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SAS and Solartech form solar cell and wafer joint venture

Oct 29, 10:46

Solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) and solar cell producer Solartech Energy on October 28 announced plans to establish a solar wafer and cell joint venture, with...

Thin-film solar system rate of return exceeds poly-Si for the first time in Germany

Oct 27, 01:25

With Germany's feed-in-tariff (FIT) slash in the third quarter of 2010, and strong demand from other solar markets buoying upstream prices, the internal rate of return (IRR) of installing...

SAS to report NT$3.5 3Q10 EPS

Oct 20, 01:20

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) is expected to report an EPS of NT$3.50 (US$0.113) for the third quarter of 2010, according to market watchers. The positive result is largely...

Taiwan solar wafer makers announce sales records in September 2010

Oct 6, 01:30

Taiwan-based solar wafer makers Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), Green Energy Technology (GET) and Danen Technology on October 5 announced record revenues for September 2010...

Shipments of semiconductor silicon to jump 23.6% in 2010, says iSuppli

Sep 30, 08:50

Global silicon shipments in terms of square inches will rise to record levels in 2010, according to semiconductor manufacturing market research firm iSuppli. Shipments of silicon...

Solar cell maker Gintech announces price cuts starting from December

Sep 16, 02:10

Gintech Energy plans to lower its solar cell prices by 5-10% starting from December 2010, according to company chairman Wenant Pan. The announcement has surprised fellow rivals as...

Motech, GET August revenues hit record highs

Sep 10, 10:33

Motech Industries and Green Energy Technology have both set monthly revenue records in August at NT$2.089 billion (US$65.5 million) and NT$1.524 billion, respectively.

SiS sees August revenues fall 9% sequentially, VIA up

Sep 9, 16:39

Taiwan-based chipset maker Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) saw its August 2010 revenues drop 44.93% on year and 9.28% sequentially to NT$243 million (US$7.6 million), marking its...

NOR flash designer Eon posts NT$3.88 EPS for 1H10

Sep 1, 15:08

Eon Silicon Solution has posted an EPS of NT$3.88 (US$0.121) for the first half of 2010 on 22.75% average gross margin. Net profit came to NT$289 million and revenues reached NT$2.59...

Synopsys DesignWare SATA IP enables first-pass silicon success for Global Unichip

Aug 30, 15:00

Synopsys has announced that Global Unichip Corporation (GUC) has achieved first-pass silicon success for its GP5080 SSD SoC utilizing the Synopsys DesignWare SATA IP solution, consisting...

Rafael develops new silicon tuner for LCD TVs

Aug 26, 10:27

Broadband RF IC design house Rafael Microelectronics has announced a new silicon tuner supporting PAL/NTSC/SECAM analog cable TV standards. The silicon tuner integrates Rafael's own...

China-based poly-Si suppliers reportedly purchasing from spot market

Aug 25, 11:18

China-based polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) suppliers, especially those with downstream operations in wafer, cell and module production, are procuring poly-Si from the spot market...

Silicon wafer vendors engage in barter trade for solar cell capacity

Aug 13, 11:16

Some international and China-based silicon-grade wafer makers have initiated a kind of barter trade with Taiwan-based solar cell makers through which the wafer vendors offer wafers...

Astronergy purchases new thin-film silicon equipment from Oerlikon

Aug 11, 11:20

China-based Astronergy and Oerlikon Solar jointly announced a follow-up purchase agreement for Oerlikon's thin-film module equipment. With this order, Astronergy will increase its...

Silicon wafer shipments in 2Q10 soar 40% on year, says SEMI

Aug 6, 15:07

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments totaled 2.365 billion square inches in the second quarter of 2010, up 40% from a year earlier, according to SEMI. On a sequential basis, the...

SAS continues to set monthly sales record in July 2010

Aug 4, 11:11

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) again hit a monthly revenue record in July 2010 at NT$1.794 billion (US$56.451 million), up from NT$1.63 billion in June, on full capacity utilization...

Silicon Motion swings back to profit in 2Q10

Aug 2, 14:04

Silicon Motion Technology has announced that its net sales increased 25% on quarter to US$32.5 million in the second quarter of 2010. Net income (GAAP) for the second quarter improved...

SiS and VIA revenues decline in June

Jul 7, 16:29

Silicon Integrated System (SiS) posted June revenues of NT$276 million (US$8.57 million), down 10.33% on month and 29.43% on year, while VIA Technologies saw June revenues fall 4.84%...

SiS posts net profit for 2009

Jun 18, 17:08

Chipset maker Silicon Integrated System (SiS) has announced net profits of NT$605 million (US$18.77 million) for 2009. Revenues for 2009 totaled NT$3.76 billion with an EPS of NT$0...

Silicon wafer prices could rise 15-30% in 3Q10

May 26, 11:09

Semiconductor silicon wafer prices could see another 15-30% hike in the third quarter, after already rising 5% and 10-20% in the first and second quarters, respectively, according...

Chip packagers reportedly to raise quotes on gold costs

May 19, 11:44

Higher gold prices have prompted chip packaging houses to consider transferring rising material costs to customers. Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) started adjusting quotes...

Silicon wafer shipments up 5% in 1Q10, says SEMI

May 14, 13:52

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased to 2,214 million square inches in the first quarter of 2010, a 5% increase from the 2,109 million square inches shipped during the...

SiS April revenues decrease on month and on year

May 7, 16:05

Silicon Integrated System (SiS) saw its revenues for April decrease 1.4% sequentially to NT$237 million (US$7.48 million), and decrease 26.91% on year. Revenues for January-April...

Silicon Motion expects 10-20% sequential revenue growth in 2Q10

Newswatch - May 4, 15:43

Silicon Motion Technology expects its revenues to be up 10-20% sequentially in the second quarter of 2010, with gross margin excluding stock-based compensation to be in the 46-48%...

Silicon Motion reports shipments of 84 million units in 1Q10

May 3, 15:45

Silicon Motion Technology has reported shipments of 84 million units in the first quarter of 2010, up 20% sequentially and 13% on year, according to the company CEO and president,...

Silicon demand set to rebound robustly in 2010, says iSuppli

Apr 27, 09:24

Following a weak 2009, global demand for silicon used in semiconductor manufacturing is expected to rebound robustly in 2010, led by shipments of 300mm (12-inch) wafers, according...

China-based GCL to focus on power plant operation and poly-Si production in 2010, says chairman

Apr 14, 17:06

China-based GCL-Poly Energy Holdings will focus on solar power plant operation and polysilicon (poly-Si) supply in 2010, company chairman and CEO Zhu Gongshan said during a recent...

Prices for crystalline silicon PV modules slip to US$1.8/watt

Apr 8, 15:29

Main makers of crystalline silicon photovoltaic (PV) modules have lowered their quotes from US$1.9/watt in March 2010 to US$1.8/watt currently, according to industry sources in Tai...

Silicon Motion, 3S deny merger rumor

Mar 23, 14:53

Flash controller suppliers Silicon Motion Technology and Solid State System (3S) have both dismissed recent rumors that the two companies would merge.

Silicon MEMS microphone market set to grow strong, says The Information Network

Mar 9, 11:38

High-Flying silicon MEMS microphone installations, which nearly doubled between 2006 and 2008, hit a head wind in 2009, according to The Information Network. However, the research...

Prices of 8- and 12-inch wafers to rise in 2Q10, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 2, 14:48

Major blank wafer suppliers including Shin-Etsu Handotai (SEH), Sumitomo Mitsubishi Silicon Corporation (Sumco) and MEMC Electronic Materials have all raised their quotes for the...

Silicon wafer maker Wafer Works gears up for capacity expansions

Feb 26, 14:53

Taiwan-based Wafer Works, which makes small- to medium-sized semiconductor-grade wafers, plans to ramp its wafer-producing capacity in 2010 due to increasing orders. The company has...

Microchip increases offer for acquisition of Silicon Storage

Feb 25, 16:01

Microchip Technology has announced that it has entered into an amendment to its February 2, 2010 definitive agreement to acquire Silicon Storage Technology (SST). Under the revised...

Silicon wafer shipments bounce back in 2H09, says SEMI

Feb 24, 15:45

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased by 18% in 2009 when compared to 2008 area shipments, according to SEMI. The slide indicates improvement compared with the first half...

Handsets step on GaAs, but silicon around the bend, says The Information Network

Feb 12, 11:51

Dynamics in the handset industry are threatening the last stronghold for gallium arsenide (GaAs), according to The Information Network.

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