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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...

Counterfeit-part risk to rise as semiconductor market shifts into higher gear, IHS says

May 10, 10:23

With the semiconductor industry entering a phase of accelerating growth, the number of counterfeit-part incidents also is expected to rise to new record highs, according to IHS iSu...

Novatek, Realtek report revenue gains for April

May 8, 14:26

IC design firms Novatek Microelectronics and Realtek Semiconductor have reported over 5% sequential growth in April revenues, and expect their sales to continue moving higher in May...

ASE, SPIL post slight drops in April sales

May 8, 01:10

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have reported slight decreases in consolidated revenues for April 2012. ASE announced consolidated...

Semiconductor probe card market grows 17% in 2011, says VLSI

May 4, 16:02

Worldwide sales of semiconductor probe cards grew by 17% in 2011 to reach US$1.17 billion, according to VLSI Research. While 2011 was one of the best in the industry's history, probe...

Chip sales up 1.5% in March, says SIA

May 3, 15:31

Worldwide sales of semiconductors for March 2012 were up 1.5% compared to the prior month, but were down 7.9% from a year ago, according to the SIA.

Hermes Microvision set for OTC listing

May 3, 12:20

Semiconductor inspection equipment supplier Hermes Microvision (HMI) will list on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC) stock market on May 21 at an initial price of NT$200 (US$6.85), according...

Japan semiconductor equipment firms gain share in 2011, says The Information Network

Apr 25, 14:08

Japan-based semiconductor equipment suppliers gained share against US manufacturers in 2011 despite a weak Japanese Yen, The Information Network has observed.

ASE 2Q12 shipments likely to grow 15%

Apr 20, 01:30

IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is expected to post shipment growth of 15% sequentially in the second quarter of 2012 as clients step up their pace of orders...

ASE CFO Joseph Tung to host company investors meeting on April 27

Lumax 1Q12 sales grow 4%

Apr 17, 15:51

Semiconductor process control service supplier Lumax International has reported record high revenues for March 2012 bringing its sales for the first quarter to NT$1.57 billion (US$53.1...

Government incentives continue to finance development of solar PV semiconductor market, says GBI Research

Apr 16, 12:14

Government incentives that encourage investment in renewable energies will continue to drive technological advances in the global semiconductor market, according to GBI Research.

AWSC 2Q12 shipments to climb over 30%

Apr 13, 10:33

GaAs IC foundry Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) is expected to post a shipment increase of more than 30% sequentially in the second quarter of 2012, driven by a ramp-up...

SAS to have larger revenue proportion for semiconductor wafers through acquisition of Covalent

Apr 13, 01:15

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), a Taiwan-based maker of semiconductor and solar-grade silicon wafers and sapphire wafers, will acquire a 100% stake in Covalent Silicon, a Japan-based...

SMIC raises guidance for 1Q12

Apr 10, 11:34

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), China's top contract chipmaker, has announced upward revisions to its revenue and gross margin guidance for the first...

TSMC to revise 2012 capex, says Chang

Apr 10, 01:25

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will announce its revised capex budget for 2012 at its upcoming investors meeting on April 26, according to company chairman and...

TSMC breaks ground for Phase 5 of Fab 14 at STSP, southern Taiwan
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