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  • Last update: Wednesday 20 August 2014 [509 news items]

Global Unichip seeing demand for 65nm and below processes rise

Jul 12, 15:07

Global Unichip has esimated that products requiring 65nm and below processing rose to account for more than 50% of its revenues in the second quarter, up from 45% in the first. The...

TSMC 2Q11 sales meet guidance

Jul 8, 14:57

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported NT$36.67 billion (US$1.28 billion) in consolidated revenues for June 2011, down 0.1% on month but up 0.9% on year. The...

Focus of solar systems turns to rooftop installations

Jul 6, 01:10

As government incentives shift focus to rooftop installations, many international solar firms have been targeting this type of installation in recent years. Governments such as those...

ProMOS struggling to find investors for private placement

Jul 1, 01:25

ProMOS Technology shareholders recently approved a company proposal to raise additional paid-in capital through private placement. But the DRAM maker has been struggling to find investors...

TSMC, UMC likely to lower capex budgets for 2011, says paper

Newswatch - Jun 22, 13:45

Taiwan's two foundry giants are likely to revise downward their capex goals for 2011 due to worries that orders in the second half of the year may not be large enough to fill their...

Foundries seeing slower growth in wafer starts for 3Q11, say sources

Jun 20, 11:16

Contract chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) have seen their clients cut back on wafer starts for the third...

UMC sees ASP pressure in 2H11

Jun 16, 01:15

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reiterated its forecasts released on April 27 that the foundry will see flat growth sequentially in both shipments and ASPs in the second...

TI reportedly cuts wafer starts at TSMC, UMC

Jun 15, 16:49

Texas Instruments (TI) has cut its orders to Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), according to sources in the industry...

UMC posts slight drop in May revenues

Jun 8, 16:56

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced revenues of NT$9.4 billion (US$328 million) for May 2011, down 1.7% on month to reach the second lowest level...

PTI, Elpida, UMC to collaborate to develop 3D IC logic+DRAM integration solution

May 31, 01:10

Taiwan-based memory packaging/testing company Powertech Technology (PTI) and wafer foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) as well as Japan-based DRAM maker Elpida Memory on May 30...

UMC announces ECB issue

Stockwatch - May 18, 16:01

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has issued five-year non-secured ECBs (euro-convertible bonds) worth US$500 million to fund equipment purchases and bolster its finances,...

UMC posts flat revenues for April

May 9, 16:05

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced net sales of NT$9.56 billion (US$335 million) for April 2011, down 0.22% sequentially but up 2.6% on year.

UMC cuts global chip outlook for 2011

Newswatch - Apr 28, 10:52

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has revised downward its growth forecast for the global semiconductor market to 5% this year from its previous estimate of 5%-10% growth,...

UMC CEO Shin-Wei Sun

UMC meets 1Q11 guidance, cautious about 2Q

Apr 27, 16:38

United Microelectronics (UMC) has said its first-quarter 2011 results came in line with its guidance. However, the contract chipmaker expressed caution about its outlook for the second...

TSMC confident of making CIGS PV modules comparable with solar cells, says chairman

Apr 26, 16:36

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) is technologically capable of producing CIGS (copper-indium-gallium-selenide) thin-film PV (photovoltaic) modules with energy conversion...

Korea, Taiwan chipmakers turn to local wafer producers for support

Apr 14, 12:15

Korea- and Taiwan-based foundry houses and memory-IC manufacturers have obtained support from their local producers of blank silicon wafers as failure of supplies from Japan still...

UMC to raise salaries by 7.5% on average

Apr 14, 01:50

United Microelectronics (UMC) has unveiled plans to raise its employees' base salaries in 2011 by 7.5% on average. The estimated pay rise doubles the level of previous years, the...

UMC says Japan fab unaffected by aftershocks

Apr 13, 14:10

United Microelectronics Corporation's (UMC) 8-inch wafer plant in Chiba Prefecture has not been affected by the latest aftershocks that struck Japan, continuing to run at normal capacity,...

UMC March revenues up 6% on-month

Apr 8, 15:44

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) saw revenues increase 6.4% on month to NT$9.59 billion (US$332 million) in March 2011, ending a five-month streak of sequential decreases.

UMC buys equipment for 3D IC manufacturing

Apr 7, 01:25

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has acquired NT$561 million (US$19 million) worth of production equipment from subsidiary Hong Bao Technology (transliterated from Chinese),...

UMC gearing up for 12-inch capacity expansion, says report

Newswatch - Apr 6, 14:20

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to allocate almost 90% of company capex for 2011 to expand capacity at its 12-inch wafer plants, Fab 12A and Fab 12i, according to...

UMC to buy Hejian shares for US$87 million

Stockwatch - Mar 17, 15:57

Taiwan-based pure-play foundry United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) plans to acquire an up to 30% stake in its China-based counterpart Hejian Technology, with a total transaction...

Foundries brace for impact of wafer shortage

Mar 14, 11:25

With the impact of Japan's massive earthquake disrupting production at silicon wafer supplier Shin-Etsu Handotai (SEH), major pure-play foundry chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

UMC to provide foundry services for Sanken Electric

Mar 11, 01:05

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has reached an agreement with Sanken Electric, under which the pure-play foundry will manufacture power semiconductor products for the Japan-based...

UMC February revenues up 4% on year

Mar 8, 16:01

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced revenues of NT$9.01 billion (US$307 million) for February 2011, up 4.3% on year. On a sequential basis, however, UMC revenues...

TSMC sales target for 2011 unchanged, says paper

Newswatch - Mar 8, 15:00

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reiterated that its target of 20% growth in 2011 sales, and earnings-before-tax growth of 20% on a long-term basis remain unchanged,...

Emerging markets to drive China foundries' growth: Q&A with Digitimes Research analyst Nobunaga Chai

Feb 24, 10:21

China's foundries may not be able to compete head-to-head against the industry's global top-three players in the most advanced process technologies, but their opportunities lie elsewhere...

Nobunaga Chai

TSMC, UMC post mixed January sales

Feb 10, 15:04

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has posted consolidated revenues of NT$ 35.37 billion (US$1.23 billion) for January 2011, up 1.4% on month and 17.4% on year.

Taiwan IC design houses see lower 1Q11 gross margins

Jan 27, 15:33

Taiwan-based IC design houses are cautious about their gross margin performance during the first quarter of 2011, due to concerns that their foundry partners are considering raising...

UMC reports record sales for 2010

Jan 26, 15:31

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced record revenues and shipments for 2010, despite seeing weaker sales in the last quarter of the year.

Switch to 8-inch wafers to provide sufficient capacity and inventory flexibility for analog IC design houses

Jan 26, 01:45

With the imminent entry of Texas Instrument's (TI) 12-inch analog IC process, Taiwan-based analog IC design houses have looked to transition to 8-inch wafers since the second half...

Kingston reportedly to buy stake in SSD controller firm JMicron

Jan 24, 11:32

Memory module supplier Kingston Technology will likely subscribe to a private placement of JMicron Technology, which specializes in controller chips for solid-state drives (SSD),...

UMC to volume produce MEMS products in 2011

Jan 20, 02:10

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) announced on January 19 the company has produced custom MEMS sensor products, with volume production scheduled for later in 2011.

UMC December revenues up 9.5% on year

Jan 7, 14:57

Foundry chipmaker United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) has announced revenues of NT$10.18 billion (US$345 million) for December 2010, up 9.53% from a year earlier. On a sequential...

SPIL reportedly seeking to buy KYEC shares from UMC

Jan 6, 01:45

Industry rumors have circulated that Siliconware Precision Industries (SPIL) is in talks with United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) about a takeover of UMC's holdings in testing...

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    300mm wafer from UMC with 11 copper layers

    SemiTech Taipei 2006: UMC showcases a 300mm wafer with 11 copper layers, manufactured on a 65nm process using triple-gate oxide (TGO) technology

    Photo: Vyacheslav Sobolev, DigiTimes, May 4.

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    SEMICON Taiwan: Hermes Liu, UMC.

    SEMICON Taiwan: Hermes Liu from UMC delivering his presentation "Microloop brings foundry and fabless closer on 65nm yield enhancement."

    Photo: Vyacheslav Sobolev, DigiTimes, Sep 13.

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