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Chip equipment spending to rise 21%, says SEMI

Jul 10, 13:45

Semiconductor equipment spending for 2014 will reach US$43.98 billion, up 21% from the US$36.29 billion estimated for 2013, according to SEMI. The forecast indicates that 2014 will...

Inspection tool maker HMI posts record 2Q13 revenues

Jul 8, 21:46

Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, saw its second-quarter revenues hit a record high...

Cleanroom constructor UIS enjoys ramp-up in orders from TSMC, says report

Jul 4, 15:28

Cleanroom constructor United Information Systems (UIS) has enjoyed a pull-in of cleanroom equipment orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), according to a recent...

IC-making equipment market to rise through 4Q13, says The Information Network

Jun 25, 12:36

The global semiconductor equipment market should end 2013 in the black, according to market research firm The Information Network.

PCB equipment makers Csun, Ampoc 2Q13 sales to rise

Jun 18, 13:37

Buoyed by a pull-in of equipment orders from the PCB sector, Csun Manufacturing and Ampoc Far East are expected to see their second-quarter sales rise significantly on quarter, according...

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...

Fab equipment spending to soar in 2H13, says SEMI

Jun 6, 12:46

Fab equipment spending for the second half of 2013 is expected to be much stronger with a 32% growth rate or US$18.5 billion compared to the first half of the year, according to SEMI...

US fab-tool book-to-bill stays above parity, says SEMI

May 23, 21:44

The book-to-bill ratio for the North America semiconductor equipment industry stayed above parity for the fourth consecutive month in April 2013, according to industry association...

Equipment maker Acter sees profits down in 1Q13

May 17, 16:05

Cleanroom equipment maker Acter has reported net profits of NT$114 million (US$3.82 million) for the first quarter of 2013, decreasing 33.9% from a year earlier. First-quarter EPS...

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...

Equipment supplier Csun expects strong 2Q13

Apr 30, 12:13

A rebound in orders lifted Csun Manufacturing's book-to-bill ratio to 1.52 at the end of the first quarter, indicating that the company's shipments and revenues will grow robustly...

Global IC foundry market rises 16% in 2012, says Gartner

Apr 25, 13:53

The worldwide semiconductor foundry market totaled US$34.6 billion in 2012, a 16.2% 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.

TSMC rising 2013 capex to benefit equipment and material suppliers

Apr 22, 13:31

The decision by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to raise its 2013 capex to US$9.5-10 billion, from US$9 billion set previously, will benefit Taiwan-based suppliers...

Cleanroom constructor UIS lands over NT$1 billion in orders from TSMC, says report

Apr 18, 14:37

Taiwan-based cleanroom constructor United Information Systems (UIS) has secured orders worth about NT$1.18 billion (US$39.3 million) from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...

Equipment suppliers Acter, Lumax see orders piling up

Apr 12, 15:03

Taiwan-based cleanroom and turn-key equipment supplier Acter and process control solution vendor Lumax International have both seen their orders continue to pile up recently as local...

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...

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...

ASML, Globalfoundries partner to tape out 28nm and 20nm chips

Mar 19, 16:11

ASML has announced that one of its subsidiaries will partner with Globalfoundries to accelerate the development of future nodes.

Scientech shares soar on first-day TSE trading

Mar 12, 16:20

Scientech, a Taiwan-based distributor of semiconductor equipment, started trading on the main board of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) today (March 12). Its share price opened at...

Csun looks to post revenues of NT$4 billion in 2013

Mar 11, 15:21

Csun Manufacturing, which mainly produces equipment used in the production of LCD panels and PCBs, has seen its order visibility extend to three months with revenues for all of 2013...

Hermes sees order visibility extend to 6 months

Mar 6, 15:00

Hermes Microvision, a Taiwan-based provider of E-beam inspection tools and solutions used in semiconductor production, has reported that its order visibility has extended to six months...

Equipment maker GPTC posts significant revenue and profit growth in January

Feb 26, 14:51

Buoyed by its recent acquisition of a chemical material supplier, as well as brisk demand from IC foundries, Grand Plastic Technology (GPTC) has reported significant on-year growth...

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.

Equipment maker Csun sees book-to-bill ratio rise

Feb 22, 15:39

Taiwan-based Csun Manufacturing has seen orders for LCD, PCB and semiconductor equipment rebound bringing the company's book-to-bill ratio to 1.5-1.8 recently, according to industry...

Scientech deepens development of 3D IC, wafer-level packaging equipment

Jan 31, 16:04

Taiwan-based semiconductor equipment distributor Scientech has deepened its development of 3D IC packaging and wafer-level packaging equipment, expecting some of its equipment to...

KLA-Tencor intros new e-beam inspection system

Jan 30, 11:32

KLA-Tencor has announced a new electron-beam inspection system, the eS805, which is already shipped to leading logic and chip manufacturers.

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

Jan 28, 14:07

North America-based semiconductor equipment manufacturers posted a book-to-bill ratio of 0.92 in December 2012, up for the third consecutive month, according to SEMI.

TSMC demands suppliers deliver equipment in advance for 28nm node

Jan 24, 15:26

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) reportedly has demanded its equipment suppliers deliver in advance the front-end equipment needed for its 28nm process due to brisk...

Japan chip gear ratio rises above parity in December 2012, says SEAJ

Jan 24, 11:13

Japan-based manufacturers of semiconductor equipment posted a book-to-bill ratio of 1.23 on a three-month average basis in December 2012, up from 0.89 the month before, according...

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...

Display and DRAM industries ready to rebound, says Advantest Taiwan president

Jan 17, 11:59

The display and DRAM industries have both hit bottom, and are likely to stage a rebound in 2013, according to Advantest Taiwan president CH Wu.

Equipment supplier Mirle eyeing 30% growth in orders from China

Jan 16, 22:18

Mirle Automation is set to see orders for its automation equipment from China surge another 30% in 2013 as it recorded in a year earlier. The company currently also has a backlog...

Grand Pacific Technology to post EPS of over NT$13 in 2012

Jan 15, 22:22

Semiconductor equipment maker Grand Plastic Technology (GPTC) saw its revenues rally 41.7% to NT$1.57 billion (US$54.27 million) in 2012. EPS for the year is expected to reach NT$13-14,...

IC-equipment supplier Scientech plans listing on TSE

Newswatch - Dec 25, 12:11

Scientech, a Taiwan-based distributor of semiconductor equipment, has revealed plans to list its shares on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) after Lunar New Year in February 2013....

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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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