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TSMC market cap hits record high

Jan 3, 21:58

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has seen its stock rise recently pushing its market capitalization up to NT$2.6 trillion (US$89.6 billion), a record high.

Diodes to acquire BCD Semi for US$151 million

Jan 3, 14:41

Diodes, a manufacturer and supplier of application-specific standard products within the discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, has announced that the company entered into...

ASE reportedly lands small-volume orders for Apple processors

Dec 27, 21:00

Taiwan-based Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), an IC packaging and testing services provider, reportedly has begun to fulfill small-volume orders for Apple's A-series proce...

TSMC sales to slip over 10% in December

Dec 21, 10:41

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is likely to report an over 10% sequential decrease in consolidated revenues for December 2012, as orders for smartphone and tablet...

ASE, SPIL to post mixed results for December

Dec 18, 14:08

The top-two Taiwan-based IC backend services companies, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), are expected to report mixed results...

Global semiconductor revenues set to shrink in 2012, IHS says

Dec 18, 01:03

Semiconductor silicon revenues will close the year at US$303 billion, down 2.3% from US$310 billion in 2011, according to IHS iSuppli. The projected decline comes in contrast to the...

TSMC to allocate US$9 billion in capex, expects 15-20% revenue growth in 2013, says chairman

Dec 17, 11:24

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will set aside a capital expenditure budget of US$9 billion for 2013, an annual record with growth of 8.4% from 2012, and it expects...

UMC, VIS November sales down

Dec 7, 16:50

Foundry chipmakers United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have both reported decreases in November 2012 revenues from the previous...

Semiconductor equipment sales to drop over 10% in 2012, says SEMI

Dec 6, 20:41

Global sales for semiconductor equipment are forecast to contract 12.2% to US$38.2 billion in 2012, according to SEMI. Sales went up 9% in 2011, following a larger 151% increase in...

Qualcomm rides wireless wave to take third place in 2012 semiconductor market, IHS says

Dec 5, 10:52

In a miserable 2012 semiconductor market that will see revenue declines at seven of the world's Top 10 semiconductor suppliers, Qualcomm is standing out, with a double-digit increase...

Mirle in talks to ink supply contracts with China-based panel makers

Dec 4, 14:26

Mirle Automation reportedly is accelerating its talks with two major China-based panel makers in order to ink TFT LCD equipment supply contracts for 2013. The equipment maker is also...

Semiconductor market to decline 2.3% in 2012, says IHS

Dec 4, 10:41

Amid increasingly weak economic conditions that are depressing consumer and business spending on electronics, IHS is downgrading its forecast for the global semiconductor market in...

Consumer IC supplier Weltrend 4Q12 sales to decrease 5-10%

Nov 27, 15:16

Fourth-quarter revenues at Weltrend Semiconductor are expected to register a 5-10% sequential decrease, as shipments of its core products, including display ICs, motor ICs and MCUs...

Toshiba temporarily reopens semiconductor facility in Thailand

Nov 14, 16:06

Toshiba has resumed manufacturing at its chip plant in Pathumthani, Thailand in order to meet healthy demand for discrete products for smartphones and tablets, according to the Japan-based...

China, Taiwan IC industries need cooperation, not competition, says ex-Datang CEO

Nov 8, 12:02

The semiconductor industries in China and Taiwan should develop ways to cooperate, rather than compete, with each other, according to Shao Jun Wei, former CEO and president for Datang...

Ex-Datang CEO urges IC industries in China and Taiwan should cooperate

GaAs foundries post mixed October revenues

Nov 6, 14:38

GaAs foundry Win Semiconductors has reported flat sequential growth in consolidated revenues for October 2012, while revenues at Advanced Wireless Semiconductor (AWSC) registered...

Semiconductor sales down 5% in 3Q12, says SIA

Nov 6, 14:29

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$24.79 billion in September 2012, up 2% on month, according to SIA. Sales for the third quarter of the year totaled US$74.4 billion, up...

Elan reports strong sales for October

Nov 6, 14:04

Touchscreen controller IC vendor Elan Microelectronics saw its revenues grow 0.8% sequentially and 75% on year to a record high of NT$724 million (US$24.75 million) in October.

Semiconductor equipment maker Gudeng to post another record sales quarter

Nov 1, 14:45

Revenues at IC front-end tool supplier Gudeng Precision Industrial are likely to register another sequential increase in the fourth quarter of 2012, after climbing to record high...

SPIL expects 4Q12 revenues to stay flat or drop slightly

Oct 31, 13:57

IC packager Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) expects its consolidated revenues to stay flat or drop by up to 3% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2012, due to weak demand...

SPIL chairman Bough Lin conservative about company performance in 4Q12

Specialty IC foundry VIS revises 2012 capex

Oct 29, 22:40

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) has revised upward its capex target for 2012 to NT$1.5-1.6 billion (US$51-55 million) from the NT$650 million estimated previously. The...

VIS chairman Chang Ching-chu

GaAs firms to see sales rebound in 4Q12

Oct 26, 15:18

GaAs foundries Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) and Win Semiconductors, and GaAs wafer supplier Visual Photonics Epitaxy Company (VPEC) are expected to see their sales...

Inspection tool supplier HMI seeing clear order visibility

Oct 18, 21:23

Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI) has seen its order visibility extend to the first quarter of 2013, according to industry sources. The transition to more advanced manufacturing...

Taiwan IC production value to outperform global industry in 2012 and 2013, says MIC

Oct 18, 12:07

Production value of the global semiconductor industry is expected to grow 4.8% to US$314.38 billion in 2013, buoyed by the launch of Windows 8 as well as the proliferation of mobile...

Topco, Wahlee 4Q12 sales to slip under 5%

Oct 12, 14:51

Semiconductor materials distributors Topco Scientific and Wahlee Industrial are expected to see their fourth-quarter sales decrease under 5% on quarter due to seasonality, according...

MStar posts record monthly revenues, enhanced by merger deal

Oct 12, 14:01

MStar Semiconductor has announced consolidated revenues of NT$3.68 billion (US$124 million) for September 2012, representing an increase of 4.4% on month and hitting the highest monthly...

Global chip sales down 3% in August 2012, SIA reports

Oct 3, 11:03

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for August 2012 reached US$24.30 billion, a slight increase of 0.1% from the previous month when sales were US$24.27 billion, but a 3.2% decrease...

ASE, SPIL October sales to rise

Oct 2, 01:35

IC backend service companies Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Silicon Precision Industries (SPIL) will both see their October revenues continue to rise sequentially thanks...

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Major foundries show mixed progress toward advanced process nodes

Sep 27, 13:58

Major IC foundries have made mixed progress in developing their businesses in the advanced process market, according to industry sources. There likely be an ever widening technology...

Scientech sees increasing 1H12 gross margin due to sales growth of in-house produced equipment

Sep 21, 10:32

Equipment maker Scientech noted that the firm's share in high-end LED wet bench processes has exceeded 50%. The firm expects the LED market to continue expanding. Scientech's new...

Foundry to drive semiconductor market growth in 2013, says Applied CEO

Sep 21, 01:35

The pure-play semiconductor foundry business will continue to boom in 2013 thanks to rising demand coming from the smartphone, ultrabook and other mobile device sectors, according...

Applied CEO identifies the foundry sector as a key factor driving the overall chip market in 2013

Taiwan consumer IC designers post mixed August results

Sep 18, 11:45

Consumer IC design houses Nuvoton Technology and Sonix Technology saw their August sales slip on month, while Generalplus Technology, Holtek Semiconductor, Feeling Technology and...

Lite-On Semi lands new orders for ambient-light sensors

Sep 14, 15:22

Lite-On Semiconductor expects sales generated from its proximity and ambient-light sensor business to boost significantly in the second half of 2012 as shipments to a new customer...

Wafer foundry houses to drive semiconductor equipment demand in 2H12

Sep 6, 01:35

Demand for semiconductor manufacturing equipment in the second half of 2012 will come mainly from the needs of wafer foundry houses to push advanced manufacturing processes into commercial...

Global semiconductor sales increase slightly in July, says SIA

Sep 5, 16:39

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for July 2012 came to US$24.4 billion, up 0.2% from June when sales were US$24.34 billion, according to SIA.

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