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Global chip sales flat in June, SIA reports

Aug 6, 14:32

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$24.28 billion for June 2012, down a slight 0.1% on month, according to the SIA. Sales, however, were 2% lower than the US$24.89 billion...

Digitimes Research: Seoul Semiconductor predicts 3Q12 revenues to increase by 7-11% sequentially

Aug 3, 14:56

Despite many uncertainties in the LED industry in second-half 2012, South Korea-based LED firm Seoul Semiconductor and upstream LED chip subsidiary Seoul Optodevice Company (SOC)...

Holtek lands new orders for 32-bit MCUs

Aug 3, 12:05

IC design house Holtek Semiconductor has landed new orders for ARM-based Cortex M3 32-bit MCUs from a home appliance brand in Central and South America with shipments scheduled to...

Fujitsu, DoCoMo and NEC team up for communications IC

Aug 1, 16:14

Fujitsu has announced that the company has reached an agreement with NTT DoCoMo and NEC to form a joint venture, which will focus on the development and sales of semiconductors used...

GaAs foundries AWSC, Win Semi to post limited sales growth in 3Q12

Jul 31, 01:30

Taiwan-based gallium arsenide (GaAs) foundries Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) and Win Semiconductors are set to post lower-than-expected sales growth sequentially...

Holtek nets NT$1.25 per share in 1H12

Jul 27, 11:42

Holtek Semiconductor, which designs and develops standard MCU and consumer electronics IC solutions, saw its net profits grow 1.2% on year to NT$278 million (US$ 9.22 million) in...

Chip industry undergoing structural shift, says UMC CEO

Jul 27, 01:10

The semiconductor industry is in the process of structural change, and United Microelectronics (UMC) has a big growth opportunity in the advanced chip segment, according to Shih-Wei...

UMC sees end-market demand uncertainty for 4Q12

Apple lead in global chip purchasing expands, IHS finds

Jul 26, 14:43

Apple in 2012 is expected to buy nearly US$28 billion worth of semiconductors, up 15% from US$24 billion in 2011, according to IHS iSuppli. This means that Apple will dramatically...

Only six major semiconductor suppliers to spend more on capex in 2012, says IC Insights

Jul 18, 14:32

IC Insights' latest survey and ranking of the major semiconductor capital spenders shows that only six of the 35 major semiconductor suppliers - Intel, Samsung, Hynix, TSMC, UMC and...

Realtek cautious about 3Q12

Jul 17, 14:20

IC design firm Realtek Semiconductor expects sales to grow below normal seasonal patterns in the third quarter of 2012 despite steady growth in orders for multimedia and Wi-Fi chips...

IC inspection equipment maker HMI sees order visibility extend to year-end 2012

Jul 13, 12:19

Semiconductor inspection equipment supplier Hermes Microvision (HMI) has reported strong revenue gains for the second quarter of 2012 and has also seen its order visibility extending...

Seoul Semiconductor announces new LED technology

Jul 11, 14:16

Seoul Semiconductor, a South Korea-based LED manufacturer, unveiled a new LED product called nPola. Seoul Semiconductor holds the patented technology rights to the technology which...

ASE, SPIL post sales drops in June

Jul 10, 01:05

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have reported decreases in June consolidated revenues from the previous month of 1.7% and 5.9%,...

AWSC, Win Semi 2Q12 sales jump

Jul 6, 02:05

GaAs foundries Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) and Win Semiconductors both saw their second-quarter revenues increase significantly on quarter thanks to brisk demand...

Thailin 2Q12 sales up 18%

Jul 6, 01:45

Orders from Japan-based AKM Semiconductor have boosted sales at Thailin Semiconductor, which saw a 17.7% sequential increase in the second quarter of 2012.

Global chip sales continue growth in May, says SIA

Jul 4, 13:40

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for May 2012 arrived at US$24.4 billion, up 1.4% sequentially, according to the SIA. May also marked the third consecutive month that sales have...

Renesas to cut jobs, streamline operations

Jul 4, 11:11

Japan-based chipmaker Renesas Electronics has unveiled measures to return to profitability, including plans to streamline its production facilities, and eliminate about 5,000 posit...

TSMC likely to post single-digit growth in 3Q12

Jun 29, 12:16

Consolidated revenues at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will likely register a single-digit sequential increase in the third quarter of 2012, or just flat growth,...

SAS sees semiconductor products account for 70% of total revenues

Jun 28, 12:02

In a shareholders meeting on June 27, Taiwan-based semiconductor and solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon (SAS) indicated the plans to increase production of its latest A4+ high...

MK Lu, chairman of SAS

Digitimes Research: Merger with MStar to boost MediaTek presence in digital TV segment

Jun 26, 12:40

MediaTek's planned merger with MStar Semiconductor will help MediaTek expand its presence in the digital TV-chip market, as well as enhancing its capability in the ever increasing...

GaAs firms to post sales growth through 3Q12

Jun 26, 01:30

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

North America fab tool book-to-bill continues slide, says SEMI

Jun 22, 14:29

The book-to-bill ratio for North America-made semiconductor equipment slipped for the second consecutive month but remained above one, according to SEMI.

ASE optimistic about 2H12

Jun 22, 01:30

Upcoming rollouts of new handsets, tablets and ultrabooks will help boost overall shipments of semiconductors in the second half of 2012, according to Tien Wu, COO for Advanced Semiconductor...

ASE COO Tien Wu

Wafer Works sees increasing orders

Jun 20, 01:25

Taiwan-based Wafer Works, which makes small- to medium-sized semiconductor-grade wafers, has indicated orders have been exceeding the firm's capacity. The firm believes by the end...

Wafer Works

3D IC to bring business opportunities for Taiwan semiconductor equipment makers

Jun 20, 01:05

3D IC is expected to afford business opportunities for Taiwan-based makers of semiconductor production equipment because processes and corresponding equipment for 3D ICs have not...

Chairman Hsu Chin-jung for Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision

TSMC reportedly seeing orders slow down

Jun 19, 14:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) IC design customers have been cautious about placing orders scheduled to ship in the fourth quarter of 2012 as uncertainty is discouraging...

Lumax deals out 2011 dividend of NT$4

Jun 14, 01:15

Semiconductor process control service supplier Lumax International announced at its shareholders meeting on June 13 plans to deal out a 2011 dividend of NT$3 (US$0.10) per share in...

Nvidia, AMD may miss PC replacement trend brought by Diablo 3

Jun 12, 01:35

Although the recent release of online PC game Diablo 3 has brought on a strong PC replacement trend in the consumer PC market, Nvidia and AMD may miss a good opportunity as their...

Rising semiconductor inventories in 1Q12 signal potential recovery in demand, says IHS

Jun 6, 11:12

Semiconductor stockpiles held by chip suppliers increased during the first quarter of 2012, but the rise in inventory for a second straight quarter was driven by the anticipation...

Samsung, Hynix scaling up capacity for LPDDR DRAM

May 29, 13:40

Samsung Electronics and Hynix Semiconductor have both ramped up LPDDR2 DRAM chips using 30nm-class process technologies, and delivered samples of LPDDR3 products with mass production...

North America fab tool book-to-bill slips in April 2012, says SEMI

May 23, 14:56

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.10 in April 2012, down from 1.12 in March, according to SEMI.

Hermes Microvision lists on OTC market

May 22, 14:43

Semiconductor inspection equipment supplier Hermes Microvision (HMI) debuted on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market on May 21 with an initial price of NT$208 (US$7.03) per...

Taiwan 1Q12 semiconductor production value down 3.1% sequentially, says IEK

May 21, 16:18

Taiwan's semiconductor industries generated total production value of NT$360.1 billion (US$12.2 billion) in the first quarter of 2012, slipping 3.1% on quarter, according to Industrial...

Power outage at MagnaChip causes shipment delays

May 11, 01:05

Recent power outages at specialty IC foundry MagnaChip Semiconductor have caused delivery delays. Companies affected by the event include Sonix Technology, Elan Microelectronics,...

Global wafer shipments grow 1% in 1Q12, says SEMI

May 10, 10:45

Overall area of silicon wafers shipped in the first quarter of 2012 increased 1% on quarter, but decreased 11% from a year ago, according to SEMI in its quarterly analysis of the...

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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.

  • Cypress+EZ%2DUSB+FX3

    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.

  • Fujitsu+FM3+family+of+32%2Dbit+microcontrollers

    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.

  • Samsung+S2+Portable+3%2E0

    Samsung S2 Portable 3.0

    Samsung Electronics has announced its new 2.5-inch external hard disk drive (HDD), the S2 Portable 3.0. The new Samsung external HDD features an on-board SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface...

    Photo: Company, Aug 26.

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