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Digitimes Research: 12-inch silicon wafer ASP to rise 20-30% on year in 4Q17

Dec 7, 15:05

The average selling price (ASP) for 12-inch silicon wafers is estimated to surge 20-30% on year in the fourth quarter of 2017, and is expected to enjoy the same annual growth rate...

China NOR flash maker GigaDevice launches strategic investment in SMIC

Dec 1, 14:48

China-based NOR flash supplier GigaDevice Semiconductor has announced subscribing to HK$532.5 million (US$68.43 million) worth of new shares issued by Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Downstream players scrambling to build up inventories amid tight wafer supply

Nov 29, 16:36

The semiconductor supply chain - especially chip vendors - as well as downstream distribution channels and end-market customers, are rushing to pile up inventories by the end of 2017,...

GlobalWafers inks deal with client for supply beyond 2020, says report

Nov 29, 14:09

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, a silicon wafer supplier, has signed a multiple-year contract with one of its customers to ensure its sufficient supply of silicon wafers after 2020, according...

SMIC founder to set up new CIDM in China

Nov 17, 13:56

Richard Chang, founder and former CEO of China-based pure-play foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC), has orchestrated the establishment of a new foundry house...

Richard Chang believes the concept of CIDM can be realized in China

Silicon wafer shipments hit record high in 3Q17, says SEMI

Nov 13, 10:55

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments continued trending up in the third quarter of 2017, increasing 0.7% sequentially and hitting a new high in terms of quarterly shipments, according...

GlobalWafers posts record revenues, profits for 3Q17

Nov 9, 11:41

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, a silicon wafer supplier, has reported net profits of NT$1.65 billion (US$54.7 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$11.98 billion for the third quarter...

Wafer Works 3Q17 profits boom

Nov 6, 13:15

Silicon wafer supplier Wafer Works has reported net profits of NT$112 million (US$3.71 million) for the third quarter of 2017, which already exceeded the NT$75.74 million generated...

URE seeks investments from solar wafer makers

Oct 23, 12:05

United Renewable Energy (URE), a vertically-integrated PV firm to be established through consolidation of three existing solar cell makers, hopes to recruit local solar wafer suppliers...

NSP chairman and CEO Sam Hong

PV Taiwan 2017 kicks off, but uncertainty lies ahead for global market

Oct 18, 15:59

The 2017 Taiwan International Photovoltaic Exhibition (PV Taiwan 2017) is running October 18-20 at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center, highlighting key technological innovations...

PV Taiwan 2017

SEMI forecasts record silicon wafer shipments

Oct 17, 15:01

Worldwide shipments of polished and epitaxial silicon wafers are forecast to total 11.448 billion square inches in 2017, exceeding the market high set in 2016, according to SEMI.

Demand for 12-inch silicon wafers to surge in China

Oct 13, 14:23

Demand for blank 12-inch silicon wafers is set to increase to 1.1-1.3 million pieces per month in China in 2018, up from the current 500,000 units, according to local media.

China makers setting up solar poly-Si wafer plants

Sep 29, 13:02

China-based Shunfeng International Clean Energy, CETC Shanxi New Energy Technology and Tongwei Group are constructing solar poly-Si wafer plants with annual production capacities...

Supply of 12-inch silicon wafers to stay tight through 2019

Sep 22, 11:11

The global supply of 12-inch silicon wafers will further tighten over the next two years, when new fabs in China are set to come online, according to industry sources.

12-inch wafer supply to remain tight through 2019

Talent counts most in China IC development, says former SMIC CEO

Sep 18, 14:32

The most critical key to achieving a breakthrough in the development of China's semiconductor industry rests with talent, instead of funds, markets or government policy support, according...

Richard Zhang, former CEO of SMIC

Taiwan diode maker HY Electronic to unveil new China plant in 2018

Sep 11, 12:03

Taiwan's leading diode maker HY Electronic will inaugurate its second plant in Yangzhou, China in the first half of 2018, to support production of automotive alternator rectifier...

David Fang, chairman of HY Electronic

Wafer Works expects wafer prices to continue rising on strong demand

Aug 18, 14:05

Taiwan-based Wafer Works, which makes small- to medium-size semiconductor-grade wafers, expects silicon wafer prices to continue rising on strong demand.

China market: Solar wafer makers may ask for lower tariffs for polysilicon imports in 2018

Aug 15, 14:49

China-based solar wafer makers who are adding production capacities that will come into operation in 2018 are expected to increase their demand for polysilicion and ask the government...

Robust silicon wafer, photoresist demand to boost Topco revenues in 3Q17

Aug 15, 11:51

IC materials distributor Topco Scientific is expected to report brisk sales results for the third quarter of 2017 thanks to strong demand for silicon wafers and photoresists, according...

GlobalWafers posts record 2Q17 profit

Aug 9, 15:30

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, a silicon wafer supplier, has reported net profits climbed to a record high of NT$1.29 billion (US$42.8 million) in the second quarter of 2017. EPS for...

Sumco to expand production capacity for 300mm silicon wafers

Aug 9, 14:09

Sumco has announced plans to expand production capacity for 300mm silicon wafers by 110,000 units per month. The additional capacity is expected to come online in the first half of...

GlobalWafers strikes deal with Samsung, says report

Jul 31, 14:40

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers has signed a 2-3 year deal with Samsung Electronics under which GlobalWafers will provide Samsung a certain amount of silicon wafers at no fixed purchased...

Silicon wafer shipments remain at record highs, says SEMI

Jul 25, 20:31

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments remained at their highest recorded quarterly level in the second quarter 2017, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its...

China poly-Si solar wafer makers shifting to diamond wire slicing

Jul 5, 11:25

China-based solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer makers are replacing slurry slicing with diamond wire slicing and many of them will completely use diamond wire slicing around...

poly-Si solar wafer

Gigastorage ruled to pay Phillips for infringing DVD patents

Jun 30, 10:03

Taiwan’s Intellectual Property Court on June 29 has ruled on Phillips’ patent infringement charge against Taiwan’s Gigastorage with Gigastorage needing to pay NT$1.04...

China foundries striving for more dummy wafer supplies

Jun 26, 15:14

China-based logic IC and memory foundries including Nexchip Semiconductor and Rui-Li (transliterated from Chinese) Integrated Circuit have offered 20% higher prices than what their...

China foundries demanding more 12-inch test wafers

Episil planning to raise epi-wafer prices

Jun 26, 13:56

Taiwan-based Episil, which makes silicon epitaxial wafers as well as providing foundry services at its 5- and 6-inch wafer fabs, plans to revise upward its epi-wafer prices to reflect...

Taiwan solar-grade silicon wafer makers decrease domestic supply

Jun 5, 14:49

Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers, which are unable to compete with China-based makers due to high slurry-based slicing costs, have increased exports of solar-grade...

Hefei Chang Xin keeps low profile but DRAM ambition remains unchanged

May 24, 16:11

Hefei Chang Xin's ambition to grow its DRAM business has seen some progress though the China-based firm has now chosen to keep a low profile. The company has been quietly renamed...

Silicon wafer shipments hit record levels in 1Q17, says SEMI

May 17, 14:28

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments were at their highest recorded quarterly level in the first quarter of 2017, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its...

Sumco says new capacity to arrive in 2019

May 15, 21:59

Sumco expects its additional new capacity to come online in 2019 at the earliest, according to the Japan-based silicon wafer vendor, adding that it will enhance and optimize its existing...

GlobalWafers seeing robust semiconductor wafer demand

Apr 26, 14:26

Demand for semiconductor-grade silicon wafers has been robust, according to GlobalWafers, which expects the market to see tight supply through the end of 2018.

Silicon wafer suppliers seeking long-term contracts

Apr 25, 11:18

Silicon wafer suppliers have advised their semiconductor customers to sign long-term contracts amid tight supply, according to industry sources.

Silicon wafer prices to rise in 2017, says GlobalWafers

Feb 21, 10:48

Semiconductor-grade silicon wafer prices on a per-square inch basis, which reached an 11-year low of US$0.67, are set to rise in 2017 thanks to the already low point last year and...

Andes growing customer base in China

Feb 14, 16:07

Andes Technology, one of the very few Taiwan-based CPU IP providers, has been expanding its customer portfolio in China at a gradual pace.

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