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Xilinx, TSMC reach volume production on 28nm 3D ICs

Oct 21, 15:16

Xilinx and TSMC have jointly announced production release of the Virtex-7 HT family, what the pair claims is the industry's first heterogeneous 3D ICs in production.

Morris Chang to relinquish role as TSMC CEO by June 2014

Oct 17, 22:42

Morris Chang has reiterated plans to step down as TSMC's CEO by mid-2014, but remain a "hands-on" chairman.

TSMC chairman and CEO Morris Chang

TSMC expects 10.5% revenue decrease in 4Q13

Oct 17, 15:31

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects its fourth-quarter revenues to decline about 10.5% sequentially, due to an inventory correction currently experienced by...

IC suppliers unlikely to cut orders at TSMC in 4Q13

Oct 11, 12:05

The high wafer shipment growth recorded by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) in August and September indicates that global IC suppliers are not pessimistic about their...

TSMC 3Q13 sales in line with guidance

Oct 9, 15:24

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported record consolidated revenues of NT$55.38 billion (US$1.88 billion) for September 2013. Consolidated sales for the third...

Inspection tool maker HMI posts record September, 3Q13 revenues

Oct 7, 13:59

Hermes Microvision (HMI), which provides electron beam (e-beam) inspection tools and solutions for the production of semiconductors, has reported record consolidated revenues for...

TSMC to spend record budget on R&D in 2013

Oct 3, 21:59

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) R&D spending, which reached almost NT$40 billion (US$1.36 billion) in 2012, is expected to hit another all-time high in 2013,...

Pure-play foundries spending big, says IC Insights

Oct 3, 11:20

Semiconductor capital spending has increased significantly among pure-play foundries, as more IDMs shift to a fabless/fab-lite business model while new foundry participants intensify...

TSMC to cover 60-70% of Apple A8 chip production, says report

Sep 30, 15:43

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will handle the majority of the manufacturing for Apple's next-generation A8 processors, and the remainder will go to Samsung Electronics,...

TSMC co-chief operating officer Chiang to retire

Sep 30, 14:18

TSMC has announced that executive VP and co-chief operating officer overseeing R&D, Shang-yi Chiang, will retire from the company on October 31, 2013. The R&D organization...

Americas region remains largest market for pure-play foundry sales, says IC Insights

Sep 27, 10:55

Customers in the Americas region (primarily the US) are expected to account for nearly two-thirds of pure-play foundry sales in 2013, a slight increase from 2012, according to IC...

TSMC stepping up purchases of 20nm manufacturing equipment

Sep 26, 11:30

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has stepped up its purchases of manufacturing equipment for its 20nm process which is slated to enter volume production in the first...

Samsung to build 20nm foundry capacity, sources say

Sep 23, 21:36

Samsung Electronics plans to build up foundry capacity of 30,000 wafers operating at 20nm, signaling that it is joining rival TSMC in the process race, according to industry source...

Leading-edge 28nm to drive pure-play foundry sales growth in 2013, says IC Insights

Sep 23, 14:07

All of the increase in pure-play foundry sales in 2013 is expected to come from 28nm and more advanced process technologies, according to IC Insights.

TSMC and OIP ecosystem partners deliver 16FinFET and 3D IC reference flows

Sep 17, 21:20

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has released three silicon-validated reference flows within the Open Innovation Platform (OIP) that enable 16FinFET system-on-chip...

TSMC 12-inch fabs running at 75-80% of capacity, say sources

Sep 12, 12:10

The capacity utilization rates of 12-inch fabs at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) have dropped to 75-80% recently as slow demand for high-end smartphones in the...

TSMC August sales up, UMC down

Sep 10, 14:36

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its August consolidated revenues increase 5.7% sequentially, while fellow foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics' (UMC) sales...

Fabless-foundry model remains major trend, says Qualcomm executive

Sep 5, 12:02

The fabless-foundry business model is still a major trend in the semiconductor industry, whereas the IDM model that achieves efficiency through vertical integration has proven it...

Qualcomm

Globalfoundries growing its 28nm customer base, says CEO

Sep 4, 12:39

At least more than 12 companies have adopted 28nm chips manufactured by Globalfoundries, said company CEO Ajit Manocha on September 3.

Globalfoundries CEO Ajit Manocha

TSMC to raise 2014 capex to record US$11 billion, says report

Newswatch - Sep 2, 14:54

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to boost volume output of 20nm chips by increasing its capex for the year to a record US$11 billion, the Chinese-language...

SEMICON Taiwan 2013: Forums draw TSMC, Globalfoundries

Sep 2, 10:50

A series of technology forums will be held at SEMICON Taiwan 2013, which takes palce from September 4-6, to discuss industry trends, challenges and technologies for future semiconductor...

Foundries to use part of 28nm equipment for 20nm chip production

Aug 29, 11:40

Foundry chipmakers plan to use part of their 28nm production equipment for the manufacture of 20nm chips, as they are aware of a potential oversupply of 28nm chips, according to industry...

Short lead-time orders likely to buoy TSMC 4Q13 sales, says report

Newswatch - Aug 23, 14:42

Short lead-time orders for chips used in smartphones and games consoles are expected to lift Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC) capacity utilization rates and buoy...

IC Insights names TSMC as top IC supplier in 2Q13

Aug 21, 09:58

IC Insights has applied the "final market value" sales multiplier to TSMC's quarterly revenues and compared them to Intel's quarterly IC sales, and found that TSMC's "final...

China tablet chipset vendors shifting 28nm process orders away from TSMC, say sources

Aug 20, 11:41

Following the steps of Qualcomm, some China-based tablet chipset vendors reportedly have also slashed their 28nm orders at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) as they...

TSMC board approves US$1.9 billion for advanced process capacity expansion

Aug 14, 11:10

The board of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) on August 13 approved a capital appropriation in the amount of US$1.925 billion for the purpose of installing, expanding...

Delayed fingerprint sensor production to limit initial shipments of iPhone 5S to 3-4 million units in 3Q13, say sources

Aug 12, 15:51

Production of Apple's next iPhone, commonly referred to be the iPhone 5S and is scheduled to be unveiled on September 10, could reach only 3-4 million units in the third quarter of...

TSMC revenues down in July, UMC up

Aug 9, 15:14

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) saw its July 2013 revenues drop 3.6% from those of June, while fellow foundry services provider United Microelectronics (UMC) enjoyed...

Qualcomm to switch 28nm HKMG wafer orders from TSMC to Globalfoundries, say sources

Aug 6, 22:23

Qualcomm reportedly will switch 10,000 units, or 20% of its orders for 28nm HKMG wafers, from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to Globalfoundries starting September...

Qualcomm to shift some mobile AP orders away from TSMC, sources say

Aug 5, 10:43

Qualcomm is looking to shift some of its mobile application processor orders from Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) to other foundry services providers, according...

TSMC lands pull-in orders for 28nm chips from Greater China IC design firms

Jul 29, 15:26

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has been contracted by a number of Greater China IC design houses to manufacture their 28nm chip solutions, according to industry...

TSMC Solar aims at energy conversion rate of 17% for CIGS PV modules in 2014, says paper

Newswatch - Jul 24, 13:37

TSMC Solar, a CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV module maker established by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), aims to hike energy conversion rates...

TSMC takes on rivals with Grand Alliance strategy, says Chang

Jul 19, 14:14

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) chairman and CEO Morris Chang, at a July 18 investors conference, talked about the importance of the foundry's close ties with customers...

TSMC chairman and CEO Morris Chang

TSMC IC shipments surpass 4 million 8-inch wafer equivalents in 2Q13

Jul 18, 18:54

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) shipped ICs equivalent to 4.034 million 8-inch wafers during the second quarter of 2013, increasing 13.0% on quarter and 19.0% on...

TSMC expects up to 5% revenue growth in 3Q13

Jul 18, 16:08

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects its third-quarter revenues to log only 3-5% sequential growth, as an inventory correction will take place in the IC supply...

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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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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