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SEMI sees record fab spending for 2017, 2018

Jun 15, 22:45

SEMI has predicted record spending for fab construction and fab equipment in 2017 and 2018. Korea, Taiwan and China will all see large investments, and spending in Europe will also...

PWM IC backend firm GEM Services to post single-digit revenue growth in 2017

Jun 15, 13:37

Taiwan-based GEM Services, a backend house focusing exclusively on the power management semiconductor market, is forecast to post single-digit revenue growth in 2017 driven by strong...

Globalfoundries launches 7LP FinFET process

Jun 14, 20:56

Globalfoundries has announced the availability of its 7nm leading-performance (7LP) FinFET semiconductor technology, delivering a 40% generational performance boost to meet the needs...

Lite-On Semi posts revenue growth in May

Jun 13, 17:43

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has reported consolidated revenues for May 2017 increased 3.9% sequentially and 7.4% on year to NT$971 million...

Packaging can extend physical limits of semiconductors, says TSMC chair

Jun 12, 15:41

Moore's Law will reach its physical limits in 8-10 years, but the development of advanced packaging technology will help extend innovations, according to Morris Chang, chairman of...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Pure-play foundries post increased May revenues

Jun 9, 15:16

Taiwan-based pure-play foundries Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), United Microelectronics (UMC) and Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) have reported sequential...

TSMC 5nm chip production to take place in southern Taiwan

Jun 9, 14:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated its 5nm chip production will take place at its manufacturing site at the South Taiwan Science Park (STSP), although...

TSMC gearing up for sub-10nm process manufacturing

China market: ASE re-submits application for planned merger with SPIL

Jun 9, 13:43

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) has said its application submitted previously to China's antitrust regulators for a planned merger with Siliconware Precision Industry (SPIL)...

IC Insights cuts long-term IoT semiconductor forecast

Jun 9, 12:37

IC Insights has scaled back its total semiconductor sales forecast for system functions related to the IoT in 2020 by about US$920 million, mostly because of lower revenue projections...

TSMC names new president for North America operation

Jun 8, 16:08

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company has announced the promotion of a veteran executive, Dave Keller to president of TSMC North America. Rick Cassidy remains as CEO of TSMC...

Global semiconductor sales increase 21% in April 2017, says SIA

Jun 7, 21:53

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$31.3 billion for the month of April 2017, an increase of 20.9% from the April 2016 total of US$25.9 billion and 1.3% more than the previous...

ASE, PTI post increased May revenues

Stockwatch - Jun 7, 21:19

IC backend houses Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Powertech Technology (PTI) have reported sequential increases in consolidated revenues for May 2017 of 9.6% and 2.4%,...

TSMC orders equipment for NT$3 billion

Stockwatch - Jun 6, 15:46

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on June 5 disclosed a total of about NT$3.09 billion (US$102.8 million) spent on machinery equipment from ASML,...

Korea replaces Taiwan as largest semiconductor equipment market

Jun 6, 14:55

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached a record US$13.1 billion in the first quarter of 2017, according to SEMI. The billings figure was 14% higher than...

Realtek May revenues decrease

Stockwatch - Jun 5, 23:03

Networking IC design company Realtek Semiconductor has reported consolidated revenues of NT$3.3 billion (US$109.4 million) for May 2017, down 3.9% sequentially and 0.8% on year.

IBM, Globalfoundries and Samsung build new transistor for 5nm technology

Jun 5, 22:20

IBM on June 5 announced that the company and its research alliance partners Globalfoundries and Samsung, and equipment suppliers have developed an industry-first process to build...

SMIC eyeing top-3 spot in pure-play foundry segment

Jun 3, 09:32

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is aiming to become a global top-3 pure-play foundry chipmaker by 2020, according to the China-based company. In addition to advanced...

Taiwan semiconductor production value to grow 3.5% in 2017

Newswatch - Jun 2, 11:00

The production value of Taiwan's semiconductor industry is expected to amount to NT$2.4 trillion (US$79.74 billion) in 2017, up 3.5% from a year earlier, compared to 7.1% growth projected...

Fifteen chipmakers to spend more than US$1 billion on capex, says IC Insights

Jun 2, 10:29

There are 15 companies forecast to have semiconductor capital expenditures of more than US$1 billion in 2017, up from 11 in 2016 and only eight in 2013, according to IC Insights.

Tsinghua Unigroup chair criticizes Qualcomm for forming JV with local chipmaker

Jun 1, 21:16

Tsinghua Unigroup chairman Zhao Weiguo has criticized Qualcomm's intention of forming a joint venture with fabless chip firm Leadcore Technology and two local investment firms in...

MediaTek to enter mass production of 12nm mobile chips by end of 2017

Jun 1, 15:20

MediaTek is expected to start mass production of 12nm mobile chips manufactured by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company around the end of 2017, according to industry sources...

TSMC to start equipment move-in at Nanjing plant in September

May 30, 15:51

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) new 12-inch plant in Nanjing, China will be ready for equipment move-in in September 2017, according to the Taiwan-based foundry...

TSMC installed capacity for 2017 to rise 10%

Topco 2017 revenues to rise over 10%

May 30, 15:42

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to post more than 10% revenue growth in 2017 driven by robust demand for silicon wafers and photoresist solutions, according...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts US$2.17 billion in April billings

May 30, 15:41

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$2.17 billion in billings worldwide in April 2017 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI. The billings...

Hefei Chang Xin keeps low profile but DRAM ambition remains unchanged

May 24, 16:11

Hefei Chang Xin's ambition to grow its DRAM business has seen some progress though the China-based firm has now chosen to keep a low profile. The company has been quietly renamed...

Globalfoundries and Chengdu partner to expand FD-SOI ecosystem in China

May 23, 22:37

Globalfoundries and the Chengdu municipality have announced an investment to spur innovation in China's semiconductor industry. The partners plan to build a FD-SOI ecosystem including...

China outpaces Taiwan in IC design, backend industry output value

May 23, 15:38

The output value of both China's IC design and backend industry sectors has already outpaced that of their counterparts in Taiwan. According to the China Semiconductor Industry Association...

MediaTek launches chipset supporting Google Assistant and Android Things

May 18, 21:47

MediaTek has introduced its newest full-featured chipset - MT8516 - designed to enable Voice Assistant Devices (VADs) and smart speakers, including the Google Assistant. MediaTek...

Win Semi expands GaAs wafer manufacturing capacity by more than 20%

May 17, 21:38

Win Semiconductors, the world’s largest pure-play compound semiconductor foundry, has completed phase 2 expansion at its newest wafer fab, Fab C. This operation is now fitted...

Sensor and actuator sales take off as price erosion eases

May 17, 15:03

After several years of low and inconsistent growth rates primarily because of intense pricing pressure, the market for semiconductor sensors and actuators finally caught fire in 2016...

ASE, SPIL get US antitrust approval

May 17, 14:36

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) have received approval from US antitrust regulators for their proposed merger, according to the...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grow 2.6% in 2016, says Gartner

May 16, 22:29

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$343.5 billion in 2016, a 2.6% increase from 2015 revenues of US$334.9 billion, according to final results calculated by Gartner.

TSMC capacity utilization ramping up

May 16, 11:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), which had disappointing sales results in April, has seen its capacity utilization soar in May, according to industry...

Ardentec 1Q17 profits hike over 100%

May 15, 22:25

Taiwan-based Ardentec, which specializes in testing services for logic and memory chips, has reported net profits surged 115% on year to NT$228 million (US$7.6 million) in the first...

IntelliEPI to expand production capacity in 3Q17

May 15, 22:19

Intelligent Epitaxy Technology (IntelliEPI), which supplies epitaxy-based compound semiconductor epi-wafers to the electronics and optoelectronics industries, has disclosed plans...

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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.

  • 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.

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