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

TSMC seeing tight capacity for 28nm processes

Nov 25, 01:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) continues to see orders heat up for advanced 28nm technology, despite a general slowdown in the semiconductor industry, according...

TSMC Fab 15 at CTSP

Foundries eyeing DRAM fabs

Nov 24, 01:30

DRAM chipmakers Powerchip Technology and ProMOS Technologies are reportedly considering selling fabs in order to preserve cash and strengthen their financial structures. Bidders for...

Research firms cautious about semiconductor market in 4Q11, 1Q12

Nov 18, 15:42

Gartner and IHS iSuppli have issued separate reports warning of a more challenging environment for semiconductor companies during the fourth quarter of 2011 and early 2012. IHS also...

Ultrabooks to shake up semiconductor markets, says IHS

Nov 18, 13:58

Booming shipments of ultrabooks during the next four years will shake up various semiconductor markets, boosting the prospects for sensors as well as power and analog semiconductors,...

Toshiba puts on hold sale of Malaysian operation

Nov 17, 15:41

Toshiba and Amkor Technology have both agreed to postpone discussions regarding the previously-announced proposed acquisition by Amkor of Toshiba's semiconductor assembly operations...

eMemory breaks into iPhone 4S supply chain

Nov 3, 15:56

Taiwan's eMemory Technology reportedly has entered the supply chain of Apple's iPhone 4S, through providing Dialog Semiconductor with access to its one-time programmable (OTP) non-volatile...

Networking becomes key feature for TVs, says DisplaySearch

Nov 3, 12:04

In 2011, more than 27% of TVs shipped worldwide will be able to connect to a network, a figure that is expected to rise 54% to 155 million by 2015, according to DisplaySearch. In...

Chip sales rise in 3Q11, says SIA

Nov 1, 16:34

Worldwide sales of semiconductors were US$25.8 billion for September, up 2.7% from the prior month when sales reached US$25.1 billion, according to new figures from SIA. Sales for...

Intel turns away from TV chips, says IHS

Nov 1, 12:11

With little room left to maneuver in the tough TV system-on-chip (SoC) market central to the ambitious Google TV initiative, Google partner Intel is quietly reshuffling resources...

Phison looking to expand revenues, market share

Oct 28, 12:03

Phison Electronics expects to make solid earnings in 2011, and is gearing up for significant revenue and market share gains in 2012, according to company chairman Khein Seng Pua.

Databeans cuts 2011 DRAM and overall chip market forecast

Oct 27, 14:57

Databeans has cut its forecast for the 2011 DRAM market to US$31.5 billion, as weakness in the consumption of consumer and computing devices across all regions left suppliers with...

SAS posts profits for first three quarters

Oct 27, 11:45

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon (SAS) has reported third-quarter revenues of NT$4.096 billion (US$136 million), a 12.82 on-quarter decrease and 34.57% on-year...

SPIL sees 4-8% decline in 4Q11 revenues on lower utilization

Oct 27, 01:00

Semiconductor packaging and testing company Silicon Precision Industries (SPIL) has forecast revenues will decrease 4-8% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2011, citing slowing...

SPIL chairman Bough Lin

Morris Chang calls for more government support for Taiwan semiconductor sector

Oct 26, 11:43

Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has urged the Taiwan government to do more to support the local semiconductor industry, in the...

Fujitsu Semiconductor, Sequans team up for LTE

Oct 21, 14:16

Sequans Communications announced on October 20 it has established a technology and marketing collaboration with Fujitsu Semiconductor for the purpose of providing customers with a...

Packaging and testing firms see flat growth in 4Q11

Oct 21, 01:05

The global semiconductor packaging and testing industry will only see flat sequential growth in the fourth quarter of 2011, as it continues to feel the effects of the economic downturn,...

AZ Electronic to open new plant in Taiwan

Oct 20, 16:46

AZ Electronic Materials, which produces specialty chemical materials used in the manufacture of ICs and flat panel displays, recently held a ground-breaking ceremony for a new manufacturing...

ON Semiconductor to shut Japan fab

Oct 18, 16:53

ON Semiconductor has announced plans to close its wafer manufacturing facility located in Aizu, Japan, by the end of June 2012.

Taiwan's eMemory increases cooperation with China foundry Grace Semiconductor

Oct 18, 01:05

Taiwan-based eMemory Technology, a provider of embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) IP, will increase cooperation with Grace Semiconductor Manufacturing, a foundry based in Shanghai,...

ASE to open US$460 million plant

Oct 14, 01:05

IC packager Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) is scheduled to open its new US$460 million plant in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan, on October 23. Chairman Jason Chang will host...

MStar, ALi September revenues up; Novatek, Richtek revenues down

Oct 7, 13:39

IC design houses MStar Semiconductor and ALi have reported strong sales for September as fellow companies Novatek Microelectronics and Richtek Technology have suffered a sequential...

ASE, Amkor expanding to compete for IDM orders

Oct 7, 01:25

In view of increased outsourcing demand by IDM companies, IC packagers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Amkor Technology has been expanding their operations to vie for...

TSMC to visit Apple for more talks

Oct 6, 01:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has sent a 60-member team, which includes staff from its IC design service partner Global UniChip, to Silicon Valley-based Apple...

TSMC groundbreaking ceremony for Fab 15

August chip sales slip 2%, says SIA

Oct 4, 16:50

Global semiconductor sales were US$25.03 billion in August 2011, a 0.7% increase from US$24.9 billion in July, but a 2.2% decrease from US$25.6 billion a year ago, according to new...

Samsung sees 2012 global semiconductor growth slowdown

Sep 30, 01:05

With global economic uncertainties remaining, the semiconductor industry will show slow growth in 2012, said Oh-Hyun Kwon, head of Samsung Electronics' chip business, at a media conference...

Oh-Hyun Kwon, Semiconductor Business president at Samsung Electronics

Qualcomm reportedly starts shipping baseband chips for Mango phones

Sep 29, 01:25

Qualcomm has secured orders for baseband chips from Nokia and Samsung Electronics for their upcoming Windows Phone (Mango)-based smartphones with shipments kicking off in September,...

Lantiq, Altair Semiconductor team up for LTE-ready home gateways

Sep 28, 15:55

Lantiq and Altair Semiconductor have announced that Altair's LTE chipset will be used for the Lantiq XWAY GRX family of network processors, speeding development of LTE-ready home...

MStar STB chips selected by TBC

Sep 23, 15:08

MStar Semiconductor has announced that its set-top box (STB) solutions have been selected by cable operator Taiwan Broadband Communication (TBC).

MStar chairman Wayne Liang

ASE looks to expand

Sep 23, 01:05

IC packaging and testing service provider Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) expects its consolidated revenues to top US$30 billion in 2020, and is eyeing a 30% global market...

IHS cuts 2011 semiconductor growth forecast

Sep 22, 11:20

Increasing economic woes and rising consumer pessimism are impacting global electronics demand this year, prompting IHS iSuppli to cut its semiconductor revenue growth forecast for...

ASE breaks ground on China headquarters

Sep 22, 01:00

Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) broke ground at the site of a regional headquarters in Zhangjiang, Shanghai on September 21. Operations are scheduled to commence in 2012,...

Current semiconductor inventory at "worrisome" levels, says Gartner

Sep 20, 15:41

Semiconductor days of inventory (DOI) are forecast to plateau in the third quarter of 2011 at worrisome levels given current conditions and the likelihood that consumer and business...

Apple said to have contracted with TSMC

Sep 16, 01:05

Apple has recently signed a foundry partnership agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), industry sources have claimed. Under the terms of the agreement,...

Morris Chang

IDF 2011: Intel to enter 14nm process in 2014

Sep 15, 01:10

Intel CPUs will enter 14nm processing by 2014, according to Steven Smith, vice president and head of netbook, tablet PC business speaking at Intel Developer Forum (IDF) in San Fran...

Csun seeing strong equipment orders from touch panel sector

Sep 8, 12:25

Equipment maker Csun Manufacturing has disclosed that orders for touch panel manufacturing equipment remain strong, and the segment's growth will help offset weaker-than-expected...

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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.

  • Cypress+EZ%2DUSB+FX3

    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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