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Gartner raises 2017 chip market outlook to 12% growth

Apr 17, 11:43

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$386 billion in 2017, an increase of 12.3% from 2016, according to Gartner. The prediction is up from the research firm's...

Zhonghuan Semiconductor lowers mono-Si solar wafer price

Apr 13, 11:17

Zhonghuan Semiconductor, the second largest China-based maker of solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafers, has lowered quotes by US$0.02 per wafer, according to China-based media...

Zhaoxin to partner with TSMC

Apr 12, 11:36

Shanghai Zhaoxin Semiconductor is scheduled to roll out its in-house developed ZX-D series processors that will be built using a 28nm process technology by Shanghai Huali Microelectronics...

Global semiconductor photomask market increases 2% in 2016, says SEMI

Apr 11, 15:35

SEMI has reported that the worldwide semiconductor photomask market was US$3.32 billion in 2016. After increasing 1% in 2015, the photomask market grew 2% in 2016.

E Ink, Sony Semiconductor Solutions to set up joint venture

Apr 11, 10:52

EPD (electrophoretic display) e-paper maker E Ink Holdings (EIH) and Sony Semiconductor Solutions (SSS) have announced the establishment of a joint venture for combining the former's...

WiseChip Semiconductor showcases flexible PMOLED panels at Finetech Japan 2017

Apr 10, 11:49

PMOLED (passive matrix OLED) panel maker WiseChip Semiconductor showcased 1.36- and 1.8-inch flexible PMOLED panels with radii of less than 40mm and thickness of 0.3mm at Finetech...

TSMC orders equipment for nearly NT$5 billion

Stockwatch - Apr 6, 20:01

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on April 5 disclosed a total of nearly NT$5 billion (US$164.4 million) spent on machinery equipment from ASML and...

Global semiconductor sales rise 16.5% in February, says SIA

Apr 5, 15:24

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$30.4 billion for February 2017, an increase of 16.5% compared to the February 2016 total of US$26.1 billion, according to the Semiconductor...

Global semiconductor materials market grows 2.4% in 2016, says SEMI

Apr 5, 14:24

The global semiconductor materials market increased 2.4% in 2016 compared to 2015 while worldwide semiconductor revenues grew 1.1%, according to SEMI.

2016 marks year of recovery for global semiconductor market, IHS says

Apr 5, 11:14

The worldwide semiconductor market showed signs of recovery in 2016 following a down year in 2015, according to IHS Markit. In 2016, the market posted a year-end growth rate of 2%...

Hua Hong seeing robust smart-card chip demand

Mar 29, 14:12

Hua Hong Semiconductor, a China-based pure-play 8-inch foundry, expects its shipments for smart-card chips to continue enjoying robust growth in 2017.

LONGi and Zhonghuan to expand mono-Si solar wafer capacity

Mar 29, 11:40

Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials and Zhonghuan Semiconductor, the two largest China-based makers of mono-Si solar wafers, will expand annual production capacitiy from 7.5GWp currently...

ASE says no plan to set up local site in US for packaging services

Mar 23, 21:09

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has a site in the US for IC testing, and has no plans to expand the site or build another locally for packaging services, according to company...

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North American semiconductor equipment industry posts US$1.97 billion in Feb billings

Mar 17, 14:06

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.97 billion in billings worldwide in February 2017 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI.

Zhaoxin to roll out 16nm CPU in 2018

Mar 17, 10:49

Shanghai Zhaoxin Semiconductor plans to introduce a 16nm 8-core 3GHz PC processor series in 2018, according to company vice president Cheng Fu.

ASE, KYEC to see sales pick up in 2Q17

Mar 14, 22:11

IC packaging and testing houses Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) will see their sales pick up starting in April, as shipments to their main...

Global semiconductor equipment sales increase 13% in 2016, says SEMI

Mar 14, 22:09

Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled US$41.24 billion in 2016, up 13% from US$36.53 billion in 2015, according to SEMI. Total equipment bookings were 24%...

Semiconductor shipments dominated by opto-sensor-discrete devices, says IC Insights

Mar 13, 10:38

Despite advances in integrated circuit technology and the blending of functions to reduce chip count within systems, the percentage split of IC and opto-sensor-discrete (O-S-D) shipments...

Lite-On Semi sales to peak in 3Q17

Mar 10, 10:49

Discrete and analog IC component maker Lite-On Semiconductor is expected to see its revenues reach the peak for 2017 in the third quarter, thanks to robust discrete component and...

Global January semiconductor sales rise 14%, says SIA

Mar 7, 15:36

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$30.6 billion for the month of January 2017, an increase of 13.9% compared to the January 2016 total of US$26.9 billion, according to the...

TSMC will continue to outgrow global chip industry, says chairman

Mar 3, 15:17

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to post 5-10% revenue growth in 2017, outperforming the global semiconductor industry's growth of 4-5%, according to...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts US$1.86 billion in January billings

Feb 23, 10:38

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.86 billion in billings worldwide in January 2017 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI.

Intel continues to drive semiconductor industry R&D spending, says IC Insights

Feb 17, 14:04

Intel continued to top all other chip companies in R&D expenditures in 2016 with spending reaching US$12.7 billion, according to IC Insights. Intel's R&D spending represented...

ASE orders equipment for NT$500 million

Stockwatch - Feb 3, 14:02

Packaging and testing company Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has purchased equipment from Towa for a total of NT$500.44 million (US$16.1 million), according to a company...

Global semiconductor sales climb to record US$339 billion in 2016, says SIA

Feb 3, 14:00

The global semiconductor industry posted sales of US$338.9 billion in 2016, the highest-ever annual sales, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

TSMC spends NT$13 billion on equipment

Stockwatch - Feb 3, 11:32

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has disclosed 17 separate purchases of equipment and factory construction.

Samsung and Apple remain top global semiconductor customers, says Gartner

Feb 2, 10:43

Samsung Electronics and Apple remained the top-two semiconductor chip buyers in 2016, representing 18.2% of the total worldwide market, according to Gartner. Samsung and Apple together...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues to grow 7.2% in 2017, says Gartner

Jan 24, 14:24

Worldwide semiconductor revenues are forecast to total US$364.1 billion in 2017, an increase of 7.2% from 2016, according to Gartner. This represents a complete turnaround for the...

Semiconductor M&A reach peak in 2015-2016, says IC Insights

Jan 20, 14:50

More than two dozen acquisition agreements were announced by semiconductor companies worldwide in 2016, with a combined value of US$98.5 billion compared to the record-high of US$103.3...

Dialog Semiconductor launches power management chipset for connected cars

Jan 19, 21:45

Dialog Semiconductor, a provider of highly integrated power management, AC/DC power conversion, solid state lighting (SSL) and Bluetooth low energy technology, has announced the DA9210-A...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grow 1.5% in 2016, says Gartner

Jan 18, 21:43

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$339.7 billion in 2016, a 1.5% increase from 2015 revenues of US$334.8 billion, according to preliminary results by Gartner. The top-25...

GaAs foundry Wavetek positive about compound semiconductor market

Jan 18, 21:40

Taiwan-based Wavetek Microelectronics, a subsidiary of United Microelectronics (UMC) dedicated to providing 6-inch GaAs foundry services for fabless and IDM companies, has expressed...

TSMC could build plant in the US, says Chang

Jan 13, 10:40

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) chairman Morris Chang has said the company has not ruled out building a wafer fab in the US in response to Donald Trump's plans to...

Morris Chang on the sidelines of the quarterly investors meeting

WPG, WT Micro post record 2016 revenues

Stockwatch - Jan 11, 10:51

Taiwan-based IC distributors WPG Holdings and WT Microelectronics both saw their 2016 revenues reach record-high levels.

ASE posts record 4Q16 revenues

Jan 10, 11:08

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$77.13 billion (US$2.4 billion) for the fourth quarter of 2016, up about 6% sequentially and 2.1%...

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    Samsung V-NAND SSDs

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is adding three TCO-optimized, high-performance SSDs, based on 3-dimensional (3D) Vertical NAND (V-NAND) technology, to its portfolio of...

    Photo: Company, Aug 27.

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    Samsung ePoP memory for smartphones

    Samsung Electronics is mass producing ePoP (embedded package on package) memory, a single memory package consisting of 3GB LPDDR3 DRAM, 32GB eMMC and a controller. For use in high-end...

    Photo: Company, Feb 10.

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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.

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    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.

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