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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...

Mono-like and monocrystalline silicon gain attention from solar firms

Sep 6, 14:32

The focus of the incentive programs by various governments have been on rooftop systems for homeowners. The limited space characteristics of rooftop solar power systems have been...

Mono-crystalline silicon price drops, says China solar firms

Aug 19, 16:32

The return of demand has been showing signs of cooling in August not only for mainstream poly-crystalline silicon solar products but also for the mono-crystalline market, said industry...

Mono-Si solar firms stepping up competition

Aug 18, 14:11

The impact of weak demand on the mono-crystalline solar sector has been relatively limited as players have not been expanding capacity as rapidly as their polysilicon competitors...

Mono-silicon solar players stepping up competition

SAS merges semiconductor silicon wafer subsidiary of Japan-based Covalent Materials

Aug 12, 11:21

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon (SAS) announced the merger of the semiconductor silicon wafer subsidiary of Japan-based Covalent Materials on August 10. However,...

SAS to buy silicon wafer unit of Covalent for JPY35 billion

Aug 11, 10:17

Sino American Silicon (SAS) has announced plans to acquire the silicon wafer business of Japan's Covalent Materials for JPY35 billion (US$458 million). The business transfer is scheduled...

Silicon wafer prices to stay flat in 3Q11, says Topco chairman

Aug 9, 15:01

Suppliers of semiconductor-grade silicon wafers, who had originally planned to further raise their quotes by 10-20% in the third quarter as they did in the second, will be unable...

Silicon wafer shipments up 5% in 2Q11, says SEMI

Aug 4, 16:49

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 5% during the second quarter of 2011 compared to the prior quarter, according to SEMI.

SiS to phase out its PC chipset business

Aug 2, 01:10

Taiwan-based chipset maker Silicon Integrated System (SiS) is set to phase out its PC business by the end of 2011 and will turn its business focus fully to chipsets for consumer electronics...

SSD and embedded flash controllers buoy Silicon Motion 2Q11 revenues

Aug 1, 13:45

Memory controller IC supplier Silicon Motion Technology has announced net sales of US$50.5 million for the second quarter of 2011, an increase of 56% from the same period in 2010...

Cypress, UMC partner on ICs built using 65nm SONOS embedded NVM

Jul 28, 01:05

Cypress Semiconductor and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have produced working silicon on a new 65nm SONOS (silicon oxide nitride oxide silicon) technology for embedded...

Talks over poly-Si prices stall

Jul 15, 10:39

Solar wafer and cell manufacturing companies have been negotiating with their upstream material suppliers to lower July prices for polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si), but the talks...

Tablet silicon content to approach US$14 billion by 2015, says In-Stat

Jul 13, 10:34

Despite the fact that tablets have been available for quite some time, it took Apple's April 2010 launch of the iPad to legitimize the market. The impact on silicon providers has...

ITRI flexible substrate can increase silicon dioxide content and lower costs for displays

May 20, 11:14

Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) in Taiwan received the silver award for The Display of the Year Awards (DYA) from The Society for Information Display (SID) for its...

Gigastorage says solar wafer production still running at full capacity

May 19, 10:17

Taiwan's Gigastorage, a maker of optical discs as well as solar-grade silicon wafers, has stated that its production of solar wafers has not been affected by recent demand and price...

Memory module firm Silicon Power gears up for Taiwan market

Newswatch - May 13, 12:37

Silicon Power Computer & Communications, a Taiwan-based memory moduel firm, has said that it is stepping up efforts expanding its domestic business in 2011.

Danen Technology to invest NT$1.8 billion in silicon production in southern Taiwan

May 3, 11:19

Danen Technology recently received permission to invest NT$1.8 billion (US$63 million) in the production of silicon wafers, blocks and ingots for solar cells in the Southern Taiwan...

Acquisition positions Silicon Image for wireless HD video leadership, says IHS iSuppli

Apr 28, 10:33

With its planned acquisition of SiBeam, high-definition multimedia interface (HDMI) chipmaker Silicon Image has positioned itself to take the lead in the burgeoning market for the...

Green Energy posts 1Q11 profits

Apr 22, 01:15

Solar wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) has announced net profits of NT$597 million (US$20.7 million) on sales of NT$6.5 billion for the first quarter of 2011. The earnings...

Memory module firm Silicon Power opens new plant

Apr 18, 12:10

Taiwan-based Silicon Power Computer & Communications, which produces NAND flash devices and DRAM modules as well as solid-state drives (SSD) and portable hard drives, has announced...

Formosa Sumco gearing up for capacity expansion

Apr 15, 01:25

Formosa Sumco Technology (FST) has revealed plans to expand its capacity for 12-inch silicon wafers to 300,000 units a month from the present 180,000. New capacity is scheduled to...

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