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Shunfeng to expand solar wafer capacity

Jan 11, 11:48

China-based Shunfeng International Clean Energy, who makes poly-Si solar wafers, cells and PV modules, and undertakes PV power station projects, will invest CNY2.2 billion (US$318...

Xi'an LONGi sets up joint venture for mono-Si solar ingots

Jan 6, 11:49

China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials has set up a factory of mono-Si ingots with annual production capacity of 5GWp in Lijiang,...

Comtec Solar Systems to sell Malaysia factory to Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials

Jan 4, 22:02

China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Comtec Solar Systems will sell a factory in Malaysia to Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials at CNY200 million (US$28.7 million),...

Silicon wafer suppliers hike contract prices by 10% for 1Q17

Newswatch - Dec 28, 14:55

Local and international silicon wafer suppliers have settled contract prices for 12-inch wafers for the first quarter of 2017 with Taiwan-based semiconductor firms, with overall prices...

Taiwan government launches Asia Silicon Valley plan

Dec 26, 15:35

The headquarters of the Taiwan government's Asia Silicon Valley plan has begun operations with its main goal to maximize Taiwan's Internet of Things (IoT) business opportunities.

Commentary: Silicon wafer industry headed for consolidation

Dec 13, 12:30

With Siltronic reportedly drawing interest from China's state-backed industry group, the global silicon wafer industry is expected to go through a period of consolidation in 2017.

Imec demos vertically stacked GAA silicon nanowire CMOS transistors

Dec 7, 22:17

Nanoelectronics research center imec has reported for the first time the CMOS integration of vertically stacked gate-all-around (GAA) silicon nanowire MOSFETs. Key in the integration...

TSMC lands new 28nm chip orders for UFS controllers

Dec 2, 11:14

Pure-play foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has obtained 28nm chip orders for UFS memory devices from SK Hynix, Silicon Motion Technology and Phison Electronics,...

Silicon Motion announces SD 5.1 controller solution

Nov 23, 13:47

Silicon Motion Technology has announced that its flagship SM2703 SD controller now supports random read/write performance of up to 2000/800 IOPS to meet the A1 (Application Performance...

GigaDevice to merge with ISSI, say sources

Nov 22, 10:56

Trading in GigaDevice Semiconductor has been suspended on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SSE), paving the way for the NOR flash specialist to obtain shares of Integrated Silicon Solution...

Global 3Q16 silicon wafer shipments increase, says SEMI

Nov 10, 10:41

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the third quarter of 2016 when compared to the second quarter, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its...

GCL-Poly Energy launches TS series solar-grade polycrystalline black silicon wafers

Nov 7, 13:24

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has launched TS-series solar-grade polycrystalline black silicon wafers. Cells made from the wafers have energy conversion rates of 18.8-19.0%...

Silicon Motion enjoys strong shipments for SSD, eMMC solutions

Nov 1, 11:42

NAND flash device controller supplier Silicon Motion Technology saw revenues generated from its embedded storage products increase over 15% sequentially to account for about 80% of...

Silicon wafer shipments to rise through 2018, says SEMI

Oct 14, 15:39

Polished and epitaxial silicon shipments will come to 10.44 billion square inches in 2016, up 2% from about 10.27 billion square inches in 2015, according to SEMI.

Taiwan chip vendors strive to lower costs

Oct 13, 10:12

Taiwan-based chip suppliers are in talks with their foundry partners about possible ways to cut costs, including reducing silicon area and the number of masks, according to industry...

Prices for solar-grade monocrystalline, polycrystalline silicon wafers drop to US$0.68, US$0.50

Sep 27, 21:59

China-based makers have lowered quotes for a M2-size solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer and polycrystalline silicon wafer to US$0.68 and US$0.50 respectively, according to...

Focusing on silicon technologies will be the future road for Taiwan, says Stan Shih

Sep 13, 14:06

Commenting on Taiwan IT industry's next step, Acer co-founder Stan Shih at a forum hosted by Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) on September 12, said the country...

Stan Shih, Acer co-founder

Xian LONGi Silicon Materials to set up capacity in Malaysia, say reports

Aug 22, 15:38

China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Xian LONGi Silicon Materials will set up annual integrated production capacity consisting of 300MWp for solar-grade monocrystalline...

GCL-Poly Energy to set up 5GWp high-efficiency solar wafer factory

Aug 22, 14:29

China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings will invest CNY2 billion (US$301 million) to set up a factory with annual production capacity of 5GWp...

Intel to begin shipments of 100Gbps silicon photonics optical transceivers

Aug 19, 13:56

Intel, at the Intel Developer Forum taking place in San Francisco during August 16-18, announced the beginning of shipping silicon photonics 100Gbps optical transceivers, the world's...

Micron, Silicon Motion team up for UFS solutions

Aug 17, 11:07

Micron Technology is working with its controller partner Silicon Motion Technology to develop controller solutions for Universal Flash Storage (UFS) chips, according to industry sources...

LandMark expects rising revenue proportion for silicon photonics products

Aug 3, 12:00

LandMark Optoelectronics, which supplies GaAs- and InP-based epitaxial wafers for making laser diodes and photo detectors used in optical communication devices, expects the revenue...

Global 2Q16 silicon wafer shipments rise, says SEMI

Jul 29, 15:57

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

Silicon Motion raises 2016 revenue outlook

Jul 25, 10:34

Silicon Motion Technology has revised upward its revenue outlook for 2016 after posting record results for the second quarter.

GlobalWafers revenues to grow 5-8% on quarter in 3Q16, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 14, 11:48

Silicon wafer maker GlobalWafers is expected to see its revenues grow 5-8% sequentially in the third quarter of 2016, buoyed by strong demand for 6- and 8-inch silicon wafers, according...

Robust SSD demand to buoy related IC revenues in 3Q16

Jul 1, 16:06

Robust SSD demand will buoy related IC suppliers' revenues in the third quarter of 2016. Companies including Phison Electronics, Silicon Motion Technology and Realtek Semiconductor...

Gigastorage expects solar-grade silicon wafer operations to turn profitable in 1Q17

Jun 24, 14:37

Gigastorage expects its solar-grade silicon wafer operations to swing from the red into profitability beginning the first quarter of 2017, company chairman Jimmy Chen said at the...

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,...

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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.

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