148 news items tagged silicon wafer
SEMI reports 2015 semiconductor photomask sales of US$3.3 billionWednesday 11 May 2016
SEMI has reported that the worldwide semiconductor photomask market was US$3.3 billion in 2015. After increasing 3% in 2014, the photomask market increased 1% in 2015, according to...
GCL-Poly slightly lower solar wafer quotes for Taiwan cell makersMonday 11 April 2016
China-based poly-Si solar wafer maker GCL-Poly Energy Holdings has lowered quotes for Taiwan-based solar cell makers to an average US$0.87 per wafer from the March level of US$0.88,...
Silicon wafer shipments rise 3% in 2015, says SEMIMonday 15 February 2016
SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 3% to a record high of 10.434 billion square inches in 2015.
China makers plan to hike mono-Si solar wafer pricesThursday 31 December 2015
China-based mono-Si solar wafer makers, including Xi'an LONGi Siliocn Materials, Zhonghuan Semiconductor and Jinglong, plan to increase quotes by 1-3% in January 2016, according to...
China makers plan to hike solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafer prices in JanuaryTuesday 22 December 2015
China-based makers, in view of continued tight supply, plan to increase quotes for solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers from US$0.85-0.86 currently to US$0.88 in January, according...
RS Technologies to open wafer reclaim fab in TaiwanWednesday 25 November 2015
Japan-based RS Technologies, a provider of wafer reclaim services for the semiconductor industry, will hold an opening ceremony for a new wafer reclaim plant in Tainan, southern Taiwan...
Silicon wafer shipments decline in 3Q15, says SEMIThursday 12 November 2015
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments decreased during the third quarter 2015 when compared to second-quarter area shipments, according to SEMI.
Silicon wafer shipments to grow modestly, says SEMIThursday 22 October 2015
Silicon wafer shipments to the global semiconductor industry are forecast to increase at a modest pace in 2015, 2016 and 2017, according to SEMI.
Green Energy Technology expects gross margins to turn positive in 4Q15Thursday 24 September 2015
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Green Energy Technology (GET) expects its gross margins to turn positive in the fourth quarter after suffering losses for five consecutive...
Silicon wafer shipments rise 2.5% in 2Q15, says SEMIWednesday 12 August 2015
Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased during the second quarter 2015 when compared to first-quarter area shipments, according to SEMI.
Gigastorage expects operations to break even in 1Q16Friday 22 May 2015
Solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Gigastorage, also still suffering operating losses, expects business operations to break even in the first quarter of 2016 due to use of...
Silicon wafer shipments increase in 1Q15, says SEMITuesday 19 May 2015
SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments registered increases of 3.4% sequentially and 11.6% on year in the first quarter of 2015.
Gudeng obtains exclusive right to sell SOI wafers for KSTTuesday 14 April 2015
Taiwan-based Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer specializing in mask solution products and wafer handling equipment, has stepped into the...
Silicon wafer shipments reach record level in 2014, says SEMITuesday 10 February 2015
SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased 11% to a record high of 10.098 billion square inches in 2014.
Semiconductor wafer market to be steady over next 2-3 years, says GlobalWafers chairwomanTuesday 18 November 2014
As global demand for semiconductor-grade silicon wafers will steadily grow and global supply will not increase until 2017, the global market will remain steady over the next 2-3 years,...
Silicon wafer shipments increase in 3Q14, says SEMITuesday 11 November 2014
SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments registered increases sequentially and on year in the third quarter of 2014.
SAS obtains Taiwan patent for polycrystalline silicon wafer processMonday 20 October 2014
Crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) has obtained from Taiwan's Intellectual Property Office a patent for a process to grow polycrystalline silicon...
GET not to expand solar wafer capacityWednesday 15 October 2014
Green Energy Technology (GET) has no plans to expand in-house solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer production capacity, company president Swean Lin said at an October 14 press conference...
China, Taiwan solar-grade silicon wafer makers plan to hike pricesTuesday 2 September 2014
China- and Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers, in view of growing demand for PV systems in the China market, plan to increase quotes from US$0.88-0.89/wafer...
SAS June revenues hit record for 4th time straight, Giga Solar sees record revenues for JuneFriday 4 July 2014
Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer maker Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) on July 3 reported consolidated revenues of NT$2.479 billion (US$82.6 million) for June,...
Some Taiwan solar wafer makers mulling merger with China firmsFriday 9 May 2014
Major China-based solar wafer makers reportedly have contacted Taiwan-based fellow makers about the possibility of mergers. Taiwan-based makers, due to continued operating losses...
Silicon wafer revenues decline in 2013, says SEMITuesday 11 February 2014
Worldwide silicon wafer revenues declined by 13% in 2013 compared to 2012, while silicon wafer area shipments increased 0.4%, according to SEMI.
DOE to start investigating anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties for Taiwan PV importsWednesday 29 January 2014
The International Trade Association (ITA), an institute belonging to the US Department of Commerce, has announced it will start investigating anti-dumping and countervailing duties...
Solar-grade silicon wafer prices on the rise, says SAS chairmanMonday 20 January 2014
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 pricesTuesday 14 January 2014
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.
Altatech AltaSight SL300 inspection system
Photo: Company, Tuesday 29 June 2010
IDF San Francisco: Intel CEO displayed a silicon wafer built on 22nm process
Photo: Monica Chen, Thursday 24 September 2009