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Global solar wafer demand, prices to fall in 2H16, says GCL-Poly Energy CEO

May 25, 16:00

While there was tight global supply of solar wafers in fourth-quarter 2015 and first-quarter 2016, global demand is expected to decrease and thus prices will slip in the second half...

Poly-Si solar wafers to remain competitive over next 5 years, says GCL-Poly Energy CTO

May 24, 15:58

For solar wafers, poly-Si models will remain competitive over the next five years by using black silicon technology to hike energy conversion rates as well as enlarged crystal-growing...

Digitimes Research: Korea LCD driver IC vendor Silicon Works sees revenues hit record high in 2015

May 24, 14:15

Combined revenues of Korea's major LCD driver IC vendors reached a record high of KRW419.4 billion (US$353.97 million) in 2015, with Silicon Works, a subsidiary of LG Electronics,...

Silicon Motion expects NAND flash shortage in 2H16

May 24, 14:13

NAND flash device controller supplier Silicon Motion Technology is expecting a shortage for the NAND flash industry in the second half of 2016.

Global 1Q16 silicon wafer shipments increase on quarter, says SEMI

May 17, 15:02

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the first quarter of 2016 when compared to fourth-quarter 2015 area shipments according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group...

Trina Solar unveils N-type IBC monocrystalline silicon solar cell with energy conversion rate of 23.5%

Apr 29, 09:59

China-based Trina Solar has announced that its in-house-developed N-type IBC (interdigitated back contact 6-inch monocrystalline silicon solar cell has been tested by Japan-based...

Silicon Motion posts record revenues and profits for 1Q16

Apr 28, 15:30

Silicon Motion Technology has announced net income (non-GAAP) of US$24.3 illion or US$0.68 per diluted ADS on net sales of US$112.7 million for the first quarter of 2016. The results...

GCL-Poly slightly lower solar wafer quotes for Taiwan cell makers

Apr 11, 11:43

China-based poly-Si solar wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has lowered quotes for Taiwan-based solar cell makers to an average US$0.87 per wafer from the March level of US$0.88,...

China makers trialing black silicon solar cell production

Mar 25, 10:43

China-based PV module makers, including Trina Solar, CSI and JA Solar Holdings, have introduced equipment to undertake trial production of black silicon polycrystalline solar. If...

Jinneng, SunEdison cooperate in R&D of N-type monocrystalline HIT silicon solar cells

Feb 25, 12:05

China-based Jinneng Group has formed a strategic partnership with US-based renewable energy development firm SunEdison for R&D of N-type monocrystalline HIT (heterojunction with...

Silicon wafer shipments rise 3% in 2015, says SEMI

Feb 15, 14:30

SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 3% to a record high of 10.434 billion square inches in 2015.

Silicon Motion 4Q15 revenues hit record high

Newswatch - Feb 1, 10:09

Silicon Motion saw its revenues grow 3% sequentially to a record high of US$98.04 million in the fourth quarter of 2015, while net income (non-GAAP) decreased to US$19.68 million...

China makers plan to hike mono-Si solar wafer prices

Dec 31, 15:20

China-based mono-Si solar wafer makers, including Xi'an LONGi Siliocn Materials, Zhonghuan Semiconductor and Jinglong, plan to increase quotes by 1-3% in January 2016, according to...

China makers plan to hike solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer prices in January

Dec 22, 14:20

China-based makers, in view of continued tight supply, plan to increase quotes for solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers from US$0.85-0.86 currently to US$0.88 in January, according...

Silicon wafer shipments decline in 3Q15, says SEMI

Nov 12, 21:29

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased during the third quarter 2015 when compared to second-quarter area shipments, according to SEMI.

Prices for solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers may rise in November

Oct 23, 11:52

Prices for a solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers have risen to US$0.835-0.840 currently due to strong demand, and are likely to further rise to US$0.85-0.87 in November, according...

Silicon wafer shipments to grow modestly, says SEMI

Oct 22, 11:19

Silicon wafer shipments to the global semiconductor industry are forecast to increase at a modest pace in 2015, 2016 and 2017, according to SEMI.

Tight supply of solar wafers may remain till March 2016, say Taiwan makers

Oct 19, 23:03

Supply of solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers, due to heating demand for setting up PV power-generating stations and distributed PV systems in China, has been in tight supply and...

Neo Solar Power offers PERC monocrystalline silicon solar cell Black 21

Oct 12, 20:34

Neo Solar Power has offered Black 21, a PERC (passivated emitter and rear cell) monocrystalline silicon solar cell model with an energy conversion rate of 21.1%, and will have it...

MediaTek buys ISSI Taiwan subsidiary to enable acquisition of ISSI by Uphill

Aug 19, 11:32

The acquisition of US-based Integrated Silicon Solution (ISSI) by China's Uphill Investment is expected to run more smoothly after ISSI's Taiwan subsidiary Chingis Technology is taken...

Silicon wafer shipments rise 2.5% in 2Q15, says SEMI

Aug 12, 21:11

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2015 when compared to first-quarter area shipments, according to SEMI.

NVM IP provider eMemory announces Combo and Hybrid solutions

Aug 6, 16:12

Embedded non-volatile memory (eNVM) IP provider eMemory Technology has announced the availability of Combo and Hybrid solutions in addition to its logic-process-based OTPs and MTPs...

Silicon Motion to offer solutions for 3D XPoint devices

Jul 31, 16:04

Silicon Motion Technology, a Taiwan-based company engaged in the design and development of NAND flash device controller solutions, will reportedly provide controller chips for SSDs...

Silicon Motion expects to deliver another year of record sales

Jul 30, 11:13

Silicon Motion Technology expects to post revenue growth of 22-27% in 2015. Revenues hit a record level of US$289 million in 2014.

Semi material distributor Topco positive about silicone business

Jul 27, 19:53

Semiconductor material distributor Topco has expressed optimism about demand for silicon materials which can be applied to a broad range of applications including PC peripherals,...

GET to outsource production of solar-grade silicon wafers to Eversol

Jul 1, 20:12

Solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) on July 1 announced that it will outsource solar ingot production and wafer slicing to Eversol.

Silicon providers main beneficiaries of enthusiast PC growth; opportunities exist for vendors to raise profits with innovative products, says HWinsights

Jun 23, 15:28

The rapid expansion in demand for premium PC hardware from the enthusiast and overclocking segments has given hardware vendors a much needed opportunity to bolster declining sales...

New Silicon Motion SSD controller supports Micron 16nm TLC NAND

Jun 8, 15:21

Silicon Motion Technology has announced that its SM2256 SATA client SSD controller now supports Micron Technology's new 16nm 128 gigabit (Gb) TLC NAND flash, enabling high-performance...

Silicon Motion SN2256 solution

Silicon wafer shipments increase in 1Q15, says SEMI

May 19, 15:57

SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments registered increases of 3.4% sequentially and 11.6% on year in the first quarter of 2015.

Demand for solar-grade monocrystaline silicon wafers on the rise

May 13, 10:38

Of global demand for crystalline silicon solar cells, the proportion for P-type monocrystalline models has risen to about 20% and consequently this has resulted in increasing demand...

SSD, eMMC controllers drive Silicon Motion sales growth in 1Q15

Apr 28, 15:25

NAND flash device controller supplier Silicon Motion Technology has reported slight sequential growth in net sales for the first quarter of 2015, driven by rising sales of client...

Silicon Motion to acquire China PCIe SSD firm

Apr 27, 21:54

Silicon Motion Technology has announced that the company has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Shannon Systems, a China-based supplier of enterprise-class PCIe SSD and...

Silicon Motion optimistic about SSD market

Apr 23, 14:04

Silicon Motion Technology president and CEO Wallace Kou has expressed optimism about demand for SSDs and expects the market to move forward with the availability of 3D NAND flash...

Silicon Motion president and CEO Wallace Kou

Memory related device suppliers to break into Taiwan top-10 IC design houses in 2015

Apr 23, 11:07

More memory-related device suppliers including Silicon Motion Technology, Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) and Etron Technology are expected to break into Taiwan's top-10...

SAS to expand solar-grade silicon ingot, wafer capacities

Apr 2, 14:04

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will expand annual production capacity for solar-grade crystalline silicon ingots and wafers from 900MWp and 850MWp respectively in 2014 to 1.1GWp...

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