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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...

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...

TSMC reiterates 2011 sales growth target

Mar 17, 01:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) target of 20% growth in 2011 sales remains unchanged, chairman and CEO Morris Chang said on March 16. TSMC expects no material...

DRAM makers hold 1-2 months of wafer inventory

Mar 16, 15:39

DRAM chipmakers currently have one to two months of wafer inventory, industry sources estimate, adding that there should be no interruptions in their supplies between March and April...

Japan earthquake to impact component supply and pricing, says IHS iSuppli

Mar 15, 13:54

The Japan earthquake and tsunami could result in significant shortages of certain electronic components, potentially causing pricing for these devices to increase dramatically, according...

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...

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,...

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 to push ahead construction of new plants

Sep 24, 10:21

Sino American Silicon (SAS) plans to complete construction of three new plants for its silicon, solar and sapphire wafer lines each in three years instead of five years as originally...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

SAS sees tight supply of semiconductor wafers

Mar 2, 11:38

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has seen supply of small- and medium-size semiconductor-use silicon wafers exceed demand by over 30%, according to the company. The silicon wafer...

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...

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...

SMIC to raise 2010 capex, eyes return to profitability

Feb 11, 12:02

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Company (SMIC), China's top foundry chipmaker, has set a capex budget of US$330 million for 2010 compared to US$189.6 million last year....

SAS semi, solar and sapphire wafer capacity booked up in 1Q10

Feb 2, 14:15

Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) expects to continue running at full utilization for semiconductor silicon wafers, solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers, as well...

Globalfoundries aims to ramp output to 5.8 million 200mm wafer equivalents in 2014

Jan 15, 12:41

Globalfoundries has completed its integration with Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing, and aims to ramp its total capacity to 5.8 million 200mm (8-inch) wafers in equivalent in...

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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Grid-parity may be reached in 2013-2015, says SAS chairman

Dec 14, 11:14

The general cost of PV power generation is coming down while the global demand for renewable power is on the rise, and consequently grid-parity is likely to be attained in 2013-2015,...

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...

Solar wafer maker SAS expanding capacity

Aug 7, 13:14

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS), a Taiwan-based maker of solar-grade silicon wafers, is expanding its annual production capacity to 380MWp (megawatt-peak) equivalents, with expansion...

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...

Cymer ships laser-produced plasma EUV lithography source to ASML

Jul 14, 15:15

Cymer, which specializes in excimer laser illumination sources for deep ultraviolet (DUV) photolithography systems, has kicked off shipments of what it claims is the world's first...

ACM Research finding strength in megasonic cleaning tool: Q&A with CEO David Wang

Jun 11, 09:55

ACM Research has developed a 300mm single-wafer megasonic cleaning tool, which has been adopted by several leading foundry houses, according to company founder and CEO David Wang...

David Wang, founder and CEO of ACM Research

Silicon wafer shipments decline in 1Q09, says SEMI

May 20, 16:39

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments declined sharply during the first quarter of 2009 when compared to the shipments recorded during fourth-quarter 2008, according to the SEMI...

SAS to double LED PSS capacity

May 15, 16:13

Taiwan-based Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) will double its pattern sapphire substrate (PSS) capacity by the end of 2009 as the company's current capacity is not able to supply...

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