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Global 1Q13 fab tool billings and bookings drop from year ago, says SEMI

Jun 13, 11:25

SEMI has reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$7.31 billion in the first quarter of 2013. The billings figure is 8% higher than the fourth...

Digitimes Research: Mixed capex plans for major semiconductor firms in 2013

Jun 11, 11:01

Intel, Samsung Electronics, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), Texas Instruments (TI), Toshiba, Renesas Electronics, SK Hynix, and STMicroelectronics were among the...

Global chip sales to show modest growth in 2013 and 2014, says SIA

Jun 6, 15:10

Global semiconductor sales are forecast to reach US$297.8 billion in 2013, a 2.1% increase from the 2012 sales total, followed by another modest growth in 2014 and 2015, according...

Digitimes Research: Toshiba, Renesas, and Sony return to profitability in 1Q13

May 31, 14:39

Japan's top-three semiconductor firms, Toshiba, Renesas Electronics, and Sony, saw on-year decreases in their fiscal 2012 (from April 2012 to March 2013) revenues, but profits impr...

Kilopass, UMC sign technology development agreement

May 28, 22:24

Kilopass Technology and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have jointly announced a technology development agreement, which calls for Kilopass to port its non volatile memory...

Digitimes Research: Seoul Semiconductor may see 2013 revenues up 40.3% on year

May 24, 11:26

Revenues for South Korea-based LED firms have been rising due to the introduction of affordable LED direct-type TVs and lighting products since 2012. Digitimes Research expects strong...

Scientech looks to strong sales of reclaim wafers, semiconductor equipment in 2H13

May 13, 15:30

Semiconductor equipment distributor and wafer reclaim service provider Scientech expects demand for manufacturing equipment from the semiconductor and LED industries to continue to...

MEMC reports 1Q13 net sales down 26% sequentially

May 13, 13:54

US-based polysilicon maker MEMC has reported first-quarter 2013 financial results with net sales of US$443.6 million, down 26% on quarter and 15% on year. The firm reported first-quarter...

TSMC reiterates plans for 18-inch wafer manufacturing

May 10, 10:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated plans to build its first 450mm (18-inch) pilot production lines, which will offer FinFET transistor technology at...

TSMC talks about plans for 18-inch wafer manufacturing

Global chip sales up slightly in 1Q13, says SIA

May 6, 11:31

The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) has reported that worldwide sales for the first quarter of 2013 were 0.9% higher from those generated a year earlier.

Worldwide semiconductor assembly and testing revenues up 2% in 2012, says Gartner

May 3, 15:13

The worldwide semiconductor assembly and test services (SATS) market totaled US$24.5 billion in 2012, a 2.1% increase from 2011, according to Gartner.

Fab tool book-to-bill ratios mixed

Apr 22, 14:25

The book-to-bill ratio for North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers grew to 1.14 in March 2013, while Japan's ratio slipped below parity.

ASE, SPIL 2Q13 sales outlook optimistic

Apr 18, 22:10

Market watchers are more optimistic about the IC packaging and testing business in the second quarter of 2013, judging from a rosy outlook provided by TSMC for the quarter. Sales...

Companies gearing up for USB 3.0 hub market boom

Apr 18, 21:43

USB controller chipmakers including ASMedia Technology, Genesys Logic, Realtek Semiconductor, Renesas Electronics, Standard Microsystems Corporation (SMSC), Texas Instruments (TI)...

Backend to outperform IC sector, says ASE chair

Apr 15, 23:37

The packaging and testing sector is set to outperform the overall industry in 2013, said Jason Chang, chairman for Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), during a recent company...

TV IC suppliers see 2Q13 orders ramp up

Apr 12, 15:14

TV-use IC suppliers including MStar Semiconductor, Realtek Semiconductor and Novatek Microelectronics are expected to see their orders increase more than 20% sequentially in the second...

4Q reprieve brings little relief to semiconductor makers in 2012, says IHS

Apr 11, 09:54

Despite stronger-than-expected growth during the fourth quarter, 2012 was still a miserable year for the semiconductor market and suppliers, with only eight out of the top-25 chipmakers...

Hermes Microvision sees revenues hit record high in 1Q13

Apr 10, 21:43

Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, saw its revenues grow 30% on year to NT$1.21 billion (US$40.27...

Global semiconductor materials market falls for first time in three years

Apr 9, 10:54

The global market for semiconductor materials for both wafer fabrication and packaging declined in 2012 for the first time in three years, according to data compiled by SEMI. Worldwide...

IC material distributor Topco reports EPS NT$5.40 for 2012

Apr 2, 16:14

Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, has reported net profits of NT$804 million (US$28.86 million) for 2012, decreasing 15.5% from the previous...

Global chip sales up 1.4% in February, says SIA

Apr 2, 10:43

Worldwide chip sales for February 2013 were up 1.4% on year, but down 3.8% sequentially, according to data disclosed by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).

Intel and Samsung to represent 42% of total chip capex in 2013, says IC Insights

Mar 27, 16:00

The combined capital spending by Samsung Electronics and Intel is forecast to represent 42% of the world's semiconductor capital outlay in 2013, up from 40% in 2012, according to...

Digitimes Research: Toshiba, Sony see semiconductor revenues grow; Renesas struggles to make profits

Mar 25, 15:40

Due to rising prices of NAND flash in the third quarter of 2012, Japan-based semiconductor firm Toshiba has reported fourth-quarter 2012 revenues of its semiconductor business unit...

SEMI, SEAJ book-to-bill ratios almost flat in February 2013

Mar 22, 15:13

Japan's semiconductor production equipment manufacturers posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.17 in February 2013, compared to 1.18 in January, according to the Semiconductor Equipment...

Korea FTC OKs MediaTek, MStar merger

Mar 18, 21:25

South Korea's antitrust agency Fair Trade Commission (FTC) has approved MediaTek's proposal to merge with MStar Semiconductor, according to the companies.


PC-related IC designers likely to post disappointing 1Q13 results

Mar 15, 12:19

IC design houses including Elan Microelectronics, Realtek Semiconductor, and Global Mixed-mode Technology (GMT) are likely to report disappointing revenue results for the first quarter...

Lite-On Semi looks to double-digit revenue growth in 2013

Mar 15, 11:41

Lite-On Semiconductor, a maker of discrete and analog IC components, has expressed optimism about its business outlook for 2013. Growth in sales from products used in mobile devices,...

CC Chen, vice chairman for Lite-On Semiconductor

Digital TV semiconductor market dips in 2012, says IHS

Mar 15, 10:28

Amid a drop in television demand, the global market for digital television semiconductors (DTV) declined by nearly 6% in 2012, according to IHS iSuppli.

Intel leads unexpectedly large decline in 4Q12 semiconductor market inventory, says IHS

Mar 14, 10:37

After reaching a worrisome high in the third quarter of 2012, global semiconductor inventories held by chip suppliers fell at a surprisingly fast rate in the fourth quarter, led by...

SEMI book-to-bill ratio rises above parity

Feb 22, 16:11

Having stayed below parity for the past seven months, the SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment climbed to 1.14 in January 2013.

Taiwan IC production value to rise 9% in 2013, says report

Newswatch - Feb 21, 14:34

Taiwan's IC industry production value will rebound to a sequential growth track in the second quarter of 2013, and the overall value for the entire year is set to register a 9.3%...

SMIC ends 2012 with record revenues

Feb 7, 11:54

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) saw its revenues climb to a record US$485.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2012. Revenues for the entire year also hit an all-time...

Semiconductor R&D spending rises 7% in 2012, says IC Insights

Feb 7, 11:19

Spending on R&D by chip companies grew 7% in 2012 to a record-high US$53 billion even though the semiconductor market declined 1% to US$317.6 billion, according to IC Insights.

Semiconductor industry posts near-record sales total in 2012, says SIA

Feb 5, 10:31

Worldwide semiconductor sales for 2012 reached US$291.6 billion, the industry's third-highest yearly total ever but a decrease of 2.7% from the record total of US$299.5 billion set...

Chip inventory at semiconductor suppliers reaches worrisome high, says IHS

Jan 29, 11:07

Chip inventory held by semiconductor suppliers reached alarmingly high levels in the third quarter of 2012 amid weak market conditions, according to IHS iSuppli.

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    Photo: Company, Aug 27.

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