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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%...

Global semiconductor industry to remain strong in 2Q-3Q14, says TSMC chairman

Mar 28, 15:41

The global semiconductor industry will remain promising in the second and third quarters of 2014, according to Morris Chang, chairman of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...

Samsung, Intel, TSMC to account for 52% of semiconductor capex in 2014, says IC Insights

Mar 26, 14:45

Samsung Electronics and Intel are each forecast to spend at least US$11 billion in semiconductor capital during 2014, and TSMC slightly less than US$10 billion. Collectively the three...

Capex of global semiconductor industry to reach US$62 billion in 2014

Mar 24, 22:33

Capex of the global semiconductor industry is expected to top US$62.2 billion in 2014 as increasing popularity of mobile devices has stirred demand for IC parts built by advanced...

LTE and AP markets driving RF power amplifier equipment and RF power semiconductor device sales for wireless infrastructure, says ABI Research

Mar 24, 14:25

Asia wireless infrastructure deployments, led by China, continue to be the main driver for the RF power amplifier and RF power semiconductor market in 2013 and beyond. Despite an...

Global chip sales rise 8.8% in January, says SIA

Mar 5, 13:46

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for January 2014 reached US$26.28 billion, an increase of 8.8% from a year ago when sales were US$24.15 billion, according to SIA. Compared to the...

Wah Lee optimistic about prospects for 2014

Mar 4, 22:10

Semiconductor material distributor Wah Lee Industrial expects agent sales of its major product lines, including high-performance engineering plastics, flat panel displays, semiconductor...

China auto semiconductor market drives up 11% in 2013, says IHS

Feb 27, 10:31

The fast-growing semiconductor market for China's automotive industry is set for double-digit expansion in revenues in 2014, propelled by an increasing desire among Chinese car buyers...

Intel remains top semiconductor R&D spender, says IC Insights

Feb 26, 11:21

IC Insights has released its 2013 ranking of semiconductor companies by R&D spending. Intel continued to top all other chip companies, accounting for 37% of the top-10 spending...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts January 2014 book-to-bill ratio of 1.04, says SEMI

Feb 24, 15:42

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted US$1.28 billion in orders in January 2014 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.04, according...

Semiconductor unit shipments to exceed one trillion devices in 2016, says IC Insights

Feb 19, 11:40

Total semiconductor unit shipments (integrated circuits and opto-sensor-discrete, or O-S-D, devices) are forecast to grow annually through the current cyclical upturn and top one...

Industrial electronic chip market turns around in 2013 with double-digit growth, says IHS

Feb 12, 11:44

Global industrial electronics chip revenues for 2013 amounted to US$33.7 billion, a 11% rise from US$30.4 billion in 2012, according to IHS. The double-digit increase shows that the...

Semiconductor industry posts record sales in 2013, says SIA

Feb 7, 10:15

Worldwide semiconductor sales came to US$305.6 billion in 2013, up 4.8% from the 2012 total of US$291.6 billion, and hitting an annual record, according to SIA.

Samsung and Apple consume 17% of 2013 chip sales, says Gartner

Jan 24, 16:44

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top semiconductor buyers in 2013, together consuming US$53.7 billion of semiconductors in 2013, an increase of US$7.7 billion from 2012,...

North America semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.02 in December 2013, says SEMI

Jan 24, 14:56

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted US$1.38 billion in orders in December 2013 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.02, according...

Apple and Samsung remain biggest semiconductor buyers, says IHS

Jan 24, 11:04

Apple and Samsung Electronics remained the world's largest buyers of semiconductor chips in 2013, but the intensifying battle between the two for the hearts and minds of consumers...

Lite-On Semi expects sales of rectifier diodes to pick up in 2Q14

Jan 17, 12:03

Discrete component specialist Lite-On Semiconductor expects sales of its slim bridge rectifier diodes to grow substantially starting the second quarter of 2014, when a number of new...

Digitimes Research: Foundry sector to outperform overall semiconductor industry in 2014

Jan 14, 14:33

The global IC foundry sector is forecast to increase almost 9% in output value in 2014, while output value for the overall semiconductor industry will grow by a smaller 5.2%, according...

Semiconductor packaging materials market to approach US$21 billion by 2017, says SEMI

Jan 14, 14:00

The market for semiconductor packaging materials, including thermal interface materials, is expected to maintain its US$20 billion value through 2017 despite shifts away from the...

Semiconductor industry sees shift in spending trends, says SEMI

Jan 14, 12:01

Spending trends for the semiconductor industry have changed. Before 2009, capacity expansion corresponded closely to fab equipment spending. Now more money is spent on upgrading existing...

Global semiconductor sales continue to climb in November, says SIA

Jan 7, 13:54

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$27.24 billion for the month of November 2013, an increase of 6.8% over November 2012 when sales were US$25.51 billion and an uptick of...

Lite-On Semi, Taiwan Semiconductor look to strong sales of slim bridge rectifier diodes in 2014

Dec 31, 14:48

Discrete component suppliers Lite-On Semiconductor and Taiwan Semiconductor both will see shipments of their slim bridge rectifier diodes increase substantially in 2014, according...

Topco, Wahlee to enjoy particularly strong 1Q14

Dec 27, 14:18

Semiconductor material distributors Topco Scientific and Wahlee Industrial are both expected to report particularly strong results for the first quarter of 2014, thanks to orders...

Holtek sees success with touch-panel, flash MCUs

Dec 26, 10:27

MCU design house Holtek Semiconductor has seen success promoting touch-panel MCUs and flash MCUs, with shipments taking up 8-10% and 20%, respectively, of its total 8-bit MCU shipments...

TowerJazz, Panasonic form chip-manufacturing JV

Dec 23, 11:22

TowerJazz has signed an agreement with Panasonic to create a joint venture to manufacture Panasonic's products, according to the companies.

North America semiconductor equipment industry posts book-to-bill ratio of 1.11 in November 2013, says SEMI

Dec 20, 12:08

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted US$1.24 billion in orders in November 2013 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.11, according...

Taiwan IC substrate suppliers see no impact from ASE production halt

Dec 17, 14:59

Taiwan-based IC substrate suppliers including Kinsus Interconnect Technology and Unimicron Technology expect no impact from a possible shutdown of Advanced Semiconductor Engineering's...

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