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Crystalline silicon solar module pricing declines again as European demand falls, says IHS

Dec 4, 10:33

Average pricing in October for crystalline silicon (c-Si) solar modules declined in nearly all worldwide regions because of weak demand in Germany, according to IHS.

Silicon wafer shipments slip in 3Q12, says SEMI

Nov 13, 22:19

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments registered a 2% sequential decrease in the third quarter of 2012, according to SEMI.

Silicon substrate-based LED products to enter market in 2013

Nov 1, 22:22

The LED industry believes 8-inch silicon substrate-based LED products will appear on the market in 2013 at the earliest, two years ahead of expectations. This will likely pose challenges...

Silicon Power 3Q12 net profits jump

Nov 1, 22:02

Silicon Power Computer & Communications saw its net profits jump 122% sequentially in the third quarter of 2012, buoyed by NAND flash price growth, according to the memory module...

Silicon Motion 3Q12 revenues and EPS hit record

Oct 30, 11:24

Revenues at Silicon Motion Technology climbed to a record US$77.1 million in the third quarter of 2012, up 11% on quarter and beating company guidance of 5-8% growth. The firm also...

Strong sales of Samsung LTE handsets buoy revenues at RF chip partners

Oct 26, 12:24

Sales of Samsung Electronics' LTE smartphones have been strong, buoying revenues at RF IC suppliers, including Silicon Motion Technology, Skyworks, Anadigics and RFMD, according to...

REC Silicon to produce semiconductor-grade polysilicon using FBR

Oct 17, 11:48

REC Silicon, the US subsidiary of Norway-based solar firm REC, held a product launch in Taipei on October 16, 2012. The firm introduced the polysilicon product made by silane, Siemens,...

ASE, SPIL October sales to rise

Oct 2, 01:35

IC backend service companies Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) and Silicon Precision Industries (SPIL) will both see their October revenues continue to rise sequentially thanks...

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STATS ChipPAC cuts 3Q12 outlook

Sep 21, 01:25

STATS ChipPAC, a semiconductor test and packaging service provider, now expects its third-quarter sales to decrease 3-5% on quarter. The firm previously estimated flat sequential...

Adata, Silicon Power 2Q12 profits slip on quarter

Aug 30, 01:25

Memory module firms Adata Technology and Silicon Power Computer & Communications both saw their second-quarter net profits decrease sequentially.

Silicon wafer shipments increase in 2Q12, says SEMI

Aug 16, 15:39

Total silicon wafer area shipments were 2,447 million square inches in the second quarter of 2012, up 20% from the 2,033 million units shipped in the prior quarter, according to SEMI...

Silicon Motion reports slight profit increase for 2Q12

Newswatch - Jul 30, 12:08

Silicon Motion Technology has announced its net sales increased 8.8% on quarter to US$69.7 million in the second quarter of 2012, while net income (non-GAAP) increased to US$14.6...

Toshiba to become the most competitive player in silicon substrate processes, says Epistar

Jul 27, 11:45

Toshiba has announced plans to mass produce LEDs using gallium nitride-on-silicon (GaN-on-Si) technology in October 2012. The technology is a joint product of Toshiba and Bridgelux...

Epistar developing 8-inch silicon substrates to reduce LED production costs

May 29, 01:15

Epistar said that it is developing eight-inch silicon substrates for producing LEDs used in lighting applications, with mass production slated in 2014.

Silicon substrates to replace sapphire ones to drop production costs

Silicon Power Computer & Communications to list on OTC

May 23, 01:10

Silicon Power Computer & Communications (SPCC), a Taiwan-based maker of memory products and external hard disk drives (HDDs) mainly for own-brand sale, will list on Taiwan's over-the-counter...

Taiwan LED manufacturers to use silicon substrates for producing LED chips

May 22, 01:05

Taiwan LED manufacturers are looking to replace sapphire substrates with silicon substrates to produce LED epitaxial chips, which will help with mass production and lowering costs...

High Power Opto begins mass production of blue, green LED chips on silicon substrates

May 17, 15:18

High Power Opto LED (HPOLED) chairman KH Huang said the company has begun mass production of blue and green LED chips on silicon substrates, making it the world's third to make blue...

Silicon Motion begins production of eMMC controller ICs

Apr 30, 11:42

Taiwan-based IC design house Silicon Motion Technology has started production of eMMC controller ICs for an international supplier of NAND flash and expects to win adoption from another...

Silicon Motion reports 48% on-year increase in 1Q12 sales

Apr 30, 10:20

Silicon Motion Technology has announced its financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. For the first quarter of 2012, net sales decreased 4.7% quarter-over-quarter to...

Memory module firm Silicon Power set for OTC listing

Apr 13, 14:09

Silicon Power Computer & Communications, a Taiwan-based memory module firm specializing in NAND flash-based products, expects to start trading on Taiwan's over-the-counter (OTC)...

SAS completes acquisition of Covalent Silicon Corporation

Mar 30, 10:54

Taiwan-based wafer firm Sino-American Silicon (SAS) announced on March 28, 2012 the completion of the acquisition of Japan-based semiconductor wafer firm Covalent Silicon Corporati...

Demand for small- to medium-size silicon wafers, LED sapphire substrates to be better in 2Q12, says SAS chairman

Mar 16, 12:08

Global demand for small- to medium-size semiconductor-grade silicon wafers and LED sapphire substrates will improve from the preceding quarter in second-quarter 2012, while demand...

MK Lu, chairman and CEO of SAS

Silicon wafer shipments down in 2011, says SEMI

Feb 10, 15:15

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased about 3% in 2011 compared to 2010 area shipments, according to SEMI. However, revenues grew 2% on year, said SEMI.

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Silicon Motion 3-bit per cell controller sales receive boost in 4Q11

Feb 4, 15:25

Silicon Motion Technology saw sales of 3-bit per cell (TLC) NAND flash controllers grow substantially to account for almost 50% of its overall controller revenues in the fourth quarter...

FST, SAS, Wafer Works expected to benefit from closure of Sumco silicon wafer factories

Feb 3, 11:16

Japan-based Sumco will reorganize its business operations closing a 12-inch and an 8-inch semiconductor silicon wafer factory in Japan. The closures are expected to benefit Taiwan-based...

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VIA, SiS achieve results from non-PC industry

Jan 12, 01:05

Taiwan-base chipset makers VIA Technologies and Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS), although already phasing out of the PC chipset market, have both entered different markets and achieved...

Silicon Power Computer plans OTC listing in early 2012

Dec 27, 01:30

Silicon Power Computer & Communications (SPCC), a Taiwan-based maker of memory modules mainly for own-brand sale, is planning for listing on the over-the-counter (OTC) bourse...

Silicon Motion gearing up for USB 3.0, eMMC controllers

Dec 20, 14:21

Silicon Motion will soon introduce a lineup of its USB 3.0 controller chips, and is eyeing to be among the top-3 players in the market segment in 2012, according to company president...

Silicon Motion president and CEO Wallace Kou

Silicon wafer shipments dip in 3Q11

Nov 7, 16:53

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased about 2% during the third quarter of 2011 compared to the prior quarter, according to SEMI.

Silicon Motion raises revenue forecast

Nov 3, 01:00

Memory controller IC supplier Silicon Motion Technology has reported record revenues for the third quarter of 2011, while raising its revenue growth forecast for the full year for...

SPIL sees 4-8% decline in 4Q11 revenues on lower utilization

Oct 27, 01:00

Semiconductor packaging and testing company Silicon Precision Industries (SPIL) has forecast revenues will decrease 4-8% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2011, citing slowing...

SPIL chairman Bough Lin

PV market turning point is near, says SAS

Oct 13, 12:06

With suppliers digesting their inventory as well as cutting back on output, a slowdown in the growth of supply is expected to help the solar market move toward a more balanced supply...

Silicon wafer shipments to post single-digit growth in 2012 and 2013, says SEMI

Oct 13, 10:41

Silicon wafer shipments to the global semiconductor industry are expected to see flat growth in 2011, following 2010 when shipments rebounded 39% to 9.12 billion square inches, according...

TSMC to visit Apple for more talks

Oct 6, 01:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has sent a 60-member team, which includes staff from its IC design service partner Global UniChip, to Silicon Valley-based Apple...

TSMC groundbreaking ceremony for Fab 15

Silicon magnetic sensor revenues to rise 24% in 2011, says IHS

Sep 13, 13:57

Lifted by a resurgent automotive sector and rising global demand for digital compasses in smartphones and tablets, the market for silicon magnetic sensors is enjoying accelerated...

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