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Digitimes Research: Taiwan foundry growth to reach 6.2% in 2013

Oct 16, 14:07

The semiconductor foundry industry in Taiwan is forecast to register growth of 11.8% and 6.2% in output value in 2012 and 2013, respectively, according to Digitimes Research. Growth...

TSMC 4Q12 sales may fall at least 10%

Oct 16, 12:29

Consolidated revenues at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) climbed to a record NT$141.375 billion (US$4.84 billion) in the third quarter of 2012. However, the foundry...

TSMC September performance meets market expectations

Oct 9, 16:15

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced unconsolidated net sales of NT$42.82 billion (US$1.46 billion) for September, a decrease of 12.4% on month and an increase...

ProMOS announces massive layoffs

Oct 4, 01:10

DRAM chipmaker ProMOS Technologies has announced plans to lay off as many as 1,300 employees as part of its restructuring project. The number of jobs affected is higher than the expected...

TSMC 3Q12 sales likely to grow over 10%

Sep 28, 11:58

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to report sales growth of more than 10% sequentially for the third quarter of 2012, beating the foundry's guidance given...

Major foundries show mixed progress toward advanced process nodes

Sep 27, 13:58

Major IC foundries have made mixed progress in developing their businesses in the advanced process market, according to industry sources. There likely be an ever widening technology...

IC design firms seeing strong demand from China smartphone market

Sep 27, 13:54

The expanding smartphone market in China has caused the supply of related chips, such as LCD driver ICs, touchscreen controller ICs and analog chips, to fall short of demand, according...

TSMC 2013 capex to top US$10 billion, says report

Newswatch - Sep 27, 12:00

While Samsung Electronics reportedly plans to halve its 2013 capital expenditure (capex), Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to raise its capex for the...

TSMC, chipset players receiving follow-up orders for iPhone 5, say sources

Sep 26, 11:36

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and chipset players have experienced a new wave of follow-up orders from Apple recently due to stronger than expected sales of iPhone...

Asustek to launch second-generation Padfone in October

Sep 25, 01:20

Asustek Computer is set to announce its second-generation Padfone on October 16 as Qualcomm's processor supply has returned to normal due to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's...

Chipset solution supply to play a key role in year-end smartphone sales, say sources

Sep 24, 12:08

The ability of smartphone vendors to secure sufficient supplies of key components, particularly chipset solutions, will be crucial for them to win in the sales competition during...

Renesas to shift foundry orders away from Powerchip, report says

Newswatch - Sep 19, 14:07

Renesas Electronics is looking to shift its foundry orders for driver ICs used in Apple's iOS devices to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), and will discontinue its...

Rumors circulate again about Apple mulling CPU supplier change

Sep 14, 15:11

Rumors have begun to circulate the chip industry again that Apple has been in talks with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) about the design flow of its next-generation...

Commentary: Global solar market losing energy

Sep 14, 11:15

Since the second quarter of 2011, the global solar market has been a ship trying to sail in a hurricane. Solar markets in Europe and the US have been building up trade barriers while...

Top-5 spenders to represent 64% of total chip capex in 2012, says IC Insights

Sep 12, 16:35

Intel and four other large semiconductor suppliers are expected to account for almost two-thirds of industry-wide capital expenditures in 2012, according to IC Insights. The top-5...

TSMC expects 3Q12 sales to slightly top guidance

Sep 11, 01:10

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has announced sales results for August 2012, and said that overall revenues for the ongoing third quarter are set to slightly exceed...

Micron expresses interest in partnering with TSMC

Sep 6, 13:39

Micron Technology is striving to establish strategic cooperation with Taiwan-based contract chipmakers, according to company CEO Mark Durcan. Companies such as Taiwan Semiconductor...

Micron CEO says company seeking cooperation with Taiwan IC foundries

Front-end fab equipment spending to grow 17% in 2013, says SEMI

Sep 6, 11:38

Total fab spending for equipment needed to ramp fabs, upgrade technology nodes, and expand or change wafer size could increase 16.7% in 2013 to reach a new record high of US$42.7...

TSMC reportedly cuts stake in SMIC

Newswatch - Sep 6, 11:35

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has sold off almost 191 million shares of Semiconductor Manufacturing International (SMIC) at HK$0.291 (US$0.04) each, cutting its...

Sufficient wafer supply to enable MediaTek to fulfill orders for September

Sep 5, 15:16

MediaTek is able to feel relief now that wafer shipments from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have become sufficient, which will enable the handset solution vendor...

TSMC looks to build pilot 18-inch wafer line in 2016-2017

Sep 5, 12:17

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is on track in the development of 18-inch (450mm) wafers with the possibility to build a pilot line in 2016-2017 followed by mass...

TSMC executive says company to make 10nm chips on 18-inch wafers with mass production slated for 20

TSMC to see revenues decline in August-September

Aug 31, 11:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to see its monthly revenues for August and September drop to NT$43.5-44.5 billion (US$1.45-1.48 billion) from NT$48.53...

TSMC has no good reason to accept investment from particular clients, says Digitimes Research

Aug 30, 15:23

A recent Bloomberg report cited unnamed sources as saying that Apple and Qualcomm had been rebuffed in separate attempts to invest cash in Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Backend firms expect orders for 28nm chips to pick up

Aug 29, 16:10

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is producing 28nm process ICs for Qualcomm and the first batch of shipments will be delivered to packaging and testing houses in...

Mass production of 18-inch wafers may extend to 2018

Aug 28, 01:10

Despite having investment from Intel, TSMC and Samsung Electronics, the 18-inch wafer generation anticipated by ASML may be delayed from 2016 to 2018. In addition, non-ASML equipment...

Samsung follows Intel, TSMC to invest in ASML

Aug 27, 16:39

ASML announced August 27 that Samsung Electronics has committed to contribute EUR276 million (US$346 million) to its R&D of next generation lithography technologies over five...

OmniVision reportedly mulls buying stake in China foundry

Aug 27, 11:14

CMOS image sensor vendor OmniVision Technologies is looking to buy a stake in Wuhan Xinxin Semiconductor Manufacturing, a 12-inch wafer fab in China, according to industry sources.

MediaTek expects flat August revenues due to wafer shortages

Aug 22, 14:59

MediaTek has seen higher than expected orders for smartphone chips from China-based branded and white-box vendors, but expects its consolidated revenues for August to stay flat at...

JMicron uses TSMC 55nm process to make SATA 6G/s SSD controller ICs

Aug 22, 01:00

JMicron Technology will adopt Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 55nm process for the production of its JMF667 controller ICs for SATA 6G/s SSDs, becoming the first...

Apple the driving force behind Samsung foundry business, says IC Insights

Aug 21, 15:37

IC Insights has published its ranking of the forecast 2012 top 12 IC foundries (pure-play and IDM). TSMC, by far, is expected to remain the leading foundry. TSMC's 2012 sales are...

TSMC 28nm process yields break 80%, says report

Newswatch - Aug 21, 13:44

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) 28nm processes have topped a yield rate of 80%, the Chinese-language Commercial Times cited unnamed equipment suppliers...

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TSMC unveils 100MHz access speed embedded flash IP

Aug 17, 14:11

TSMC has unveiled what it claims is the foundry segment's first 100MHz flash memory single-cycle access speed 90nm embedded flash IP targeting a wide range of automotive, communications...

VIS seeing orders from TSMC fall, says report

Newswatch - Aug 16, 15:46

Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS), which has been working closely with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on processes development and outsourcing schemes,...

TSMC to allocate US$2.4 billion to grow advanced technology capacity

Aug 15, 10:18

The board of directors of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on August 14 approved capital appropriations totaling about US$2.41 billion for expanding and upgrading...

TSMC July sales up 12%

Aug 10, 14:38

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported consolidated revenues of NT$48.53 billion (US$1.62 billion) for July 2012, up 11.7% on month and 37% on year.

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    Altera 28nm Stratix V FPGA

    Altera has announced its next-generation 28nm Stratix V FPGA family, which offers up to 1.6Tbps of serial switching capability. Manufactured on TSMC's 28nm HP process, the Stratix...

    Photo: Company, Apr 21.

  • Altera+Stratix+IV+FPGA+family

    Altera Stratix IV FPGA family

    Altera has announced silicon availability of 40nm field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) for communications, broadcast, test, medical and military applications. The new Altera FPGA...

    Photo: Company, Dec 18.

  • TSMC%3A+Steady+semiconductor+industry+growth+to+persist+for+at+least+a+decade

    TSMC: Steady semiconductor industry growth to persist for at least a decade

    Kenneth Kin, senior vice president of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)'s worldwide sales and service unit is confident of seeing the semiconductor industry maintain...

    Photo: Andrea Liu, DigiTimes, Jun 23.

  • TSMC+chairman+Morris+Chang+shows+300mm+wafer+technology+at+SemiTech

    TSMC chairman Morris Chang shows 300mm wafer technology at SemiTech

    TSMC chairman Morris Chang shows a 300mm wafer with copper pad and bumping, made by TSMC, to Taiwan's Premier Su Tseng-chang at SemiTech Taipei 2006

    Photo: Vyacheslav Sobolev, DigiTimes, May 4.

  • TSMC+showcases+world%27s+first+0%2E13%2Dmicron+wafer+

    TSMC showcases world's first 0.13-micron wafer

    The world's first 12-inch wafer fabbed using a 0.13-micron process, produced by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, is on display at the company's booth at Semicon China.

    Photo: Cage Chao, DigiTimes, Mar 23.

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