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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.

ASE, SPIL 1Q13 sales likely to drop 10% or more

Jan 28, 20:58

Sales at IC packaging and testing houses Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) will likely register sequential decreases of 10% or more...

Samsung surpasses Apple as top global semiconductor customer in 2012, says Gartner

Jan 24, 11:09

Samsung Electronics and Apple both dominated semiconductor demand in 2012, although Samsung overtook Apple as the top worldwide semiconductor customer, according to Gartner.

Scientech application for TSE listing approved

Jan 23, 19:50

Scientech, a Taiwan-based distributor of semiconductor equipment, has received approval for its application to be listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE). Official listing is scheduled...

Nanya says 12-inch fab capacity for fabless customers sufficient

Jan 22, 15:01

Nanya Technology is confident that it will have enough capacity for its IC design customers, according to company president Charles Kau.

ESMT to acquire part of Powerchip foundry fab

Stockwatch - Jan 21, 22:31

Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT), a Taiwan-based provider of niche-market memory chips, has announced plans to buy part of the facilities at one of Powerchip Technology's...

Supply chain inventory to fall at slower pace, says TSMC

Jan 17, 21:38

Days-of-inventory (DOI) in the supply chain is now forecast to be four days above the seasonal average in the first quarter of 2013, falling only slightly from the prior quarter,...

TSMC sees supply chain inventory decline at slower pace

MStar Semiconductor and Flingo Samba TV platform team up to provide smart TV solution

Jan 17, 15:13

Smart TV app publisher Flingo has announced that Samba, its new interactive TV platform, will be integrated into MStar Semiconductor Smart TV solution to synchronize TV, tablet, phone...

TSMC 1Q13 sales to drop 7-11%

Jan 11, 15:48

A seasonal slowdown in orders for smartphones and tablets will drag down sales at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in the first quarter of 2013. The foundry is expected...

Fabless firms outperform IDMs in 2012, says IC Insights

Jan 9, 20:36

Combined sales generated by fabless IC companies worldwide increased 6% in 2012, while those by IDMs decreased 4% on year, according to a recent IC Insights report. Overall revenues...

Globalfoundries to build US$2 billion R&D center in New York

Jan 9, 11:57

Globalfoundries has announced plans to invest nearly US$2 billion to build a technology development center at its Fab 8 campus in Saratoga County, New York. The facility will increase...

Seasonal factors push KYEC revenues down in 4Q12

Jan 8, 13:58

IC testing firm King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) has announced that revenues for the fourth quarter of 2012 slipped 7.8% sequentially to NT$3.28 billion (US$112.9 million), citing seasonal...

IC material distributor Topco 1Q13 sales to decrease 10%

Jan 4, 15:55

Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, is expected to report an about 10% sequential decline in revenues for the first quarter of 2013 due to seasonal...

Global chip sales up 2% in November, says SIA

Jan 4, 13:57

Worldwide sales of semiconductors reached US$25.73 billion in November 2012, the highest monthly total since October 2011, according to data gathered by the Semiconductor Industry...

TSMC market cap hits record high

Jan 3, 21:58

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has seen its stock rise recently pushing its market capitalization up to NT$2.6 trillion (US$89.6 billion), a record high.

Diodes to acquire BCD Semi for US$151 million

Jan 3, 14:41

Diodes, a manufacturer and supplier of application-specific standard products within the discrete, logic and analog semiconductor markets, has announced that the company entered into...

ASE reportedly lands small-volume orders for Apple processors

Dec 27, 21:00

Taiwan-based Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), an IC packaging and testing services provider, reportedly has begun to fulfill small-volume orders for Apple's A-series proce...

TSMC sales to slip over 10% in December

Dec 21, 10:41

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is likely to report an over 10% sequential decrease in consolidated revenues for December 2012, as orders for smartphone and tablet...

ASE, SPIL to post mixed results for December

Dec 18, 14:08

The top-two Taiwan-based IC backend services companies, Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL), are expected to report mixed results...

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