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IC makers maximize 300mm, 200mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Oct 20, 10:19

With the prospects of large 450mm wafers going nowhere, IC manufacturers are increasing efforts to maximize fabrication plants using 300mm and 200mm diameter silicon substrates. The...

SEMI forecasts record silicon wafer shipments

Oct 17, 15:01

Worldwide shipments of polished and epitaxial silicon wafers are forecast to total 11.448 billion square inches in 2017, exceeding the market high set in 2016, according to SEMI.

Demand for 12-inch silicon wafers to surge in China

Oct 13, 14:23

Demand for blank 12-inch silicon wafers is set to increase to 1.1-1.3 million pieces per month in China in 2018, up from the current 500,000 units, according to local media.

China makers setting up solar poly-Si wafer plants

Sep 29, 13:02

China-based Shunfeng International Clean Energy, CETC Shanxi New Energy Technology and Tongwei Group are constructing solar poly-Si wafer plants with annual production capacities...

Supply of 12-inch silicon wafers to stay tight through 2019

Sep 22, 11:11

The global supply of 12-inch silicon wafers will further tighten over the next two years, when new fabs in China are set to come online, according to industry sources.

12-inch wafer supply to remain tight through 2019

Taiwan's Asia Silicon Valley plan to highlight AI, self-driving tech in 2018

Sep 15, 14:59

After scoring impressive achievements at the end of its first implementation year in early September 2017, the Taiwan government's Asia Silicon Valley Development Plan (ASVDP) is...

Asia Silicon Valley

M31 Technology to list on Taiwan emerging stock market

Sep 15, 11:58

M31 Technology will start trading on the Emerging Stock Board of the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) on September 20, according to the Taiwan-based silicon IP provider.

Xilinx, ARM, Cadence and TSMC collaborating on CCIX test chip

Sep 12, 10:36

Xilinx, ARM, Cadence Design Systems and TSMC have announced a collaboration to build the first CCIX (cache coherent interconnect for accelerators) test chip in TSMC 7nm FinFET process...

China-made crystalline silicon prices rise over 30%

Sep 6, 14:20

The China government has enforced environmental protection regulations strictly on production of crystalline silicon and consequently output in China has drastically decreased, sending...

crystalline silicon

Samsung seeking long-term supply contracts with wafer firms

Aug 30, 13:34

Samsung Electronics is striving to sign long-term supply contracts with multiple wafer makers to ensure sufficient silicon wafer supplies for the manufacture of memory chips and logic...

A new Samsung fab in Pyeongtaek to focus on 64-layer 3D NAND flash production

Silicon Works striving for orders from China, Taiwan

Aug 29, 10:22

Korea-based Silicon Works is striving for orders from China- and Taiwan-based panel vendors, and intends to reduce its reliance on orders placed by LG Display, according to a Korea-based...

Wafer Works expects wafer prices to continue rising on strong demand

Aug 18, 14:05

Taiwan-based Wafer Works, which makes small- to medium-size semiconductor-grade wafers, expects silicon wafer prices to continue rising on strong demand.

Globalfoundries demos 2.5D HBM solution

Aug 16, 09:33

Globalfoundries has demonstrated silicon functionality of a 2.5D packaging solution for its 14nm FinFET FX-14 integrated design system for application-specific integrated circuits...

Globalfoundries intros solution leveraging 2.5D packaging with low-latency

China market: Solar wafer makers may ask for lower tariffs for polysilicon imports in 2018

Aug 15, 14:49

China-based solar wafer makers who are adding production capacities that will come into operation in 2018 are expected to increase their demand for polysilicion and ask the government...

Robust silicon wafer, photoresist demand to boost Topco revenues in 3Q17

Aug 15, 11:51

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to report brisk sales results for the third quarter of 2017 thanks to strong demand for silicon wafers and photoresists, according...

NVM IP provider eMemory optimistic about 2H17

Aug 11, 10:53

Taiwan-based eMemory, a developer and provider of embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) technology, expects sales to peak for 2017 in the second half of the year thanks to robust demand...

GlobalWafers posts record 2Q17 profit

Aug 9, 15:30

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, a silicon wafer supplier, has reported net profits climbed to a record high of NT$1.29 billion (US$42.8 million) in the second quarter of 2017. EPS for...

Sumco to expand production capacity for 300mm silicon wafers

Aug 9, 14:09

Sumco has announced plans to expand production capacity for 300mm silicon wafers by 110,000 units per month. The additional capacity is expected to come online in the first half of...

LandMark Opto plans new plant to fill orders for silicon photonic products

Aug 2, 16:06

Aided by the rapid development of global data centers and the ensuing strong demand for silicon photonic products, Taiwan-based epi-wafer maker LandMark Optoelectronics expects a...

Silicon Motion 2Q17 sales increase slightly, 3Q sales to decrease

Aug 1, 21:41

NAND flash device controller supplier Silicon Motion Technology saw its second-quarter revenues increase slightly on quarter driven by growth in sales of the company's SSD and eMMC...

Silicon Motion SSD controller sales surge over 50% sequentially in 2Q17

GlobalWafers strikes deal with Samsung, says report

Jul 31, 14:40

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers has signed a 2-3 year deal with Samsung Electronics under which GlobalWafers will provide Samsung a certain amount of silicon wafers at no fixed purchased...

eMemory announces validation of on-chip security IP on UMC advanced nodes

Jul 28, 15:59

Taiwan-based eMemory has verified its latest on-chip security IP on several of UMC's advanced nodes, according to the embedded NVM IP provider. The IP, based on unique IC biometrics,...

Wafer suppliers to build new 8-inch plants in China

Jul 27, 15:10

Additional new production capacity for 8-inch silicon wafers is expected to emerge in China, with companies including GlobalWafers and Wafer Works looking to build new plants.

Supply of 8-inch silicon wafers has been tight

TSMC, UMC offer higher prices to secure wafer supplies

Jul 27, 15:09

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics (UMC) have recently secured 1-2 year supply contracts with Shin-Etsu and Sumco and offered higher prices...

Taiwan IC design service and IP firms land AI chip orders from China

Jul 26, 15:33

Taiwan-based IC design service companies and silicon IP providers have started to land orders for artificial intelligence (AI) applications from China's IC industry and academia,...

Silicon wafer shipments remain at record highs, says SEMI

Jul 25, 20:31

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments remained at their highest recorded quarterly level in the second quarter 2017, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its...

Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials completes 600MWp of distributed PV systems in China in 1H17

Jul 21, 09:40

China-based Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials completed over 100 distributed PV systems with total installation capacity of about 600MWp in China in the first half of 2017, taking up...

Zhonghuan Semiconductor lowers prices for mono-Si solar wafers

Jul 20, 22:36

The second largest China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Zhonghuan Semiconductor has decreased quotes for a wafer with 190-micron) thickness to CNY5.90 (US$0.87)...

Toshiba develops 3D flash memory with TSV technology

Jul 14, 15:48

Toshiba has announced development of its BiCS flash three-dimensional (3D) flash memory utilizing through-silicon via (TSV) technology with 3-bit-per-cell (triple-level cell, TLC)...

Toshiba 3D NAND flash with TSV

Topco Scientific 3Q17 revenues to rise 10%

Jul 12, 22:31

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to post 10% revenue growth sequentially in the third quarter of 2017, thanks mainly to a pick-up in orders from Taiwan Semiconductor...

Taiwan makers lag behind in polycrystalline black silicon solar cell production

Jul 12, 11:26

Taiwan-based solar cell makers is lagging behind their China-based peers in adjusting manufacturing process to produce polycrystalline black silicon models, according to industry...

China solar cell makers are keen to adjust manufacturing process to produce polycrystalline black

NSIG hires former MEMC CEO

Jul 10, 21:40

China's National Silicon Industry Group (NSIG) has hired Nabeel Gareeb, former CEO of MEMC Electronic Materials, to help it establish a materials eco-system in China.

Wireless charging demand promising: Q&A with Dialog CEO Jalal Bagherli

Jul 6, 11:58

As a global leader in providing rapid charging solutions, Dialog Semiconductor has demonstrated its prowess in power management for smartphones and other applications. But the market...

Dialog CEO Jalai Bagherli

China poly-Si solar wafer makers shifting to diamond wire slicing

Jul 5, 11:25

China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers are replacing slurry slicing with diamond wire slicing and many of them will completely use diamond wire slicing around...

poly-Si solar wafer

Taiwan boosting development of smart city solutions under Asia Silicon Valley Development Plan

Jul 3, 11:29

Taiwan's National Development Council (NDC) has devised the Asia Silicon Valley Development Plan to promote development of smart city solutions for Taiwan initially and then for export,...

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    Samsung 128GB TSV DDR4 RDIMM

    Samsung Electronics has announced that it is mass producing what it calls the industry's first "through silicon via" (TSV) double data rate-4 (DDR4) memory in 128-gigabyte (GB) modules...

    Photo: Company, Dec 9.

  • Samsung+30nm+32GB+RDIMM

    Samsung 30nm 32GB RDIMM

    Samsung Electronics has announced the development of 32GB DDR3 registered dual Inline memory modules (RDIMMs) that use 3D through silicon via (TSV) package technology. Its 30nm-class...

    Photo: Company, Aug 22.

  • Intel+22nm+3D+tri%2Dgate+transistor+

    Intel 22nm 3D tri-gate transistor

    Intel will introduce a 3D transistor design called Tri-Gate, first disclosed by Intel in 2002, into high-volume manufacturing at the 22nm node in an Intel chip codenamed Ivy Bridge...

    Photo: Company, May 6.

  • Silicon+Power+V20+SSD

    Silicon Power V20 SSD

    Silicon Power has announced a new 2.5-inch SATA SSD series, the V20, built using the latest SandForce controller. The new V20 series delivers up to 285MB/s read and 275MB/s write...

    Photo: Company, Feb 22.

  • Altatech+AltaSight+SL300+inspection+system

    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.

Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

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Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond
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  • Global AP demand forecast, 2017-2020

    Digitimes Research expects global AP shipments to surpass the 1.9 billion mark in 2017, with smartphones remaining the main application. Qualcomm will be leading the market in 2017, as other players continue playing catch up and scramble for funds to invest in more diverse applications.

  • Global notebook shipment forecast, 2017 and beyond

    This Digitimes Special Report examines key factors in the notebook industry, including products, vendors and ODMs, that will affect total shipments in 2017 and through 2021.