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  • Last update: Wednesday 22 February 2017 [393 news items]

TSMC orders equipment for NT$2.6 billion

Stockwatch - Mar 30, 16:26

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery and facility equipment from Jienshian Information Engineering, Lam Research International, Tokyo...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts February 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.05, says SEMI

Mar 18, 14:21

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.26 billion in orders worldwide in February 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.05,...

SEMI reports 2015 semiconductor equipment sales of US$36.5 billion

Mar 15, 21:48

SEMI has reported that worldwide sales of semiconductor manufacturing equipment totaled US$36.53 billion in 2015, representing an on-year decrease of 3%. Total equipment bookings...

Front-end fab equipment spending to rise 3.7% in 2016, says SEMI

Mar 14, 12:54

Front-end fab equipment spending (including new, used and in-house) is projected to increase 3.7% to US$37.2 billion in 2016, and will rise another 13% in 2017 to US$42.1 billion,...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts January 2016 book-to-bill ratio of 1.08, says SEMI

Feb 25, 11:08

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.32 billion in orders worldwide in January 2016 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.08,...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts December book-to-bill ratio of 0.99, says SEMI

Jan 27, 15:25

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.34 billion in orders worldwide in December 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.99,...

HMI seeing weak 1Q16, but expects growth to restore starting 2Q

Stockwatch - Jan 26, 19:13

Electron beam (e-beam) inspection tool and solution provider Hermes Microvision (HMI) expects to post a weak first quarter of 2016, but sales will return to a sequential growth track...

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending to decline 4.7% in 2016, says Gartner

Jan 13, 11:05

Worldwide semiconductor capital spending is projected to decline 4.7% to US$59.4 billion in 2016, according to Gartner. This is down from the 3.3% growth predicted by Gartner previ...

TSMC on equipment buying spree

Stockwatch - Dec 23, 11:02

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has spent more than US$700 million on semiconductor capital equipment in recent weeks, according to filings issued by the pure-play...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts November book-to-bill ratio of 0.96, says SEMI

Dec 18, 15:20

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted $1.24 billion in orders worldwide in November 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.96,...

Cymer delivers 2nd gen solution for reduction of neon consumption on ArF light sources

Dec 17, 19:03

Cymer, an ASML company engaged in the development of lithography light sources used by chipmakers to pattern advanced semiconductor chips, has announced the availability of its second-generation...

Semiconductor equipment sales to slip in 2015, says SEMI

Dec 15, 16:13

Worldwide sales of new semiconductor manufacturing equipment will decrease 0.6% to US$37.3 billion in 2015, according to SEMI. But in 2016, nominal positive growth is expected resulting...

SEMI cuts forecast for 2015, 2016 fab equipment spending

Dec 9, 20:21

SEMI has lowered its forecast for the global 2015 semiconductor fab equipment spending growth to 0.5% from the 5% estimated previously. The industry association also revised downward...

Global 3Q15 semiconductor equipment billings increase 9%, says SEMI

Dec 9, 11:08

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.6 billion in the third quarter of 2015, according to SEMI. The billings figure is 9% higher than the same quarter...

TSMC orders NT$2.72 billion of equipment

Stockwatch - Nov 18, 21:14

Contract chipmaker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has purchased a batch of machinery and engineering equipment from NuFlare Technology, Ultratech and Ebara for...

Cleanroom constructor UIS 3Q15 profits surge

Nov 16, 15:53

Taiwan-based cleanroom constructor United Information Systems (UIS) has reported net profits of NT$429 million (US$13.1 million) for the third quarter of 2015, a 203% surge compared...

Asian semiconductor equipment suppliers to lose market share in 2015, says Information Network

Nov 6, 10:53

Asia-based semiconductor equipment makers will see their combined share of the global equipment sales shrink in 2015, according to the Information Network.

North America fab tool book-to-bill continues growth, says SEMI

Oct 23, 15:47

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.07 in September 2015, up for the third consecutive month, according to SEMI.

Lam to buy KLA-Tencor for US$10.6 billion

Oct 22, 11:21

Lam Research and KLA-Tencor have entered into an agreement for Lam to acquire all outstanding KLA-Tencor shares in a cash-and-stock transaction, according to the companies.

Equipment vendors launch cost-saving programs for clients looking to migrate to 10nm

Sep 25, 15:05

Semiconductor equipment companies including Applied Materials, ASML and Lam Research have launched refurbish and spare parts programs to help their clients save manufacturing costs...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts August book-to-bill ratio of 1.06

Sep 21, 15:45

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.67 billion in orders worldwide in August 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.06,...

Global 2Q15 semiconductor equipment billings reach US$9.4 billion, says SEMI

Sep 15, 15:12

SEMI has reported that worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings reached US$9.4 billion in the second quarter of 2015.

Equipment spending slows but still positive in 2015 and 2016, says SEMI

Sep 10, 15:44

Front-end fab equipment spending (including new, used, and in-house) is projected to increase 5% in 2015 to US$37 billion, and rise another 6.6% in 2016 to US$39.4 billion, according...

SEMICON Taiwan 2015: Inotera, Applied and HMI positive about semi industry outlook

Sep 2, 11:26

Inotera Memories, Applied Materials and Hermes Microvision (HMI) are all positive about the prospects of the global semiconductor industry although they have different views about...

Scott Meikle of Inotera

Semiconductor equipment suppliers brace for layoffs

Aug 28, 10:31

Layoffs could hit the global semiconductor equipment industry later in 2015, with some players considering cutting 10-15% of their workforce, according to industry sources.

North America semiconductor equipment industry posts July book-to-bill ratio of 1.02, says SEMI

Aug 21, 14:46

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.59 billion in orders worldwide in July 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 1.02,...

Topco revenues down on year in July, Scientech up

Stockwatch - Aug 11, 11:44

Semiconductor equipment and materials distributors Scientech and Topco Scientific have reported sequential decreases in July consolidated revenues at 18% and 0.7%, respectively.

Scientech positive about 2H15

Aug 5, 15:30

Semiconductor equipment supplier Scientech has expressed optimism about its performance in the second half of 2015, as chipmakers look to upgrade their production lines and are eyeing...

HMI lowers 2015 revenue outlook, says report

Aug 3, 15:15

Taiwan-based Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, has lowered its revenue growth forecast...

North American semiconductor equipment industry posts June book-to-bill ratio of 0.98, says SEMI

Jul 22, 14:35

North America-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted US$1.51 billion in orders worldwide in June 2015 (three-month average basis) and a book-to-bill ratio of 0.98,...

Applied Materials intros ALD system for 3D IC manufacturing

Jul 17, 15:27

Applied Materials has unveiled the Applied Olympia ALD (atomic layer deposition) system featuring a modular architecture that delivers high-performance ALD technology to manufacturers...

Chip equipment spending to continue growth through 2016, says SEMI

Jul 15, 15:17

SEMI has forecast that the total semiconductor equipment market will grow 7% in 2015 reaching US$40.2 billion, and expand another 4% to US$41.8 billion in 2016. Following strong growth...

Equipment maker Foxsemicon to debut on TSE

Jul 8, 20:23

Foxsemicon Integrated Technology, an equipment-making affiliate of the Foxconn Group (Hon Hai Precision Industry), expects to debut on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) as early as...

IC manufacturers close or repurpose 83 wafer fabs from 2009-2014, says IC Insights

Jun 17, 15:59

Since the global economic recession of 2008-2009, the IC industry has been on a mission to pare down older capacity in order to produce devices more cost-effectively on larger wafers...

Global 1Q15 semiconductor equipment billings decrease 6%, says SEMI

Jun 10, 13:42

Worldwide semiconductor manufacturing equipment billings decreased 6% on year to US$9.52 billion in the first quarter of 2015, according to SEMI. The billings figure is 7% higher...

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