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TSMC 16nm FinFET rollout to come earlier than expected, says Digitimes Research analyst

Nov 8, 14:03

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is expected to ramp up 20nm production ahead of schedule, and also put its 16nm FinFET process into production far earlier than expected,...

TSMC and Morris Chang

Samsung reportedly delays new logic fab construction

Nov 5, 21:53

Samsung Electronics is likely to put off the construction of a new logic fabrication facility dubbed Line-17, due to the possibility of losing a portion of orders for Apple's next-generation...

Motech, NSP deny merger rumors

Nov 5, 10:51

The latest rumors regarding a possible merger between Taiwan-based solar cell makers Motech and Neo Solar Power (NSP) have been denied by both firms. In addition, rumors regarding...

Topco 3Q12 profits up almost 40%

Nov 2, 14:58

Net profits at Topco Scientific, which distributes semiconductor materials and equipment, registered a 38.4% sequential increase in the third quarter of 2012, while revenues slipped...

Semiconductor equipment maker Gudeng to post another record sales quarter

Nov 1, 14:45

Revenues at IC front-end tool supplier Gudeng Precision Industrial are likely to register another sequential increase in the fourth quarter of 2012, after climbing to record high...

UMC sees decrease in 4Q12 shipments

Oct 31, 16:00

United Microelectronics (UMC) saw its revenues increase about 3% sequentially in the third quarter of 2012, despite having lower shipments for the quarter, according to the foundry...

TSMC to post growth over next 4 years, says CEO

Oct 26, 11:25

TSMC expects to post growth, or even strong growth, from 2013 to 2016, as the foundry's technological leadership will allow it to attract more orders for chips used in smartphones...

Morris Chang sees company growth in the years ahead

TSMC expects sales rebound following two-quarter dip

Oct 25, 15:39

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) expects its consolidated revenues to decrease about 8% sequentially in the fourth quarter of 2012, followed by another modest dip...

Equipment maker Mirle 3Q12 sales dip

Oct 24, 12:02

Mirle Automation has announced that consolidated revenues for the third quarter of 2012 slipped 1.1% sequentially to NT$1.32 billion (US$45 million). Accumulated revenues for January-September...

TSMC to build pilot line for development of 18-inch wafer and 7nm process, says paper

Newswatch - Oct 24, 11:41

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has bought a land lot of 14.32 hectares in the Chunan base of Hsinchu Science Park (HSP) for NT$3.2 billion (US$109.1 million), and...

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...

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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.

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    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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