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China gets big boost in semiconductor equipment localization

Dec 8, 16:10

China has taken a big stride forward in the localization of semiconductor equipment needed to support domestic chip production, as some major equipment makers have achieved technological...

North American semi equipment industry billings fall for 4th consecutive month

Nov 23, 11:13

The three-month average of worldwide billings of North American equipment manufacturers decreased for the fourth consecutive month in October 2017.

Semi equipment maker ERE to return to profitability in 2018

Nov 1, 14:03

Semiconductor and automation equipment supplier E&R Engineering (ERE) is expected achieve a break-even in operation in the fourth quarter of 2017 and turn profitable in 2018,...

E&R Engineering poised to turn profitable in 2018

North American semi equipment industry billings continue slide

Oct 24, 10:39

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a 6.9% sequential decrease in billings worldwide in September reaching a nine-month low of US$2.03 billion, according...

North American semi equipment industry billings fall to 4-month low in August

Sep 22, 12:36

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a 3.9% sequential decrease in billings worldwide in August reaching a four-month low of US$2.18 billion, according...

ITRI joins TSMC supply chain with new liquid nanoparticle monitor

Sep 15, 11:08

Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has tapped into the supply chain of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) with a new generation liquid nanoparticle...

ITRI displays new liquid nanoparticle monitor at SEMICON Taiwan 2017

China PCB capacity expansion sharply benefits Taiwan equipment makers

Sep 13, 15:51

Just one year after acquiring US-based flexible PCB maker Multi-Fineline Electronix (MFLX), China-based Suzhou Dongshan Precision Manufacturing is proceeding with a CNY3 billion (US$459.7...

Taiwan PCB equipment makers benefit from PCB capacity expansions in China

SEMICON Taiwan 2017: KLA-Tencor showcasing reticle blank inspection tools

Sep 13, 14:44

At the ongoing SEMICON Taiwan 2017, KLA-Tencor is showcasing its new FlashScan reticle blank inspection product line which represents the company's entry into the dedicated reticle...

SEMICON Taiwan 2017: Focus on IoT, AI, smart applications

Sep 13, 14:28

The 22nd annual SEMICON Taiwan trade show has kicked off in Taipei, running from September 13-15, with this year's theme focusing on IoT, AI, smart manufacturing, smart transportation...

SEMICON Taiwan enters its 22nd year

Global semiconductor equipment billings hit record in 2Q17, says SEMI

Sep 12, 14:55

Worldwide billings for semiconductor manufacturing equipment reached US$14.1 billion in the second quarter of 2017, exceeding the record level set in the first quarter, according...

E&R Engineering shipping laser-cutting machines to Intel in small volume, sources say

Aug 29, 14:50

Taiwan-based E&R Engineering has started shipping laser-cutting machines in small volume to Intel, according to market sources. The fab toolmaker is also about to obtain verification...

North American semi equipment industry billings slip in July

Aug 23, 11:58

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a slight 1.4% sequential decrease in billings worldwide in July 2017, according to SEMI.

North American semi equipment industry billings rise for fifth consecutive month

Jul 26, 14:29

The three-month average of worldwide billings of North American equipment manufacturers increased for the fifth consecutive month in June 2017.

TSMC expanding number of equipment suppliers for 7nm

Jul 18, 22:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expanding the number of suppliers of equipment for its 7nm process in a bid to maintain an ecosystem pricing balance, according...

TSMC 7nm technology ready for volume production in 2018

Global semiconductor equipment sales set to reach record high in 2017, says SEMI

Jul 12, 15:11

Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment are projected to increase 19.8% to total US$49.4 billion in 2017, marking the first time that the semiconductor equipment...

North American semi equipment industry billings rise in May

Jun 16, 16:15

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$2.27 billion in billings worldwide in May 2017 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI. The billings...

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...

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...

Applied posts record revenues and earnings for fiscal 2Q17

May 22, 10:37

Applied Materials has reported that its net sales increased 45% from a year earlier to US$3.55 billion for its second quarter ended April 30, 2017, while earnings per share (EPS)...

AMEC aims to grow revenues to CNY2 billion in 2020

Apr 24, 11:28

Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment (AMEC) aims to grow its revenues to CNY2 billion (US$290.4 million) in 2020, and is striving to be among the world's top-5 semiconductor equipment...

AMEC CEO Gerald Yin

Global billings for semi equipment makers reach 16-year high in March

Apr 24, 10:59

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$2.03 billion in billings worldwide in March 2017 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI. The billings...

Cleanroom constructor UIS posts record NT$6.52 in 2016 EPS

Mar 29, 14:12

Taiwan-based cleanroom maker United Information Systems (UIS) has reported a net EPS of NT$6.52 (US$0.22) on consolidated revenues of NT$15.43 billion for 2016. Both numbers hit record...

Sputtering equipment supplier UVAT to slash capex

Mar 22, 20:41

Taiwan-based UVAT Technology, which specializes in the manufacture of vacuum sputtering equipment and provides coating OEM services, has disclosed plans to reduce paid-in capital...

China semi equipment industry working hard to play catch-up

Mar 21, 14:09

It is hard for China-based semiconductor equipment suppliers to catch up with their bigger international peers in terms of technology, according to Zhao Jinrong, CEO for Naura Technology...

Gudeng seeing robust 12-inch fab equipment orders from China

Mar 20, 21:44

Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer specializing in mask solution products and wafer handling equipment, has enjoyed a pull-in...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts US$1.97 billion in Feb billings

Mar 17, 14:06

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.97 billion in billings worldwide in February 2017 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI.

ASML strikes deal with China equipment maker

Mar 16, 14:25

ASML has signed an MoU with Shanghai Micro Electronics Equipment (SMEE), under which ASML and SME will initially explore the potential sourcing of certain modules for ASML lithography...

Global semiconductor equipment sales increase 13% in 2016, says SEMI

Mar 14, 22:09

Worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled US$41.24 billion in 2016, up 13% from US$36.53 billion in 2015, according to SEMI. Total equipment bookings were 24%...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts US$1.86 billion in January billings

Feb 23, 10:38

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.86 billion in billings worldwide in January 2017 (three-month average basis), according to SEMI.

Marketech profit climbs to 12-year high

Feb 22, 11:50

Fab toolmaker Marketech International has reported net profits for 2016 climbed to a 12-year high of NT$515 million (US$16.7 million). EPS for the year came to NT$3.12.

TSMC spends NT$7.5 billion on equipment

Stockwatch - Feb 18, 14:56

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has recently disclosed six separate purchases of manufacturing equipment and facilities for a total of NT$7.525...

Equipment maker Foxsemicon to post record EPS for 2016

Feb 18, 13:53

Semiconductor equipment maker Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group, is expected to see its EPS top NT$8.50 (US$0.28) in 2016 and achieve an annual historic...

US fab tool book-to-bill ratio rises to 7-month high

Jan 25, 14:34

The SEMI book-to-bill ratio for US manufacturers of semiconductor equipment came to 1.06 in December 2016, the highest in seven months, compared with 0.96 in the prior month and 1.00...

Worldwide semiconductor revenues grow 1.5% in 2016, says Gartner

Jan 18, 21:43

Worldwide semiconductor revenues totaled US$339.7 billion in 2016, a 1.5% increase from 2015 revenues of US$334.8 billion, according to preliminary results by Gartner. The top-25...

Equipment maker Foxsemicon December revenues hit 11-month high

Jan 12, 10:20

Semiconductor equipment maker Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, an affiliate of the Foxconn Group, has reported consolidated revenues for December 2016 increased 13.6% sequentially...

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    KLA-Tencor VisEdge CV300R-EP

    KLA-Tencor has announced the latest addition to its VisEdge family of wafer edge inspection and metrology systems. The VisEdge CV300R-EP introduces two edge-metrology capabilities...

    Photo: Company, Sep 1.

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    Altatech AltaSight SL300 inspection system

    Altatech Semiconductor has announced silicon wafer maker Siltronic is evaluating its AltaSight SL300 inspection system to verify the tool's capabilities for use in wafer manufacturing...

    Photo: Company, Jun 29.

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    KLA-Tencor Archer 300 LCM metrology system

    KLA-Tencor has introduced the Archer 300 LCM Metrology system, which offers precision and measurement speed significantly better than that of its predecessor - the Archer 200, and...

    Photo: Company, Jun 25.

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    Applied Producer InVia dielectric deposition system

    Applied Materials has added to its line of 3D chip packaging solutions with the launch of its Applied Producer InVia dielectric deposition system. Using a proprietary CVD process,...

    Photo: Company, Mar 31.

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    Applied Reflexion GT

    Applied Materials has launched its Applied Reflexion GT system for advanced metal CMP applications. Key to the new system is its dual-mode architecture, enabling two wafers to be...

    Photo: Company, Dec 4.

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