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  • Last update: Tuesday 23 December 2014 [204 news items]

NAND flash controller designers concerned about tight foundry capacity

Mar 16, 11:53

NAND flash controller design houses have seen tight capacity at their foundry partners including United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International...

SMIC to cut 10% of employees

Newswatch - Mar 10, 14:07

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Company (SMIC), China's top foundry chipmaker, plans to downsize 10% of its workforce in a move to accelerate its progress towards profitability,...

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....

Taiwan government allows wafer foundries to take shares of rival companies in China

Newswatch - Feb 11, 10:48

The Taiwan government has further eased its rules governing cross-strait investments by allowing Taiwan-based wafer foundries to acquire or make equity investment in China-based foundries...

SMIC confirms investment talks

Feb 10, 14:27

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has confirmed it is in talks with a potential investor regarding a possible capital injection plan. The investor is looking...

SMIC 4Q09 losses widen

Feb 10, 12:26

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has reported net losses of US$482.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to losses of US$124.5 million a year...

SMIC mass producing smart card chips for SHHIC

Feb 3, 14:02

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has announced successful commercial production of a high-end contactless smart card chip designed by Shanghai Hua Hong...

Taiwan niche memory IC makers to see strong 1Q10

Feb 2, 15:14

Taiwan-based niche memory IC makers Etron Technology, Elite Semiconductor Memory Technology (ESMT) and Zentel Electronics are expected to see first-quarter 2010 revenues remain almost...

SMIC appoints former Chartered executive as new COO

Newswatch - Feb 2, 10:38

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has confirmed that it has hired Simon Yang, the former senior VP of fab operations and chief technology officer at Chartered...

TSMC chairman's visit to Shanghai sparks speculation

Jan 26, 14:35

Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), visited Shanghai last week, sparking speculation that he had been invited by the Chinese city's...

Morris Chang and his wife, Sophie

SMIC quits SDRAM manufacturing, says paper

Newswatch - Jan 25, 13:39

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) will stop manufacturing specialty DRAM (SDRAM) chips since January 2010, and completely withdraw from the DRAM foundry business, according...

Shanghai government to invest in new HHNEC-GSMC 12-inch fab

Jan 22, 11:00

The Shanghai municipal government will invest 4.5 billion yuan (US$658.7 million) in a new 12-inch (300mm) wafer fab to be built by a joint venture of Hua Hong NEC (HHNEC) and Grace...

Spansion to strengthen ties with Taiwan backend partners, says executive

Jan 7, 15:29

Spansion intends to enhance cooperation with its Taiwan-based partners such as Powertech Technology (PTI) and Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) in 2010, according to John Nation,...

SMIC Wuhan fab to expand foundry services

Dec 30, 16:45

Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing, a 12-inch fab managed by Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC), has revealed plans to expand from memory chip manufacturing...

Fab tool supplier Gudeng gears up for 450mm wafer transition

Dec 28, 11:23

Taiwan's Gudeng Precision Industrial, a semiconductor front-end equipment manufacturer mainly specializing in mask solution products, has been involved in the industry's efforts in...

SMIC aims to make profit in 2010, says acting CFO

Dec 23, 11:31

China-based foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has seen tight capacity at its 12-inch fabs and orders for advanced processes heat up, according to...

SMIC will not give up Chengdu, Wuhan fabs, says CEO

Dec 22, 14:27

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) CEO David NK Wang has denied reports saying the foundry is considering giving up two government-invested wafer fabs located...

SMIC considers giving up two fabs, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 21, 16:47

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) is evaluating the possibility of giving up two government-sponsored wafer fabs located in Chengdu and Wuhan, China in order to accelerate...

TSMC reiterates no plans to take part in SMIC board or operations

Newswatch - Nov 23, 12:18

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated that it will not seek representation on the board of directors of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation...

SMIC completes construction on multiple fabs in Shenzhen

Nov 20, 10:45

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) has completed construction of its new and separate 200mm (8-inch) and 300mm (12-inch) fabs in Shenzhen, China. David NK Wang made...

SMIC headquartered in Shanghai

TSMC able to take seat on SMIC board, say state-run China media

Nov 19, 11:46

It is still possible for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to take a seat on the board of directors for Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC)...

TSMC denies reports it plans to place Rick Tsai on SMIC board

Nov 17, 15:19

Taiwan market sources have indicated that Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is planning to appoint Rick Tsai, who leads TSMC's New Business Development Organization...

Rick Tsai

TSMC access to SMIC shares depends on government approval, says Chang

Nov 13, 15:58

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will accept the shares offered by Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) in line with the two companies' lawsuit settlement...

Morris Chang

TSMC to receive US$200 million and shares from SMIC

Nov 11, 11:38

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) have revealed the terms of a settlement for their trade secrets lawsuit, with...

TSMC vice chairman FC Tseng

SMIC appoints new CEO after Richard Chang resignation

Nov 10, 12:39

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has announced that its CEO Richard Chang has resigned to pursue other personal interests.

TSMC clarifies reports on SMIC lawsuit

Stockwatch - Nov 6, 10:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has filed a company filing with the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TSE) responding to the verdict recently granted in its favor against Semiconductor...

TSMC to demand US$1 billion compensation from SMIC

Nov 5, 14:51

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will pursue compensation of up to US$1 billion from Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) following a ruling...

SMIC remains unprofitable in 3Q09

Oct 29, 15:11

Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) saw revenues drop on year in third-quarter 2009, with the quarter's net loss widening from a loss of US$33.38 million in third-quarter...

SMIC completes customer qualification of MEMS chip

Oct 28, 13:58

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has announced the successful function qualification of a MEMS-based chip for Microstaq, a supplier of advanced silicon...

SMIC extends 45nm offerings to 40nm and 55nm

Oct 15, 16:07

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has announced that it will extend its 45nm bulk CMOS technologies to 40nm and 55nm geometries.

SMIC selects Kilopass non-volatile memory for 65nm and 45nm CMOS logic processes

Sep 28, 10:46

Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) has announced its embedded one-time-programmable (OTP) partnership with Kilopass Technology, which becomes the first embedded...

SMIC to begin 45nm tape-out at end of 2009

Sep 25, 16:06

China-based foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) plans to begin tape-out of 45nm production at the end of 2009, and move to volume production in 2010,...

China market: Foundry chipmakers calling for extensions on tax exemption

Sep 11, 14:32

Seven foundry chipmakers have jointly submitted a letter to China's municipal governments requesting the further extension of a temporary tax exemption policy, according to a various...

Spansion says partnership with SMIC remains unchanged

Sep 2, 15:06

Spansion has claimed its foundry agreement with Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (SMIC) is still valid, though the schedule to ramp 65nm production at SMIC's...

Spansion production line

Mentor aims to take lead in Asia Pacific, says new regional head

Aug 26, 09:47

Mentor Graphics considers the Asia Pacific as the world's key foundry and IC design market, and is seeking to expand its customer and partner portfolio in the region, according to...

Danny Peng, Mentor's newly-appointed managing director for the Pacific Rim
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