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  • Last update: Tuesday 13 September 2016 [273 news items]

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...

Memory module firm Silicon Power to deal out dividend of NT$2.50 for 2010

Apr 12, 15:55

Memory module maker Silicon Power Computer & Communications will hand out total dividends of NT$2.50 (US$0.09) - NT$1.50 in cash and NT$1 in shares - for 2010, according to a...

PV wafer quotes slacken

Apr 8, 15:34

Faced with sluggish demand in the Europe market, solar-cell clients plan to cut their output and demanded price cuts. The trend seems to have started affecting the quotes for upstream...

UMC buys equipment for 3D IC manufacturing

Apr 7, 01:25

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has acquired NT$561 million (US$19 million) worth of production equipment from subsidiary Hong Bao Technology (transliterated from Chinese),...

SAS, OCI ink supply agreement

Apr 1, 01:15

Solar wafer supplier Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on March 31 announced that it has signed a polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) supply agreement with South Korea's OCI. The...

Taiwan DRAM makers see supply constraints after July

Mar 25, 01:50

Taiwan-based DRAM chipmakers have notified their PC clients to be prepared for a possible 50% reduction in their output after July, due to issues relating to upstream material supplies,...

Silicon wafer and NAND flash supply could determine smartphone and tablet PC markets in 2011

Mar 23, 12:05

A cloud is looming over the semiconductor industry due to a possible supply shortage of silicon wafers, and the market for popular consumer electronics products such as tablet PCs...

Solar companies aggressive in locking up poly-Si supply contracts

Mar 23, 01:25

Due to aggressive capacity expansion by solar wafer and cell makers, companies are more active in signing long-term polycrystalline silicon supply agreements, according to industry...

Domestic capacity sufficient for 100% of China poly-Si needs in 2-3 years, says NDRC

Mar 23, 01:05

China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) recently said during an interview that China's domestic capacity will be sufficient for all of the country's poly-Si demand...

Nanya says no supply fears

Mar 18, 01:10

There is growing concern that upstream materials and wafer supplies could be limited in the aftermath of the earthquake in Japan. Nanya Technology, however, does not anticipate any...

PC supply chain still has up to 3 months of inventory, says Acer Taiwan president

Mar 17, 01:10

Acer Taiwan president Scott Lin has pointed out that the PC industry's upstream supply chain still has an inventory level of about 2.5-3 months, and therefore will only see limited...

Japan earthquake could impact poly-Si quotes for 2Q11

Mar 16, 01:40

Though the recent earthquake offshore of Japan has not caused substantial disruption to the global PV supply chain, industry observers are concerned that contract quotes for poly-Si...

Solar wafer maker Danen inks 7-year poly-Si supply agreement with OCI

Mar 16, 01:25

Solar wafer maker Danen Technology on March 15 announced that it has signed a seven-year polycrystalline silicon (poly-Si) supply agreement with South Korea's OCI. The contract will...

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...

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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 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.

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    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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