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Semiconductor R&D spending rises 7% in 2012, says IC Insights

Feb 7, 11:19

Spending on R&D by chip companies grew 7% in 2012 to a record-high US$53 billion even though the semiconductor market declined 1% to US$317.6 billion, according to IC Insights.

Semiconductor industry posts near-record sales total in 2012, says SIA

Feb 5, 10:31

Worldwide semiconductor sales for 2012 reached US$291.6 billion, the industry's third-highest yearly total ever but a decrease of 2.7% from the record total of US$299.5 billion set...

Chip inventory at semiconductor suppliers reaches worrisome high, says IHS

Jan 29, 11:07

Chip inventory held by semiconductor suppliers reached alarmingly high levels in the third quarter of 2012 amid weak market conditions, according to IHS iSuppli.

ASE, SPIL 1Q13 sales likely to drop 10% or more

Jan 28, 20:58

Sales at IC packaging and testing houses Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) will likely register sequential decreases of 10% or more...

Samsung surpasses Apple as top global semiconductor customer in 2012, says Gartner

Jan 24, 11:09

Samsung Electronics and Apple both dominated semiconductor demand in 2012, although Samsung overtook Apple as the top worldwide semiconductor customer, according to Gartner.

Scientech application for TSE listing approved

Jan 23, 19:50

Scientech, a Taiwan-based distributor of semiconductor equipment, has received approval for its application to be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). Official listing is scheduled...

Nanya says 12-inch fab capacity for fabless customers sufficient

Jan 22, 15:01

Nanya Technology is confident that it will have enough capacity for its IC design customers, according to company president Charles Kau.

ESMT to acquire part of Powerchip foundry fab

Stockwatch - Jan 21, 22:31

Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT), a Taiwan-based provider of niche-market memory chips, has announced plans to buy part of the facilities at one of Powerchip Technology's...

Supply chain inventory to fall at slower pace, says TSMC

Jan 17, 21:38

Days-of-inventory (DOI) in the supply chain is now forecast to be four days above the seasonal average in the first quarter of 2013, falling only slightly from the prior quarter,...

TSMC sees supply chain inventory decline at slower pace

MStar Semiconductor and Flingo Samba TV platform team up to provide smart TV solution

Jan 17, 15:13

Smart TV app publisher Flingo has announced that Samba, its new interactive TV platform, will be integrated into MStar Semiconductor Smart TV solution to synchronize TV, tablet, phone...

TSMC 1Q13 sales to drop 7-11%

Jan 11, 15:48

A seasonal slowdown in orders for smartphones and tablets will drag down sales at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the first quarter of 2013. The foundry is expected...

Fabless firms outperform IDMs in 2012, says IC Insights

Jan 9, 20:36

Combined sales generated by fabless IC companies worldwide increased 6% in 2012, while those by IDMs decreased 4% on year, according to a recent IC Insights report. Overall revenues...

Globalfoundries to build US$2 billion R&D center in New York

Jan 9, 11:57

Globalfoundries has announced plans to invest nearly US$2 billion to build a technology development center at its Fab 8 campus in Saratoga County, New York. The facility will increase...

Seasonal factors push KYEC revenues down in 4Q12

Jan 8, 13:58

IC testing firm King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has announced that revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 slipped 7.8% sequentially to NT$3.28 billion (US$112.9 million), citing seasonal...

IC material distributor Topco 1Q13 sales to decrease 10%

Jan 4, 15:55

Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, is expected to report an about 10% sequential decline in revenues for the first quarter of 2013 due to seasonal...

Global chip sales up 2% in November, says SIA

Jan 4, 13:57

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$25.73 billion in November 2012, the highest monthly total since October 2011, according to data gathered by the Semiconductor Industry...

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...

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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.

  • 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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