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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...

MEMC to focus on solar and SOI, to develop 18-inch wafers

Apr 16, 16:36

US-based MEMC Electronic Materials has estimated that silicon wafer sales in the second quarter will outperform those in the first quarter. For 2009, the silicon wafer supplier intends...

King Cho, regional sales director for MEMC

Wafer supply tightening amid high utilization rates at pure-play foundries

Newswatch - Apr 16, 14:23

The supply of 8-inch wafers, particularly epi wafers, has become increasingly tight recently while utilization rates at the 8-inch fabs of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company...

Silicon wafer ASPs fall 20% in 1Q09, says paper

Newswatch - Feb 9, 16:32

The ASP of 12-inch silicon wafers has slid by 20% sequentially in the first quarter of 2009, in line with utilization drops at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and...

Solar cell maker E-ton signs two long-term supply contracts

Dec 16, 01:20

E-ton Solar Tech, a Taiwan-based maker of crystalline silicon solar cells, announced that the company has signed long-term silicon wafer supply contracts with two separate companies,...

Taiwan wafer makers SAS and Wafer Works hit record revenues in October

Nov 6, 16:03

Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) and Wafer Works, two Taiwan-based producers of semiconductor-grade and solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers, have both reported record high...

Formosa Sumco switching to 500kg 12-inch silicon ingot production

Oct 1, 01:25

Formosa Sumco Technology has reported success in producing its first 500kg 12-inch silicon ingot, which will significantly raise the company's production efficiency and cut product...

SMIC and Wuhan city government to kick off operations of 12-inch fab on September 22

Sep 19, 15:21

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) and Wuhan city government (Hubei province, China) will jointly kick off official operation of the 12-inch wafer fab built...

SAS and Green Energy see revenues hit record highs in May

Jun 6, 16:43

Solar silicon wafer makers Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) and Green Energy Technology both saw their revenues hit their highest levels in May, according to data released by...

Motech solar cell capacity to reach 2GWp in 3-5 years

May 28, 01:05

Solar cell maker Motech Industries expects its total capacity to reach 2GWp within three to five years, according to company chairman Simon Tsuo.

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