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  • Last update: Wednesday 16 August 2017 [347 news items]

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,...

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...

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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.

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    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.

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    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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