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  • Last update: Thursday 10 April 2014 [926 news items]

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

GaAs IC foundries March sales up more than 20%

Apr 6, 01:25

Win Semiconductors and Advanced Wireless Semiconductor Company (AWSC) have reported sequential growth in revenues for March 2012 of 22% and 23%, respectively.

Can Nikon or Canon ever again catch ASML? asks Information Network

Apr 3, 11:12

A decade ago it was a three company race to achieve dominance in the semiconductor lithography market, but ASML has emerged as the clear leader with no signs of relinquishing its...

Topco, MIC expected to see growth in sales due to greener semiconductor processes

Mar 30, 12:21

Various industries have been focusing on making processes greener. Industry leading firms such as Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been implementing measures...

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SAS completes acquisition of Covalent Silicon Corporation

Mar 30, 10:54

Taiwan-based wafer firm Sino-American Silicon (SAS) announced on March 28, 2012 the completion of the acquisition of Japan-based semiconductor wafer firm Covalent Silicon Corporati...

STATS ChipPAC Taiwan expects 1Q12 sales to rise 15-20%

Mar 30, 01:10

Testing house STATS ChipPAC Taiwan Semiconductor, a subsidiary of Singapore-based STATS ChipPAC, expects its revenues to increase 15-20% sequentially in the first quarter of 2012...

Revenues from semiconductor business to outperform solar, says SAS

Mar 27, 15:00

Taiwan-based solar wafer supplier Sino-American Silicon (SAS) has indicated that by acquiring Japan-based Covalent, the firm's revenue share is likely to change. The solar business...

Intel semiconductor market share surges to more than 10 year high in 2011, IHS says

Mar 27, 11:21

Buoyed by chip sales growth and a major acquisition, leading semiconductor supplier Intel in 2011 attained its highest annual market share in more than 10 years, according to IHS...

Chip inventories to decline slightly in 1Q12, says IHS

Mar 26, 10:24

Average semiconductor days of inventory (DOI) held by chip suppliers are expected to decline by 0.5% in the first quarter, after rising 3.4% and hitting an 11-year high in the fourth...

North America fab tool book-to-bill climbs above parity

Mar 26, 10:22

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.01 in February 2012, above parity for the first time in 17 months, according to figures...

IC manufacturing equipment spending to decline in 2012, says Gartner

Mar 22, 16:41

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment spending is projected to total US$38.9 billion in 2012, an 11.6% decline from 2011 spending of US$44 billion, according to Gartner.

TSMC likely to expand 28nm manufacturing capacity

Mar 20, 01:15

With current capacity for 28nm processes filled up, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is likely to expand the leading-edge process capacity later in 2012, according...

TSMC likely to expand leading-edge capacity later in 2012

ASML unseats Applied in semiconductor equipment ranking, says VLSI

Mar 16, 14:25

VLSI Research has released its 2011 top semiconductor equipment suppliers ranking. During the year, Advantest closed its acquisition of Verigy in July and Applied Materials acquired...

Gartner revises 2012 semiconductor forecast to 4% growth

Mar 14, 14:45

Gartner has raised its global semiconductor market forecast for 2012, according to the research firm. Global semiconductor revenues in 2012 now is expected to rise by 4% compared...

IC design house On-Bright expects sales growth in March

Mar 13, 14:28

On-Bright Electronics, an IC design subsidiary of Lite-On Semiconductor specializing in power management ICs, expects its consolidated revenues to register another sequential growth...

Tablets to be 4th largest semiconductor market by 2014, says IHS

Mar 13, 11:26

Media tablets are expected to become the world's fourth-largest application for semiconductors in 2014, up from 35th in 2010, rising in just four short years from obscurity to a level...

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Topco sees February revenues up on month, down on year

Mar 9, 01:15

Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, reported February revenues of NT$1.03 billion (US$35 million), up 7.49% on month but down 7.63% on year...

Topco

Global January chip sales down 3%, says SIA

Mar 6, 14:03

New figures from SIA revealed that worldwide sales of semiconductors were US$23.1 billion in January 2012, down 2.7% from US$23.8 billion in December.

Co-chiefs likely to run future TSMC, says Chang

Mar 6, 01:10

The board of directors at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will now implement its CEO succession plan after the promotion of three senior vice presidents to company...

TSMC is considering having more than one CEO to succeed Chang

TSMC seeing orders fill sub-40nm capacity

Mar 2, 11:14

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has enjoyed strong demand for sub-40nm node technologies tightening capacity for the advanced processes, according to industry sources...

TSMC reportedly seeing tight capacity for sub-40nm processes

ASML updates EUV progress

Mar 2, 01:05

ASML has been developing the next generation of its NXE-series EUV lithography machines, the 3300 series, according to Peter Jenkins, VP of marketing at the Dutch fab tool supplier...

Peter Jenkins of ASML

March shipments of 4G mobile phones to reach over 1 million

Mar 1, 01:30

Mobile phone makers Samsung and HTC both target 4G phone shipments in March to exceed one million units. Shipments in second-quarter 2012 are likely to reach 5-10 million units. Suppliers...

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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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