi Chiang, former executive VP and co-chief operating...

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North American semi equipment industry billings slip in July

Aug 23, 11:58

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a slight 1.4% sequential decrease in billings worldwide in July 2017, according to SEMI.

China to phase in 14nm semiconductor process in 2018, says top tech master

Aug 22, 15:47

China is proceeding with systematic deployments in 14nm semiconductor fabrication equipment, process, packaging and materials, which will be fully industrialized in 2018. And the...

Ye Tianchun, director of Institute of Microelectronics, Chinese Academy of Science

Qualcomm developing 3D depth sensing technology

Aug 22, 11:14

Qualcomm is partnering with its ecosystem partners to develop 3D depth sensing technology, which will be applied to Andriod smartphones powered the Snapdragon mobile chips, according...

Qualcomm is developing 3D depth sensing technology

Walton net profits jump in 1H17

Aug 22, 10:38

Memory-IC backend specialist Walton Advanced Engineering has reported net profits for the first half of 2017 reached NT$153 million (US$5.05 million), up robustly from only NT$17...

Mirle seeing order backlog swell, says report

Aug 18, 14:01

Semiconductor and LCD panel equipment supplier Mirle Automation has seen its backlog of orders exceeding NT$10 billion (US$329.7 million), according to a recent Chinese-language Economic...

Dialog looking to extend partnership with Spreadtrum

Aug 18, 10:22

Dialog Semiconductor is looking to extend its partnership with Spreadtrum Communication, and does not rule out forming a joint venture with the China-based mobile SoC provider, said...

Christophe Chene, senior VP of Asia for Dialog

Micron advances semiconductor R&D capabilities with new Boise facility

Aug 17, 22:02

Micron Technology has announced the opening of a new facility which will play a critical role in the company's research into breakthrough new memory and storage technologies of the...

ASE output hit by power outage

Aug 16, 21:25

A sudden massive blackout took place in Taiwan on August 15 which hit Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's (ASE) plants in Kaohsiung. The incident will likely result in losses of...

Taiwan science ministry to enforce 4-year AI chips research project

Aug 16, 13:57

Taiwan's Ministry of Science and Technology has decided to implement a four-year "Semiconductor Moonshot Project" to encourage university professors to lead students in researching...

HiSilicon among top-5 customers of TSMC

Aug 16, 12:09

With volume production for its Kirin 970-series chips kicking off, HiSilicon Technologies has become one of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) top-5 customers, according...

TSMC enters volume production for HiSilicon Kirin 970 processor

DRAM best-growing IC in 2017, says IC Insights

Aug 16, 11:23

Five out of the 33 IC market segments tracked by IC Insights will outpace the 16% growth forecast for the total IC market in 2017 compared to 2016, according to the market research...

Robust silicon wafer, photoresist demand to boost Topco revenues in 3Q17

Aug 15, 11:51

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to report brisk sales results for the third quarter of 2017 thanks to strong demand for silicon wafers and photoresists, according...

SPIL to invest US$25 million in China

Aug 15, 10:27

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has announced plans to invest indirectly a total of US$25 million in its newly-established wholly-owned subsidiary in China. Named Siliconware...

IntelliEPI optimistic about VCSEL demand for car electronics

Aug 15, 10:06

Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI), which supplies compound semiconductor epi-wafers to the electronics and optoelectronics industries, has expressed optimism about demand...

TSMC 12nm FinFET process ready for volume production in 4Q17, says report

Aug 14, 15:57

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will enter volume production of chips built using its 12nm FinFET process in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to a recent Chinese-language...

ChipMOS to enter production for 3D sensing components in 3Q17, says report

Aug 14, 12:20

Backend house ChipMOS Technologies will enter production for 3D sensing components for new consumer electronics devices in the third quarter of 2017, according to a report by Taiwan's...

GCS optimistic about VCSEL demand for data centers

Aug 14, 11:09

Pure-play compound semiconductor wafer foundry Global Communication Semiconductors (GCS) has expressed optimism about gallium arsenide (GaAs) demand for vertical cavity surface-emitting...

Shanghai Huahong renames fabs

Aug 11, 11:35

Shanghai Huahong Group has renamed all the wafer fabs under the group. The move is to enhance the overall image of the group's IC manufacturing business, and enable its worldwide...

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NVM IP provider eMemory optimistic about 2H17

Aug 11, 10:53

Taiwan-based eMemory, a developer and provider of embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) technology, expects sales to peak for 2017 in the second half of the year thanks to robust demand...

TSMC July revenues fall to 3-month low

Aug 10, 20:24

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its July revenues fall to a three-month low of NT$71.61 billion (US$2.36 billion).

ChipMOS obtains backend orders from Novatek

Aug 10, 11:46

ChipMOS Technologies has obtained backend orders for touch display driver ICs (TDDI) from Novatek Microelectronics, with shipments set to kick off in the fourth quarter of 2017, according...

ChipMOS gearing up for robust demand for TDDI chips

Lite-On Semi July revenues increase

Aug 9, 19:54

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported consolidated revenues for July 2017 increased 11.7% on year and 5.4% sequentially to NT$1.05 billion...

Lite-On Semi has reported impressive revenue results for July

UMC, VIS July revenues down

Aug 9, 19:51

Pure-play wafer foundries United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported sequential decreases in July consolidated revenues of 2.4% and...

TSMC approves new capex spending for capacity expansion

Aug 9, 12:26

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has approved the appropriation of around US$3.15 billion, which includes funding for new facilities construction with costs estimated...

SMIC expects up to 3% revenue growth in 3Q17

Aug 9, 11:24

China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) expects to post revenue growth of up to 3% sequentially in the third quarter of 2017, with gross margin...

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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.

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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 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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Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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  • Taiwan server shipment forecast and industry analysis, 2017

    Digitimes Research estimates that revenues from sales of server motherboards, servers, storage systems and related network system equipment by Taiwan-based vendors reached NT$555.8 billion in 2016 and the amount is estimated to grow 5.9% on year in 2017.

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