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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

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...

TSMC

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...

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