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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.

Silicon Motion set to deliver controllers for 20nm NAND flash

Feb 5, 15:09

Silicon Motion Technology has seen the majority of controller chips it is shipping are for 40nm and 30nm NAND flash, according to company president and CEO Wallace Kou. The NAND flash...

Prices for China-made silicon carbide up 10%, say Taiwan solar wafer makers

Jan 29, 15:25

Prices of China-made silicon carbide (SiC), a material used in slicing solar-grade silicon ingots, have increased by 10% to NT$140-200 (US$4.4-6.3)/kg, according to sources with Taiwan-based...

Silicon wafer quotes to rise on tight supply

Jan 14, 12:05

Silicon wafer makers are scheduled to raise 12- and 8-inch wafer prices by 5-10% in the first quarter of 2010 and a further 10% in the second quarter as a result of tight supply,...

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Silicon magnetic sensor market offers attractive growth, says iSuppli

Dec 31, 16:19

The silicon magnetic sensor market is set to commence a period of strong growth in 2010 as demand surges from the automotive, industrial and consumer markets, according to iSuppli.

Silicon wafer shipments to grow 23% in 2010, says SEMI

Oct 14, 13:54

Silicon wafer shipments to the global semiconductor industry will increase 23% in 2010 compared to total shipments in 2009, according to SEMI. The shipments are estimated to decline...

SiS sees growth in September revenues

Oct 8, 17:15

Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS) has posted revenues of NT$462 million (US$14.4 million) for September, a monthly high for the company in 2009 and an increase of 4.74% on month and...

UMG silicon of nearly 7N available at US$45/kg, say Taiwan makers

Oct 2, 12:01

International producers exhibited their upgraded metallurgical-grade (UMG) silicon of nearly 7N (99.99999%) in silicon purity with asking prices of about US$45/kg at the 2009 (24th)...

VisEra announces new LED packaging technology

Sep 17, 11:29

VisEra Technologies, a subsidiary of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), has announced a new high-power LED packaging technology based on 8-inch silicon wafer, which...

VisEra 8-inch wafer silicon based high-power LED packaging technology

Wafer Works reportedly taps MEMS substrate market

Aug 6, 15:07

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Wafer Works has recently begun supplying MEMS substrates in small volumes to IDM customers, such as STMicroelectronics, Freescale and Analog Devices...

AUO to develop both silicon and thin-film solar power, says president

Jul 24, 14:30

LCD panel maker AU Optronics (AUO) will develop both thin-film and silicon solar power, with the two types of photovoltaic (PV) technology expected to have an equal share of the market...

MIPS announces planned retirement of CEO

Jul 15, 14:51

John Bourgoin, president and CEO of MIPS Technologies, plans to retire by the end of the calendar year, or sooner if a successor is appointed earlier, according to the company.

MIPS CEO John Bourgoin

Intel to use IP from TSMC to make Langwell chipset, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 3, 16:09

Intel will adopt silicon IP from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to manufacture a customized version of its Langwell chipset (the chipset component of its next-generation...

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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.

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    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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    Innovative Silicon floating-body DRAM on bulk silicon

    IP vendor Innovative Silicon has announced its floating-body memory technology, dubbed "Z-RAM," is now constructed on bulk silicon. The Z-RAM technology can be operated at less than...

    Photo: Company, Mar 22.

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