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SAS obtains Taiwan patent for polycrystalline silicon wafer process

Oct 20, 15:08

Crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has obtained from Taiwan's Intellectual Property Office a patent for a process to grow polycrystalline silicon...

GET not to expand solar wafer capacity

Oct 15, 15:24

Green Energy Technology (GET) has no plans to expand in-house solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer production capacity, company president Swean Lin said at an October 14 press conference...

Digitimes Research: Silicon Works expected to expand non-LCD driver IC revenues thanks to LG

Oct 14, 15:33

Although Silicon Works' revenues from the LCD driver IC (LDI) business dropped 8.1% on year and reached KRW128.7 billion (US$120 million) in the first half of 2014 because of two...

Phison, Silicon Motion land SSD controller orders from Toshiba, Lite-On

Oct 7, 22:18

NAND flash controller IC vendors Phison Electronics and Silicon Motion Technology have reportedly landed SSD controller chip orders from Toshiba and Lite-On Technology, respectively,...

TSMC, ARM announce silicon validation of ARM Cortex CPUs on 16nm FinFET process

Oct 1, 12:02

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and ARM have jointly announced the results from a key FinFET silicon validation of the ARM big.LITTLE implementation, using ARM Cortex-A57...

Silicon Motion announces single-channel UHS-II SD card controller solution

Sep 22, 12:03

Silicon Motion Technology has introduced the SM2704 single-channel UHS-II SD card controller solution. The SM2704 supports the highest-level SD card standards: UHS-II bus interface...

China turns out 18.0GWp of solar-grade silicon wafers in 1H14, says CPIA

Sep 19, 11:19

China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers recorded a total output of 18.0GWp in the first half of 2014, increasing 20% on year, according to the China Photovoltaic...

China, Taiwan solar-grade silicon wafer makers plan to hike prices

Sep 2, 22:52

China- and Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers, in view of growing demand for PV systems in the China market, plan to increase quotes from US$0.88-0.89/wafer...

Silicon Motion launches new SATA 6Gb/s SSD controller chip

Aug 8, 12:04

Silicon Motion Technology has introduced its latest SATA 6Gb/s SSD controller solution, the SM2256, supporting 1Xnm triple-level cell (TLC) NAND from all major NAND suppliers.

Silicon Motion looks to 15-20% sequential revenue growth in 3Q14

Aug 1, 11:33

Silicon Motion Technology expects its revenues to increase 15-20% sequentially in the third quarter of 2014, from US$69.41 million a quarter earlier. Third-quarter gross margin will...

Motech sees decreased orders in the wake of US anti-subsidy tax

Jun 26, 19:36

Crystalline silicon solar cell maker Motech Industries has seen significantly decreased orders from China-based PV module makers, according to company president and CEO Chang Peng-heng,...

Tapping the power of mobile devices through connectivity: Silicon Image on HDMI, MHL and Wireless HD

Jun 3, 12:34

Silicon Image is a semiconductor IP company whose expertise is connecting boxes to displays. The company develops semiconductor IP based on industry standards it has helped develop...

David Kuo, senior director of marketing, mobile devices at Silicon Image

Some Taiwan solar wafer makers mulling merger with China firms

May 9, 16:24

Major China-based solar wafer makers reportedly have contacted Taiwan-based fellow makers about the possibility of mergers. Taiwan-based makers, due to continued operating losses...

Silicon Motion 1Q14 performance beats guidance

Apr 30, 14:50

Silicon Motion Technology has announced net sales of US$52.8 million for the first quarter of 2014, increasing 1% from the previous quarter, and beating its guidance for a flat performance...

GCL-Poly aims at solar wafer capacity of 11.5GWp in 2014, say reports

Apr 29, 16:08

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings aims to increase its annual production capacity for solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers to 11.5GWp, according to China-based media reports.

Digitimes Research: Korea-based Silicon Works looks to ramp up LCD driver IC shipments for Ultra TVs

Apr 16, 16:02

Optimizing its experience of shipping LCD driver ICs for HD displays used in iPads, Korea-based Silicon Works is expected to ramp up its shipments of display driver ICs for Ultra...

Prices for solar-grade silicon wafers may rise to US$1.15 in 2Q14, says Gigastorage chairman

Mar 4, 15:16

If spot market prices for polysilicon rise to US$23-24/kg in the second quarter of 2014, then quotes for a solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer are likely to be hiked to US$1.15,...

Silicon reclaim wafer market increases 14% in 2013, says SEMI

Feb 19, 12:55

The worldwide reclaim wafer market is estimated at US$460 million in 2013 and is forecast to reach US$493 million by 2015, according to SEMI. Both revenues and number of wafers reclaimed...

Silicon wafer revenues decline in 2013, says SEMI

Feb 11, 15:51

Worldwide silicon wafer revenues declined by 13% in 2013 compared to 2012, while silicon wafer area shipments increased 0.4%, according to SEMI.

Wah Lee to see strong sales of silicon wafers in 1Q14

Feb 5, 14:22

Semiconductor material distributor Wah Lee Industrial is expected to see its revenues decrease within a range of 5% in the first quarter of 2014 thanks to strong sales of silicon...

Prices for solar-grade silicon wafers on the rise, says Eversol chairman

Jan 22, 21:02

Quotes for a solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer have risen from US$1 in December 2013 to US$1.05 currently, and are expected to rise to US$1.08 in February and further to US$1.10...

Silicon Motion aims at 20-25% global market share for eMMC in 2014

Jan 20, 22:23

Saloon Motion Technology, a Taiwan-based design house of NAND flash and specialty RF IC microcontroller units (MCUs), attained a global market share of 10-15% for its eMMC MCUs in...

Solar-grade silicon wafer prices on the rise, says SAS chairman

Jan 20, 11:39

Prices for solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers have risen from US$0.92-0.93 in the second half of 2013 to US$1 at the end of the year, and further to US$1-1.05 currently. Prices...

Taiwan solar-grade silicon wafer makers hike prices

Jan 14, 20:44

Taiwan-based makers have hiked quotes for high energy conversion rate solar-grade wafers to about US$1 per wafer due to tight supplies, according to industry sources.

Solar wafer prices rise to nearly US$1, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 31, 11:33

Quotes for a solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer have risen to US$0.98-0.99 due to strong demand and those for a high-efficiency wafer have exceeded US$1, according to Chinese-language...

Amkor, Globalfoundries and Open-Silicon partner to develop SoC on 2.5D interposer

Nov 25, 10:21

Amkor Technology, Globalfoundries and Open-Silicon have jointly announced the successful demonstration of a functional SoC featuring two 28nm logic chips with embedded ARM processors,...

Prices for solar-grade silicon wafers rise to US$0.94, says paper

Newswatch - Nov 22, 11:38

Prices for solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers have risen to US$0.94/wafer due to tight supply, the Chinese-language Economic Daily News (EDN) has cited Taiwan-based...

GlobalWafers becomes 6th-largest semiconductor silicon wafer producer

Nov 12, 19:52

GlobalWafers has become the sixth-largest producer of semiconductor-grade silicon wafers with a global market share of 7.35%, president Doris Hsu for Sino American Silicon Products...

Multicrystalline silicon modules to dominate solar PV industry in 2014, says Solarbuzz

Oct 28, 14:56

The production of multicrystalline-silicon (c-Si) solar photovoltaic (PV) modules is set to dominate PV manufacturing during 2014, with p-type multi c-Si technology accounting for...

GET aims to hike solar-grade silicon wafer ASPs 3-5% in 4Q13

Oct 23, 21:42

Green Energy Technology (GET), in view of tight supply of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers arising from increasing demand in China, Japan and emerging markets, aims to increase...

Digitimes Research: Silicon Works LDI business posts revenue drop in 2Q13 on falling iPad shipments

Oct 18, 15:10

South Korea-based IC design house Silicon Works saw revenues generated from its LCD driver IC (LDI) business fall for a second consecutive quarter sequentially in the second quarter...

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Motech unveils Sirius series monocrystalline silicon soar cells

Oct 18, 15:06

Taiwan-based Motech Industries on October 17 unveiled its Sirius series monocrystalline silicon solar cells with a maximum energy conversion rate of 20.5% and will kick off volume...

Samsung begins construction of new R&D center in Silicon Valley

Oct 16, 12:26

Samsung Electronics plans to open a new R&D center in Silicon Valley to support its growth, open innovation and collaboration activities, according to the South Korea-based ven...

Spot prices for solar-grade silicon wafers slightly up, says GET

Oct 15, 12:19

The average spot market quote for solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer has risen slightly by 1.18% to US$0.86/W, while that for high-efficiency models by 1.09% to US$0.926/W,...

Silicon Motion introduces SM3267 USB 3.0 controller

Oct 9, 12:13

Silicon Motion Technology has announced that it has begun sampling its new, single-channel controller solution for USB 3.0 flash drives, the SM3267. By integrating an embedded crystal...

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