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Wafer tester Ardentec to double capex in 2010

Mar 17, 14:04

Ardentec has revealed plans to budget a capex of NT$1.5 billion (US$47.18 million) for 2010, an almost 100% rise from NT$780 million allocated last year. The test company is seeing...

Walton to add capacity, employees in 2010 to satisfy DDR3 testing demand

Mar 17, 12:00

Walton Advanced Engineering (WAE) is mulling plans to expand its existing facility and revise upward its capex for 2010, having seen strong orders mainly for DDR3 memory testing,...

Qimonda Suzhou plant sold to state-backed venture capital

Mar 16, 14:08

China's state-backed Suzhou Venture Group (SVG) has acquired Qimonda's facility for DRAM module assembly and testing in the Suzhou Industrial Park, and renamed it Gerad Technologies...

Memory backend houses seeing strong demand for DDR3 chips

Mar 3, 13:59

Powertech Technology (PTI), Walton Advanced Engineering (WAE) and Thailin Semiconductor are all expected to see a strong March, as the memory backend service providers have landed...

Seasonality not impacting 1Q10 revenues as much as expected, say IC testing houses

Mar 2, 12:18

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC), Sigurd Microelectronics and Ardentec all expect their first-quarter revenues to stay flat or drop by single digits sequentially, as customers have not...

SPIL to drop out from LCD driver IC, DRAM segments; sell related equipment to ChipMOS

Mar 1, 11:39

Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) has announced that it will take a 15.8% stake in ChipMOS Technologies in exchange for all of its of LCD driver IC packaging and testing equipment...

Taiwan LED-backend equipment makers see positive 2010

Feb 23, 11:04

Chroma Ate, All Ring Tech and Single Well Industrial, which supply equipment for LED backend production, have all said demand from customers for 2010 appears much stronger than last...

Chroma Ate says cooperation with Tesla Motors unchanged

Feb 10, 16:18

Taiwan-based testing equipment provider Chroma Ate has stated that its cooperation with electric sports car vendor Tesla Motor remains unchanged after Tesla issued a filing saying...

ITRI and Alvarion to jointly set up WiMAX testing center in Taiwan

Newswatch - Feb 10, 13:46

The Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI) has signed a cooperation agreement with Israel-based Alvarion to set up a WiMAX interoperability testing...

Global IC packaging and testing industry looks to double-digit growth in 2010, says SPIL chairman

Feb 4, 12:26

The global IC packaging and testing industry is expected to grow by a double-digit rate in 2010, according to Bough Lin, chairman of Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL). In line...

SPIL chairman Bough Lin

Walton expanding equipment; may lift 2010 capex on increased DDR3 testing demand

Feb 3, 15:16

Walton Advanced Engineering (WAE) has been speeding up adding testing equipment, and may raise its capex for 2010 as it is running at almost full capacity, according to the memory...

Walton president Yu Hong-chi

Wafer testing house Ardentec to buy new plant to ramp capacity in 2010

Jan 29, 16:09

The board of directors of wafer testing house Ardentec has decided to buy a new plant as a means to ramp up its capacity, which in turn is likely to push its capex budget for 2010...

IC testing firm KYEC to see strong 1Q10

Jan 22, 15:28

King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) is estimated to see revenues decrease by less than 5% sequentially in the first quarter of 2010, compared to drops of 10% or more usually seen in previous...

Testing houses Ardentec, UTAC enter MediaTek supply chain

Jan 5, 11:37

MediaTek has recently added two testing partners, Ardentec and UTAC Taiwan, and given them small-volume orders to help diversify risk, according to industry sources.

IC packaging and testing companies feeling relief after Tessera lost in lawsuit against DRAM makers

Dec 31, 15:58

Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing companies, along with DRAM chip vendors, have felt a sense of relief after the US International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a final determination...

PTI chairman denies merger rumors

Dec 30, 13:37

Powertech Technology (PTI) chairman DK Tsai has denied rumors that the memory IC packaging and testing house plans to merge with Orient Semiconductor Electronics (OSE), a memory card...

Taiwan likely to lift cross-strait ban on backend semiconductor technology soon

Dec 30, 10:14

The Taiwan government will likely lift a ban on local firms setting up more advanced packaging and testing operations in China in early 2010, according to market sources. The government...

TSMC to raise orders to testing partners, says paper

Newswatch - Dec 15, 16:20

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) plans to no longer add new capacity for wafer testing, and increase its outsourcing to backend partners Ardentec and STATS ChipPAC...

Wafer testing house Ardentec expects growth for 4Q09

Dec 15, 11:45

Wafer testing house Ardentec has estimated its fourth-quarter revenues will defy seasonal patterns to record a sequential growth, with order visibility already stretching to February...

IC testing firm KYEC says no capex growth for 2010

Dec 11, 16:07

IC testing company King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) plans to scale down its capex for 2010 to below NT$2 billion (US$61.92 billion) from the NT$2.3 billion in 2009, in a move...

IC packaging and testing companies experiencing strong orders for December 09 and 1Q10

Dec 7, 14:05

Most Taiwan-based chip packaging and testing houses have received stronger than expected orders for December 2009 as well as for the first quarter of 2010, expecting minimal seasonal...

DRAM backend supplier FATC revenues down 3% in November 2009, but sees growth ahead

Dec 4, 11:03

Formosa Advanced Technologies (FATC), a major packaging and testing service provider for DRAM makers Nanya Technology and Inotera Memories, saw November 2009 revenues drop slightly...

KYEC and Ardentec say 2010 capex to rise

Nov 26, 15:13

Wafer testing companies King Yuan Electronics (KYEC) and Ardentec, which have raised their capex for 2009 on improved market conditions, expect their capex budgets to rise in 2010...

Toshiba to form China joint venture for system LSI assembly and testing

Nov 20, 16:36

Toshiba on November 20 announced it plans to team up with Nantong Fujitsu Microelectronics (NFME), a joint venture owned by China-based Nantong Huada Microelectronics, Fujitsu of...

KYEC sees 4Q09 sales grow on quarter; aborts plans to spin off memory testing unit

Nov 20, 15:03

King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) has estimated revenues to grow by up to 5% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2009, while maintaining a 60-65% utilization rate. The IC testing...

Elpida opens DRAM testing lab in Munich

Nov 20, 12:30

Elpida Memory has held a ceremony in Munich, Germany to officially open its test laboratory for DRAM chips at its Munich Design Center, which began operations in May 2009 as a GDDR...

China-based touch controller supplier Pixcir expands cooperation with Taiwan-based touch panel suppliers

Nov 19, 16:07

China-based TFT-LCD driver IC and capacitive touch controller supplier Pixcir Microelectronics has recently expanded its cooperation with Taiwan-based touch panel suppliers including...

Spirox sees no risk of overspending by foundries and IC backend suppliers in 2010

Nov 18, 16:36

Taiwan-based Spirox, which provides integrated solutions from IC design through manufacturing for the semiconductor and TFT LCD high-tech industries, has commented that there will...

TUV Rheinland opens PV module testing lab in Taiwan

Nov 13, 12:37

Germany-based TUV Rheinland Group has invested 2.50 million euros to establish a photovoltaic (PV) module testing laboratory located in central Taiwan, with the opening ceremony being...

PV testing services taking off in Taiwan

Nov 13, 12:35

Germany-based TUV Rheinland, US-based Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Intertek Taiwan (set up by UK-based Intertek Group Plc) and the Taiwan government-sponsored Industrial Technology...

ChipMOS expects 4Q09 revenues to stay flat or drop slightly on quarter

Nov 12, 12:17

Packaging and testing house ChipMOS Technologies has said revenues for the fourth quarter of 2009 may remain flat or drop by single-digits compared to the third quarter. Demand for...

IC testing firms KYEC and Sigurd see revenues up slightly in October

Nov 10, 14:05

King Yuan Electronics Company (KYEC) and Sigurd Microelectronics both saw their October revenues reach the highest monthly levels for 2009. Both IC testing houses said demand from...

Chipbond and IST 4Q09 revenues to drop 20% on quarter

Nov 5, 16:23

Chipbond Technology and International Semiconductor Technology (IST) may see sequential revenue drops of almost 20% in the fourth quarter of 2009, in accordance with driver IC design...

Testing solution provider Chroma Ate sees 3Q09 profits up 63%

Oct 28, 14:48

Chroma Ate, which provides integrated and customized solutions in test and measurement instruments, saw net profits increase 63% sequentially to NT$272 million (US$8.3 million) in...

PTI raises 2009 capex; chairman bullish on 2010 memory market

Oct 28, 14:22

Memory packaging and testing house Powertech Technology (PTI) has raised its capex for 2009 to NT$7 billion (US$216 million) on optimism about the recent market rebound, according...

PTI chairman DK Tsai
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    IMEC EUV sensor dies

    IMEC has successfully qualified a chipset consisting of custom high-quality EUV sensor dies. These are now being integrated in ASML's NXE:3100 EUV lithography tools in the field,...

    Photo: Company, Oct 13.

  • ALT+Apollo+BR30+series+LED+lamb

    ALT Apollo BR30 series LED lamb

    Aeon Lighting Technology (ALT) showcased its Apollo BR30 Series LED lambs at the Light Series in Lighting + Building 2010 in German. ALT Apollo BR30 series conform to E26/E27 and...

    Photo: company, Apr 21.

  • ALT+Osiris+LED+lights

    ALT Osiris LED lights

    Aeon Lighting Technology (ALT) is showcasing its Osiris recessed light series LED lights in Lighting+Building 2010 in German. ALT said its Osiris recessed light series emit no harmful...

    Photo: company, Apr 16.

  • FormFactor+300mm+full%2Dwafer+test+solution+for+DRAM

    FormFactor 300mm full-wafer test solution for DRAM

    FormFactor has introduced its next-generation 300mm (12-inch) full-wafer-contact probe card for DRAM devices - the SmartMatrix 100 probe solution. Incorporating a proprietary probe...

    Photo: Company, Dec 11.

  • VIA+Mobile+ITX+form+factor%2Dbased+motherboard

    VIA Mobile ITX form factor-based motherboard

    VIA Technologies has announced Mobile-ITX, the latest VIA-developed open form factor specification for the creation of ultra-compact and portable embedded devices. Mobile-ITX defines...

    Photo: Ninelu Tu, DIGITIMES, Dec 4.

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