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Taiwan IC backend firms look to expand in Korea

Sep 4, 01:00

Recent moves by Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Ardentec suggest that Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing houses are looking to expand their presence in South Korea,...

ALi, Panasonic team up for DVB-T2 chipset

Aug 30, 01:00

ALi, a provider of set-top box (STB) system-on-chip (SoC) solutions, has announced that the company has teamed up with Panasonic's semiconductor business group to begin mass production...

IHS downgrades chip market outlook to negative

Aug 27, 10:28

Weakening economic conditions are spurring reduced demand for PCs and related electronic components, prompting IHS iSuppli to downgrade its forecast for 2012 global semiconductor...

Europe- and Japan-based chip suppliers hit hardest by weak 2Q12 market growth, says IHS

Aug 24, 10:42

Stifled by poor economic conditions, global semiconductor market revenue in the second quarter of 2012 fell by 3% on year resulting in widespread revenue declines for chip suppliers,...

Taiwan IC packaging materials market to see 5% shipment rise in 3Q12

Aug 24, 10:39

Taiwan's semiconductor packaging materials industry is expected to generate NT$23.78 billion (US$794 million) in production value in the third quarter of 2012, with shipments up 5%...

Scientech positive about growth for semiconductor, LED equipment

Aug 23, 14:50

As the semiconductor industry moves to 28nm, 20nm and below process technologies, demand for equipment used to make more advanced chips is set to boom allowing Scientech to work toward...

Scientech president Ming-chi Hsu

Samsung Austin Semiconductor announces US$4 billion investment

Aug 22, 14:32

Samsung Austin Semiconductor has announced plans to invest about US$4 billion to meet the rapidly growing demands for logic products. The funds will be used to renovate its existing...

Samsung to expand capacity for logic production

Taiwan 2Q12 semiconductor production value up 16.4% sequentially, says IEK

Aug 20, 11:05

IC design houses, IC manufacturers and providers of IC packaging/testing services in Taiwan generated a total production value of NT$419.3 billion (US$14.0 billion) during the second...

Global chip sales to fall in 2012, says The Information Network

Aug 14, 11:09

Semiconductor sales, which have seen decreases so far in 2012, will remain in the red throughout the year, market research firm The Information Network believes.

TSMC 40nm supply tightens on growing demand from MediaTek

Aug 10, 01:20

Demand for MediaTek's smartphone chips, which are mainly supplied to China-based clients, has been growing causing Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 40nm foundry...

MediaTek

GaAs firms report mixed results for July

Aug 7, 01:15

GaAs foundry houses Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) have both reported flat sequential growth in sales for July 2012. Sales at wafer supplier...

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
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