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Supply of polysilicon facing shortage as Japan implements power brownout

Mar 15, 11:47

With the Japan government implementing power brownout policy on March 14, Japan-based polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) and silicon wafer makers may be forced to stop their production...

Digitimes Insight: SEH plant suspension may hit global wafer supply chain

Mar 14, 15:52

While the massive tremor that ravaged the northeastern part of Japan did not cause damage to Japan's major production sites for DRAM and flash memory products, it may disrupt the...

Wafer Works Optronics see revenues more than double in February 2011

Mar 10, 11:39

Wafer Works Optronics, a sapphire substrate subsidiary of silicon wafer maker Wafer Works, saw its revenues surge 123% sequentially to a record high of NT$73.1 million (US$2.5 million...

Spot prices for 6-inch poly-Si solar wafers up in March

Mar 3, 01:50

With new solar cell capacity coming online, the supply of poly-Si wafers is running tight severely, according to industry sources. Spot prices for mainstream 6-inch poly-Si wafers...

China poly-Si makers eyeing overseas expansion opportunities

Feb 23, 01:50

China-based polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) suppliers are evaluating the possibilities of expanding capacity overseas with the China government recently releasing new regulations...

Gintech, SAS post on-month drops in January sales

Feb 11, 02:00

Solar cell maker Gintech Energy has announced revenues for January 2011 slid 12% sequentially to NT$2.36 billion (US$82 million). Gintech also saw shipments fall 4.3% from December...

Silicon wafer shipments reach record levels in 2010, says SEMI

Feb 10, 10:44

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments in 2010 increased 40% from 2009, while revenues grew by 45% over the same period, according to SEMI.

VIS projects 40-50% sequential increase in 1Q11 profit

Feb 9, 01:35

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) expects a 40-50% sequential increase in first quarter profit. Silicon wafer shipments for the first quarter of 2011 will increase 30% sequentially,...

Equipment maker Kenmec expects 2011 revenues to reach NT$7 billion

Jan 5, 14:15

Automation equipment maker Kenmec Mechanical Engineering expects 2011 revenues to challenge NT$7 billion (US$240.45 million) thanks to aggressive capacity expansion by TFT LCD panel...

SAS looks to semi, sapphire wafers for 2011 growth

Dec 23, 01:05

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) expects sales of sapphire wafer materials to account for 5-6% of revenues in 2011 compared to about 2% estimated for 2010, according to company...

SAS semiconductor wafer subsidiary opens new wafer fab in US

Dec 22, 01:05

Globitech, a US-based subsidiary of Sino-American Silicon Production (SAS), has announced the inauguration of its second wafer fab on December 21. SAS chairman MK Lu indicated that...

Prices for a-Si PV modules to fall into 2011

Dec 21, 14:43

Quotes for amorphous silicon (a-Si) thin-film PV modules are likely to fall below EUR1/W (US$1.32) sometime in 2011 versus EUR1.1-1.2/W in the fourth quarter of 2010, according to...

Spot prices for 6-inch solar-grade wafers drop slightly

Dec 16, 10:34

Spot prices for 6-inch polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) wafers offered by Taiwan-based manufacturers have fallen to as low as US$3.70 per unit from previous highs of between US$3.80...

Solar wafer shortage to persist in the 1H11, says GCL-Poly chairman

Dec 8, 12:16

Zhu Gongshan, chairman and CEO of GCL-Poly, China's leading polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) solar wafer maker, indicated that cost declines throughout the solar supply chain will...

ASE grabs copper wirebonding orders from second-tier players

Nov 24, 01:10

With Silicon Precision Industries (SPIL) quickly catching up with Advanced Semiconductor Engineering (ASE) in copper wirebonding, ASE is currently attempting to win orders over second-tier...

Foxconn signs cooperation MOUs with 3 venture capital, 5 high-tech firm based in Silicon Valley

Nov 19, 14:21

Foxconn (Hon Hai Precision Industry) on November 18 signed MOUs with three Silicon Valley-based venture capital companies, NEA, Onset and DCM as well as five Silicon-based high-tech...

Gigastorage aims for 100MWp in solar wafer capacity in 1Q11

Nov 17, 11:42

Gigastorage is planning to increase ingot growing capacity for solar wafers to 100-120MWp in the first quarter of 2011 from the 50MWp expected for 2010, the company said, adding that...

Solargiga to acquire silicon solar cells manufacturing business with a consideration of over HK$835 million

Nov 9, 16:51

Monocrystalline silicon (mono-Si) solar ingot and wafer maker Solargiga Energy announced that it has entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Sino Light Investments. Solargiga...

Solar cell prices won't fall substantially for the rest of the year, says Motech chairman

Nov 9, 01:05

Solar cell prices will not come down substantially for the rest of 2010, according to Simon Tsuo, chairman of solar cell maker Motech Industries. He further pointed out that demand...

Silicon Motion reports shipment and revenue growth for 3Q10

Nov 8, 13:54

Memory controller IC supplier Silicon Motion Technology has said its overall unit shipments increased 13% from the previous quarter to approximately 106 million units in the third...

Silicon tuner technology to take over 60% share in TV market in 2014, says iSuppli

Nov 3, 14:46

The TV market is seeing a rapid transition to single-chip silicon tuners, and shipments of silicon tuners for TVs are set to rise to 175.5 million units in 2014, up from 7.1 million...

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...

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