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Solar-grade silicon wafer prices on the rise, says SAS chairman

Jan 20, 11:39

Prices for solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers have risen from US$0.92-0.93 in the second half of 2013 to US$1 at the end of the year, and further to US$1-1.05 currently. Prices...

Taiwan solar-grade silicon wafer makers hike prices

Jan 14, 20:44

Taiwan-based makers have hiked quotes for high energy conversion rate solar-grade wafers to about US$1 per wafer due to tight supplies, according to industry sources.

GlobalWafers becomes 6th-largest semiconductor silicon wafer producer

Nov 12, 19:52

GlobalWafers has become the sixth-largest producer of semiconductor-grade silicon wafers with a global market share of 7.35%, president Doris Hsu for Sino American Silicon Products...

GET aims to hike solar-grade silicon wafer ASPs 3-5% in 4Q13

Oct 23, 21:42

Green Energy Technology (GET), in view of tight supply of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers arising from increasing demand in China, Japan and emerging markets, aims to increase...

Silicon wafer shipments to stay flat in 2013, says SEMI

Oct 7, 14:33

Silicon wafer shipments to the global semiconductor industry are forecast to remain flat in 2013, and increase at modest levels over the next two years, according to SEMI.

Taiwan solar-grade silicon wafer makers expected to have improved operations in 2H13

Sep 2, 22:57

Green Energy Technology (GET), Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) and Gigastorage, the three main Taiwan-based makers of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers, are expected...

Silicon wafer shipments up 12.3% in 2Q13, says SEMI

Aug 8, 21:00

SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased sequentially in the second quarter of 2013.

Silicon wafer revenues fall in 2012, says SEMI

Feb 18, 16:15

Worldwide silicon wafer revenues declined by 12% in 2012 compared to 2011, according to the SEMI Silicon Manufacturers Group (SMG) in its year-end analysis of the silicon wafer industry...

Silicon wafer shipments slip in 3Q12, says SEMI

Nov 13, 22:19

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments registered a 2% sequential decrease in the third quarter of 2012, according to SEMI.

Topco 3Q12 profits up almost 40%

Nov 2, 14:58

Net profits at Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, registered a 38.4% sequential increase in the third quarter of 2012, while revenues slipped...

Sufficient wafer supply to enable MediaTek to fulfill orders for September

Sep 5, 15:16

MediaTek is able to feel relief now that wafer shipments from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have become sufficient, which will enable the handset solution vendor...

Silicon wafer shipments increase in 2Q12, says SEMI

Aug 16, 15:39

Total silicon wafer area shipments were 2,447 million square inches in the second quarter of 2012, up 20% from the 2,033 million units shipped in the prior quarter, according to SEMI...

Silicon wafer shipments down in 2011, says SEMI

Feb 10, 15:15

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased about 3% in 2011 compared to 2010 area shipments, according to SEMI. However, revenues grew 2% on year, said SEMI.

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Topco expects flat growth in 1Q12 sales

Feb 6, 15:23

Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, has said it is cautious about the business outlook for the first quarter of 2012, citing the uncertain macroeconomic...

FST, SAS, Wafer Works expected to benefit from closure of Sumco silicon wafer factories

Feb 3, 11:16

Japan-based Sumco will reorganize its business operations closing a 12-inch and an 8-inch semiconductor silicon wafer factory in Japan. The closures are expected to benefit Taiwan-based...

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Silicon wafer shipments dip in 3Q11

Nov 7, 16:53

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased about 2% during the third quarter of 2011 compared to the prior quarter, according to SEMI.

SAS posts profits for first three quarters

Oct 27, 11:45

Taiwan-based solar wafer maker Sino-American Silicon (SAS) has reported third-quarter revenues of NT$4.096 billion (US$136 million), a 12.82 on-quarter decrease and 34.57% on-year...

Silicon wafer shipments to post single-digit growth in 2012 and 2013, says SEMI

Oct 13, 10:41

Silicon wafer shipments to the global semiconductor industry are expected to see flat growth in 2011, following 2010 when shipments rebounded 39% to 9.12 billion square inches, according...

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.

Wafer area shipments up 3% in 1Q11, says SEMI

May 13, 12:15

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments were 2.29 billion square inches in the first quarter of 2011, a 3% increase compared to the same period in 2010, according to SEMI. Shipments...

Toshiba reportedly to halve NAND flash output in May, June

Apr 20, 12:14

Toshiba has notified its clients that the company plans to slash its total NAND flash output by 50% in May and June, due to limited availability of blank wafers and other raw materials...

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...

Korea, Taiwan chipmakers turn to local wafer producers for support

Apr 14, 12:15

Korea- and Taiwan-based foundry houses and memory-IC manufacturers have obtained support from their local producers of blank silicon wafers as failure of supplies from Japan still...

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...

Prices for 12-inch blank wafers to rise 15% in 3Q11, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 29, 14:34

Prices for 12-inch blank wafers are likely to rise by more than 15% in the third quarter of 2011, prompted by concerns over supply constraints stemming from the March 11 earthquake...

NAND flash contract prices continue rally in 2H March

Mar 29, 11:42

Late March contract prices for MLC (multi-level cell) NAND flash memory continued their upward trend amid anticipation of reduced supply due to limited availability of silicon wafers...

TSMC more concerned about influence on global IC supply chain by Japan crisis

Mar 28, 12:23

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) does not recognize itself as a beneficiary of increased outsourcing by Japan-based IDMs, which have seen production at their domestic...

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,...

DRAM contract prices up 3% in 2H March

Mar 23, 14:13

Contract prices for DRAM memory received a boost in the second half of March 2011, amid concerns about a potential wafer shortage stemming from Japan's recent earthquake.

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...

Japan earthquake suspends supply of raw materials used in 25% of global chip production, says IHS iSuppli

Mar 22, 15:00

The Japan earthquake has resulted in the suspension of one-quarter of the global production of silicon wafers used to make semiconductors, according to IHS iSuppli. The 25% reduction...

Powerchip considers using epi wafers if Japan supply squeezes

Mar 17, 14:25

Taiwan-based DRAM maker Powerchip Technology reportedly is considering adopting epitaxial wafers if supplies of wafers by major producers such as Shin-Etsu Handotai remain disrupted...

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