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Backend firms gearing up for new MediaTek solution

Dec 23, 01:05

IC packagers Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), and substrate makers Unimicron Technology and Kinsus Interconnect Technology are...

Hynix, Micron seeking closer ties with Taiwan controller suppliers

Dec 22, 11:56

Hynix Semiconductor and Micron Technology reportedly are looking to strengthen their ties with Taiwan-based Phison Electronics, Silicon Motion Technology and Skymedi amid concerns...

Hitachi Chemical to build CMP slurry plant in Taiwan

Dec 22, 01:40

Japan-based Hitachi Chemical has unveiled plans to establish a CMP slurry production plant in Tainan, southern Taiwan, with an investment of JPY2 billion (US$25.7 million). The facility...

Materials and equipment pose challenges for 10nm semiconductor processes

Dec 7, 16:07

While semiconductor manufacturing processes have been continually upgraded through die shrinks, the development of processes for 10nm and below is expected to face challenges related...

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Global chip sales flat in October, says SIA

Dec 6, 12:32

New figures from SIA revealed that worldwide sales of semiconductors were US$25.7 billion in October 2011, down 0.1% sequentially. For the month, Japan continued its recovery with...

Samsung Austin Semiconductor ramps new 12-inch fab

Dec 6, 12:05

Samsung Austin Semiconductor, Samsung Electronics' only wafer fabrication plant located outside Korea, has announced the completion of its 300mm automated fab, S2.

Logic IC to outpace average chip growth in 2012, says TSMC chairman

Dec 5, 11:29

Morris Chang, chairman of contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), predicts that growth in the logic IC sector will outstrip the average of the semiconductor...

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Intel reasserts semiconductor market leadership in 2011, says IHS

Dec 2, 11:16

After three years of seeing its dominant position in the global semiconductor market whittled away by aggressive competition from Samsung Electronics, Intel is set to reverse the...

Semiconductor market to top US$300 billion in 2011, says WSTS

Dec 1, 16:19

The World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) expects the worldwide market to surpass US$300 billion by end of 2011 for the first time in semiconductor history, yet reflects a less-than-average...

TSMC to report lower revenues

Dec 1, 01:20

Despite reports of brisk retail sales in the US during the Thanksgiving weekend, Taiwan's fabless IC companies and contract manufacturers do not expect a short-term rebound in orders,...

Toshiba to shut three fabs, cutting chip production

Dec 1, 01:05

Toshiba on November 30 announced a reorganization of its semiconductor production facilities in Japan, aimed at reinforcing the operating structure and profitability of its discrete,...

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...

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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...

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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...

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