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Epistar to reach 15% GaN wafer capacity market share following FOREPI merger, says IHS

Jul 3, 15:36

Following the announcement on June 30 that Epistar is acquiring Formosa Epitaxy (FOREPI), Epistar will have over 400 MOCVD reactors including those from FOREPI's China subsidiaries,...

Wafer foundry houses to benefit from rising wearable device market

Jun 25, 15:22

Wafer foundry houses including Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) and United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) are expected to benefit from the rise of the wearable...

Solar-grade wafer makers adjust pricing in wake of US anti-subsidy measures

Jun 17, 21:26

Since the US Department of Commerce in early June imposed preliminary anti-subsidy tariffs on solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers, solar cells and PV modules imported from China,...

UMC to expand foundry capacity to fend off competition from SMIC, say sources

Jun 13, 11:30

United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC) will ramp up its capacity for 40nm processes in order to fend off increasing competition from China-based Semiconductor Manufacturing International...

18-inch wafer foundry process likely to delay to 2018

Jun 12, 14:33

The arrival of the era of 18-inch wafer foundry processes may not come until 2018 as Intel reportedly has slowed down the development of 18-inch wafers, while semiconductor equipment...

China solar-grade monocrystalline wafer maker LONGi expanding capacity

May 27, 11:47

China-based solar-grade monocrystalline silicon wafer maker Xi'an LONGi Silicon Materials has been expanding its production capacity.

China-based solar maker LDK receives bank loan to ease financial woes, say report

May 27, 11:37

China-based polysilicon and solar wafer maker LDK Solar has obtained syndicated loans of CNY2 billion (US$321 million) from 11 local banks to ease its financial troubles, according...

Taiwan solar-grade wafer makers willing to buy equipment from China-based vendors

May 21, 13:52

Taiwan-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers will give priority to second-hand unused crystal-growing furnaces supplied by China-based makers when securing equipment...

Taiwan solar-grade wafer makers uninterested in producing monocrystalline models

May 14, 15:31

While Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell makers have been generally shifting to, or increasing production of, monocrystalline solar cells to meet growing demand, Taiwan-based...

Some Taiwan solar wafer makers mulling merger with China firms

May 9, 16:24

Major China-based solar wafer makers reportedly have contacted Taiwan-based fellow makers about the possibility of mergers. Taiwan-based makers, due to continued operating losses...

PTI to acquire Nepes in Singapore

May 2, 10:44

Powertec Technology (PTI) announced on April 29 that it has entered into a share purchase agreement with Nepes to acquire Nepes Pte Ltd (NPL) in Singapore.

Taiwan market: China solar-grade wafer makers competing with local makers

Apr 22, 21:41

China-based solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers have shifted to tap the Taiwan market where demand from crystalline silicon solar cell makers has remained strong, according...

International IDMs placing short lead-time orders at Taiwan wafer foundry houses

Mar 19, 21:45

International IDMs have joined IC design companies to place wafer orders at Taiwan foundry houses due to an upsurge in demand for IC parts from downstream device vendors, according...

STATS ChipPAC introduces FlexLine wafer level packaging method

Mar 12, 16:07

STATS ChipPAC has designed and implemented a new manufacturing method for wafer level packaging (WLP). This new approach is known as FlexLine.

TSMC 20nm wafer production delayed temporarily, but will not affect shipments

Mar 11, 13:45

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) has confirmed that its 20nm wafer starts were delayed recently due to a specification issue of materials used in its CMP (chemical...

Silicon reclaim wafer market increases 14% in 2013, says SEMI

Feb 19, 12:55

The worldwide reclaim wafer market is estimated at US$460 million in 2013 and is forecast to reach US$493 million by 2015, according to SEMI. Both revenues and number of wafers reclaimed...

Silicon wafer revenues decline in 2013, says SEMI

Feb 11, 15:51

Worldwide silicon wafer revenues declined by 13% in 2013 compared to 2012, while silicon wafer area shipments increased 0.4%, according to SEMI.

300mm capacity dominates but life remains for 200mm wafer fabs, says IC Insights

Feb 5, 10:48

Nearly all new fab upgrade and construction activity has to do with 300mm wafer processing, but there is still plenty of life remaining in 200mm fabs, according to IC Insights.

UMC expects wafer shipments to rise slightly in 1Q14

Jan 27, 12:05

Pure-play foundry United Microelectronics (UMC) expects its first-quarter wafer shipments to register a marginal increase sequentially, but wafer ASPs are likely to fall about 4%...

Solar-grade wafer prices to rise to US$1.15-1.20, says Gigastorage chairman

Jan 27, 10:27

International prices for a solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers have risen to US$1.06 currently and are expected to rise to US$1.15-1.20 in February, according to chairman Chen...

Solar-grade silicon wafer prices on the rise, says SAS chairman

Jan 20, 11:39

Prices for solar-grade crystalline silicon wafers have risen from US$0.92-0.93 in the second half of 2013 to US$1 at the end of the year, and further to US$1-1.05 currently. Prices...

Taiwan solar-grade silicon wafer makers hike prices

Jan 14, 20:44

Taiwan-based makers have hiked quotes for high energy conversion rate solar-grade wafers to about US$1 per wafer due to tight supplies, according to industry sources.

TSMC adjusting capacity to meet rising orders for bumping services

Dec 16, 22:55

TSMC expects its in-house capacity for wafer bumping services will fail to satisfy customer demand, and plans to outsource more orders for 8-inch wafers for use in the manufacture...

Solar players see increased November revenues

Dec 6, 14:56

Taiwan-based crystalline silicon solar cell maker Neo Solar Power and solar-grade crystalline silicon wafer makers Green Energy Technology (GET), Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS)...

Integrated solar PV polysilicon and wafer suppliers to drive production costs below US$0.20 per watt in 2014, says Solarbuzz

Nov 20, 15:34

Average costs for vertically integrated first-tier makers are now forecast to fall yet another 6% in 2014 to a record low of US$0.20 per watt, according to Solarbuzz. Since 2008,...

GlobalWafers becomes 6th-largest semiconductor silicon wafer producer

Nov 12, 19:52

GlobalWafers has become the sixth-largest producer of semiconductor-grade silicon wafers with a global market share of 7.35%, president Doris Hsu for Sino American Silicon Products...

SDRAM market to face oversupply on more available 12-inch wafer capacity

Nov 11, 16:03

With more 12-inch wafer foundries engaged in producing specialty DRAM products, an oversupply is likely to take place in the global SDRAM memory market during the fourth quarter of...

GET aims to hike solar-grade silicon wafer ASPs 3-5% in 4Q13

Oct 23, 21:42

Green Energy Technology (GET), in view of tight supply of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers arising from increasing demand in China, Japan and emerging markets, aims to increase...

Sanan could lead in GaN LED wafer capacity by end of 2014, says IHS

Oct 18, 12:06

China-based die vendor Sanan is projected to take the lead in GaN LED wafer capacity by the end of 2014, overtaking current leader Epistar of Taiwan, according to IHS.

Silicon wafer shipments to stay flat in 2013, says SEMI

Oct 7, 14:33

Silicon wafer shipments to the global semiconductor industry are forecast to remain flat in 2013, and increase at modest levels over the next two years, according to SEMI.

Gigastorage acquires Wafering to expand solar wafer capacity

Stockwatch - Oct 1, 11:05

Solar wafer maker Gigastorage has announced the acquisition of a 100% stake in fellow maker Wafering Technology for NT$110 million (US$3.7 million) to expand production capacity.

Global wafer foundry capital spending to reach US$41 billion in 2014, says SEMI

Sep 3, 21:01

Capital spending by wafer foundry houses is expected to grow by an annual rate of 23-27% to US$41 billion in 2014 after expanding 2% to US$32.5 billion in 2013, according to SEMI.

Taiwan solar-grade silicon wafer makers expected to have improved operations in 2H13

Sep 2, 22:57

Green Energy Technology (GET), Sino-American Silicon Products (SAS) and Gigastorage, the three main Taiwan-based makers of solar-grade polycrystalline silicon wafers, are expected...

Silicon wafer shipments up 12.3% in 2Q13, says SEMI

Aug 8, 21:00

SEMI has reported that worldwide silicon wafer area shipments increased sequentially in the second quarter of 2013.

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...

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    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.

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

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    Photo: Company, Jul 18.

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    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.

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    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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