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Consolidation seen among China solar poly-Si wafer makers

Dec 14, 11:25

China-based solar-grade poly-Si wafer makers face a wave of cnsolidation as many of them have either gone bankrupt or seen financial difficulties.

TSMC Nanjing fab to start volume production in May 2018

Dec 8, 15:06

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will see its 12-inch wafer fab in Nanjing, China start volume production in May 2018, more than one quarter ahead of its original...

Digitimes Research: 12-inch silicon wafer ASP to rise 20-30% on year in 4Q17

Dec 7, 15:05

The average selling price (ASP) for 12-inch silicon wafers is estimated to surge 20-30% on year in the fourth quarter of 2017, and is expected to enjoy the same annual growth rate...

Backend IC service provider Sigurd sees bright prospect in 2018

Dec 5, 14:36

Taiwan-based IC packaging and testing house Sigurd Microelectronics is expected to enjoy strong revenue performance in 2018 due to more orders from Amazon for its smart speaker chips,...

Changelight orders MOCVD sets from Aixtron

Dec 4, 12:10

China-based LED epitaxial wafer and chip maker Xiamen Changelight has placed an order with Germany-based Aixtron SE for several sets of AIX 2800G4-TM MOCVD equipment for producing...

Digitimes Research: SiC, GaN power semiconductor markets to grow fast through 2025

Nov 30, 16:15

While silicon remains the mainstream power semiconductor material, silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN) are seen more suitable for power semiconductor devices needed by...

Coopetition and coexistence in IC industry: Q&A with ASE COO Wu Tien-yu

Nov 30, 11:11

The global semiconductor industry is experiencing faster quantitative and qualitative changes along with the increasingly fierce coopetition among wafer foundry, IDM (integrated advanced...

ASE COO Wu Tien-yu

Downstream players scrambling to build up inventories amid tight wafer supply

Nov 29, 16:36

The semiconductor supply chain - especially chip vendors - as well as downstream distribution channels and end-market customers, are rushing to pile up inventories by the end of 2017,...

GlobalWafers inks deal with client for supply beyond 2020, says report

Nov 29, 14:09

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, a silicon wafer supplier, has signed a multiple-year contract with one of its customers to ensure its sufficient supply of silicon wafers after 2020, according...

Global Unichip opens new office in Nanjing

Nov 23, 11:59

Taiwan-based Global Unichip, a fabless ASIC design house, has announced the opening of a new branch office in Nanjing, China where its major foundry partner Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing...

Nova to see more orders from memory clients in 2018

Nov 21, 14:34

Taiwan-based Nova Technology, an expert in integrating water, gas and chemical engineering systems for semiconductor, photonics and other high-tech sectors, is expected to capture...

Nova Tech chairman Liang Chin-li

China PV makers seek narrower price gap between mono-Si, poly-Si wafers

Nov 20, 10:08

Prices for solar mono-Si wafer should be higher than poly-Si ones by CNY0.4-0.5 (US$0.06-0.08), China-based solar cell and PV module makers have said, countering remarks Xi'an LONGi...

Reasonable price gap between mono-Si, poly-Si wafers at US$0.14-0.15, estimates LONGi

Nov 15, 14:48

The reasonable pricing gap between solar mono-Si and poly-Si wafers should see the former at higher levels than the latter by US$0.14-0.15 a piece, according to Li Zhenguo, chairman...

Silicon wafer shipments hit record high in 3Q17, says SEMI

Nov 13, 10:55

Worldwide silicon wafer area shipments continued trending up in the third quarter of 2017, increasing 0.7% sequentially and hitting a new high in terms of quarterly shipments, according...

UMC posts record October revenues

Nov 10, 10:48

Pure-play IC foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has announced consolidated revenues of NT$13.81 billion (US$457.6 million) for October 2017, rising 16.4% sequentially and hitting...

GlobalWafers posts record revenues, profits for 3Q17

Nov 9, 11:41

Taiwan-based GlobalWafers, a silicon wafer supplier, has reported net profits of NT$1.65 billion (US$54.7 million) on consolidated revenues of NT$11.98 billion for the third quarter...

Strong demand prompts VIS to mull new fab plan

Nov 8, 14:08

Specialty IC foundry Vanguard International Semiconductor (VIS) is evaluating the feasibility of establishing a new fab or buying an existing one to ramp up capacity to meet increasing...

VIS chairman Fang Leuh

TSMC 3nm fab construction to kick off in 2020, chairman says

Nov 6, 13:47

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) founder and chairman Morris Chang said at a recent company event that the pure-play foundry will start constructing its advanced...

TSMC chairman Morris Chang

Wafer Works 3Q17 profits boom

Nov 6, 13:15

Silicon wafer supplier Wafer Works has reported net profits of NT$112 million (US$3.71 million) for the third quarter of 2017, which already exceeded the NT$75.74 million generated...

Wafer test specialist CHPT optimistic about performance in 2018

Nov 6, 09:52

IC testing solution provider Chunghwa Precision Test Tech (CHPT) has expressed optimism about its sales prospects for 2018 due to stable orders for application processor (AP) test...

Micron runs foundries smartly with AI, big data

Oct 27, 15:22

Emerging technologies, such as cloud, mobile, and social media, have driven exponential growths in global data, propelled information system reforms, and supported business transformation...

Micron optimizes its overall performance through AI and big data solutions

UMC profits hit 9-quarter high

Oct 26, 11:40

Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) has reported net profits of NT$3.47 billion (US$114.9 million) for the third quarter of 2017, up 65.5% sequentially and hitting a nine-quarter...

URE seeks investments from solar wafer makers

Oct 23, 12:05

United Renewable Energy (URE), a vertically-integrated PV firm to be established through consolidation of three existing solar cell makers, hopes to recruit local solar wafer suppliers...

NSP chairman and CEO Sam Hong

Taiwan foundries seeing brisk demand from fabless firms

Oct 20, 15:46

Taiwan-based IC foundries including 8-inch ones have seen orders from their local fabless clients grow, which would indicate a particularly strong fourth quarter for Taiwan's IC industry,...

IC makers maximize 300mm, 200mm wafer capacity, says IC Insights

Oct 20, 10:19

With the prospects of large 450mm wafers going nowhere, IC manufacturers are increasing efforts to maximize fabrication plants using 300mm and 200mm diameter silicon substrates. The...

TSMC 3Q17 profits slip

Oct 19, 15:27

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has reported net profits of NT$89.93 billion (US$2.97 billion) on consolidated revenues of NT$252.11 billion for the third quarter...

TSMC saw profits drop on year in 3Q17

Nanya ramping 20nm process output

Oct 18, 14:15

Nanya Technology has started volume shipments of 20nm 4Gb DDR3 chips, and is scheduled to enter mass production of 20nm 8Gb DDR4 chips in the fourth quarter of 2017, according to...

Pei-Ing Lee, president for Nanya

SEMI forecasts record silicon wafer shipments

Oct 17, 15:01

Worldwide shipments of polished and epitaxial silicon wafers are forecast to total 11.448 billion square inches in 2017, exceeding the market high set in 2016, according to SEMI.

Demand for 12-inch silicon wafers to surge in China

Oct 13, 14:23

Demand for blank 12-inch silicon wafers is set to increase to 1.1-1.3 million pieces per month in China in 2018, up from the current 500,000 units, according to local media.

Pure-play foundries boosting presence in China

Oct 12, 10:58

With the rise of fabless IC companies in China, demand for foundry services in the country has also increased. In total, pure-play foundry sales in China are expected to increase...

Service-oriented corporate culture counts most in foundry sector, says Morris Chang

Oct 11, 14:43

Once describing Intel and Samsung Electronics as "700-pound gorillas" when commenting on his company's two major competitors, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) chairman...

Morris Chang, chairman of TSMC

TSMC 3nm fab plan to create huge biz opportunities for supply chains

Oct 5, 14:06

The decision made by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing (TSMC) to build its 3nm wafer fab in the Southern Taiwan Science Park has won acclaims from both member firms of the TSMC Grand...

Commentary: Triple-win decision for TSMC to build 3nm wafer fab in Taiwan

Oct 2, 14:48

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has recently decided to set up the world's first 3nm wafer fab in the Southern Taiwan Science Park (STSP) after gaining government...

Staying focused on profitability: Q&A with UMC co-president SC Chien

Oct 2, 11:45

United Microelectronics (UMC) recently disclosed plans to expand its 28nm process offering by launching 28nm HPC and 28nm HPC Plus nodes, and introduce a further improved version...

UMC co-president SC Chien

China makers setting up solar poly-Si wafer plants

Sep 29, 13:02

China-based Shunfeng International Clean Energy, CETC Shanxi New Energy Technology and Tongwei Group are constructing solar poly-Si wafer plants with annual production capacities...

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  • Winbond+SpiStack+memories

    Winbond SpiStack memories

    Winbond Electronics has announced an expansion of its flash product portfolio with the introduction of a family of stackable SpiFlash memory devices. The new SpiStack W25M Series...

    Photo: Company, Mar 30.

  • Micron+16nm+flash+die

    Micron 16nm flash die

    Micron Technology has announced the sampling of its 16nm, 128Gb MLC NAND flash memory devices, designed for applications like SSDs, USB drives and flash memory cards, tablets, ultra-thin...

    Photo: Company, Jul 23.

  • KLA%2DTencor+2910+series+optical+inspection+system+and+eDR%2D7100+e%2Dbeam+review+tool

    KLA-Tencor 2910 series optical inspection system and eDR-7100 e-beam review tool

    KLA-Tencor has announced the new 2910 series optical wafer defect inspection platform with NanoPoint technology and the new eDR-7100 electron-beam wafer defect review system. Meeting...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

  • KLA%2DTencor+Surfscan+SP3

    KLA-Tencor Surfscan SP3

    KLA-Tencor has announced a new generation in the Surfscan family of wafer defect and surface quality inspection systems: the Surfscan SP3. As the first unpatterned wafer inspection...

    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

  • Canon+202x205mm+image+sensor

    Canon 202x205mm image sensor

    Canon has developed what it claims is the world's largest CMOS image sensor, with a chip size measuring 202x205mm. The newly-developed CMOS sensor is among the largest chips that...

    Photo: Company, Sep 10.

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